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.
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.
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!
Spectacular food, wine and service. Nice to see even though you are a fine dinning class restaurant you have stayed true to the Newfoundland tradition in you dishes. If I’m in NL I want cod in any form. The fish was great, hope we can make it back some day?
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!
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!
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!
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!
On my recent vacation to St. John’s, visiting Bacalao was at the top of my to-do list…and it did not disappoint. We ate there with groups of family and friends on two occasions, once for Saturday brunch and again for a Friday night dinner. The atmosphere was quaint, the service was fun and friendly, and the food was excellent. Not only is Bacalao’s take on Newfoundland cuisine extraordinary, but most importantly the food tastes great and looks great. From the breads, spreads, salt cod fritters, cod tongues, pot liquor shooters, halibut and caribou, everything was expertly prepared, fresh and well seasoned. I know where I’ll be going to eat the next time I get off the plane in St. John’s. You should be proud of what you have established! Top notch indeed.
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!
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.