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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Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Start your New Year’s Eve by savoring a Cowboy-cut Bone-in Ribeye or Cool River’s Honey Glazed Atlantic Salmon and a champagne toast! Open for lunch and dinner on New Year’s Eve. Join us after dinner for an exclusive New Year’s Eve party with live music and balloon drop!

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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

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (27)
Special Occasion (27)
Good for a Date (26)
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Good for Anniversaries (24)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Romantic (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Fun (12)
Casual (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Cozy (10)
Live Sports (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Seasonal (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Late-night Find (5)
People Watching (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Authentic (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Great Beer (3)
Healthy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Excellent choice for business get together with clients. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Enjoy the food and chef specials. Good wine choices, but young waiter was unfamiliar. He'll learn. Great place for business meals.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

John was exceptional. He had great drink recommends for my date

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

It was me and my girlfriends first time ever coming to this restaurant. I was disappointed in how the nights events unfolded. We were seated as soon as we came in. Our waiter was very friendly. I ordered a sweet tea and was brought a warm unsweetened tea without warning. Still was charged for the tea despite me stating I didn't want it. You would think for the price of the meals it would have been a nicer place. The noise level was so loud I couldn't hear my girlfriend speaking to me who was sitting right across from me! What's the point of going on a date here if you can't even hear the person your holding a conversation with. Then we ordered and our waiter made sure to tell us the prices of the specials but not that the side salads he offered didn't come with our meal. We made appetizers our meal and normally at other restaurants they will offer you a side since that is your meal without an additional cost. I felt like him leaving out the fact we were going to be charged $7 each for a side salad that they threw away despite our request to box it up was unacceptable. We got charged for something that we didn't even eat and for them to just throw away and ignore our request. We ordered calamari during the half price hours and when we asked to make sure it was half price our waiter informed us we had to be sitting at the bar and didn't offer to cancel it. Nowhere on the website did it say you had to be sitting at the bar. During our meal our waiter didn't offer to refill our drinks. One of the bus boys came up once we were waiting for our check to refill the drinks. We sat at our table for 30 mins after eating waiting for our waiter to come bring us our check. He had other tables right next to us and not once did he check on us once he was finished with them. We aren't the richest people but still expect to be treated like every other customer not just someone you assist when you feel like it.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service! It was my first time here and I was not disappointed. I will definitely return!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Great place for a business lunch in the Irving area. It was busy but not too loud.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Attempted to book several other restaurants for Sunday dinner after Cowboys game. However, settled on Cool River because they were the only one in the area with an opening between 6-9 PM.... found out the hard way WHY!
Party of 7 for business meal and drinks. Understaffed even though the restaurant was only 1/3 full which made the entire experience a negative because someone was always waiting on a drink or other request. Food was mediocre at best. Server and manager seemed to be making excuses and apologizing to everyone.
Bad experience, will not return.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great food, slow service but very nice waitress.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We enjoyed excellent service for a special anniversary dinner. Careful attention to my gluten allergy and a complementary dessert!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Excellent service and ambiance. A little price by excellent dinner

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Noisy Y

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Experience exactly as planned - a "nice place with a great steak & seafood" menu for business discussion prior to goint to Rangers baseball game.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Very large bar area which is great to gather a group for drinks before dinner. Limited menu but the food was good. Great steaks and nice sides.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fun
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great all around. Manager and server were welcoming and attentive. Food was excellent. Good atmosphere. Enjoyed a few drinks at the bar after dinner. Will definitely return.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

We scheduled a company dinner here and our numbers kept shifting. They were very accommodating even when our list shrank to just 3 people. The food and service were excellent!! It is pretty loud when the restaurant gets busy (and it was) but as small as our group was it was fine. A larger group would be hard to hear unless you booked a more private area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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