Council Oak Steaks & Seafood – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
We always enjoy eating at Councils. Theirs nothing not to like.
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.
Everything was amazing. Service was great. We will be back many more times.
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.
It was smoky in the restaurant
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.
The wait staff is very attentive. The food is well prepared. Very satisfied.
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.
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.
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 !!!!
We always have great service from Danny or Lucy!
Great steaks and seafood!
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!
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.
Always great food and service. Loved when Burrata and tomato’s were on salad menu.
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.
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.
My husband birthday
Chelsea was excellent
The food and our waiter were excellent, will definitely be eating there again next time were at the hotel.
Very good food, we tried for the first time and we like it.
The food was amazing. For the price of the food, you should receive better service.
Nice place with good atmosphere and great service.
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
Fantastic tuna tartare, chopped salad, pork porterhouse, filet and brussel sprouts
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.
Superb experience.....amazing food for every course!!’
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.
Fantastic meal, and Matthew was as good a waiter as we have ever had. Very enjoyable.
great steak salad was so so service was a little slow.
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
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.
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.
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.
We always have great meals here! Everything is done perfectly. Never dissapointed.
food was great. We've dined at Council Oak many times.
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
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.
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.