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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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Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Visited mid week so t was not too busy. Service was wonderful and waitress was knowledgeable about both the dishes and the wine. Good selection of locally sourced food and a appropriate selection to meet most appetites. Nice presentation and wonderful flavours. Will visit again for sure. Reasonably priced menu and wine list.

Thank Toutois
Burin, Newfoundland, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Previous to our visit on Sunday October 9th, 2016 my rating would have been a 5. On my two prior visits to Bacalao everything was delicious, service impeccable an all round great dining experience. Sadly I hadn't started commenting on Trip Advisor. Our group included myself, my son, daughter-in-law and two year old grandson. We dined early at 6:30 pm.... More 

1 Thank Karen M
Vancouver, Canada
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

My wife had the duck and I had shark. Both were excellent. The restuarant is divided into small rooms in a lovely old home. It has a lovely comfortable but elegant atmoshphere. Friendly service.

Thank Mike R
Ottawa, Canada
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This restaurant is not far from the main shopping area (but up a steep hill). The dining area consists of three rooms, each with a number of tables. There is free parking at the back. The food we had was well cooked and well presented.

Thank Georgette M
Ottawa, Canada
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We had a really nice supper here. My husband enjoyed the crab cakes, I a salad (special order as to not include duck). I had a vegetarian terrine and he had the cod stew. Food was very good and we couldn't finish. My only complaint was that there were no vegan options. I'm not a vegan, so it wasn't a... More 

Thank Jenn B
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Terrible experience. The service was extremely slow. My food was not hot. I had fish chowder which did not have any taste nor did it it have any lobster or crab in it (which the menus claimed it did). It did have a couple of pieces of cod that were very chewy.. So disappointed because the reviews made it out... More 

Thank mitzitubby
Bellingham, Washington
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113 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Despite its relatively low TA rating, we decided to eat at Bacalao last night due to a personal recommendation. We do not understand why it's so "low on the list." We loved the fact that the restaurant is segmented into separate small rooms. Our server was attentive and pleasant. Two of our party had the Salt Cod Stew (Bacalao is... More 

2 Thank cscgesp
Courtenay, Canada
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620 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Had dinner at this restaurant tonight. The greeting was friendly and the atmosphere of the place was warm and comforting. Decided on the salt cod dinner (bacalao) which was great, essence of Newfoundland. My friends had the lamb and halibut and again very good. Desserts were delightful as well and a great culinary experience!

1 Thank Smoltman
Calgary, Alberta
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

What a great twist on traditional Nfld meals. The wine list is broad for a great selection but I would stay away from the cocktails. Lots of great appies but the mains are pretty traditional except for the salt cod stew. Service is fast and friendly for the 'come from away' gang.

Thank orion0116
St. John's, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Bacalao is where I had my first date with my husband 5 years ago, but I assure you that is not the only reason this place is close to my heart. Bacalao's food is truly amazing and an experience in itself. They create unique dishes that play on Newfoundland dishes but with a twist. My first experience with Bacalao was... More 

1 Thank DaniandChris823

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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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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