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Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

5223 N Orient Road, Tampa, FL 33610
813-627-7628
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Ranked #36 of 1,965 restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Council Oak Steaks & Seafood is Tampa Bay's BEST Steakhouse. It opened to rave reviews in 2007 and features fresh line caught fish, crab from the Bering Sea in Alaska and only USDA prime aged beef suitable for the most discriminating tastes. This is Seminole Hard Rock Tampa's crown jewel. Be sure to visit us and have the server tell you the story behind the name Council Oak.
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English first
Tampa, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It's shocking to see some of the lower reviews on this restaurant. I am glad we were able to experience this for ourselves and I can tell you, this is one of the best meals we have ever had. Council Oak Steaks and Seafood is one of seven restaurants located in Seminole Hard Rock Tampa. We live a few miles... More

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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

It has a nice look and feel..food is good..steaks are really cooked well and quality is tops. Price is too high for Tampa..and service is HORRIBLE..

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West Palm Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Granted overall I enjoyed my experience. However, it really was overpriced. $9 for a baked potato? Ok, it was loaded, but still... All the side dishes were between $9-12. And the steaks started ~$50. Most were $60. The menu online did not match when I got there, by the way. I had wine (which they did keep at the proper... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Was absolutely stunning and very clean place. We ordered porterhouse and rib eye, with corn and mash potatoes. All the food was amazing and once in a lifetime experience with my family. Plus great staff and very polite

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SHRTampa, Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

Dear Tyler D, Thank you for your comments on Council Oak, Tampa. We are overjoyed to know that you had such a fantastic dining experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, April Malandra More

Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food is phenomenal! I order the bone in cowboy ribeye medium, it is always cooked to perfection, and they even carve your initials into the bone for an added personalized touch! The bernaise sauce is a great addition to your steak! Wait staff is always kind and courteous! Best meal I've had in Tampa!

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SHRTampa, Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

Dear Holly S, We wanted to take a moment and thank you for your review on Council Oak, Tampa. We are extremely happy to learn that your dining experience was enjoyable! Sincerely, April Malandra More

Orlando, FL.
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

I must have eaten rib eye steak (my personal favorite) in five hundred restaurants in my lifetime. Last week-end I found myself seventy miles from home dining on a 24 ounce Cowboy Long Bone rib eye I will remember for a lifetime! Why it even had my initials carved on the bone! Trust me on this one.... I will not... More

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SHRTampa, Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

Dear cbotrader, Thank you for your recent review on Council Oak, Tampa. We are delighted that you had such a memorable meal with us! Sincerely, April Malandra More

Land O Lakes, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My partner and I went to Council Oak on 7/12/14, we were excited, it was our 16 year anniversary. We really enjoyed the entire experience, the food was fantastic. There were only two negative things that made me rate this "very good" versus "excellent". First thing is we called ahead to make sure they do corkage for the $35 listed... More

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SHRTampa, Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

Dear Robert M, First, I want to apologize for the miscommunication in regards to the corkage fee. We will make sure concierge is informed of our policies. On a better note, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed having Bonita as your server and experienced a wonderful dinner! Thank you for your review. Sincerely, April Malandra More

Cocoa Beach, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Always wonderful service and fabulous food. Make a reservation early so that you can choose a time to eat. It is often booked during the dinner hours. One of my favorite restaurants. Filet is superb, and the lobster is also delicious. There is a nice atmosphere as well. The lounge has wonderful live entertainment as well

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SHRTampa, Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

Hi Laura H, We wanted to say thank you for your wonderful review of Council Oak, Tampa. We look forward to seeing you soon! Sincerely, April Malandra More

Rome, Italy
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I got the steamed lobster tail. Extraordinary. Side dish with cream of spinach. My friends got 24oz (yes, 24 each) fillet angus, extraordinary. It is cold inside, suggested a nice pull (classy restaurant). The lady serving tables is a model. Full tip for her smiling attitude and perfect service.

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SHRTampa, Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

Dear lalloroma, Thank you for your great feedback! We look forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, April Malandra More

Brandon, Florida, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

There were 5 of us in our party as we took my sister here for her 55th birthday. Our reservation was for 7:00 PM and we were seated punctually with no problem with a wait. I heard this steakhouse was very upscale and it was indeed very nice. The atmosphere is nice but the tables are very close together if... More

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SHRTampa, Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

Dear MCB2165, I wanted to apologize that you weren't fully please with your dining experience with us at Council Oak. I assure you that your feedback will be used to enhance areas that may have been lacking. We appreciate your honest review. Sincerely, April Malandra More

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