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Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

5223 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610-4114
+1 813-627-7600
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
5223 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610-4114
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Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

Took my sister her daughter and my wife to dinner last night ! We had awesome experience and will return soon. Keep up 5 star service.

3  Thank bobjoness
Reviewed 14 November 2015

My husband and I love fine steakhouses and frequent them often. This one does NOT stack up, even though they obviously think that they do. Drinks were fine, salad was exceptionally small, steak was very good, truffle fries: HUGE let down, as they are one...More

1  Thank VegasGirl118
Reviewed 4 November 2015

An apex dining experience from the atmosphere to the smooth water. We ordered steaks and lobster which were superb. The lobster tails were huge with stuffed crab meat inside the shell and with lobster hanging over the side. The creamed spinach was very tasty and...More

1  Thank BloomingB
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Iv'e been here a few times and it has never disappointed. I hadn't reviewed it but my last visit prompted some kudos. Reservations can be made via Open Table and our table was ready even though three of my party flaked out. The server was...More

1  Thank Kenneth P
Reviewed 30 October 2015

I've been there 3 times, the first time it was amazing. I ordered bone in rib-eye and it was excelent. So I went back a second time with a date, unfortunately I didn't reserve so we sat at the bar, it was a little hectic...More

1  Thank Angelra60
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Amazing!!! This is definitely a place for adults to have a leisurely meal for a special occasion. The waitstaff immediately provided softly scented warm cloths for our hands prior to any ordering. The waiter was extremely professional and made suggestions to help us in our...More

1  Thank Aug77
Reviewed 10 October 2015

My husband took me to Council Oak inside the Hard Rock last night for dinner. It was my first visit, and I was impressed. The prices are high, and I'd except a little bit more in the area of service for a restaurant that serves...More

Thank kkellyp
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Best prime beef in Florida, talented staff of greeters, servers, the ambiance is perfect for a lingering dinner, desert and wine.

1  Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 12 September 2015

This is one of the most expensive restaurants in Tampa, but I think it has been cheapen by the cost of the valet. For the price they charge to eat here, they should validate the $20 valet. We will not frequent this place because of...More

Thank Irene H
Reviewed 7 September 2015

My wife and ate at the council oak last night to celebrate buying a new car. I ordered a shrimp cocktail which was good, the shrimp were very nice sized. We also ordered a filet mignon, medium rare. Both steaks came out very rare. Both...More

2  Thank Flounder55
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16 July 2016|
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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
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 00:00
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
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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