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

We had a lovely, relaxing meal at Bacalao. Food was good, and service was perhaps a wee bit slow, but beautiful setting and generous portions.

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were the second couple in the restaurant at 6:15 pm. The greeter/seater was also our waiter. Soon the 6:30 reservations started to come in. By 6:45 there were seven tables seated,all in some point of ordering drinks, wine and dinner. The same single greeter/seater/waiter...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to go here after a boat tour so we were all wind-blown and not looking the most attractive but they accepted us just how we were. The service was wonderful! Our waiter was magnificent and super friendly. However, I do not know his...More

Thank katiejwinter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found out about Bacalao by chance. We met a couple at the airport in toronto who told us it was their favourite place to eat. We were a tired party of 3 on June 14. 2018 We loved the ambiance. Cozy. Relaxed. Gary was...More

Thank gigipado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been there a number of times I wanted to treat my American guests to a great meal.i was mortified ,,.,! The beet salad consisted of a few flakes if lettuce and hunks of bottled beets on top. The cod tongues were terrible...the fries were...More

1  Thank Seagull13
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

Coming from away, had heard many great things about this restaurant and TripAdvisor reviews supported that it was one of the best places to eat I the city “always good.” To the point “good” isn’t “great” and it’s not good enough when you’re paying “great”...More

Thank EatsWritesShoots
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

There are far better places to eat in St. John’s. avoid this place as the food is mediocre at best. I ordered the Root Vegetavle dish and just got a plate of Peppers. The rest of the group commented that their meals were tasteless an...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

The humble exterior opens to a cozy place with several small dining rooms. The menu has a number of attractive choices so we chose some exotic and some more familiar. The Flipper Pie, an appetizer made with seal meat was a delicious discovery. Salt Cod...More

Thank 11,542
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a very nice dinner our first night in St. John’s. it was very delicious but I would say the cost of the meal was much more than I would expect - so god meal, not great value. Very good service.

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed May 17, 2018

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
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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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