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 a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place. Best steak I’ve ever had. Kobe A5

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I
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and I'm glad I went for my birthday.

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EF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another awesome meal at Council Oak steakhouse. Have been many times and always enjoy my experience. Try the butter cake for dessert, you will not regret it.

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DG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great a little pricey but food is awesome

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BM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

My husband and I were quite pleased with the food. The chefs did an amazing job preparing our dinner and my Wagu beef was amazing!
Our waiter was very nice but there were large gaps of time between his visit to our table. I did enjoy the atmosphere and would come back to dine again.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a birthday dinner. If you don’t sit in the booths it is too loud

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AU
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere and my meal was exceptional. The lamb chops were so good. The steak was cooked to perfection.

We were seated exactly on time for our reservation and we were greeted with a smile and the service was great.

I have never tasted butter that came with bread that was so tasty!

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DS
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Japanese A4 Wagyu filet which was possibly the best steak I’ve ever had. The service was impeccable as well.

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TH
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great as always. Service could have been better, empty drinks most of dinner, but that is the only complaint.

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D
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed our dinner at the Council Oak, he ordered the New York Sirloin Strip steak which was cooked to his perfection, and I had the filet mignon both cuts of meat were so tender, we also ordered the French onion soup and loaded baked potato, everything was so delicious , along with the excellent service and atmosphere, we already booked our reservations for next week.

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LI
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is fabulous. The meat is the most tender I’ve ever had. That night I had the special prime rib. Super big cut cooked to perfection. Everyone in my party enjoyed the food immensely. The waiter was outstanding very attentive and very friendly. My friend had the onion soup and boy did that look good. I must try it next time. It was topped with so much cheese. Highly recommend Council Oak For a relaxing enjoyable meal.

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S
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the Lobster and calamari appetizer, this was good, but not great, felt like it was slightly overcooked but had a great flavor. They charged $25 for the first Moscow Mule so we could take our tin cup home, not sure how I felt about that, good drink though. NY Strip was phenomenal! Delicious buttery cut of meat, spinach side, and potatoes augratin were great. Service was outstanding, though I felt like the wait to be seated was long for a reservation. At the end, our waitress was not as responsive as she started, couldn't find her and didn't know where are desert was. This is definitely a great spot for special occasions, wait staff takes care of your every wish, and goes above and beyond.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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DB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was outstanding,portions were beyond belief, table staff was very friendly and extremely professional.....
Hostesses were confused, unprofessional and unprepared for more than a few customer's.
I am definitely returning, but will be prepared for the horible hostesses

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FG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food got cold easy but it was still good and the man I don’t know his name but he forgot my english muffin other than that it was good

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HE
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the brunch on Mothers day. Good selection on the brunch menu. Food was quite good and the service was very good. Will definitely be returning in the future.

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RB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and even better service. Great experience to have and would highly recommend it.

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W
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will have to say Council Oak is the best fine dining experience in the Tampa area A+++ we have been coming here since 2012 and it always seems to be better every time. Service is impeccable and food done to perfection

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IA
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Well ....this used to be one of our favorite restaurants. It has definitely gone a little downhill sad to say. the drinks were good when we finally got them but my scallops were cold , my husband steak was cold and they forgot his lobster tail. We never minded paying the prices before but last night was not worth it!

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 2

All I could smell the entire dinner was cigarettes. It really changed the dining experience

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F
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food out of this world! Service incredible. A must for those who enjoy dining!

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OT
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

An amazing experience. Food was incredible. We don’t drink and from time to time we have a server that treats us just ok because the check will be less. We have dined here before and the server still provided great service. Unfortunately not tonight. But food is always perfection!

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JD
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

No pets allowed
The lady with the dog in a stroller should not be allowed
This was not a working service dog

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DH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried the ribeye cap steak for first time. It was fantastic. Great price, great cut, great flavor. I believe it is the most flavorful steak cut I have had over the years at Council Oak. Loved it. Service was excellent. Will be back many times in the future.

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CG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great food, Great Service. Highly recommended.

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D
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Council Oak for our 5 year anniversary. We have lived in Tampa for 6 years but had somehow never heard of the restaurant. The ambience was beautiful. The service was perfect. The food was out of this world delicious. I cannot say enough good things about this place. This is definitely a place we will now visit more often!

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

Great foods great great service can’t wait to go back 😋

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DE
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The Brussels sprouts were not cooked correctly...under cooked.

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DI
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely dinner at council oak. The food was delicious. Wonderful atmosphere and excellent service. Would definitely dine here again.

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PS
Tampa
41 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm, cozy and yummy...with incredible service! We will absolutely be back in the near future!

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PR
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service. Best steak I've had in a while. A bit pricey.

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KD
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambiance! Blissful dining experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Would definitely come back for the live music and drinks again. Will eat somewhere else before doing so. Steak was fatty and not a lot of flavor. For a 100 dollar steak I was highly disappointed.

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T
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food , we didn’t feel rushed. The room is lovely! We would come back again.

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LK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress Chelsey did a great job!!










great job!!

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was for my husband’s birthday. He loved his Wagyu steak, he thought it was a great treat. Though I used my ‘comp dollars’ for this dinner, I still find your meals very expensive. We enjoyed ourselves and plan on coming back in not too distant future (hopefully).

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BM
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the third time we’ve dined here and it gets better every time .... although pricey it is worth the money, our dinners were outstanding and our server, Arnie, took excellent care of us!

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MD
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food excellent
prepared the way we ordered
drinks were overpriced but good
service was excellent

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PO
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Extremely overpriced menu. Probably the worst bone-in filet I've ever had anywhere. Actually had to trim
fat off the cut of meat. Oysters Rockefeller was so small I thought they were cherrystone clams. Lobster bisque was luke warm at best. Overall disappointing dinner for 4 at a cost of $500 plus.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic!

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