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Cafe de Sao Bento

#61 of 3,527 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Gastropub, Steakhouse, European
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Rua de Sao Bento 212, Lisbon 1200-821, Portugal
+351 21 395 2911
Today
19:00 - 02:00
12:30 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 19:00 - 02:00
Mon - Fri 12:30 - 14:30
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I've been here tonight, actually less than 15 minutes ago and I am so enthusiastic to tell you all about this hidden pearl in Lisboa. This place is definitely worth a golden medal, maybe the key to the city or some kind of Nobel price in my opinion. My partner and I were looking for a nice restaurant in Lisboa... More 

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Thank Manita P
Lisbon, Portugal
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73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to visit if you fancy a great steak. The menu is fairly limited but the meat is delicious. The Bife à Café de São Bento is very tasty. Order a side of Esparregado (creamy spinach), it is also delicious. It is not a cheap place (drinks, in particular, are a bit too much) but the steaks are worth... More 

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Thank Mariana P
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was one of my top food places in Lisbon. What a steak! It might not be the cheapest, but it's truly a reasonable price for the quality of meat and charming service they offer. I would definitely recommend this place and I surely visiting next time I'm back to Lisbon!

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Thank Johanna E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This was the best place we went for eating out,if you like steaks its excellent,dont let the outside put you off once you go through the door its very well presented and staff and food all great.

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1 Thank ian p
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Best steak we've ever had! We cut it with a butter knife :) Home made fries cooked in olive oil, super crispy. Absolutely delicious!

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Thank Valentina F
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

An incredible place .. where we have eaten the best meat ever ! The service is very professional and the decor is unusual but very nice and cosy . Although the meat is incredible , the deserts are also very good ;

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1 Thank Marion L
Lisbon, Portugal
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Went here with a group of 4 adults and 2 children. Very nice staff and quick to service. The menu doesn't have many options, but the steaks are 5 stars, although the price is a bit high. It is easy to pay 40€ per person. The restaurant has a great deco.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a light lunch. Had excellent food and very attentive and friendly service. Looked at dinner menu which looked really interesting. Sorry we are only in Lisbon for two more nights and they will be closed both nights; otherwise would have returned to sample dinner menu for sure. Classy and comfortable decor.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Just incredible. A little out of the way place just outside of old town. You have to ring to enter and the ambience inside is cozy and authentic. Our group had their classic steak and was not disappointed. The accompanying sauce was incredible and the beef cooked to perfection. Very reasonable cost and would recommend to anyone in the area.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Having looked for somewhere that was an authentic Portugues restaurant on my first night in Lisbon. I came across Cafe de Sao Bento. On arrival I was not disappointed lovely intimate restaurant had to ring the bell to get in and the place was full of Portuguese with maybe 1 or 2 tourists. Had a lovely drink at the bar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 58
Cuisine
Gastropub, Steakhouse, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Street Parking, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 02:00
Monday
19:00 - 02:00
12:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
19:00 - 02:00
12:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
19:00 - 02:00
12:30 - 14:30
Thursday
19:00 - 02:00
12:30 - 14:30
Friday
19:00 - 02:00
12:30 - 14:30
Saturday
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
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?