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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 - 02:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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San Jose, California
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, beer selection, good service, wine and cigar selection. Big screen tv! And nice pool tables to wind down!

Thank Onefranktraveler
Management response:

Thank you! See you next time you come in! More 

Dallas, Texas
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111 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Over the past two weeks, I have had lunch here 3 times to visit for business meetings. It is an upscale, comfortable spot to bring business people for lunch. That being said, while it is strong and consistent (the experience will NOT embarrass the host), it is nothing flashy either. Dark woods, a big fireplace, solid tables and a hushed... More 

Thank J P
Management response:

JP, Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. We truly appreciate you taking the time to write such a well thought out review. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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281 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a good looking dining room, but wow it's loud. Can't have a conversation at lunch. Pulled pork sandwich was good. Needed slaw. Salmon entrée was good. A little overdone. Service was slow.

Thank jpatter1
Management response:

Thank you for your review. Hopefully next time you come in we can get your entrees just right! We hope to see you soon. More 

Central Florida
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This upscale steak and seafood restaurant offers several unique beef, seafood, and pork entrees along with a few different tasty appetizers. We enjoyed the shrimp and pork chops and ahi tuna. The atmosphere was comfortable and our server and wait team were excellent and provided outstanding, friendly service.

Thank Janet4Missions
Management response:

Janet, thank you for the great review! We hope to have you in again soon. More 

Dallas, Texas
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205 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's for some reason forgettable as we live in the neighborhood and remember it when we drive by - but with that said, we have always enjoyed steaks, seafood, fabulous sides and a variant and interesting wine menu. The service is always above average and the ambiance is comfortable and lit just right for this type of steak house environment.... More 

Thank Penny J
Management response:

Penny - Thanks for thinking of us and the great review. Please come see us again soon! More 

leawood, kansas
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401 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food; known for its attractive servers. Fair service, classy. Popular place for groups and business meetings. Have a satellite at Love Field, but that place sucks.

Thank colesloough
Management response:

Thanks for the great review! We hate that you did not enjoy your experience at Love Field, but are happy that you enjoy your time here at the Las Colinas location. We hope to see you soon! More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the nicer places to visit in this area. It's a little more upscale than other offerings around here but the prices are still very reasonable. All of the food is amazing and they have a huge bar with anything you could possibly want. The bartender Josh is awesome and will treat you like he knows you... More 

Thank Ryan M
Management response:

Thanks, Ryan! We will pass your compliments on to Josh, and we hope to see you soon! More 

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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service and fantastic food. You will enjoy the atmosphere too. I don't know why the name has "cafe" in it, that not the feeling you get.

Thank Faye_CH
Management response:

Faye, Thanks for the great review. We hope to see you again soon:) More 

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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of 20 and the service was amazing. The food was great!! The restaurant was pretty noisy. I won't recommend for first date.

Thank Vikas K
Management response:

Vikas, Thank you for the wonderful review! We look forward to having you back in again soon! More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

12 of our family met as a get together here. They took reservations, service was excellent and food was superb. Ambiance was was warm and refined. All food was as ordered and delicious. Highly recommend.

Thank ayhugel
Management response:

Thank you so much for your kind words. We love that you and your family had a great experience here and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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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
USD 45 - USD 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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