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Council Oak Steaks & Seafood – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Hollywood, FL

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

4.6
4.6
2353 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
A staple of Seminole Hard Rock, Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, a classic-American steakhouse fare guests know and love. Overlooking a lavish pool with opulent waterfalls, Council Oak’s new design features an open-kitchen, in-house butcher shop and dry-aging room outfitted with pink Himalayan salt walls, multi-level seating, and a glass-enclosed wine room highlighting the restaurant’s award-winning selection of more than 400 labels. The menu will offer USDA prime cuts of beef, signature raw bar and delectable seafood selections, and more.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (954) 327-7625

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef James Stout

  • Private party facilities

    For parties of 15-30 guests, we require a set menu as well as a guarantee 24 hours in advance. We do have two private dining rooms.

  • Neighborhood

    Hollywood

  • Cross street

    US 441 (State Road 7) & Stirling Rd.

  • Parking details

    Property-wide complimentary self parking. Lucky Street garage is closest to Council Oak.Valet parking charge $20 (validation not available as of 1/1/2015)

  • Entertainment

    Lounge Entertainment 7 nights a week

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JC

    JulianaC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    For the price of this steakhouse I expected better food and service. Made a reservation months in advance at 6:30pm because I had a show to catch at 8:00pm They were running 15+ minutes behind which means they overbooked. Had to sit in lounge/bar area to have enough time to eat. Server came, no drink menu on hand to offer. Had to request one. I had lychee martini that was extremely sweet. Ordered food quickly, my husband and I both ordered the lobster bisque to start. Huge portion, very little lobster pieces that sunk to the bottom of the bowl because bisque was watery. We ordered a bone in filet and potatoes au gratin to share. Steak was far from 16oz as stated. Potatoes were good. Bernaise sauce was thick and gloppy. Oh and our main course came as we were still having the bisque. They piled everything on the small bar table without asking if we were done with first course, nor cleared the table. Had to ask for bread halfway though the meal because we were never offered any. Wanted to order chocolate soufflé for desert which is on the menu, but was told they don't make that on show nights because it takes too long. Typically when a restaurant offers soufflé you have the option at ordering it at beginning of meal so the kitchen has time to make it. Ambiance was extremely loud, we had to shout at each other to be able to have a conversation. If you're looking for a nice steakhouse, go to Capital Grille (any location) or New York Prime. Much better choices. Disappointed and will not be returning here.
  2. SF

    ScottFLL

    Miami

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening. Our filets were cooked to order, tender and juicy. We ordered sides of mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts, both plentiful. Scallops with bacon and cocktail shrimp were nice appetizers. We capped it off with a great bottle of wine. Atmosphere is energetic. Waitstaff very knowledgeable, didn't rush us through our meals and made us feel welcome. We'll definitely be back!
  3. KB

    KB23

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a wonderful meal. Everything was perfect!
  4. HT

    HeatherT

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!! Would come again. Bone in rib eye was fabulous!!
  5. J

