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

4.5
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1983 Reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse

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About

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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm
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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
Chef James Stout
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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. Lucky Street 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/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1983 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ER
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.

D
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!!!

OT
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.

OT
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.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Service was great!!! Great view!

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So far my favorite restaurant😉

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MI
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.

LA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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.

Z
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great dining experience! The service was excellent!

A
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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

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

PJ
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.

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

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

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

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

AD
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal reasonably priced in a beautiful atmosphere.

r
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

P
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.

BL
Miami
102 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

VL
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JC
Miami
1 review
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.

CB
Miami
7 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.

OT
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.

TL
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

J
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.

OT
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service and food was excellent. Our only complaint was the noise level. We could hardly hold a conversation together.

LL
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was great! The ambiance was great! However, a loud group was seated near our table and drowned out me and my fiancé conversation. Besides that, we will be back!

OT
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

3 times since it opened and I must say it’s really bad. How can you open such an amazing complex / hotel casino and the food at the main restaurant be bad. No ok bad. Oh well won’t be dinning here again. Back to kuro.

i
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Been there dozens of times. Slightly dissapointed this time Meat came overcooked Potato was cold Beautiful renovation great service as always

D
Miami
57 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Although Council Oak has excellent entertainment and quality food it was very salty.Her several times and have not come across this before. The band was fabulous and service on point.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

KK
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I like the new Council Oak . The atmosphere is very inviting and seating is not tight. I have probably eaten here 50 plus times and the food was better than it ever has been. The lamb chops were absolutely delicious and the NY strip was so tender you could probably cut it with a butter knife. Escargot and Potatoes au Gratin were also spot on. I had a couple different cocktails and they were made perfectly. We went on a Friday night and had a late reservation (10:15) and the service was good but not great. I like very attentive service and I felt like our sever was maybe tired from a long night or simply wasn't the best server for a restaurant like this. All in all it was great and we will be back.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Come there very often before it was remodeled. Are food was not very good!!

C
Miami
80 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not a fan of wood grilled meat, so steaks were so-so. Servers very professional but service was very slow even though restaurant was not crowded. Maybe under staffed? We like NYY AT Coconut Creek much more!

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Great

P
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful Time. The service was excellent and the menu for New Year’s Eve was just right as was the festive atmosphere with the live band by the bar

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was not good
Service was rushed
Bad experience on NYE

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