Best places to eat steak in Lisbon

What are some of the best places to eat steak in Lisbon? The following restaurants are among the best steakhouses in Lisbon, Portugal:

  • Sala de Corte
  • Atalho Real
  • Block House
  • Butchers and Butchers Saldanha
  • BYF Steakhouse
  • Café de São Bento
  • Carvoaria Jacto
  • Cervejaria Portugália
  • Fogo de Chão
  • KOB by Olivier
  • O Talho
  • La Paparrucha
  • RIB Beef & Wine

While Lisbon is known for fantastic seafood, some people prefer red meat, or just need a break from the seafood.  

Know that, regardless of how you want your meat to be cooked, in Portugal the tendency is to undercook it a little.  Medium rare may be a little closer to rare.  Medium might look like medium rare.

Sala de Corte – an award-winning steakhouse in Lisbon

Photo courtesy of Sala de Corte

Praça Dom Luís I, 7

T: 351213460030


Hours: Monday to Thursday lunch 3:48 pm, dinner 7 pm until midnight. Friday lunch noon until 4 pm, dinner 7 pm until 1 am. Saturday open from noon until 1 am. Sundays open from noon until midnight.

Chef Luís Gaspar opened this restaurant in 2018 and Worlds Best Steak Restaurants has ranked it the 34th best steakhouse in the world. It is the only steakhouse in Portugal to make the list.

Sala de Corte is located in Cais do Sodré, across from the Time Out Market. To learn more about the Time Out Market, see my article, Lisbon’s Time Out Market | Everything you need to know

Sala de Corte specializes in Asian meat. They offer eight different cuts of steak, which are cooked in a jasper charcoal oven.

Cuts include sirloin 200 g, Picanha 250 g, Entrecôte 250 g, tenderloin 200 g châteaubriand 500 g, Loma Bajo 85 kg, T-bone 95 kg, Chuletón 110 kg, A ribeye Wagyu 290 kg from Australia, river Wagyu from Japan 490 kg they also offer a surf and turf featuring scarlet shrimp.

Side dishes include french fries, mashed truffled mashed potatoes, fried mushrooms baked rice cream spinach or grilled vegetables. You can add black truffle to anything.

For dessert they offer berry Pavlova with raspberry and lime sorbet, cheese tarts, hazelnut textures, chocolate, light, lemon meringue pie, and baked apple.

Photo courtesy of Sala de Corte

Sala de Corte is known for their T-bone steak.

The restaurant has an open kitchen and you are able to watch the cooks create their masterpieces.  Sala de Corte is known for having some of the best steak in Lisbon, but be prepared to pay in the range of $100 per person.

The decor is sleek and features lots of plants. There is outdoor seating as well.

Sala de Corte – Steakhouse Chef Luís Gaspar

Courtesy of Sala de Corte

Atalho Real – one of the best places to eat steak in Lisbon

Calçada do Patriarcal, 40.  Atalho Real is located in boutique Embaixada shopping center in Príncipe Real.

T: 351 213 460 311

Hours: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday  noon – midnight.  Tuesday and Thursday lunch noon -5 pm, dinner 6 pm – midnight. Friday noon – 1 am. Saturday noon – 5 pm, 6 pm – 1am

The menu includes chuck steak (acém), thinly sliced picanha (top sirloin), entrecôte madurado (dry-aged rib eye), rump skirt, flank steak, NY steak, t bone, porterhouse, as well as wagyu beef.

Atalho Real has a view of the Jardim Botánico.

Website: Grupo Atalho –

Block House

Atrium Saldanha, Piso 2, Loja 80-82, near the Picoas metro station

T: 351 space 210 996 443

Hours: noon – 11:00 pm

Monday to Friday from 12 to 3 lunch is served and block house offers a rotating menu.

A simple, straight forward steakhouse with fair prices. A drink, steak, and dessert can be had for 25€.

Butchers and Butchers Saldanha

Butchers and Butchers Saldanha might be one the most economical steakhouses in Lisbon.

Butchers has two locations.

In the Parque das Nações neighborhood:

Rua do Polo Sul, 15C, second floor

T: 351 936 221 553

In the Saldanha neighborhood:

Rua Tomas Ribeiro, 38 – also near the Picoas metro station


Disregard what I said earlier about me being under cooked in Portugal. Guests here consistently say that their steaks are cooked to perfection as ordered.

Butchers has reasonable prices, and your steak comes with a salad and fries.