    Josey

    Fort Lauderdale

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived early and the staff was very kind to seat us near the entrance since my husband has a walker. The wait staff was quick and immediately wished us a Happy Anniversary, since I had indicated that in the reservation. The food was as always, delicious and served nicely. They even gave us delicious tarts for dessert on the house. All in all a wonderful experience and up to the standard of past visits.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience, service, and food.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    The waiter was amazing and super attentive. The food was not the greatest my steak was tough and the sides ordered were not great… hash brown in duck fat was not good it was hard and the lobster Mac and cheese was nothing to write home about. Overall no would not recommend if you are looking for good food.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Our waiter was great, the drinks and dessert were great, but the main courses (NY Strip and Filet Mignon 8oz) were extremely disappointing. The NY Strip was cooked nicely to our temperature request, but was nothing notably exceptional as far as taste, a bit bland. I ordered the Filet at Medium, to which it was placed in front of me at a less then rare temperature. I understand this is not uncommon for a high end steak house, as they don’t want to over cook the steak. My server pleasantly returned it to the kitchen to be up cooked, and it was returned to me much more charred on the outside but still solidly rare on the inside; therefore no longer salvageable as a further up cook would completely ruin the slab of meat. My waiter returned, and he concurred, and apologized. I was not offered a replacement or a substitute for my entrée , and as a person who formerly worked in the restaurant business for several years, I did not take the initiative to request either, instead managed to salvage a few pieces off the end which were tolerably cooked to my dietary needs. I will say, the very small amount I was able to eat did have a good taste to it. At the end of our visit, our waiter brought us the check and advised us he took our desert off the check. While I can appreciate the gesture, as I stated in the aforementioned paragraph, I worked in the restaurant business as a waitress In several different restaurants, from chain to high end. I definitely would have noted the almost full piece of a $56.00 8 Oz. Filet remaining on the plate and notified a manager who I’d expect to compensate the guest accordingly, not just with a $14.00 desert. I don’t fault our waiter, it just seemed as if he didn’t know how to/couldn’t fairly compensate us. I don’t even fault management per say as I’m not even sure if they were notified by our waiter, but I do hope this review will help prevent this disappointment by bringing more mindfulness and priority of the guest’s satisfaction.
  9. BT

    BruceT

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    My wife and I went to dinner before attending a concert. She had the bone in NY strip and liked it. I had the filet and it was bland. The restaurant gets very loud. The service was very good but it didn’t make up for these other issues
  10. KB

    KathleenB

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service!
  11. TR

    TamaraR

    Fort Lauderdale

    27 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall1food5service4ambience4
    My reservation was at 6:15pm due to having a show at 8:00pm and we did not want to rush. When we arrived there was a big line and many people waiting to be seated. We were finally seated at 6:45pm and had to rush through dinner. The food was amazing as always but it was very loud. The service was good but I would recommend going when there is not an event afterwards. It is much more enjoyable.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was exceptional, very much enjoyed the live music too! A great evening,
  13. OF

    OlgaF

    Miami

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent and food was delicious we had a great time.
  14. H

    Hector

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant is my favorite! The meat is the great quality.
  15. FR

    FabiR

    Miami

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Never disappointing. Highly recommend.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Server Tim welcomed us with grace and aplomb. His professionalism, knowledge, and service were wonderful beyond measure. Our cocktails, oysters, wagyu ribeye, salmon, and side dishes were perfectly prepared and delivered. Make reservations! Ask for Tim!
  17. MR

    MojoRising

    Miami

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were stellar, as always. Dry-aged steaks perfectly prepared. Sides-- especially the au gratin potatoes and the creamed corn-- unspeakably good. And a great steak house wine list (lots of good reds).
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fish over cooked and garnish was cold. Fish not seared enough and got kind of steamed. Everything else was perfect. Octopus, chicken, steak, oysters, etc but fish not good. Pascal our server was outstanding. Ambient too noisy for the price. We love this place and we hope that never happen again.
  19. m

    marty

    Fort Lauderdale

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Sea bass had to be sent back as no taste
  20. M

    Mark

    Columbus

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious steaks and sides. Awesome service. Beautiful decor. You will feel like you’re dining in an amazing restaurant in Las Vegas!
  21. JZ

    JamesZ

    West Palm Beach

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went pre concert and it was fabulous.
  22. KD

    KDinNH

    New England

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Enjoyed a special occasion dinner at Council Oak this week. Have been many times and the food never disappoints. Excellent quality and portions. My husband had steak and lobster tail and I had the sea bass- all cooked to perfection. My only negative would be that we had indicated it was a special occasion and asked for a window seat. We did receive the window seat but were in the corner right next to another table- felt very crowded and not very intimate. The restaurant was not busy and probably could have found a better option. However, we did enjoy our meal, but skipped dessert as weren't comfortable lingering.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice love the food
  24. M

    Monie

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My best friend & i had a wonderful time celebrating her 45th bday.
  25. J

    Jess

    Las Vegas

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was actually very good, everything cooked perfectly. Waiter was very attentive.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jonathan was great. Our table was perfect by window and water and got to see the light show guitar hotel! Wine and food always good!
  27. p

    paulb

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic. The atmosphere was great as was the server in the presentation. The food was fantastic! This is going to be our new favorite spot.
  28. TD

