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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 #2 of 299 restaurants in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Canadian
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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
Neighborhood: Downtown
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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Saint John
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've been trying to get to Bacalao for some time. On April 15 I made it. Wonderful meal starting with a special legume salad with house smoked salmon followed by the pan seared Fogo Island cod-pot cod. Not only were both dishes lovely but also the serving sizes were very plentiful. Service was personal and attentive - my guests enjoyed... More

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

Delighted you enjoyed your visit with us! We look forward to seeing you again! Andrea More

St Johns,
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We had to arrange a last minute business dinner and we choose Bacalao, what a good pick. The food was excellent, the service was very good and both of the daily specials were very good. The halibut was cooked superbly as was the lamb and the presentation was faultless. This was my third visit to this restaurant and I was... More

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

Thanks for thinking of us for your business dinner. So pleased you and your guests enjoyed their evening. See you again soon! Andrea More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Food is always great and we like going for the brunch menu. Always a good selection of Nfld. cuisine.

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St. John's, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This restaurant serves up amazing dishes no matter when you decide to go but do not miss out on their brunch!!

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Mexico
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Great place at Le Marchant Rd. Enjoyed a very classic dinner with great food and wine. Very quiet place well decorated and with outstanding service. Highly recommended if you stop by at St. John`s

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

Thank you for writing! Very pleased you enjoyed everything! Andrea More

Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I visited the Bacalao Restaurant last evening with a group of friends. Overall, it was an enjoyable experience. The menu was pretty much Newfoundland fare, with a few other nice dishes in the menu offering. The decor was nice, but not overdone. The dishes were well presented with artistic flair. All in all, recommended

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St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Good food, great service, friendly and the atmosphere was really nice. A little pricey in my opinion.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Been there a three times. Didn't have the seafood that was on the menu so I ordered something else and they didn't have that either. Had brunch there recently and the food was over cooked.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your brunch. If you had indicated to your server, we would have replaced your plate immediately. While we strive for perfection, naturally, as human beings, there are times we fall short. We pride ourselves on the ability to make up for shortcomings,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

From the cod tongue salad to the jigs dinner spring rolls...old favorites in a new way. Lovely atmosphere, excellent service, great food. Nuf said

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St. John's, Canada
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12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Second visit after somewhat mixed first visit as I think a lot of places deserve a second chance. There will not be a third to Bacalao. I like the layout and atmosphere however i had mixed feelings on remainder. We ordered a second bottle of wine at our table of four only to be told that another would have to... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am sorry the cellar temperature detracted from your experience. These unusually cold temperatures these past several weeks are challenging our cellar's temperatures. Pinot Noirs and lighter reds are traditionally served at cooler temperatures, and generally a few moments standing at the table takes heavier reds up the couple of... More

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