CAU - Amsterdam

4.3
307 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Steak
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Romance
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 307 People Are Saying
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Leicestershire
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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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OT
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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
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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