The Pelican Club

4.6
3095 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
We are following all government guidelines set forth to ensure that our guests and staff stay safe and healthy.

"COOLinary" New Orleans! We are offering a three course meal starting at $45, from July 29th - September 5th.
All menu items are also available a la carte.

We are open for dine in, and take out when available.

We are accepting reservations for our dining rooms, and outdoor seating on Exchange Alley. Seating at the bar is on a first-come, first-served basis. Specific seating requests will be honored based upon availability, but are not guaranteed.

Our dress code is "dressy casual", we encourage our guests to look nice. Gentlemen are NOT required to wear a jacket or tie, but we do kindly ask you remove your hat. Sleeveless shirts are prohibited for men, shorts are allowed.

We are not able to split checks at this time, however we are happy to accept up to five forms of payment.
Large parties of 6 or more will have a 20% gratuity added to their check.
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Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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vipFinediners
New Orleans
72 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our top go to places. We are always extremely happy with whatever we order.

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JosephS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must visit place in New Orleans. Service was awesome; these guys didnt even let my water run empty. Food was amazingly good. Everything came out just at the right time so you were not waiting with drity dishes on your table. Will definitely be coming here to eat again.

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you, JosephS, for choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to share your positive feedback. We really appreciate your kind words and 5 STAR rating! We can't wait to welcome you back again soon!

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MaryS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the Pelican Club several times and we have never been disappointed. Great service, excellent meal, and they are very accommodating.

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thanks so much, MaryS! We are so grateful to have had the pleasure of serving you and to receive your 5 STAR review! Thank you! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Denise was an outstanding waitress! She made our experience 10 times better. Her energy and knowledge played the star role in our dining experience. My friends from out of town were able to experience the true spirit of New Orleans.

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to share your very kind words! We are so thrilled to have served you and to give you and your friends a true taste of New Orleans! Thank you for your 5 STAR rating! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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marcok
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome, perfect place and the food is incredible,

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you, marcok, for dining with us and for your 5 STAR rating! We are so thrilled you enjoyed your experience and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon again!

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DonnaA
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my .... All six of us exclaimed pleasure with our meals! One even declared it was
the best total meal he'd had here in New Orleans! I was delighted with the baked oyster appetizer. My second course was the paella style jambalaya...so tasty and full.
My friends had the paneed gulf fish ... perfectly cooked. For dessert we had bread pudding and crème brulees. The service was excellent, professional....
I also enjoyed the art work on the walls....great classy atmosphere.

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you so much, DonnaA! We are elated to receive your kind words and 5 STAR rating! Thank you for choosing to dine with us! We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon!

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AmandaB
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Really disappointed in this restaurant ( celebrating birthday). Let me preface by stating, I got the reservation time wrong. I thought our reservation was for 7 pm and it was for 8pm. Earlier in the day, I had booked a carriage ride for 9 pm thinking dinner was at 7, not 8.
We showed up at 7, only to be told it was for 8 pm. No big deal, we walked around the French quarter for a bit. We were seated around 7:45.
We ordered from the Coolinary menu. My husband ordered the shrimp bisque (a la cart), the crab and shrimp rigotte 1st course, NY strip 2nd course and white chocolate bread pudding 3rd course. I ordered the escargot, lobster and shrimp, and coconut cream pie.
The server, a gentleman wearing a red tie (I don’t recall his name), wasn’t super friendly. I ordered a lemonade and husband hadwater. After delivering the lemonade we saw him once more while the 2nd course was being delivered and then not again. He never checked on us again (prob because we were not drinking).
My husband’s bisque came out pretty quickly and he seemed to enjoy it, but we waited quite awhile for the first course (close to 30 mins). My escargot was great and the husbands was good too. When the 2nd course finally arrived almost an hour after being seated, I asked the young man that brought the food to box our desserts and to please ask our server for the check explaining that we had a reservation for a carriage ride in 20 mins. A few mins go by and our server brought out the vegetable side my husband had ordered because it was forgotten. I asked him to please box the desserts and settle the check because of the other reservation. He said he would do it. I had to ask another server a 3rd time for the check and desserts. We never received the desserts so no idea if they were good.
Husband said his steak was very good. Mine was awful. I’ve never had lobster so rubbery in my life. Pretty sure if I dropped it on the floor it would have bounced. The shrimp had a strong iodine taste. Yuck.

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you for choosing to dine with us, AmandaB, and for taking the time to share your detailed feedback. We are sorry to learn you were disappointed with your experience! We will share your comments and address them with our team. We hope you will give us another chance to serve you!

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PuettHines
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. Service was fun. Felt pretty safe eating outside.

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you, PruettHines, for dining with us and for taking the time to share your positive feedback and 5 STAR rating! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience! We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon!

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vipKiSt
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful evening at Pelican Club with Denise! We hope the credit card system returned to normal. Thank you, again, for a great night!

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thanks so much, KiSt, for dining with us and for your positive feedback and 5 STARS! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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DaBunny1
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant. We especially love the Coolinary menu and excellent selection of cocktails and wine.

