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The Pelican Club, New Orleans, LA

The Pelican Club

4.6
4.6
3628 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
The Pelican Club is a contemporary New Orleans restaurant located on historic Exchange Place in the French Quarter. Since opening the doors to the renovated 19th century Creole townhouse in 1990, chef and owner, Richard Hughes has offered a diverse menu based in south Louisiana tradition with French, Italian, and Asian influences reflecting the rich culinary culture of the city.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 42 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 523-1504

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Richard Hughes Jr.

  • Catering

    Catering Available

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Linda Thomas: (877) 283-4198

  • Neighbourhood

    French Quarter

  • Cross Street

    Bienville Street

  • Parking Details

    We offer partial validation at the Solaris Garage located at 721 Iberville. Upon arrival please inform the parking attendant that you are going to the Pelican Club. They will valet park your car. Current pricing (subject to change) is $5.00 for 2 ½ hours.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,628 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • New Orleans

    Creole / Cajun / Southern

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    Too LOUD!! Knife couldn’t cut veal. meet bland. Waiter good. Will not recommend.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing - every course. Our favorites were the scallops and artichoke starter (maybe the best I’ve ever had), baked oysters and encrusted lamb. The lamb dish was beautiful.
  3. j

    jayd

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a awesome dinner at the Pelican Club and Wade was an excellent and attentive waiter, Lamb was off the charts and desserts we fabulous. Would definitely recommend to anyone going to NOLA to book a table!
  4. SV

    SunaeV

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bonding with my teenage daughter. She loved it!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always spectacular and the service impeccable.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best dining experience I’ve had in a long time! Wade was amazing ! Everything was on point !
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jules was awesome! Everything was delicious, great service, great atmosphere. We will go back!!
  8. A

    Adele

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was phenomenal.
  9. C

    Chingy

    Orlando

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious, impeccable service. This is a can’t miss for any occasion!
  10. S

    Simon

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wade, our server, was fabulous as was the food! Very much enjoyed our dining experience!
  11. s

    sayahhh

    Western NC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter JArrod was a doll. He was attentive but not too much. He gave us his honest opinion of his personal faves and we decided to put ourselves in his experienced hands and were not disappointed. He also timed our meal to give us ample time to get to our concert without feeling rushed. The restaurant is beautiful and a very classy and cozy respite from the craziness of bourbon street. A very elegant experience.
  12. J

    Jessie

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the Pelican.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the service was impeccable.
  14. DP

    DaleP

    New Orleans

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Pelican Club stands out as amongst the very best restaurants in New Orleans*. We’ve been several times and it is a steady top performing and reliably great experience. The menu choices are broad enough to please a diverse group with classic dishes you might expect in New Orleans with a flair of something better — several dishes we tried were great new creations that worked well. We loved the baked oysters, Scollops on artichoke bottoms and lump crab salad for our starters and fish of the day and whole fried flounder for our main courses. Both fish dishes were perfect. The choice were tough as there were many dishes we’ll have to return soon to try. Dessert choices great too — the coconut cream pie was spectacular. Wine selections great and the service was fantastic. Also the ambiance is great too. It always feels and looks special at the Pelican club. We dined in the front dining room near the bar which has a festive feel—there is also outdoor dining and three good sized rooms in the back which are decorated very nicely. I could see the service teams work well together — it was a pre-game night with a full house. A good measure of a great restaurant is doing that well while being that busy. Congratulations to Richard Hughes and the entire team. *you can find older classic restaurants, you can find favorite old classic dishes, you could find more expensive restaurants too, and some of those will be near the top of the list—but when it comes to the full menu, the talented successful dishes, decor and serves — in short, The Pelican Club is our favorite fine restaurant in New Orleans — and beyond.
  15. C

    Camille

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit - business dinner - spectacular dinner great food & service. Classic dining- not stuffy. Loved cocktail & wine list * terrific vieux carre cocktail
  16. t

    tmswla

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous night great food outdoor dining quality service Thanks
  17. WM

    WilliamM

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The waitress was exceptional and made it very enjoyable. The food was okay but not exceptional.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Husband and sons birthday! Great ambience! Outside dining is always our favorite rather than cold inside.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For our daughters birthday we had a wonderful experience! Food was amazing and the service was great

