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Cafe de Sao Bento

#87 of 3,921 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%
Travellers talk about
“filet mignon” (36 reviews)
“bento” (94 reviews)
“bife” (20 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
12:30 PM - 2:30 PMAll hours
Gastropub, Steakhouse, European
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Rua de Sao Bento 212, Lisbon 1200-821, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The unique experience starts at the door which is easily missed in the windowless front. It is locked and you have to ring the doorbell to get it opened for you by a courteous and immaculately dressed elderly gentleman. Inside the venue is radiating the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here on our wedding anniversary. Felt the place was very functional - ring the door bell, order your food ( and the steaks were lovely), eat your food and go. Not much atmosphere or warmth.

Thank iang58
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had some great meals in Lisbon but this was our favourite the food was good but the staff make this place so attentive but also a great laugh one of the best nights I've had in ages thoroughly enjoyable evening

Thank g0lden0ldie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised by how many people have already reviewed this place, as you have to know to ring the bell to be let in. Inside the decor is like a cosy Paris bar, with red plush seats, wood panelling, and mirrors around the walls....More

Thank cleoch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Party of three met for dinner and had a wonderful time. I'm tickled by the fact that the door is locked and you have to knock to get in! Everyone ordered steaks, but prepared three different ways, all excellent. Filet steak was extremely tender and...More

Thank TheRealPhilGold
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I'm not sure whether I have ever been to a restaurant before where you have to ring a bell to gain access to the restaurant. There were 5 people in our party. Three of us had steak and all liked it. One had a vegetarian...More

Thank SheilainUK
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Fantastic steak dinner.... one of the best I've had.. only do steaks but do them very well. Perfect service and delightful hosts.

Thank andrewsimon2017
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

The meat was very low quality. It was like chewing rubber... shame that this place (we were at “Time Out” branch) is highly recommended.

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Antonio C, Proprietário at Cafe de Sao Bento, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

This review does not belong to this restaurant . In this page you can write about CAFÉ DE SÃO BENTO the 35 years old restaurante . In Time Out Mercado da Ribeira the page is another

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

i tasted an interesting sandwich with beaf meat and shrimps named Prego Mar Terra and i recommend it. it’s an extremely nice combination.

Thank eugen p
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We went here after a recommendation from friends, and we weren't disappointed-the steak was really good; perfectly cooked as requested. The place is quirky-you have to ring a bell to get into the restaurant, and it reminded us of a mafia hangout in Goodfellas! All...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 24 - US$ 65
Gastropub, Steakhouse, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Street Parking, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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, 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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