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Bacalao - Nouvelle Newfoundland Cuisine

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Canadian, Seafood
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65 Lemarchant Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2G9, Canada
709-579-6565
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6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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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
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Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous dinner here. The chef even sent out a little fish taco to taste to start because they had been serving them the day before at the Regatta. We enjoyed the Jigs Dinner Cabage Rolls which were amazing. I could have eaten about 20. We asked if we could order a plate of cod tongues and they accommodated us!! Each... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They accommodated gluten and lactose free. Not a place intended for kids, but we had no options with the five year old. He tried the pork tacos and then some of our duck and cod. The food was good, the service was professional yet friendly.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Tried the cod, hoping for the best but was let down. Services was good tho. Scallops were fresh. Feels like fine home-cooked dining

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Thank Hakim H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We absolutely LOVED the food!!! So delicious! They have such a great variety and use local ingredients (which is awesome, especially local meat) We had exceptional service, our waitress was so friendly and inviting. We had such a great experience and will definitely be returning!

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Thank Kate R
Guelph, Canada
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189 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service poor or amateurish, food mediocre. Cod with skin on excellent, but veg was a disaster. Done with a bouillabaisse base, lobster piece in my veg most unbecoming of a classy place. Chowder was also mediocre, sweet with lots of potatoes, small shrimps and carrots. The ambiance was old house French, no Portuguese food at all and no real salt... More 

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Caledonia, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by Bernadette at Monastery Inn. She called over and made a reservation for us. Tracy, our server was very friendly and charming. Food was delicious and local. Amuse bouche of a cod tongue taco to start, wonderful. Chowder was full of seafood and the base was not too creamy or too thin. I had the cod stew and my... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this restaurant;sophisticated yet down to earth eloquence ;I had a wonderful dinner with my friends as I introduced them to my new man in 2008;warm and enlightening atmosphere;food was delis has well as the wine list;intimate and romantic

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unbelievably delicious and authentic. Friendly, knowledgeable service and surprising portion sizes! Would go back in a heartbeat! Thanks!

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Belleville, Canada
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party of 4 all agreed that the service, quality of food and price was outstanding. The joy began with warm rosemary bread, moved on to classic east coast dinners and finished with the best desserts (mine was flour free) we had all week. The atmosphere is relaxed but formal enough to let you know that this is not a... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was delightful, wine wonderful, company lovely, server very good! Had a lovely Portuguese wine, lamb and vegetables were fabulous, rhubarb crumble was great!

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Canadian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Lemarchant Rd, 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
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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