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thanks so much, DaBunny1! We are so thrilled you chose to dine with us and that you took the time to let us know about your experience! Thank you for your kind words and 5 STAR rating! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine, authentic New Orleans experience.

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vipCassandraE
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Do not dine with D. Drew K. The experience was horrifying and the food could not make up for that. In the end the server argued with us about how we computed our bill and we had to question his math as well. I definitely think that there was something shady going on. It’s so disappointing when an experience is so terrible you cannot return to an establishment. D. Drew K = worst money spent ever.

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DoctorSCW
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pelican Club was absolutely phenomenal! The service, ambiance and food were all perfect. The staff is very attentive, and it was nice to have the chef come to our table to ask how all of the food was. Even though it was a Friday evening, the noise level was not loud and the restaurant was filled. You can not go wrong with anything on the menu!

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ADPdN
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in the New Orleans area. I’m not exaggerating. I regularly go to Commander’s Palace and Restaurant Revolution, and many other places besides—The Pelican Club is on-par and even better than many of them. I wish I could eat here every day. It’s that good.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an incredible time! Absolutely loved our waitress Denise. She made the already good experience better! We had the rack of lamb and I got the fried fish with crab remoulade and the fish was sheep’s head which is one of my favorites. The heirloom tomato’s and burrata with fresh made pesto where very good too. And not to mention the pecan pie! All desserts are homemade daily and damn it was good! Over all a high end dining experience with excellent chef’s! Exactly what I was looking for tonight!

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 18, 2021

Wow! Thank you so very much for your very kind words. We are so thrilled to know you enjoyed your experience! Thank you for your 5 STAR rating! We look forward to the pleasure of serving you again soon!

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BelindaS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s often tough to find vegan options at finer dining venues. We decided to give The Pelican Club a try since their prix fix menu offered a 3-course meal with one vegan option for each course. We both had the carrot ginger soup, vegan salad, and curry, and all were amazing. My only suggestion would be to offer more vegan options, because the chef obviously knows how to do vegan right!

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 18, 2021

BelindaS - thanks so much for choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to share your positive feedback! We love receiving 5 STAR reviews and knowing you fully enjoyed your vegan experience! We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon!

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CharlesC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Servuce and food were impeccable. Great experience!!

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 18, 2021

Thank you for dining with us, CharlesC, and for taking the time to share your kind words! We love receiving 5 STAR reviews and knowing you fully enjoyed your experience! We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon!

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MariaP
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so darn delicious! I walked out bigger than what I walked in. I loved it here!

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 18, 2021

We love serving you, MariaP! We are so thrilled you chose to dine with us and to know you enjoyed! Thank you for your kind words and 5 STAR rating! We hope to welcome you back soon again!

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dipan
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly an amazing restaurant with high-quality food. service was very friendly. Would definitely recommend to others. also looking forward to coming back

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 19, 2021

Thank you, dipan, for choosing to dine with us! We are so happy to know you enjoyed and we really appreciate your very kind words and 5 STAR rating! They truly mean the world to us! We can't wait to welcome you back soon!

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Gappy
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Was very disappointed in the Pelican club.
The service was not up to par
The coolinary menu was misleading. It was 49 dollars for a three course menu but most items had an added surcharge
The noise level was so high we could hear our selves talking.
Will not return.

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 18, 2021

We are so sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience, Gappy. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. We will share your comments with our team. We sincerely hope you will give us another chance!

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vipRebeccaC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Celebrated a friend taking her LSAT. Coolinary experience was delicious. Slow service but seemed understaffed and the waitors were definitely very hardworking.

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 19, 2021

Thank you for celebrating with us, RebeccaC! We appreciate your feedback and will share your comments with our team. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 18, 2021

Thank you for choosing to dine with us and thank you for your kind comment and 5 STAR rating! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon!

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JanetB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going to the Pelican Club. Easy to get to and the service is impeccable. Food is delicious and you can't beat their coolinary menu. Always get the lamb. Delicious

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 18, 2021

JanetB - thanks so much for dining with us for COOLinary! We appreciate your kind words and 5 STAR review! We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon!

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DollyC
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!!

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you, DollyC, for dining with us and for your 5 STAR review! We are thrilled to have served you and hope to welcome you back soon!

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vipHarrietWilde
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The baked oysters, fish with crab and jambalaya were great! Service was on point. Our order was mixed up for one dish but they quickly rectified the mistake and comped our drinks to compensate. Would highly recommend for a date night. We sat outside.

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 18, 2021

HarrietWilde - thanks so much for dining with us for date night! We appreciate your positive feedback and 5 STAR review! We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon!

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vipandreal
Tampa
55 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic service. Stellar hospitality and attention to order specification. Good food. Portions are enormous and tasty. Ideal New Orleans fare- nothing healthy here. A caloric catastrophe but when you’re eating in this town that’s the game.

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 18, 2021

Thank you for dining with us, andreal, and for taking the time to share your feedback! We are thrilled you enjoyed and hope to have the pleasure of serving you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pelican Club was outstanding. The food was absolutely delicious. The staff was friendly and helpful. The menu options all sounded great!

