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Cool River Cafe - Dallas

1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving, TX 75038-3821
(972) 871-8881
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Ranked #14 of 484 Restaurants in Irving
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
Irving, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great place to hang out with friends and stay late to enjoy the live bands also. Food is above average and the action is great. The sevice can be slow in the lounge area but you will still enjoy the evening. Good food, great music, pool tables, and a seperate cigar room!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

An awesome place to hang with friends or a night out with your significant other. In a nice area of Irving with numerous hotels near by. Just south of Cool River is La Quinta across from the Four Seasons a great place for the price and location.

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103 reviews 103 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I've conducted several business lunches at Cool River over the past couple of months and been underwhelmed every time. The food is heavy, with too much seasoning and salt. I usually order the mango chicken salad, but the chicken is shaved and ends up tasty gummy and salty, like poor quality deli meat. Today I asked for the same salad... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Excellent service and awesome food. The III Forks salad was a great summer salad with a slice apple and pecans. I had the Jim Beam rib-eye that was cooked to perfection and exceptionally seasoned. The great treat was the six cheese scalloped potatoes and white cheddar and chive creamed corn. If you smoke cigars, they offer an impressive selection. Gluten... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I'm a smoker so I love the smell of cigars in this place. That's already a plus for me. Food is great, love the decor, and service is really something great.

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Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We had an excellent dinner in terms of food and service. Service a bit better than the food. Wine list was adequate but few good red wines under $100. Food was brought quickly. The problem is that the center of the restaurant is a giant cigar bar. Every corner of the restaurant smells like cigars. If you are bothered by... More

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Duluth, Georgia
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179 reviews 179 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The service here was quite good. The steaks are a quite good. There are some other menu choices but they are best known for steaks. The wine list is adequate. They accommodate a larger group well. This is a nice choice for a business dinner.

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Midland, Texas
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140 reviews 140 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went for a late lunch, very nice and set up for the sports bar crowd. Service was average, food was good and reasonable. TV's in the place are huge, bigger than I have seen elsewhere. Smelled smokey but really should not have as I don't think they allow smoking.

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Wisconsin
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173 reviews 173 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went here with business associates on their recommendation. It is definitely not a "cafe" but more of a steakhouse, and is excellent. The food was awesome, I had the bacon wrapped shrimp, a friend had the bacon wrapped scallops and another had the sea bass. The gentlemen in our group all had filets, and said they were excellent. We shared... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Tried Pepper Chicken. Coworker had the Lobster & Grouper Po Boy. Both great choices. Highly recommend it.

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