CAU - Amsterdam

4.3
330 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Steak
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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 Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Steakhouse, 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 12:00–23:00
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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, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 330 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best steak ever, got a drink fron the house! The wine menubis great too!

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AK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent as was the service and the ambience.

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A
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tolles Restaurant, vor allem für Fleischliebhaber. Sehr zentrale Lage.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and filled us up. Was in the perfect slot in the centre of Amsterdam with easy access and lovely staff

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SL
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We made a reservation based on the 4.3 rating (& using NYC standards as Amsterdam has many restaurants to choose from) but was disappointed. First clue there was an issue was all patrons were Speaking English & the 2nd was the hostess didn’t speak Dutch. The steaks were tasty but thin & the sides were “eh”. Drinks were good including the Argentinian wine. This restaurant is not a 4.

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C
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing place in the heart of Amsterdam! We have been there two times in two weeks and we were very happy! The service was great and the food was delicious.
The only point of improvement I would say that was the heating: it was extremely hot inside the restaurant. Apart from that, the place is incredible!

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NO
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice meal for my partners birthday.. steak was lovely and drinks were reasonably priced. Sat upstairs by the window better vibe as it was more cosy. Great views onto street

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CD
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal whilst at Amsterdam. I find it hard to eat abroad but the meal was fab and it stood out from the crowd in a street full of other food places. Highly recommend for any steak lover.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very very good meal : empañadas, croquettes, rib-eye and churrasco de chorizo ! Desserts are amazing too!

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Christina was lovely, really friendly, best service, wasn't pushy didn't upsell hundreds of items like most restaurants do. Great recommendations, asked chef for a spicier sauce for my friend. Checked on us after a good amount of time and was always quick and prompt. Kitchen were fast. Shame you don't sell churros anymore. Great every time I visit Amsterdam. Christina was excellent!

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RS
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always and great service. Food did not take too long to come out and the staff were checking on us regularly.

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OT
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Lüftung funktioniert gar nicht. Schlechter, langsamer Service.

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Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Upper floor is the best

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AI
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

The steak was as I expected it to be, perfectly cooked and excellent quality. The service was slow and disappointing, with two side dishes forgotten, which had to be re-ordered. Worst of all was the fact that the klitchen is not closed in, meaning that all the smoke created by the grills permeates into the restaurant, alleviated only by the door being opened to let the fresh air clear the inside. Given the number of good quality steak restaurants in Amsterdam, I would not go back to this particular restaurant.

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Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Supposed to be special occasion but the restaurant never acknowledged our anniversary. The restaurant wasn’t exactly the type of place to celebrate any special occasion anyways. We had reservations and I would have thought we would be seated upstairs but instead we got the downstairs “fast food” ambiance with cheap seats and tables and terrible service. Even more so what the restaurant projects through online sources is not what you receive in actuality. The biggest letdown is the fact that the meat they serve is nowhere close to Argentinian beef. No where whatsoever. I’ve been to Argentina and the beef at this place is so NOT what you would get in Argentina. This place is a tourist trap

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BM
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was great and service food everything was great

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PM
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic again and will be back 100% best steak house I’ve been in , would say better than gaucho

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Best Steaks in Amsterdam ..tender as butter!
Very good service!

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Mönchengladbach
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Steaks auf den Punkt, Service auf Zack. Sehr gut!

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B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food service is too slow.
The cleanliness of the restaurant is bad

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JV
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a must EAT at restaurant! Simple menu with amazing taste of food. I had the salmon and it was so tasteful! Fresh! We loved it that much that out of the 3 nights we were in Amsterdam we ate there twice! Service and ambience was brilliant! Highly recommended!

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WA
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service and equally great food. The steaks are done perfectly. Really good to have such quality with such good service (all too often sorely lacking in Amsterdam.)

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Leicestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak was one of the best we’ve had.
A must try when in Amsterdam.

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MC
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best rib eye I’ve ever had. Amazing service. Must go here!!

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F
17 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sehr gutes Fleisch In perfekter Art dargeboten...

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 2

Very noisy. Bad service, they did not offer to explain the menu and waited over 10 minutes before we could order any drinks. Sauce is very watery and the food came slow. Only highlighter is the cocktails.

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LD
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

Asked for a 25th birthday suprise, didnt ecen get a happy birthday

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H
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Horrible food and even worse service.
My friend ordered medium-rare steak, she got it well done. When she told the waiter, he denied it and said it was medium-rare. Myself and my other friend ordered medium, and got a strak that was more red than hers. My steak as well was 1/3 only fat, so i couldn't eat it, I couldn't even cut thrugh most parts of it.. A couple of friends on the table next to us had the same problem, and the waiter argued with the one guy who complained that his steak was only fat. It took the waiter a long time before he finally decided to give him a new steak.
The locaton was also very loud and hot. We're not going back there.

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SG
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely superb meal at CAU. Everything from the service to the side orders and everything in between was excellent. We both had steak which was cooked to perfection. The dessert topped everything off - the creme catalana and dulche de leche pancakes were divine. Our Chilean waiter (sorry I didn’t get his name) looked after us so well. Can’t recommend this place enough, will definitely go back when in Amsterdam again.

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BG
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very nice meal and well presented the cost was not too great so happy all round

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CB
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday the staff were lovely and done all the could to celebrate my birthday with the food was delicious definitely recommended

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Oxford
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service!

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Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

No chips with the stake

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E
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff and the food seems to compete over awesomeness. Great atmosphere, skilled and knowledgeable staff.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Luckily we only order appetizers because they were still frozen! We decided to leave at that point.
Thankfully that experience was saved by the head waiter who basically gave us what we had gratis (which was two starters and two glasses of wine) We went elsewhere.

Summary better than average dutch service, let down by kitchen, but if they are heating up frozen food, that is never a good sign. I would go elsewhere.

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LW
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I was recommended CAU for my trip to Amsterdam.

I had porcini mushroom croquettes which were lovely.

I ordered the 7oz rump medium rare as I usually do, my steak was more rare/blue and was chewy which was disappointing after all the good reviews I had.

Service was good.

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was horrible. Service was fine. Do not recommend at all.

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MG
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cau is always my go-to location after my long flight from the USA. This is my 5th time at this location. The servers are friendly and attentive. The "Tira De Ancho" is awesome, tasty and a good portion. Share two sides with your partner/eating mate and you'll be stuffed...

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J
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good steak. Good menu choice. Nice selection of cocktails. In a great location

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LW
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you CAU for a lovely evening, fantastic food and a very special thank you to the amazing staff who were very kind in celebrating my boyfriends birthday with excellent crepes! Will certainly visit again next time I’m in Amsterdam. Thank you!

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