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Bacalao - Nouvelle Newfoundland Cuisine

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65 Lemarchant Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2G9, Canada
709-579-6565
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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Newfoundland Seafood Risotto - sweet local coldwater shrimp, succulent bay...
Newfoundland Seafood Risotto - sweet local coldwater shrimp, succulent bay scallops, local mussels and lobster. Finished with lobster oil and asparagus!
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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 197
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delightful restaurant with excellent food.

I've eaten here a few times but the menu has changed significantly in a very positive way. So positive that we had a lot of difficulty trying to decide what to have! I've never had the experience before of narrowing it down to six items and being unable to decide which are the two that I will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
AmberUrth
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St. John's
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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304 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
St. John's
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I've eaten here a few times but the menu has changed significantly in a very positive way. So positive that we had a lot of difficulty trying to decide what to have! I've never had the experience before of narrowing it down to six items and being unable to decide which are the two that I will actually have. What... More 

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Caledon, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful, unique Newfoundland dinner, with a gourmet spirit, to celebrate our anniversary.

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St. John's, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Loved it - such a nice unique setting for brunch. Everything was so delicious and the service was ultra professional. It made me feel rich! I like that it's a bit off the downtown strip too, a bit quieter.

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St. John's, Canada
Top Contributor
257 reviews 257 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I've been to Bacalao several times since it opened and have yet to be disappointed. The ambiance is lovely: restored old house with parking behind. Other than the rooms being a bit chilly for me, I was really impressed. The menu, while not extensive covers all the bases. But it does so with a twist. No Cesar salad here; but... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was a great experience, very cozy & romantic. We were there to celebrate a birthday & had a very nice evening.

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Halifax, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This was not my first visit but I had to write a review. I was there to celebrate a team success and I couldn't be happier in choosing Bacalao. The service was great and the food was just as good. We started with a great assortments of meats and some calamari to share. Both were great!! The main dish special... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Wife (birthday girl) daughter and I had a great meal at Bacalao restaurant in St John's 11 Feb 2015. Local lamb was super tasty and tender, as were the pork and chicken, nice sides. Starter charcuterie platter was super tasty but calamari rings were a little on the chewy side. A fine Côtes du Rhône paired well with the food.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

After a day of freezing rain, my husband and I basked in the warm and cozy atmosphere of Bacalao once again and enjoyed a delicious dinner. We enjoyed cocktails with our oysters on the half shell and our fresh catch entries of fresh seared salmon ( for me) and tuna(for him) were served over a bed of lentils with mussels... More 

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St. John's, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
83 reviews 83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Newfoundland Seafood Risotto - sweet local coldwater shrimp, succulent bay scallops, local mussels and lobster. Finished with lobster oil and asparagus!
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

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