Great dinning experience
Cool River is a staple in Las Colinas. Its great to know that when I walk into Cool River, I will receive great service and the food will be amazing. This time was no different. Every plate presented to us was phenomenal and the dessert was a perfect end - I highly recommend the Tres Leches!
Thank you Cool River!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Could not have been better
I took my fiance to a very nice dinner there because she was feeling down on herself. We drove from Fort Worth to come to the restaurant. When I made the reservation I told the hostess to tell my fiance that she looked beautiful that night. Not only did she say something when we arrived, but our waiter and several other staff members came up. That made her night and she was glowing from head to toe. Not only was the prime rib the best we have ever had where it just melted in your mouth, they went above and beyond what was expected of them to make sure our time there was flawless. This was also during the Byron Nelson so they were extremely busy but they still made sure we were well taken care of. Will be back very very soon.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tried to hold a biz dinner here but unbelievably and extremely loud. Food was terrific but would have to ask for more of a private room next time. I could not hear the person across from me at our round table for 6.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nashville Location... Please
Overall we were very pleased.. Using Open Table and my Iphone for reservations was a breeze and very convenient... I try to visit Cool River when I am in the Dallas area
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food, Good Service
I went to this restaurant with my girlfriend. We went early (around 6pm), and it was fairly empty (there were nearly as many waiters as patrons). Despite the number of waiters, the service was not white-glove; it was professional, but not particularly attentive. I attribute this in part to the fact that my girlfriend and I are young (mid-twenties) and perhaps didn't look like the best investment of time for tips. I have very little patience for that when it comes to fine dining.
That being said, the service was decent (again, very professional) and the food was spectacular, as always. I expect that the service for business dinners is probably excellent.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a good experience. I heard that the night life is great. If you are looking for a quiet and intimate setting for conversation, this place is a bit loud around lunchtime and it can be hard to hear your colleagues.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a steak (7 oz. filet and the Salmon). They were both extremely tasty. The fish was the best salmon Ive ever had at a restaurant. The steak was about the same. We would and do tell out friends to go to Cool River for a very nice fine dining dinner. We also had a great time after dinner listening to the band while enjoying an after dinner drink with cigars.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Place To Take Someone Special
If you want to impress someone, Cool River Cafe is the place to go. Great food, service and entertainment. You can't go wrong with any steak you pick and the six cheese scalloped potatoes are the best.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always go to Cool River for special occasions, and thus was my birthday dinner with my family. While the overall experience was great, my dinner was disappointing. I had the chicken and it was dry and tasteless. The rest of my family enjoyed their dinners very much. I would still go back, because I am usually satisfied
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was outstanding. Didn't care for the calamari and me ruined to server who immediately informed the manager. Manager appeared to apologize and removed charge from our bill. Enjoyed the band and cocktails after dinner which was a real treat! Great experience!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to Cool River several
I've been to Cool River several times for both lunch and dinner, and have been very pleased. Their menu is diverse, as is their wine list. Will definitely be dining there many times in the future!
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bar has Cigar Lounge
Had excellent steak and seafood meal here pre theater. Be prepared this was a Thursday night and the cigar lounge was packed and the smoke permeated the restaurant and we left with smoke headache.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great locations, wonderful
Great locations, wonderful welcoming employees, overall hott place
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding Dinner and service.
Outstanding Dinner and service. Great atmosphere, will see you soon.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
From its name, you'd never know this joint has upscale dining and fabulous steaks. The ambience was really enjoyable, the filets were cooked with a nice "char" on the outside, and the sides were large and delicious. Highly recommend for a nice dinner with family and/or friends.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
over all impression 1st class
food/wine top notch
service attentive not overbearing
a little loud for my own preference
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
The sides were all great-scalloped potatoes, cream corn, spinach-yum! I wish there were more vegetarian options for appetizers. The artichoke was not quite my style, but there was not much to choose from on the appetizer list that a vegetarian could eat- except the artichoke. My 3 forks salad was tasty. The service was ho-hum and the lighting was a bit too dark. I think the place was nice, don't be afraid to turn the lights up a little!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just as good the second time around
Fantastic Service - loved the prime rib. I was there a year ago and came back to the same wonderful food and atmosphere. I took a group from work for a nice dinner and all were impressed with the food and freindly atmosphere. Keep up the good work.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent, service
The food was excellent, service was very good, we had the mussel appetizer with steak and lobster and it was great. We had a nice candlelight table but when we first got there their were two very large dinner parties being so loud we could hardly talk over them. once they left the rest of our dinner experince was great. The food is not cheap but not over priced for what you get and the quality. Half of this resturaunt is also a bar with pool tables, a dance floor and a live band. The band was really good and lively although a slow song here and there would have been nice for couples. This resturaunt valets and has an off duty police officer on the weekends to amke for a safe enviornment. All in all it was a nicce time.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
the restaurant was great.
the restaurant was great. it was great that you can have an awesome dining experience and walk to the other side of the place and and play pool and dance. the band canceled the night we were there but they had a dj fill in and he did an amazing job of filling in.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
dinner and service were very
dinner and service were very good. I was VERY surprised you could smoke in the bar.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food, the service, the ambience, everything was great. There was TOO MUCH food on my plate.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to Cool River for the first time and everything that I had ever heard about their food was true. It was unbelieveable. 20oz. bone-in ribeye, cooked to order over a hickory-fired grill, and it was one of the better steaks that i have had. The sides are great as well, highly recommend their 6 cheese scalloped potatoes.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
DINNER & DRINKS
A great place for Dinner and then move over to the Lounge for live music wonderful. The food is top end with great specials. The wine list was fantastic with even wine specials. Pricing for both food and drinks was actually below what I have paid for meals of this quality at other establishments within the DFW area. We will be back and will recommend to friends and family. A very clean restaurant.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The roasted artichoke was outstanding.
