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8000 East Bellview Ave, Greenwood Village, CO 80111 (Bellview and I-25)
Belleview Avenue Light Rail 1/4 mile
303-771-4117
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great service, but overpriced for quality

I took a friend to Cool River last week and was somewhat disappointed. It was not my first time there, and the service from Kelly was very good, so I still gave it 4 stars but debated giving it only 3. We shared the baked potato skins as an appetizer, which was quite tasty. The III Forks salad was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
Louise M
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our waitress was terrible, but I think it's cause she was new. We ate outside for my husband's birthday. The ambiance was lovely by the fireplace. We'd been wanting to visit here for a while since we've lived in the area for three years and I gotta say we were disappointed in the menu options. It's very limited. I asked... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

First, I can say that our waiter, Michael, was quite attentive and knowledgeable. Second, i have never been served a more fun-looking cocktail-- swirls of chocolate syrup in the base and then also big bold dots of chocolate all around the inside top of the rim. And, it was a yummy drink! I got one of the specials, which included... More 

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Thank lindaannie2
Castle Rock, Colorado
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354 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I took a friend to Cool River last week and was somewhat disappointed. It was not my first time there, and the service from Kelly was very good, so I still gave it 4 stars but debated giving it only 3. We shared the baked potato skins as an appetizer, which was quite tasty. The III Forks salad was the... More 

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1 Thank Louise M
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128 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Very nice place for a business meeting or special occasion. The food is tasty, especially the steaks and chops. The portions are generous.

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Thank Dan T
Spokane, Washington
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290 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a quite nice spot with lots of varied seat in. Tables, boots and a large bar. Not to mention a smallish outside patio. It's more upscale than most restaurants in the area, but definitely not a Shanahans. The prices reflect this too. Moderate for Denver for what you get. Steaks are excellent and cooked as requested. I'm the... More 

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1 Thank MiguelitoyCat
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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107 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Visited location on Saturday at 5 o'clock and had reservations though did not need, place was empty. Maybe it gets busier as the night goes on. The interior is very nicely decorated with abundant space in the bar area. Ordered the 11oz Filet and it was good but would not rate as one of the best I've had. For,the price... More 

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Thank BradS65
Gallipolis, Ohio
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I went here with a team of people for a business dinner. It was pleasantly surprised how nice the place was. It has a great atmosphere and is very conducive to a business meeting. (not too loud!)

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Thank JCFOhio
Denver, Colorado
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646 reviews
452 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I have eaten here many times...ranging from a burger at the bar to a steak in the restaurant. So far everything that I have had here has been very good. It has an upscale atmosphere and service is always friendly and efficient.

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Thank cubfaninco
Parker, Colorado
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

I'm surprised to see as many positive reviews as there were here. I've hit all the top steakhouses in Denver and this is NOT one of them. Cool River is expensive and puts on the charade of a high end steak house, but it's all a facade. Their filet literally looks and tastes like a hockey puck. I made it... More 

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Thank Andy M
New City, New York
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Had dinner at the bar which was friendly and accommodating. Bar tender was attentive. Had caesar salad and Chilean Sea Bass for main course. Interesting menu. Packed bar area with a lot of energy on a Monday night - probably happy hour holdovers. Highly recommend. Have had a business lunch here before.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8000 East Bellview Ave, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
    (Bellview and I-25)
  • Public Transportation: Belleview Avenue Light Rail 1/4 mile
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Greenwood Village
  • Phone Number: 303-771-4117

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
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

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