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Cafe de Sao Bento

) #79 of 3,786 Restaurants in Lisbon $$ - $$$ , Steakhouse, European
Rua de Sao Bento 212, Lisbon 1200-821, Portugal
+351 21 395 2911
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Gastropub, Steakhouse, European
$$ - $$$
Rua de Sao Bento 212, Lisbon 1200-821, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 407 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our first and best meal in Lisbon. It has a quirky, easy to miss entrance where you have to ring a bell for entry. The place itself is very old-fashioned but the food itself is phenomenal. The steak with cream sauce is the dish you...More

Thank Alray88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the pop up restaurant at the timeout market and we asked for two entrecotes. One qas fine but mine was simply inedible. Though as though can be. Could not finish it as just could not chew the meat. Half way through I...More

1  Thank carapaumm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've come several times now to this place. It's THE place to go when you want a really good steak. The quality of the meat, the addictive couvert (I have a really hard time not to get full straight away with it) and the attentive...More

Thank sofia c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here at the pop up version of Sao Bento at the time out market and enjoyed a lovely lunch. Wine was great and the mezze style food we snacked on was tasty and leaving us wanting more. Staff were really interactive and...More

Thank ryanair919
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is quite small, so I would recommend to get a reservation. Friendly and welcoming staff, very professional. The food was great, I had the fillet mignon, and it was cooked to perfection. We also enjoyed some of the local wines, recommended by the...More

Thank Eivind H
Reviewed 17 July 2017

A dinner with several friends began with a knock on the restaurant's front door and a quick visual check by the waiter. The place reminds one of the old, established steak houses you might find in San Francisco, Chicago or Manhattan. Deceptively smaill, the room...More

Thank walnutridgechef
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We went here as 21 of us as part of a stag do. The staff were very patient with us as the group arrived in dribs and drabs. We took up most of the downstairs. Inside it was a traditional restaurant, still with original decor....More

Thank Lyes F
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

After I saw its branch at the "Timeout Market," I thought of going to the main restaurant near the Parliament. So, I did. Once I entered the restaurant (I had to ring the bell to get inside!), the place looked like a "bar" or a...More

Thank Yoshiyuki O
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We had nowhere booked for one evening and so we reserved at Safe de Sao Bento after reading a blog online. I loved that you had to ring a bell to gain entry and the decor was like that from a Godfather mafia club. The...More

Thank BipsiGrace
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Great food, impeccable service, and reasonable (but not cheap) pricing. Small and inviting, we were seated without reservations. We both had the filet, Dinner for two with two glasses of wine was ~$90.

Thank TheInveterates
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 24 - USD 65
Gastropub, Steakhouse, European
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Street Parking, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 02:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 02:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 02:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 02:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua de Sao Bento 212, Lisbon 1200-821, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: +351 21 395 2911
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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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