Council Oak Steaks & Seafood at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Florida

4.6
1656 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood is South Florida’s premier destination for fun, entertainment and dining. The resort’s award-winning restaurant, Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, delivers a unique fine-dining experience for U.S.D.A. Prime dry-aged beef, fresh seafood and an award-winning wine list served in an inviting, upscale atmosphere. Council Oak has been recognized by Zagat in The 10 Hottest Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale and has earned Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence consecutively since 2009. In addition to nightly dinner service, Council Oak offers an amazing Sunday Brunch experience.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Sunday Brunch- 10:00 am- 2:00pm
$79 per person, includes unlimited consumption of select alcoholic beverages

Corkage & Cake Cutting Fees:
-$35 per 750ml bottle, 2 bottles max per party (magnum treated as two 750ml bottles).
- The bottles should not be on our wine list. If it’s the same wine but a different vintage, it’s acceptable with the fee.
-Outside cakes are acceptable with a $5 cake cutting fee per person.

Resort Casual Dress Code:
-No shoes meant for swimming or beach (flip flops, sandals and such)
-No hats for men
-No sleeveless shirts
-No swimwear or gym attire

*Please be advised that Council Oak has relocated past the spa and next to the new Event Center.
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Phone number
(954) 327-7501
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Executive chef
Pedro Lopez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
US 441/State Road 7
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Parking details
Property-wide complimentary self parking.
Seminole Way garage is closest to Council Oak.

Valet parking charge $20 (validation not available as of 1/1/2015)
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Entertainment
Lounge Entertainment 7 nights a week
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1656 People Are Saying
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JS
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was great but wasn’t a fan of the bisque and the dean spinach was horrible.. it was very fishy? Everything else was deliscious!

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BP
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I go to this location several times a year for Sunday Brunch. The food is terrific. We always try to get Timothy as our server when we go. He is very pleasant and attentive to all our needs while we are there. I have recommended this brunch to many friends and have invited family and friends on special occasions.

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R
Miami
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great as always. The service was trop notch. They are in a temporary location so there wer a lot od curtains.

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PG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I was prepared to pay for a quality experience, knowing the menu would be pricey but expecting the fare to be worth it. I ordered the $60 raw bar for 2. The 6 oysters were the worst I have ever had—small, tiny really, and filled with bits of cracked shell to boot. The 6 large shrimp were tough and chewey. The chilled cut-up lobster parts were just okay, and the one chilled Alaskan crab leg average as well. They serve it with a dish of cocktail sauce and a dish of melted butter. Being that the entire thing is cold and served on ice, the melted butter seemed an odd choice. $60 for a quality raw bar is justified. $60 for this fare was a rip-off.
The cocktails were expensive as well and nothing special. My friend did enjoy her onion soup.
That’s it: 2 drinks, one for each of us, the raw bar, and a bowl of soup. $120 with the tip. Next time I’ll use it at a black jack table, and win or lose, still feel I got more for the money.

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SB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bone in Veal parm was amazing I highly recommend & the lobster mac n cheese was a nice side dish my friend had. Drinks were a bit on the stiff side fyi, I didnt mind but this is just a pre warning.

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OM
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food better than ever!! Our waiter Michael was exceptional!!!! We had a marvelous dinner.

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OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Tried to charge to my room,took 25 minutes.Manager said computer problem.Had to wait,Fine dining in a ball room? Wife sent fish back.

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EV
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Updated Italian menu is not what was expected. Calamari was bland, escargot was below par, potatoes au gratin were uncooked. The only good things were the cocktails and the meat,

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EC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We where there to celebrate our 24th anniversary..
Chad our waiter was so professional and such an awesome guy .. he made recommendations that where right on point ..
The stakes are like butter..
Chad made our experience unforgettable..
Great job👍🏻

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HR
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The crust on the outside of the steak was the best thing I ever had. The lobster Mac n cheese was everything I could've asked for. Great place with great food.

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p
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was the best l have had at a brunch. The preparation of the food quality of food was Top Notch.

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LA
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

I ordered my filet medium and it came well done.
My fiance ordered a bone in which tasted very weird. It had a horrible after taste.
The mushroom side was awful.
We left without even ordering dessert and it was my fiance's birthday... Had to go get ice cream instead.
Location of restaurant was moved and they had it set up in a ballroom next to the poker room. It did not look like a place you should be spending $40 on an 8oz filet.

