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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
PRICE
££££
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LOCATION
5223 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610-4114
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Council Oak is just off the smoking casino. As soon as we were seated, I smelled the cigarette smoke. I asked if there was a better location away from the smell. I was told everywhere in the restaurant is bad. I was surprised that the...More

Thank heidimt
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

We apologize that you did not enjoy your experience. It is disheartening to learn that one of our guests left disappointed. Your feedback will only help to improve our dining establishment in any service areas that we may have fallen short. We strive for all...More

Reviewed 9 December 2017

We showed up at this restaurant without having a reservation. They seated us immediately in the lounge, which also had live music. The service was tremendous, and the food was out of this world!

Thank Bob C
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Bob, 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 26 November 2017

A booth is much quieter than a table. Very noisy & cigarette smoke wafted in from the casino. Escargots for appetizers were great. I had lamb chops, were ok, had better for half the price. Husband had surf & turf, loved it. Side of bacon...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent visit. We value your comments and concerns, and appreciate your feedback. We hope that you will visit us again.

Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent experience, from the greeting to the salutation this place does it right. Menu choices are plentiful and the wait staff is out of this world. We have returned several times over the years and it never disappoints. Be sure to try the Gooey Buttercake...More

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Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

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

Reviewed 1 November 2017

My husband and I were at Council Oak for our Honeymoon dinner, Mark our waiter took the time to talk to us, made spot on recommendations and the Japanese steak was absolutely amazing. We will be back.

Thank laurastahl71
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 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 1 November 2017

So disappointing...You had THE BEST lobster tails anywhere on earth!!! Why did you change to (4) 4 oz tails that compare in no way to the (2) luscious 8oz tails??? We were going there every few months JUST for the lobster! Wouldn't spend the money...More

Thank Stella S
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. I want to apologize that you were unhappy with your recent dining experience to Council Oak. It is disheartening to learn that one of our guests left disappointed. I assure you that your...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Everything was perfect. The steak...wow. Chilean Sea Bass...wow. 15 later carrot cake wow! The atmosphere is amazing. This was my first visit, but it definitely won’t be my last.

Thank Val M
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Val, thanks for the winning review! We're looking forward to your next visit and are glad to have you as a one of our guests. Rock on!

Reviewed 29 August 2017

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

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Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

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 28 August 2017

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

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Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

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 15 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

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Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

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.

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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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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