The Pelican Club
Swanky spot with eclectic Creole dining
Creole · French Quarter · $$$
The Zagat Review
"Always a winner" , this "wow place" in the French Quarter offers "consistently excellent" Creole cuisine with asian flair served in several "elegant" , "intimate" dining rooms (the main area can be "noisy" ) suited to "special occasions" ; an "upbeat" , "genuinely friendly" staff that helps diners "feel welcome" as well as weekend piano music in the bar also make it "well worth the money."
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hours Open Today · 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
location 312 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA phone +1 504-523-1504 website directions Get Directions
What To Order
Escargot in casserole
Shrimp and crab cakes
Louisiana cioppino
Insider Tip
The four-course Mardi Gras Prix Fixe menu actually runs year-round, and has many of the à la carte dishes.
Known For
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Google Reviews
We came here on the off-chance, for the restaurant we had chosen was closed on Sundays. Fortunately, for us, this turned out to be fortuitous. The staff were friendly and we had a choice of either dining in the main restaurant, decorated in traditional New Orleans style, or in the bar area which was a little less formal. We chose the latter and had a good window seat and view of what was going on outside. Service was attentive and friendly, but thankfully not overly so. Our waiter provided excellent recommendations and we took his advice. Food was first fact, I'd go so far as to say world class, for we have eaten in really good restaurants all over the world. The flounder was wonderful, as was the bourbon creme brule, but the star (for me) was the gumbo. I don't have a reference point for gumbo, this being the first time I've tried it, but it was delicious and something I would make an effort to seek out if/when we return to New Orleans. I thoroughly recommend this restaurant.
Paul M Calvert · March 3, 2018
I thought this place was just okay for the price. Long tradition and history. Food was good, but not for that price. Service was slower than I would have expected so dinner took way longer than our group anticipated. We were there three hours.
Chad Ramsey · April 17, 2018
We arrived 5 minutes before our reservation was slated and the staff made us wait another 20 minutes before they could seat us. The place wasn't completely full and there were 3 empty tables for 2 that I spotted during my trip to the bathroom. At the bar, the bartender basically ignored us for 15 minutes until I asked for a menu. The menu had a vegan soup and a vegan entree, so forget about doing prix fixe if you have a dietary restriction involving dairy or fish. The house bread is dusted with parmesan and even though I asked for no cheese and stated that dairy makes me ill, my pasta arrived with cheese. They replaced it quickly, so at least there's that. My companion was treated to overcooked seafood. Rubbery clams, scallops, oysters and crab legs tells me the kitchen is as badly managed as the rest of the place. The decor was nice and the bathrooms were clean, but the nose level was too loud for conversation and the layout didn't offer any privacy or sensation of intimacy. The dishes and drinks were overpriced for what they were. I can't recommend this restaurant for anyone with food allergies or dietary restrictions.
Christie Kinenchen · March 24, 2018