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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 306 Restaurants in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Been here twice and on both occasions it never fails to disappoint. Since there was a group of us we managed to try almost all the appetizers and my personnel favorite entree was the Cod. The crispy skin makes its the best cooked cod in St.John's.

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St. John's, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have eaten many meals at Bacalao over the past years that we've been living in St. Johns and I can honestly say we have never been disappointed. It is our 'go to' place when we have friends and colleagues visiting from out of province. Just last week, I enjoyed the best tuna I have ever eaten anywhere. Highly recommend... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very nice restaurant. Excellent service and amazing fish and seafood. Very fresh. Decent wine list. I strongly recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I have been here several times. Food is always very good & service is fantastic. Try their specialty cocktails

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Corner Brook, Canada
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90 reviews 90 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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98 reviews 98 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
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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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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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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
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisine: Canadian

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