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You can go to this steakhouse if you appear to be near Assembleia da Republica. On the menu, you can choose perfectly cooked smoked salmon, sirloins and jamon. Café de São Bento is to be recommended for tasty tarte tatin, gâteau and queijada. Good port wine, Sangria or gin will make your meal tastier and you'll surely come back. Get your meal started with delicious cortado.

The cozy atmosphere of this place allows customers to relax after a hard working day. The energetic staff at this spot can show how much they value their guests. Fabulous service is something that visitors highlight in their comments. Prices at this steakhouse claim to be low. Guests appreciate the chance to enjoy the decor which is beautiful. Google users like Café de São Bento: it was rated 4.6 stars. This place menu online can be viewed on Restaurant Guru.

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Fantastic. Thank you Anthony Bourdain
When it comes to steaks, not only Café de São Bento has some of the best meat, but also there a reason it hasn't changed its sauce recipe for almost 40 years. Even though the steak is their signature dish, it must be noted that everything else is also of excellent quality and taste. In a restaurant that offers such an authentic oldschool vibe, it feels right to come back and revisit some of the friendly faces that provide an extremely professional service every time. In face of all the reasons mentioned, the price seems more than fair.
There's sixth star.  You just can't see it.  Alan found Café de São Bento on TripAdvisor and took me here tonight for an early Mother's Day dinner.  I was surprised.  I had forgotten tomorrow was Mother's Day.  On vacation you become untethered from time.  Like O Arco, Café de São Bento is on a very narrow street.  Earlier Yelp reviews said there was no signage, but there's an awning w/ the name and the name is on a menu or something in the window.  You still ring the doorbell for admittance.  Charmingly old school in its décor, it was established in July 1982, the same year we were married.   We were the first customers and were given our choice of tables and chose one by the stairs. We were given menus.  Our server was David and he was courtly and charming.  We ordered prawns to start, green salad and bread and butter.  I ordered a glass of red wine and Alan had water.  For our mains we ordered sirloin steaks, medium rare, Alan's grilled and mine w/ the São Bento sauce.  The prawns were delicious, very garlicky.  The bread was excellent, a dark, crusty bread and a substantial toasted white bread.  In addition to the butter we were served a chorizo paté.  Alan couldn't eat it so it was all for me and it was wonderful.  We finished the dark bread and somehow knocked the breadbasket off the table, scattering what was left.  I wanted to invoke the 5 second rule, but Alan said no.  One of the other workers observed the mishap, told David and they gave us another basket.  We used the white bread to sop up the garlic sauce from the prawns.  Delicious.  The salad was also excellent, lettuces w/ a few sun dried tomatoes in a well made vinaigrette.  Our steaks came w/ fries.  Alan requested they be well done w/ no salt added and David responded that that was how they always made them.   A little while after we had been there a family of three came in w/o reservations.  They were seated nearby.  As they talked we could hear they were probably from New Zealand and sure enough, they were.  Their table was close enough to ours that we could chat easily and we took great pleasure in watching David joke around w/ the 7 year old boy.  He looked very grandfatherly w/ him, although when Alan asked him how many grandchildren he had, he surprised us by saying none.  It's a very intimate, welcoming setting. When our steaks were served Alan's was a bit too rare for him so David took it back to be fired a little longer.  I was fine w/ mine.  The steaks were tender and flavorful.  We both prefer the flavor of sirloin steaks to filet mignon.  They were much better quality than the ribeyes we had a few nights ago.  The fries were hand cut and were crispy and good, although neither of us finished them.  My wine was delicious and a very generous pour.  We did have dessert, chocolate ice cream for me and sliced Brazilian mango for Alan.  When we finished, David called us a taxi, letting us know when it arrived.  He told us the restaurant was quiet now, but it would start to get busier around 8:00.  The quieter atmosphere worked out perfectly for us.
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Portuguese, Steakhouses, Vegetarian options
ClosedOpens at 19:00
$$$$ Price range per person 20 - 55
Get directions R. de São Bento 212
Lisbon, Portugal
R. de São Bento 212, Lisbon, Portugal
Сredit cards accepted No outdoor seating Wi-Fi Booking No delivery No takeaway
Opening hours
SundaySun 19:00-02:00
MondayMon 12:30-14:30, 19:00-02:00
TuesdayTue 12:30-14:30, 19:00-02:00
WednesdayWed 12:30-14:30, 19:00-02:00
ThursdayThu 12:30-14:30, 19:00-02:00
FridayFri 12:30-14:30, 19:00-02:00
SaturdaySat 19:00-02:00

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