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8000 East Bellview Ave, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
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Price range: $31 - $50
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bellview and I-25
Transit: Belleview Avenue Light Rail 1/4 mile
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Olney, Maryland
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257 reviews 257 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I went to this upscale mini-chain with a good friend to have some late night nibbles and drinks. First of all, I very much liked the choice of wines by the glass. Thoughtful and not too pricy for the quality. I was tempted to try to Kobe sliders but was drawn to the Smoked Prime Rib Quesadillas. Great choice. Phenomenal.... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have been here many times over the years. One such time I went on a date with my ex and we ordered lobster and the works. The waiter was stoned. Well it is Colorado, but not cool ... He forgot pretty much most of what we ordered, the additional silverware, the water we asked for at the beginning ..... More

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Business meeting in the restaurant. Good selection of appetizers were enjoyed. Unique drink specials (after meeting!), lively place, nice decor. Dinner menu looked good but ate too many apps ! Separate meeting room had overhead projector and screen permanently installed, easy set up, good environment for a team meeting.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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88 reviews 88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I only had a salad here but it was fresh and tasty. My only suggestion would be for the restaurant to offer more "lunch options" of full meals but small plates. I don't want a $20 lunch but I settled on the salad due to the limited lunch options. This place might be better for dinner.

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Denver Colorado
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Sometimes I wonder what the point is of reviewing a franchise restaurant. I'm not certain the folks that could really make a difference even care, as long as they have patrons, and the place is profitable. We met our traveling cousins from NY for a lunch before they headed up to Copper Mountain for the week. My cousin thought it... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This is our second visit to this restaurant but our first time for dinner. Our expectations were high for the dinner experience but we were disappointed with the steaks we ordered. We ordered steaks medium-well and they came cooked medium-rare and almost rare! The flavor of the meat was very bland. The shrimp appetizer was also disappointing--the shrimp were small... More

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Aurora, Colorado, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I love trying new places and some friends and I went to Cool River for lunch. The atmosphere inside is really nice but the food and service were just mediocre on my first and second visit. This is a nice place but it's not really my thing.

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Abilene, TX
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222 reviews 222 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Nice atmosphere. Service had a few hiccups. Food overall was pretty average for the price. I'd try somewhere else first.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Pretty expensive place, but their portions are very generous and food is up to par with prices. Been twice and will visit again!

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Olympia, WA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant was very nice inside, and out. It was a little windy and the umbrella wanted to fly away, so we moved inside. I ordered a chicken sandwich with asparagus on the side. The asparagus was seasoned and cooked just right. The chicken sandwich I ordered was good, but a little dry. Probably due to the fact that I... More

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Additional Information about Cool River Cafe

Address: 8000 East Bellview Ave, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone Number: 303-771-4117
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Greenwood Village
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American

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