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RT
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Near excellent food, but not the experience we were expecting. Council Oak is one of our favorite restaurants. They have temporarily moved, and the new setting makes it more of a large cafeteria adorned with giant curtains versus the elegant restaurant it used to be. Again, no complaints about the food or service, but missing the old setting. Hoping the new setting, in about a year from now, will equal if not surpass the old.

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AA
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious seafood restaurant to eat at .nice atmosphere expensive but I had to try it for the first time

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D
Miami
56 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food always outstanding as is our waiter, Edguardo.

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e
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Everyone ordered steaks.. all super salty.
Great service though.

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OS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food service and ambiance recommendable this place has incredible food

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IO
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great dining experience!! Worth the trip and the cost is reasonable. Can’t wait to go back and enjoy another ribeye !!

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Y
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The place/food is tired. Need new places to eat @ Hardrock. Looking forward to the place being re-vamped.

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GM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Surf & Turf i have had in a long time. Everything was perfect, just wish i had room or dessert. Thank you

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LS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was impeccable. Certainly would do it again, but only for special occasion, quite pricey.

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LR
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Council Oak Restaurant is elegant with professional service. The food is perfectly prepared and presented. Waiter Keith was a terrific waiter!

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CK
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food, as always, was so delicious. Our server was solicitous but not overly so. We will definitely dine here again

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P
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful meal at Council Oaks. Great food, well prepared. Linley is an exceptional waiter.

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LF
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though they are in a temporary location the food and service the same amazing quality as original location!!

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MW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Going through renovations. They did their best with the space but definitely could use better ambiance. Truffle butter with the bread was fantastic and a great touch. Steaks were perfect. Dessert was terrible! Bring back the chocolate soufflé.

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j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The filet mignon and lobster were fabulous. The potatoes au gratin were soupy. Service was excellent. They are in a temporary location in one of the ballrooms while the new hotel is being built so there is no atmosphere what so ever. It is a larger room with ceiling to floor curtains.

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P
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

Currently located in a Ballroom that was converted. Until construction is done in 2019 for the expansion this will be the new home for OAK. Not my style for the $$ that we paid. Servers are top flight as well as wine selection and food. But Ambiance is hard to overcome. Will try again after the new relocation.

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V
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Alexander was outstanding, the food was great and all had a wonderful time

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DL
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever my husband and I stay at Hard Rock in Hollywood we eat at Council Oak. They have the best steaks in town and the portions are huge. Sides have always been delicious also.

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at restaurant. The food was delicious though pricey.
The service was wonderful. Would recommend this place to anyone especially for a special occasion.

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MA
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

We really like to go to this place.. Kinda pricy (especially for the Waygu New York Strip - everyone should try it once, but I keep coming back for more) but theres other steaks as well.. Keith always does us well for service!! They took away the banana fosters cheesecake dessert BOOO!! and not a fan of the new location which is a converted meeting space.. Food and service though is the same as the old location (great) and Im sure when they open the new location next year will be good again!!

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F
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even in their temporary quarters Council Oak still shines. While Hard Rock is remodeling the restaurant made the best of it by hanging dark blue drapes over all the walls. This gives it a romantic, dark feel. The service and food is as good as always. I had the filet with a chopped salad and garlic mashed potatoes. We appreciated that the server told us that the sides were very generous and shared the potatoes. As delicious as they were the two of us were only able to eat half the portion. The King Crab was the special and it was plentiful and tasty. The service was wonderful.

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OT
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the escargot appetizer, which was delicious, and it was large enough to share. Our main course of filet and potatoes augratin, we’re done to perfection. Service was excellent and the ambiance was very good. Quiet enough to carry on a conversation. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I felt the drinks were Not as great as in the past.

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BM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service. Was a little pricey but still enjoyable

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

This was by far the worst steak I ever had. I had the porterhouse, I took one bite and gave the rest to my dog. I will never come back again, was a complete waste of money. I still have some left over for my dog to each if you want a picture.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a great time. However, due to the renovations, and the restaurant being relocated, it was not the same as other visits. Gustavo was great!!

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A
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although they are in a temporary location, they haven’t missed a beat! Food, ambience and service are still too notch!

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KB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Not a great experience. It started, with the realization, that this restaurant has been relocated from its beautiful location off the casino floor, too a meeting room, that has been remodeled for the purpose of being a restaurant. This really doesn't work. You know you're just sitting in a glorified meeting room, and not a restaurant. When we where he ended our menus, my girlfriend opened hers up, and a bug was crawling across tit. Not a great overall experience.

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