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

Council Oak Steakhouse - Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa

  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Council Oak Steakhouse - Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa reviews from OpenTable diners
167 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (129)fit for foodies (57)romantic (55)notable wine list (50)good for groups (43)hot spot (27)vibrant bar scene (21)late-night find (9)neighborhood gem (5)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Top drawer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    From the welcing staff when we entered till the time we left food service was impeccable. Only negative is the noise level. Was difficult to have a conversation over dinner .
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+ Steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Awesome steaks! Everything was delicious and the service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    We had three people to our party. The food was great, the service was prompt and very attentive. The servers were fantastic and knowledgeable, wine list is very good. We really enjoyed the whole experience for Council Oaks. A true 5 star night.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    HappyAnniversary
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We were celebrating our anniversary. We were greeted with Happy Anniversary and after over an hour dining we left. On our way out the receptionist said good night and have a great anniversary. She had remembered us even after that length of time. And all the people that had come and gone. You will definitely see us again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was poor
    notsatisfied1
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Service was poor. I watched people get seated after me and we're brought bread and appetizers week after I ordered. Had to send my wife's steak back, she requested well done it came out medium. How hard is it to cook a steak well done. I was half way completed with my meal before her steak was brought out a second time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • GREAT TIME
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    GREAT PLACE TO DINE FOR A SPECIAL OCCASSION. WE WILL DEFINITELY RETURN FOR ANOTHER DINING EXPERIENCE
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious romance
    TimA
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We visited Council Oaks for our 25th anniversary and the service and food was among the best on the entire west coast of Florida. Surely the best steak within 3 counties. The service was attentive yet not over the top, and the experience was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Host and accommodations
    MLewlew5
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    They were very concerned with how late our reservation was for and made it a point to tell us the kitchen was closing. I also called to tell them I had to add more people. When we got there they did not have the change and told us they could not accommodate us at one table. Yet when we walked in we were the only ones is the place and there were plenty of open table that could have pulled together to seat the remaining 4 people. Once all that was taken care of the wait staff was very good and attentive. All I cal say if you are not willing to have people there that late don't allow me to make the reservation.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine Dining
    tholland911
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our experience was wonderful. one of the best meals I have had. great staff.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food and service
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our evening out was amazing! The food was outstanding and the service was great! Thank you Chris for taking care of us! Recommend to everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding once again!
    allaboutthefood
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Celebrated parents 57th wedding anniversary. They loved everything about the restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Steaks
    GoldFinger
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Although Council Oaks is expensive, it is well worth the cost. The dry aged Porter House at C. O., is truly the finest steak that I have ever eaten anywhere, it is Big, Bold and delicious. If you love aged meats, this is the place to go. Richard our waiter and his assistant, did an outstanding job making sure our dining was a true experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carrot Cake
    Happybull78
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Disappointed to learn they won't offer carrot cake going forward. However, I really didn't need it anyways and everything else is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    perla
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    best quality steaks I've ever had, incredible sides, steaks, drinks, etc, can't go wrong. pricey but worth it for special occasion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent for Casino food!
    drjds71
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We saw mixed reviews on this place but decided to give it a try while we had some family in town. We were seated quickly. When you are taken to your table you can see a huge open kitchen which was very nice. We had drinks to start which were comparable in prices to high end steak houses. $9.25 for a rum & coke. $14 for a mojito. $16 for a glass of wine. Our server seemed very concerned about getting the bill as high as he could which was a little annoying. Shrimp cocktail was excellent. Chopped salads looked more like a regular salad there was nothing chopped about it. I would not get that again. We had 2 filet which were excellent. We had a bone in filet which came out quite undercooked but good flavor Not worth $70 though.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • impressedchef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I am a chef and the food was outstanding. The service was top scale we wanted and waited for nothing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great choice for anniversary
    MarFam
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    First time at Council Oak and although it is pricey it was terrific for a special occasion. Our waiter was great. He did a great job with recommendations but was not pushy. Food portions are large so share everything so you can try more variety. We could have easily shared a steak as well. Look forward to another opportunity to go! We will ask for a table with view of the kitchen next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    montskier
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed! Steaks and lobster are notable. The escargot is the best we have eaten.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Second time is a charm
    JreyVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Myself and several business partners had visited council Oak within the last month. Our experience was less than stellar. After agreeing to go back and give the restaurant a second chance it was outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak in Town
    Foodie22
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Can't go wrong with the surf & turf. Unbelievable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Experience
    Cami
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Our service was perfect, food delicious and fun time had by all. If you haven't been, you must try Council Oak Steak. Make sure to have the steak!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kia1
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Great place for dinner with great friends will go back!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The second time we have been and was even better than the first. Smart trained knowledgable waiting staff and great food. Portions huge so careful on the sides.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent dining experience
    2lefty
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The food was excellent. The flavors, presentation, and service was the very best. We enjoyed not being rushed, the music in the background, and the attention our server gave us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another fabulous meal!
