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Council Oak Steaks and Seafood

4.7
4.7
578 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
No visit to Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati is complete without the fine dining experience at Council Oak Steak & Seafood. Dry-aged beef aged in our Himalayan salt aging room, cut in house by our very own butcher—need we say more? Mouth-watering seafood dishes served along side our chef's personal sides recipes, all in a sophisticated atmosphere. Live Music Thursday-Saturday in our lounge area from 6pm to close. All this, and more, await you inside the Hard Rock Casino in Cincinnati.
MUST BE 21 TO ENTER

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 250-3294

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Messer

  • Private party facilities

    Private room seats up to 14 at a board room style table. Semi-Private is also available for up to 23 guests. Please contact us at 513-504-6554 for further information.

  • Private party contact

    Jenny Filipski- General Manager : (513) 250-3294

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Cross street

    Closest cross streets to garage are Gilbert Ave. or Broadway St.

  • Parking details

    Self-Park Garage which can be accessed from Reading Road and Gilbert Avenue. PRISM is located on the opposite side of the Casino from the parking garage. Please plan accordingly from your reservation time to reach the Steakhouse. Must be 21 to Enter Casino.

  • Public transit

    Must be 21 to Enter Casino.

  • Entertainment

    Join us Friday and Saturday for live music in our Lounge.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 578 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Good for business meals

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Romantic

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Good for special occasions

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Steakhouse

  • Cincinnati

    Good for business meals

  • Cincinnati

    Romantic

  • Cincinnati

    Good for special occasions

  • Cincinnati

    Steakhouse

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  1. RF

    RFCarmel

    Indiana

    129 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    129 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Sat at the bar , which normally gives speedy service, but not this time! Waited nearly 10-12 minutes to be acknowledged even though we were sat there by the hostess. Bartenders were either overwhelmed or too busy socializing with “regulars”. Very disappointing. Changed our mind and only order salads and appetizers due to not wanting to wait longer. Only ordered tea and water, yet had to ask repeatedly for refills, rather than them doing it automatically.
  2. KA

    KarenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfect! The food was outstanding! Everyone we came in contact with was friendly and helpful! Our waitress Tasia was beyond wonderful! She made each of us feel special. It was a new Thanksgiving tradition that will become our norm now!! I really can’t say enough about what a great experience it was with literally the best food we’ve ever eaten! Thank you!!
  3. S

    lanaS

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Karla was excellent food was very good as always
  4. CM

    CarlM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Stevie was wonderful as always which kept the evening in the good zone. The food was very average, not just this dining experience but the last three visits to Council Oak.
  5. T

    Tara

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic, food was very good but our server really made the experience memorable.
  6. MA

    MelisaA

    St. Louis

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Filet was cooked to perfection! My husband said his baked potato, along with his filet, was the best he ever had. Highly recommend!!!
  7. CG

    CraigG

    Cincinnati

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Our food was uncooked again . 3rd time in a row Our waiter wasn’t very attemptive .
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great experience - will definitely be returning
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and environment was great. Service was top notch.
  10. JG

    JayG

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding as always! Tasia and Katie are the best!
  11. S

    lanaS

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Food was great our service was poor Stevi was our server she was horrible
  12. D

    Dave

    Cincinnati

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered salmon, sweet potatoes, and dessert. The food was absolutely delicious and prepared to our satisfaction. Our server, Greg was personable, answered our questions, and checked on us from time to time. Council Oak provides a nice atmosphere for fine dining. The restaurant exceeds our expectations and we highly recommend it to others.
  13. WB

    WandaB

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the service was amazing! Each time is better than the last! It’s definitely worth a trip to Hard Rock to get to dine at Council Oak!!! Thank you for the amazing food and service!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great steaks and French onion soup
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Steak was overly salty but it was ok Sea bass was under seasoned but ok Drinks were ok but very pretty
  16. A

    Amber

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was fantastic as always. We had to wait a long time for our server to greet us & get drink orders, which was unusual. He also disappeared for extended periods of time. Didn’t check in on us.
  17. TM

    TheMrs

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ludo was an amazing and knowledgeable server
  18. LJ

    LisaJ

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Diana was an excellent server and very entertaining. The food was scrumptious! Highly recommend the Lobster Bisque, Shrimp and Sea Bass. Even the rolls and butter were tasty.
  19. S

    lanaS

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service food was awsome
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was good. Music was a little loud
  21. SV

