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Cool River Cafe - Dallas

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Grill
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1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving, TX 75038-3821 (MacArthur Blvd.)
+1 972-871-8881
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Cool River has solid food and really excellent service where the customer is always put first. There is a good selection of national beers, global wines and cigars. Good for smokers. It is inhabited by a well healed selection of authentic Texans and international crown especially during golfing events. They have fantastic live music which is fun and entertaining. There... More 

Thank Michael J
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a large group of 18 colleagues and they gave us a private room with two pool tables. Between cocktails we played pool and mingled. Dinner was steak and fish and was all delicious. The wait staff was very attentive and pleasant. Would recommend this place for large group dinners or small intimate dinners. Good and service was outstanding.

Thank Dennis L
Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was great. Sea bass, veggies, wine and such. Great service. Great food. Great. Not to crowded or noisey. Filter was perfect. Melted in your mouth.

Thank scott s
Frisco, Texas
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219 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Cool River Cafe after a concert at the Verizon Theater venue in Grand Prairie, with some friends. Even though it was almost 10pm we were seated in the dining room. Had very tasty cocktails and then dinner. I opted for prime rib which turned out to be very flavorful and tender. Everyone else was also happy with their... More 

Thank Inge J
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool River has awesome food and great service. I enjoy their Monday through Friday happy hour with a great variety.Area to shoot pool and dance to the live band . This would definitely be a place I would choose again.. two thumbs up!

Thank rosalyna988
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133 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 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 19 November 2016

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 10 November 2016

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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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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

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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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?