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Cool River Cafe - Dallas

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American, Bar, Grill
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1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving, TX 75038-3821 (MacArthur Blvd.)
+1 972-871-8881
11:00 - 00:00
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Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow!! Great place from beginning to end. Valet parking, seated quickly, servers very attentive, food was excellent.

Thank Robin L
Management response:

Robin, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are happy your group enjoyed the dinner and hope to have you all back in soon. More 

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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cool River is a big place. The bar is huge, there is a cigar room, and the restaurant is a fair size. There are some thing I like here and some I hate. The bar allows smoking, and for this reason only, I never go here unless forced by a work event. If you hang out there for a couple... More 

1 Thank MAJ M
Management response:

Maj, Thank you for the review - we are glad you always enjoy the food :) We actually went non smoking in our bar area in September of last year, and we keep the Cigar Room smoking with closing doors! Also, our steak prices always include a side - we apologize for any confusion there! Hopefully you will stop back... More 

Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

James and his staff took care of our group for a private party. Atmosphere is great at this place. It's huge but cozy at the same time. 2nd time we've been there this week! Highly recommended.

Thank Bob K
Management response:

Bob - Thank you for the kind words and we will certainly pass your praises along to James. We look forward to having you back in again soon! More 

Saratoga Springs, New York
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the pleasure of dining here for a corporate event. From the valet to the waiters everyone was extremely friendly and accomodating. We have several in our group with a seafood allergy and our waiter bent over backwards to ensure their needs were met. He immediately informed the kitchen of their allergy and then when he brought their food out... More 

1 Thank NY_Dog_Mama
Management response:

Thank you for the review! We are so happy you and your group enjoyed your experience with us. Please stop back in next time you are in town! More 

Irving, Texas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific food and atmosphere. Service is always excellent. There are two sides to the restaurant. The food side and the bar side. Whether you want some place nice to go for dinner, or just want a night out and a drink with friends, this place offers both. Food is pricey, so be prepared for that if you go.

Thank lbolene
Management response:

Thank you, Ibolene! We hope to see you again soon. More 

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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cool River Las Colinas is a great place for romantic dinner and a great steak. The service is always good, the decor is a beautiful, and the food and drinks are always good. There is also a great night club on the bar side of the restaurant. They have great bands, however, they allow smoking so when you go home... More 

Thank GregoryShaffer
Management response:

Thank you, Gregory! Just so you know, we have limited the smoking to the Cigar Lounge as of September 2016. The doors always remain closed when guests are smoking in there, and the rest of the bar is now non smoking! We hope to see you again soon :) More 

The Woodlands, Texas
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first time to dine at Cool River and the food was really good. I was with a large group that had about 1/4 of the restaurant rented out so we ate buffet style. I therefore cannot comment fully on the service except to say that it took a few minutes to get plates and bread in the... More 

Thank AggieBQ96
Management response:

We are so happy you enjoyed that event. It was an honor to host you and the rest of your group. Thank you for all that you do! More 

Flower Mound, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Well my faithful followers, let me tell you about a place you should not waste your time going because one, if you don't like the food they will call the police on you and cite you for trespassing instead of negotiating what you feel as a customer is fair a reasonable to pay. That is besides the point, the food... More 

Thank tnt30
Management response:

TC, as we have stated in your Yelp, Facebook, and Google reviews, we apologize that you were unhappy with the food selections and your experience at our restaurant. Thank you for the review. More 

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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

From steaks to crab cakes and sandwiches it is all first rate. Great bar with all the trimmings. Does excellent business and has quiet the following. It has earned it reputation. Just a great place to eat and entertain.

Thank J P
Management response:

JP, thank you so much! We are thrilled you had such a great experience and hope to see you again soon. More 

Anaheim, California
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The food was OK so is the service, you may like the atmosphere I didn't, there are better steak restaurants in Dallas, for the price I would choose another place.

Thank Roger A
Management response:

Roger, Thank you for your review, and we apologize that you did not enjoy the environment! Our bar area is a little more relaxed but we do have a formal dining room and different private dining spaces if you are interested in joining us again! We hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$45 - US$55
American, Bar, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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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