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Cool River Cafe - Dallas

) #8 of 511 Restaurants in Irving €€€€ American, ,
1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving, TX 75038-3821
+1 972-871-8881
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (64 reviews)
“crab cakes” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Grill
1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving, TX 75038-3821
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for a lunch - looking for something on the lighter side. I had the Grilled Chicken Salad which was very good. The piece of chicken was large, well seasoned and not the least bit dry. The marinated red bell pepper strips added...More

Thank tiffypics
Management response:Responded yesterday

Tiff, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We just had Kent Rathbun in to re-imagine some of our menu options and we are so happy to hear that you loved them! We hope to have you and your husband in again...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Robin L
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 29 April 2017

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...More

2  Thank MAJ M
Management response:Responded 1 May 2017

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...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017 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.

1  Thank Bob K
Management response:Responded 28 April 2017

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!

Reviewed 27 April 2017

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...More

2  Thank NY_Dog_Mama
Management response:Responded 28 April 2017

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!

Reviewed 26 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank lbolene
Management response:Responded 28 April 2017

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

Reviewed 26 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank GregoryShaffer
Management response:Responded 28 April 2017

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...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank AggieBQ96
Management response:Responded 26 April 2017

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!

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...More

Thank tnt30
Management response:Responded 20 April 2017

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.

Reviewed 16 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:Responded 20 April 2017

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

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do I have to make a reservation?
7 May 2016|
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Response from Arnaldo V | Reviewed this property |
All depends on the time you are going.
Bety A
Is there a dress code?
6 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
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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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