Council Oak Steaks & Seafood at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Florida

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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood is South Florida’s premier destination for fun, entertainment and dining. The resort’s award-winning restaurant, Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, delivers a unique fine-dining experience for U.S.D.A. Prime dry-aged beef, fresh seafood and an award-winning wine list served in an inviting, upscale atmosphere. Council Oak has been recognized by Zagat in The 10 Hottest Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale and has earned Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence consecutively since 2009. In addition to nightly dinner service, Council Oak offers an amazing Sunday Brunch experience.
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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great steak, Complementary birthday dessert, very happy

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service is impeccable. It is a tad expensive, but worth it

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Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Steak Excellent. Onion rings fair to partly cloudy, Too much breading. Oysters fishy and lobster Mac and cheese fishy. Keep to steak avoid seafood.

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Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

Dining in a banquet/meeting room is not how I want to spend a very large amount on dinner. I read reviews and was concerned. I called before arriving and was told it was now in its permanent location. That was a downright lie. Set my mood off bad from the beginning. Food was good and service was good but the ambiance was horrible. I don't appreciate being lied to.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Although the location was under construction we had a fantastic time. The service was great and the cocktails, wine, and filet were worth every penny. The oysters were not great, but I guess that’s my fault for ordering out of season. Overall very pleased and I’d definitely come back once the location is set.

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M
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The food was very tasty. The dessert was a surprise on the house, a happy Anniversary raspberry chocolate torte. The service was excellent above par. The location was in transit to a better place. Since they are remodeling the Seminole Hard Rock the location is not at the same level of the prices. I will go back next year for my Anniversary.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

Construction at the casino is an issue. Didn’t know we were going to be in a make shift ding area,

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a
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Wonderful oysters and steaks. the service is outstanding.

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J
Miami
76 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service impeccable.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

Until they move the restaurant to a permanent location, avoid Council Oaks. Right now, it is just a bunch of tables crammed into a horrible ballroom. It is a mess, poor coordination which results in poor service. Food was pretty good.

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DH
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The restaurant was setup in a temporary space while the new casino building is under construction which is why the ambiance was slightly thrown off. I still anticipated receiving "fine dining" service, which we certainly did not. There was nothing wrong with the service , we had everything we needed, when we needed it but it definitely was not what we have become accustomed to from a fine dining establishment. The guys had the Prime Rib Special and it was perfectly cooked and seasoned. I had the filet, also cooked perfectly to temperature. The Oysters Rockefeller were delicious, the carpaccio and crabcake left something to be desired so did the lobster mac and cheese which was nearly flavorless (although there were lovely lumps of lobster in the mix).

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JJ
Miami
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Anniversary

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BL
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

WE enjoyed all that Council Oaks promised. It is a delightful place to dines. The service was excellent.
We plan to go back.

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ML
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 1

Relocated restaurant to one of the ballrooms. No ambiance at all. My steak was way over cooked. However that didn’t stop them from charging a ridiculous price for the dinner. Way way over priced for what you get..

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D
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They now have an excellent Japanese wagyu ribeye that's out of this world!

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M
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food with impeccable service.
Our server Stephen was the best and very attentive to our needs and wants.

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OR
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing. But the service was phenomenal

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C
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

This was our first visit and we will be back. We had never been to the restaurant, but the reviews were good. We got there late as we were going to the show Friday, night at 8PM. The waiter made sure to pick up the pace so that we could have dinner and make the show in time. Our appetizer was the Shrimp Cocktail and it was presented in a very modern way looked and tasted very good. We ordered the bone in Filet Mignon, with creamed spinach & baked potato (everything is a la cart). The cocktails ordered to go with dinner were perfect. All in all, food was delicious and service excellent. The restaurant reservations are recommended.

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MD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The atmosphere was superb, the server knew everything about the menu and the restaurant was quiet and calming. Everything was 4-5 stars until we got to the food. We were at the Okeechobee steak house two weeks ago and the steaks did not compare. We ordered the prime rib and the 8 oz fillet. The steaks were just ok compared to mouth watering at Okeechobee. I don't know if it was an off day, but this is how we felt.

