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Cool River Cafe - Dallas

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Steakhouse, Grill
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1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving, TX 75038-3821 (MacArthur Blvd.)
(972) 871-8881
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 88
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  • 87
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    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 Food not so service

The food was fantistic but Carlos the waiter was not the best. Everything was I'll get it immediately and then 10 minutes later he would show up. Drinks never came we finally left. Another note. I don't think I should be subjected to cigar smoke smell when I'm eating, It ruined the great food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
Chefcolli
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Flower Mound, Texas
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Flower Mound, Texas
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The food was fantistic but Carlos the waiter was not the best. Everything was I'll get it immediately and then 10 minutes later he would show up. Drinks never came we finally left. Another note. I don't think I should be subjected to cigar smoke smell when I'm eating, It ruined the great food. The bar allows Cigars but it... More 

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Contrary to other reviews, our food was exceptional as was the service. Great wine selection, variety on the menu - steaks and seafood were delicious.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Was set to visit Pappa's but the weather turned and we ended up here. Nice surprise. Excellent food and atmosphere. Typical dark wood steak place but the high ceilings allow for it to feel less stuffy. In fact, I thought it was a very casual and relaxed spot Some folks were dressed up, most relaxed and even a few shorts... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Visited on our anniversary which was on Mother's Day. It rained that day so it really was not crowded. Service was slow and they were out of ribs. The crab cakes were not good at all. Our server was funny and kept us laughing. The cigar smoke from the bar area travels over to dinning area so if you're not... More 

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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Went in as a family for a late lunch....the place was empty....so we thought the service would be great. We ordered burgers and drinks. She slapped our plates down....didn't give us napkins or silverware...and had a very bad attitude. We won't be back.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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36 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I have liked going here in the past but never seem to get back. However was staying at Four Seasons and went over. I remembered why I did not go back. TO go in where there is music there is a charge. (Really??) Even when you order food. Also the smoke is over the top. I felt like I was... More 

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The day we visited, the live band playing was Incognito; excellent rock music and they played almost all the old popular numbers. This, accompanied by the food, was just a great ambience for dinner with close friends.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

this has become a favorite place to dine if in the Dallas area. this is a top-shelf steakhouse with a bit more personality than you would find at a morton's or flemings. starts as soon as you walk in. staff is very friendly and helpful. we had a reservation and were promptly shown to our table. drink orders were quickly... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

This is a fun place for live music, pool and good cocktails. We had fun as a group. The food was good, better than we expected. The one real drawback is the smoke especially if you aren't used to it. It hits you as soon as you walk in.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We arrived late (8:00PM) on a Saturday to be sure to see the live band that plays on Saturday Nights. However, band didn't start playing until 10:00. Music was a great 80's cover band and they put on a great show and people were dancing in the aisles with standing room only. Restaurant is a Steakhouse that is great for... 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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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups
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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