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Council Oak Steaks & Seafood – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Tampa, FL

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

4.6
4.6
1624 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak
Council Oak Steaks & Seafood offers the sophisticated, classic-American steakhouse fare our guests know featuring U.S.D.A. prime steaks, fresh seafood, specialty dishes showcasing an open-kitchen, in-house butcher shop and dry-aging room outfitted with pink Himalayan salt walls, multi-level seating, and wine rooms highlighting the restaurant’s award-winning selection of more than 400 labels.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (813) 627-7625

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Cross street

    Hillsborough Ave and Orient Rd

  • Parking details

    Self-parking is free at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa in any of the parking garages and surface parking lot. Valet parking is also available for a fee.

  • Entertainment

    The Council Oak Lounge offers live entertainment seven days a week and has a full bar and relaxing atmosphere.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

What 1,624 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. LJ

    LeonardJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant has the best food and it is extremely delicious! I’ve eaten there twice and will frequent each time I am in town. Top notch!
  2. CF

    ChrisFLGuy

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Food was average for being a high end steakhouse. Apps lacked flavor (calamari/onion rings). We had to wait a very long time between appetizer and main course. Staff was very friendly and professional.
  3. A

    Amazing

    Atlanta

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always , service and food were outstanding !
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  5. h

    hnm1

    Tampa

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an amazing, fine dining experience and perfect for my boyfriend's birthday. You not only get a visual of the butchers at work when you first walk in, but many tables are right in front of the kitchen, which is covered by a wall of glass so you can see everything. I was more than impressed with their dry aged meats and selection of authentic Wagyu beef. The cocktail and wine list was stellar. We finished our meal with a flaming Heath dessert to die for! Our server topped off the evening with a birthday champagne and chocolates for my boyfriend. It was an excellent experience and perfect meal.
  6. WY

    We3zY

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Took almost 2 hours to get served. Our waitress apologized and told us a well done 8oz filet takes longer to cook on Saturday night. How ridiculous is that.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was amazing!
  8. AV

    AndrewV

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, terrific service. Far exceeded my expectations for a one-off casino restaurant in Tampa. We sat down near the end of the night and never felt rushed. The servers made the meal so enjoyable.
  9. WG

    WayneG

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For a steakhouse, Council Oak has some of the freshest seafood you can get anywhere. The quality is always top notch and freshness is obvious. I would recommend the seafood sampler for an appetizer. The Wagyu steaks are great as well. I have eaten there 25 times and never been disappointed!
  10. SH

    SkipH

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome service !!
  11. RL

    RobertL

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very energetic, just a great evening. The service is outstanding, the food as well. The wine list has something for everyone.
  12. B

    Betty

    Tampa

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Way too noisy but great service and outstanding steaks
  13. CN

    ClaudiaN

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    My friends fish was raw in the middle but otherwise we NEVER get a bad meal here!!
  14. TN

    TNfamily

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very sweet and gave outstanding service.
  15. B

    Ben24

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and the service was outstanding, Not a great wine selection so the wife said but they had a wine she liked. For me being a bourbon guy was glad to see Knob creek on there list. Steaks were cooked perfect. The only down side is the place is not cheap, but most times in life you get what you pay for.
  16. R

    Robitaillemanon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    My steak was not as good as I have had in the past and the vegetables were very greasy.
  17. J

    Jules

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    My steak was overcooked and it took so long to get my new steak that I had them pack it to go. The server forgot my husband’s wine. He never did get it. Took too long between courses. This is my 4th or 5th visit to Council Oaks and the first time I’ve been disappointed.
  18. s

    sherij

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!! Best table in the house for our special evening.
  19. l

    lornabee

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Casino was overcrowded, valet parking was full (so we had to park in the garage), we were seated on time for our reservation. Sadly, the smoke from the casino infiltrates the restaurant, and the food took 45 minutes to get to our table. For the price of food here, GO TO BERN’S or CHARLEY’S. You won’t be assaulted with smoke and have to walk through an overcrowded smoky casino to get there.
  20. FG

    FrederickG

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious place for dinner, the ambiance incredible the meals were very well prepared and tasty
  21. ES

