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“Can anyone grill a steak here? Three tries and you're OUT.”

Council Oak Steak and Seafood
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Ranked #26 of 615 Restaurants in Hollywood
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: US 441/State Road 7
Reviewed January 31, 2013

French onion soup delicious, diver scallops at $19 had two small scallops, 3 tablespoons mashed cauliflower, two tiny cubes of lobster and maybe 1/2 small mushroom chopped. Total rip off. Oysters rockefeller were covered with a huge amount of cheese, not the traditional rockefeller for sure.. We ordered steak costing $40, $59 and $69. They were all ordered cooked medium. The cowboy steak at $59 was good. The $40 filet was cooked well done and dry, SENT BACK and replaced with one properly cooked. The $69 porterhouse steak was SENT BACK well done and replaced with another porterhouse that arrived charred but almost raw inside, SENT BACK AGAIN. It was further cooked but was very tough. BILL $300 INEXCUSABLE FOR A STEAKHOUSE ESPECIALLY AT THESE PRICES. NOTHING COMPED, not even a coffee or dessert let alone the manager should have comped the porterhouse that was returned twice and on the third try we packed it up for our dog at home. We asked our server if steaks were ever sent back and he replied yes, mainly for overcooked. He seemed to accept the fact that steaks go back regularly to be recooked. Not to knock him he gave us excellent service and apologized profusely. So so disappointed since this was a special occasion. NEVER AGAIN. NEVER. Capital Grill here we come.

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Seafood Platter Appetizer was fresh and excellent. Live entertainment was great. Dry-aged meat was outstanding. Atmosphere and design was beautiful.

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Eight of us spent New Years Eve eating here. I have been here numerous times and brought out of town guests to usher in 2013. Our reservation was made a good deal in advance, and we were seated promptly. I would say that the cost of a meal here is more than the average steakhouse - but the surroundings are lovely and it does impress. All of us ordered different entrees and each commented on how good it was - whether it was the lamb chops, the filet, the crab cakes, or the snapper - everything here is ala carte so we ordered 6 sides for the group which included lobster mac and cheese - creamed spinach - onion ring tower - and their corn. We did not order dessert as we were all full - they also have a very upscale sunday brunch which is over the top !!! If you want to impress your guests or loved ones, Council Oak will not disappoint, just be prepared for a large tab - so save it for a very special ocassion.

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Thank Howard K
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

The steaks are seriously delicious. The service is on point. The atmosphere is gorgeous. Put them together and you have one of the best steak houses in South Florida. Not for the budget conscious. Do stop by if you are ever in town.

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Thank Rika64
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

We have had the pleasure of eating both dinners here and their fabulous Sunday Brunch. It is one of the few places that has always been fabulous. We have never been disappointed by anything there. We will frequently order two appetizers, a salad and then share an entree as their portions are quite large. On occasion we will share a dessert too which is quite decadent, especially their creme brulee. The service is flawless and the management hands on which makes it run so well. Late night cocktails in their bar nice with a nice jazz band on occasion.

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Thank Melissa J
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