CAU - Amsterdam

4.3
274 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Steak
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasions

About

Argentine casual fine dining restaurant, specialising in steaks. The most extensive Argentine wine list in Amsterdam. With Private dining and corporate facilities available. Beautiful, newly refurbished building, centrally located.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Argentinian
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Hours of Operation
Brunch
Mon–Fri 10:00–13:00
Sat, Sun 10:00–12:00
All-day dining
Daily 12:00–23:15
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Phone number
020 623 9632
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Private Room, Wine
What 274 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.0
ambience
4.0
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hertfordshire
4.0
Dined on 14 July 2018

Best steak I’ve eaten in Amsterdam

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OT
4.0
Dined on 11 July 2018

Great tasting food as always. Upon arrival, it was a bit warm due to the summertime, but our hostess went out of her way to quickly adjust the temperature and make our dining experience very comfortable. Everyone in our group was well satisfied with the dining experience.

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P
5.0
Dined on 3 July 2018

Ordered medium rare and it was a couple of minutes overdone. But because this was well seasoned and tasty, i did not send it back because I hate wasting meat.

Although I do not mind human contact, the waiter shook my hand and my mum's after I gave him a tip. I asked three different people afterwards (excluding my mum) if that was weird, and they all agreed. It was more funny than off putting but that was a first so I'm not sure if that's an on going theme at CAU. Either way the dude was super nice, efficient and nothing to hate about.

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Houston
4.0
Dined on 2 July 2018

Last minute booking and it was very nice indeed. The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was very tasty indeed. The drinks were served when needed and as requested. Had a table upstairs against the window, get spot to watch the people go by.

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MB
5.0
Dined on 28 June 2018

Had a great dinner!
Meat was prepared vert good, side dishes were good, waiter was very nice and helpful!

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B
London
4.0
Dined on 20 June 2018

I had my birthday meal here and it was wonderful; the staff great and the food was fab

Will be trying the CAU's in London now

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Denver
5.0
Dined on 20 June 2018

Green chimichurri is amazing!

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VL
5.0
Dined on 19 June 2018

Lovely service provided by the Spanish waitress Marisa and a very attentive manager on shift, making sure we were all happy with our meal!

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OT
4.0
Dined on 14 June 2018

Muy atentos desde la llegada hasta que nos fuimos. La comida excelente, muy buena preparación de la carne y el resto de productos. Los camareros nos aconsejaron muy bien para no quedarnos con hambre ni pasárnos de comida. Ubicación excelente, al lado de la plaza Dam.

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AV
London
5.0
Dined on 3 June 2018

We had a great meal in CAU. Service was very good, our waiter, David was very friendly and attentive and the food was excellent. Having been in few CAU in England before this was just as good as we expected to be :) thank you!

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AS
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on 3 June 2018

Overall very nice. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

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WB
Bedfordshire
4.0
Dined on 2 June 2018

Expensive but would recommend somewhat - steak was cooked perfectly but found that both mine and my girlfriends sauces tasted the same despite mine being blue cheese hollandaise and hers being beranaise and the chips being over salted mcdonalds level.

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SR
4.0
Dined on 28 May 2018

We are customers from 2010 but this year something is changed! The air conditioned was broken and it was too hot to eat on the upper floor far from the window.
The service was excellent because Marina is very nice and kind, but they were too slow and the meat was not so good as last years.

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Detroit
5.0
Dined on 27 May 2018

No air conditioning. Great wings with tasty dipping sauce. Truffle Mac and cheese was so so - nothing too amazing. The chicken skewers with avocado was so delicious! I'd recommend that for an appetizer or main meal for one.

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K
Atlanta
5.0
Dined on 18 May 2018

One of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. Everything across the board was amazing. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and everything she recommend was amazing! I will come back when I return to the Netherlands and recommend CAU to friends!

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OT
2.0
Dined on 18 May 2018

We had to wait ages for the starter which then came up with the main. We was then told the starter would be taken off the bill but it wasn’t. Food was lovely but this was very disappointing

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C
5.0
Dined on 18 May 2018

A wonderful bustling experience where one and all can enjoy a nibble of the best Argentinian food in Amsterdam. The atmosphere was vibrant, multiplex. From brimming bars to food-filled tables, there is something for everyone.

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EC
2.0
Dined on 16 May 2018

Disappointed that we turned up for our table that was booked for 8.30pm to be told to go and wait outside as our table wasn’t ready yet and they would come out and take a drinks order. We weren’t given any menus and had to go back in ourselves to ask for these. We finally got seated at 8.55pm. The service once seated wasn’t too bad, there was only one mix up which was a missing side order however this was dealt with and the food overall was good.

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k
New York Area
4.0
Dined on 15 May 2018

Nice restaurant, good location. Steak was very good, service was also good.

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MG
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on 11 May 2018

This is my go-to place in Amsterdam after a long flight from the USA. The TIRA DE ANCHO is tasty and full of lusious marbling. The side dishes are filling and the wine by the glass is reasonably priced. It's a little dark inside but adds to the overall ambiance.

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KD
2.0
Dined on 3 May 2018

Expensive for what it was. The food was average, all protein required you to order sides and sauce separately. The burger option was average - again requiring you to order extra fillings at an additional cost.
Would not recommend.

