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Bacalao - Nouvelle Newfoundland Cuisine

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Downtown
Canadian, Seafood
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65 Lemarchant Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2G9, Canada
+1 709-579-6565
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Today
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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Ottawa, Canada
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went as part of a family get together. I order the cod with potatoes and vegetables. It was fantastic. The ambiance was perfect...light music to encourage everyone to talk. Dessert was great too...tried the spice cake..it was delicious. Looking forward to a return visit next time I am in town.

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Thank Jlwh2014
Ingonish, Canada
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113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the cod tongue salad, very bland and poor presentation! The co Au gratin was cheap and way over cooked! No love in this food for sure! A big disappointment!

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Thank WhJet
St. John's, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Bacalao (first timer) ... was told that the Sunday Dinner Special was traditional Newfoundland Turkey (and Jiggs) Dinner. I immediately ordered. Oh my God! Delicious was not the word. Lots of food on the plate, local veggies were delicious and the turkey, gravy and stuffing was outstanding. Cost was more than reasonable $20.00. My companion had same. Also... More 

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Thank Gerry W
Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Visited mid week so t was not too busy. Service was wonderful and waitress was knowledgeable about both the dishes and the wine. Good selection of locally sourced food and a appropriate selection to meet most appetites. Nice presentation and wonderful flavours. Will visit again for sure. Reasonably priced menu and wine list.

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Thank Toutois
Burin, Newfoundland, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Previous to our visit on Sunday October 9th, 2016 my rating would have been a 5. On my two prior visits to Bacalao everything was delicious, service impeccable an all round great dining experience. Sadly I hadn't started commenting on Trip Advisor. Our group included myself, my son, daughter-in-law and two year old grandson. We dined early at 6:30 pm.... More 

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Thank Karen M
Vancouver, Canada
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

My wife had the duck and I had shark. Both were excellent. The restuarant is divided into small rooms in a lovely old home. It has a lovely comfortable but elegant atmoshphere. Friendly service.

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Thank Mike R
Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

This restaurant is not far from the main shopping area (but up a steep hill). The dining area consists of three rooms, each with a number of tables. There is free parking at the back. The food we had was well cooked and well presented.

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Thank Georgette M
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

We had a really nice supper here. My husband enjoyed the crab cakes, I a salad (special order as to not include duck). I had a vegetarian terrine and he had the cod stew. Food was very good and we couldn't finish. My only complaint was that there were no vegan options. I'm not a vegan, so it wasn't a... More 

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Thank Jenn B
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Terrible experience. The service was extremely slow. My food was not hot. I had fish chowder which did not have any taste nor did it it have any lobster or crab in it (which the menus claimed it did). It did have a couple of pieces of cod that were very chewy.. So disappointed because the reviews made it out... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Despite its relatively low TA rating, we decided to eat at Bacalao last night due to a personal recommendation. We do not understand why it's so "low on the list." We loved the fact that the restaurant is segmented into separate small rooms. Our server was attentive and pleasant. Two of our party had the Salt Cod Stew (Bacalao is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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: +1 709-579-6565
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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