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Cafe de Sao Bento

) #73 of 3,717 Restaurants in Lisbon ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , Steakhouse, European
Rua de Sao Bento 212, Lisbon 1200-821, Portugal
+351 21 395 2911
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Gastropub, Steakhouse, European
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Rua de Sao Bento 212, Lisbon 1200-821, Portugal
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Reviews (923)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is the best! From the outside it looks closed, due to a lack of windows. Ring the bell and you'll enter this cozy Portuguese restaurant with one of the best steaks we've ever head and very friendly staff. You should absolutely go there...More

Thank JZuiver
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really can't make up my mind about this place. It was far from what I expected and the decor of the place made it feel like something of a throw back to the 70's. That said we all enjoyed our steaks and wine and...More

Thank Suerogers1959
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a pleasure to experience dining at Cafe de Sao Bento while visiting Lisboa. Known for its excellent steak, it delivered just that and more. The food was excellent. Delicious farm cheese selection to start, followed by the reputable Cafe de Sao Bento steak....More

1  Thank antonego121
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The steaks were cooked perfectly and the service was impeccable! Great dessert too! We had the chocolate cake and apple tart.

Thank ali_berry8
Reviewed 12 May 2017

For a variety of reasons this restaurant is hard to compare to others I have been to in Lisbon. I've never been to a restaurant that you have to ring a bell to enter. I tried the signature steak and I've never had a steak...More

1  Thank AlexSwallow
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

The place looks all closed up on arrival and had to ring the bell for entrance Food was good but in my opinion not the best of steaks, choice was limited although the ambiance was quirky Needs to move with the times Ok not amazing

Thank Gary R
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at Sao Bento. We had their signature steak and it was great - delicious sauce and well cooked - it really hit the spot. Would also recommend the grilled prawns to start.

Thank HannahSid
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

While this may be the best steak in Lisbon, it doesn't even rank in the top 10 steaks in Houston where I am from. It is an old restaurant that hasn't been redecorated since the 1980s. They recently banned smoking indoors, but the smoke smell...More

Thank Laura873
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Great food, friendly staff, wonderful sangrias! We had the steak and prawn sandwiches inside of the Time Out Market. Great place to be with wonderful people all around!

Thank Marystrader
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

It was the second time we came here. You have to know about this place to find it, because on the outside you can hardly tell it is a restaurant, you even have to ring the bell. It is one of the oldest classic steak...More

Thank 956elskev
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 22 - US$ 61
Gastropub, Steakhouse, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Street Parking, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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