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Cafe De Sao Bento

#35 of 3,055 Restaurants in Lisbon
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$$$$
Bar, Gastropub, Steakhouse
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • 476
    Excellent
  • 177
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Awesome entrecote

After reading that their steaks are awesome, we had to try it. About 17 euros for an entrecote and a side. Decent steak, nice and tender. We ordered two portions and the first one was cooked nicely but the second one was under cooked, about rare (we asked for medium rare).

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading that their steaks are awesome, we had to try it. About 17 euros for an entrecote and a side. Decent steak, nice and tender. We ordered two portions and the first one was cooked nicely but the second one was under cooked, about rare (we asked for medium rare).

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Thank kurisuuu
Lisbon, Portugal
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its been one of the paces to go for steak in the last many years in Lisbon. Now there is a lot of nice stuff around but this is a classic. The environment is special, old english bar, may or not be your thing, but the steak and the fries is why you are going there. Good tap beer too.... More 

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Thank Vitor A
massachusetts
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238 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've become regulars here as the traditional Portuguese steak dinner is a favorite! We love the tender meat soaked up in layers of flavor topped off with a fried egg! Pure mouthwatering bliss, throw in some fries and spinach sautéed and pureed and it's a hit for your taste buds!!The green salad is also presented in an attractive manner and... More 

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Thank Daphnenero
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was New Years eve- the taxi dropped us off at the address - it was like an old school speak easy club as one had to knock on the door to gain entry- we were loving it already- We were greeted by a friendly member of staff and after a few minutes we were shown to our table, with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For over 30 years, undoubtedly the best steak in Lisbon! Fantastic meat, great souce and outstantding french fries. A must!

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Thank jtg65
Lilongwe, Malawi
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95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

A restaurant which was recommended by a five star hotel we stayed in within Lisbon. We never regretted and enjoyed our steak. Excellent staff with obvious in depth experience. These are really experienced persons. Being on different floors it also gives a good measure of privacy not the usual one floor and big room. Decent, smart.... I should add to... More 

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Thank Yellowtopcab
Istanbul, Turkey
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

small and nice restaurant. very good service. short menu. good wine.. steak was good. the white souce wlth it , is not my style though. hos ve minik bir lokanta. mutlaka gidilmeli. servis mukemmel.

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Thank scuba199
Istanbul, Turkey
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

A warning first. Smoking is ALLOWED here. Mind this before a reservation. Sao Bento may strike you as a small gentlemens club but it is definetely more than that. This restaurant has a very nice recipe for a signature steak (attached). Also house wines are very good but I recommend Quinta do Monte d'Orio with the signature steak. Excellent combination... More 

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Thank Berke E
Bucharest, Romania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

It was a bit crowded , mainly because it was new yers eve, the service was nice and the food was excellent. will definitely come back here.

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Thank MariusBoanta
Pennsylvania
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275 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

A nice experience with great food. A bit pricy considering overall low cost of restaurants in Lisbon, but this place is worth it. Paid about 50EUR for all in dinner pp. App, lots of wine, steak, coffee. Good service and even better food.

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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 23 - 62
  • Cuisine: Bar, Gastropub, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?