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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, Vegan Options
65 Lemarchant Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2G9, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed lovely "tapas" like meal here with visitors to the island. It was relaxing and enjoyed by all. The food was good and service was great.

Thank The_Rock_50
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We made reservations at this restaurant for my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary. Our children at the time were 7 and 12 years old. The table was nice, and the staff were friendly. However, you have to get past the fact that the exterior of the...More

1  Thank LizoLuke4
Reviewed 18 January 2018

I booked this restaurant as a birthday treat and when we got there it was dark and cold - and closed. They had both my email and phone number (which they had taken down wrong) but did not inform us they were closed or offer...More

1  Thank Marilyn P
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Bacalao is the Spanish word for codfish. It has similar variations like bacalhau in Portuguese. And, it has some not so similar, as merluzzo in Italian. Fresh cod is called either cod or simply fish in Newfoundland English. Yes, there has been a scholastic Dictionary...More

Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Bacalao was a great place for a delicious meal as a family. The staff were attentive and informative. The menu was diverse enough to offer something for each of us. The food was fabulous and well enjoyed by all.

1  Thank Greg V
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We took my parents to Bacalao to celebrate the end of our 10 day vacation to Newfoundland. The menu was great - it contained dishes that appealed to my wife and I as well as my parents who are in their 80's. The wine selection...More

1  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We had a memorable dinner here seven years ago, and looked forward to returning for our final dinner of this visit to St. John's. The ownership has not changed, but the chef has. Service was still very good, but food was not. Patatas bravas is...More

Thank HotelierJohn
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Plenty of parking. Lovely dining area but the place was empty. [that was a clue] Server advised that they ran out of Pinot Grigio the day before?? So why not pick up a new supply before noon?? I had a simple chicken caesar salad ......sounds...More

1  Thank Susan C
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This wonderful restaurant is located in a house on a residential street. It's unassuming but the food is anything but! We had both Newfoundland specialties (cod tongues) as well as lamb souvlaki, steak and Atlantic salmon. Everything was delicious and our server Jessics was really...More

1  Thank Paul L
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This spot was recommended by travellers we met at a Visitor's Information site. We are so glad we had the recommendation as we were the only people there for brunch. The server was a real treat! We were very satisfied with our menu choices. The...More

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Questions & Answers
1 August 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
19 May 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
18 April 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 709-579-6565
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