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Cafe De Sao Bento

Rua De Sao Bento, 212, Lisbon, Portugal
+351 21 395 2911
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Ranked #17 of 2,266 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $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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Tallinn, Estonia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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202 reviews 202 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Lisbon, Portugal
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

this is my place in Lisbon . Some years ago I discovered this hidden gem by hazard . It was one of my best surprises . Here I ate and I ate the best steak in town , the best Serra cheese and I drunk fantastic wines by a good price . Gentelmen who serves me are always the same,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The carnivores in our family needed a meat fix so we decided to test this well-reviewed gem. We were not disappointed! On arrival it looks like a residential building but once inside it has the ambience of a private members club. The menu is limited which we took as a good sign. The steaks were indeed melt-in-the-mouth GOOD. The sauces... More

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Café de Sao Bento- I have read about that place in advance and was very intrigued by the ceremonies of its work. That was an only place worth waiting during a hungry hour and a half – as it turned out it was really fantastic. At the needed time (from 7pm) I rang the bell and could hear the sound... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is awesome. A very good steak and sauce with superb french fries . Fine service and good wine. A real must in Lisbon . I'll revisit this more than 30 years old restaurant always

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