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Bacalao - Nouvelle Newfoundland Cuisine

65 Lemarchant Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2G9, Canada (Downtown)
709-579-6565
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Ranked #3 of 305 Restaurants in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Canadian
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Corner Brook, Canada
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Our group had a lovely brunch Punctual service and very tasty Fish and brewis Waffles Beans/toutons Cod Frittata Good coffee

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St. John's, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My girlfriend and I have been visiting Bacalao on an annual basis for the past four years. Bacalao provides outstanding fine dining at an excellent price. The service has always been outstanding and I expect it will continue do be so well into the future. Bacalao was the first significant entry into the Newfoundland fine dining scene and it shows;... More

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amaunder, Owner at Bacalao - Nouvelle Newfoundland Cuisine, responded to this review

Hi Chris! Love your pyjama story - made me giggle! We call our style of service "comfortable fine dining" and I am so happy to hear the atmosphere feels good to you. We look forward to your next visit! Andrea More

St. John's, Canada
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

One of the nicer meals we have had in a while. I had the duck which was the "game of the day" and it was one of the best duck dishes I have ever had. All the meals in our group where excellent and the restaurant has a very nice relaxing atmosphere. Service was good and the chef was very... More

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Moncton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My husband and I had dinner at the Bacalao Restaurant on our visit to St. John's. We were very impressed with everything there. The food was the best we have ever had and we have eaten in many restaurants all over the world,,by far this was the best. The service was excellent. We will certainly be going back on our... More

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Bay Roberts, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I always like visiting Bacalao, friendly servers, great tasting food and relaxing recorded traditional music sets the mood, even for lunch. I have the cod au gratin and ceasar salad. Service was quick and the meal was delicious, the cod was very flavorful with just the right amount of cheese and cod. Cod is king at this restaurant, I have... More

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Italia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Bacalao is one of my favourite restaurants in St. John's. I went there for my birthday dinner, and had a lovely meal. The duck was delicious. I was too full for a dessert, and the server kindly offered me a coupon for a free dessert to be used next time I go. I really appreciated that. The restaurant is a... More

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St. John's, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

On this occasion, I ate here for brunch. I had the smoked salmon eggs Benedict for my brunch. The service was good, but the time waiting for the food was a little long for brunch. I found the food was just average. It was nothing overly special that would be memorable. My partner had sausage and eggs and it was... More

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amaunder, Owner at Bacalao - Nouvelle Newfoundland Cuisine, responded to this review

So sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your brunch with us. I notice the review is from November last year and I wonder if you might be reviewing the wrong restaurant... we have never served sausage patties, always locally-made link-shaped sausages. If it was indeed Bacalao (and you are just having a little memory hiccup re the sausage), I am... More

Edmonton, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We went as a party of five, had some wine and full three courses. The selection was large enough that we tried a little bit of each. The lobster was so good, and the amuse bouche style appetizers were delicious, had to take pictures. Plan for a larger budget as it is a bit pricey but worth it for the... More

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Vancouver
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184 reviews 184 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Service great, they were able to accommodate 9 people for dinner on short notice. A few of us had the cod and pork belly, but unfortunately we found it to be extremely salty. Now I recognize salt cod was cured in salt but one of my pieces was so sodium heavy, it was not edible. The pork belly was also... More

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Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We stopped in for lunch and had a great meal. Nice use of local ingredients, it was all really yummy. Our server was really nice. It isn't a cheap budget place but good ingredients don't come cheap! I would highly recommend it.

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Additional Information about Bacalao - Nouvelle Newfoundland Cuisine

Address: 65 Lemarchant Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2G9, Canada
Phone Number: 709-579-6565
Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's>  > Downtown
Cuisine: Canadian

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