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About CAU - Amsterdam

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.

Damstraat 5
1012JL Amsterdam
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Argentinean

Hours of Operation:

Brunch: Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00pm
All Day Dining: 12:00pm - 11:15pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
€31 to €50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 623 9632

Website:
http://www.caucaucau.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Private Room, Wine

CAU - Amsterdam Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (45)
Casual (32)
Special Occasion (31)
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Good for Birthdays (30)
Great for Lunch (22)
Fun (21)
Comfort Food (20)
Hot Spot (20)
Romantic (19)
Business Meals (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Good for Groups (15)
Cozy (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
People Watching (12)
Authentic (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Scenic View (6)
Great Beer (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Outstanding Value (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Spicy (3)
Tapas (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Perfect for our final night in Amsterdam, central to most attraction, everything we ordered was to die for and at such a reasonable price. Like most places in Amsterdam service was a teeny bit forgetful and slow but I've come to realise that is part of the charm. Will defo visit again next time I'm in Amsterdam.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined 5 days ago

Never disappointed with this place, food always so good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

Was distinctly average. There was nothing special about the mains and the desserts were actually quite hard and inedible.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Not worth it. Stupid No good place that should not exist.

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vip
·Dined on November 14, 2017

Sehr gute Lage,erstklassige Drinks , perfektes Steak ein wenig laut für ein Geschäftsessen.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food and atmosphere was great

Service was good but quite slow

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The ambiance was great, staff was really friendly and fast service. Food was tasty. Location is very central.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Warwickshire)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Good food, nice interior. For us it was a bit too crowded and noisy.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

It' a friendly and lovely environment for a college's meeting.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The service was wonderful - staff were very accommodating and friendly. Overall a lovely evening :)

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 (Guadalajara)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excelente lugar para grupos pequeños , y la comida deliciosa!
Buen servicio .

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Went for an evening date. Friendly staff and very good food with and added bonus of good cocktails.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, People Watching, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very good steaks in the center of Amsterdam.
Extremely friendly personnel.
Prices a little high. Not for every day dinning but worth the experience.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The atmosphere is wonderful. I love the interior - It really sets it apart from all the standard decorated restaurants throughout Amsterdam. The food was tasty, however: we got our starter 2 minutes Before our main.. It feels weird why They didnt Wait Before we finished our starters. We now had to eat the starter And main at the Same time, which gave us the feeling we were just a number And had to leave ASAP, because they want as much tables at one evening as possible.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

I ve been there last Monday with my boyfriend! Tasty food, tender steaks cook to perfection and very well looked after by Gabor and Laszlo! Thank you for a superb night! Will come back soon!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Visited 8th October.

Very good welcome from staff who had our reservation .We received excellent service. the food options suit most tastes and our meal was really first class.
Great location ( the upstairs restaurant is best in our opinion, get a window table if possible.)
Considerate staff and a very lively atmosphere. Enjoy !!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Amsterdam)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Not bad for a restaurant in the heart of Amsterdam. The food wasn't quite that good as I expected after I paid, but I can't say I complain about it. The steaks are good, mine was a bit to chewy though, the ambience was a bit to noisy for my taste, but quite pleasant, the service was very good, although the waiter couldn't recommend a dry red wine on account of not tasting all of them, as he said, and the prices were pretty much fair. Overall a nice dining experience which could be easily improved.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Fantastic steak with great service.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Only problem was the menu didn't match that of the menu online; however can't say a bout word bar that.

Service responsive and friendly, always there to help.

Food was delicious.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Great meal. The meat options where extensive. They also have a great cocktail menu. Good vibe in the restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Over priced . Steak I asked for med-rare it came med-well done. It was HOT with no air con. And very LOUD. Ruined our 14th anniversary . Wouldn't recommend and defiantly wouldn't go back

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

great option if you are looking for a good steak in amsterdam!

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 15, 2017

The restaurant and ambiance are top notch , but unfortunately the food quality is lacking. I started out with mussels appetizer and Pork belly tempura. The mussels weren't too bad but the pork tempura had too much batter which killed any flavor.

For entree I had the ribeye steak and sides of macaroni and cheese and sautéed mushrooms. The biggest problem for me is the steak . Although it's cooked medium rare perfectly, the steak is too tough and also boneless.

I was almost wondering if they gave me a cheaper cut of meat. The sauces chimichurri and aoli were not very good. Overall fun time at hip dining spot but wouldn't order too much food.

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food and service fantastic, could do with a little updating and maybe more of an atmosphere but can't fault the food!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Loved this place! The service was outstanding and the food as well. Loved the atmosphere and the interior. Best slice of meat I have had in a long time. And the cocktails where really good! I am definitely coming back to this place next time visiting Amsterdam!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer
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 (Manchester)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Exellent food couldnt fault it

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 (Amsterdam)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Great visit to cau. I work in the neighboorhood to i'll be coming back soon. The meat is delicious and the side dishes amazing. I also loved the empanadas with chorizo and cheese

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Spicy, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Amsterdam)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I have been to CAU three times now, and each time, it has been a very nice experience. The wait staff are friendly and provide good service. The food is excellent. Try the salto claricot (sangria type drink). We will definitely continue eating at CAU.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Casual, People Watching
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 (London)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Very nice steak restaurant , good service , good location , worth a try

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Absolutely fantastic food and service was great too. Really recommend it for meat-eaters; I had a fillet steak which was grilled to perfection and the wine list was good for a range of budgets /tastes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 4, 2017

In a city largely devoid of quality, reasonably priced restaurants, CAU is one of the rare exceptions. We will absolutely return in the future.

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 (Amsterdam)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great steak as always. Better if the appetiser have a wider selection.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot
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 (Kent)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Had a lovely meal here, my first piece of steak was a bit chewy, however, the waiter kindly gave me a freshly cooked new one along with a free portion of onion rings. He was lovely and checked to see if the second piece was up to standards. In spite of this, my partner and I had a very enjoyable evening and the restaurant even met my request of a window seat which we were very happy about!

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (Glasgow)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Fantastic restaurant. Impeccable service and beautiful food ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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 (London)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Fantastic steaks and some lovely red wine to accompany it! Enjoyed a lot.

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 (Amsterdam)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Gorgeous restaurant, with beautiful food - a great choice to celebrate my partners 21st Birthday!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Hot Spot
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vip
 (México)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Restaurante fusión Argentino-europeo, gran ambiente, bebidas y comida deliciosa. Decoración muy moderna en el pleno de la ciudad

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 17, 2017

WONDERFUL! Highly recommend this restaurant. The manager was also very helpful with suggestions for activities while visiting the city.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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 (Mainz)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Sehr gutes Essen mit aufmerksamen Service. Zentrale Lage in der Shoppingmeile. Etwas zu hochpreisig.

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 (Amsterdam)·Dined on June 11, 2017

We booked CAU Amsterdam for the first night we arrived, following a recommendation from someone who had been there when they were in Amsterdam. The service was excellent, everyone was friendly and very attentive. We each had different cuts of steak with a side of triple cooked chips and onion rings to share. The food was DELICIOUS and we had a nice bottle of rosé with our meal. Would 100% reccomend for a beautiful meal in Amsterdam.

Tags: People Watching, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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