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 13, 2021

Thanks so much for choosing to dine with us! We are over the moon happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and we really appreciate your kind words and 5 STAR rating! Thank you! We hope to welcome you back soon again!

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evemc
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the service was impeccable.

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 13, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us, evemc! We are so thrilled to know you had an enjoyable experience and we really appreciate that you took the time to share your kind words and 5 STAR rating! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon again!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiters were amazing and so helpful. We had a few people who had allergies and they did not hesitate to change out any orders! It was absolutely amazing the food was everything. All of my friends enjoyed their experiences!

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 11, 2021

We are so thankful for your kind words and 5 STAR review! Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us! We hope to have the pleasure of serving you all again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

We could tell the Server didn’t want to be there. Good and ambience was awesome and we would go back, maybe just not a Sunday night.

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 11, 2021

We are so thankful you chose to dine with us and that you took the time to share your feedback. We will address your comments with our team. We are sorry you were disappointed with the service you received, but we look forward to your next visit and having another chance to serve you!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was my birthday and our anniversary. Food was great and service was good. I had the coolinary with the lamb.
Appetizer and entree was superb but the desert left a little to be desired. I got a candle in my pecan pie. The pie was a little small and had an “old” taste. I asked for a scoop of vanilla ice cream to liven up the pie, and it was my birthday after all. Imagine my surprise when the waitress said that the restaurant didn’t have any ice cream. I asked why and she said that she didn’t know (and didn’t seem to really care). So a great meal (until desert) and good service. We have eaten at the Pelican Club many times and believe that I have ice cream there before. I will go back again but will call ahead to see if they have ice cream, and perhaps bring my own if they still don’t.

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us! We are so honored to have served you again - especially on your birthday and anniversary! We appreciate your taking the time to share your feedback with us. We will address your comments with our team and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon again!

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vipallen
New Orleans
59 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful and delish

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you, allen, for dining with us again and for your kind words and 5 STAR review! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon!

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JimmyMartens
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were absolutely outstanding. We were a bit cold, though, sitting under the air vent. The restaurant accommodated us, though by raising the temperature. The Pelican Club is our favorite restaurant in the French Quarter.

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us, JimmyMartens! We really appreciate your very kind words and 5 STAR rating! We are thrilled to have served you and hope to welcome you back soon!

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Garrett
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was so-so. Nothing special. We went during Coolinary so the menu may have been limited. Service was okay, but we felt a bit ignored. We were seated thirty minutes before our appetizer order was taken. Two other tables seated after us got food at the same time. For $150 for two people, didn't feel like the food was up to par.

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you for choosing to dine with us for COOLinary, Garrett, and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We will share your comments with our team and hope you will give us another chance to serve you!

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SarahT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took advantage of Coolinary and wasn't disappointed. The Strawberry Lemonade cocktail was refreshing, the rack of lamb was tender and delicious. Service was informative and friendly. Staff was very friendly. Would come again.

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 11, 2021

Awesome, thank you, SarahT! We are thrilled you joined us for COOLinary and thrilled to know you enjoyed! Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to share your positive feedback and 5 STAR rating! We hope to welcome you back soon again!

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Atmosphere and food! The wait staff was awesome!

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 11, 2021

Terrific! We are so thrilled you chose to dine with us and to know you enjoyed every aspect of your experience! Thank you for your kind words and 5 STAR review! We hope to welcome you back soon again!

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moviegoer
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

In from out of town. Service was below average - server didn’t seem to notice it took 25 min after we ate our last bites of entrees for dessert to be delivered. It was also waaasy too loud. You had to scream at each other across the table to hear. Scallop and artichoke appetizer was delicious, as was fish almondine, and lobster. Vegan thai curry was tasteless heat and needed salt badly - very bland. The bourbon pecan pie was not good - crust wasn’t flaky, but chewy/rubbery, clear sign of an old pie.

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you, moviegoer, for choosing to dine with us! We really appreciate your detailed feedback and will be sure to share your comments with our team. We hope you will give us another chance to serve you on your next visit to New Orleans! Thank you!

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vip70119
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a very nice time at the restaurant Friday evening. The food was excellent!

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you for dining with us, 70119, and for taking the time to share your positive feedback. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon!

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Randy
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had reservations, dressed appropriately for an upscale restaurant, disappointed when many came in wearing shorts, t shirts, flip flops and baseball caps. Sandi the server was very attentive and friendly. The seafood jambalaya is superb. Great wine menu.

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you for dining with us, Randy! We appreciate your feedback and will share your comments with our team. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon!

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DMM16
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for my birthday and my friends. Love all the options for coolinary menu. Everyone was so nice and friendly. Food was amazing, so flavorful and our server was exceedingly attentive. I am definitely recommending to others and will be back soon.

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 12, 2021

Thank you, thank you, DMM16! We are so thrilled to know you enjoyed your COOLinary experience! Thank you for choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to share your kind words and 5 STAR rating! They truly mean the world to us! We can't wait to welcome you back soon!

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FAQs

The Pelican Club offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 523-1504.

The Pelican Club is rated 4.6 stars by 3095 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.