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Cool River

1045 Hidden Rdg, Irving, TX 75038-3821
+1 972-871-8881
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Steakhouse, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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$$$$
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1045 Hidden Rdg, Irving, TX 75038-3821
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday was incredibly frustrating. Between waiting for hours for a flight that never took off, then waiting more hours in line to get rebooked, we were wiped out. So today we decided to treat ourselves to a late lunch. We randomly chose the Cool River...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KAMartin911
BrianaM223, Director of Sales at Cool River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so happy you found a bit of relief from your stressful day by visiting our restaurant! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we look forward to your next trip through Dallas!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a company Christmas party here. Nice space with plenty of room. Definitely seems to be a local hotspot (it was packed on Tuesday night) and very Texas inspired. Wide variety of food options and it was good. Service was a little slow and/or forgetful.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank carawasthere
BrianaM223, Director of Sales at Cool River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Cara! We are so happy to have hosted your holiday party and hope to have you in again soon.

Reviewed December 10, 2018

We celebrated our anniversary at this location and we were very pleased. Our waiter was very attentive and the Manager came to greet us, congratulate us, and get to know us. This restaurant offers a cozy elegant atmosphere. Our steaks were delicious, the entire meal...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kathy C
BrianaM223, Director of Sales at Cool River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving a review, Kathy - and happy anniversary again :) Hopefully this can become an annual tradition.

Reviewed December 10, 2018

We had a group of 5. Service was excellent, with many helpful tips from the waitress. Steak was terrific, coked exactly as ordered. Local bourbon and local draft beer were a nice touch. Dessert was more than ample! A bit noisy but that was because...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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BrianaM223, Director of Sales at Cool River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed December 8, 2018

Food is off the hook! Unreal steaks, wine, pub-grub if you can call it that. More like gourmet pub grub. "Never a bad Meal" should be the name of this place. Service is very good and they have all the sports bar toys to boot....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank J P
BrianaM223, Director of Sales at Cool River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are so happy to be a Dallas favorite for you and we look forward to your next visit :)

Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has good food an a good atmosphere for getting together after a business meeting. Pool tables and big TVs to entertain and a good assortment of beers and liquorsMore

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mdlopez
BrianaM223, Director of Sales at Cool River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review - and we apologize for the delay in getting back with you over our busy holiday season. We hope to have you in again soon. Don't forget to come check out our more formal dining...More

Reviewed December 1, 2018

This is a very nice place to go if you want a great evening out. Wait staff are great. Service is really good and the food is delicious.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Virg4422
BrianaM223, Director of Sales at Cool River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I apologize for the delay over our busy holiday season! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We hope to have you in again soon :)

Reviewed November 4, 2018

My son and I were searching for a place to go eat one late night and stopped in at Cool River. We sat on the bar side in a comfortable booth and had the sea bass and salmon. The salads were great too. No room...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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BrianaM223, Director of Sales at Cool River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I apologize for the delayed response over the holidays! We are so happy you enjoyed your meal and experience here at Cool River. We hope to become your favorite steakhouse with your son. Happy New Year!

Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Walking in the place is huge and welcoming. What I would expect from a big Texas steakhouse. We had a decent sized group, and our waiter was very underwhelming. Not sure if he was new, but he had zero personality. That said, so was the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rlepson
BrianaM223, Director of Sales at Cool River, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We apologize that your server, entree, and dessert were underwhelming. Your feedback will be shared with our staff and addressed accordingly. We do hope you'll give us another chance.

Reviewed October 29, 2018

Cool River is my go-to location for a good business lunch in Irving. Sit in the bar. There is no wait and it is quiet enough to talk. The restaurant section is a bit loud. And, you cannot go wrong with the filet salad. It...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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All depends on the time you are going.
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no formal dress code but this is a nice restaurant with lots of business parties
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$28 - $65
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1045 Hidden Rdg, Irving, TX 75038-3821
    (MacArthur Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Irving
  • Phone Number: +1 972-871-8881
  • E-mail
Description
Cool River Café is... an upscale steak house and southwestern grille set in an elegant dining atmosphere marked by fine woods, dramatic ceilings, large stone fireplaces and hand-crafted chandeliers. Our private dining facilities provide a refined ambiance perfect for any social gathering. Within our 22,000 square feet, we offer not only private dining rooms but a variety of entertainment diversions including billiard rooms and a Cigar & Cognac Lounge featuring an extravagant humidor and an impressive cigar menu. Cool River Café showcases a full-service bar with an award-winning wine list that features more than 400 labels! Conveniently located just 10 minutes from the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport in Las Colinas - the business district of Irving - one mile south of 114 at the corner of MacArthur Boulevard and Hidden Ridge.
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