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The Pelican Club

4.6
1751 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(504) 523-1504
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Richard Hughes Jr.
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Catering
Catering Available
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bienville Street
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Parking details
Parking validated for up to two hours at the Hotel Monteleone; parking garage located just across the street from the restaurant.
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Entertainment
Piano player on Friday and Saturday nights in the bar.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 1751 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
service
4.5
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Reservations for 9:00. Seated at 9:20. Service very slow. Although once you started your courses they came in rapid succession

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The concierge from our hotel recommended this restaurant. Said it is where he goes to dinner. Definitely more local vibe. Service was outstanding. We did the pre fixe, very happy with our selections. The scallop and artichoke appetizer was delicious. Would definitely come here on our next visit

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic duck dish and Louisiana ciopini! Excellent Pecan Pie. Great service!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely wonderful in every way

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We have been dining at the Pelican Club for over 20 years. We have family in New Orleans and whenever we are in town this is where we go! There are so many great restaurants in N.O.and the Pelican Club is one of the best. Our waiters Jason and Nathan made sure we had the greatest dining experience and gave excellent recommendations.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food. The lamb and the bread pudding are fantastic.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great food amazing value. Don’t go there unless your hungry

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was good. They brought out soft butter and garlix for the bread which I consider mandatory. The trio of duckling was sublime. The variety complimented one another and it was more than simply satisfying, it was amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Delicious foods and excellent service

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

My entree (Louisiana Ciappino ) was not as ,good as my wife's rack of lamb. Our server was very attentive and highlighted some of the menu selections. Frankly speaking, for New Orleans food, it was not what I expected.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was very good. Had an excellent 4 course menu.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Just ok. Noisy. Service slow. Linguine overcooked.

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We were disappointed in the service. We bought a bottle of wine and had to ask twice to have our glasses refilled. Never got water refilled even after asking. The room was so loud we were at a table for 2 and could barely hear each other. It is just big with no carpet or drapes so everything is amplified. The servers were constantly moving, maybe more concerned with the big tables and just neglected us. Out of 4 nights of dining in New Orleans the only disappointment. We will not go back.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Continue to dine here every time we visit the French Quarter, often more than once each trip. The food is outstanding, the service impeccable and the atmosphere a quiet and elegant respite from the bustle outside.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Outstanding service and food!! This was our 2nd visit and it did not dissapoint! We enjoyed the barbeque shrimp appetizer, the lamb chops, steak, fresh fish. All were wonderful and then we ended with the lightest bread pudding and best cononut cream pie ever! Worth a visit!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Had a fantastic meal coupled with outstanding service. Gio(?) and Jason took great care of us and all other staff were super-friendly. Well done!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This is the best restaurant in New Orleans. Great service, great bar tender then a really wonderful meal. The whole fish is remarkable!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Had reservation, had to wait for table but that was ok. Our server had minimal interaction with us. Took longer than expected to get drinks. Food was great. Dining room was very noisy

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Always a great experience - especially for our 38th Anniversary! Food was delicious and service was great. Highly recommend The Pelican Club for any occasion!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great staff and waiter was attentive and fun. Food was very good but not exceptional. Would definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The entire dining experience was first rate. The restaurant is beautiful. The service by Jason was top notch. The food choices were great. The prices were high but no higher than any of the better more well known restaurants in Nola only better. I had never heard of this restaurant but glad I read reviews about it on Trip Advisor. If you want an elegant dining experience--make a reservation her.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Went to dinner for a 30th birthday and food and service were phenomenal, they even put a little candle in the creme brûlée. Been here before and will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very comfortable atmosphere. Our waitress was very upbeat and pleasant. We ordered all small plates as we were going to a performance, it worked out perfect. Food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We were visiting New Orleans and had been here before! It was as good if not better than 15 years ago!!!
We had the pre-fix which was a great value and food excellent! The only negative comment was the escargot was dry and needed more garlic.
I had the Filet, my husband the Rack of Lamb !
Will definitely go back.
Great Pecan pie also!

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

An excellent menu to select from. Also had a good selection of wines from which to choose. For a very slow time at the beginning of the evening our waiter seemed to be in a big hurry to get us in and out quickly. We certainly were not rushing him. When we entered the restaurant the maitre'd seated us in the street side room that we had entered. Though it was also the bar area, that was never a factor as far as noise. We were the first table to be seated. By the end of our meal the table to either side of us were filled plus one other on the opposite side of the entry door. Still pretty quiet. However we did overhear our waiter tell an adjacent table of being from New York. If he's Mr. Hustle perhaps he should return to NY. Other than the waiter a very good place. The food was excellent.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

First of all we were squeezed into a table /half booth next to a large table full of very loud women. Our food was wrong the entire meal and when the entrées were served I was given an appetizer instead of the entrée I ordered. Our server said she would have the kitchen make the entrée I ordered but at that point my husband's food was on the table so I declined. We stopped for takeout on the way home so I could have a meal. The waitress did however comp my dessert.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This FIVE STAR restaurant truly lived up to it legacy this past Easter Sunday afternoon. Both the service and cuisine was exceptional even during this busy holiday. Both the prices and portion sizes were in line too. So often in the nouveau restaurants, the portions are small and the food is not recognizable.

The Pelican Club's menu is also diversified enough to satisfy anyone's palate.

Overall, our experience was very delightful. By the way, this coveted restaurant is nestled on a very small side street in the French Quarter that gives you the feeling you're in Paris. In fact, there are some tables on the sidewalk so one can enjoy the ambiance old New Orleans.

Can't wait to go back.

Mark B.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Brunch. Very good

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food and atmosphere were fantastic!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner. Food was delicious. Would be nice if they offered a fish dish that did not come with the head on it. Messes with my head to be stared at by a dead fish. Don't care for the tail on it either.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great find while walking around the quarter. Impressed with the quality of service and VFM

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Lovely restaurant, it was a perfect place to get out of the chaos of The French Quarter. Good food, beautiful restaurant and great service.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

One of the best if not the best meal I ever had in New Orleans!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Went here to celebrate a friend's birthday. It was an excellent choice! We all had the pre fixe menu and every coarse was delicious. The service was excellent as well. Thank you for a great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great wine, food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Excellent food, always a favoritre when in NOLA.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was very good. Service not so much.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Disappointing. I don’t plan to go back, and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone else.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent service and outstanding food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great experience

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