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

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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.
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Miami
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Council oak never disappoints! The food is always delicious! If it was not as expensive as it is I would be there a few times a month for sure! Best place for steak in Broward County!

D
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

This wasn't our first visit and we always and still enjoy this brunch. Service was still as impeccable and attentive as ever! The classics were as good as they always were however, our experience was less enjoyable than it was before for the following major reasons:
1. It was confusing and frustrating to find the restaurant! We were directed to the new temporary home of the restaurant in the conference room section only to find out it was closed and now no longer a "Council Oak" but a "Kuro" restaurant
2. Quality and variety of the food: Some options from the past were removed from the menu (e.g. crab eggs Benedict) and replaced with a less flavorful option. Some others were simply not good (brisket was plain and dry)
3. Experience: where the previous venue offered an intimate yet fairly upscale experience, this new venue doesn't offer either and feels crowded and cramped
4. Price: I am okay paying extra for a premium experience however, it feels as though the price was raised while the quality, venue and experience deteriorated

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice. Will be back.

CG
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating an anniversary

OT
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it love it love it !!! Never a disappointment their brunch has to be the best brunch I’ve had so far . Service excellent food great variety excellent . Alcohol selections great !!! See you again soon

GP
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Oh it was fabulous. Our waitress was so pleasant and the entertainer was great. They had a pianist and a band. The dry aged ribeye was my favorite! Prob one of the best steaks. I can’t wait for it to move to the real location at the hardrock.

S
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Simply put............ you can't go wrong here. It's just that until the new restaurant is opened, the temporary location has NO CHARACTER, drab and almost miserable.
HOWEVER THE FOOD AND SERVICE more than make up for the temporary place.

H
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Until the new Hard Rock Hotel Hollywood tower opens up this October, the Council Oak restaurant is temporarily located in a converted ballroom/meeting room in the original hotel's convention center. There are no windows, and the location is no where near the casino. The food is still of a very good quality and is well prepared by expert chefs, but the ambiance is not what you would normally expect from a restaurant with this type of menu and prices. Hopefully they will be moving soon, and the experience will improve for diners who have a desire to combine ambiance with their expertly prepared meal.

JG
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We love Council Oak. Our server, Alex, was incredible. He is definitely an asset to your restaurant. We are always in the casino so I am sure we will be back very soon. Thank you for a great job.

PA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It still is in the temporary location but still nice.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb Entertainment

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Miami
26 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints and the service forms Pascal was amazing!

g
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a meal I will never forget! Everything was amazing! I don’t live in Florida but I will be back! We were celebrating our anniversary and they brought us a special dessert too!!

SM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Have been to this restaurant several times. It never disappoints! Food & service is always outstanding! Highly recommended!

FI
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Not until they move to their final location. The current setup feels put together and unrefined

MF
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yum. Perfect!

OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great steak, Complementary birthday dessert, very happy

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is impeccable. It is a tad expensive, but worth it

C
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Steak Excellent. Onion rings fair to partly cloudy, Too much breading. Oysters fishy and lobster Mac and cheese fishy. Keep to steak avoid seafood.

OT
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Dining in a banquet/meeting room is not how I want to spend a very large amount on dinner. I read reviews and was concerned. I called before arriving and was told it was now in its permanent location. That was a downright lie. Set my mood off bad from the beginning. Food was good and service was good but the ambiance was horrible. I don't appreciate being lied to.

AS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Although the location was under construction we had a fantastic time. The service was great and the cocktails, wine, and filet were worth every penny. The oysters were not great, but I guess that’s my fault for ordering out of season. Overall very pleased and I’d definitely come back once the location is set.

M
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was very tasty. The dessert was a surprise on the house, a happy Anniversary raspberry chocolate torte. The service was excellent above par. The location was in transit to a better place. Since they are remodeling the Seminole Hard Rock the location is not at the same level of the prices. I will go back next year for my Anniversary.

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Construction at the casino is an issue. Didn’t know we were going to be in a make shift ding area,

a
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful oysters and steaks. the service is outstanding.

J
Miami
81 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service impeccable.

c
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Until they move the restaurant to a permanent location, avoid Council Oaks. Right now, it is just a bunch of tables crammed into a horrible ballroom. It is a mess, poor coordination which results in poor service. Food was pretty good.

DH
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The restaurant was setup in a temporary space while the new casino building is under construction which is why the ambiance was slightly thrown off. I still anticipated receiving "fine dining" service, which we certainly did not. There was nothing wrong with the service , we had everything we needed, when we needed it but it definitely was not what we have become accustomed to from a fine dining establishment. The guys had the Prime Rib Special and it was perfectly cooked and seasoned. I had the filet, also cooked perfectly to temperature. The Oysters Rockefeller were delicious, the carpaccio and crabcake left something to be desired so did the lobster mac and cheese which was nearly flavorless (although there were lovely lumps of lobster in the mix).

JJ
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

BL
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE enjoyed all that Council Oaks promised. It is a delightful place to dines. The service was excellent.
We plan to go back.

ML
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Relocated restaurant to one of the ballrooms. No ambiance at all. My steak was way over cooked. However that didn’t stop them from charging a ridiculous price for the dinner. Way way over priced for what you get..

D
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They now have an excellent Japanese wagyu ribeye that's out of this world!

M
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with impeccable service.
Our server Stephen was the best and very attentive to our needs and wants.

OR
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. But the service was phenomenal

C
Miami
49 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

This was our first visit and we will be back. We had never been to the restaurant, but the reviews were good. We got there late as we were going to the show Friday, night at 8PM. The waiter made sure to pick up the pace so that we could have dinner and make the show in time. Our appetizer was the Shrimp Cocktail and it was presented in a very modern way looked and tasted very good. We ordered the bone in Filet Mignon, with creamed spinach & baked potato (everything is a la cart). The cocktails ordered to go with dinner were perfect. All in all, food was delicious and service excellent. The restaurant reservations are recommended.

DD
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

I took my husband here for his birthday dinner. Neither of us had ever been and do t think we plan on returning. I’ve always heard great things about the restaurant, but I would much rather spend our money somewhere else. Dinner was ok, the lobster tasted terrible. I was never offered something instead just asked if I was finished and I took one spoonful and was turned off. I respond with I didn’t care for the soup. The service wasn’t bad, but the food was nothing to write home about. The ambiance was horrible! I get they are under renovations, but you feel like your sitting in a hotel ballroom. The lighting is a joke. There is none. I would much rather spend our time and money at another steak house.

MD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was superb, the server knew everything about the menu and the restaurant was quiet and calming. Everything was 4-5 stars until we got to the food. We were at the Okeechobee steak house two weeks ago and the steaks did not compare. We ordered the prime rib and the 8 oz fillet. The steaks were just ok compared to mouth watering at Okeechobee. I don't know if it was an off day, but this is how we felt.

b
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Experience was fantastic! Food was GREAT! and, service was second to NONE.

PG
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great variety of appetizers and entrees. I got the charred octopus and it exceeded expectations. Filet mignon was average. I will have it butterflied next time.

YY
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just love the food, the service, the ambient ❤️

s
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with friends. Service was top class, the seafood tower and wagyu meat out of this world!

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