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8000 East Bellview Ave, Greenwood Village, CO 80111 (Bellview and I-25)
+1 303-771-4117
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

We entered this restaurant from the open air side with the bar. The bartender was not busy, but never acknowledged us. We had to try to get his attention a number of times before he ever bothered with us. The hostess was very nice and seated us in the bar area to watch the game. Our waitress had 3 tables... More 

Thank LJC0311
Pueblo, Colorado
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

I don't know if using a Travelzoo coupon makes a difference, but the service was unremarkable; wait time between app and entree was about 45 minutes, and it was difficult to get anyone's eye to ask questions. The steak was served well done (no pink), asked for medium, the sea bass was the best I've ever tasted, but the pretty... More 

Thank JudyKatrina
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

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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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

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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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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581 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 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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257 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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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233 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 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 

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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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
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 East Bellview Ave, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
    (Bellview and I-25)
  • Public Transportation: Belleview Avenue Light Rail 1/4 mile
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Greenwood Village
  • Phone Number: +1 303-771-4117

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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?