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Cool River Cafe - Dallas

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American, Grill
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1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving, TX 75038-3821 (MacArthur Blvd.)
(972) 871-8881
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great wine, drinks, food (and you can smoke a cigar) in Dallas, TX

The wine menu is one of the best I've seen outside CA. The food is good, bar drinks are good and you can smoke cigars and play billiards inside as well. This place was packed on a Monday night with many groups, etc. Definitely a place to check out while in Dallas area on business.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Rhett L
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Los Altos, California, United States
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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a group dinner for about 80 people. Cool River handled the group without any issue. Outstanding facility for the meeting and the food was over the top!

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Tulsa, OK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I ate at the bar since the restaurant had a 45+ minute wait on a Monday night. Not only did the stink of smoke ruin my appetite, but I got back to my hotel with my clothing and body reeking of smoke. The menu at the bar was unimpressive. Maybe the restaurant-side menu offers more interesting choices?

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Los Altos, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The wine menu is one of the best I've seen outside CA. The food is good, bar drinks are good and you can smoke cigars and play billiards inside as well. This place was packed on a Monday night with many groups, etc. Definitely a place to check out while in Dallas area on business.

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Thank Rhett L
Irving, Texas
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several places to eat - but Cool River is NOT one of them - It is a place to DINE! It is a wonderful place to enjoy a night out - excellent food, wine and a delightful waitstaff. Highly recommend Cool River Cafe!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome food and excellent staffing service. Best choice for a good meal and relaxing enjoyable atmosphere.

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ubiquitous
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice large restaurant with multiple dining rooms. Well decorated and comfortable. Spacious bar area when waiting. A varied menu with a large steak selection. Food was good.

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St. George, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place but they don't do a good job letting you know that there is a smoke free section. Great menu- enjoy!

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met a girlfriend for lunch and had a great time. The atmosphere is good for conversation, the food was delicious and the service was wonderful! Definitely recommend Cool River!

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Chula Vista, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place! I have come here no less than a dozen times. For small business lunches and dinners to larger family gatherings (10 plus people). The staff is always accommodating. The food is outstanding even with a larger group. While they don't serve Prime steaks they consistently serve high quality beef cooked to the proper temperature. On a... More 

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McKinney, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to get the pork! The flavor is amazing. Always get The Three Forks salad as it is one of my favorite salads of all time. My only complaint is that they still allow smoking in the bar, which has caused several of my friends to refuse to dine here, as it still smells throughout the restaurant. I would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving, TX 75038-3821
    (MacArthur Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Irving
  • Phone Number: (972) 871-8881

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 45 - 55
  • Cuisine: American, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?