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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 good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
65 Lemarchant Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2G9, Canada
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviews (445)
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 9 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

2  Thank benzylique
Reviewed 30 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 18 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
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Went here a few months ago with my family, the food was alright, a few things were under seasoned and plain, but it was good. Out server was very nice and very helpful. They might have just been having an off night with the food,...More

Thank gwenking2016
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Went as part of a family get together. I order the cod with potatoes and vegetables. It was fantastic. The ambiance was perfect...light music to encourage everyone to talk. Dessert was great too...tried the spice cake..it was delicious. Looking forward to a return visit next...More

Thank Jlwh2014
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Had the cod tongue salad, very bland and poor presentation! The co Au gratin was cheap and way over cooked! No love in this food for sure! A big disappointment!

Thank WhJet
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Went to Bacalao (first timer) ... was told that the Sunday Dinner Special was traditional Newfoundland Turkey (and Jiggs) Dinner. I immediately ordered. Oh my God! Delicious was not the word. Lots of food on the plate, local veggies were delicious and the turkey, gravy...More

1  Thank Gerry W
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Where in St. John's can I find chicken divan do you know if your store serves it?
1 August 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
I noticed your hours are until 9:30 on Tuesdays. We will be landing at 7:20. Do you shut down at 9:30 or do you accept guests until that time?
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
Is there parking?
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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
  • E-mail
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