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Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

5223 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610-4114
+1 813-627-7600
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“filet” (36 reviews)
“lobster” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
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5223 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610-4114
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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Council Oak is a high end restaurant located inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa. It is right off of I-4. Reservations are a must! The food is impeccable. The service is premier! The prices are on the high end but you get...More

Thank Mommamoo64
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2017

Thanks for the winning review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Council Oak! We appreciate your feedback and hope that you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed August 1, 2017

We have dined here a few times over the years and enjoyed it, this time we were in the main dining area and were impressed by the service and the food. We were seated facing the kitchen and watched as steaks were prepared. The attention...More

Thank 96LT4
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this winning review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and we're looking forward to your next visit!

Reviewed July 26, 2017

While I hate having to walk through the smokey casino to get to the restaurant they have delicious food. I love the lobster tail and oysters Rockefeller.

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

Thanks for the winning review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Council Oak! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Reviewed July 24, 2017

Relaxing and outstanding service. Food quality is excellent. quite atmosphere. VERY large portions and cooked to your order. Outstanding service.

Thank Marian P
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 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 Marian!

Reviewed July 1, 2017

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 July 4, 2017

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!

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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
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
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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