    EmilyS

    Baja California Sur

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As per usual, amazing service from the team! Vanessa helped direct us to the best parking garage when we called. While we briefly waited for our table, the chef in the front window engaged with us and made meat recommendations. Once at the table Kawka was friendly and always offered a smile. Dan was a fantastic server and the dinner service was seamless. Phillip the manager also came over to make sure everything was to our liking. Thanks for welcoming us back upon arrival and the Valentine’s Day treats. The team and food are why we come back each year for Valentine’s Day! Five stars for sure!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a first class meal!!!
  23. AS

    AmyS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mark was our server and he was amazing! Every item he suggested was as good or better than he recommended. I’d highly recommend this restaurant.
  24. LT

    LindaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. This was our first time here, but won’t be the last. Everything exceeded our expectations.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we come here they never disappoint. Best steak ever!
  26. F

    Fantastic

    Tampa

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always our go to place to eat, cannot top the food and service!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The food was over priced. While we eat on a regular basis (10 meals a week), we don’t go big very often. When we do our expectation is high regarding food quality and we felt the porterhouse was average and the fish was overcooked.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Layla, our server, was absolutely phenomenal as was Walter, the butcher. Walter took the time to explain about the different cuts of beef and what wine to pair it with. The service that Layla provided was five star for sure. Would highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely be going back!
  30. GP

    GingerP

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & drinks to celebrate a special family birthday
  31. GM

    GMO32

    Minneapolis

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lived up to its review. It was a special birthday. The server was very professional and accommodating. Ribeye was very rich and perfectly done.
  32. M

    Movebar

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friend’s birthday and we were very impressed with the service and the food
  33. RA

    RobertA

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I know the restaurant is inside the casino but it is very smoky. The smell of cigarette smoke makes the dining experience much less enjoyable.
  34. C

    Crazy4my4

    Atlantic City

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WOW. This is a FIVE STAR RESTAURANT!!!! Our server Mark was amazing and guided us thru the menu. From the amazing cocktails, appetizers to main course, the food and service was excellent. Even the large variety bread basket was amazing. I can’t say enough about this place. Loved it
  35. EC

    EmersonC

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, ambiance and food! Great spot for any occasion in my opinion. Ordered the filet and lobster tail surf and turf and it was perfectly cooked. Also ordered the king crab legs, delicious as well. Somewhat on the pricey side but worth it for the quality. Also, really good wine selection and our server was amazing! I highly recommend.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Came in for anniversary/ birthday dinner, the char on the filet mignon was a bit much and unfortunately scallops had to be returned due to over salting, but understanding the new chef had started, well simply wait a few weeks to return once he’s got the hang of it ! Bit pricey for meals for this evening but thanks to management taking care of it we’ll have another shot in future .
  37. H

    Herbert

    Orlando

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good meal. Mathew is an exceptional server.
  38. JR

    JayhawkRuss

    Dallas

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ribeye cap was excellently prepared. The sides - baked potato and mashed potatoes - were excellent. Service was top-notch.
  39. PK

    PaulK

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With the pleasant surprise of a glass of bubbly for my wife’s birthday to start with , and the meal!! Excellent. The service , by Mark , was above and beyond !! One of the best waiters we have ever had !! Listens , and great conversations. Knowledgeable of menu and wines !! When we come back in February we will request Mark to be our only waiter !! That’s how good he is !! A definite place to make a reservation to!!
  40. h

    hapeit

    Orlando

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The Council Oak is a hot! The service and food were on point. Our servers Chelsey and Niah were on the ball. The lamb chops are delicious and I highly recommend. The New York Strip was good too. I like the spinach side dish. If you are heading to the Hard Rock put this restaurant on your list. I like being able to see the chef preparing the food in the kitchen too. The lobster 🦞 was cooked to perfection.

FAQs

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is rated 4.6 stars by 1624 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Google Map for Council Oak Steaks & Seafood – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

5223 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hillsborough Ave and Orient Rd

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Self-parking is free at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa in any of the parking garages and surface parking lot. Valet parking is also available for a fee.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    The Council Oak Lounge offers live entertainment seven days a week and has a full bar and relaxing atmosphere.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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