    The Pelican ClubResponded on September 18, 2022Thank you so much for choosing to celebrate with us! We are so thrilled your daughter enjoyed her special day! Thank you for your kind words and 5 STARS! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was more than amazing!!!
  21. NS

    NorthShoreFoodie

    New Orleans

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love dining outside at the Pelican Club. The setting is beautiful. We love the service. Pony and Mark always take great care of us. We love the food. The fish is fresh, and the preparations are inventive and delicious. The cocktails and wine are always lovely.
  22. KS

    KelliS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal our group had while visiting NOLA! Excellent service, waiter was so accommodating due to our large group being in a rush for an event. Highly recommend!

    The Pelican ClubResponded on September 18, 2022Thanks SO much, KelliS! Your comments means the world to us! We love your 5 STAR REVIEW too! Thank you for the pleasure of serving your group! We hope to welcome you back on your next visit!

  23. DA

    DAVIDC

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Are outside. Nice environment.

    The Pelican ClubResponded on September 13, 2022Thanks so much for being with us, DAVIDC, and for sharing your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed our outside dining experience! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon again!

  24. C

    Chenise

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience thanks to our amazing waiter.

    The Pelican ClubResponded on September 13, 2022Hi Chenise, thank you so much for dining with us and for sharing your amazing 5 STAR REVIEW! We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience and we will share your kind words with our team. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Waitress was maybe not well trained, did not follow our directions and confused about order for drinks AND food.

    The Pelican ClubResponded on September 11, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for sharing your feedback. We will address your comments with our team. We strive to provide the very best in food and service and hope you will give us a another chance to serve you!

  26. TM

    TexMex

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Dated menu. Server would forget order and did not understand menu.

    The Pelican ClubResponded on September 7, 2022Thank you for dining with us, TexMex! We appreciate your feedback and will share your comments with our team. We do offer a variety of menus throughout the year and hope you will give us another chance. We look forward to welcoming you!

  27. ND

    NDAO

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal, reasonably priced within an exquisite atmosphere

    The Pelican ClubResponded on September 5, 2022Thanks so much, NDAO, for choosing to dine with us and for sharing your amazing feedback and 5 STAR rating! We are thrilled to know you enjoyed and we look forward to the pleasure of serving you again soon!

  28. JS

    JerryS

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service was excellent

    The Pelican ClubResponded on September 5, 2022Thank you very much for dining with us, JerryS, and thank you for sharing your kind words and 5 STAR REVIEW! It was a pleasure to serve you! We hope to welcome you back soon!

  29. LR

    LeaR

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was great and the service was excellent!! We were all very satisfied with our food. Once again service was soooo friendly! Epitome of NOLA hospitality.

    The Pelican ClubResponded on September 5, 2022Wow, thank you so much for your very kind words, LeaR! It was a pleasure to serve you! We really appreciate your positive feedback and are so happy to know you enjoyed your experience. We hope to welcome you back soon!

  30. P

    Pauld

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Originally seated in a room with a large obnoxious loud party. Went back to the host stand and the manager, Nathan, moved us to the bar area. Much better! Chris was our waiter and was a pleasure. Started with Pimm’s martini, which made me forget about the loud folks we moved away from.Did the three courses prix fix. .

    The Pelican ClubResponded on September 5, 2022Thanks so much for dining with us, Pauld, and for taking the time to share your comments. We're happy we were able to accommodate a change in seating and we're thrilled to know you enjoyed your experience! We appreciate your 5 STAR rating and hope to welcome you back soon!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made reservations for our anniversary. From the greeting coming into the door, to our beautiful, roomy table, our outstanding server Jeremy, the delicious food, and staff expressing appreciation for dining with them as we left, we couldn’t have had a better time. Highly recommend this place for any occasion.

    The Pelican ClubResponded on September 5, 2022Happy Anniversary! Thanks so much for choosing to celebrate with us! It was our honor to serve you on your special day! Thank you for taking the time to share your very kind words and recommendation as well as your 5 STAR rating! We are so happy to know you enjoyed being with us and we hope to welcome you back soon!

  32. R

    Rick

    Detroit

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice location for formal dinner. The food was excellent. I will definitely dine here again when I am in town.

