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Cool River

1045 Hidden Rdg, Irving, TX 75038-3821
+1 972-871-8881
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Steakhouse, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1045 Hidden Rdg, Irving, TX 75038-3821
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank travelinfo2go
Reviewed 5 days ago 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 liquors

Thank Mdlopez
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Virg4422
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank S5891GXheidib
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

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

Thank mylawyer2018
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Had my son and grandson with me for a boys dinner! I had the filet and it was cooked just as I ordered it! Juicy and tender! Boys had the flank steak and each had a different sauce both enjoyed their meals. One had a...More

Thank LTCSooner
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

They broke us off into a separate area to mingle, eat apps and drink prior to dinner. The appetizers were good and the service was good. I enjoyed the comfy couch setting. We had 2 large tables for dinner. They did a good job of...More

Thank U7128KVexperttravel
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Cool River used to be a favorite haunt for my husband and me. We would routinely go for a nice dinner, stop by the cigar room and dance the night away to 80s music. The venue was always packed in this high energy venue. Granted,...More

Thank S0ulshine
BrianaM223, Director of Sales at Cool River, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

Soulshine - we wanted to reach out and thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Aside from the lack of live music and the issues you had with your drinks at the end of the evening, we are happy to hear that...More

Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Great food, cool atmosphere. Great staff. Cigar room, if you choose. A little expensive but worth it for a special night or if you are single and wanting to find that special someone at their bar and pool room. My husband and I enjoyed it!

Thank ColetteB1962
BrianaM223, Director of Sales at Cool River, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Colette! We hope to see you and your husband again soon :) Make sure to check out our facebook page to hear about our upcoming 20th Anniversary party!

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May 7, 2016|
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Response from Arnaldo V | Reviewed this property |
All depends on the time you are going.
Bety A
June 6, 2015|
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Response from RhettL905 | Reviewed this property |
no formal dress code but this is a nice restaurant with lots of business parties
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$28 - $65
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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