We were extremely happy with everything as we celebrated our 52nd anniversary with my brother-in-law and his wife. The waiter was helpful and knowledgeable. Couldn't have been nicer. The food exceeded our expectations. A lovely evening.
THE WORST MEAL I HAVE HAD AT A TAMPA RESTAURANT- I was really unimpressed by this place, I thought it was going to be 5 stars all around. The food was extremely salty, first came the appetizers, I had the lobster bisque... it was extremely salty but I powered through it and finished it. My date had the Bone in rib eye with a side of french fries and I had the grouper with a baked potato...... my date and I could not eat our meals after two bites.
Very good service and food was excellent !
Service exceptional. Cuts of meat outstanding. Seasoned fries overcooked. A bit loud for my taste.
I have always had a great experience and great food at Council Oak since I first tried it many years ago but tonight was hands-down the worst experience I’ve ever had at a restaurant as nice as Council Oak is supposed to be. It started when my wife and I were told they removed our favorite appetizer from the menu, the charcuterie board, and we settled for something else and ended an hour later when we still had not received the main entree, which was one (1) filet mignon steak and truffle fries. The waiter completely blew it, realized he had forgot to put in the order and tried to cover by offering us a free drink. About 10 minutes after that promise (and no drinks...which had been empty for a while) we had decided it was no longer worth the wait and decided to leave. Once I could finally track the waiter down again, it was another 10 minutes before I could get the check for the drinks and appetizers we received in the hour before.
I should mention there were numerous empty tables and plenty of staff, just no desire by the waiter or management to do anything as little as check on a couple waiting that long for a simple steak. I’m probably not going back for a long while, which is a shame because I really like that place but to pull this on Valentine’s Day on a date night is just unforgivable. They may need to see some losses before anything changes.
Awesome filet, great ap of calamari
King crab was also excellent
Outstanding food and service. A bit pricey but worth it.
Smell of smoke took away from dining experience, friendly service over priced wine menu.
The smell of smoke from the casino is inside the restaurant. That ruined my steak!! The smell of smoke stayed in our clothes all night. My son was coughing all night too!
The food is always delicious and is only out-shined by the friendly and attentive wait staff. Highly recommend this restaurant!!