We’re passionately focused on sourcing local produce, products, game, seafood and spirits.

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Special Events

Bacalao has 4 cozy dining rooms with fireplaces that can host corporate and social functions.

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Bacalao has won many awards including the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

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Gift Certificates

Bacalao offers gift certificates at any dollar value and with no expiry. We can also email them!

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Why the name “Bacalao”?

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.

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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.
Mark PenneyAlbany, NY

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