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Cafe De Sao Bento

Rua De Sao Bento, 212, Lisbon, Portugal
+351 21 395 2911
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Ranked #18 of 2,258 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $70
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Portuguese restaurant specialized in steaks ( steakhouse) . Known as the Best Steak in Town ( by Time Out , " vox populi" and other magazines . You can have lunch in working days and dinner everyday until 02 AM
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The front of this restaurant is an unassuming closed door in a quiet street but the welcome was warm and we were led upstairs to a dining room with lovely lighting and great relaxed atmosphere. We were very well looked after, service was friendly and fantastic and the food delicious. I had the smoked salmon which was light and full... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Just found the awesome restaurant in Lisbon, Portugal I could say a lot of things and write a lot of reviews about this one, but to perfect words are hard to find. I tried the very popular Bife à Café de São Bento and it was so well cooked, and the sauce so sweet for the potatos that I real... More

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Hayward, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

As soon as our family had decided to vacation in Lisbon, I just KNEW I had to eat here. I emailed in June to inquire about lunch reservations for a group of 9 people for lunch in late August, and received a confirmation right away from the manager, Mr. Antonio. When 2 additional family members asked to join a few... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Very cool little place you could easily miss. Knock on the door and if they like the look of you, they will let you in. The beef do Lombo is to die for... A favourite amongst the locals

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Tallinn, Estonia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Restaurant positions itself as a "private place." The door to the restaurant is always closed, so you must know that you need to call the door bell. Its better to reserve a table in advance. I did not understand that place, but place is full of people, both tourists and locals. There is allowed to smoke, so its very hard... More

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Antonio C, Gerente geral at Cafe De Sao Bento, responded to this review

We have a room for non smokers in the first floor . We are known as the Best Lisbon Steak . It wasn't na invention . We won this medal through TIME OUT magazine and not only . We are a steakhouse in a cosy atmosphere like na English Pub . We never introduce us in another format. More

Los Angeles, California
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203 reviews 203 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

In a city primarily known for excellent seafood, there are still many establishments known for their beef. This is the best of them (non-carnivores will starve). EXCELLENT service, lovely location, great food, and reasonable prices. The service is unexcelled (in a city well-known for its gracious hospitality), and the food is wonderful. When reserving, be sure to indicate smoking or... More

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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Genuinely the nicest steak I have ever eaten. Myself and my partner went to this restaurant after reading all the reviews online and we were not disappointed. We had a great waiter who really made an effort with us and while yes, there is only steak on the menu, they do it very well. We got the sao bento fillet... More

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This place has glowing reviews that we don't understand. First, it is far away from any place tourists are apt to visit. Either a very long walk or a taxi ride. Next, the front door is locked, and you must ring the bell to find out if the place is even open. Third, you are told on arrival that the... More

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Antonio C, Gerente at Cafe De Sao Bento, responded to this review

Dear costumer : we really don't understand how the location of a restaurante can be a feature for being appropriate to tourists . Our location is close to the Portuguese Parliament that is a monument , that is visited by crowds of tourists, . We play fairly with TRIPADVISOR , we incentive our costumers to write reviews as per their... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I have travelled wide and ate at some of the finest steak houses because I love steak and I'm blessed enough to afford fine food. The house special steak was absolutely fantastic. Tender, juicy, soft, sublime are words that enter the mind. The sauce is incredible. Never had anything like this. The service is outstanding. Professional. Prompt. Polite. I like... More

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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Excellent steak, environment and great deserts. The employees are very nice and delicate. I love this experience again.

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