    StevenV

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and good food.
  22. PH

    PaigeH

    Memphis/West TN

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. I am a steak connoisseur, and it was cooked perfectly medium rare with great flavor.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We were there the night of the Boys 2 Men concert so they decided to make the menu very small. Most of the things we normally order were not available and we ate at 430pm! So the concert wasn’t for hours. We went expecting to order the Sea Bass. That was disappointing. Other than that, the food was good, the house Merlot was very good and the wait staff was attentive.
  24. JG

    JoshGibson

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything about our anniversary dinner was great except my bone-in ribeye was just average; it was under cooked and very (not the good kind) fatty. You know the steak, it's kind of hard to cut and even harder to chew. The rest of the food was fantastic. Trust me, get as many items with bacon as you can. I really wanted to love Council Oak cause i'm as much of a casino lover as i am a steak lover. Sadly, it didn't hit the mark. Would I try it again? Yes. But I'd be hesitant.
  25. WB

    WandaB

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing experience! Thanks guys!
  26. LB

    LisaB

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was excellent and the food was fabulous. You must try the waygu meatball.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Best steak in Cincinnati without a doubt.
  28. TS

    TerriS

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Love the bartenders.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I accidentally made reservations for the Ohio location, but stamps made it work :)
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always delicious and the service is outstanding. From the moment you reach the hostess stand anyone you come in contact with are so friendly and go out of their way to make your experience the best. The espresso martini by Travis is the best I’ve ever tasted, anywhere! This visit we had Wagyu meatball, Cesar salad and chilean sea bass. Delicious.
  31. D

    Dave

    Cincinnati

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my birthday at this fine establishment. Our server was both personable and professional and checked on us intermittently. The salmon we ordered was prepared exactly as requested and was absolutely delicious. Surprisingly a special dessert was prepared for my birthday. It was a cheesecake presented with a single lit candle on it.Good thing because my real age would have necessitated at least a couple of candle boxes. We are regular customers of Council Oak and it was. nice to get the special treatment. All things considered this is fine dining at its best.
  32. JB

    JennyB

    San Francisco

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    quickly becoming one of our favorite spots. We shared the crab cake, surf and turf and baked potato. Crab cake has very little filler so tons of crab, very good. The lobster was also very good, I had only a couple bites of the filet but you could cut it with a fork! The potato was so huge we share it and still had half of it left!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Father’s day
  34. B

    monicaB

    Cincinnati

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service
  35. WB

    WandaB

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Great Food! Great Service! Can't wait to go back!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Incredible service! Diana was our server! Truly 5 stars!
  37. CP

    CherriP

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We really enjoy Council Oak. Consistently good steak! My suggestions for improvement are more seafood entrees; scallops, jumbo shrimp, crab and really need better dessert offerings. Love Council Oak!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Have been here several times for dinner in past experience of ordering steaks they missed the mark on how we wanted them done. This night I ordered filet mignon butterflied medium and it was superb! We celebrated a birthday this night and they brought out a one serving cheesecake with a candle. The cheesecake was absolutely delishes. Summer and Tasha are superb waitresses.
  39. BD

    BeatriceD

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Council Oak was wonderful. The customer service was fantastic. I had the Shrimp Scampi along with the Roasted Broccoli. My boyfriend had the Lamb Chops along with the Mashed Potatoes and Mac & Cheese. The side of mash was larger enough for two people to share so be mindful of that. With that being said, the food was cooked to perfection. If our reservation would have been earlier in the day, I'm sure we would have ate it all in one sitting. Although the menu is small, I feel that there is something for everyone's pallet.
  40. WB

    WandaB

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Servers are the best! Better experience than at Jeff Rubys! I love this place!!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Council Oak Steaks and Seafood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 250-3294.

Council Oak Steaks and Seafood is rated 4.7 stars by 578 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Council Oak Steaks and Seafood

1000 Broadway St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Closest cross streets to garage are Gilbert Ave. or Broadway St.

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Self-Park Garage which can be accessed from Reading Road and Gilbert Avenue. PRISM is located on the opposite side of the Casino from the parking garage. Please plan accordingly from your reservation time to reach the Steakhouse. Must be 21 to Enter Casino.

  • Public transit

    Must be 21 to Enter Casino.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Messer

  • Entertainment

    Join us Friday and Saturday for live music in our Lounge.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (513) 250-3294

  • Private party facilities

    Private room seats up to 14 at a board room style table. Semi-Private is also available for up to 23 guests. Please contact us at 513-504-6554 for further information.

  • Private party contact

    Jenny Filipski- General Manager : (513) 250-3294

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