Council Oak Steaks and Seafood - Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Atlantic City

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Steakhouse
For upscale dining in an intimate setting, guests can make a reservation at Council Oak Fish, originally made famous at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casinos in Florida. This is Council Oak’s first fish-focused restaurant, bringing guests the Northeast’s freshest catches sourced by local fishermen with an a la carte menu focused on ocean-to-table fare, with tableside caviar service and a fire-burning kitchen, all set in an elegant dining room inspired by the bold aesthetic of the Seminole culture.
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4.3
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was closed! Hotel staff said it was closed even for special outdoor seating which we expected. Didn’t get to experience anything!!!

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vipSAraz
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation only to have the restaurant not even open for operation. Not acceptable

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The said they were taking g reservations from this app. We just happened to get a table because we had a rock royalty card. They should not allow people to make reservations on this app if they are not going to honor them

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AaronY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Received email to confirm reservations the previous day. Confirmed reservation and received confirmation. Arrive at restaurant at designated time to find out restaurant is not open. Restaurant was informed earlier during the week that the establishment could not open for dine in seating, but yet they allowed their system to send out confirmation emails to confirm reservation.

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NickM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! This was such a great experience. We went for the restaurant week in AC and had a delightful meal. The steak was perfect and the sides were amazing. The bacon could have easily been too salty but it was perfect. Drinks were wonderful!

JD
JDB3590
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor, excellent food and great service. The next time I am in Atlantic City I will be back

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johnd
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

WAY overpriced for a caesar salad, one crab cake, one leg of octopus, 6 oz of salmon and a dessert. 4 oz wine pour only? We will not be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Darryn was great!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

once again, a top notch experience! food & service are always first rate! i highly recommend the clam chowder.

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vipTeeTimeMike
Philadelphia
194 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

This was our second visit to Council Oak as it was great last time. This time we were dissatisfied as they limited our menu choices under a Travelzoo voucher (last visit they allowed us to pick any entree and pay the difference between the $36 max and cost of the items).
Of the few choices we made the food was very good but portions were small, and prices are SO expensive (cheapest steak is $50). We discussed with the manager the issue with the voucher, and he apologized for the matter, essentially blaming Travelzoo, but he did offer to comp us on two drinks to make up for it.
I cannot recommend this place as you get such low value for your purchase, and would not return unless I had a deal or very deep pockets.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My only complaint was website menu needs to be updated. They don’t serve certain dishes anymore, which is what I was looking forward to eating.

However, the meal I did chose was fantastic. And loved watching the chefs cook right in front us.

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vipBrianS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service was great. The food was very good, king crab cost was ok.

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FrankP
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great i highly recommend this venue to anyone visiting AC

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vipALPS
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very sleek and sophisticated ambiance. Creative menu and mostly everything we had was good. Nice waiter but overwhelmed and not overly attentive. Like most casino hotels, a bit pricey but not ridiculous. Had a very nice vibe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday

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Beach
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were here before with friends and the food was exceptional! We decided to have Our special occasion here again. We were extremely excited as we were bragging about how delicious the food was. What a big disappointment! Place was beautiful but service was horrible and food was at best mediocre. The manager tried his best to make everything right but my husband still ate nothing for dinner. He was too aggravated to try something else (lobster was inedible)and embarrassed because we had friends with us. It still cost us a pretty penny to not enjoy our food. Sorry Council Oak we won’t be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was busy, yet we received excellent service.

VJ
vipVJOY
Atlantic City
58 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I think this restaurant has great food, service & drinks. We enjoy coming early for our reservation to have a drink at the bar before sitting down at a table for dinner. The restaurant is wonderful for ambiance and so comfortable to dine here the room is beautiful. It's perfect for a date night or just to treat yourself before a great show. I recommend this restaurant, it's one of my favorites at the Hard Rock Casino.

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denilyn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood and steaks where cooked to perfection!!!Service as great will go back again.

NI
vipNewItalianHaunt
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant in the Hard Rock Casino, Other than the fact that it is expensive - too expensive - it is marvelous. Food, service and décor are superb. Wine list is terrific and the booze is good.
My wife and I each had different seafood pots and they were great. The twice baked crab potato is to die for. Second time here and we will be back. You should not have to pay for parking when spending like this for dinner.

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vipsherrieo
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and the service was excellent. Already have a reservation for February

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

CM
CarolM
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had the rack of lamb special and it was absolutely delicious. Our server Luis was exceptional. He was very busy but still managed to be attentive to all our needs. Can’t wait to return.

CA
CharlesA
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a amazing time food and service was great. would go back again

JD
vipJDFoodie
Philadelphia
184 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best 2lb Lobster with lump crab meat on the side with bernaise sauce (not needed!) and 3 huge asparagus speaks! Delicious fresh oysters in the half shell.

