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Bacalao - Nouvelle Newfoundland Cuisine

65 Lemarchant Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2G9, Canada
+1 709-579-6565
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
65 Lemarchant Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2G9, Canada
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Reviewed September 10, 2014

Bacalao has an interesting menu using fresh local produce and offering a modern take on more traditional Newfoundland dishes. It also has a broad and well considered wine list. Staff were charming and helpful and we found it reasonably priced for the quality of the...More

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Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Business lunch, we were nicely received at the front door and shown to good table in the front room. First off, the service was spotty, we went from having our server almost too much in our faces in the beginning to almost AWOL near the...More

Thank Global4755
Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I went to this restaurant because it was well rated by tourist guide books. We enjoyed our food. The wine, suggested by our waiter, paired very well with our meal. Our waiter was excellent. We did, however, find the price on the...More

1  Thank jadefirehorse
Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

We have been here several times for dinner and have always been pleased. So decided we would try brunch. We were a group of four and 3 of us ordered eggs over easy and all yolks were well done! Seems like a pretty simple thing...More

Thank Hikingfoodie41
Reviewed August 23, 2014

We ate here twice during our stay in St. John's. My recommendation is this: if you have plenty of money to spend, then you will have a good meal here and a good evening. The food is good and there are some good wines you...More

Thank PhilipSoniaNiccolo
Reviewed August 22, 2014

We travelled to St. John's in July, 2014. Our great tour guide from Tours by Locals (Elizabeth) recommended Bacalao, so we booked a reservation. My husband and I are "foodies", and we were blown away by our meal. It was so memorable that we cancelled...More

1  Thank cathcole
Reviewed August 19, 2014

I did not know what to expect from restaurants in St. John's, but I would have to say that Bacalao has to be one of the top 10 restaurants I have ever eaten at. The atmosphere, service, food presentation and quality was off the charts....More

Thank jtknox1225
Reviewed August 14, 2014

This restaurant has a warm atmosphere, friendly staff, and a superbly innovative menu. The owner is a smart sommelier, and each aspect of a meal is top-knotch. Highest recommendation.

Thank Richard G
Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was the best restaurant we went to in St John's. Decor is warm and inviting (in fact, it feels a bit like you're in someone's home... mostly because it's obviously converted FROM a home), service excellent. We had the dish for which the place...More

Thank DrCMiller
Reviewed August 6, 2014

Recently in Newfoundland for my uncle's 90th birthday, my cousins decided to treat me to some traditional dishes at what my cousin considers the best place to do so in St. John's. He was right! Bacalao was a wonderful choice of restaurants.The food was delicious,...More

1  Thank bigglewump
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July 31, 2015|
Response from amaunder | Property representative |
I don't know where you can get chicken divan in St. John's. However we do serve a beautiful chicken dish here at Bacalao,House brined local chicken,roasted to lovely golden brown, NL savoury and a bakeapple (NL berry... More
May 18, 2015|
Response from amaunder | Property representative |
Hello: We open at six for Dinner. We do not take reservations after 9 PM. However we are here in the evening until the last Guest has finished their Dinner. You can look forward to a leisurely evening with us at Bacalao... More
Jane C
April 18, 2015|
Response from amaunder | Property representative |
Hi there, Thanks for your interest in Bacalao! Yes, we have free parking in our lot at the rear of our building. Andrea
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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
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