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b
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Experience was fantastic! Food was GREAT! and, service was second to NONE.

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PG
Miami
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great variety of appetizers and entrees. I got the charred octopus and it exceeded expectations. Filet mignon was average. I will have it butterflied next time.

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YY
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I just love the food, the service, the ambient ❤️

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s
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went with friends. Service was top class, the seafood tower and wagyu meat out of this world!

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l
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was pretty much perfect. I was initially concerned the atmosphere would not be up to snuff due to ongoing renovations . This was not an issue at all . Food and service was superb . The sirloin and Caesar salad was to die for . The only reason I’m giving 4 stars was that the linguine in clam sauce was weak. I did not follow my intuition to not order this in a fine Italian restaurant and should have . This dish should be taken off the menu if it can’t be done right . Everything on the menu should be perfect or it shouldn’t be there . All in all I’d return especially if I’m seeing a show on the premises . The server did not rush us but got us out on time for the show.

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MT
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the shrimp cocktail as an appetizer and the six ounce filet medium with broccolini and mash potatoes as the sides. Everything was amazing. The streak was “like butter”. Followed up with the key lime, which wasn’t too sweet or too tart. Perfect dinner, perfect evening.

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B
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The steak was one of the best I have ever had. It was cooked to perfection and was seasoned just right!

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s
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

the service from check in to the table was very very good!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Waiter recommended linguini with clams and shouldn’t have. It was terrible!

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Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

We were forced to send two dishes back based on being overcooked. Waitress was fantastic. She was around when needed and did her job perfectly. Based on the food we ate and the issues we had, I wouldn't go back.

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R
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic dinner in celebration of my son's birthday. The steak tartare was amazing. My son likes the steaks at Council Oaks better than the other well known steak houses. Plus, the fish is wonderful for non-meat eaters. The service was outstanding and the wine selection is great. I highly recommend.

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FF
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food great as always
Service was slower than usual
Top 3 in our household

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SD
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was the most romantic ambience ever experienced at your restaurant. More so in this area of the hotel than the other. I hope that when you move to your final destination that you keep in mind the atmosphere that you have created in this room and carry it on to the next.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious! Very attentive staff. Calm, quiet ambiance which makes for a nice date night out. Food is pricey but know that going in and expect the quality to match. The Seafood Tower appetizer was amazing! Cocktails were yummy.

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b
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant (even though it's temporary) Great Food and wonderful service!

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ED
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

Steaks were asked medium but were overcooked and burned in the outside.

Sides didnt have much flavor as anticipated from a steakhouse.

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RS
Naples
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We confirmed reservation earlier in the day with Hardrock and when we arrived at Council Oak was told they don't accept Open Table. We were however able to get a table.

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N
Montreal
16 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

We didn’t know the restaurant had moved to a dingy dark room. First the hostess was not around and then told us that they were no longer on Open Table. However they could still give us a table. We were finally seated and the waiter appeared. He was fine and very polite. Our drinks came out after not too long a wait. The steaks were ok but not worth the price. The sides were average. The seafood pasta dish was awful. The pasta was mushy and the sauce was very bland. The seafood was dry and probably frozen. Certainly not what you would expect from the high prices that they are charging. The waiter had a hard time figuring out the bill seeing as we were 3 couples .
We won’t be back! Truly, a mediocre experience.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and the food was wonderful!

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Our meals of steak and crab claws were both very good. We had cocktails with dinner which were presented well and tasted good. Could not have asked for better service by our waiter...he was excellent! Will definitely dine there again.

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AO
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 1

What a waste of 800.00 [with tip]... couldn't get the main course right after 2 tries, first time too salty, second time too cold. They did comp one meal and 2 desserts.. I just wanted to get out of there. Changed recipes on a few things and was told that they were going to change them back when they moved into new location, manager came over but everything was too far gone..
Waiter was great and was embarrassed over the quality of the food. I have eaten there many times and won't be returning... again, staff was great.. I put the blame on the kitchen and chefs..bill without my meal came to 675.00 waiter got a mercy tip of 125.00 because it was well deserved.
Meal would have been comped anywhere else...

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