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Cool River Cafe

8000 East Bellview Ave, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
303-771-4117
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
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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Denver Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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182 reviews 182 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Had the Australian fish dish and a chocolate dessert. Solid wine list. Great service. Went 52.80 weeks.

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Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant has a nice ambiance but on the two occasions I have been here my entrees have been covered in ground pepper, however on a plus note the sides are very good. There's better places to eat in Denver !

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Denver, Colorado
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

This is a wonderful restaurant in the Denver Tech Center. Cool River holds true to it's name of being 'cool.' The restaurant has had a renovation and the decor is very trendy and inviting. The restaurant is on the first and second floors and the entire place feels very cool and hip. Many tables are filled with people in ties... More

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Middletown, Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Recently dined at the Cool River Cafe while traveling on business. Restaurant is very attractive and inviting. Service was prompt and courteous. My meal began with an iceberg wedge salad that was very good. The bread that accompanied the salad was also quite good. For my entree, I ordered the Autralian Lobster Tail. It included one side, so I included... More

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