Overall the dinner was average. Service was really slow, about an hour to receive our food. The Halibut was overcooked and over priced ($60). My wife steak and broccoli arrived cold. Probably my last visit!!!
Took my parents out to Dinner and the place was amazing.
Good wine list and great service. Had a table close to the kitchen and my parents were very impress with the intensity and coordination of the cooks.
The meat was the beast I've had and my parents seafood was on point and tasty.
The servers were a little unfriendly and one was rude, said my boyfriend had a dad bod. Also corrected me on who looks like a vegan. Even though he bought a bottle of Caymus for $165 I returned my steak because I didn’t like the way it tasted and they acted like we were trying to rip the restaurant off.
We got a lot of dirty luxe even from the manager regarding returning this steak Which tasted extremely fatty like it had oil’s are butter on it.
The entire meal was OK for these price point we expect to Love it, overall the experience was mediocre.
It was an amazing anniversary dinner . The food and the staff just amazing . Our anniversary dinner was just simply amazing
Awesome service from Karen. She has waited on us before and she is wonderful. Her timing is great and it’s as if she can read your mind. She made our visit extra special. Please thank her for us. Thank you KAREN!
The service was impeccable. The food delicious. Made our 35th wedding anniversary special indeed. Thank you for wonderful memory.
A great place for steaks and everything else. We love the place--terrific food, excellent wine list, wonderful atmosphere. It's our "go-to" restaurant in Tampa Bay.
Always a fantastic experience. Food outstanding and staff attentive and friendly.
The food was tasty but a bit pricey as everything is a la carte. Our service was entirely mediocre.
Great food and service. Other than it being loud due to a couple large parties (local celebrities) it would have been perfect.
Have dined here many times. The food and service are by far are one of the best in Tampa. Look forward every time we make reservations. Highly recommend.
Excellent food and service. Great atmosphere and a good selection. We will return.
It is an up scale restaurant. The food is very good but along with it goes a high price tag. I think for most people it is a great place to celebrate a special occasion.
I would highly recommend to dine there.
Great food and service. Best lobster bisque I have ever had. Try the ribeye cap steak- great flavor
Great food! Server was very good but talked too fast. Quite expensive...
I thought the food was excellent and portions were perfect. Great for sharing with the appetizer and sides. Our server recommended we share as the portions would be large and he wasn't kidding. We got the pork belly appetizer and it was incredible and huge! His wine recommendation was perfect. We were sat near the kitchen which is enclosed by glass so we could watch the magic happen and that was cool to see. My only complaint would be that the service was a slow. We didn't mind as we were not in any hurry but it might be a problem if you are doing a business meeting or on a time schedule of some sort. I would definitely go back however, we really enjoyed it all.
Probably the best experience for fine steak dining in Tampa - I'm a fan of Berns which has been the staple for this in Tampa but quite overrated if you ask me but I would say that place is better for a more intimate setting. Service here is impeccable and they A5 Wagyu on the menu which is rare find in Tampa when you consider the top steakhouses.
Best lobster mac and cheese ever... big chunks of meat. Tasty NY strip and great veggies. Could smell cigarette smoke from pokies, however.
23rd Wedding Anniversary
We have enjoyed all our food experience at Council Oak! The steaks are by far the best we have had in this area! The seafood is always fresh and on point!
Never disappointed at Council Oaks, although a bit pricey the steaks and seafoods are of excellent quality and taste. Service is always excellent, and the meal progress is well timed ( you are never rushed).
cool outstanding i ordered med plus it was perfect wife had 2.5 lobster it was perfect had 2 makers mark old fashions first time not watered down and could taste but on we try and come at least once in two months this was the best i think
Smokers from casinos ruined the ambiance. Air mixes w that of casinos and is VERY off-putting.
Great service and food. Best steak in Tampa.
THE FOOD AND SERVICE WERE EXCELLENT BUT THE RESTAURANT WAS VERY LOUD AND DIFFICULT TO HAVE A QUIET CONVERSATION. WE WERE CELEBRATING A MILESTONE ANNIVERSARY AND MOST OF THE FOLKS DINING JUST ROLLED IN FROM THE CASINO. i WAS SURPRISED AT THE DRESS OF SOME OF THE PATRONS AND SAW AT LEAST 3 OR 4 GENTLEMAN WEARING A HAT ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE MEAL. i WOULD GO AGAIN WITH A GROUP BUT FOR THE COST WOULD NOT RETURN FOR A SPECIAL MEAL OR DATE NIGHT.
We have eaten here several times and it has to be our favorite restaurant. The steaks are fabulous and the serving size is large enough to share. My favorite is the filet. They have live music, great wines and cocktails and a variety of seating.
Service (Chelsey) was outstanding, the food was very good and a great value for the money.
The downside and the reason we wouldn’t return is
The cigarette smoke that permeated the restaurant and ruined the meal.
Great great restaurant.
Good overall. Tasty meal. Steak significantly undercooked . Sides and service great with Camerin.
B day dinner food was great as always
Great food and service. Council Oak never disappoints.
Was just a great dining experience...we always look forward to coming here!
Thank you for making it such a special night!
The staff here made the occasion very enjoyable and the food just pushed it over the edge!
Try the mushrooms with your steak!
Mushroom and cippolini was excellent. Hash with duck fat was very good.
Our steaks we're cooked well and had nice flavor.
This is our go-to place for steak. We don't eat meat often, but when we do, we make the hour drive to Council Oaks. We used to visit more often, but unfortunately life hasn't allowed more frequent visits. We were celebrating our 18 year wedding anniversary on Saturday, so naturally, Council Oaks was our first choice for dinner. After making the reservation, I called CC and requested we have a nice cozy booth as we are celebrating our anniversary. Also, upon check-in, I reminded the host that we would like a booth. After waiting a while, we were seated at a table top for two - which was the widest table for two we've ever seen! If there is an opposite of a cozy table, this would be it. We were so far apart we had to lean in just to hear each other talk! It was not cozy at all. The upsetting thing was there was a nice booth just below us (we were on the mid level overlooking kitchen) that was empty upon us being seated. Shortly there-after, another couple, dressed in shorts and t-shirts, were seated in the booth. We were nicely dressed - not that matters, but cocktail dress, pants and sport coat should have spoke volumes. So while the food and server was great, our anniversary dinner was less than nice. I know, third world problems - but being that we hadn't been in over a year and Council Oaks means a lot to us, we were hoping for a much better experience, as we had always experienced in the past. Will think twice about going next time. Just disappointed.
The wagyu was amazing! Our server was the best!
We had a lovely evening at Council Oak. The steaks were top notch and the sides were delicious, especially the lobster Mac and cheese - it was sinful!! Really modern and sleek atmosphere with plenty of staff to take care of your every need. We loved it and will definitely be back.
Not impressed, the food was decent, but for the price I expected better. A 25.00 Old Fashioned was way overpriced, and they were lacking in beverage knowledge. Won’t be going back, I know a lot better places to drop 600.00 for dinner for four.
Great wait service, honestly wish the smoke from casino did not carry into restaurant. This visit the steak was just okay, had always been delicious. Will be back.
Another Amazing Time. We had 5 in our party. Two guests From Maine ...first time! Everyone couldn’t say enough great things...from the escargot and octopus to the pear martinis! Don’t forget the butter cake with sea salt ice cream.
A huge thanks to Marija who’s service was on point the entire time. We just love her.