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

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (59)
Special Occasion (59)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
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Romantic (43)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Good for Groups (30)
Worth the Drive (29)
Notable Wine List (27)
Great for Brunch (19)
Cozy (18)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Business Meals (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Authentic (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Fun (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Paleo Friendly (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Seasonal (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Casual (6)
Healthy (6)
People Watching (6)
Live Music (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 20 hours ago

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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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Steak was terrible. Will never go back

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·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

We enjoyed it

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·Dined 6 days ago

My friend and I had dinner at Council Oak for the first time just before attending a concert. The food and service were excellent. We would definitely go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was excellent! The ribeye was fantastic and super flavorful!!! I practically ate the bone, lol. Unfortunately the restaurant allows patrons to where baseball caps, shorts and tee shirts. So if you’re going for a nice meal and atmosphere, I would go somewhere else, ie Capital Grill. I can never understand how a high end steakhouse who gets $110 for a steak doesn’t have a dress code??? I’m in a suit, and next to me is a table of college guys looking like they just came from the golf course. WTH?

I will return for the steak, but my expectations of going to a restaurant where everyone is dressed nicely will be saved for another place. Too bad.

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·Dined on January 16, 2018

The food was excellent, the service was outstanding. Evrrytime we go, we always have a great meal/time

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We had to send my fiancés steak back 3 times because it kept coming out over cooked. We spent $300+ on dinner....it would have been nice to eat all together.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Me and Daughters brunch

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food great experience

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent foods, prepared as requested, super friendly and efficient service, well designed tables, prompt seating, and great overall experience.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I always eat at Council Oak when I go to the Hard Rock. This visit was four people.
We started with the raw bar sampler and it was fantastic. The shrimp were huge. The crab and lobster so fresh and served with the perfect trio of sauces. I had the veal chop, which was closest to a NYC veal chop you will find in Florida.
The steaks were perfect, sides were fresh. Wild mushrooms were perfect.
You will never feel rushed while dining here. Salads are huge and everything is large enough for sharing .
One of my favorite restaurants anywhere .

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food was amazing. Steak and Seafood that would be difficult to find better.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy, Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

The wait staff was very friendly and quick to accomodate. Very attentive. Water in glass refilled constantly. We sat close to the kitchen door so lots of kitchen clanging and talking noise. We would come again but ask to sit some where else. Loved the food!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 10, 2018

As always great food and service with an exciting atmosphere

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Everything was delish! Can't wait to go back!
Best filet

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Worst food ever nasty save ur money

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

I had there 16oz prime rib and it was melt in your mouth good. The sides could've been a bit warmer but they were great.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Steaks were cooked to perfection. Asked for a medium rare steak and it was exactly what I wanted not even slightly over cooked. The Wagyu carpaccio was good, not much flavor but still good. Will definitely go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Good food great service. Noisy but it’s casino dining so expect that

Tags: People Watching
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The steaks (bone in Ribeye and Filet) were cooked perfectly. The service was amazing and the cocktails were made perfect. We were able to make our show on time thanks to the waiter and an early reservation.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 4, 2018

I was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was at Council Oaks. The salmon was delicious, as was the side of creamed corn & bacon we ordered. The cocktail I ordered was very good, as well.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We will be back for sure!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Made the reservation weeks ago. Got the confirmation in writing. Additionally, I got a call from the restaurant, three days earlier to confirm my reservation and to remind me that this was a special occasion dinner for New Year's Eve and the cost would be $180 per person WITHOUT THE TIP. I acknowledged everything.
For some reason, night before New Years Eve, I got an email from Open Table, telling me the Restaurant had cancelled my reservation. After SCREAMING at everyone and their mother about this, they finally reinstated my reservation. They "CLAIM" that it was done by mistake.
My STRONG RECOMMENDATION IS TO CONSTANTLY CHECK YOUR RESERVATION and EXPECT to have it cancelled.
They were supposed to find out what went wrong and call me back......... LOL........ Still awaiting their call to explain what happened.

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We always have a wonderful dining experience at Council Oak! We have allergies and they always take good care of us.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was excellent ! Great service, very quiet, professional waiters.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Seafood tower is a must! Has absolutely the best selection!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food has always been excellent but this time I ordered a filet mignon and it wasn’t good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The restaurant had a nice, romantic ambiance. We got the tuna tartare. It was good, but would have preferred chunks of avocado vs blended. The steak I ordered was cooked just right and tender. The Brussels sprouts were cooked just right, with bacon. The lobster Mac n cheese was creamy. The Tattinger champagne was great.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food great service had a big group and they accommodated us perfectly! Wine, drinks and food all excellent

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

I thought the seafood sample was awsome. Along with the 8 ouch steak. Thumbs up big time. Cream of spinach was to die for. Thanks will be back soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our first time at Council Oaks. We went to celebrate my husband’s 55th birthday. Food was outstanding. We could have finished the meal with just the steamed mussels and the Caesar salad , but we also enjoyed the sea bass and the Ny strip. (Took leftovers with us !). Our waiter Jake was fantastic and appreciated his recommendations. Will be going back for other celebrations!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Unfortunately it was not a good experience due to being told to stand at entrance and wait, which was for over 20 mins despite having a booking. This was extremely disappointing. My partner and I we entertaining two friends and this was not enjoyable at all. We asked after 15 minutes the host said she would check out why and the never came to let us know what was going on, just kept walking by and ignoring us. Food was good but been treated better in MacDonald’s

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful food with great service and delicious food. Make reservation ahead. You won't be sorry you came here! Yummy!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I've been coming for several years for Christmas dinner here, and am never disappointed. While the regular menu is available, there are several special dishes that make for a memorable evening of food (including Prime Rib with Yorkshire Pudding).

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Outstanding from start to finish!! Our waiter Alexander was great!! The meal was awesome - steaks were perfect, shrimp cocktail, salads, and soups were all great. Dessert and cappuccino capped off a fantastic experience. We definitely will be back!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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