    TDillon

    Miami

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We haven't been back since its last location. The food is just average. The filets were cold, the hashbrowns were hard as a rock and the brussels sprouts were soggy and had no flavor. The only good thing were the rolls that were served at the beginning of the meal. Our server was clueless as she should have noticed the uneaten food but chose to look at the other way as she probably thought we were tourist and she would never see us again. Well she is right. She will not see us again even though we are locals and are foodies and love to dine out. This is also why we should not venture out from our favorite steakhouse which is Bourbon Steak as they are always consistent and excellent. For the price point of where this restaurant is, it was below mediocre compared to Bourbon. In addition, if you're going to have a $60 steak, you should at least pair it with excellent cocktails which again were terrible. The server even stated that the juices were from a bottle. They did not even squeeze their own juices which is very sad. The Manhattan had effervescence which it should absolutely not. We have no idea what they put in it. Even as we tried to get our check to make a quick escape as we were ready to move on to a place that would serve better cocktails, the server was nowhere in sight and we had to flag down a manager. it is unfortunate as our last memory of Council Oaks at its former location was such a fantastic time sitting at the bar, having amazing drinks and food and listening to great music. We would never come back
  29. BB

    BabyBoomer

    West Palm Beach

    76 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Impeccable and friendly service coupled with delicious side dishes and dessert should be a winning combination. Not! When you go to a steakhouse meat should be the star so this was a hugely disappointing dinner. Both the bacon appetizer and porterhouse steak were edible, full stop. However, the steak was dry, lukewarm, not cooked as ordered, and tasteless. The bacon was forgettable. Choose a different restaurant.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Treasure Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was excellent. My only complaint being that the Migonette sauce for the oysters was a bit sour and needs more sugar .
  31. TD

    ThaiD

    Fort Lauderdale

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good service. Good food. Good drinks. Good times
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic night out. Service was impeccable. Steven did an awesome job taking care of our table. The hostess sat us at a wonderful table by the window overlooking a water feature. I will be back!
  33. A

    Anabis

    Fort Lauderdale

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This restaurant is very popular, reservations have to be made well in advance. I made the reservation over a month in advance for a birthday celebration and, I know understand why reservations are hard to come by. The restaurant is extremely spacious and it was packed! Our server was great and the food was amazing!!!
  34. B

    Bobbbbbbbbbbbb

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    They need to do something about the noise level. You can not hear members at the table.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Ambiance and service were outstanding. Steak quality was unfortunately subpar. I had the long bone in rib-eye, a supposed 34 oz, 28 day dry aged steak sourced from Chicago. The piece of meat I was presented with was not dry aged nor did it have any discernible marbling. While still a well prepared steak it was no where near the quality I expected.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service will go back again
  37. D

    Deby

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food as always & amazing service
  38. AA

    AimeeA

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of the food we ordered was excellent and the steaks were perfectly cooked. Our server, Sebastian, provided some of the best service I have ever received in a restaurant. He was attentive, provided helpful recommendations when we were ordering, and was entertaining with his wit.
  39. VD

    VickiD

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Council Oak never disappoints it is fabulous!!
  40. MR

    MaibelR

    Miami

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great environment and service, love the food. :-)

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings

FAQs

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is rated 4.6 stars by 2353 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 11 times today
Google Map for Council Oak Steaks & Seafood – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

One Seminole Way, Hollywood, FL 33314

Additional information

  • Cross street

    US 441 (State Road 7) & Stirling Rd.

  • Neighborhood

    Hollywood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Property-wide complimentary self parking. Lucky Street garage is closest to Council Oak.Valet parking charge $20 (validation not available as of 1/1/2015)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef James Stout

  • Entertainment

    Lounge Entertainment 7 nights a week

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (954) 327-7625

  • Private party facilities

    For parties of 15-30 guests, we require a set menu as well as a guarantee 24 hours in advance. We do have two private dining rooms.

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