Celebrating the cuisine and culture of Newfoundland & Labrador, Bacalao offers comfortable fine dining in a turn of the century home with a passionate focus on local seafood, game, produce and spirits.
Newfoundland shares its culinary history of enjoying salt cod with many other cultures. Bacalao (bak-al-OW) is the word used for salt cod (in various spellings and pronunciations) throughout the Mediterranean. The versatility and much-beloved nature of this time-honoured staple ingredient is the inspiration for our name and exemplifies our innovative interpretation of Newfoundland cuisine.
I just want to say that I love how you focus on local products from local producers. I think it’s just wonderful. Looking forward to eating at you restaurant very soon.
Delightful! A delicious meal and charming personalities!
Don and CarolCalifornia
Best meal in the whole province the week we were there. Amazing food, presentation and service.
Brian McHeadyMississauga, ON
My friends and I had brunch at your resturant today. Wow….I have got to say, it was a fantastic meal. We really enjoyed your fine cusine and will be back again very soon!
KeithMount Pearl, NL
Hi.This was the first time that my Mother and I had the pleasure of dining here.The lunch was delicious and the service was first rate.For guests of our province this is the place to go for real Newfoundland food.
GraceSt. John's, NL
Back in January of 2010, my boyfriend and I decided to celebrate our one-year anniversary at Bacalao in St. John’s. I had been there once previously for a work Christmas party and could not wait to share the wonderful menu with Josh. Besides it being a very special occasion for us, the night was made even more amazing with the wonderful service we received from the staff. The menu specials were delicious (pan seared scallops as well as duck) and we were completely blown away with the dessert: cardamom flourless chocolate cake! Andrea paired both of our meals with great wine, and we were even sent home with two free dessert coupons for our next visit and some reusable shopping bags. We have raved about our experience to all of our friends ever since!
Our visit to Bacalao at the Clarenville Inn today was wonderful as well. Although undergoing renovations the atmosphere was still very relaxing and service was again excellent. It was our first time trying the lunch menu and we were just as satisfied with it as we were when we shared our first visit back in January.
We will most definitely be back again – Keep up the amazing work!!!
Josh & AshleySt. John's, NL
I sent my brother and sister-in-law to Bacalao after buying a gift certificate to the restaurant. Your service long distance was fun and easy; I heard the food and atmosphere was dynamite.
Cat GirottiToronto, ON
Had a great meal last night, we wre there with another couple. Staff was great and food super especially the cabbage roll. Have recommended your place to friends already
Allan ThomasSt. John's, NL
Wonderful meal. Newfoundland cuisine at its best. Friendly, informative service. 10/10 Thanks!
Peter and LizWindsor, ON
Thank you to all the staff who accommodated our group of 20 after my Dad’s funeral on such a short notice. Nothing but compliments to the assorted dishes they had and the atmosphere was great. I will certainly be back.