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“Best Steak in Lisbon”
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Cafe de Sao Bento
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Ranked #82 of 4,145 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $61
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Lisbon, Portugal
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Best Steak in Lisbon”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Definitely the best steak in Lisbon. Excellent meat with excellent french fries and a great sauce. Simple but perfect! It's expensive but it's worth it. The ambience resembles an old pub where important meetings take place or the place you go with your second wife/girfriend. I don't really know why... It's like a secrete club with a discrete door. The service is fine and professional and the beer is the best companion for the steak. Treat yourself and try the (probably) best meat in Portugal.

  • Visited October 2012
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Most tender steak I had in my life!”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

A cosy little place where you can treat yourself to an excellent steak.

I would usually order my steak less rare, but it was delicious and tender. The fries seemed a bit pale (the Portuguese seem to like them like that), but tasted very nice and where full of flavour.
The waiter's wine recommendation was spot on, as well.

We had the trio of ham as a starter and it was melt-in-the-mouth and delicious, and a generous portion as well.

It is not a cheap place, but absolutely worth it if you want to treat yourself to a delicious dinner on your holiday.

  • Visited March 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“fantastic steak, sauce and french fries”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Fantastic steak with fantastic french fries . A green salad to start and a divine apple tatin cake to finish. A superb red wine from Quinta do Noval with a bargain price . Flawless and very kind service . This is really the Best Lisbon Steak as classified by "Time Out Lisbon "

  • Visited March 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Whenever!”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

I would probably describe this restaurant UNIQUE! The steak literally melts inside your mouth! It´s quite hidden in the streets of Lisbon, but once you find it, you will be fascinated. The decoration enables you to feel at home with a very cozy environment and the personalised service! Worth a try!

  • Visited January 2013
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Paris, France
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“Expansive....”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Good meet but poor starters and service... I'm sure you could find a better place in Lisbon to have a good steak for half price...

Visited March 2013
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