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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
65 Lemarchant Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2G9, Canada
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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 tksampson
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 1 July 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We went for dinner based on some reviews that turned out to be outdated.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
Reviewed 12 May 2017 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...More

Thank Guy F
Reviewed 8 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...More

3  Thank benzylique
Reviewed 29 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
Reviewed 17 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,...More

Thank Gloria W
Reviewed 17 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....More

Thank Marilyn S
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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
19 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, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
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