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“Excellence in Lisbon” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe De Sao Bento

Cafe De Sao Bento
Rua de Sao Bento, 212 | 1200-821 Lisboa, Lisbon 1200-821, Portugal
+351 21 395 2911
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Ranked #52 of 2,538 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $61
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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
Yorba Linda, California
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Excellence in Lisbon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We ate here on a Thursday night. It took a few minutes to find because the entrance in very average, and we had to ring a bell to get in. Once inside we had our choice of upstairs or downstairs (party of 5.) The rooms were all very pleasant, but we ended up in a room that probably sat 16 people at several tables. We tend to eat early, so the restaurant was fairly empty when we sat down, but was very full when we left. Our waiter was very attentive all night, and suggested our wine pairings for the night all of which were excellent Portuguese varieties. The steak dinner was outstanding, as were several of the appetizers we sampled at the waiters suggestion. The evening desert was served with a nice cappuccino and a glass of Porto. This little restaurant across from Parliament is a first rate European experience.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Firstly, this place is hard to find from the front it looks like someone's house and you have to ring the doorbell to enter - but that just adds to the amusement of the evening!

I would highly recommend booking especially on the weekends as they were turning people away at the door - and if you are a non smoker be aware that there is a non smoking room on the 1st floor of the building. We were at first sat in the smoking area which was a little difficult to deal with, considering those establishments no longer exist in the UK.

Food was lovely. Fresh bread delicious, good steaks and great desert!

Would return in an instant.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Best steak ever...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

Well maybe not ever but it was delicious. Great atmosphere friendly staff delicious steak ...what more could you want?

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“A place for meat lovers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

A bit unusual for us to have to ring the bell to be allowed inside- but found it very cosy, reminding of a french bistro. The menu consists of steaks with or without sauce, with spinach or salad to go with it. The beef was succulent and tender, and service was totally excellent, Also very pleasant to be able to enjoy a smoke indoors as the restaurant had one section for smokers. Would have rated it as excellent if there had been a bit more to choose from on the menu, and the prices had not been quite so steep compared to the niveau of prices in Lisbon.

Visited September 2012
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“The best steak ever!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Thank god we read the review before we went there as without it we would not know about the door bell and what to order!! It was fabulous experience, amazing food, great wine and super service. If we are in Lisbon again we will definitely be going there.

I can not fault it really and one of our friends who always complaints and is never happy with her food was speechless and for the first time did not crisis the food/wine/service at all! At that means something!!!!! Even when we got the bill and it is more like London prices.

Definite must when in Lisbon!!!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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