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Cool River

1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving, TX 75038-3821
+1 972-871-8881
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (70 reviews)
“crab cakes” (12 reviews)
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11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.All hours
Steakhouse, Bar, Gluten Free Options
1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving, TX 75038-3821
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great people.. decor, steak was perfect...my asparagus was thick, stringy and cold.. as well as the hollandaise sauce was Cold... wine list was superb as well.. close to a 5, but sometimes the little things

Thank Sonny_circumvehor
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took my 18 yr old son and Mom. We were dressed extremely although the ambience was elegant and relaxing. Our service was absolutely stellar! Amazing menu selections and a nice wine menu as well. Perfect for families or a date night . Foster was an...More

Thank BJJmama
Briana M, Director of Sales at Cool River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed a great night with your family. Please do come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by here for a business team meeting and dinner. Nice place, cool decor. Service was amazing!But my steak was chewy and not that good..Need another try out, but for now I would say that this place is not optimalMore

Thank GlobalTraveller81
Briana M, Director of Sales at Cool River, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are happy you enjoyed the atmosphere, but really hope to have you in again to show you a better dining experience. Please let us know next time you'd like to come in and we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have eaten here on several recent work trips. Both times, the steaks were solid. No complaints there. Service has been a little uneven, but fine. The only major issue is the noise level in the main dining room. It was ridiculously loud on a recent...More

Briana M, Director of Sales at Cool River, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey there! Thank you for the great review. Tuesdays - Thursdays are definitely our busiest days, so we understand that it can be a bit loud. Next time, see if you can request a side room. If they are not booked privately, we tend to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific food , pool tables, cigar room, formal dining, bar, TV's, bands, high ceilings and valet parking. Been going over the years and highly recommend you try it!

Thank Scott S
Briana M, Director of Sales at Cool River, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Scott - thank you so much for your business through the years! We hope you continue for many years to come :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

By the time we thought about making reservations for New Year’s Eve, there were not a lot of options. Well, we were pleasantly surprised!! We got reservations at a great time! The service was excellent, very attentive. The menu options covered all bases and were...More

Thank Lindsey D
Briana M, Director of Sales at Cool River, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves and that you chose us to celebrate the New Year! Come back soon - and check out the website for our Super Bowl packages! Thanks for the great review.

Reviewed 3 January 2018

Out on a holiday Saturday night for an early dinner at 6PM. We enjoyed scallops and the pasta - all excellent. The scallops were cooked to perfection! Excellent service and great drinks. The atmosphere is warm and inviting.

Thank Terrie L
Briana M, Director of Sales at Cool River, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 31 December 2017

Cool River is clearly geared towards the male business traveler. And on this business visit last week, the four of us dudes fell in lockstep. We started at the bar for cocktails, frozen margaritas, beer (nice selection of craft) and wine. Then we headed over...More

Thank RegularJoesGuide
Briana M, Director of Sales at Cool River, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy that Cool River has become your one-stop-shop while in the Las Colinas area and we look forward to having you in for your next visit!

Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

I ordered a burger from the bar. Service was quick and the bartender was friendly. Good beer on tap and they had plenty of liquor. Drinks looked ok. Burger was alright. I probably would come again and just avoid the burgers.

Thank joshuaelee
Briana M, Director of Sales at Cool River, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

So sorry to hear you weren't a fan of our burger! We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 15 December 2017

My daughter and I came to lunch here because I won a gift certificate last year. We had an excellent feast. We started with crab cakes and calamari. The lemon sauce with the crab cakes were excellent. I personally like my crab cakes a little...More

Thank txhawk36
Briana M, Director of Sales at Cool River, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Thank you so much for the great review. We are so happy you got to use your gift certificate and have a great meal with your daughter. Please come back and see us again soon!

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7 May 2016|
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Response from Arnaldo V | Reviewed this property |
All depends on the time you are going.
Bety A
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$28 - US$65
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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Cool River Café is... an upscale steak house and southwestern grille set in an elegant dining atmosphere marked by fine woods, dramatic ceilings, large stone fireplaces and hand-crafted chandeliers. Our private dining facilities provide a refined ambiance perfect for any social gathering. Within our 22,000 square feet, we offer not only private dining rooms but a variety of entertainment diversions including billiard rooms and a Cigar & Cognac Lounge featuring an extravagant humidor and an impressive cigar menu. Cool River Café showcases a full-service bar with an award-winning wine list that features more than 400 labels! Conveniently located just 10 minutes from the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport in Las Colinas - the business district of Irving - one mile south of 114 at the corner of MacArthur Boulevard and Hidden Ridge.
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