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Cool River Cafe - Dallas

1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving, TX 75038-3821
(972) 871-8881
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Ranked #23 of 494 Restaurants in Irving
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $45 - $55
Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: MacArthur Blvd.
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English first
Nolensville, TN
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Cool River failed to honor my reservation for 5, and kept us waiting for 45 minutes. The bar area was appealing and well served. When we were seated in dining it was very noisy - several tables with over served guests. The service was good, except he constantly tried to up sell us things we didn't want.

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Carrollton, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I visited Cool River last weekend. The service was excellent. It offered a nice wine selection. Most entrees begin at a minimum of $30 and go up to $53. This is a casual-dining restaurant with a large smoky (cigarettes and cigars - nearby cigar bar!) bar. I ordered the least expensive entree on the menu - shrimp skewers and a... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

With about two hours to spare I googled cigar bars and came up with Cool River Cafe. As you enter the dimly lit restaurant and bar I knew I was in the right place. The cigar bar is separate from the main restaurant area and game room. The leather couches and fireplace are surrounded by solid wood paneling and watched... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The restaurant accommodated our large group with ease and efficiency. I ordered the Sea Bass and it was absolutely phenomenal...the best fish I've ever had. Must try!

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have to admit, I do not like most bars in Texas, most of the time they are smoke-filled and that just puts me off. Cool River is no different, I actually think the food is average, not great. The service is average as well and most of the wait staff seem to think that smiling is something that would... More 

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Dallas TX
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If you like loud and noisy sports bars you'll love this place if you can tolerate the smokers. Has a 12' x 8' tv screen covering one wall. Has two pool and billiard rooms. The food is so-so and the drinks are expensive. Not a place to have a conversation unless you like yelling. Good place to bring any friends... More 

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Lewisville, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Occasional business meal with associates. One of a few restaurants serving lamb. Cooked as requested. Delicious. Sides are always full of flavor. Great service.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

This once popular restaurant and bar has fallen to a very undesirable place. The food is like banquets in hotels. And the service? Similar. The big catch is that they charge Bobs and Dels prices.

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Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Yes, I agree with most the prices are a bit over the top here. However, I really enjoyed my dining experience. I loved that they had venison on the menu! Even though it was undercooked for my liking it was still very tasteful and the horseradish mashed potatoes so delicious! Presentation of food was excellent and great wait staff...oh and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I met my friend at Cool River on a Saturday afternoon at about 1pm. We thought the restaurant wasn't open because we got a front row parking spot, which is rare if you go in the evenings--the spaces nearest the restaurant are blocked off for valet parking. The restaurant was practically empty at that time of day--a few men at... 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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