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Cool River Cafe - Dallas

1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving, TX 75038-3821
(972) 871-8881
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Ranked #23 of 495 Restaurants in Irving
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $45 - $55
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: MacArthur Blvd.
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Genoa, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We enjoy the varied menu and excellent service at Cool River both in Dallas and in Denver. The Dallas location is always on our dining list when we are in town visiting our children who are in college in Dallas. We have never had a bad meal served, nor have we ever had poor service. Cool River is a very... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Great steaks and everything else, but the service was awful. From the moment we checked in, to the end of the meal, the entire staff couldn't care less. I had to ask twice to check a coat and suitcase, our waiter disappeared several times, and to top off the whole night, we asked them to call a cab for us... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We have been coming to Cool River for years and always have a great time! They have a great lunch menu with lots of options. The tenderloin salad is my favorite. The bar side of the restaurant is great. It's a huge bar with lots of pool tables. The downside to the bar side is, the cigar smoke! Sometimes it's... More 

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Colleyville, Texas
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163 reviews 163 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was the second time we have been here. The food was good, fairly typical for a steakhouse. Our service was good as well. Our only negative was that we were seated at a table in the dining room that was right in front of the hallway leading to the bar, which is where they have the cigar room. I... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

When I need to entertain in the Dallas area, I always choose this place. The food is always good. Service spot on. The only negatives is that parking is a challenge including valet which can fill up. While the ambience is nice, it's noisy and a bit difficult to talk to your guests. The bar is noisier and allows cigar... More 

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Nolensville, TN
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Cool River failed to honor my reservation for 5, and kept us waiting for 45 minutes. The bar area was appealing and well served. When we were seated in dining it was very noisy - several tables with over served guests. The service was good, except he constantly tried to up sell us things we didn't want.

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Carrollton, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I visited Cool River last weekend. The service was excellent. It offered a nice wine selection. Most entrees begin at a minimum of $30 and go up to $53. This is a casual-dining restaurant with a large smoky (cigarettes and cigars - nearby cigar bar!) bar. I ordered the least expensive entree on the menu - shrimp skewers and a... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

With about two hours to spare I googled cigar bars and came up with Cool River Cafe. As you enter the dimly lit restaurant and bar I knew I was in the right place. The cigar bar is separate from the main restaurant area and game room. The leather couches and fireplace are surrounded by solid wood paneling and watched... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The restaurant accommodated our large group with ease and efficiency. I ordered the Sea Bass and it was absolutely phenomenal...the best fish I've ever had. Must try!

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have to admit, I do not like most bars in Texas, most of the time they are smoke-filled and that just puts me off. Cool River is no different, I actually think the food is average, not great. The service is average as well and most of the wait staff seem to think that smiling is something that would... More 

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Additional Information about Cool River Cafe - Dallas

Address: 1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving, TX 75038-3821
Phone Number: (972) 871-8881
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Irving
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 45 - 55
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Grill

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