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

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.

One Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33314
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Sunday Brunch- 10:00 am- 2:00pm
$69 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

Cross Street:
US 441/State Road 7

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(954) 327-7501

Website:
http://www.counciloakhollywood.com/

Entertainment:
Lounge Entertainment 7 nights a week

Parking Details:
Property-wide complimentary self parking.
Winner's Way garage is closest to Council Oak.

Valet parking charge $20 (validation not available as of 1/1/2015)

Executive Chef:
Brian Doyle

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (61)
Good for a Date (56)
Good for Anniversaries (50)
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Romantic (40)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Worth the Drive (30)
Notable Wine List (28)
Good for Groups (27)
Great for Brunch (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Cozy (16)
Business Meals (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Authentic (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Fun (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Paleo Friendly (11)
Seasonal (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Casual (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Healthy (6)
People Watching (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Scenic View (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Live Music (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent
Food good
Excellent quality

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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

really the one of the best steaks, and great wine selection. very accommodating staff . Kristina the manager was very nice and helpful for our reservation.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Naples)·Dined 3 days ago

We’ve never had a bad experience here sometimes the side dishes can leave something to be desired be sure to let them know and they will take care of it

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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Great dinner before seeing a concert at Hard Rock Live. Great service and food, plus our waiter was the best. His name is Gustavo.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Caribbean)·Dined 4 days ago

Date night and show! Food and service was fantastic!
Love this restaurant!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Food and service was terrific. Food was cooked to perfection and our server Percy did an awesome job. Highly recommended

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·Dined 5 days ago

Have eaten here quite a few times but on last occasion was disappointed. The salad which was pricey was not fresh, tasteless and uninteresting. There are not enough smaller plates offered on menu for those of us who like fine dining but don’t eat large portions. Therefore I usually share meals here or have salad and appetizer. Steaks are really good though - seafood is ok but not memorable - waiter seemed uninterested when we left most of the salad although did take it off check. Would only recommend if you are staying and don’t want to go outside hotel as there is only one other decent recent in hotel and we were there for two nights so wanted a change.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food & excellent service

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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Great steaks,lobster bisque was delicious as was the chocolate souffle!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

Food made us sick and card was fradulantely charged. Managers did not even comp or offer BMG

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The filet was very good as was the side dishes. The restaurant is extremely noisy. After dinner we went to the bar in the center of the casino. Music in the background, slot machines going. Far quieter than the restaurant.

Here’s the worst part. We ate with another couple. My wife and I sat next to each other, NOT across from each other. We had half a filet, an order of mushrooms, and Au gratin potatos left over. The waiter left the bag between me and my wife. Since the other couple had a bag as well there was no question who belonged to each bag. Next day turned out we had each other’s bag and we are 50 miles apart. I left a message for the restaurant manager and 2 days have passed. No call.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We had a reservation for 5 & the place was mobbed. The waiter was young and somewhat inexperienced, ( wrong use of terms, language). The prices have increased at least 20%! The food was good at best. Potatoes au gratin were bland. Ordered a bone in filet mignon, medium, very tender, but overdone. We were in and out in less than 1 hour 20 minutes. Not my idea of a romantic relaxing evening with my husband. Felt rushed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Service was fantastic as was the food!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great night, great steaks, AND COOKED THE WAY WE ORDERED, crab cake appetizer to split is excellent. Service outstanding he new the menu and made great recommendations.
THE DRINKS ARE EXPENSIVE BUT THE PURES ARE GENEROUS AND VERY GOOD.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was wonderful as always. Council Oak is a very good restaurant for fine dining, excellent service and amazing food. The staff go out of their way to please. This is an exceptional place for a date night or special occasion. We have always had wonderful experiences dining here and will return again and again.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Have eaten here a few times. Was a little disappointed this time. Seems everything was over salted. Had the scallops and I could not eat them. Very salty.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent evening again for service, wine and delicious food. Jake is our favorite server, I recommend asking for him. Never disappoints. 5 Star

