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“Don't waste your time or money”

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood
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Ranked #94 of 2,407 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.
Tampa, FL
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Don't waste your time or money”
Reviewed May 13, 2009

The service was mediocre for a place that is supposed to be upscale. The lamb was recommended by the server and since it is usually my favorite choice at a steakhouse I ordered it. It was bland, almost didn't even taste like lamb. I also requested mint jelly, which they didn’t have but brought me disgusting mint syrup that tasted like mouthwash. The lobster mac n cheese tasted like it came from a box, there was not discernable lobster flavor at all. I would recommend that if you are looking for a great steakhouse type meal to head to the Capital Grille.

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Tampa, FL
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best steakhouse in Tampa”
Reviewed June 15, 2008

My husband and I enjoy fine dining and have been to all the notable steakhouses in Tampa, (e.g., Berns, Charlies, Flemings, etc.). Council Oak, the area's newest, has them all beat! The food, wine list, service and setting are all top-notch. We LOVE this restaurant and recommend it highly to anyone wanting a top-notch fine dining experience. Yes, it's pricey -- but worth every penny.

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