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“Impressive Restaurant”

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood
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Ranked #85 of 2,418 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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.
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Impressive Restaurant”
Reviewed June 11, 2014

Great ambiance, amazing food, great service! This restaurant came highly recommended to us by our concierge - they were spot on - we will return!

  • Visited December 2013
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2 Thank ShepherdJW
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SHRTampa, Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Dear ShepardJW,

I wanted to take a moment and thank you for sparing time out of your day to give your opinion on Council Oak. We appreciate the positive words! We look forward to seeing you again!

Sincerely,
April Malandra
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Tampa, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not the best”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

I know a lot of people love this restaurant so I was expecting a lot. I have had better steak and sides for less at local restaurants in Tampa. I understand if you are on business or celebrating and staying at the hotel. Its ok

Visited January 2014
Helpful?
Thank randeeroma
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SHRTampa, Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Dear randeeroma,

I wanted to take a moment and apologize that you were less than pleased with your dining experience at Council Oak. You stated that you have had better steaks and sides at other dining establishments and I would appreciate further feedback on what could make them better. We welcome our guests opinions. I hope that you will give Council Oak a second try.

Sincerely,
April Malandra
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Orlando, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Brontosaurus sized steaks!”
Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Went in casual and felt at home. Waiters were great! Food was above average. Not a place for a value minded consumer. Great for snapping your collar and eating mountains of beef!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank TravelZipper
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SHRTampa, Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Dear TravelZipper,

Thank you for your kind words on not only our Brontosaurus sized steaks but on our wait staff as well! Hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,
April Malandra
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Port Orange, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A wonderful fine dining experience”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

Council Oak Steak & Seafood is located in The Tampa Hard Rock Casino. My husband and I had a very nice meal in an attractive setting. The steak was amazing and all portions are a la carte, however quit large. The service was excellent! You can end your dinner in the lounge next door and listen to some Jazz. The only downfall was we both were very cold. Next visit we will dress warmer and bring a light jacket.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Rhonda G
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SHRTampa, Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Dear Rhonda G,

Thank you for taking the time to rate us on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your feedback and do apologize for it being a little too chilly in the dining room on your visit. Looking forward to having you as our guests again!

Sincerely,
April Malandra
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Marietta, Georgia, USA
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best crabcakes and steak ever.”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We ate in the lounge to enjoy the wonderful entertainment. The food was amazing and the service was topnotch.

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank Cindy K
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SHRTampa, Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Dear Cindy K,

Thank you for your recent visit to Council Oak and for your positive words. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience in our lounge. Hope to see you again!

Sincerely,
April Malandra
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