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Cafe De Sao Bento

#56 of 2,579 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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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
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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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  • 367
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  • 137
    Very good
  • 43
    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
The best steak in Lisbon!

Friendly staff, a steak that melts in your mouth, with a delicious sauce and sided by homemade chips (ask

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Rosie C
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff, a steak that melts in your mouth, with a delicious sauce and sided by homemade chips (ask

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Although the menu is limited, no-one except steak lovers is going to come here and you will not be disappointed. The staff are fantastic. The steaks were extremely tender and cooked perfectly. The local wine was delicious, and even the dessert could not be faulted. For meat lovers I recommended seeking this place out, you will not be disappointed. As... More 

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Essex
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132 reviews 132 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Finding it was fun. It's just a closed door with a notice to ring the bell. But as soon as the door was answered we knew we'd make a good choice. The only mains are steaks. Filet or sirloin. We both had filet and they were great. A real traditional steak house. Worth a visit b

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Clevedon, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

So many places are famous for their steaks only to disappoint - this one didn't. As soon as we made the first cut we knew it was going to be good. Not cheap but it was worth it. The staff spent time to discuss all the dishes on offer and to suggest the wine to go with it (and this... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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89 reviews 89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We met a couple from Portugal at a cafe during lunch, we starting talking and they recommended this restaurant, it was great. The Filet was tender and delicious and they service from the wait staff was awesome. Everyone was very nice to us and they could not have done a better job giving us a great evening. They even told... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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87 reviews 87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Matte food is just okay. It's not great and it's not bad. Every table tonight got the famous filet in cream sauce. And every table asked for and used salt and pepper on their steak. It just lacked seasoning. The service is very good. Friendly waiters. Getting here was interesting. You have to ring a bell and be let in.... More 

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bristol
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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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 21 - 59
  • 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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