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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
Open 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, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 90
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    Very good
  • 36
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  • 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
All Around Top Notch - Something for Everyone

Walk in and to the left is an excellent restaurant, to the right an excellent high quality wine and beer bar, to the right again a Billiards room, and in the Bar cigars are welcomed but a high quality AC system prevents air quality issues for all but the most sensitive. And - by the way - the food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
SPK1951
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Montgomery, Texas
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
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369 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I cohosted a large business dinner at Cool River. The experience was good, but fell short of my expectations. When the nightly specials are included, the average entrée price at Cool River is well over $30. However I do not feel that the quality justifies those high prices. We had a wide variety of appetizers and entrees. The consensus was... More 

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Montgomery, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Walk in and to the left is an excellent restaurant, to the right an excellent high quality wine and beer bar, to the right again a Billiards room, and in the Bar cigars are welcomed but a high quality AC system prevents air quality issues for all but the most sensitive. And - by the way - the food and... More 

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Bat Yam, Israel
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This place brings you in a world where men would drink their whiskey and smoke their cigar in an old style lounge...after having enjoyed a good steak. If you don't like such ingredients, skip it,,but if you have about 150 dollar left you can have it all...or more..for more dollars. About the service I can only say that it was... More 

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New Jersey
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I recently met some people for a lunch meeting at this place. It is big and has the restaurant on one side and the bar on the other one. I don't smoke but I was pleasantly surprised to find out you are allowed to smoke at this bar (since smoking bars are few or non-existant any longer). It brought back... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were planning a meeting with our financial advisor and, of course< HE was going to pay! Didn't want to go to yet another "fabulous" Dallas steakhouse (yawn). Cool River was a perfect blend of upscale/casual dining experience. Very nice selection of vegetarian options which were NOT boring. Our wait staff was very attentive and very knowledgeable; the bartender had... More 

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Flower Mound, Texas
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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46 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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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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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: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business
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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