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Bacalao - Nouvelle Newfoundland Cuisine

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65 Lemarchant Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2G9, Canada
+1 709-579-6565
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
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Toronto, Canada
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Four of us went for Sunday brunch. We were hoping for local food and were not disappointed. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly, who provided us with great descriptions and opinions of the dishes. A perfect start to the day

Thank Robert F
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For some strange reason the lady at reception didn't want us wait at the front and made us stand in the back outside the kitchen door while she prepared our table. Then she asked me if it was my coat I was holding in my hands (as if I had taken someone else's coat off the rack!?). Anyway, our waiter... More 

Thank Guy F
st John's
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I ate here with my partner for her birthday. It was a quiet Saturday evening with maybe 2 to 3 other tables being served. I ended up getting the lamb and my partner ended up getting the game of the day. The lamb has to be one of the worst lamb dishes I have ever had in a restaurant. There... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Have had so many beautiful meals here...was too bad that my meals was overlooked. Was sold as a ravioli..not a pasta dish at all. Was disappointed.

Thank Jlwh2014
St. John's, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We called ahead to request vegan meals. Not easy to find in NL. Although Bacalo is not a veg restaurant; the owner, chef and waiter went above and beyond to create a gorgeous meal including a delicious chocolate coconut cake for desert. Absolutely perfect! Wonderful, friendly and attentive staff here. Thank you Bacalao! You made the evening very special. Coming... More 

Thank Gloria W
St. John's, Canada
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

It was my birthday so Hubby took me out to Bacalao. We started with the seafood chowder and pork belly starter. Both were great. Dinner was the cod fish and I had the lamb. Both were very tasty. For dessert we had the berry cheesecake. It was outstanding. With wine, drinks & tip, this was a$190.00 dinner.

Thank Marilyn S
Mount Pearl, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Went here a few months ago with my family, the food was alright, a few things were under seasoned and plain, but it was good. Out server was very nice and very helpful. They might have just been having an off night with the food, it happens, I would go back and give it a second chance for sure.

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Ottawa, Canada
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 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.

Thank Jlwh2014
Ingonish, Canada
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112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 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!

Thank WhJet
St. John's, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
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
Newfoundland Seafood Risotto - sweet local coldwater shrimp, succulent bay scallops, local mussels and lobster. Finished with lobster oil and asparagus!

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