Council Oak - Hollywood and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, FL
Council Oak - Hollywood and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, FL

Council Oak - Hollywood and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, FL

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.counciloakhollywood.com/
  • Phone: 9543277501x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

    Lunch: Friday 12:00pm-3:00pm

    Sunday Brunch- 10:00 am- 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: David Scalise
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Counil Oak offers a wine-tasting room, available by reservation only, has doubled in size and now boasts an additional 64 bins plus a custom Dakota Jackson table and chairs that seats six guests
  • Private Party Contact: Lee Hoechstetter 9547972329x
  • Entertainment: Lounge Entertainment 7 nights a week

Getting there

  • Cross Street: US 441/State Road 7
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: 10,000 Free Parking Spaces and Hotel Valet area. Ask restaurant for validation.
A word from Council Oak - Hollywood and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, FL
Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, the highly acclaimed world-class gourmet restaurant at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Council Oak offers genuine, 100% U.S.D.A. prime dry-aged stockyard beef from a butcher shop located in the front of the restaurant. The freshest line-caught seafood from local waters, plus king crab legs are flown in fresh from the Bering Sea from the boats that are featured on the Discovery Channel hit show, World's Deadliest Catch. Council Oak also features an extensive wine-by-the-glass selection and intimate wine-bar seating. Live entertainment is offered nightly in a separate lounge area and Sunday brunches complete with a chocolate fountain dessert station set the standard even higher.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Council Oak - Hollywood and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, FL reviews from OpenTable diners
90 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (60)romantic (35)fit for foodies (24)notable wine list (23)great for brunch (17)good for groups (17)vibrant bar scene (15)hot spot (10)neighborhood gem (7)late-night find (6)great for lunch (6)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Diapppointed - Birthday dinner
    hatethisplace
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was overpriced and average. Could of gone to another restaurant which has no smoking and better food and less expenses. Asparagus was very disappointing did not even eat 1/4 of it. Drinks ere a little skimpy. I will not go there again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food But Pricey
    SatisfiedCustomer
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My adult son and I celebrated my wife's birthday there recently. We had reservations but were a little late and still got seated quickly. Service, cocktails and food were great, but it was a bit pricey. Great for special occasions, though.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Evening
    22Anni
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Council Oak is a fantastic environment and provides the basis for an enjoyable evening out after long hours in the office. From the food to the wine and the excellent service Council Oak delivered.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2Happycustomers
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The best steak we ever had. What a great experience, it was our wedding anniversary and we will return
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • enjoyment
    Hudson
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    whenever you want to kick back relax enjoy yourself with some great food wonderful environment wonderful staff and the best cheftake no second guess council oak is the best place to go and enjoy yourself with a great meal with 5 star ratings don't take it from me try it out for yourself you won't be disappointed
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Worth It!
    NickM
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I thought the food was just OK, fair and rated it as such. Had escargot, tuna tartar, a salad, filet mignon, and onion rings. the escargot and tuna tarar were not bad, but the salad had too much dressing, the steaks were over cooked and the onion rings were oily. Overall, not horrible. Just not worth the money. I expected much better.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mesh
    Jn1621VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Mediocre at best. Would not be back. No stand out dishes and nothing to rave about. We ordered the chopped salad, Caesar salad, escargot, steak and seabass. Everything was flavorless
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    TTloves
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We have eaten here several times, the food is delicious. The service is impeccable!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go back!
    bighairvicki
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were staying at the Hard Rock Seminole, and so decided to give the Council Oak a try. I am so glad we did! I had researched the menu in advance, so by the time we actually dined there, my expectations were pretty high. The restaurant did not disappoint. From our terrific server, Percy, to a heavenly array of dishes, particularly the tuna tartare and the steaks, it was a wonderful and memorable meal. We opted for cocktails instead of wine - I highly recommend the sangria and mojito martini. It ain't a cheap night out, but it's worth it for a special experience. I will definitely book there again when I'm in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best elegant dinner
    Yachad
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    can't decide which was better, the food or the service. Both contributed to and elegant evening with the one I love.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Birthday
    greatniteVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Council Oaks never fails to amaze me. The world class food and service is incredible. It was truly a memorable birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great selection, but expensive.
    MeganV11
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The selection included a raw bar, sushi, pastas, desserts, traditional brunch food. However, it's $65.00, and only includes one mimosa. If I'm going to pay $65.00, endless mimosas would be nice, since there is no way I can eat $65.00 worth of food. It was delicious, but I probably won't be back at that price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner and Casino