The Jim Bean Rib Eye steak was tender and very flavorful.
My wife loved the Chilean Sea Bass.
After dinner we walked over and danced for a while, to the love band.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service.
Great food, great service. Can't ask for more than that.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time at Cool River and we enjoyed ourselves. Our meal was very good and the service was great.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious, the service (George) was even better! The only suggestion I have is to turn the lighting up a bit. Other than that AMAZING! We had a group of 16 and they haven't stopped raving about it!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food and entertaining staff
The food and ambiance is wonderful. This is a great place for a business lunch or a great night out. The waiter that served us, Will was exceptional, attentive and enthusiastic.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for business
Good for a business dinner. Good food, good service.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice restaurant near office/hotel
Our dinner was nice. The mussels we ordered to share for an appetizer were great, the steaks were maybe a little more done than we would have liked but still delicious, and the wine list was impressive. The service was good, maybe a little over-enthusiastic. My only complaint was that I had asked for a private/quiet table, and where we were seated was very loud. Maybe there's not anywhere quiet in the restaurant, though! It's a nice place for dinner if you're a business traveler and staying near DFW. Would recommend it to others.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful evening. Our server
Wonderful evening. Our server Will was a fantastic addition to the delicious food, romantic lighting and fun bar/cigar lounge! Will be enjoying this restaurant as often as we are in town!! Loved it!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gereat small birthday party
George did a great job in making us feel very welcome and gave impeccable service. His food selections were spot one. started with crab claws and friend gator...awesome! Had a the filet Oscar and and fried shrimp for entrees and complimentary Bday cake from George.
all in all excellent experience. keep it up
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Over all food and ambience
Over all food and ambience were very good but our server George was just out standing.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, but always
Excellent food, but always so noisy. Definitely need some soft surfaces or something to dampen the sound. Took clients, but had to scream across the table to be heard.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went there to celebrate our anniversary and it was a great occasion. The service was excellent and the food was even better. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasions.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cool River is Way Cool
I eat here often and it is a wonderful restaurant with great food.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took a group of 8 to Cool River and had a great time. The food and service were excellent. The ambiance was good and the live music was great. Every person in our group commented on how good their dinner was. Five stars.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best meal I've had all year!
Dined for lunch with two friends. I had the Chilean Sea Bass, and both friends had the salmon. We started with salads. The Wedge and the Three Forks Salad were wonderfully fresh and perfectly balanced. Our main entrees were spectacular and cooked to the specifications given and everything was perfect! The Sea Bass was flaky and buttery and the salmon was moist and tender. All accompanying sides were outstanding - very flavorful. Will definitely be back!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went on a first date with a beautiful woman. It was quite noisy and hard to hear each other. Our waiter was informative and witty. We went with the Buffalo Peppercorn Ribeye. Great choice. The wine list is excellent. Chose a Bella Glos Pinot....always one of the best. The ambiance is great and they have a great bar where you could smoke a great cigar. Also, a shoe shine station which is a nice touch. I would definitely go again.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Evening in the dining room
Overall a good time. The waiter was friendly (not too friendly), efficient. His timing was good.
Filet cooked as requested. Didn't realize shrimp would have BBQ sauce - my fault. Sea bass had nice crispy coating.
Tasty tomatoes in the salad. Nice 5-layer chocolate cake.
Quality vs cost was pretty good.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was exquisite, service
Food was exquisite, service was spot on! Ordered the petite filet. Was cooked to order and mouth wateringly good.
If anything, was a loud crowd but to be expected for lunch. Had a reservation and was seated quickly. If I didn't have a reservation would have probably ended up at the bar.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been in Cool River Cafe
I've been in Cool River Cafe - Dallas three or four times for business dinner. Always the service and food have been outstanding. The waitress recommendations are always exellent choices. This is the best restaurant in the area.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The meal was the total package
The meal was the total package from st art to finish. Our waiter was knowledgable and friendly, and knew how to be attentive without overkill. We enjoyed oursevles..
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Friday evening dinner
It had been several years since we last ate here. it seems like the menu is now much smaller. We both ordered the smaller ribeye and were disappointed by the lack of flavor and the amount of gristle.even though the waiter assured us they were dry-aged for 40 days. Next time (?) we may try the bone-in version.
Also surprising was the wine list. While the waiter claimed there were over 500 offerings there were surprisingly few offered by the glass. .We had been introduced to Malbecs 3-4 years ago and it was sad to see the only offering by-the-glass was Alamos which seems to be in every restaurant.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great dining experience
I am a frequent visitor to Cool River and it never disappoint me. The atmosphere is classy, the service is very attentive, and food always good. My specially thanks to the Manager for accommodating our table request.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
I used Open Table for the first time because I did not want to wait in line or be delayed on Veteran's day. It worked perfect. I loved that they even called me the morning of 11/11 to confirm my reservation. I had made one change the night before. It still worked out perfectly.
I will definitely be back next year. And I have all ready started telling ALL my friends to visit Cool River via Open Table.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good but smokey
Had a large group dinner that went very well. The staff was good, knowledgable and courteous. Our only complaint is that the smoke from the bar was noticeable in the dining area which certainly detracts from the overall experience.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Although a little noisy, the food was great and the service was prompt. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great service,
Great food, great service, only drawback in the dining room we were in was the noise. Hard to hear people at other end of the table. As we were with a big group it made it difficult to have conversation with everyone.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM