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Cool River Cafe - Dallas

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Grill
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1045 Hidden Rdg, Irving, TX 75038-3821 (MacArthur Blvd.)
+1 972-871-8881
11:00 - 02:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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128 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant was very nice with good food and pool tables. We were there as part of business group and they took care of very well

Thank Mark L
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Michelle was our server she was very attentive, pleasant and had the coolest lipstick on. The ambiance was perfect..... The food came hot and prepared well! I had the cowboy ribeye ( cooked perfect for me-med rare) , cream spinach and mash potatoes. I ate all of it! Something I rarely do, but I didn't want to stop. The atmosphere... More 

Thank NikJen42
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice dining experience. The service was very attentive and thorough to ensure we had a good experience. Ambience is quite and relaxing so that you can enjoy your dining partners' conversation. The Pasta Olvera is absolutely fabulous! Please do not change a thing on this recipe!

Thank Jana B
Suffolk, Virginia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Three hours before a major client dinner, I found out that our original restaurant did not reserve space large enough to accommodate our group of 20. That restaurant owner felt so badly that she contacted David Coakley at Cool River, and he worked with us to deliver an outstanding event. I was able to choose and pre-order our appetizers and... More 

Thank Lory L
Greenville, North Carolina
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

When in Texas nee to have a yummy rare steak. I was not disappointed. Did think the restaurant was too dark (used my phone to read the menu) and too loud for conversation. Also thought it was a bit pricey.

Thank Kathy K
Dallas, Texas
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

My former co-worker's daughter threw her a Retirement party on Fri night @8pm/9-30-16. Me and my mom arrived at 738 but didn't get out car until 745, we were the 1st to arrive, so the manager and hostess stated they couldn't seat us unless half of the party arrived. So we sat on the fireplace at the entrance. Upon entering... More 

Thank carla482015
College Station, Texas
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70 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Very large (and a little noisy) restaurant with high quality food in a relaxed setting. Thursday night reservation was needed as most tables were full at 7:30pm. Wedge salad was spot on, Wife's fillet was cooked to perfection and my rack of lamb was very tender and flavorful. Entrees come with soup or salad and sides so price is pretty... More 

Thank macnjac89
Euless, Texas
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This place wad a great choice to hold the office cristmas party. The catering provided was top notch, the room had pool tables, flatscreens with the game ln, and the band was jamming!! The dance floor was also packed. A great time was had by everybody.

Thank shiploose
Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Best steak. Plenty of vegetable options. Larger portions you can share, such as desserts. The only thing I would change is the noise volume from other customers because it was hard to talk to our group of 9. However they were super busy for a reason. Excellent food and service.

Thank Milton S
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

My family & myself stopped here on one of our first nights in Dallas/Irvine area. I had the hamburger sliders from the appetizers, they were great! My mom had the tacos that looked yummy as well. My Dad had the roast beef sandwich which I know he enjoyed. During our visit the manager of Cool River stopped by & chatted... More 

Thank Molly G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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 Rdg, Irving, TX 75038-3821
    (MacArthur Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Irving
  • Phone Number: +1 972-871-8881

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?