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

1120 reviews
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$50 and over
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  • Special Occasion (41)
  • Good for Anniversaries (35)
  • Good for a Date (27)
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday:
5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday & Saturday:
5 p.m. to Midnight
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Phone number
(813) 627-7625
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
Hillsborough Ave and Orient Rd
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Parking details
Self-parking is free at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa in any of the parking garages and surface parking lot. Valet parking is also available for a fee.
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The Council Oak Lounge offers live entertainment seven days a week and has a full bar and relaxing atmosphere.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 1120 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

2.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Very good service and food was excellent !

NelsonR (Caribbean)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Service exceptional. Cuts of meat outstanding. Seasoned fries overcooked. A bit loud for my taste.

vipMike (Hawaii)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

BertC (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Awesome filet, great ap of calamari
King crab was also excellent

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Outstanding food and service. A bit pricey but worth it.

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Smell of smoke took away from dining experience, friendly service over priced wine menu.

vipOpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
1.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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!

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

The food is always delicious and is only out-shined by the friendly and attentive wait staff. Highly recommend this restaurant!!