    Dinnerwithcoworkers
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The lobster Mac and cheeses was fabulous. The steak was tender and taste delicious. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    BonbyVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Food was great , service was great , I went back another time and it was awesome ....
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat not cooked to order
    Counselor
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    A few weeks back my firm had an outing at the Council Oak. While on prior occasions, the food was excellent, it wasn't so much this time around. Five of the twelve steaks in our party had to be sent back because they were a full well done as opposed to most medium rare and medium orders. The service was also a bit off on this particular night. Our water glasses were refilled sporadically and the bread seemed a bit stale. But I will come back in the hopes that this was an off night for a mostly stellar steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tatiana888VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had a reservation for 9:30pm and were only seated by 10:00. The service was very slow, it took about 15 minutes just to get bread on the table. Other then that, that food was great. We had the Alaskan king crab legs and a steak and they were both very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Steakhouse
    Acudoctor1
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We have no complaints about this restaurant. The steak was superb. Wine list is pricey, but complete. Service was great. We would go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KAS1VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    This is my second time to Council Oak. The three with me loved their meal. I made the mistake of ordering, following the server's suggestion, the Prime Rib which is not always available. It was terrible. Chewy, fatty and dried out like the Yorkshire Pudding was. Rest of the meal was very good. So my score above excludes my personal bad experience and rates based on what the other three felt about their meals when ordering filets and sea bass. Sides were nice. Service very attentive.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Oak
    Awesome
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The service is outstanding. The Bloody Mary..PERFECT! Overall the food was great. The crab legs were lacking and no where as good as the rest of the raw bar. It is pricey so be prepared...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday
    JuniorVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food was excellent, particularly steak and Ozzies spinach salad. Will have to return soon! Service was quick and friendly and ambience of the restaurant was better than any other in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, not exceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I was expecting more from the food and the atmosphere. The lobster tail did not live up to expectation, was not sweet and lacked taste. Filet Minon was average, not carmelized on the exterior and again lacked flavor. Oyster Rockfeller and French onion soup were excellent as was the bread basket and sides. Service was Excellent! There are several other high end steak restaurants that provide a more romantic atmosphere and special occasion dinner.
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  • A great little hidden gem
    ViviRomaVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I love eating here. It never disappoints. Normally, I do not like to dine at hotel restaurants, if I have other choices as I do in the Miami area, because typically,the food is not great. Council Oak is quite the exception. We drive a good 25 minutes to go anywhere to have a good experience whether home or traveling. This is always very worth the drive. Whether you are a casino person or not, this is a great oasis at Hard Rock. Great Steak, Oysters, and great Wine List. This is a great destination, worth the drive and who knows you can also play a little of your luck. Great night of dining and playing all together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What happened???
    EmKeyLargo
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    A couple weeks earlier we'd had a superb dining experience here. Something changed - not for the better - in those two weeks. I had made a reservation 10 days prior to arriving. The greeters attempted to seat us for our "romantic" dinner at the booth closest to the entrance where the menus are stacked! There were only two other diners at this time. We asked for a nicer location and were given one. Previously, we'd had steak tartare and it was fantastic. We again asked for it and were HUGELY disappointed. Instead of ground, the steak was chopped and had some capers added. Tasteless. The $88 portion was 4 tablespoons. It should have been 2 x 8 oz filet mignons = 1 pound. This was half that. We felt cheated. Doubt we'll return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good experience
    nounouVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    i had a very good experience. first time at this restaurant very good service, very good quality of food the aged beef was exceptional the only negative point is that we can smell the cigarette smoke from the casino after the beautiful time at the restaurant, we went to the bar to continue that nice evening but it wasn't the same. awful women bar tender. won't go back. she didn't care about us. didn't want to serve us or talk to us. standing at the bar, she told us to order to a server. had to wait for a long time for a server for ordering my drink. before leaving gave her the payment and through away on the bar to the server
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    greatniteVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Incredible dining experience with excellent service. The food was delicious with all the courses timed perfectly. The entire evening was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and fabulous food!
    debiloo
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Our sever recommended some wonderful dishes and was very accommodating to our requests. Everything we ordered met or exceeds our expectations!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Great
