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“Good steakhouse / bar combo”
Review of Cool River

Cool River
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Ranked #8 of 591 Restaurants in Irving
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $45 - $55
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: MacArthur Blvd.
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Cool River is an interesting restaurant concept. First it is huge. There is a very large bar area, together with an area for pool. The restaurant itself is also pretty large. The service is strong and this is clearly a popular venue.

The food itself is strong on steak and salads. This is not a cheap restaurant but the steaks themselves are of a very high standard. The wine list covers all the bases, again not cheap, but strong in many areas.

Overall a good choice in the area. Reliable food, good wine and experienced service.

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Thank BritinVA
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Held a business dinner here. the service was exceptional but not intrusive. The food was perfect. Had the filet, it was done perfectly. Wedge salad and mac and cheese very good. Service and drinks in the bar as our party arrived were great and welcoming. I always have an good experience here.

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Thank MikecDallas
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

When you imagine a Texan upscale restaurant most likely this is what you have in mind. A line of shiny oversized trucks in front, semi rough interior with a lot of noise and little intimacy. The dishes are of course way too big for one person to finish, on the other hand even the Blaken Mahi Mahi is a bit too bland and unimaginary as a main dish goes. It's a one time experience you have to try but not recommended as a foodies haven.

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Crab Cakes Maryland style are the best in the West! As a CC snob, I've been disappointed for years in Dallas area, but these were scrumptious. Willie is the finest waiter in the Western World! He serves well, entertains, shares knowledge like a librarian on Google, and knows what's good. Salads are wonderful, meats are a great epicurian experience. Prices are a tad high for us common folk, so frequent trips are not in the plan, but special occasions are truly special here.

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Thank mongoose1020
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Omni Mandalay suggested this restaurant and they were right, this is a nice place to have a good meal. We shared the sea bass dinner which is out of this world. The wine suggestions were spot on and every appetizer tried was fantastic. Good meal at a good price.

Thank HollyBryantLee
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