We’re passionately focused on sourcing local produce, products, game, seafood and spirits.
Bacalao has 4 cozy dining rooms with fireplaces that can host corporate and social functions.
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.
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!!!
An incredible experience and best 90th birthday party I could have imagined. Food was delicious, Cod was melt-in-your mouth spectacular. Dessert was divine. And the service was far above and beyond!
Our meal here was as perfect as I thought it would be. The jiggs dinner cabbage rolls and the moose served in a burgundy pinot noir sauce with blueberries and bacon were absolutely fantastic. The atmosphere, service and food was perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant! Our server was Tracy and she was so wonderful! Thanks!
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!
Found your site via Google.. next visit too St Johns this coming summer I will visit your restaurant.. the menu looks excellent ! I can’t wait !
First date night since second born and we made a great choice coming here. Wonderful! 2-20-2015
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
Bacalao was one of our best dining experiences of the entire year, anywhere in the world! We had to come back for one last meal in Newfoundland before returning to New York. Thank you, Mike and staff, for showing us the best of Newfoundland – the local dishes and ingredients, the wines, and most of all your friendliness and hospitality. If only we had a restaurant like this in New York City! We can’t wait to come back again.
Best in St. John’s. My family’s new favorite. (but a bit drafty by the front door, which encourages the eating of hot dishes).
We attended Bacalao this afternoon for brunch. The Nouvelle Newfoundland Cuisine was exceptional, the service was superior and professional. It is impressive to have traditional Newfoundland food with exotic twists in a modern bistro style resto. One of the best experiences in Newfoundland without question. I will recommend it to anyone visiting the province.
We are open for Dinner at 6pm. (closed lunch) some tables avail: reserve soon. 579-6565