8 Best Steakhouses in Lisbon
Portugal is famous for its delicious dishes prepared with the most varied flavours, accompanied with some good and unforgettable sauces. As a Portuguese, I speak for myself and my advice for you is to taste the most deliciously prepared Portuguese meat dishes.
The Portuguese tradition passes through many kinds of dishes. The coastline area, near the sea, is used to eat the flavours of the sea, from sardines to codfish (Bacalhau), there are many fishes and kinds of clam which are tasteful. The inside of Portugal is used to eat more what they raise on their lands (cattle): cow, chicken and pork.
So, it’s only reasonable when you come to Portugal to taste “two sides of the same coin”. Here are some of the chosen restaurants to taste the most delicious steak in Lisbon!
1. C.O.W Beef & Cocktails
C.O.W opened in Santos over 3 years ago and it’s well centred in the “steakhouse business”. It’s a specialist in meat and serves the best cocktails. You can find there a good ambiance with a low light and cleaned space for you to enjoy the food.
There are some well thought decorations in the restaurant. In one of the walls you can find an illustration of a cow and the various parts of the cow and the meat cuts.
It’s well located, in a youth area full of fun!
Prices: around 20€ per person depending on what you want to eat.
Schedule: weekdays: 12:30-3:00 PM and 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM; Saturdays: 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM; Sundays – closed.
Train station: Santos
Address: Largo de Santos 9A, 1200-808 Lisboa
2. Byf Steakhouse
BYF is another steakhouse which is different from the usual. It prepares the beef cuts in a special way which makes the meat tender. You can accompany your steak with some sauces: mushroom, blue cheese, bearnese or even 3 peppers. Always choose a sauce to make the meat more tasteful. There are also side dishes for you to taste with the beef. There are side dishes for all the tastes but my favourite is mashed sweet potatoes and crumbs or mashed spinach (spinach make us stronger!).
BYF steakhouse is in Saldanha, also a centred area in Lisbon which you can reach by metro.
Prices: between 20 and 25€
Schedule: Everyday from 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Metro station: Saldanha (red and yellow line)
Address: Avenida Praia da Vitoria 50A, Lisboa 1050-184 Portugal
Phone number: (+351) 210 537 286
3. Sala de Corte
This steakhouse, from the Chef Luís Gaspar, is also made for the meat lovers. This one opened in 2018 in Cais do Sodré and since that time it has made a huge success in our capital. You can ask for the most recent dish there: the special steak in T-bone, in a T shape which includes the bone and the beef to separate from one another.
Address: Praça D. Luís I, 7, 1200-148 Lisboa
Metro and train station: Cais do Sodré
Schedule: MONDAY – THURSDAY 12-4pm/7pm-midnight; FRIDAY – PUBLIC HOLIDAYS EVE 12-4pm/7pm-1am; SATURDAY – Noon-1am; SUNDAY – Noon-midnight
Phone number: +351 213 460 030
4. Atalho Real
Atalho Real is located in the famous Embaixada (Palacete Ribeiro da Cunha) in Príncipe Real. It has a pretty view to Jardim Botânico de Lisboa.
This restaurant is curious as you can have 2 different experiences throughout the year: during summer and during winter.
During winter, you’ll be inside the building, in one of the vintage rooms they have. During summer, this situation changes radically. The terrace is open for you to enjoy your dinner among the trees.
When you choose your steak at Atalho Real, don’t forget to ask for a good Portuguese red wine to accompany (ask for the advice of the waitress to choose it).
Address: Calçada da Patriarcal 40, 1250-182 Lisboa
Schedule: Everyday from 12 PM to 12 AM
Reservations: +351 213 460 311
Metro station: Avenida
Nogueira’s is in one of the trendiest avenues in Lisbon. It has a sophisticated and cosy space with a unique ambiance. It also has huge glazed windows and decorations in wood. You will also find 2 wood ovens. For all the details, the unique space of the restaurant and the location, this restaurant highlights from the others.
Some of the most iconic dishes here are “Mini mix Grill”, perfect for two, and lam “carret”. The delicious “Legendary Tomahawk 1kg” whose high quality meat is served still on the bone. The best side dishes are the “Gratin Dauphinois” with bacon and the “Cheddar jalapeños Frittata”.
This restaurant is perfect for groups of friends and you might find fashion or sports celebrities dining here.
You can also find Nogueira’s in Porto.
Address: Av. 24 de Julho 68F, 1200-869 Lisboa
Train station: Santos
Phone number: +351 915 181 515
6. A Carvoaria
Carvoaria is in between Anjos and Intendente, a calmer and curious area. The waitresses know people by name, once the people who frequent the restaurant live around there.
It’s different from the typical steakhouse restaurant, as it doesn’t smell, and the room is modern and clean.
Some special dishes are “Espetada à Carvoaria” and “Black pork medalhões with Bacon”. These are well-served with the side dishes.
Address: Rua Maria Andrade, no. 6, 1170-216 Lisboa
Metro station: Intendente
Average price: 20€ pessoa (with beer)
Phone number: 21 814 75 55
7. K.O.B by Olivier
K.O.B is a sophisticated steakhouse for matured beef, near Avenida. The origin, the cut and the quality of the beef are key elements of the menu.
The menu offers a genuine journey to the main sources of matured beef in the world. The best dishes range from the famous K.O.B Steak (Rib eye), the Sirloin Steak to the Rump Cap Steak. One of the best side dishes is Sautéed Rice with Portabello Mushrooms.
There are other options for who don’t eat meat: vegetarian and fish dishes.
Schedule: Monday to Friday: 12H30 – 15H00 | 19H30 – 01H00; Saturday: 19H30 – 01H00; Sunday and holidays: 19H30 – 01H00
Address: Rua do Salitre 169, 1250-043 Lisboa
Phone number: +351 934 000 949
Metro station: Avenida
Lunch menu: 16€
8. RIB Beef & Wine Lisbon
In Praça do Comércio, one of the most crowded places in Lisbon, you’ll find RIB beef and wine restaurant. It’s the ideal for business or dinner with friends and a nightspot. Signature cuisine, Chef of the year 2016.
In the main menu, you’ll find Tomahawk rib eye steak, the Châteaubriand and the RIB Eye steak bone.
Address: Praça do Comércio, 31A, 1100-148 Lisboa
Metro station: Terreiro do Paço
Phone number: +351 968 578 962