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Cool River

1045 Hidden Rdg, Irving, TX 75038-3821
+1 972-871-8881
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (72 reviews)
“crab cakes” (12 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Steakhouse, Bar, Gluten Free Options
1045 Hidden Rdg, Irving, TX 75038-3821
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Reviewed 7 September 2011

Met clients for dinner, food was good, not great, service was average. We were kept waiting for 15 minutes before our drinks came back. After that service the rest of the meal went well, the service picked up and we were satisfied.

Thank jerrianne_smith
Reviewed 14 July 2011

The title says it all. Good basic American food in what is basically a sports bar with attached finer restaurant.

Thank Strider462
Reviewed 3 July 2011

Met friends there for for drinks and many a times stay for dinner one of the top places is Irving.

Thank HowdyBub
Reviewed 13 April 2011

My husband and I had dinner at Cool River based on a recommendation from a friend. We were overall pleased with our meal and the service. The atmosphere in the dining area was nice but like other reviews stated, it was noisy. We had steaks...More

Thank minmib
Reviewed 7 April 2011

The food was very good (I had the prawns) and the restaurant had a nice atmosphere. Once the band began to play at 9:00 PM everything changed. The band was very loud and it was difficult to carry a conversation. It's unfortunate that a nice...More

1  Thank luvtotraveljw
Reviewed 19 February 2010

Dined here with a large group from work. Even when we arrived on a Tuesday night, it was really noisy. Appetizers were really good. Crab cakes, shrimp, quesadillas were really good. 3 Forks Salad is excellent. Venison wasn't that good --- it had the texture...More

1  Thank KimKDallas
Reviewed 30 November 2009

There is nothing bad that I can say about the food here. It is all delicious and a must try!

Thank chris1973_9
Reviewed 13 November 2009

Good, but too expensive. $25-$35 steaks, and the "sale wines" were $99 - we tried a $60 that we had to send back. On top of that, I had forgotten what going to a restaurant with a smoking section was like = it's all a...More

1  Thank DC20something
Reviewed 4 September 2009

My evening at Cool River Cafe was a night of great service, fantastic steaks and lively entertainment. We were greeted with a friendly hello and it only got better from their. The wine selection was fantastic and we enjoyed their $99 wines of the time,...More

Thank Sommers_9
Reviewed 24 August 2009

Cool River is perfect for entertaining guests. Treat them to a great meal and then venture into the bar afterwards for live music. My clients really enjoyed relaxing in the cigar lounge after dinner.

Thank RD15
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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$28 - US$65
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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Cool River Café is... an upscale steak house and southwestern grille set in an elegant dining atmosphere marked by fine woods, dramatic ceilings, large stone fireplaces and hand-crafted chandeliers. Our private dining facilities provide a refined ambiance perfect for any social gathering. Within our 22,000 square feet, we offer not only private dining rooms but a variety of entertainment diversions including billiard rooms and a Cigar & Cognac Lounge featuring an extravagant humidor and an impressive cigar menu. Cool River Café showcases a full-service bar with an award-winning wine list that features more than 400 labels! Conveniently located just 10 minutes from the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport in Las Colinas - the business district of Irving - one mile south of 114 at the corner of MacArthur Boulevard and Hidden Ridge.
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