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Café de São Bento

Average price €35 Accepts Yums
9.5/10
1,707 reviews

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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.

INSIDER tip

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”.

Restaurant menu

Average price €35 Special request

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.5/10
based on 1707 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.5/10
Service :9.6/10
Setting :9.4/10
  1. Evgeniy K.
    Evgeniy K.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent place with excellent traditions

  2. Eduardo A.
    Eduardo A.
    • 48 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.

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

    Formidable!!

  4. Vithya G.
    Vithya G.
    • 4 reviews
    7/10

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

  5. Sunny J.
    Sunny J.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Fantastic steak and nice warm service.

  6. João M.
    João M.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Sempre muito bom..

  7. Julie M.
    Julie M.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    a wonderful diner

  8. Nicole U.
    Nicole U.
    • 43 reviews
    10/10

    Fantástico!

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

    The best since 1982

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Barb D.
    Barb D.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    We tried two steaks and both were excellent. Food was excellent and the service was professional and friendly.

  14. Stefanie K.
    Stefanie K.
    • one review
    10/10

    I have been to this place for the second time and it was as amazing as it was 3 years ago. The meat is on the point and amazing and the service is just perfect. If I go visit Lisbon again, I will make sure to have dinner at Cafe de Sao Bento again!

  15. Cindy G.
    Cindy G.
    • one review
    10/10

    The steak is delicious, so are the homemade chips. The wine was so smooth in the mouth and really good. The lemon pie dessert just made me cry - incredibly delicious. One of the two waiters is very humorous and the other attentive. The restaurant has a lot of charm - old style but cozy.

  16. Antonio M.
    Antonio M.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    O bife é divinal!!!

  17. Adrian R.
    Adrian R.
    • one review
    10/10

    Small very nice Restaurant with tasteful old furniture. Very attentive waiter with a good sense of humor. Best in class steaks with superb sauce. Excellent crisp fries. Given the quality of the food, prices are reasonable.

  18. Petra F.
    Petra F.
    • 19 reviews
    9.5/10

    Excellent food, attentive service, interesting interior. Good choice in winter or with bad weather, because there are nor windows, nor terrace.

  19. Paulo G.
    Paulo G.
    • 37 reviews
    10/10

    Sempre bom. Vale sempre a pena voltar.

  20. Polly s.
    Polly s.
    • one review
    10/10

    Simply the best. Stunning food, amazing service and a gorgeous setting. Davide was such a fun and conscientious waiter, beautiful recommends on wine as well. Steak was perfectly cooked, a real treat for our last night of our stunning holiday.

More information

Opening time

Almoço

Segunda a Sexta das 12:30h às 14:30h

Jantar

Todos os dias das 19:00 às 02:00

How to get to the restaurant

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

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...

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