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CAU

#262 of 2,542 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Red Light District (De Wallen)
Steakhouse, Barbecue, Grill, Argentinean, South American
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Damstraat 5 | 1012JL, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 623 9632
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Argentine casual fine dining restaurant, specialising in steaks. The most...
Argentine casual fine dining restaurant, specialising in steaks. The most extensive Argentine wine list in Amsterdam. With Private dining,Brunch and corporate facilities available. Beautiful, newly refurbished building, centrally located.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food But Pricey

Stumbled upon this place when shopping in Amsterdam. The decor looked nice, different compared to everywhere else and the menu looked nice, so we gave it a try. We skipped on the starters and went straight for the main. I had the Bacon Cheese burger as my main. I had to pay for the chips separately... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Liam H
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We had 2 lovely meals at this excellent restaurant in the centre of Amsterdam during our stay. It is a very short walk from Dam Square. The fillet of beef was excellent and the three times cooked chips were lovely. Very good friendly service as well. Well worth a visit.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Stumbled upon this place when shopping in Amsterdam. The decor looked nice, different compared to everywhere else and the menu looked nice, so we gave it a try. We skipped on the starters and went straight for the main. I had the Bacon Cheese burger as my main. I had to pay for the chips separately which is a bit... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We are fans of the CAU brand here in England so took the opportunity to try one in Amsterdam. I must say that they are spot on. The décor, service, food and ambience is that of a restaurant here. Very lively and busy but attentive staff and good service particularly as it was a Saturday night. I had steak as... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

With a modern decor, CAU is different than most touristic restaurants in Amsterdam. However, since it's located right off Dam square, it's usually packed and spots are hard to find. The menu is suitable to all tastes and preferences. I had the chicken burger which was pretty good. Service is relatively good considering how busy this place is. I would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I've been to CAU 3 times, on two trips to The Netherlands, one Amsterdam and one Rotterdam trip. The food is fresh, delicious and great quality. Both friend's I have visited with are fussy eaters and liked it very much/cleaned their plates.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This three floored restaurant has very good slices of steak and really nice burgers. I found it a bit pricy for some menus but overall it was fair enough considering its location at Dam square. I've been there for more than 4 times and I have to admit that the service is really slow. I waited a lot for meals... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

we had a great dinner here after a busy day of walking Amsterdam. The drinks were good, and the food was great. I had a steak and wife had fish, and both were cooked to perfection. Not sure if you need reservations, but we got a seat at the window and could still people watch everyone outside. Better - no... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Service was excellent and the brunch menu looked really promising, however the food really disappointed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Steak house among other similar places. Nice interior with stylish green grass. Food is quite good but not exclusive. Stuff is careful and friendly. Not bad for nosh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

One of the best things I've ever eaten, nice outside seating where i ate my meal with no rush, polite servers, and it had an umbrella (we needed it) which made staying worth it.

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Additional Information about CAU

Address: Damstraat 5 | 1012JL, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 623 9632
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 82
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue, Grill, Argentinean, South American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Damstraat 5 | 1012JL, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 623 9632

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 82
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue, Grill, Argentinean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups

Description

Argentine casual fine dining restaurant, specialising in steaks. The most extensive Argentine wine list in Amsterdam. With Private dining,Brunch and corporate facilities available. Beautiful, newly refurbished building, centrally located.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

Neighborhood Profile
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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