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Bacalao - Nouvelle Newfoundland Cuisine

65 Lemarchant Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2G9, Canada
+1 709-579-6565
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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65 Lemarchant Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2G9, Canada
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1 - 10 of 446 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this restaurant as a birthday treat and when we got there it was dark and cold - and closed. They had both my email and phone number (which they had taken down wrong) but did not inform us they were closed or offer...More

1  Thank Marilyn P
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Bacalao is the Spanish word for codfish. It has similar variations like bacalhau in Portuguese. And, it has some not so similar, as merluzzo in Italian. Fresh cod is called either cod or simply fish in Newfoundland English. Yes, there has been a scholastic Dictionary...More

Thank NFLDTOWNIE
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Bacalao was a great place for a delicious meal as a family. The staff were attentive and informative. The menu was diverse enough to offer something for each of us. The food was fabulous and well enjoyed by all.

Thank Greg V
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We took my parents to Bacalao to celebrate the end of our 10 day vacation to Newfoundland. The menu was great - it contained dishes that appealed to my wife and I as well as my parents who are in their 80's. The wine selection...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We had a memorable dinner here seven years ago, and looked forward to returning for our final dinner of this visit to St. John's. The ownership has not changed, but the chef has. Service was still very good, but food was not. Patatas bravas is...More

Thank HotelierJohn
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Plenty of parking. Lovely dining area but the place was empty. [that was a clue] Server advised that they ran out of Pinot Grigio the day before?? So why not pick up a new supply before noon?? I had a simple chicken caesar salad ......sounds...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

This wonderful restaurant is located in a house on a residential street. It's unassuming but the food is anything but! We had both Newfoundland specialties (cod tongues) as well as lamb souvlaki, steak and Atlantic salmon. Everything was delicious and our server Jessics was really...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This spot was recommended by travellers we met at a Visitor's Information site. We are so glad we had the recommendation as we were the only people there for brunch. The server was a real treat! We were very satisfied with our menu choices. The...More

Thank jlfHensall
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I would recommend eating here. Not close to the waterfront area but food and service was great. Ordered the Pan Fried Cod.

Thank arvin75
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Bacalao came highly recommended by a friend that lives in St. Johns and we where very glad we followed through....three little dining areas of this lovely old house with all local artists work on the walls. the menu was a bit overwhelming when they offer...More

Thank Pete D
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31 July 2015|
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Response from amaunder | Property representative |
I don't know where you can get chicken divan in St. John's. However we do serve a beautiful chicken dish here at Bacalao,House brined local chicken,roasted to lovely golden brown, NL savoury and a bakeapple (NL berry... More
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Bonjours
19 May 2015|
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Response from amaunder | Property representative |
Hello: We open at six for Dinner. We do not take reservations after 9 PM. However we are here in the evening until the last Guest has finished their Dinner. You can look forward to a leisurely evening with us at Bacalao... More
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Jane C
18 April 2015|
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Response from amaunder | Property representative |
Hi there, Thanks for your interest in Bacalao! Yes, we have free parking in our lot at the rear of our building. Andrea
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Lemarchant Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2G9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 709-579-6565
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Description
Newfoundland Seafood Risotto - sweet local coldwater shrimp, succulent bay scallops, local mussels and lobster. Finished with lobster oil and asparagus!
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