CAU - Amsterdam

4.3
290 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Steak
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
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 290 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!!

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Buena opción para los interesados en buena carne aunque los entrantes son muy normalitos.

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g
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everthing was mostly above great, only thing i might improve is the noise level inside door, it was extremely load, but the food and service was amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak I ever eat

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A
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, atmosphere and drinks were fabulous but this best thing about our meal here was the customer service. The best we have experienced in Amsterdam by far. As we arrived, every member of staff we encountered on our way to our table wished us a nice evening. Our waiter was so helpful and friendly. We asked for one steak to be cooked a little more, and it was no bother at all. Both the waiter, and who I presume to be the manageress, both checked that it was cooked to taste when it was returned. Outstanding service. The restaurant was also very clean, and attention to detail was fantastic. The music was good in the background but at a nice level so you didn’t have to shout to hear each other. I will be returning to Amsterdam in a couple of weeks with a friend and I will definitely be bringing her here.

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BS
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful steak, you certainly don't come away hungry. Their Causlaw is gorgeous definitely a must
have.

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Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing 😊

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M
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food and service was good, but nothing special. We went to this restaurant just because we couldn’t decide where to go for dinner in a short time. The deco is very cold and it feel PLASTIC. The steaks that we had was cooked good, but again nothing special. I wasn’t a fan if that “hand cut chips”, I believe they can do a beetter job with those.
Overall was a good experience, with good service, but it will not be my first or second choice for a steak house.
One last thing, we’ve booked in advance, and when we arrived nobody seemed to care that we had a reservetion. Hours later I received an email that was saying that we missed our reservation and why?
First of all, you should train the staff to listen more to their guest and before you make an assumption and send an email that can come across as rude, more than as helpful.

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DC
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food yet again we always come back to this restaurant over and over again never dissapointed

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hard to understand as this is not in English but over all this was a lively experience, food was delicious!! Restaurant is lovely too. Would recommend x

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MH
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is amazing, the waiter was attentive, but not too intrusive. Couldn’t fault the food / service. Reasonably priced, excellent food.

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great. Marina was amazing, extremely helpful and very nice.

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M
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best tira de ancho I've ever had and the staff couldn't do enough for us.

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Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak I’ve eaten in Amsterdam

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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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AS
Houston
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Green chimichurri is amazing!

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VL
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
6 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall very nice. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

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WB
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

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
10 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
18 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

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
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

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
151 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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MG
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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
33 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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
50 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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