312 Exchange Pl.
New Orleans, LA 70130
by tigerpop on 2/10/13
I'm in New Orleans several times a year on business and have been doing this for years. The Pelican Club is the restaurant that I always recommend to anyone that wants a special restaurant. Their food is always spot on. Service is excellent. In my opinion it is one of the best restaurants in the city. If you know anything about the food scene in New Orleans that's saying allot. Give them a try, you won't be disappointed.
by Glock17 on 8/19/13
My wife and I went there this past weekend to celebrate her birthday. Everything we had tasted great, and the service was great.
Really Liked it
by iluvdatiger on 8/19/13
We had a group of 6 dine here on 8/10/13. Service was perfect and most of us ordered from the summer coolinary menu. This menu gets you an app, main and dessert for $35. I had the seafood martini, which was really good, but I wish there had been more of it. My entrée was the seared tuna, which was excellent. For dessert, I chose the white chocolate bread pudding and it was to die for! I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
Pelican Club - Dinner
by lostNkansas on 10/22/10
Very loud inside. Service was spotty. Food was very good. Gumbo was outstanding / one of the best. Chili spiced whole Flounder - very satisfying.
Great food - Poor service 07/10/09
by The Last Coco on 3/9/10
The food was outstanding both in taste and portion. Both my girlfriend and I started off with the soup of the day, which was Oyster Rockefeller. It was very nice. For appetizer, she had the Escargot and I had the Shrimp and Crab Cakes. Once again, this was very well done. The presentation of both was very elegant. For entree, she had the special for the day: lobster, scallops and shrimp, while I had the Seafood Fricasse. All of the seafood was expertly cooked. The only complaint here is the risotto in my Fricasse was average at best. With the portions of the seafood in the entrees, I did not have room enough to bother with it much though. The presentation of the entrees was impressive, especially her seafood feast. We finished off dinner with our respective desserts. She had the special for the day which was a bread soaked in sweetened milk and topped with strawberries. It was very nice. I had the Gran Marnier Cheesecake and was somewhat disappointed. It tasted rather commercial. The coffee was very good though. Overall the food was nothing short of excellent.
The tables were cramped and extremely close together and the entire restaurant was very noisy. The staging table for the servers was almost on top of our table and was distracting. I was disappointed in the atmosphere overall but not enough to ruin the dinner.
This is where the Pelican Club truly disappointed me Friday night. We ate at 8pm and the restaurant was busy but not packed. Our server was rude. My girlfriend and I look younger than we are and it offends me to no end when a server assumes my spending habits and age before I even start to order. We were dressed more nicely than just about anyone in the restaurant, so I doubt our apparel negatively impacted his expectations of my expenditures. The waiter seemed irritated by our presence and only mentioned the lobster special after prompting him and added to the end that it was "a bit pricey at $42." When asking us for our drinks, he only inquired as to whether we wanted tap water or bottled water. He then proceeded to pick up our wine glasses without so much as asking if we wanted anything else to drink. When I tried to order a bottle of wine for us to split, I was informed before even being asked for an ID that he would not serve wine to people underage. When we reached for our ID's, my girlfriend realized she had left hers in the hotel room because she had not brought anything with her to the restaurant. He informed us he could not serve her alcohol without an ID so we did not get the wine. I can only assume he thought we were underage kids trying to get drunk in New Orleans. Anyway, the soups took an extraordinary amount of time to be served. When the soups arrived, I decided to order a beer with my meal, and once again he requested to see my ID. Only after questioning the validity of my ID did he retrieve my beverage. After this point, his demeanor changed. I do not know if it was because he realized we really were old enough and felt bad for assuming otherwise earlier or if it was due to some other circumstance, but a noticeable shift in service occurred. For the remainder of the meal he was jovial and courteous. He even started joking with us. The start, though, left quite a sour taste in my mouth which will leave the Pelican Club off my list in the future.