About Cool River Cafe - Dallas

Cool River is an upscale steakhouse featuring fresh seafood and Certified Angus Beef and serves lunch and dinner daily. Their full service bar includes an award-winning wine list. They also offer private dining with seven room options to choose from.

1045 Hidden Ridge
Irving, TX 75038
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - close

Bar: Sun - Wed: 11:00am - close,Thur - Sat: 11:00am - 2:00am

Cross Street:
MacArthur Blvd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(972) 871-8881

Website:
http://www.coolrivercafe.com/

Entertainment:
We have 7 private rooms available to host your next business dinner, happy hour, birthday or game watching party.

Catering:
Full service

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet or self-park

Executive Chef:
Senoia “Samuel” Burgess

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Book your next private event today. To book a private event call 214-492-0343 or email lascolinasevents@coolrivercafe.com and our event coordinator will gladly assist you.

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Private Dining

The ultimate dining experience is extended to accommodate private parties, celebrations and business meetings. Each of our rooms delivers a memorable experience with excellent food and quality service in an upscale atmosphere.

Cool River Cafe - Dallas Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (22)
Good for a Date (21)
Special Occasion (21)
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Good for Anniversaries (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Romantic (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Casual (10)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Fun (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Seasonal (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Cozy (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Live Sports (4)
People Watching (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding venue and had a Wonderful Date night with my wife. Ralex was Outstanding and we will return. Thanks!!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Nashville)·Dined 6 days ago

Great meal! Fantastic service and atmosphere! My clients had a great evening.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined 7 days ago

There were quite a few large tables in one room making it difficult to have a conversation with my guest. The larger tables dominated the service leaving us waiting much of the evening.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great restaurant with delicious food. The salmon was highly recommended and it did not disappoint. My boyfriend was very pleased with his 10 oz steak as well. Servers were very attentive. We will definitely have to visit again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Reservation of New Years' Eve was made in late December for late in the evening and it could not have been better

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was a great experience for NYE celebration. Service was great and food was amazing.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

My husband and I met some old friends here while they were in Irving on business. We drove from Fort Worth to meet them at Cool River. This place was amazing! The service was superb, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was unmatched. We couldn’t get over what an excellent time we had. This is a place fit for all. Thank you Cool River Cafe. Cheers to a prosperous 2018!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We are at cool river before a play in Dallas. There were seven of us in our party. The waiter told us the menu had been re-vamped with a celebrity chef assisting in flavors and recipes. We were highly disappointed. The steaks were tasteless and tough. I ordered creamed corn. This was literally frozen corn heated in cream. The waiter was pretty good but not anything to write about. All in all, Texas Roadhouse is better than this place.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

First time in and it was amazingly delicious! Definitely will be back~

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was wonderful. Server was nice, but very inexperienced. We were a table of 9, so he was completely overwhelmed. It took over thirty minutes to get our first drinks.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was outstanding I had the red fish and shrimp the service was great I would recommend The Cool River to all my friends

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I had never been to Cool River but they were recommended by a co-worker. The food was very good, service was very good and the ambiance was comfortable without too much noise. I would definitely go back again for personal or business opportunities.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

The service was very good. The noise level was very high and it was hard to hear and carry on a conversation with others at the dinner table. For the price, I would prefer a much quieter ambiance.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 14, 2017

I met my daughter/boy friend on a recent business trip to Dallas. First the service, it was attentive but not over bearing, the waiter knew the wine list and most important, friendly. Second, the food stayed consistently outstanding from my days of living in DFW. The steak was cooked to the requested temperature and tender. The mushroom and mac sides were tasty.

Kudos to the waiter and manager. I ran late to catch my flight home and left my credit card at the table. The waiter did attempt to catch us but we were gone. The manager kindly held the card until my daughter could return to pick it up two days later. THANK YOU BOTH!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 13, 2017

When I arrived, the hostess explained that the restaurant had become busy, so they had cancelled my reservation. That's the whole point of a reservation, right?

Were told we could be seated in the bar or wait an hour. We opted to be seated in the bar. We waited and waited and waited for them to put a table together in the bar. After 10 minutes, they seated us in the main dining area. That's good, but I would have rather been seated immediately in the bar.

