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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 good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cowboy ribeye” (15 reviews)
“steak” (143 reviews)
Closes in 27 min
17:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
5223 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610-4114
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1 - 10 of 296 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After losing all our money in the casino we decided to eat at Council Oak. The food and the atmosphere are very good. Our waitress was great and friendly. Our steaks were prepared exactly how we requested and the side dishes were excellent. Make reservations...More

Thank Pam34366
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had heard of this place but this was first time there. I watch master chef all the time and they had a rib cap that they were serving and Gordon Ramsey said this was the best steak to get. I never have seen it...More

Thank 247eagle
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your winning review! We always strive for excellence and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Council Oak! Can't wait to see you next time!

Reviewed 16 August 2017

After reading many of the reviews, my husband and I decided to dine here for our anniversary. To start, we made a reservation and requested a booth as recommended by another reviewer. Great tip, because the booth provided a more private dining experience for our...More

Thank LAT11
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Jimmy was our server. What an amazing guy! Everything was decadent!! I had some of the freshest seafood of my life here! The lobster tail, the crab legs, & the creme brulee were some of my personal favs. And I can't possible write this review...More

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

Ashli, 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 we are looking forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 6 August 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 9 August 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 1 August 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 3 August 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 27 July 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.

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Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 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 24 July 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 29 July 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 2 July 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 5 July 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 9 June 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 15 June 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!

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
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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