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.
Last night we gathered at Bacalao for a meeting of old girlfriends… and what a wonderful experience we had! The atmosphere was cozy, the food was delightful and the service as second to none. Well done all – we’ll be sure to recommend you to others. Congratulations on being yet another Newfoundland and Labrador success story!
We visited your restaurant for lunch with my brother and sister-in-law and loved your emphasis on the local Newfoundland food. The presentataion was done with a flair, the taste was great and the service friendly, attentive and accommodating. We expecailly liked you partridge berry fiz and the ginger cake is unique and the best we’ve ever tasted. We’ll be back the next time we visit St. John’s. Kudo’s to the chef, and staff.
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).
Best meal in the whole province the week we were there. Amazing food, presentation and service.
Wonderful meal. Newfoundland cuisine at its best. Friendly, informative service. 10/10 Thanks!
I was here with my wonderful husband and my two lovely children, for my birthday. We ordered the wonderful food, and ate it all. It filled us all up. It was a wonderful day and night, and I absolutely recommend everyone to go there. It was an memory that I shall never forget. It was classy, and just simply wonderful. I’m definitely coming back again! PS: The waiters were so friendly!
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.
We very much enjoyed our visit to your restaurant last night. The food was spectacular and the servings certainly left noone hungry. The chicken and fish were moist and fresh. I loved the Rasberry Fizz recommended by your server and I thought the Lemon cheesecake was fantastic! Our server was very friendly and was knowledgeable about the menu. It was a very relaxing atmosphere where I felt like I was not rushed through my meal (as a mom of a toddler that does not happen often). Thank you so much for a wonderful evening out!
On the evening of July 7th, my wife and I had our very first experience with dining in this magnificent restaurant. Friends from Ontario were visiting and, wanting to try authentic NL cuisine excluding fast-food fish ‘n chips, asked us to recommend a place to eat. We chose Bacalao because we had heard excellent reports and hadn’t been there before. What a marvelous eating experience! Our waitress was superb – friendly without being imposing, professional, yet very relaxed, and displaying such knowledge of the restaurant’s offerings as to be quite impressive. Service was fast, but yet allowed plenty of time for both digestion and conversation. My wife and both of our companions had the pan-fried cod that evening, while I tried the seafood medley. We all raved at both the taste and the presentation. Entrees were preceded by appetizers which included mussels, cod tongue salad, and a very strange-sounding soup. There were so many mussels that they had to be shared! The desserts were to die for!! We will highly recommend this restaurant to both locals and CFA’s, and will definitely be back. Congratulations to all.
Another excellent dining experience at Bacalao this evening with my wife and daughter celebrating Father’s Day. Food and service were amazing – unexpected thanks from Bacalao as our table was 20 minutes late – very classy treatment, Bacalao!! will be back soon. server was fantastic as well.