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Cool River Cafe - Dallas

1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving, TX 75038-3821
(972) 871-8881
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Ranked #16 of 476 restaurants in Irving
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $45 - $55
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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English first
Dallas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Excellent steaks! One of the best restaurants to enjoy dinner and then live music. The only bad thing is they allow people to smoke.

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Irving, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I found the dining experience at Cool River on par with good restaurants everywhere. The servers are friendly and efficient...the food is standard western fare which most visitors enjoy. You'll see many office night out business persons frequent this reliable establishment.

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Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Menu is varied and interesting, but then when the server reviewed the nightly specials, I had trouble deciding what to order! My meal was excellent and I hope to return again soon!

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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Enjoyed both the ambience and the food! I had the filet with scalloped potatoes. Since I like my steak medium well, it was perfect without too much charring, as normally happens. It was well seasoned. An off menu kid option was also a pleasant surprise. Only down side is prices seem higher than similar steakhouses.

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Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We visited this restaurant as part of a business party. The service was very good. Starters were a seafood selection which was very generous and fresh. I had a steak which was cooked perfectly. Ice cream desert was very good. I didnt pay for the meal so am unsure of the value.

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Irving, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Cool River is the best of both worlds. You can make reservation to enjoy the best steak you will ever eat OR come as you are to enjoy the bar and evening entertainment. Great bands play here. The Bar food is excellent as well. Get the quesadillas. Awesome!! The service in the formal restaurant is superb as they remember every... More

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Irving, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The quality of food and service at Cool River is very good, and a very nice dining experience can be had in the main dining room. Other areas of the restaurant are pretty boisterous, so be prepared for loud music and noise in those spots. But all in all, a good spot.

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Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

In the large area of the restaurant you'll find the party atmosphere to be pretty loud if you are looking for a place to have a conversation... but if you are looking to party, it's a great spot. Food is good. There is a dining room off to the side of the main area and it is much quieter for... More

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Geneva, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Attended with a very large business group. Very engaging servers and staff. The suggested appetizer combo was excellent, as was my Fish entree, which was one of the nightly specials. Quality and presentation were spot on. Very unique restaurant on one side, very large upscale bar on the other. Full blown cigar lounge on Bar side. Great atmosphere, warm decor.... More

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Arlington, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Great steaks at a 'not exorbitant' price. Quiet, pleasant atmosphere. Excellent service. This is the place to go for a relaxed meal.

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