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“Consistently good meals”
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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: Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: MacArthur Blvd.
Reviewed December 21, 2012

They always have a great selection each night the chef puts together. Staff is very attentive and the dining room is very open, yet cozy. I have yet to pour my own glass of wine.

This is a great place to entertain customers. Make sure you meet for a drink in the bar first before dinner, that's a whole other experience unto itself. They also have a separate cigar bar.

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Thank gconley27
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

Its big and busy. Nice place to take friends. Good food. The main bar area is the nicest part. I do not like the side rooms with tables for 8 or more being separated from the main restaurant

Thank Anirao
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

I have been to some great Christmas parties here and the place is always packed and has a very festive feeling

Thank txabby
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

While my tastes tend to run towards comfort foods, bar food and pub fare, I am pretty familiar with some high end eateries. And, being a carnivore, I usually order from the 'carne' section of the menu. Recently during a business trip to the Dallas area, our group dined at Cool River in Irving. I don't think I've ever had a better filet. A special that night was Filet Oscar, so the presentation was a generous helping of real crab meat on the 9oz filet, served atop deliciously fresh asparagus. The filet was perfect: cooked exactly as I ordered - medium rare- as explained by the waiter to have a warm red center. Not bloody, the edges seared to lock in the juices. And juicy it was... served with a wonderful (but pricey) Cabernet, the meat melted in my mouth. It was almost a waste to use a knife, the meat was so delicate and fresh. A slightly crunchy grill sear perfectly complimented the buttery soft inner filet. Mmmmmm. I am daydreaming thinking about. Of course I was stuffed, but managed to pound down a creme brulee, which I found a bit firm, but now we're splitting hairs. Expesnive? Yes. But if you want to splurge or are on an expense account, go there and ORDER THE DAMN FILET!!! I just spent 10 minutes describing it, so try it! The place has a cigar bar and large social area, and looks like between Ladies nights and some local music it might really hop, too if you hit it right. I was only there for the meal, with no regrets.

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Thank Eric L
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

The food here has always been very good! That said, the price has always been a little on the high side! We usually eat here a couple of times a year. The Crab Cakes and the Absolut Peper Shrim are my faves here. They serve everything from ribs to Venison!

Thank Smokinbbb
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