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“A wonderful fine dining experience” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood
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Ranked #116 of 2,356 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Port Orange, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A wonderful fine dining experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Rhonda G
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SHRTampa, Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review, 17 June 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
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best crabcakes and steak ever.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

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

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Cindy K
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SHRTampa, Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review, 17 June 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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Temple Terrace, Florida
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“A good steak”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

Prices are a little bit high, but you get what you pay for. It is a good steakhouse in the hard rock casino.

Visited April 2014
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Thank ctrever23
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SHRTampa, Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review, 17 June 2014
Dear Ctrever23,

Thank you for choosing to dine with us here at Council Oak and for sharing your experience!

Sincerely,
April Malandra
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Lutz, Florida, United States
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107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Worth it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

Four of us went to Council Oak for my birthday. It was excellent. The lobster bisque was quite good. I had the filet and garlic mashed. Others had the ahi tuna, red snapper, lobster mac and cheese, cheesecake, chocolate cake, and creme brûlée. Everyone thought the food was excellent. Service was fine. Personally I probably prefer Berns and the prices are comparable. But it was still an excellent meal.

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1 Thank John R
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SHRTampa, Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review, 17 June 2014
Dear John R,

Thank you for dining with us at Council Oak and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. We hope to see you again!

Thank you,
April Malandra
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great steak”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

You make reservations that's the easiest way to have dinner there but they also have a little bar right next to the restaurant that if you get in there around 6 o'clock you can just walk in and seat yourself ,they have six booths an about four tables little bit of live entertainment. The service is excellent and the food is even better don't be afraid to ask for an extra plate so you can share ,they are happy to oblige and the cowboy steak is just about the finest steak in and Tampa I always look forward to going back. You will not be disappointed.

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SHRTampa, Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review, 17 June 2014
Dear Johnfnwayne,

Thank you for your recent feedback on Trip Advisor for Council Oak. We appreciate your kind words about not only our Cowboy Ribeye but our bar and lounge as well. We look forward to having you visit again!

Thank you,
April Malandra
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