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.
My two sisters and I visited Bacalao last night and I must say, we were so impressed with everything – from the atmosphere to the service and of course the food – it was all amazing! Thank you for a wonderful evening out!
Amy MossSt. John's, 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
Delightful! A delicious meal and charming personalities!
Don and CarolCalifornia
I am originally from NFLD, but have lived in California for 30 years! My friends took me to your restaurant tonight. It was absolutely amazing. The food, staff and atmosphere was excellent!! You made my trip back to the island a wonderful experience! Thank you!!!
Sharon GilesOxnard, CA, USA
I brought a tour of 45 people to the Bacalao today for lunch. It was a dining experience all tourists should enjoy. The meal and service was as good as it gets. Thank you.
RennieSt. John's, NL
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.
Chris & CindyNew York, NY
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.
Walt and Betty SpanglerSarasota, FL
Best meal in the whole province the week we were there. Amazing food, presentation and service.
Brian McHeadyMississauga, ON
We were very impressed with Bacalao! The menu was very interesting and I can’t wait to go back to try something else. Crab stuffed spring rolls are a nice idea and the seafood risotto was perfect, I have had it at other restaurants earlier this year and yours was the best by far. Even my ‘picky’ partner loved it and found more than one thing on the menu he would like. Everybody who worked there smiled at us and service was good. I am telling everybody about you!
Emily & ThomasSt. John's, NL
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!