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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
65 Lemarchant Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2G9, Canada
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Reviewed September 11, 2016

Bacalao is where I had my first date with my husband 5 years ago, but I assure you that is not the only reason this place is close to my heart. Bacalao's food is truly amazing and an experience in itself. They create unique dishes...More

1  Thank DaniandChris823
Reviewed September 2, 2016

Really enjoyable meal. Very relaxing, no need to rush. We had the Housemade Charcuterie Plate, Bacalao’s Seafood Chowder, Pan Seared Fogo Island Cod-pot Cod, and the strip loin. All were flavorful, and cooked perfectly, The service was friendly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank eleung5763
Reviewed September 2, 2016

4 or 5 small and dark rooms. very posh atmosphere. it is a little expensive but it is good (salted cod was too salted though). The desert was amazing: partridgeberry meringue !!!

Thank French-girl-in-TO
Reviewed August 29, 2016

Careful attention paid to the food at this restaurant. Had the appetizer of duck/cheese tasters with locally made chutney that was delicious. Liked that they source locally as much as possible. Trout was moist, with the yummy potato pasta and grilled vegetables. Seafood medley was...More

Thank Mobydick20152015
Reviewed August 24, 2016 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...More

1  Thank Mountain_bliss_girl
Reviewed August 24, 2016

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.

Thank snowomyn
Reviewed August 23, 2016 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

Thank Hakim H
Reviewed August 22, 2016 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!

Thank Kate R
Reviewed August 18, 2016 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....More

Thank ric i
Reviewed August 13, 2016 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...More

1  Thank Graham M
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Where in St. John's can I find chicken divan do you know if your store serves it?
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
I noticed your hours are until 9:30 on Tuesdays. We will be landing at 7:20. Do you shut down at 9:30 or do you accept guests until that time?
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
Is there parking?
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
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
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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