Our most recent family visit to Bacalao was last week. Their new menu was just launched – and it was spectacular! We started off with an amuse-bouche – a warm soup that was famously presented and tantalizingly flavorful. My husband order the catch of the day, pan seared halibut which was sampled by all – ‘mouth-watering’! Our daughter had the roasted chicken breast with bakeapple gastrique - she cleaned her plate with the ‘bread swipe’. I savored the vegetarian gnocchi main, a personal favorite. Next, who can choose between house made desserts by pastry chef and owner, Andrea? Not us, so we ordered the pumpkin cheesecake and a pudding (cannot remember name) to share. Both were devoured! The wine selection at Bacalao is phenomenal, customer service is top notch and the ambient atmosphere combined guarantee a memorable culinary experience for couples, families, businesses and corporate functions. Bacalao is literally a three minute jaunt from the St. John’s Delta Hotel (largest hotel in St. John’s) and many quaint B&B’s for traveller convenience. I cannot convey how fantastic this locally owned and operated restaurant is. Simply put, Bacalao is listed as the number restaurant in St. John’s because they are! Visit and experience their fresh local cuisine for yourself.