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Cool River

1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving, TX 75038-3821
+1 972-871-8881
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (69 reviews)
“crab cakes” (11 reviews)
Opens in 20 min
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Steakhouse, Bar, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving, TX 75038-3821
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Reviewed yesterday

Have eaten here on several recent work trips. Both times, the steaks were solid. No complaints there. Service has been a little uneven, but fine. The only major issue is the noise level in the main dining room. It was ridiculously loud on a recent...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Terrific food , pool tables, cigar room, formal dining, bar, TV's, bands, high ceilings and valet parking. Been going over the years and highly recommend you try it!

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

By the time we thought about making reservations for New Year’s Eve, there were not a lot of options. Well, we were pleasantly surprised!! We got reservations at a great time! The service was excellent, very attentive. The menu options covered all bases and were...More

Thank Lindsey D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out on a holiday Saturday night for an early dinner at 6PM. We enjoyed scallops and the pasta - all excellent. The scallops were cooked to perfection! Excellent service and great drinks. The atmosphere is warm and inviting.

Thank Terrie L
Briana M, Director of Sales at Cool River, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cool River is clearly geared towards the male business traveler. And on this business visit last week, the four of us dudes fell in lockstep. We started at the bar for cocktails, frozen margaritas, beer (nice selection of craft) and wine. Then we headed over...More

Thank RegularJoesGuide
Briana M, Director of Sales at Cool River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy that Cool River has become your one-stop-shop while in the Las Colinas area and we look forward to having you in for your next visit!

Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

I ordered a burger from the bar. Service was quick and the bartender was friendly. Good beer on tap and they had plenty of liquor. Drinks looked ok. Burger was alright. I probably would come again and just avoid the burgers.

Thank joshuaelee
Briana M, Director of Sales at Cool River, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So sorry to hear you weren't a fan of our burger! We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 15 December 2017

My daughter and I came to lunch here because I won a gift certificate last year. We had an excellent feast. We started with crab cakes and calamari. The lemon sauce with the crab cakes were excellent. I personally like my crab cakes a little...More

Thank txhawk36
Briana M, Director of Sales at Cool River, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the great review. We are so happy you got to use your gift certificate and have a great meal with your daughter. Please come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

While visiting Dallas, my husband googled "2017 Best Restaurants in Los Colinas" and found Cool River Cafe. One does not expect a restaurant of this caliber to be called a cafe. It's an upscale steak & seafood restaurant as lovely and as good as any,...More

Thank BM628
Briana M, Director of Sales at Cool River, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

What a thoughtful review! Thank you so much and we look forward to having you back in next time you come through the Dallas area :)

Reviewed 8 November 2017

The food here is pretty good for sure and the service is outstanding...you can play some pool, have a cigar after dinner and then stay and listen to some great local "live" music.

Thank jackrG7980HR
Briana M, Director of Sales at Cool River, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Jack, Thank you for the review! We look forward to your next visit :)

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We never visit before, we got a gift card from a friend and we get out on a Friday night. Cool River Cafe in Irving Texas go way beyond acceptable performance. The place is very nice, they have different areas for different occasions, from formal...More

Thank Chichapork
Briana M, Director of Sales at Cool River, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you! We will pass your compliments on to David, the servers, and the Chef!

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8 May 2016|
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Response from Arnaldo V | Reviewed this property |
All depends on the time you are going.
Bety A
7 June 2015|
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Response from Rhett L | 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
US$45 - US$55
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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 Ridge, Irving, TX 75038-3821
    (MacArthur Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Irving
  • Phone Number: +1 972-871-8881
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