    The Pelican ClubResponded on September 7, 2022Thanks so much for dining with us, Rick, and for taking the time to share your kind words and 5 STAR rating! We appreciate the pleasure of serving you and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  33. B

    Bbear

    New Orleans

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Group of locals that do a Pelican Club dinner twice a year. Always great. Positives: food is great and consistent, service is attentive, the sommelier is a delight and doesn’t rip you off. When we have guests coming to town, this is the restaurant I always recommend for a high-end, fabulous meal. Negatives: Small, but: when I made the reservation I specifically requested the front room away from a large group (we have had 2 negative experiences at Pelican Club where we were seated next to wedding rehearsal dinners with drunk loud people). When we arrived last night we were put in the middle room next to a large group of loud people. Made conversation very hard. And…. We New Orleanians know what a wedge salad is and a bowl of rocket ain’t it. Don’t change the salad (actually do..) just change the name. Love the Pelican Club!

    The Pelican ClubResponded on September 2, 2022Thank you for dining with us again, Bbear! We really appreciate your 5 STAR REVIEW and will share and address your comments with our team! Your feedback is very important to us! We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon!

  34. Z

    Zany

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting, super friendly service, great choices on the menu and delicious food!!

    The Pelican ClubResponded on September 2, 2022Thank you very much for dining with us, Zany, and for sharing your wonderful 5 STAR REVIEW! We really appreciate your kind comments and knowing you enjoyed your experience. We hope to welcome you back soon!

  35. LP

    LanceP

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    We had a Waiter that obviously was troubled about something. Spoke very rudely to us after he served cold coffee at the end of a Very Good Meal and we requested fresh/hot coffee. Ruined the entire visit.

    The Pelican ClubResponded on September 2, 2022Thank you for dining with us again, LanceP, and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are sorry a nice experience was made disappointing in the end. We will address your comments with our team and hope you will give us another chance. We look forward to welcoming you back!

  36. T

    Terri

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, everything was excellent.

    The Pelican ClubResponded on September 2, 2022Thank you, Terri, for dining with us again and for sharing your amazing 5 STAR REVIEW! We are so thankful to have served you and for your positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience! I have already recommended the restaurant.

    The Pelican ClubResponded on September 2, 2022Thank you very much for dining with us! We really appreciate your kind words and 5 STAR RATING! Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback! We hope to welcome you back soon!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful experience

    The Pelican ClubResponded on September 2, 2022We are so thrilled you enjoyed a wonderful experience! Thank you for choosing to dine with us and thank you for your kind words and 5 STAR rating! Knowing you enjoyed every part of your experience means the world to us! We hope to welcome you back soon!

  39. F

    Foodie

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to dinner early (5:15) because we had our 3 yo grand daughter with us. Everything we tried was fabulous: escargot, baked oysters, fried tomatoes, duck confit, lamb, surf and turf, fried chicken, and four different desserts. The service was excellent. They accommodated our toddler without batting an eyelash. Could not have asked for anything better. Will definitely return the next time we visit NOLA.

    The Pelican ClubResponded on September 2, 2022Awesome, Foodie, thank you! It was our pleasure to serve you! We are so grateful for your very kind words and 5 STAR rating and to know your family enjoyed your experience! We hope to welcome you back on your next visit!

  40. TW

    TracyW

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing birthday dinner at the Pelican Club, impeccable service, amazing ambiance, the food was the most flavorful and well portioned of our trip. Highly recommend !!!

    The Pelican ClubResponded on September 2, 2022Awesome, TracyW! Thank you! We are so thrilled to have served you while you were in New Orleans and to know you enjoyed! We really appreciate your 5 STAR rating! It was our honor to serve you for such a special occasion! We hope to welcome you back next time!

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 3628 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 42 times today
Google Map for The Pelican Club

312 Exchange Alley, New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Bienville Street

  • Neighbourhood

    French Quarter

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    We offer partial validation at the Solaris Garage located at 721 Iberville. Upon arrival please inform the parking attendant that you are going to the Pelican Club. They will valet park your car. Current pricing (subject to change) is $5.00 for 2 ½ hours.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Richard Hughes Jr.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 523-1504

  • Catering

    Catering Available

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Linda Thomas: (877) 283-4198

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