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Cafe De Sao Bento

#45 of 2,520 Restaurants in Lisbon
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Rua de Sao Bento, 212 | 1200-821 Lisboa, Lisbon 1200-821, Portugal
+351 21 395 2911
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7:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Portuguese restaurant specialized in steaks ( steakhouse) . Known as the...
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions

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  • 358
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  • 131
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Don't expect a smiling face but do expect a good piece of meat

Reviews are true. The steak is delicious. But it is expensive. I think you do pay for quality here. And you will want to order fries to soak up all the yummy sauce. Maybe it was just me, the service was quick, but a little unfriendly.... They didn't smile much and certainly didn't go out of their... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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bristol
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Reviews are true. The steak is delicious. But it is expensive. I think you do pay for quality here. And you will want to order fries to soak up all the yummy sauce. Maybe it was just me, the service was quick, but a little unfriendly.... They didn't smile much and certainly didn't go out of their way. As long... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Oh yeah! This place has the best steak with the most delicious sauce ever! Go there and ask for the "Bife à São Bento" you will have the best comfort meal ever!

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Amadora, Lisboa, Portugal
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Really amazing steak! And we are really demanding with meat quality. Fries are ok, nothing special. Warmed bread is a plus. Restaurant environment is quite special :)

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Lisbon, Portugal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This is the best steak in town. It is an old portuguese recipee of a great steak with sauce. Great meat (tasty, tender), the sauce is incredible and fantastic french fries. There is nothing else relevant here besides the fact that the service is also excelent. I live in Lisbon and go there at least once a month. AVoid it... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Only been there once, along time ago, maybe 2 years. The food was very nice. I like this sort of places where the menu is not extensive but rather focused on special fare. Would go back, definitely. I have tried (i am aware there are differences in the concept) some of the cervejarias where steaks are served and this one... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

If you want real Portuguese food, full of tradition, this is the place. They have a stake with fried egg and french fries, simply perfect! Ask for the apple crumble, one of the best I've ever had. I could not fail to mention the service. The staff was very friendly and fast in attendance, were very friendly.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

É sempre bom! O bife vem sempre perfeito! O ambiente é sempre óptimo. Always good! Best steak in Lisbon! The quietness is always perfect for a two persons dinner conversation. Strongly recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the steak, but objected to being charged separately for the side dishes on top of an already expensive meal. Very good service. Classical decor, intimate space.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

it is a classic, with experiment servants that helps to enjoy the space and the food. Food is good, no pretension to gourmet ... Just good and well executed. Worth to go, and prices are acceptable for the location, space, quality and service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The steak was tender and genuinely excellent. Really enjoyed my chat with the maître d' about Portuguese politics and all the politicians who have been frequenting this place. Though I have to say that for EUR 50, this place was no cheaper than a quality restaurant in Brussels. Altogether, a very enjoyable experience!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua de Sao Bento, 212 | 1200-821 Lisboa, Lisbon 1200-821, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: +351 21 395 2911

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 62
  • Cuisine: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions

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
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 2:00 am

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