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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 307 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
St. John's, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Consistantly great food and service. There are interesting nuances on ordinary foods. The halibut is delicious.

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St. John's, Newfoundland
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I am not sure why I did not get any of the good things this restaurant is supposed to be? After three visits to this place I still have not had an enjoyable experience or a decent meal. I found the service to be okay this time, which was an improvement over the first two visits, but the food was... More 

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

Hi there, I am very sorry to hear of your disappointment! It was difficult to glean from your review what the problem was, so I would appreciate it very much if you took a moment to contact me directly. The only way a restaurant (or any business really) can fix any problems is if we know what they are. I... More 

St. John's, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Our meal was a lovely twist on some Newfoundland & Labrador traditional favourites. I especially liked the little bonus tidbit the chef shared with us while we were waiting for our meal. The atmosphere is cozy and warm.

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St. John's, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Went for brunch because brunch at Bacalao was highly recommended to us. The atmosphere is nice but didn't get to see much of the restaurant as we were seated very close to the entrance. The food was OK- I'm not afraid to spend money on delicious fine dining food but for 2 it was $80+ including tip. Small things could... More 

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

I am sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your brunch. I'll address the couple of issues you mentioned. Your server could have brought you some of our homemade local berry jam (always available at brunch) if you had requested it. It's delicious so I am sorry you didn't get a chance to try it. And because we only serve brunch... More 

Newfoundland, Canada
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Despite a wait caused by the previous guests who overstayed there 3hr time allowance, we had a great New Year's Eve dinner here. Daphne and Andrea made sure we were seated as soon as possible and provided the eight of us with a complimentary glass of Preseco. We all sampled different items from the menu and no one was disappointed.... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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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