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8000 E Belleview Ave, Greenwood Village, CO 80111-2660 (Bellview and I-25)
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have been visiting Cool River café in DTC for many years. I am usually in Denver every summer, and this has been one of my favorite watering holes. It has a classy ambiance and the food is well presented and hearty. I really miss their Cigar Room, but they have down sized and utilized the space as a private dining... More 

Thank hrk118
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all 8000 location has closed..they moved new location downtown denver...This location is much smaller..very dim hard to read menu..Service seemed a bit slow...lagging...Waitress we kept reminding to fill our drinks...when food came it was good & hot...Yummy prime rib...as good as we remembered from belleview location....tip: Cool River need to be alittle more attentive...

1 Thank nadine s
Longmont, Colorado
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Cool River is lovely and the atmosphere is pleasant and soothing. Happy hour is busy with lots of young professionals who work in the DTC area. Their menu is diverse and everything I have had there is very good.

Elmira, New York
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Looking for a nicer place for dinner and this did the trick. Dinners were good size portions and very tasty. Nice atmosphere and friendly service!

Thank kg115
Denver, Colorado
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380 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Just top to bottom a mediocre place -- would be OK but it is far too pricey for the value you get -- they do make a decent cocktail but that's about it

Thank HonestMcHonest
Peabody, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

The Cool River Cafe is one of my favorite spots to visit while in Denver for more reasons than one. The ambiance, decor and customer service are excellent along with the incredible food and expansive wine selection. I have taken many a customer to Cool River and although a bit on the pricey side, well worth the money spent. When... More 

Thank Eric D
Hollis, Oklahoma
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253 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

Ate the stuffed shrimp which was very good. Was told that the prime rib was good as were the ribs. Nice wait staff and a very nice dining setting

Thank Paladine5
Thornton, Colorado
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209 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

I've attended dinners and lunch meetings here and they always do an excellent job. Service/wait staff friendly and attentive, helpful when I was a speaker at a lunch and needed AV assistance. Food is always good and tasty, I almost always wind up having salmon and it's a good choice every time. I have tried other items also and everything... More 

Thank travelwork
denver, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

We ran across this new restaurant in downtown Denver on our way to an old favorite. The friendly valet greeted us on the sidewalk and engaged us in conversation and invited us to look at the menu. We were pleasantly surprised and decided to dine there. The service was superb and the food was excellent. Kelley our waitress was very... More 

Thank Clint S
North Platte, Nebraska
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

Don't be fooled by the name café. This was a very pleasant surprise we found on our way back to our hotel. The wine displayed in the window caught our eye but the friendly valet and hostess sealed the deal. Kelley our waitress was friendly and provided excellent service. We will definitely return.

Thank cps449

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8000 E Belleview Ave, Greenwood Village, CO 80111-2660
    (Bellview and I-25)
  • Public Transportation: Belleview Avenue Light Rail 1/4 mile
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Greenwood Village
  • Phone Number: 303-771-4117

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?