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food was fantastic. We originally had a reservation for 2 but ran into 5 friends. The restaurant was very accommodating and seated us all together on the terrace.
Food was fantastic. We did wait a very long time in getting our food. So long, we were all ready to leave so we would not miss our show at 8. (Seated at 545)
We had to ask for our food as well as our bill. When we received the bills-split two ways, they had switched the credit cards. so the one party that had two ended up paying for a dinner of 5 and vice versa. At this point it was so late we had to leave and did not have time to have the waitress fix it.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Everything was amazing. From our server, to the food and drinks. Best bone in ribeye I’ve ever eaten.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Bueno pero muy caro !

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Our waiter Stephen was wonderful. The food is plentiful and flavorful. Unlike most brunch places there are multiple bottomless drinks to choose from which is a nice change of pace. The only thing that needs improvement are the desserts. The choices for dessert are not exciting.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Love this Sunday brunch. Food and service terrific.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Council Oak never disappoints. Great food, service , ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Very enjoyable.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 31, 2018

When at HARDROCK Hollywood Council Oaks is a must

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

One of the best brunches in the country! We eat there three times in a two week vacation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I have been to Council Oak many times in the past for Sunday Brunch and it was always a culinary dining experience at its finest, with tender perfectly cooked carved meats and the freshest seafood along with an array of fresh assortment of vegetables. Charcuterie was always something I enjoyed with the lovely local honey comb for topping. Unfortunately this day was not the experience I had experienced at Council Oak in the past.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We went to Council Oaks for their Sunday Brunch. It was excellent. Our server was Jonathon who did an outstanding job. The food was awesome. So many choices and such tasty, fresh food. We loved the unlimited Champagne.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Had prime rib. It was excellent. Oysters on half shell excellent. The waiter was top notch. I'm not a very Ritzy guy, but I like great food. The waiter was extremely professional and didn't make me feel uncomfortable that I didn't order a$200 wine or caviar or their $110 steak. Although I would love to, but the$45 prime rib was perfect and $15 half dozen oysters were delicious. Highly recommend A+++++ Thanks to our waiter from Allentown PA, unfortunately for him the Patriots are going to beat his Eagles in the Superbowl this coming Sunday!

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Organic, Cozy, Scenic View, Quick Bite, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Late-night Find, Seasonal
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was excellent! I had the lamb, it was cooked a perfect medium rare, moist and flavourful. My sister had the huge scallops and brother in law had a prime roast, it was so big he had to take half of it home! Our servers were amazingly quick and very knowledgeable. It is a large dining area with lovely decor, but it has a cozy feel to it as well. I would recommend it for a beautiful pre-show dinner or any special occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Everything is always amazing. Food is great and service is on point. The waiters assistant Jonny was fantastic and really left a great impression with us.
Our only complaint would be the cigarette smoke that comes in from the casino is you’re seated too close to the door.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The wahoo carpaccio excellent taste and steak gm really

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Third visit, third review. What else can be said? This is the “real deal” steakhouse in south Florida. Tried the Kobe A4 strip tonight, stunningly good. The bacon is beyond ridiculous. Creamed spinach is the best I ever had. The hash browns are a little boring, would not recommend. The au gratin are better. It was our anniversary so our server, Elaine, who was fabulous, brought us as complimentary decadent chocolate dessert. Wine and cordial list is extensive (and pricy,) with some reasonably priced selections as well. This is the best steakhouse you will find anywhere.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Mikayla and Stephen were beyond outstanding. This is a must for brunch even if it's once a year. The service is outstanding. And the drinks (which are included with the buffet) are phenomenal! So worth each and every dime.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great brunch !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was good but everything was way overpriced for the value

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Steak was terrible. Will never go back

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Most incredible meal I have ever had in my life! The wagyu beef was amazing

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 17, 2018

4 of us ordered different steaks and all were GREAT. Always make a reservation before a show at the hard rock.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We enjoyed it

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