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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Join us on Valentine's Day, Featuring specials from our Executive Chef James Stout that include: Seafood Etoufee, Seared Scallops U-10 Scallops, Wagyu A5 Spinalis, Turbot with Chantrelle Mushroom

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 1961 People Are Saying
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P
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

VL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JC
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
8 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
8 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
78 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
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Great

P
Miami
31 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

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years dinner

MR
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best steaks , oysters And octopus I’ve eaten . Food is excellent

P
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New Years eve

N
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a great dinner

VI
Orlando
67 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

New council oak after renovation is not par with similar restaurants. Oysters Rockefellar was tiny and grossly over cooked. Prices for cocktails silly high for value. Paid $20.00 for a martini (seriously?!) Music from bar was way too loud. Service good. Salads were good. Very clean. I miss the elegant, intimate, old Council Oak. Signage in casino was poor and long lines at restrooms. Renovation not thought out well nor accommodating. This restaurant no longer works for me.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! Beautiful view, and delicious food!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Took a gamble on this place, and lost. Our server Philip was ridiculously absent and detached. Back waiters were wonderful, though. But, even they couldn’t save the overcooked octopus and the luke-warm steaks and sides. Heard good things about this place. Food was so sub par, though, I now know when they say “aged beef” they mean the time it spent in the kitchen getting cold before they slopped it onto our plates.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Server delivered appetizer and entree at same time, did not like that. I had the salmon which wasn’t enjoyable, my husband had the chicken which was salty. Just wasn’t the best experience at all.

OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

tutto perfetto

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MA
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Why if you had something that was phenomenal would you change it??? They changed the way they cook the steaks everything now taste like charcoal. We had shrimp scampi, it tasted like charcoal. The potatoes tasted like charcoal, our steaks the only flavor they did have was charcoal. SOOOOO DISAPPOINTING!!! We have been rock-solid Council Oak supporters and clients for over 10 years. So again why would you fix something that's not broken? I'd like to meet the person that made that executive decision... Unfortunately they are not my number one Steakhouse anymore....

b
Miami
64 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service, cocktails and wine were outstanding. We could not have asked for a better Christmas dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Place is beautiful. Staff is super friendly and kind. Food is delicious!!!

LJ
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

This restaurant should be an elegant, upscale dining experience, and although the food and service were excellent, the noise level wasn't appropriate for the type of dining that Council Oak was before the new location. The style of the dining room was also a big disappointment, as it was very casual, too many sleek modern surfaces (as is popular with very casual bars now), and elegance was nowhere to be found.
The decorator messed this up; it's an OK style for regular, casual dining, but not for a special dining experience.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Steak excellent, accompagnements froids, avons été obligé de les retourner.
Pas trop voleurs sur le prix du vin...notre bouteille à 64$ se vend 30$ au Total Wine.
Très belle expérience! Très très beau restaurant!

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D
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and they really take care of us, the service and food was great, I’ve been going there for many years. Never a complaint. Love it , the staff is wonderful. I’ll be back soon

s
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Were expecting a better meal. Shrimp cocktail was a strange presentation but good. Steaks, both filet mignon and porterhouse tasted of bacon. Mushrooms were rather oily and garlic mashed were not very garlicy. Never expected a restaurant of this caliber to not have Seagrams VO. Service was great.

RB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

French Onion soup came out cold and needed to be sent back. Then chopped salad was ordered without Bleu Cheese but came out with Bleu Cheese so that needed to be sent back as well. Wine is over priced and not worth it. Service was just average.

CS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good. Service was ok. I’ll go back

CR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak restaurant,with wonderful ambiance. Highly recommend

r
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Birthday! Fun for celebration,

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