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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

There will be a limited a la carte menu from 6pm-6:45. From 7pm to close we have a prix fixe menu at $180 per person. For any questions, please contact the restaurant directly.

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

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (44)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Good for a Date (32)
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Romantic (29)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Worth the Drive (22)
Notable Wine List (19)
Business Meals (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Cozy (11)
Authentic (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Great for Brunch (7)
Casual (7)
Live Music (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
People Watching (5)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

We had an 8:45 reservation on a Saturday night and we were seated right away. The place was packed and actually the noise was deafening. We could not even have a conversation.

They had no medium prime rib, no lobster tails. We ordered the filet special (medallions with crab and blue cheese) and a filet and crab legs with a baked potato and asparagus. Steaks were ok. We have eaten at Council Oak in Tampa many times and the steaks melt in your mouth. Not so here. The potato tasted boiled. The grilled asparagus/hollandaise sauce was very good. Too much money for a sub par steak.

ON A POSITIVE NOTE: The service was outstanding. Our waiter suggested a bacon appetizer that was incredible.

I would not go back.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

Long wait even though we had a reservation . Hostess mistake 7:15 and sat at 8:10

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Amazing service, ambience, and food!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The only way to describe the restaurant it’s ambience is amazingly beautiful , the service is impeccable ,the food is magnificent. I would highly recommend this restaurant any given day of the week

Samantha

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food, extremely slow service. Waited almost 35 minutes for two iceberg salads for our appetizer. On the plus side, waitstaff was very knowledgeable about gluten free options and double checked with the kitchen to be safe. Very loud.

Tags: Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The staff made our dining experience great. The food was the only thing better than the service!

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Always eat here when we stay at Hard Rock, this restaurant is always Top Shelf

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent attention from staff and hosts, great food, fast service, overall a wonderful experience!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was just okay. Colossal crab cocktail was far from colossal. Lobster bisque hardly had any lobster in it. Tasted heavy with sherry. Lobster mac n cheese tasteless and no lobster in it. Steak though was excellent. Service just okay. Took forever to get water refill as well as to get my check paid so we could leave. Nyy steakhouse at Coconut Creek far superior.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very enjoyable, good food as always with superb service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent, as usual. Gustavo provides superb service. The lobster never disappoints. Wine list is impressive.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

El restoran estaba lleno
Pero la atencion de recepcion y del garzon fueron de primer nivel
Buen restoran , elegante , formal, entretenido
Comida muy buena

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Live Music, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great restaurant, little bit on the noisy side but service and food always excellent especially for celebrating any occasion!

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The sides,were very disappointing

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Service was exceptional,Rhonda was server.
The food was well prepared and it came at a very good pace(ie:drinks,bread,salad,soup,main course with sides)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was great, the service was exceptional, would definitely go back

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very good service. Excellent food.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Hands down the BEST chicken I've ever had in my life! (My husband said the same thing) I took my husband here for his birthday on 10/28/2017 and we've been ranting and raving about this place to anyone who will listen ever since! The service is as exceptional as the food and I can't wait until we go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 28, 2017

OVERALL DELICIOUS!
Great service. Nice decor. Here's what we ate: tuna tartare, onion soup, NY strip steak, sea bass, mac & cheese, and gratin potatoes. DELICIOUS, DELICIOUS, DELICIOUS. Don't miss it. The end.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was absolutely delicious, the lamb chops the best I have had in south Florida and the same with the NY strip.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Have eaten here many times. Always special, never disappoints. Jake is a wonderful server.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

We went off the reservation and tried the waugu steaks. It tore us up, we did not enjoy. Everything else was great.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Simply excellent. Service was top notch and the meal was exceptional

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 18, 2017

All excellent especially our sister Eguardo
It was exceptionally loud
Business men over exuberant which kind of spoiled our dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Always make an effort to dine at Cpuncul Oak during my visit to FT Lauderdale ...love the food and ambiance! Excellent meal ...35th anniversary dinner!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Restaurant & food are fabulous (prices are on the high side). Wait staff was terrific.
Bread sticks with black sesame seeds are out of this world. Filet Mignon was outstanding, as well as the garlic mash & the au gratin potatoes (sides are enough for 2 people to share)
We went to celebrate my friend's birthday. After dinner then brought her a brownie dessert with a candle - very nice.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Council Oak always is outstanding. But this visit, the restaurant outdid itself. Front bar service was excellent. Hostesses (the one "weakness" noted in the past) were warmly receptive, responsive, seated us on time, and fulfilled our request for a table at the back of the house. Perfect.

Killer wine list and tuna tartare appetizer. The best dry-aged steaks in south Florida. Amazing sides (potatoes au gratin; roasted corn; and roasted Brussels sprouts). And unbelievably good French press coffee to compliment whatever dessert you choose.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

It was an anniversary dinner and we had a great time

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Outstanding Sunday brunch! Best in South Florida!! Love the variety of food and the unlimited champagne and assorted adult beverages!!

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Best steak tatar ever. I didn't like French fries at all. We didn't eat. But the rest all perfect. Good restaurant. Good service. Perfect ambient. Perfect drinks. I will go back.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Absolutely horrible service! We sat for a reservation at 9:45 and didn't receive our meals till after 11:00. When the food finally came out it was just warm. We ordered everything from steak to seafood and it was all luke warm. Im not expecting to be treated like a princess with a crown, but for the money your spending here, I would like to think that having a good server and a hot meal should be on the check list.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We have been going to this Restaurant for several years and our experience overall has always been excellent .Recommended

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always a good meal. Steaks prepared right. Nice wine list. A little too noisy for good conversation. Waiters are on their game .

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 4, 2017

From the moment we walked in, we were treated as if we were the only guests in the restaurant. Our wait staff was attentive, friendly and eager to ensure we had an exceptional experience. The food was beyond compare.I must say our entire party was blown away by the quality of the food. I was raised on a cattle ranch and have eaten steak all my life and this was the best steak I have ever had. Our party had Filet Mignon, New York strip and bone in Prime Rib, cooked from medium rare to medium well and everyone said the same thing "best steak ever". The appetizers and deserts were equally pleasing, however the steak is the star of the show here.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Counsel Oak Sunday brunch is wonderful. The food and service are usually excellent. Food was great this time but unfortunately service was not. We were left holding fresh food plates while old plates were not removed. Waitor was not as attentive as our usual experience.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Council Oaks at Hard Rock is their Prime Steak Gourmet restaurant. Service is excellent. We had the filet duo which was prepared perfectly, and I had the broiled snapper which was large and generous and very tasty. The side dishes are very tasty and the banana cream cheesecake dessert was melt in your mouth.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We were having a wonderful time before dinner enjoying cocktails until a big bug crawled onto the table and my wife freaked out! They were very nice about it and moved us to another table and bought our drinks.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Superb, as usual!

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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Excellent find in the Hollywood Hard Rock. Would have never expected such a delicious meal high end steak restaurant in a casino......

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 24, 2017

From the moment we walked in we felt the energetic vibe. We were seated quickly with reservation. Restaurant and bar area were pretty full. The food was of excellent quality and surf and turf selection was great. We had Wagu steak, Chilean seabass, NY strip strak and Scallops--delish!!! No poor choices... for dessert we had creme brulee and bananas foster cheesecake. Can't wait to go back!

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