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Cafe De Sao Bento

#49 of 3,223 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Gastropub, Steakhouse, European
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Rua de Sao Bento, 212 | 1200-821 Lisboa, Lisbon 1200-821, Portugal
+351 21 395 2911
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The reviews said this was probably the best steak in Lisbon. Based on my plate of food, I'm perfectly prepared to accept this is true. A beautiful, buttery steak served Portuguese style; garlic and bay, light sauce. My daughter had the grilled, wanted it cooked slightly more; it can back perfect for her. Great service, gentlemen's club feel. Put it... More 

Thank LA2BCN
Johannesburg, South Africa
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177 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for a light lunch on a Saturday and we're lucky to find a seat at the restaurant kitchen. We order prego rolls with French fries. The prego rolls were amazingly good and the French fries were the best we have tasted in Lisbon! The service was quick and efficient. The staff are friendly and happy and enjoy themselves... More 

Thank Les P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice atmosphere. service excellent. the food is amazing and you can have great wines choice. all the personell is friendly. romantic place

Thank Lindy D
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alice?, Alice? I'll tell you who Alice is, she is the lovely Brazilian waitress that served us this evening. We had a fantastic meal this evening with very charming and attentive service. Thoroughly recommend the Fillet with the cream sauce. Will definitely come back if we are in the area again.

1 Thank Phil187047
Lisbon, Portugal
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very famous restaurant, serves until quite late. If you need fattenifng here is the place to go. Lots of buttered toast, nuts and red meat floating in cream and fried potatoes. They have not kept up with modern times and have few healthy and tasty alternatives. The salads are boring and not worth the while. However, if you want to... More 

Thank Theo W
London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to book this restaurant based on reviews on Tripadvisor and Timeout. It was one of the best steaks we have ever eaten! I had the filet mingnon with the creamy sauce and my boyfriend just the plain steak. They were cooked to perfection and melted in your mouth. The creamed spinach was the best I have ever tasted,... More 

1 Thank ZaraAndy
Quissac, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a table here with the trip advisor fork and as usual we were welcomed without any problems. It was our first night in Lisbon and because our flight was late we only had time to throw our cases inside the apartment before setting off for our 10pm. Reservation. Very polite people welcomed us and showed us to our... More 

Thank Alan B
Roanoke, Virginia
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only steak restaurant on my trip to Spain and Portugal. Very nice service, yummy steak and creamed spinach. Relaxed atmosphere. Lovely evening.

Thank iamsylvia
Costa Rica
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We were looking for some beef since we were seeking an alternative to bacalhau. The menu is not extensive so the entrees we experienced were all very tasty. We even tried the shrimp which was an abundant size, slightly spicy with lots of garlic and cayenne. The New York Strip was tasty, lean, and tender. As was the filet. Fries... More 

Thank Steve L
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110 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

A special, upscale hideaway in an unexpected part of town. Great foods, great wines. The wait staff has been there for 30 years. From the street, looks like a Speak Easy; must ring a bell, then the door opens to an old style, comfortable and premium place.

Thank Ivan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $61
Gastropub, Steakhouse, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Street Parking, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?