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Cool River Cafe - Dallas

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American, Bar, Grill
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1045 Hidden Rdg, Irving, TX 75038-3821 (MacArthur Blvd.)
(972) 871-8881
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Greenville, North Carolina
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When in Texas nee to have a yummy rare steak. I was not disappointed. Did think the restaurant was too dark (used my phone to read the menu) and too loud for conversation. Also thought it was a bit pricey.

Thank Kathy K
Dallas, Texas
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My former co-worker's daughter threw her a Retirement party on Fri night @8pm/9-30-16. Me and my mom arrived at 738 but didn't get out car until 745, we were the 1st to arrive, so the manager and hostess stated they couldn't seat us unless half of the party arrived. So we sat on the fireplace at the entrance. Upon entering... More 

Thank carla482015
College Station, Texas
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70 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very large (and a little noisy) restaurant with high quality food in a relaxed setting. Thursday night reservation was needed as most tables were full at 7:30pm. Wedge salad was spot on, Wife's fillet was cooked to perfection and my rack of lamb was very tender and flavorful. Entrees come with soup or salad and sides so price is pretty... More 

Thank macnjac89
Euless, Texas
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place wad a great choice to hold the office cristmas party. The catering provided was top notch, the room had pool tables, flatscreens with the game ln, and the band was jamming!! The dance floor was also packed. A great time was had by everybody.

Thank shiploose
Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best steak. Plenty of vegetable options. Larger portions you can share, such as desserts. The only thing I would change is the noise volume from other customers because it was hard to talk to our group of 9. However they were super busy for a reason. Excellent food and service.

Thank Milton S
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family & myself stopped here on one of our first nights in Dallas/Irvine area. I had the hamburger sliders from the appetizers, they were great! My mom had the tacos that looked yummy as well. My Dad had the roast beef sandwich which I know he enjoyed. During our visit the manager of Cool River stopped by & chatted... More 

Thank Molly G
Irving, Texas
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Another great place to a special occasion or business lunch. Not a huge menu, just right and the food is great.

Thank Agatag
Irvine, California
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Cigar lounges are a rare breed these days but if you're in the Irving or Las Colinas area and looking for one - look no more. I've been to a few lounges across the country and this is one of the better ones. Great service and food and a humidor with quality cigars.

Thank Paul W
Dallas, Texas
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187 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Always a joy and the service and food are top notch at a reasonable price. Fabulous wine list and just a 'touch" or class if you are in the mood to dress up or you can pull off jeans as well. Steaks are solid and there are always a couple of seafood dishes as well. Always have dessert. Service is... More 

Thank Penny J
Louisville, Kentucky
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Food is pretty good. No complaints there. Attended a business dinner with about 15 people. We had a private room that was beautifully done. Great ambiance. I unfortunately they main bar area still allows smoking. It smelled like an ashtray walking to our room. Service was good.

Thank SunshineLouisville

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$45 - $55
American, Bar, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1045 Hidden Rdg, Irving, TX 75038-3821
    (MacArthur Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Irving
  • Phone Number: (972) 871-8881

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