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Café de São Bento

9.5/10
1964

Average price €35

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Em plena Rua de São Bento, encontra-se o emblemático Café de São Bento, aberto desde 1982. Desde a sua abertura, que o Café de São Bento é destaque em diversos meios. Tendo já recebido a distinção de “Melhor Bife de Lisboa” pela revista Time Out. A música ambiente, a decoração sóbria, o serviço profissional, e os preços convidativos são os ingredientes principais do sucesso do Café de São Bento.

A receita original do Bife à Marrare confeccionado no Café São Bento sofreu algumas alterações. Aqui, o bife é com carne do lombo fresco, ao invés da carne do pojadouro usada na receita original. Também o molho foi alterado, sendo um segredo da casa, e por isso, o bife agora chama-se Bife à Café São Bento. Além do Bife, há diversos pratos, como o carpaccio de salmão fumado ou carpaccio de novilho, e as deliciosas sobremesas como o crème brûlée.

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Claro que não poderá deixar de experimentar o célebre Bife à São Bento, acompanhado com batatas fritas e regado com um delicioso molho, que é de “comer e chorar por mais”.

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.5/10
based on 1964 reviews
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Quality of food :9.5/10
Service :9.6/10
Setting :9.4/10
  1. Matteo F.
    Matteo F.
    • 23 reviews
    7.5/10

    Small local close to Portuguese Parliament, it was a nice discovery, really good atmosphere inside and gentle waiters. I had pleasure to tasty one of best bife in Lisbon city, really good with really tasty sauce accompaniment and French Fries like side dish. Price bit higher, but if you want to tasty a really good bife, this local is excellent.

  2. Aurelie r.
    Aurelie r.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent place to eat

  3. Débora E.
    Débora E.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    As always, Café de São Bento provides one of the best dinning experiences that it's possible. From the amazing food, to the atmosphere, to the sympathy of the waiters, everything is of excellence. It's a cozy and elegant restaurant ideal both for dinning alone or for romantic meals.

  4. Eduardo A.
    Eduardo A.
    • 55 reviews
    10/10

    Steaks (both Sirloin and Filet Mignon, either with São Bento cream sauce, fried in olive oil with garlic and laurel or simply grilled) are very good what makes this restaurant great is the environment (even with reduced seating places due to Covid) and service. At lunch today it was a one waiter show from opening the door, cleaning, taking the orders, serving but not even once I had to wait for him to fill my wine glass during the meal). It remains an amazing place to return from time to time.

  5. Sandra s.
    Sandra s.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Igual a sempre ! Excelente !!

  6. Jörg R.
    Jörg R.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Great service, great food, good wines, fair prices and a special atmosphere. Absolutely recommended.

  7. Fabrizio C.
    Fabrizio C.
    • 20 reviews
    10/10

    Simply perfect...the best in Lisbon...not at all

  8. Evgeniy K.
    Evgeniy K.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent place with excellent traditions

  9. Eduardo A.
    Eduardo A.
    • 55 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing space and atmosphere, even at lunch time (I found it more appealing at dinner time as the restaurant has almost none natural light). Both the 'Portuguesa' Style and the Café São Bento Style Sirloin steaks were perfect, and besides the fries, the Fried egg and the Creamed Spinach make a nice complement.

  10. Juan Ricardo S.
    Juan Ricardo S.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Formidable!!

  11. Vithya G.
    Vithya G.
    • 6 reviews
    7/10

    It was a pleasant dinner.The meat was perfectly cooked .Loved the entradas.The place was really cosy.

  12. Sunny J.
    Sunny J.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Fantastic steak and nice warm service.

  13. João M.
    João M.
    • 12 reviews
    10/10

    Sempre muito bom..

  14. Carlos N.
    Carlos N.
    • 31 reviews
    10/10

    The best steak, period! You have to try it at least once in your lifetime!!! A charming place with lots of history, it feels like that you are in a different time! The staff is very friendly and makes you feel welcomed!!

  15. Julie M.
    Julie M.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    a wonderful diner

  16. Rodrigo Z.
    Rodrigo Z.
    • 52 reviews
    10/10

    Fantástico!

  17. Miguel F.
    Miguel F.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    The best since 1982

  18. Rogerio C.
    Rogerio C.
    • 5 reviews
    9.5/10

    A great classic place in Lisbon. Wonderful food (the steaks are still the best in town) , good wine lists, and friendly attentive staff and service. Like a "frozen in time "kind of place, but for the good and best of reasons.

  19. Graeme W.
    Graeme W.
    • 2 reviews
    5.5/10

    Overhyped and very touristy. Waiters don’t write anything down which saw our table and the table next to ours receive the wrong order. Steak was ok but nothing amazing. We paid a lot less for much better meals whilst in Lisbon.

  20. Jacques M.
    Jacques M.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    Have been in Lisbon 31/2 years and finally dined at Café São Bento. Service warm and jovial, excellent ambiance and without question the highest quality beef I’ve had in Lisbon...truly melt in your mouth tender. Recommend without reservation.

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Opening time

Almoço

Segunda a Sexta das 12:30h às 14:30h

Jantar (Todos os dias)

1º Turno: 19h-21h

NOTA IMPORTANTE: Libertar a mesa no máximo às 21h45

2º Turno: 22h-22h30

How to get to the restaurant

Rua de São Bento 212, 1200-821, Lisbon, Portugal, RestaurantAddress

About the restaurant

Com os melhores bifes de Lisboa servidos até de madrugada, o Café São Bento foi reaberto em 2006, mantendo a decoração tradicional com predominância das madeiras e bibelots antigos.

O ambiente mantém-se intimista, fugindo ao conceito tradicional do restaurante pois identifica-se mais com um pub. Recriou o conhecido bife à Marrare e tornou-se um sucesso com vários anos de história. Apelidado por muitos como o melhor bife de Lisboa, o bife à Café de São Bento, mantêm-se desde o seu início fiel a dois princípios: carne de primeira qualidade e dose generosa.

A esta especialidade juntaram-se outras, como o bife à Portuguesa, frito em alho e louro, ou simplesmente grelhado. Para acompanhar, além das estaladiças batatas fritas, pode optar pelo esparregado, salada ou uma bela garrafa de vinho. Sempre que quiser jantar fora tarde, este restaurante é uma boa opção, onde a especialidade são os bifes. E até de madrugada...

Features

European, Barbecue, Good for a business lunch, Good for groups, Romantic, Christmas, Christmas and New Year, Father's Day, New year's eve, , Travelers' Choice 2020, Valentine's Day

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