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.
Best meal in the whole province the week we were there. Amazing food, presentation and service.
What a great restaurant you have! I rate it a 10++++ NO questions asked! And, wonderful owners, and staff. You could NOT ask for better. Word of mouth is the best advertising, and I have spread the word. Please keep up the great work. You are, and will continue to be, a great success. My sister, who was there during Christmas, and New Years’ Eve, enjoyed every minute. She said it was better then any New Years’ Eve party, she has ever been to. She will spread the word to her friends in New Brunswick. Cheers!
Great food, best I ever had in Newfoundland and some of the best I’ve ever had tout court! Very good service too. Overall a great eating experience.
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.
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).
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!!!
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.
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!
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.
We are open for Dinner at 6pm. (closed lunch) some tables avail: reserve soon. 579-6565