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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
65 Lemarchant Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2G9, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank jlfHensall
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would recommend eating here. Not close to the waterfront area but food and service was great. Ordered the Pan Fried Cod.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bacalao came highly recommended by a friend that lives in St. Johns and we where very glad we followed through....three little dining areas of this lovely old house with all local artists work on the walls. the menu was a bit overwhelming when they offer...More

Thank Pete D
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Told that this is where to go. - and food was slow - and just OK. Fish over cooked. Not worth the visit. Plus now view!!

Thank Tanya S
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We went here on recommendation of other reviews. Service was good, prices were average for a nice meal and food was awesome! Our bill was 125 for 2 drinks, soup, salad and 2 entrees. We were there when it was really hot, humidex of 32....More

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Recently visited St. John's and was looking forward to sharing a nice meal with a friend at this restaurant that rec'd such great reviews on line. We had a 1:30 pm lunch reservation; hardly anyone in the restaurant and the service was terribly slow from...More

Thank Carol P
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner based on some reviews that turned out to be outdated. Their current menu provides a number of tapas dishes from around the world as appetizers and some standard dishes. They had some daily specials that were a bit more exotic. My...More

Thank hectop
Reviewed 21 May 2017 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
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Questions & Answers
31 July 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
18 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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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
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