    Feeneys2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We had a wonderful 18 year Anniversary Dinner here at The Council Oak. The food was really fantastic. Service was top notch as well. We will go back for certain.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Food was great as usual. Service was great. If you are looking for great food and service to celebrate a special occasion this is the place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    DisappointedCouncilOak
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We were looking forward to our Father's Day dinner at Council Oak, but what a disappointment. While our waiter was very good, the preparation of our dinners were awful. Looking forward to an excellent NY Strip Steak, I was disappointed when my dinner arrived "OVER" cooked. I order my NY Strip Medium Rare, I received a well done NY Strip. The waiter offered to re-cook our dinners, but I didn't want everyone to wait another 30 minutes for dinner. We were told the Manager would come visit our table, which he eventually did - at the end of our dinner. In addition, to my steak not being prepared properly, ALL the dinners were on the Cold Side, not HOT like the competing Steak Houses.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Used to be the best brunch in town
    Jason
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    There is new management since last time I came here. Ive come to this brunch at least 2 dozen times over the years. a Always the best brunch on every level. Haven't been in a year or so and there is new management which unfortunately wasn't for the better. Price went from $50. To $65. Which was ok. They used to have unlimited champagn & mimosas. After our first mimosa we were told "if you want more it isn't free" I never agree with raising prices and taking things away. They were out of items & waiting for more & everyone that worked there running around crazy, this never was the case before. They used to have the best service. Our server didn't even refill our water unfortunate that we won't return to what used to be our fav brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food, glorious food!
    Palmbeacher
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Because this restaurant is in the casino and is necessarily big and loud, it may not be the best place for a romantic interlude. But the food is first rate, easily matching any of the best restaurants in Palm Beach. And while the service was a bit hectic, servers were very welcoming and attentive. I recommend the Council Oak highly as an unexpected culinary delight amid the usual casino/arena fast food fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Disappointed
    bcbjr
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Again after dining at Council Oak I can truly say you will not be disappointed with your dining experience. Keep up the great work and I'll be seeing you again soon. Immaculate service and food as usual.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service. Steak? Eh.
    Eddieveee
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We went for our anniversary and we were very happy with the service we received. From the hostess to the wine server to our waitress. Everyone was incredibly accommodating. We started with the raw bar for two - excellent. Unfortunately the filet mignon I had was less than stellar. It was cooked medium rare but it was delivered sort of cold. I was a bit disappointed seeing as this place is touted as a "steakhouse". Did I want to send the steak back? At first, but didn't want the hassle of complaining to my server and messing up the evening. To me, hands down Ruth's Chris has them beat when it comes to a great steak. All in all it was a great experience. And at the end of it all they sent over a complimentary dessert for our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Brunch
    Esca
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Great brunch. Food choices are amazing. King crab legs, rack of lamb, breakfast foods, desserts. The choices are amazing and the food is great. However, it's very loud and walking thru a smoke filled casino to get to the restaurant take away from the ambiance. Been coming here for a long time and seems to have suddenly gotten more expensive also. Don't get me wrong at $65 a person it fair due to the amount of food you get but it seems the price has been going higher. I seem to remember it being quite a bit less. But you can pay that just for a rack of lamb entree if you go for dinner when you can have the same entree plus so much more for brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I felt very rushed!!!
    WEwereRushed
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I called ahead to let the maitre'd know it was a special night. My chief complaint was that we were RUSHED from the moment we sat down. We were not allowed any time between salad and entrees. The same goes for coffee, dessert- the check was swiftly presented! The waiter was nice but clearly was told to get us in and out! I will NOT come back. I'm very dissappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • review
    GLENDa
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    as always we all enjoyed pricey-specials r also very pricey-ask price b4 ordering as they don't offer the cost unless asked
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Price doesn't live up to experience
    nwker
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The food was okay. My party did not experience any wow factors.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steakhouse
    drporsche
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We were staying at the hotel and wanted to have a nice dinner so we choose Council Oak. I had read mixed opinions so I was a little nervous. I must say I was very impressed. It was good from the greeting at the door all the way to the end. Our server Shannon was very friendly and attentive. The steaks we had were delicious, one better than the next. I had the filet mignon, and my husband the NY strip. Both were like butter and melted in your mouth. I would highly recommend this establishment.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hanging @ the bar
    lisainvegasVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Dining @ the Council Oak is always a treat, but we especially enjoy hanging at the bar outside Council Oak for their entertainer, Dale Powers and his rock/jazz band. Always a pleasure and a fun time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • steak lovers
    yonkersdeb
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    what a fantastic place to enjoy a beautiful piece of meat...done to perfection. of course, there are other items on the menu. delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.