The waitress met us immediately, brought our drinks then took our order. We waited, and waited and waited. After 30 minutes, the waitress brought bread.

We waited, and waited, and waited. After 30 more minutes, the manager stopped by to let us know that our order had been placed behind a large private dining room's order, so it had taken longer than expected to get ours ready. He offered to pay for our lunch.

Ten minutes later - a full 90-minutes after our reservation, we were served. We gulped down our food and left.

Nice of the manager to pro-actively comp the meal. Not satisfied with the greeting experience or the wait for a table.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Server introduced himself and two other people who would be helping with our party of 7 people. The dining area was loud and extremely cramped. Server took our drink order and after 30 minutes we had to flag him down to remind him we still did not have drinks. Salads came out and were served wrong. When dinner was served, the server did not ask if the steaks were cooked to order. As it turns out, they weren't and we had to send one order back. They were very responsive to correcting the undercooked food and this time he did make sure it was cooked to order. The Salmon was overcooked and dry. By the way, we were never helped by the other two servers. For the price, the service and food should have been better.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Superb customer service; no complaints. Waiters were very attentive.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Live Sports, Fun, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I have been here an a few occasions and it never disappoints. Highly recommend for a delicious steak and a great atmosphere, although a little loud in the dining room, it is still good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, People Watching, Fun, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Work related event

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Denied our reservation without notification

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

A grand spot worth enjoying. My only problem with it was I’d come here with the specific intent of enjoying the cigar lounge. But the lounge was closed for a private event. When you have an exclusive offering, a central attraction as it were, you don’t close it off. There are plenty of other rooms in the place. I left disappointed as a result.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Late-night Find, People Watching, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Always great!

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Always a great place to eat! Have been here multiple times and never been disappointed

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I really enjoyed going to this restaurant. It was my first time to visit. I was looking for an upscale steak place with bar. I was surprised it was so much more! We sat in the bar area because we wanted to watch the football games that were going on that evening. But we did not sacrifice quality of service or food sitting in the bar venue.I will be going back again the next time I am in the Dallas area. Was definitely worth the drive!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food and service. It was relaxing and enjoyable.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Expectations were sorely missed. Service was unacceptable. Not the cool river i remember.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was our very first visit to Cool River Cafe and Morgan was very pleasant, patient and a joy to have as a server. Thanks for making our Thanksgiving memorable!!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were there for Thanksgiving dinner. Very beautiful café that offers valet service but plenty of parking was available. I ordered the traditional turkey dinner, and I enjoyed it. However the food was not as warm as I would have liked it to be. Overall our dinner was very good and I plan to return.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We ate here for our Thanksgiving meal. It was a tasty holiday themed meal and the service was great. We then had a drink in the bar and enjoyed a football game on the big screen. I would definitely make plans there for Thanksgiving again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Cool River always has good food, but we went for their special Thanksgiving meal offering. Turkey was excellent and moist, and stuffing/gravy was great as well. May have to make this our annual Thanksgiving dinner spot.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

My server was very pleasant and made us feel welcome

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Food and service are always great.

The atmosphere is very inviting.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was excellent, service attentive, beautiful dining room.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The crab. Cakes are a must have appetizer. Great wine list food is prepared perfectly. Service is good.

Wine list is extensive .

Great place

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Everything was absolutely wonderful! Thanks again for another great experience!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Enjoyed the food and the ambiance. Will recommend Cool River to all my friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food was impeccable and the service was equally as exceptional!

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very good food as well as service. Extensive wine list and bar menu. Waiter was excellent in describing foods and sides as well as topping for steaks.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

For this business dinner, we were seated promptly. The wait staff was pleasant and efficient. The food was very good and everyone was pleased. I would always recommend this restaurant for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Took customers to Cool River and had a great time. Wait staff was great, made good suggestions and everything was brought to the table right on time. Prices were a little on the high side but worth the money. The bar was a great place to meet and start the conversation before dinner. If I had to do it again, we’d just stay in the bar area and eat there. I will definitely be going back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great Beer
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