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

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (38)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Good for a Date (31)
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Good for Birthdays (25)
Romantic (25)
Good for Groups (20)
Notable Wine List (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Business Meals (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Cozy (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Authentic (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Live Music (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Casual (5)
Fun (5)
Healthy (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
People Watching (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined 12 hours ago

It’s the best experience I have had. It was to celebrate my fathers Birthday .

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 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

It was just a romantic getaway dinner for the wife and I and it didn't disappoint. We started with the shrimp cocktail 4 large prawns prepared spot on. We followed that with French onion soup and lobster bisque. The soups where tasty and delightful my wife claimed the french onion was the best ever. The bisque had chunks of lobster both served where served in large bowls that we couldn't finish. Our main course was the prime rib served well for my wife and I had a nightly special 2 - 4 ounces filets one with a crab meat topper and the other with blue cheese. Both items came cocked to perfection and whereas tasty as they looked. We split a large baked potato loaded. We both had water they offer 2 different types a bottled variety and tap that we have been drinking for hundreds of years. We choose the tap and we survived. The last item of the night was bananas foster cheesecake that was enough for 2. I had an anisette and the night came to an end. The server made the experience delightful. He was knowledgeable and honest I can't express enough how he made us feel welcome and relaxed. That meal with tip around 200.00

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 2 days ago

The absolute best and a must do!! Staff was perfect and my daddy said it was the best food ever!!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Overpriced mediocre steakhouse. Service is fine but the food doesn’t cut it. Like everything else at the hard rock. The lack of competition means they just don’t try very hard.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My experience with this restaurant was great. Service and food simply spectacular. I would recommended to any one who loves meats. They have some not so popular cuts that you won’t find at any other local steakhouse. Be advised that the place is pricey. A cowboy bone-in cut can run you over $100.00 just for the meat. Other than the price,excellent place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Food excellent. Waitperson Edhgardo is very pleasant and anxious to please if there is a problem.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Consistently delicious! The food and the service are amazing. One of the best escargots and bernaise sauces in South Florida.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Best Sunday brunch anywhere !!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Nice reception team. Extremely loud and horrible acoustics for dining so that we felt we were in a school house at break time indoors. Ordered lobster bisque which tasted and looked like very thick toasted flour soup which is not recommended to try. The filet mignon were perfectly done as were the scallops, shrimps and mashed potatoes. The peppercorns in the green pepper sauce were hollow and tasteless. I know what that soundstage and look like coming from Europe.
Being our third visit there we were thrilled but sadly couldnt enjoy our meal due to the schoolhouse disturbing ambiance. We will not recommend this place for anything other than meat, sides and drinks but not the ultimate dining experience.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 24, 2017

ExcellentThere’s not much you can order that is not delicious

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had Thanksgiving dinner at Council Oaks for the second year in a row. We also dine here regularly through the year. Service is always excellent. The noise level on Thanksgiving was better than it is on a normal Friday or Saturday night. Our daughter has the Wagyu steak last year and this year. She said the steak was much better last year. It was a little crispy on the outside this year, but it was still good. All of us wish they'd bring back the creamed corn!!! Our favorite side!! We were told last spring it would be back on the menu in the Fall....we're still waiting! I had the Thanksgiving special. The turkey was good. There was only a small dab of mashed potatoes on my plate with a huge portion of brussell sprouts....wish that would have bee reversed. In fact, do away with the sprouts and give me the creamed corn! 😊We had amazing pumpkin cheesecake last year. They served pumpkin pie this year....but not the typical pumpkin pie, and I wasn't impressed. The cheesecake was much better. Overall, we had a good meal, and we will definitely return. Just not as good as last year's Thanksgiving meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was the first time we have ever received poor service at this restaurant and we dine quite frequently. The server was a nice person but was completely “out of it” the entire night (forgetting our orders or mixing ours up with another table). He wasn’t attentive and we had to flag him or others down on multiple occasions. I’m not accustomed to having to do that at this restaurant...not to this extent at least. Others (and with larger parties) who had been seated after us left before us because they had speedier and more attentive service. Perhaps it had been a long day. The food wasn’t as good as usual on this evening either...

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Lynley was fantastic! Great service, great food. We have chosen this our go to place for a wonderful dinner. We are regulars and have not encountered anything better.

Loyal customer forever!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Four of us went to the Council Oaks for Thanksgiving dinner. Three ordered the Thanksgiving special and one ordered a Filet Mignon from the regular menu. Our waiter was courteous and attentive. He insured our needs and wants were met. The turkey et. all was wonderful. The filet was equally good. For desert we had pumpkin pie or apple pie with ice cream. Then we followed everything off with fresh coffee brewed the french press method at our table. We all agreed that Thanksgiving at the Council Oaks was delightful. We may do it again next year.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Council Oak is one of my favorite places to get a really great steak! We have been celebrating Thanksgiving there for the past four years and always look forward to this visit. The service and food is always outstanding. The only disappointing part of this visit was the lobster Mac & Cheese. The lobster was definitely not fresh and I could not take more than one bite. Other than that one hiccup I look forward to the next time I get to eat there.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food was amazing service was very fast. The waiter Keith S was outstanding gave great drink suggestion. Everything was what expected and more will be returning soon. We have also alrwady recommend to a few of our friends.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I absolutely love Council Oak at Hard Rock. It is my favorite brunch for special occasion. It is a little pricey, but so worth it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Fun
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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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