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8000 East Bellview Ave, Greenwood Village, CO 80111 (Bellview and I-25)
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Denver, Colorado
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339 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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223 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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195 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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212 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We went on Friday night at a normal normal time to dine and the restaurant was really empty. The bar was fairly full, as well as the outside patio. The service was very good, the food was also good, but for the price there are a lot of other nearby options. I think this has become more of a lunchtime... More 

Thank Mary Ann E
Littleton, Colorado
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Went here for a nicer dinner since it was a belated mothers day. My husband and I had the Denver Venison, which came with a delicious sauce that really complimented the meat, mashed potatoes, asparagus and a small cabbage salad. My son had the pepper jack stuffed shrimp wrapped in bacon and he said it was very good. We split... More 

Thank Squirel9135
Castle Rock, Colorado
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Cool River is a great place for any occasion. Dark and woody décor, great eats, a superb wine list and bar. Great for company functions with large party rooms, an attentive and courteous staff, terrific appetizers and dinner options. A slightly upscale dining spot for couples. For romantic dinners, you want to get a table off the main dining room... More 

Thank LawrenceHDenver
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Cool River is close to I25 and Centennial Airport, as well as many hotels and conference centers in Denver. No matter the distance this is a great restaurant with super service, beautiful eating spaces and the Colorado Menu offers the most wonderfully home grown meats and veggies I have had put on a plate in a very longtime. I will... More 

Thank deni c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene
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: 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?