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The Pelican Club

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312 Exchange Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-2225 (Exchange Place)
+1 504-523-1504
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17:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ate dinner here with two friends while on a girls' trip. Really enjoyed the Prix Fixe menu - everyone had great food, and our service was great. The only downside was that the main dining room is quite crowded, We felt like we were in a hallway, and the couple next to us ended up having a large, boisterous party... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This fine dining restaurant is off a courtyard street in the French Quarter that is a hidden gem. The interior is literaly an art gallery with white table cloths and perfect lighting in a beautiful setting. The food was laid out as a work of art and served at perfect temperature. The yellowfin tuna and peppercorn sauce was a treat... More 

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Baton Rouge, LA, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food was very good. Service was very good. Ambience was very good. All of which was largely negated by the acoustics, which are horrible. The main dining room is the noisiest dining room I have ever been in. It was impossible for my wife and I to have a conversation. What could have been an enjoyable experience ended up much... More 

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Oldwick, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had 5 dinners at NOLA and this one was at the bottom. The service was poor even though it was early and not crowded. One waitress did everything at our table: order, serve, clean up, pour water, get wine, etc. This made it slow. We had the gumbo and had better ones at other places. We had a seafood martini... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicole at Deja Vu recommended this place while we were having beers there. She knocked it out of the park! Kari was our server and she knocked it out of the park also. We cannot recommend her enough. She was very charming and most importantly knowledgeable about the menu and the chef. Our party of 4 thoroughly enjoyed every bit... More 

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Rowlett, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First let me state the food is good, not as good as Brennon's but they try to pass themselves off as "THE" restaurant of NO. I saw shorts, tee shirts, sandals and a tank top in here and the restrooms are compatible to Applebee's. The service was slow pretentious. For the money they charge I would skip this and go... More 

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Long Beach, California
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always enjoy our meals here. Good service. Reservations work out best, though we have been seated if we are early enough weekdays.

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have an annual dinner here and it is always Great food and Excellent Service. Reservations are suggested as its often full. Great Duck, Fish, Oysters, Filets.

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Thank Tom M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got off to a slow start as they were understaffed. Half of the reservations cancelled the previous evening likely do to the Mardis Gras season. So on the night we dined they let a lot of the staff off assuming a high cancellation rate and 1/3 more people showed up than had made reservations. On a good note, the service... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A pedicab rider told us that this is his favorite restaurant so we went one evening. It is one of the loveliest restaurants I have been in and the service is impeccable. Now the food-it is very eclectic and has an Asian fusion take on some traditional fare. The food was exquisite and we especially enjoyed the calamari and coconut... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Cuisine
French, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:30
Monday
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 312 Exchange Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-2225
    (Exchange Place)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-523-1504
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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