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Cafe De Sao Bento

Rua De Sao Bento, 212, Lisbon, Portugal
+351 21 395 2911
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Ranked #16 of 2,251 restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $27 - $73
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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89% Recommend
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Lisbon, Portugal
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Small and discreet, opens into a classic British-style inspired restaurant (if you are fond of the white lacquer furniture avoid this cosy place). Smoking is allowed in the room on the ground level so we climbed to the first floor where two couples respective babies and toddlers were having dinner. Unfortunately they felt so at home that they mostly disregarded... More

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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

By far one of the best meal you'll have in Lisbon!O melhor bife da cidade com os melhores vinhos e o melhor atendimento!Recomenda-se a todos!

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Lisbon, Portugal
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

but not only a very good steak . A charming atmosphere and a very kin d and flawless service. Arriving from London and having a late dinner at a Sunday night isn't everywhere you can got it . Even the music is fantastic. A very good price quality price of wines . I'll revisit always this splendid place

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Belfast, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

On the basis of positive reviews, my girlfriend and I chose this place for dinner on our first night. It turned out to be the best meal we had during our stay!! The service was polite, friendly and fast, we enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, and the steak was fantastic. In short, the meal was pricey but definitely worth it. Go... More

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Khartoum, Sudan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I have read many reviews on this place and love my steaks. So, expectedly, when I arrived at Mercado da Ribeira (food hall) and noticed the writing on the Cafe De Sao Bento menu wall stating 'Best steak in Lisbon' my expectations soared. So my wife ordered the Bife do Lombo at a cost of 16,5 euros (with no sides)!... More

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

Our Café de São Bento in Mercado da Ribeira is a diferente concept from the classic one . Naturally to have a bigger filet mignon you will pay more . Please check our prices in the classic restaurante at www.cafesaobento.com More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Best steak in Lisbon! Tried the traditional one in Rua de São Bento and it is delicious. The atmosphere is good to enjoy a calm dinner. Recently, lauched a new space in a different location ( Mercado da Ribeira ), where it is possible to try some menus but in a different atmosphere ( very crowded place ), and close... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Reading some of these reviews i was surprised. The meat is good but nothing special. We did not like the decoration at all. Old fashioned, and rather tacky... velvet... 2014 not really fashion. It gave me the impression to be in a brothel serving steak in stead of girls... Not my place. Too expensive for what it is. Probably succesfull... More

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

Indeed, we don't know any brothel , and due to that we can't compare our restaurante with a brothel . We really don't understand how a restaurnt can be good " only after hours " . As you can check your review is completly out of the others reviews . In anyway we respect all the opinions More

Top Contributor
321 reviews 321 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Very plain exterior so you wonder if you have come to the right place. Ring the doorbell and then you are greeted by very friendly waiter. We ate upstairs - it is a shame that this is the non smoking area as the downstairs is a more interesting room. We had excellent trio of dried ham and some lovely cheese... More

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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I visited here with my wife and son recently. The cafe gives the impression of being a select dining club right from the start. The front door is like a normal house and you have ring the bell to enter the restaurant. The waiters are very attentive and nothing is too much trouble. My wife and I both had the... More

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Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a classic restaurant in Lisbon well worth the visit. I've been there for 4 times now and I highly recommend it. very good steak and fries :)

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