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“We are never going back to this restaurant ”

Lisbon Cafe Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 65 Restaurants in Carle Place
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant twice before and although not cheap, the food has been very good. However this time it didn’t even reach adequate. Our friend ordered a veal steak. It looked good but she said it was very tough and she sent it back. They did refund the money for it without us asking and offered her something else.

The rest of us had paella which was very ordinary. The service was too much. They kept trying to clear our dishes before we had finished. I know the restaurant was empty and the waiters didn’t have much to do because it was Super Bowl on TV but this was too much.

Unfortunately we will never go back.

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

We went to this Portuguese place not knowing what to expect & found a great gem. Food was wonderful! Seafood dishes was terrific! Went to the original place @Carle Place. Awaiting to go to the sister place @ Syosset. Meals are large. Service was good. Recommend this place for good food to all!

Thank B L
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

This restaurant and it's sister in Jericho offer a huge selection of Portuguese style cuisine. This is not fine dining per se', but massive amounts meats and seafood platters at reasonable prices, best enjoyed with parties of 4-6.On our last visit to this Carle Place location, we started with 2 apps for the 4 of us. An order of grilled octopus atop sauteed peppers, onions and fresh tomatoes as well as flame grilled at the table, Portuguese Chorizo sausage. Both were very good. One of our party ordered a special of lobster tail and beef filet. The beef was tender but the sauce should be ordered on the side. The tail was tasty but a bit over done. I've come to the conclusion, Paella or Mariscados are always safe, but be prepared for a feast. All entrees are served with platters of rice and mixed vegetables for the table, as well as a house salad. If you order any of their appetizers, I almost guarantee, you will be taking home extras. Both locations provide valet parking. Carle place location has a few steps and Jericho is grade level. Both locations are noisy with Jericho being off the charts.Jericho location tends to cater to a younger hip crowd and is a prettier, well appointed looking room. Carle Place is cozier, with 3+ adjoining rooms, but at times, packed like sardines. Waitstaff are managed well at both locations.These are fun eateries offering good value.

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We found this gem on TripAdvisor while searching for a nearby, impromptu family gathering spot. What a great find! My husband loves Portugese cuisine and Lisbon Cafe didn't disappoint. The wait staff was friendly, attentive and professional. The ambiance is cozy and welcoming. And everything we ordered from the menu was exquisite. Great place for a romantic dinner, family gathering or celebrating any special occasion. Highly recommend this fine establishment.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Dinner party of 3 with reservation, prompt valet service and seated promptly by host. Menus presently and drink order taken et al. Service was very good with slight improvement could be excellent. Drinks arrived promptly as did food. A bit of an editorial here, this is not an inexpensive restaurant and we all felt it was lacking that little extra in all elements to make this a great restaurant. hoprfully they will improve. We will try their Syosset location.

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Thank williamc640
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