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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 - 2:00 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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 9
    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
A favorite

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
jon s
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Cleveland, Ohio
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Cleveland, Ohio
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490 reviews 490 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
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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95 reviews 95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Lewisville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We love meeting our friends here for dinner, and to listen to live music. Cool River has everything going for it except for one huge drawback for us at leas. They allow smoking. If it weren't for the smoking I would give this place a five out of five.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Cool river is one of the best places in Dallas for fine dining. They also have a huge bar area, with a stage for live music. The staff is knowledgeable, and prompt. Great menu, Awesome atmosphere! ! You cannot go wrong with Cool River!!

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Herndon, Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I had the pleasure of dining at Cool River in Irving TX. The Filet is melt in your mouth tender, cooked exactly the way you want it. They also have a great Crawfish Tails appetizer. There is a wide variety of side dishes to go with your steak, such as a

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Ordered one of their specials and it was great. The staff is knowledgable and informative about options and gave great recommendations. Great atmosphere and quick service. Would definitely recommend this place.

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Corsicana, Texas, USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was our third time to dance off some find food and drinks at the Cool River Café in Irving, and we love to visit there for the great entertainment and dance floor. We enjoyed two tasty appetizers and drinks while watching a wrap-up of the Masters golf day. The band started at 9:30 and we danced off the food... More 

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Houston, Texas
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24 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

we held a client dinner here last week. The service was outstanding and everyone in our party enjoyed the meal. Most of us had steaks, but one person ordered the halibut. The wine list is extensive and the manager even brought us a bread pudding since it was my first time at the restaurant. I made my reservation at open... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A close friend suggested we should stop by this establishment for drinks and live music one Friday evening and I enjoyed my time there. My friend and her friend had appetizers which I also enjoyed as I indulged in a few alcoholic beverages. I also took to the dance floor to dance to a few songs played by the live... 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: Steakhouse, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

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