Hi again. A group of friends and I travel to New Orleans pretty much every year, and a highlight last year was a Thursday dinner at Cochon. This was a Chowhound recommendation, and the restaurant hit the ball out of the park. We're a rather boisterous group of 40-50 year old men, and it's never clear exactly how many people will go to the dinner until the afternoon of. Typically we're talking 12 to 15 people, and relatively early, 6 PM or so.
One of the organizers this year proposed The Pelican Club, and I've never been. From the rough reading of what I can find online, it seems that this should be a reasonable choice, but I'm nervous about taking a bunch of people to a place when I haven't even walked by it and looked at the room and the menu.
Should I be nervous, or is this a good choice?
Again, to put things in perspective, Cochon was a big hit with our group, and earlier in the day I had walked by Herbsaint (too upscale and room too small, we'd annoy other diners), Restaurant August (way too upscale, same issue with our loud party), Bayona (actually, looked pretty reasonable, but I can get great fusion food here in Seattle) and Stella (they were closed, but it looked interesting.)
We had a nice meal at NOLA in 2006 or 2005.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
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Pelican Club Restaurant & Bar
312 Exchange Alley, New Orleans, LA 70130