The Lombo and Entre Côté are both 220 g (almost 8 ounces) and priced at 18.50€.

If you’re sharing, a 600 g (21 ounce) flat iron steak is 39€.

The 750 g chuletón for two people is 35€. There’s a 750 ground T-bone for 39€.

Butchers has a 1.2 kg (42 ounce) tomahawk steak for two people priced at 70€.

Magret de Pato (duck breast fillet) for two people is served with rice and a spinach salad is 19€.

A portobello mushroom risotto is €15.

For dessert they offer chocolate mousse, cheesecake, or an apple crumble.

For more information, visit Butchers’ Facebook pages.

BYF Steakhouse

Avenida Praia da Vitória, 50A, near the Saldanha metro station

Located near the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum.

T: 351 210 537 286


The decor is modern rustic.  You get great food in an intimate setting.  

Your steak is carefully cooked to perfection in a “Josper” wood charcoal oven.

A sauce and a side of your choice are included. 

A marbled extra aged ribeye from Ireland is 38€.

200 g of aged Entrecôte Angus beef from Argentina is 18€.

Picanha (Rump cap) from the US, 200 g, is 22€.

An 800 g extra-marbled grilled T-bone sells for 65€.

As good as the steak is, the desserts steal the glory.  Think about a brownie with vanilla ice cream, caramelized popcorn, and a salted caramel sauce.

Or you could do an apple crumble with vanilla and butterscotch ice cream.

Official site:

Café de São Bento

Rua de São Bento, 212

T: 351 913 658 343


Hours: Monday – Friday 12:30 – 2:30, Dinner from 7 pm – 2 am

Saturday and Sunday, dinner only from 7 pm – 2 am

They also have a stall at the Time Out Market

Opened in 1982 and located near the Assembleia Nacional da República, Café de São Bento, the two-story building with the red awnings, has long been a popular meeting point in Lisbon.  The second-floor dining room has views of the São Bento Gardens.

Monday through Friday they offer an executive lunch special for 25€. You can choose a starter and an entrée, or an entrée and a dessert. 

Possible starters include a salad or beef or smoked salmon carpaccio.

The Bife À Café São Bento with cream sauce is inspired by the 18th century Lisbon recipe BIfe  À Marrare, 

Or you could choose a traditional Portuguese steak, fried with garlic, Iberian smoked ham, and laurel. Either steak comes  with fried potatoes.  You can also choose a cream milk dessert ice cream, pudding Abade, or pineapple carpaccio.

On the à la cart menu, Café de São Bento offers a 200 g gram filet mignon (Bife do Lombo) for 28.50€. The 250 g fillet is 33€. A sirloin steak is €24.50. 

For reservations:

Café de São Bento – Lisboa, Portugal (

Carvoaria Jacto

Rua das Flores, 15

T: 351 218 147 555

Hours:  noon – 3 pm, 7 pm – 10 pm

Located on a side street between the Anjos and Intendente the metro stations. 

A Carvoaria Jacto has a casual atmosphere.  

A Carvoaria is known for excellent service and very fair prices.  Portions are large, and nearly everything on the menu is under 20€.

The Carvoaria, or butcher, has all kinds of meat.  Rabbit, lamb, steaks, various skewers or “espetadas” are very popular. They are known known for black pork medallions with bacon.  Try the posta milandesa. 

For dessert, have the Best of Ribatejo chocolate cake.  

Like most of the restaurants in this article, it’s going to be hard to get a table here.  Reserve asap.

Offical site:

Cervejaria Portugália

Avenida Brasilia, Edificio Espelho d’Agua

Email for Belém location:

Email for Cais do Sodré location:

This brewery has been in business for 95 years and has several locations including Avenida Almirante Reis, 117, and two riverfront locations – Avenida Brasilia, Edificio Espelho d’Àgua in Belém located a half a mile from the Belém Tower, and Rua da Cintura do Porto de Lisboa. For more information on riverfront dining, or restaurants with a view of the water, read my 15 Lisbon restaurants with a view of the Tejo River.

This beer hall is known for their sirloin, rump, grilled, and fillet steaks served with Portugália sauce.  They also have great croquets.

Fogo de Chão – Brazilian Steakhouse in Lisbon

Fogo de Chão, Pateo Bagatela

near Parque Eduardo VII.

Rua Artilharia Um, 51

Santo António

T: 351 213 861 137

Hours:  Tuesday – Sunday.  Closed Mondays.  Lunch is from noon – 3 pm. Dinner is from 7 pm until 11:30 pm.  The kitchen closes at 11 pm.

