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Council Oak Steakhouse - Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa
Council Oak Steakhouse - Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa

Council Oak Steakhouse - Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.seminolehardrocktampa.com/tampa-restaurants/co
  • Phone: (813) 627-7625
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Wine
  • Entertainment: The Council Oak Lounge offers live entertainment seven days a week and has a full bar and relaxing atmosphere.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hillsborough Ave
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is free at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and includes three parking garages and a surface lot. Valet parking is also available at the entrance to the Hotel.
A word from Council Oak Steakhouse - Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa
Council Oak Steaks & Seafood is Tampa's number one destination for prime steaks, fresh seafood and an award winning wine list served in a contemporary upscale atmosphere. In the mood for steak? How about a 100% U.S.D.A. prime? All dry aged 21 to 28 days, cut right in our very own on-site butcher shop. If you're feeling like seafood, you can sample any one of our fresh fish, line-caught right here in Florida. Our Alaskan King Crab legs are right from the Bering Sea and our custom saltwater tanks keep the live Maine lobsters fresh. Complement your meal with a visit to the Council Oak Lounge where you can listen to live entertainment nightly, enjoy our Lounge menu and our superb specialty drink list or a fine cigar.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "The title of review says it all! I was taken to Council Oak Hard Rock Tampa as a surprise for my Birthday. I can usually find at least 1 point to complain about, but not this time! Service was spot on, food was spot on atmosphere was spot on! While the wine list is certainly not as extensive as Bern's, they did offer a electic variety of wines at a great price. My suggestions are to ask for a table close to kitchen - you see the entire 'show' that way. Also, ask for Brian, he was an amazing server!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We are frequent visitors to this casino location. We decided to make this time special so we chose to have a "lite" dinner at "Council Oaks". We had a very enjoyable meal and the servers were very attentive. We ordered things we knew we liked so we could compare the quality with other resturants we're familiar with. We were not disappointed."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Looking for a great place to enjoy dinner, this is the best spot."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food and service was outstanding. They made us feel very important and even gave us a delicious chocolate dessert for our anniversary. Would highly recommend for a special dinner."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Perfect location and food options to celebrate my other half's birthday. Service, food and other diners were fun to interact with."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Council Oak Tampa is our 'go to' restaurant. Consistently great quality food, although, the service can be spotty, at times. Highly recommend the Seafood Sampler as your appetizer...it's about as good as the come. Great wine list too.... My only complaint about Council Oak is that you HAVE to walk thru the smoke filled casino to get to it."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My filet was excellent. My wife's lobster was good and the portion was larger than expected. Our problems have been with any sides we order. A week ago I had escargot. It never saw the "salamander" or broiler and was lukewarm. In our second visit in a week, our baked potato was actually cold in the middle and our spinich was too salty to eat. I blamed that on the extra salty cheese used to cover the creamed spinich."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Steak is outstanding, very close to the top in Tampa. Service and dining room are excellent. I will be glad to return and very happy to have found this place as I don't often frequent the Hard Rock."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food was amazing. The service was phenomenal. And the birthday dessert was heavenly."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Staff was very cordial and accommodating. The food was excellent. The decor was pleasing."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Absolutely loved the food the waiter the service and the atmosphere and this was the 1st time here and also live in Tampa but will make this place a regular place to eat at."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We had terrible service due to the kitchen not the server. Then the manager didn't care about our issues. WE WON'T BE GOING BACK!!!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I've been to this restaurant a numerous times and this last visit was the worst. The service was extremely slow, another waitress had to step in half way through the visit to take care of us being that 45 minutes had gone by and our glasses were empty, the appetizer dishes were still at our table and no food was out. Once the food came out, it was cold and the lobster butter they usually serve was just regular melted butter that looked more like oil. As we were finishing the meal, our waitress showed up with our cocktails and our bill. If I ever choose to eat there again, it definitely will not be with this waitress and will not order the lobster at all unless the butter they used to have comes back."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The food was very well prepared and had great taste. But for what your paying it needs to be more quiet inside. It was extremely loud inside to where the servers could not hear the guests very well."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The steak was outrageously good, the rest of the experience left me feeling less than enthusiastic. Dinner for 4 was about $280.00, not too bad. The wait service left a little to be desired. I don't expect someone to be at my beck and call but I do expect a waitress to come by more than 3 times (2 of those we had to ask for her) in an hour. I sat with an empty glass twice for more than 15 minutes each time. The noise level was club loud and took away from the taste of the meal. With all of the pre meal recommendations that people gave me, I was expecting more."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The portions were generous and the quality superb. Will be going back sooner rather than later"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Reliable and lovely food as well as a bustling ambiance. Louder than I would like so be sure to get a booth! The high backs muffle the noise. Only dig is that they can not "pare down" the food for kids. My kids are total foodie and know what they like so when one ordered Mac and cheese without lobster and fries without truffle oil the waiter seemed rattled and in the end they did not accommodate. I do not expect that from fine dining. It was the a ame with gluten free substitutions. My husband was told to just not eat the bread. It was a bit surprising to say the least."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Made reservation to celebrate a birthday...For a Tuesday evening at 7:30, service was lackluster...Beverage service was poor...Fifty minute wait for dinner & it was not busy. Had Filet and was cooked perfect. The table next to ours received a birthday cupcake with a candle and my girlfriend thought she was going to get one too...I did not complain, but it really bothered me since I made a special request in my reservation."