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vipCharliegirl
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Ribeye steak I ever had!

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vipDesdotcom
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I'd give it 3.5 if that were an option. The staff & service was excellent. The convenience & nice dinner atmosphere was exactly what I was looking for. I was tempted by all of the pics on yelp, it was difficult to make a decision. The buns were super soft and perfectly warm. I decided to start with the fried shrimp & calamari, there were so many pics of it and it looked really good. When it came it looked beautiful However, the taste didn't live up to the presentation. It wasn't horrible or even bad, it just didn't have enough flavor. It was ok, I ate most of it, but I was a little leery about ordering any of the other options that were in mind. I actually got kinda full from the fried shrimp & calamari so I checked out the dessert menu. I ordered the rocky road chocolate cake and it was delectable. It was rich and chocolaty and perfectly served with a light marshmallow whip & a scoop of chocolate ice cream. I was completely satisfied with the dessert #yum

MB
vipMrsBee
Atlantic City
43 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dinner for 4 , service from Darren was excellent
Ordered ,calamari app and fire grilled Octopus app
Both served hot and delicious. Beet salad was very good but presentation was weird . Salad was displayed on one side of plate other half of plate was blank.

Ordered 3 of the 4 pots, Lobster pot, Blue Crab pot
and breaded fried pot and Halibut entrees
All of the entrees were plentiful, hot and delicious
Only comment that fried seafood pot was greasy
Cornmeal coating very greasy.

Bottle of Cabernet and 2 cocktails

Bill was under $400

Great place loved the food

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vipbestrobots
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious seafood with lovely views of the Boardwalk. Our waiter Luiz made sure we were well cared for. Good value wine list. Have one of the seafood pots and you won’t go wrong! Can’t wait to return.

MJ
MarcJ
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The restaurant was not very crowded when we got there. We ordered two appetizers and two entree. One appetizer came out right away, the other took 30 minutes. The server was nice and took it off the bill. I had the bronzino and my husband had the scallop/shrimp/clam bowl. My bronzino was try and lacked taste. My husbands scallops were rubbery. The broth in the bowl did have a lot of flavor

Won’t be back, too many other great places to try.

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vipAliyip
Atlantic City
35 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, council oak does not disappoint. The ambiance is very romantic and comfortable. Food is amazing and fresh. The one thing that takes Council oak to the next level is the service. Bob is the best Server in all AC! He knows how to make the dining experience top notch. Couldn’t ask for a better Birthday night

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vipmandfam
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good not great. Menu selection is small. Prices about average for a casino restaurant. Serving sizes are adequate. There are better non-casino options in AC for seafood.

JB
vipJoeB
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pre-concert dinner. Everything perfect, only downside was slow delivery from kitchen. Waiter, food, drink quality was top notch, delivery to table was lacking.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Too much breading on fish
Service was wonderful

TH
vipTHOMAS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

BETTER RESTAURANTS IN ATLANTIC CITY.THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLANT

NI
vipNewItalianHaunt
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Council Oak is a great fish house and the steaks look amazing although I didn't have on this time. The steamed clams and the clam chowder were amongst the best I ever had. My wife had a shellfish bowl and I had the fried fish bowl and both were superb. You have to try the twice baked crab potato side. It was amazing - expensive but amazing. Can't wait to go back. The only downside is the cost and my drink was a little skimpy.

KP
vipKevinP
Atlantic City
20 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

AVERAGE AT BEST for the prices. The food was just OK, the room and view are to die for, but a major disappointment in the food. Service was good, a few menu items on the website were not on the menu when we arrived like a Waldorf salad. The steaks and fish were just ok, to tell the truth I had better at Longhorn Steakhouse.

AH
vipAmyH
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Very good food in a upscale yet somewhat dull environment and non-existent service. Our server was hardly available, never checked in throughout the meal (we would have loved more wine), and because she was absent, she extended our meal by more than 40 mins while we waited for long periods of time for her to ask for the check and then again to pay for the meal. When she asked about dessert and we declined, she even said “I’ll get your check so you can get back to gambling,” but then in was another 10 mins before she returned and then about 15 more before she was back to get our credit card. Nice dinner turned miserable by bad service.

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vipLillianT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful as was the service. My friend said best halibut he ever had. Very pretty

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vipPatr
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good but the wait between courses was a bit long.

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Council Oak Steaks and Seafood - Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Atlantic City offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 449-1000 ext. 6400.

Council Oak Steaks and Seafood - Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Atlantic City is rated 4.4 stars by 224 OpenTable diners.

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