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Cau

#183 of 3,185 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Damstraat 5 | 1012JL, 1012 JL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 623 9632
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We weren't very hungry so had the mushrooms as a side dish with bruschetta and a Caesar salad. Absolutely delicious, can't wait to go again when next in Amsterdam.

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Thank SjrMcleod
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My partner and I went here for a late lunch on the last day in Amsterdam! The food was amazing, the steaks were delicious as well as the sides washed down with a nice bottle of red. Great service too! This was our favourite meal while in Amsterdam. Thank you!

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Thank sadieex
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went there for lunch and ordered Steak and fries , the food was delicious and meet and greet was really friendly I also liked the ambience so highly recommended if you are close by DAM square and looking for proper steak house try it...

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Thank abi0072017
Ireland
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have been here twice now, once as a couple and once with a group. Both times the food and service were very good. Everyone agreed that we got Excellent quality steaks. Two people split the whole spatchcock chicken and again thought it was fantastic. Saw great burgers arrive at other tables too. Will definitely go back.

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Thank BarryMcIreland
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a really great meal here, burgers and steak sandwiches are lovely. Friendly helpful staff, would recommend!

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Thank Hancock94
Lugano, Switzerland
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144 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The place looked nice from outside so I read the TA reviews and decided to eat dinner here. I was disappointed. My medallions (Argentinian beef) were nothing special and rather highly priced, 16 euros no side dishes. I ordered a mixed salad for 4.50. It was brought with no dressing when I had almost finished my steak. Then I had... More 

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Thank Rebecca2004
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A good place for steaks. Service is good, fast and friendly, definitely worth a visit. However, the portion is not big and the sides are ordered separately. Everything is good and cooked to perfection.

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Thank Wan64
Redlands, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Located just off of Dam Square. We grabbed a table outside for dinner. The menu is full of veggie options and we liked how you could choose between small and large portion sizes. We split the following: side of corn, mushroom croquettes, small eggplant lasagne, and small beetroot and goat cheese salad. The salad was packed full of veggies -... More 

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Thank Mobertoe
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I had dinner here and had two different experiences. I opted for two of the "small plates" - the pork tempura and the mussels - which were fantastic. My friend got the steak sandwich, which was yummy but not at all worth 15 euros. It was a very small sandwich, with no sides included. I'm not sure... More 

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Thank Lisa B
Aviemore and the Cairngorms, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cau was a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience....do order the steak! I didn't and I had severe food envy as they looked absolutely delicious! That said my own meal was excellent however why I chose not to have steak in a steak restaurant is beyond me!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$39 - $156
Cuisine
Steakhouse, European, Argentinean, South American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Damstraat 5 | 1012JL, 1012 JL 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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