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About The Pelican Club
The Pelican Club, offering a wide range of fabulous New Orleans dishes, consists of three dining rooms and a large bar fashioned from a handsome, 19th-century French Quarter townhouse, rising from the corner of Bienville Street and Exchange Place in the heart of the French Quarter. Owner, Richard Hughes, and his wife, Jean Stinnett-Hughes, transformed a neglected architectural gem into a welcoming restaurant decorated in a crisp blend of traditional and contemporary. Each room has its own ambiance, created with such diverse elements as burnished Louisiana cypress, contemporary paintings by New Orleans artists, antique prints, and the dramatic contrast of black-leather banquettes against cream-colored brick walls. Such an atmosphere is sure to make your meal feel like a truly New Orleans experience.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Piano player on Friday and Saturday nights in the bar.
Parking validated for up to two hours at the Hotel Monteleone; parking garage located just across the street from the restaurant.
Richard Hughes Jr.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Located in a 19th-century townhouse in the French Quarter, The Pelican Club offers three classic dining rooms and a large bar for all types of private events. We can accommodate groups from 20 to 250 for events from cocktail parties to 4-course seated dinners with menus customized for your event.
The Pelican Club Ratings and Reviews
I went to the Pelican Club for their Revillion Menu. We were seated quickly but had to ask for our waiter. We sat for about 20 minutes with no drinks, appetizers, nothing. However, after we were finally waited on our waiter checked on us frequently. The food was absolutely fabulous as I LOVE seafood and definitely received plenty of that! The lobster and shrimp were divine!! I had the flourless chocolate cake for dessert and it just melted in my mouth. Overall, this was a very pleasant dining experience, (even after being charged $25 more for my meal than what was quoted by the waiter). Parking is easy as the Hotel Monteleone garage is across the street and they validate parking for $5. Would definitely recommend this restaurant for extremely good food!
The Reveillon meal was NOT what was advertised online or in print from NOLA - either on price ( a minimum of $7 up to $12 per meal more than advertised) or on the offerings. That was a BIG disappointment as we were looking forward to particular items. The food was good, but we felt like victims of "Bait & Switch". When we brought it up we were told that there was a range on the prices listed in publicity, but that was not true at all!
We called the restaurant where we had reservations for the next night and their price and menu were exactly what they advertised. It was they who stated "bait & switch" and we agreed.
This was our third time here, and we can't believe it was even better! Everything we ate was delicious! The duck was so good that my GF took forever to eat it because she didn't want it to end. My flounder was amazing! Both dishes were full of flavor! She enjoyed her escargot and I enjoyed my baked oyster appetizer as well. I got the bourbon pecan pie and wished the piece was even bigger, and she loved her creme brulee.
Our waitresses were extremely friendly, attentive and helpful. We could not have asked for better service.
We will definitely be back!!!
First time eating here. Everything was delicious, the service was excellent. I had the escargot for my appetizer, and it was the highlight of my meal. Excellent. I tried the crispy flounder, a fish I have never tried, and it was delicious. They brought us champagne since we were celebrating our 25th anniversary. I will need to come back again to try more of the menu.
The Pelican Club has a good menu with enough choices to satisfy nearly every taste. Many items are unique (Korean slow cooked port ribs, whole fan fried trout). All were well prepared and reasonably priced. Desserts were also excellent. The noise level on a busy night is challenging. Also, as you venture back into the further from the entrance rooms, it gets warmer. A bit too warm for my taste. The service is professional but not quick. I found myself asking the server repeatedly for water on the busy Sunday night. The wine list is fairly deep, at least in print- several bottles I ordered were not available. They upgraded me at no extra charge so all ended up just fine with the wine. Would I go back- yes, I went three times over a 7 day period. Expect a long dinner, and enjoy it.
Though the food was good, the service was disappointing!
In all fairness, the server was overwhelmed and had too many table to take care of. Still, we waited too long to get a drink, and the service was not good. Both of my appetizers came at the same time, though I wanted one as an appetizer and one as an entree. I will not go back to this restaurant. There are too many good places in New Orleans to tolerate bad service.
The restaurant was nice to increase my original reservation by two extra diners and we were seated promptly. The restaurant was half full, when we placed our wine order. There was some confusion on who our server actually was. It took about 20 minutes to get a bottle of wine, and we were thirsty. After on getting the wine and the server straightened out, the rest of the evening was enjoyable. The food was excellent, the service was great and the wine arrived promptly after we ordered new bottles. The rack of lamb was to die for and the drum rang everyone's bell. The food spoke to us and the service recovered nicely. I wouldn't hesitate returning during my next visit to NOLA.
The wedge salad was one of the best I've had. The oyster appetizer was good but some of the oysters were very small. The escargot was not good. It was a puff pastry over escargot. There was absolutely no juice on the escargot so nothing to dip the pastry or escargot in. I would have expected a butter sauce. The drum special was bland and tasteless and was sent back. Coconut pie was good. Good wine by the glass selection and reasonable prices. Service was cordial and knowledgeable but very slow and unattentive.
We completely lucked out in finding this gem at the last minute - on a BUSY Saturday evening. We sat at the large corner table in the bar, which was quiet. We got great service and everyone was pleased with their meals from flounder to drum, lobster to steak. Would definitely recommend to others!
The Pelican Club! Is a really great place to enjoy a delicious meal. This was my very first time visiting this restaurant, and I must say it was a great choice. The food is outstanding! I had the bake oysters for an appetizer! Delicious!! I've never tasted something so good! My entree I had the rack of lamb! OMG... They had a rosemary pesto crust with this port glaze to die for. You can't go wrong. It was so delicious and so tasty. I recommend the Pelican Club! Highly! And give a rating of
10 Stars!!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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