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I have made my reservation for four people first, and we wanted to invite two more people. Considering Father's day weekend, it was almost impossible, but management helped and figured out a way so we were able to have a nice, exclusive dinner with our friends and family. Our request was also granted, we asked Eric to serve us. He is very courteous, friendly, funny, and very professional! We appreciate his friendliness and hard work! Fine restaurant, excellent food, nice atmosphere!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food and the service were outstanding. Watching the kitchen work is very interesting. The only downside was the noise level, saying it was "energetic" is really a stretch. We were also very pleased to note we were shielded very well from all the cigarette smoke on the casino floor. We really enjoyed the complimentary slice birthday cake, it was unexpected. We will definitely consider a return."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Wonderful environment , we were seated by the kitchen windows , where you can see as they are cooking the steaks. Food was amazing, great steak."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Better than Berne's Steakhouse for filet mignon and porterhouse!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Ordered a special bone in Kansas City New York Strip steak, but failed to ask the price. HUGE mistake. It was $100. That's not a mistake; ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS!!! Completely improper that they didn't explain the cost. Would never have ordered it. I don't think there is a steak anywhere that's worth $100. My wife had a 9oz. Filet thy was $38 and much better than mine. Be careful and ask for the price on everything."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I have taken clients to dinner here several times and each time I have received exceptional service and the food has been impeccable. It is a true gem for the Hard Rock and I look forward to my next visit."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "definitely upscale fine dining noise level is loud had a hard time hearing our soft spoken server"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Reservation @7 made, reconfirmed x2. Arrived 6 min early. Greeted by 2 front desk ladies. Gave name and time of reservation. No response. Stared @computer screen. Finally, one said rudely "Do you have a reservation or not?" Answered Yes and said made res and confirmed it x2. Rude response: Well, then give me your name so I can find it. Shouted my name again above the pounding rock music. Rudely, condescendingly responded: Well, I am trying to find a place to seat you since you are early. I said that I thought that was the point of a res and it was now 7. She again rudely said Give me a moment. I had given her a bunch. I was furious & it was my birthday. Finally seated. Server, Karen and assistant Samuel were fantastic. Food was very good. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The food and service were excellent. I was so impressed, our daughter and I dined there twice in one week. We enjoyed our dinner so much, it appeared to be a no-brainer to dine there a third time and bring my husband there for our anniversary. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We have been there many times-the food NEVER disappoints. Service is normally TERRIFIC..but our main server (Angie) was somewhat unattentive. Additionally, I have always recieved a 10% Elite discount but did not recieve this time...I did not like the inconsistency and the way it was handled. I think it was a one off. I will continue to go there."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We recently celebrated our 20th Wedding Anniversary at the Council Oak. The ribeye was one of the best I ever had. The shrimp cocktail, chopped salad, French onion soup and dauphinoise potatos were wonderful. Even the bread, goat cheese and sundried tomato spread were extremely tasty. We were seated at the exact time that our reservation was made for and our waitress was helpful and friendly. The prices are far more expensive than what we can normally afford to go to dinner, but for a special occasion, it was well worth the expense. We would definitely go there again for our next, special occasion. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "One of if not the best steak I have ever had! A great dining experience all around. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Excellent in everyway. My wife and I celebrated here last night and were very satisfied. Our server was attentive and picked up on the birthday and a surprise dessert was served with our coffee we will return"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We always come here for special occasions, one of Tampas best,"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I'm a steak snob. Wherever I go, I want the best steak in town. After repeated trips to council oak, I have no doubts that this place is going to serve you the best steak around. This time I ordered the 40 day dry aged New York strip and it was absolutely phenominal. Our server Eva was top notch all the way and we couldn't have been happier with the service. For dessert we ordered the creme brulee and the chocolate cake and ice cream which we barely saved enough room to put a dent in. Love everything about this place and will certainly go back as often as possible. Skip Bern's, Fleming's, or Ruth's Chris and check this place out. You wont be sorry!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The food and service was very good. Price a bit high but not that bad. My only complaint it was really loud in there.."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Or first time. We both had the Surf and Turf. We are both world travelers. Even before we met. My wife has fine dined for many years. We both agreed. The best filet we've ever had. And the South African lobster, best lobster we've ever had. And a nice size. The sides were generous portions. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "great food and service. restaurant was too cold. hard for me to be cold but I was absolutely freezing. Smaller tables situated directly under air vents. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Yet another great experience. Excellent food, excellent service, great atmosphere. As with most fine dining establishments some of the staff can be a bit uppity at times, but it doesn't hurt the overall experience, and its never the head waiter either. You are most certainly getting your money's worth at the table. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "We LOVE Council Oaks and will ALWAYS bring guests and suggests guests come here to eat. I love to sit in a booth and you can also ask to sit where you can watch the Chef's in the kitchen behind the glass enclosure making food. The food is ALWAYS awesome and the staff are ALWAYS SUPERB. The atmosphere is extremely nice and quaint and we try to come at least once a month. You won't be disappointed. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "My daughter and I had a wonderful dinner. Thank you and I have absolutely nothing else to say or type"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Great food in good setting. Enjoyed open view of "nothing to hide" kitchen/food prep area."
    Dined on 5/9/2014