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

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Steakhouse
A staple of Seminole Hard Rock, Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, a classic-American steakhouse fare guests know and love. Overlooking a lavish pool with opulent waterfalls, Council Oak’s new design features an open-kitchen, in-house butcher shop and dry-aging room outfitted with pink Himalayan salt walls, multi-level seating, and a glass-enclosed wine room highlighting the restaurant’s award-winning selection of more than 400 labels. The menu will offer USDA prime cuts of beef, signature raw bar and delectable seafood selections, and more. With the new open-kitchen, guests can catch all of the action as their meals are prepared by Council Oak’s chefs on the state-of-the-art J&R wood fire grills and Josper coal ovens, both of which help bring out all the subtle flavors in the meats. The perfect complement, Council Oak’s bar will offer well-known and approachable liquors, alongside an exclusive list of high-end spirits as part of the One Ounce Club.
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JessicaB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and attention. Food was so great! This was a nice treat for m husbands birthday!

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LeroyC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service; Our waiter Steven seemed to love working there and loved his job.
He was very attentive providing excellent service.

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MarkC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The appetizers (shrimp and crab cakes) were very good. The wine selection was good. The lobster bisque (2 bowls) was the worst I ever had. <\My wife finished less than 20% of hers and I didn't do much better. You would think the waiter might ask if there was a problem with the soup since we hardly ate any of it, but no. The prime steaks were tender, but that's where the good news stops. For $55 I expect a steak at least an inch think. Council Oak didn't measure up. Both my wife and I did not care for the flavor as well. It was a little "strange. It didn't seem like the steak was seared - a noticeable lack of any blood. If you go, order the seafood. It looked better.

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vipratlas
Miami
361 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding new location and service. We had the steamed lobster and lamb shops. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipMarilynW
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Council Oak is everything you would expect from a top notch steakhouse—excellent food and beverages delivered by a professional waitstaff in a stunning setting. Well done!

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vipKrisO
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my Birth Day , was a great experience, recommended for everybody

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner date at Council Oak Service was prompt and we were seated very quickly for our reservation. The staff was very attentive and friendly. We started of with the seafood tower which was amazing. I ordered the bone in New York strip 16oz and my wife ordered the Chilean Sea Bass. Our sides were lobster Mac and cheese and asparagus. The steak melted in my mouth and her sea bass was extraordinary. I personally couldn't have enough of the lobster Mac and cheese sharing very little with my wife lol. After all that food we were hesitant to have dessert but our waiter insisted we have the creme brulee and it did not disappoint. Highly recommend you make a reservation in advance as it was a very busy evening but again service was top of the line. Will return

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vipBillS
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, along with a very knowledgeable waiter. The entire experience was awesome. Thanks again!

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MaryB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The restaurant is well appointed and visually interesting. We ordered appetizers, three different cuts of steak and several sides. The steaks were very tender and quite good, it seemed as though they were seated over a wood grill and then baked. The au gratin potatoes were very good. The duck fat hash browns were just ok. I can’t recall the other sides, not memorable. What really made a lasting impression was the poor service. The wait staff was inattentive and had not very professional. Our waiter never checked in with us and every single time a course was cleared we had to ask for silverware and wait and wait. It was very loud. There are so many great restaurants in Fort Lauderdale with excellent food and service. We won’t be returning.

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vipjr3833
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food but pricey

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

food quality was very poor, the worst wagu i ever had,

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vipEricR
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Mediocre. Have had much better here. Service was forgettable and my Tomahawk steak was way to charred on outside almost burnt and very fatty, even for a ribeye. King crab was mushy and Shrimp cocktails were much smaller than expected. Shrimp should be U8-U10 for $20 these were maybe large at best and most likely overcooked. Everything had great flavor but for Council oak and the price paid the experience and food was not up to par.

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vipDsapitro
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, but we were disappointed the Bananas Foster Cheesecake is no longer on the menu and didn’t get dessert. Please bring it back!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We have dinner at council oak before, and I was very disappointed. The steaks didn’t taste the greatest. It will be a long time before we return.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Fiance and I eat here quite a bit. We frequent the restaurant about once a month, but this time stood out amongst the rest. Our server Alexander was the main reason for this. He was extremely personable and made some great recommendations due to the fact that I follow a pescatarian diet. I had the lobster thermidor and my better half had the filet, after we had shrimp cocktail and colossal crab cocktail to start. Thank you for giving us a great night Alex. You're a stand up guy and a solid server.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Service was great!!! Great view!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So far my favorite restaurant😉

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MILYS
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. We had a great Anniversary dinner. Thanks for making it soo special.

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LindaA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and good time. We will be back 👍

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here the day before Valentine’s Day and received absolutely amazing service from our waiter. He was extremely helpful he constantly checked up on us and every request we made was done immediately. Although hard to beat that the food was outstanding and was at our table within 15 minutes of ordering. We couldn’t be more satisfied and if they can replicate this service every time I can’t think of a better place to visit. Highly Recommend.

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Zoila17
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and restaurant I’ve ever been to amazing totally recommend it! 1000%

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Best steakhouse I have visited ever. Thank you for the fine experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the new Council Oak is spectacular and the setvice is still
perfect- congrats on a job well done

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great dining experience! The service was excellent!

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vipAmes
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at council oak. One of my favorite steaks that I’ve ever eaten. Had a dry aged NY strip which was cooked to perfection. Perfectly cooked with crispness on outside from wood grill and perfectly medium and tender in middle. Sauces on side like Chimichurri sent it ever more over the top - not that it needed it at all though! Great live jazz band entertainment. Will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The chef did not know how to cook a porterhouse steak properly after two tries. Very disappointed.

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vipPJMAY
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Council Oak several times and it NEVER disappoints us. The food is excellent, atmosphere warm and service is impeccable. It is always a very special treat for us. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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AlyssaS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Food, service, ambiance, everything, thank you!

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video27
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt the portions have been reduced. The food was still top shelf.

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vipArthurD
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal reasonably priced in a beautiful atmosphere.

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vipRomantic
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening with excellent service!! Expensive night out , but the great service and food justifies. Definitely recommend.

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viprwplanut
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday Brunch is absolutely fabulous! From the hostess to the service to the ambiance, you cannot beat the brunch experience! Thank you

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vipPale
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food quality is subpar. This is my Second time and it will probably be my last. The food is just OK. Definitely not worth the price or all of the hype. Although the surroundings are quite nice, the food does not live up to the expectation. We had one steak that was supposed to be medium, which came out cold and bloody. They took it back, and returned it charred and black. The other steaks at the table were very tough, difficult to cut with even a steak knive. Not a good steak house.

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vipBenLap
Miami
106 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a friend’s birthday dinner and everything was wonderful

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VanL
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience, they were moderately busy and the server was fantastic

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vipJensenC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The service was good up until the very end of the experience. I decided to have appetizer and drinks, once the meal came out I took a couple bites of my $69 steak. Ask for it to be placed into a to good container along with several of the sides. Of course, when I get home the sides are there but my $69 steak is not. Very disappointed that I only took two bites and will not be able to partake again.

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vipCindyB
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was good-we have been there before – however our server never asked us if we wanted drinks – and then after a while he came over and he said- oh you don’t want drinks do you ?He wasn’t the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place with great service. There’s no changing table for babies in the bathroom. But over all great place.

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vipTonyaL
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and the service was wonderful. We had the filet mignon, king crab, cream corn, lobster mac and cheese, chocolate cake and fresh pressed coffee. Phenomenal

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Justmythoughts
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was a very nice restaurant. My lamb chops wasn't seasoned good but everyone else food at the table was very good.

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