    allaboutthefood
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Can't go wrong! Food will bring you back over and over again! Staff is great, from entrance to exit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • cinbill
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Again another great meal. We always look forward to going to the Council Oak, just wish we could go more often.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall the experience was very good
    len44
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The food/wine was very good but a little overpriced! If you want to spend a nice nite out for a anniversary or birthday then this is a great place to be.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary destination
    ldunlap
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Everything was great; food, service, and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No problems
    RFCarmelVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Richard, server, very friendly and helpful! Food was delicious and served timely.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kimberly Romanski
    Perfect
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Had dinner prior to attending a concert. Great service. Beautiful setting. Each person had a different entrée and each meal was perfectly prepared. Wine selection is outstanding. Our server, Chris, was a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aged beef & truffle fries!
    MAMdines
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    What more could one want, but there are so many choices whether you are a meat or seafood eater! The sides are luxurious & there's a great selection of sauces or toppings for your meat as well. We were celebrating my Mom's 85th birthday and she loved combining two of her favorite activities, p,aging the slots & having a great steak dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Aged Steaks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Always a great meal. The Bone-in Ribeye is always delicious and melts in your mouth. Portion is generous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • billc
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    It was everything we expected. Great food, great wind, great service, not inexpensive but worth what we paid.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Food!
    CLWfdfnVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Service was great, Food is great! $$$$$ worth the price for a special occasion or a great night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steak!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The best Steak in Tampa. The view of kitchen is wondwerful entertainment . Great Wines Great Staff. Had a the best time watching them cook. Better steak than all steakhouses in Tampa and than go gamble
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    anniversarydinner
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    From the wine, to the appetizers, the side dishes, the steaks & the desserts, there wasn't one element of the dinner that was out of place. Everything was well prepared & spot on. The prices may be a little steep, but you are paying for a well crafted dinner. We had the bacon appetizer then french onion soup. For dinner, I had the lamb chops, the wife had the long bone ribeye. Side dishes were button mushrooms, asparagus & baked potatoes. For dessert, we had the creme brulee. Everything we order was excellent & well prepared. Its not cheap, but well worth it for the special occasion or if you have money to blow.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prices WAY too high
    kathy
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The food was good, but the prices are entirely too high. I've had steak just as good at reasonably priced chain restaurants.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb!
    MamaNanaof5
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Its been a few months since we last dined at Council Oak...we tried a new item: Bone-in Filet which was superb! Waiter states it may be added to the menu! All the sides we ordered were well cooked and well seasoned: Lobster & mac had huge pieces of lobster, brussell sprouts and bacon was awesome, potatoes, delish!! Lobster tail was undercooked and was removed from our bill. Service was impeccable. We definitely will be back! However, overall in the Casino and Restaurant, the smoke is getting very bad, seems the exhaust systems are not as useful as they have been in the past.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricy but worth it.
    Marfree
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Very nice Restaurant for dining at the Hard Rock Casino Tampa. Slightly pricey but the service and food are worth it. Although my husband and I expected it to be fine dining it was typical of most restaurants today; people in shorts, jeans, loud voices, etc. The food was worthy of fine dining by the ambiance was lacking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We have dined here twice and both times were wonderful. The staff are very friendly and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.