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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
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Nice Ambiance

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Msafiri_Mwenyeji
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Fort Worth, Texas
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Fort Worth, Texas
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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Denver, Colorado
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86 reviews 86 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The décor at Cool River's Dallas location was nicer than the Denver restaurant, but the food and service were both very good. It has a high energy level (a bit noisy) but we enjoyed the experience. One of the meals had a problem (I do not remember what it was), but the manager came by without any coaxing on our... More 

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Garland, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Business dinner meeting. Food was alright but nothing special. Bacon wrapped scallops were not cooked properly and were only four tiny scallops for like $30. The crab cake appetizer was not what I expected neither, very over fried and too much stuffing in them..supposedly rated highly but I prefer more crab than stuffing. Ahi tuna tacos were very good however.... More 

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168 reviews 168 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Enjoyed the surf n turf with large portions of each. Waiter was spot on. Nice wine list and you can enjoy a nice cigar after dinner. If smoke bothers you then this is not the place for you. My clothes stunk bad after dinner. Great place to eat & socialize.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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100 reviews 100 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Sea Food appetisers, salads and amazing tasty steaks. Wild boar steak with onions delicious. Place quite crowd; reservation is required. .

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Franklin, Tennessee
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1,309 reviews 1,309 reviews
892 restaurant reviews
466 helpful votes 466 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I noticed when we arrived for happy hour and bar food that there were a ton of business women and business workers in general hanging here. A good place to mingle and have some fun drinking and watching the massive screen for sports.

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Dallas-Fort Worth
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I do business lunches and dinners here more than I have the occasion to do social ones, but I'm fine either way! Service is always stellar, especially in the dining room. This is such a monstrously large place - well over 20,00 sf - half dining room, half bar (with an incorporated cigar lounge). It never seems to be slow... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Had dinner with business colleagues on a busy night for the restaurant. Our reservation was intact and on time so we were seated in minutes. We smelled cigars, which we liked. Some may not. Our server was very good and attentive. The steak was excellent. The price is high and I expected that, so no surprises there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Traveled to Irving for a convention. I don't mind smoking so the smell didn't bother me, it wasn't bad in the dining room anyway. It was really busy and the noise level was high but our server was great and the food even better. She was very knowledgable and provided excellent recommendations for local beers and their featured entrees. I... More 

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Irving, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This is not a smoke free establishment. While their ventilation is great, there is no escaping the smoky atmosphere. However most of the time, the good times and good food override! I would recommend unless you're a die hard non smoker...

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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: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, 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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