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Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

5223 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610-4114
+1 813-627-7600
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“cowboy ribeye” (15 reviews)
“steak” (138 reviews)
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
5223 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610-4114
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wagyu is similar in refinement and pampering as Kobe steak, but comes at a lesser premium price but with a superior taste to Kobe, in my opinion. The atmosphere is lush and the service is on point. The wine selection is something boast worthy and...More

Thank Devin G
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Devin, thanks for your winning review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed dining with us. Thanks for being a fan, we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed June 8, 2017

Having tickets to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre for our anniversary, we typed in steakhouses in the area and found Council Oaks very close to the venue. Chelsea, our server was excellent. The menu was not so extensive to make it difficult to narrow down...More

Thank Tippiehall
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent visit! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Council Oak! We hope that you will visit us again soon. Have a Rockin' week!

Reviewed June 6, 2017

we both had the twin lobster tails. service was terrific. the food tasted wonderful. presentation left a lot to be desired.

Thank Andrea J
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Council Oak! We're looking forward to your next visit. Rock on Andrea!

Reviewed June 3, 2017

The filet was delicious and melted in my mouth. Service by Mark was a bit casual but so good. The only bad part is the poor acoustics which make the dining room very noisy for any dinner conversation. Maybe the remodel will address this.

Thank marciaww
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2017

Thanks for the winning review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Council Oak! We're looking forward to your next visit. Rock on!

Reviewed June 2, 2017

The food was excellent , the steak was the best I've had in a long time. The Server "Camerin" was excellent! Very knowledgeable about everything. Very impressed and I would go back for dinner again.

Thank Paula L
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2017

Paula, thank you for the winning review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Council Oak! We always strive to be friendly, helpful and fun! We appreciate your feedback and hope that you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed May 31, 2017

A nice atmosphere and a phenomenal meal. While the menu is fairly pricey you most definitely get your money's worth. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Staff was friendly and continuously tried to serve you.

Thank VWildcatz
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2017

Thanks for the winning review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Council Oak! Thanks for being a fan, we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed May 30, 2017

The four of us celebrated my birthday there last Saturday. All four steaks were excellent, but then it went downhill with the salads and the sides. The chopped salad and the tomato mozzarella were very good, however, the Caesar's was forgettable and the baby spinach...More

Thank Ingrid P
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2017

Ingrid, thanks for for bringing this to our attention. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your service at Council Oak! Honest feedback from our guests is our greatest opportunity to improve. We hope that you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

I love this place! PROFESSIONAL Servers! High Quality Meats! Ridiculously Delicious Carrot Cake! They recently added imported japanese A5 wagyu. I had the ribeye and my friend had the strip! Both were perfectly cooked and amazing. If you like five star food and be treated...More

Thank TravelZipper
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Council Oak and are looking forward to your next visit.

Reviewed May 1, 2017

This is a steak house for the true steak lover the steaks are cooked to your liking and they are flavorful and tender the best I have had in a long time Try this one and you will Thank me.

Thank handyguy1250
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2017

Thanks for the 5 Star winning review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Council Oak! Come back and visit us again soon!

Reviewed April 19, 2017

If you like to be pampered this is the place. Elegance and fine dining the food is to die for. The lobster tails the best I have had and the corn and chopped salad is excellent.

Thank 685pattiem
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2017

Thanks for the 5-Star review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Council Oak! We're looking forward to your next visit. Rock on!

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Response from Paula R | Reviewed this property |
We have eaten here many times. We are locals. Causal, nicely dressed is fine. It is a fine dining experience. I think men in slacks and a polo shirt would be fine. I personally have also went in slacks and dress shirt... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5223 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610-4114
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-627-7600
Description
Council Oak Steaks & Seafood is celebrating seven years of being one of Tampa Bay's BEST Steakhouses. This crown jewel serves only the finest cuts of dry aged prime beef and the freshest seafood from local waters. The award-winning restaurant recently won the 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, as well as the 2014 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Be sure to visit us to see why the restaurant was recently added to one of the most prestigious restaurant review guides, Zagat.
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