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Cool River Cafe - Dallas

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American, Bar, Grill, Pub
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1045 Hidden Rdg, Irving, TX 75038-3821 (MacArthur Blvd.)
(972) 871-8881
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We will definitely dine here again! Delicious and well-presented meal, perfect drinks and the service was top-rate! We enjoyed playing pool and listening to the live music as well in the bar area. The only downside was the noise level in the restaurant and the dress some people felt was okay with wearing....it's a classier restaurant where jeans and t-shirts... More 

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Thank Krista H
Staten Island, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

FIrst time dining at this Dallas restaurant. Now let me say, we are New Yorkers and are used to noisy restaurants, however....this was insane. And...this was Wednesday night and the place was packed! Go figure! We could barely hear our server when she mentioned specials and had to ask her to repeat herself several times. In addition, the food was... More 

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Thank moongirl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Cool River Cafe is a nice place to have beers, watch sports and also have dinner. Although it's a little bit expensive, the atmosphere is nice and the food is very good. The seabass is great!

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Thank Ricardo B
Watlington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Came with a big group from work and was a little disappointed to be honest. The food is OK but not worth the high prices that are charged. As you walk in, you are hit by smoke, which is so unusual these days and straight away puts you off. The restaurant is also really dark and it can be difficult... More 

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Madison, OH, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

My girlfriend and I went there for dinner one night after moving into the area. The food was exceptional, and the service was even better! My bad for not having the gentleman's name that serviced us, but he was a slender black gentleman, and he couldn't have done a better job. He was very familiar with the menu and was... More 

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Coos Bay, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

I gave Cool River 4 instead of 5 stars not because of the food- it was excellent and 5 star worthy. However it is quite loud in the eating space, although we were able to carry on a conversation. The server was top notch, very knowledgeable about the food and spot on with his recommendations. Very lively place! I will... More 

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Atlanta GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We had a large group that went to cool river for dinner. I do realize that a group of 9 can be a challenge but the service we received was less that desirable. Such as: - Salad and dinners were brought out multiple times to the wrong person and salads were delivered to one end of the table but 10... More 

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Thank rfamily9
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Cool River offers a first rate business lunch, totally fine dining dinner experience plus much more. You can bring your office group for pool and snacks in the spacious bar area with private yet open areas. You can enjoy golf or baseball or football on the giant screen over drinks and a cigar. You may enjoy top shelf scotch in... More 

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Fairfield, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Being from Ca, it was very smoky inside CRC. I am not used to smelling like an ash tray when leaving a restaurant. HUGE place and lots of large screens to watch the game. Pool tables if you are into that make for a fun evening. We had a banquet set up for a work event so only tried app... More 

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Carlsbad, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

They have a good selection of wines and wonderful appetizers. This place get busy quickly. It a nice place to go to.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$45 - $55
Cuisine
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
Meals
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, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
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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