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AA
Portland
5.0
Dined on 1 May 2018

OK, so the tables were small and packed closely together. We arrived at an odd time, too late for lunch and too early for dinner. We weren't in the mood for steaks and this was a steak house. We were prepared for mediocrity. What a surprise that the salmon was grilled to absolute perfection, moist, tender and beautifully presented. The steak aroma never got into the fish. And the service was excellent--prompt,courteous and helpful. It was so good we came back and ordered the very same thing the second day and it was just as good.

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IE
Essex
5.0
Dined on 28 April 2018

We had a lovely meal here at CAU Amsterdam, we really enjoyed our food and drinks. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Thank you for a great evening meal.

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D
4.0
Dined on 28 April 2018

Werden goed ontvangen en naar onze tafel begeleid op het 1e niveau. Personeel super vriendelijk. Eten werd snel bediend en zeer lekker.

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OE
Los Angeles
4.0
Dined on 18 April 2018

CAU was great - good Brazilian food in the middle of Amsterdam. Steaks and a nice red wine list...

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Nottingham
2.0
Dined on 18 April 2018

Having gone to some trouble to ask for a steak that was pink in the middle - so either medium or medium rare, depending on the restaurants interpretation, I was very disappointed to get a well done steak.
The waiting staff were great and offered to cook another steak (but that puts you out of sync with everyone else on the table) or reduce the bill which I accepted.
However, the evening is spoiled.
I really think that the careless chef should come out and have to see and hear the outcome of their actions otherwise there are no real consequences for them. Cooking a steak properly is not that hard but you do need to pay attention. Customers are paying you to do that.

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 14 April 2018

Great place. Great food and service

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OT
1.0
Dined on 8 April 2018

The steak was mediocre, the ambience was very noisy and the restaurants decoration was very basic! I really thought this would be different than all the other basic argentinian restaurants in Amsterdam, which by the way, are also part pizzerias, but no, this was exactly the same, but for the fancy name it has. Really disappointed!

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AJ
Liverpool
2.0
Dined on 7 April 2018

Ordered starter and main.
Starter came out with the mains.
Asked for medium rare steak, got medium to well done

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E
Hamburg Area
3.0
Dined on 7 April 2018

Das Essen war in Ordnung. Mehr aber auch nicht!

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J
London
5.0
Dined on 31 March 2018

Very friendly and accommodating staff - attentive and happy to help. Food was excellent. Problem with one of our starters - it came about ten minutes after the others, but otherwise all good. If you’re looking for a quality meal on a night out then this is your place.

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DM
Toronto
5.0
Dined on 29 March 2018

Best steak ever!! Definitely recommended.

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AK
5.0
Dined on 25 March 2018

We went here on Sunday night food was so fresh and tasty and great for the price!

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OT
5.0
Dined on 23 March 2018

Great food and even better service. Really enjoyed it. Got the Rump, chips and mushrooms and also the Strawberry pavlova cocktail - all very good

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Kent
5.0
Dined on 18 March 2018

The food was amazing, cocktails lovely too! The staff were very friendly and accommodating.

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S
4.0
Dined on 16 March 2018

Not my first time there, and not the last. My steak was good, my friend got one a bit overdone, but it was swiftly replaced. Winelist is fine, asthetics good, service great. Lively place with good seating. Not a quiet place but I was there on a Friday night and it suited me fine.
Don't miss the Causlaw.
My group of four was not rushed, but I noticed the staff pushed the next table of two a little bit. It would have made me annoyed.
It is a very safe choice for a great night.

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CB
5.0
Dined on 11 March 2018

I took my mum to CAU Amsterdam for dinner while we were in Amsterdam on a Mothers day weekend break. I couldn't recommend it enough, the most amazing Steaks cooked perfectly accompanied with great sides, nice drinks menu and the staff were lovely.
Will defo visit again next time I am in Amsterdam!

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Liverpool
5.0
Dined on 10 March 2018

Quite simply one of the best cuts of beef I’ve ever had.
Restaurant is nice and is over three floors. Decor is modern and comfortable but nothing amazing. However I don’t really go to restaurants for just the decor.

Tried the Lomito cut on our waiters suggestion and was not disappointed! Very succulent and non-fatty cut. Sides were also of a high quality.

Our waiter seemed to know exactly how to describe and more importantly differentiate between the options which is how I ended up with Lomito. The portion size is good and didn’t leave you wanting any more.

Prices are higher than other restaurants but I’m happy to pay for quality - especially with meat.

Will be my top choice when in Amsterdam next.

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C
London
5.0
Dined on 7 March 2018

Booked this when I was planning a trip to Amsterdam with my boyfriend and I chose this restaurant to go to for his birthday. It did not disappoint - our female waitress was friendly and helpful, could not fault her. Our food came pretty quick so we were pretty impressed with the service. Another couple complained though as a lot of their sides didn’t arrive with their steaks. As it was my boyfriend’s birthday, the staff were more than happy to decorate his dessert! Would definitely go back but make sure you book as it gets very busy!

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OT
5.0
Dined on 5 March 2018

Food was beautiful, great atmosphere, reasonable price

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