Fogo de Chão, Avenida Elias Garcia, 13, Campo Pequeno

T: 351 217 977 077

Hours:  Everyday.  Lunch is from noon – 3 pm.  Dinner is from 7 pm until midnight.

Fogo de Chão Rua Martens Ferrão, 28A Marquês de Pombal / Picoas

T: 351 213 563 278

Hours: Everyday.  Lunch is from noon – 3 pm.  Dinner from 7 pm – 11:30.  Kitchen closes at 11 pm.

The name of this international Brazilian steakhouse chain means “campfire” in Portuguese.  A typical Brazilian Churrascaria, Fogo de Chão is known for its all you can eat “rodízio.”

Guests have access to cold salads, hot plates, Brazilian specialties, Portuguese specialties, sushi, and all kinds of grilled meats.

Waiters come to your table with skewers of calf, lamb, pork, boar, chicken, turkey, sausage, and of course various cuts of steak. The waiters keep coming as long as you are displaying the green sign on your table. If you need a break, flip the sign to red.

The all-you-can-eat rodízio menus are under 30€. Desert is included, and you should also try a Caipirinha – The national drink of Brazil.

Official site: Fogo de Chão – Steakhouse (

KOB By Olivier

Rua do Salitre, 369, near the Rato metro station

T:  351 934 000 949

KOB – Knowledge of Beef by Chef Olivier da Costa

A round chuck steak (acém redonda), 300 g (10.5 ounces) is 33€. The Bife Olivier, a tenderloin steak with Olivier sauce, and a fried egg is 38.50€.

Secretos de Porco Preto (Black Pork), 200 g, is 22€. A 400 g entrecôte is 60€.

Chef Olivier offers 300 g of NY Black Angus for 56€. The highest priced meats on the menu are a 600 g (21 ounce) Argentine ribeye or 250 g of Australian Wagyu beef for 87€.

K.O.B Also offers vegetarian and fish dishes. One of their most popular side dishes is sautéed rice with portobello mushrooms.

For dessert, you can enjoy chocolate petite gateau with vanilla ice cream, a caramel petite gateau with lemon sorbet, or cheesecake.

Official website:

O Talho – steakhouse and upscale butcher

Rua Carlos Testa, 1B, closest metro station: São Sebastião

T: 351 space 213 space 154 space 105


Hours:  Open seven days a week from noon until four. Dinner is served between Seven and 1130.

Located near the Gulbenkian Museum.

Chef Kiko Martins also owns the extremely popular seafood restaurant Cevicheria on Rua Dom Pedro V.  

Although O Talho does not yet have a Michelin star, it does get a mention in the Michelin guide. Visitors use terms such as five stars, best restaurant in Lisbon, and even best restaurant in Portugal.

O Talho means  “butchery” in Portuguese.  You actually enter through an upscale butcher shop.

The food, the ambience, and the service are all outstanding.  Guests rave about the beef tartare, the chuleton, the picanha, the Beef Wellington and the entrecote.

For dessert, creme brulee is highly recommended.

La Paparrucha – a steakhouse with a view

Rua Dom Pedro V, 18 -20 – Located near the Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint and the Ascensor da Glória.

T: 351 213 342 533


Hours: Lunch is noon – 3 pm, Dinner ends at 11:30 pm

This Argentine parrilla is one of the top steakhouses in Lisbon. In addition to having great steaks, this steakhouse is known for its outstanding views of the city.

The standard menu includes various cuts of meat as well as fish, pasta, vegetarian dishes, and an extensive dessert list.

In addition, there is a weekly menu, with offerings changing every day. For more information, their official site is:

RIB Beef and Wine

Praça do Comércio, 31 – 34

T: 351 968 578 962


While RIB Beef and Wine is located in a very touristy area, it is not a tourist trap by any stretch. You should expect outstanding service and a spectacular meal for a fair price.

Located in the historic Praça do Comércio square, you can dine indoors or sit under the arches and watch the world walk by.

RIB Beef and Wine won Chef of the year in 2016.

Try the tomahawk ribeye steak or chateaubriand or the RIB Eye steak.

There are steaks on the menu at every price point, with the most expensive item being a chuletón for two people at 85€.

The dessert menu includes chocolate tarts, strawberry greek yogurt parfait, egg sweet pie, lemon posset, and ice cream and sorbet.

A map of the best places to eat steak in Lisbon

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