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Cool River Cafe - Denver

Cool River is an upscale steakhouse and southwestern grill featuring fresh seafood and certified Angus beef for lunch and dinner. We feature a full service bar and an award winning wine list. We also have the Denver Tech Centers premier private dining space for your social or business events.
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374 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
(374 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 374 reviews
5 stars
(166)
4 stars
(137)
3 stars
(44)
2 stars
(23)
1 star
(4)
Food 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • special occasion(167)
  • good for groups(118)
  • great for lunch(103)
  • romantic(103)
  • fit for foodies(86)
  • notable wine list(71)
Cool River Cafe - Denver Reviews List
Review 1 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Waiters! Pay attention!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Salmon was ordered blackened. I asked if it could come with just vegetables and was told it would.
A broiled salmon on rice and veggies arrived...It was still lovely, but not what I had my heart set on. Waiter was distracted and busy...Not that big of a deal..."
Dined on 2/09/2016
 2011
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 2 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 3 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Pay for Ambiance

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Good food and good service. Not quite worth a $50 meal. Overpriced, in my opinion, based on location and ambiance."
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2013
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Review 4 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Let your guests know you have a vegeterian menu.

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 5 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 6 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 2/04/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2012
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Review 7 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 8 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/02/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

My clients loved this place!

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Dined on 2/03/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Excellent! Outstanding! Great Food! Excellent Service! My customers loved it and said they will definitely come back. They said they loved it at least 5 times. I made a great choice in selecting it for lunch and they were WOWED!"
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 10 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food pretty good, service just ok

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Dined on 1/27/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The food and ambiance are both pretty good. We were seated right by the fireplace which was nice. My wife had the salmon and it was very good. I got the game hen and quite honestly it was about as good as something I'd cook up at home in my oven. Really nothing special.
The service was another story. While our server was very polite and friendly, he was missing in action most of the evening. One of the other guys cleared our plates and took my silverware. When the server brought out the dinners, he didn't bring me any new fork/knife so I asked another guy to bring me some. He said he would, then disappeared and never returned. I had to steal some from a nearby empty table. Anyway, long story short, the service was just "ok"."
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2012
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Review 12 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/25/2016
 2009
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Review 13 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/20/2016
 2011
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Review 14 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2014
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Review 17 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/13/2015
 2011
Dined on 9/13/2015
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Greta Northern is better. It wasn't what we were expecting. I'm sure it caters to the business crowd during the week."
Dined on 9/13/2015
 2011
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Review 18 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/19/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 19 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/21/2016
 2013
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Review 20 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"I came here for a work lunch a few weeks ago and was fairly pleased. It was a little on the empty side, but it was also the first week after the holidays so maybe people were business lunched-out.
The servers were really friendly and prompt. I don't remember what everyone else ordered, but I had the ahi tuna tartare appetizer as my lunch entree and thought it was pretty good. I thought the menu was a little on the pricey side, but hey - wasn't paying so I shouldn't gripe.
I'd probably come back here for a post-work HH."
Dined on 10/09/2015
 2009
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 21 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food and service did not equate with the cost.

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
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Review 22 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Good food too dark

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Couldn't read menu or see my chicken to cut, ate bones. But a nice, upscale feeling to restaurant. Busboys good at first, then always passing table without checking: waitress caught that and was excellent."
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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Review 23 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

A little dissapointed

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Dined on 1/15/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"Went here for the first time with a corporate group and everything was fantastic - the servers were great and the appetizers provided were very yummy. Great ambiance.
So I decided to try it for lunch - not as impressed. Service was overall just on the slow side - from being greeted to each step of our meal just took longer than I would expect for lunch. Our drink orders were incorrect. The food was good but overall not a great value. My steak was slightly overcooked. The waters and drinks were very quickly refilled by the waitstaff but our server was confused and behind. It was a very nice atmosphere and would be a very impressive place to bring clients if you had business to discuss in between courses but for a quicker business lunch I wouldn't recommend. Overall for the price point I expected better service."
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2006
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 24 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2004
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Review 25 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/13/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2014
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/13/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2009
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 27 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/13/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 28 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/13/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2012
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 29 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Cool River

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We always have a good time and a great meal at Cool River. The ambience, the service, the food...all excellent. Thank you, Greg, for taking such good care of us!"
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 30 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/13/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2015
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Review 31 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2006
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Review 32 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/03/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2006
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 33 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/24/2015
 2012
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Review 34 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2007
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Review 35 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2006
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 36 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

New Years Eve GEM

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Great food, great atmosphere, fun band and festive decor. What a find! Will definitely go back. Already recommended it to friends"
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 37 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"First time to the restaurant - NYE 2015. Impressed with the food selection, excellent wait staff."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 38 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2009
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Review 39 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Denver's Best Steak

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"The Jim Beam Steak is amazing. Everything from the salad to dessert was such an enjoyable meal. The service was great. The never missed a beat. I would recommend Cool River to all my friends."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 40 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2010
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 41 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2015
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Review 42 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Overall Worth It!

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We went for my husband's birthday. The staff was accommodating, friendly and on task. My husband said it was the best filet he has had in Denver which is saying a lot as we have been to some high end steak places. I had the pasta dish and it was so-so and not really worth 20+ dollars. The steak is priced about right but the menu overall is overpriced. The ambiance is great!"
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 43 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Over cooked food

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"We ordered two venison and one rack of barbecue ribs. We ordered it medium rare and both came well done there is no excuse if you are a restaurant that has meat on the menu to serve overdone meat when it was not ask for - 101 chef school - this was a Christmas Eve dinner very very very very disappointed. The barbecued ribs did not seem to be cooked long enough - they were not very tender. We were seated upstairs -first booth - there's just no ambience up there and for the pricing that we paid definitely would not go back there again."
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2014
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Review 44 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2010
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 45 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2011
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 46 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 12/23/2015
 2014
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Review 47 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2011
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Review 48 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2009
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2009
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2009
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Review 49 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2011
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Review 50 for Cool River Cafe - Denver
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2011
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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