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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
65 Lemarchant Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2G9, Canada
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

Everything was handled quickly. Staff were well informed. It was early so quite quiet. Nothing negative to say

Thank JeromeS5123
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The lunch service was friendly and reasonably fast. I was surprised that there weren't any other patrons, until the end of the meal where the food ranged from meh to what, and was fairly expensive. We ordered patatas bravas which were french fries with aioli...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Enjoyed our final night in Newfoundland @ Bacalao and it didn't disappoint. I was worried w some of the earlier reviews, but they must've taken notice of the feedback because everything was terrific. - the "frites" w the steak frites were the best we've ever...More

Thank vancouverme
Reviewed August 23, 2018

We were three adults that visited this restaurant on August 22, 2018. I ordered the seafood fettucini, another individual took the Euro lunch! The Euro lunch allows the person to order 2 appetizers plus a small glass of wine for $ 34! A bargain. The...More

Thank beaucaboo
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Over the years we celebrated birthdays, anniversaries or happy reunions with visiting friends. Meals are of excellent quality be it for lunch or dinner. Once you find a favourite you may not want to experiment but you should. Venison is available, cod dishes light and...More

1  Thank Dogrose17
Reviewed July 20, 2018

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 July 12, 2018 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 July 8, 2018

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 June 22, 2018

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 June 22, 2018

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

3  Thank Seagull13
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Questions & Answers
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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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