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Cafe de Sao Bento

#175 of 4,046 Restaurants in Lisbon
££ - £££, Steakhouse, European
Rua de Sao Bento 212, Lisbon 1200-821, Portugal
+351 21 395 2911
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bento” (90 reviews)
“steak” (314 reviews)
“fries” (50 reviews)
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Gastropub, Steakhouse, European
££ - £££
Rua de Sao Bento 212, Lisbon 1200-821, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday

Just wow. My most memorable foodie experience in a city packed with great food, this is a place dripping with ambience and old school charm. Ring the doorbell for entry into the cosy-womb-like interior, by suited waiters. The menu is concise, serving three variations on...More

Thank Clementine B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant offers you a time trip to the past; the waiters outfits and the decoration takes you to to whole different decade. The place it's famous for it's steaks. The steaks are perfect and the staff so friendly.

Thank Kirsi-Mari K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We weren’t really hungry but wanted a light meal near to our hotel. They recommended this one for its beef and we were very pleasantly surprised. It’s a small 2 storey restaurant specialising in steak. We started with garlic prawns, possibly the best I’ve ever...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for a drink and something to snack on, we had prawns and another dish which I just cannot remember, with a couple of glasses of wine each and it came to 35 Euros. Nice staff. Nice place to eat.

Thank vjc
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Best meal maybe in my entire life. The starters, the steaks, and finally the simple but amazing desserts. If you can get a table... just go for it. Thank me later!

Thank g_borc73
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

This is a great little restaurant by the National Assembly building. Don’t be put off by the need to ring the door bell to get past the closed door. I guess this restaurant does not need passing trade. As soon as you are greeted at...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

We went to this place because we read there is one of the best Steaks in Lisbon. And i really have to say, the quality of the steak was amazing and it was good. I can‘t really say the same about the fries they came...More

Thank Manuel Vidar N
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Fillet was melt in your mouth tender, fries were slightly soggy but I soaked them in the sauce anyways so it didn’t matter. Definitely recommend for a new take on steak.

Thank Sboedinger
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Entering is going back more than 30 years...keeping the deco used in the 80’s - really enjoyed. It’s a space that allows you to seat comfortable and talk among friends or colleagues not having too much noise. All this with great food!!! The shrimps with...More

Thank JMA1971
Reviewed 5 February 2018

As always it was a great steak and even more amazing fries. The dessert selection and a little outdated but overall a good experience.

Thank Vera L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$68
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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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