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

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Council Oak Steaks & Seafood is an innovative and sophisticated, fine-dining experience for prime steaks, fresh seafood and an award winning wine list served in a contemporary upscale atmosphere. Council Oak offers the finest U.S.D.A. prime dry-aged steaks, personally selected and hand-sculpted inside our very own butcher shop. Our seafood is from local waters and our custom saltwater tanks keep the live Maine lobster fresh. Complement your meal with a visit to the smoke free Council Oak Lounge where you can enjoy live entertainment and specialty cocktails from mixologists nightly.
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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy eating at Councils. Theirs nothing not to like.

KF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here 4 times and have been impressed each time. This visit, we tried the octopus and it was spectacular!

Service is great. The restaurant can be noisy, but the noise level doesn't detract from the experience.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Work anniversary

AF
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. Service was great. We will be back many more times.

KW
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent!!! Jovana J. was the best server we had had in a VERY long time. She was excellent and made my wife's birthday special.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It was smoky in the restaurant

M
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was almost a perfect night. The only issue was the hostess couldn’t find our reservation and said there was nothing she could do because they were booked. I asked her to look again because I received confirmation of the reservation but didn’t have it with me. I mentioned it was my husband birthday and it was a special occasion. Still she said sorry we don’t have any room for you. So we left and within a few minutes she came running after us and said she made a mistake and found our reservation. She said the reservation screen was on the wrong date. So the good news was we had a great dinner but it was just a shame that we had the stress of being turned away at the hostess desk.

E
Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff is very attentive. The food is well prepared. Very satisfied.

RB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is the second time I have dined at Council Oak and the food was just as amazing the second time! The server was very polite and gave us a free glass of champagne since it was my girlfriend and I's anniversary. The only negative was we waited over an hour to receive our food.

SM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific meal and top-notch service. First time there and definitely will go back. Parking and navigation of all the construction a challenge, but I suppose to be expected as the campus grows.

EO
Miami
73 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu, staff and ambiance is superior to Broward. The last time I was at Broward the bar staff were belligerent as they knew they were one of the only restaurants open. There was a female bar tender at Broward that was so rude. We almost didn’t go to this one in Tampa because of that and we would have missed out on a real gem!!!! The service was fantastic and the change up of items on their menu were awesome! Sitting and watching the kitchen crew was an awesome addition !!!!

KL
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always have great service from Danny or Lucy!
Great steaks and seafood!

LM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was amazing, food was delicious, and our server, I believe her name was Chelsea, was great! I had noted that we were celebrating our anniversary on OpenTable and our server brought over champagne and chocolates at the end of the meal. It was a nice touch. We will definitely be back!

LB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Over priced.

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my husband here for his birthday on Saturday, August 3rd. Our first impression wasn’t that great. We had a 9:00 pm reservation. We arrived at 8:53 and wasn’t seated until 9:24. But quickly that initial impression was changed. After having the seating debacle, This is by far the most superior service I’ve had at any restaurant in the Tampa Bay Area thus far. They really pay attention to detail here and make u feel great about every penny you spend with them. I ordered the lamb chops which came as a small order of two chops. My husband ordered the long boy cowboy steak. They etched his name in the bone of steak as a memento. THE CUTEST THING EVER!!!! For sides we ordered the Brussels and macaroni and cheese. Our server was Gabriela who was literally the most accommodating and pleasant server I’ve encountered. Our drinks were excellent as well. My husband had an old fashion which they make in front of you at the table! Just amazing. I would definitely come here again very soon.

B
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food and service. Loved when Burrata and tomato’s were on salad menu.

PM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Our meal was very good, but pricy as well. I think that $75.00 for a great steak is a bit too expensive. Our lobster soup was good, but came to our table barely warm. Our server was fantastic, but once we paid the bill we never saw her again, which lessened the experience. We were looking forward to being seated by the entertainment this time, but were told during our seating that there was no room. I find this not very acceptable being we did have a reservation. The area we sat in had a lot of foot traffic, and was very loud. It was hard for us to have a conversation, and to clearly hear our server. You have a great marketing, and great menu which obviously works for you, being the wait list, but for the aveage person, it's a bit out of the budget.

T
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Despite having a reservation, we waited over 30 minutes to be sat. That was just the beginning of a very disappointing experience. The tables are so close together, it is difficult to get in your chair and the conversations are easily heard. For a minimum of a $200 dinner, I would expect a more intimate and formal atmosphere. The service was exceedingly slow, once we were sat. The entire experience took almost 2 and 1/2 hours. To top off the night, the steaks were brought out way undercooked and cold. The baked potatoes tasted like they had come out of the refrigerator. We had to send back our entrees. I can’t recommend this restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband birthday

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chelsea was excellent

B
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and our waiter were excellent, will definitely be eating there again next time were at the hotel.

H
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, we tried for the first time and we like it.

A
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was amazing. For the price of the food, you should receive better service.

CR
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place with good atmosphere and great service.

D
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, Excellent!!! As always the Council Oak restaurant is the place to go best food, service. and atmosphere. Cannot wait to go again, always a pleasurable dinner and we are very picky people. See you soon Council Oak

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic tuna tartare, chopped salad, pork porterhouse, filet and brussel sprouts

C
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steaks were outrageously good. They were cooked perfectly and the sides were outstanding. To top it off the service from Nick can't get any better.

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb experience.....amazing food for every course!!’

NF
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The main negative was that the wagyu steak was extremely expensive. That last time we ate there it was $105. This time it had gone up to $182. Had we known that, we certainly would NOT have ordered that. We felt the waiter should have warned us. Also, it was my birthday and they still charged for my birthday dessert. Otherwise dinner was good.

G
Mississippi
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal, and Matthew was as good a waiter as we have ever had. Very enjoyable.

S
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

great steak salad was so so service was a little slow.

RM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

When I scheduled online I had mentioned my occasion was my wife and mine anniversary.It would have been nice if there was some small acknowledgment

JS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This visit to the Seminole Council OK steakhouse was great as usual!!! Being able to use Wild Card comps gives you a chance to get great food at an affordable price.

EK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was wonderful and steak and salad were wonderful. I got a baked potato that was just luke warm - not very hot although the bowl it was in was hot.
Everything else was great and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

GD
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is always wonderful, Chelsey our server is always great. However, it is very noisy in the dining room when there are large parties which detracts from the dining experience.

RM
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We always have great meals here! Everything is done perfectly. Never dissapointed.

e
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

food was great. We've dined at Council Oak many times.

AI
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really fantastic food and service, The best au pointe sauce I have ever had! Wine selection amazing but overpriced compared to other similar types of restaurants. Apart from that beautiful ambiance and a wonderful evening

HP
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiters were phenomenal. They paid attention to detail and made sure to tell us recommendations and pairings. Lamb chops were incredible. Bacon appetizer is delicious but big enough to be a meal. The only mention of anything wrong is that the bathroom is not in the restaurant but outside of the restaurant and up the escalator . Hardly a negative but if it's important to a guest to have a bathroom nearby, that can be a slight inconvenience. Excellent experience.

RP
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although we had a 730 reservation, we did have to wait nearly 30 minutes to be seated as the restaurant was crowded. However, once we were seated, the experience was wonderful. The food and steak was excellent and our service was attentive and friendly. As the restaurant is in the casino, it did get a little loud, but we were still able to enjoy our conversation.

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