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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%
Travellers talk about
“filet” (40 reviews)
“salad” (36 reviews)
“lobster” (20 reviews)
Closes in 8 min
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
5223 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610-4114
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1 - 10 of 327 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We dined at Council Oak on Fathers Day evening and had one of the best dinners and service from Samantha and staff. Our Waygu Beef Steak Tartare was presented in a crystal dome of dry ice when unveiled became a show stopper. The chilled buttery...More

Thank Annette H
Reviewed 1 week ago

ok, maybe my expectations were inflated due to some of the reviews and a cursory glance at the menu. But, for a party of four and nearly $600 I would definitely expect much, much more... Mediocre service, over-seasoned appetizers and entrees and lackadaisical attention to...More

Thank BigPawsBBQ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated my 31st birthday here and everything about the experience was great! We sipped on some delicious 21 year old Macallen single malt and then a great bottle of Honnig Cab Sav. The octopus appetizer was delicious and came in the best sauce ever!...More

Thank Becox87
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Outstanding apps- steaks - wines - services .... just all around great. Exceeded expectations - great job council oaks!

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

Thanks for being a fan. Come back and visit us again, soon!

Reviewed 22 April 2018

My wife and I went for dinner there last night. We had the dry aged rib eye, a salad, baked potato, sautéed spinach with a bottle of Justin Isosceles Cabernet. The wine was on sale and the waiter offered up immediately. The food especially the...More

Thank ramango
Seminole Hard R... T, Public Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide this thoughtful feedback. We hope to see you again, soon!

Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

I had the filet, my husband had the new york strip, also our meal had a salad, loaded baked potatoe. My goodness, it was the best meal we have had in a long time, very good waiter, and all the waiters were johhny on the...More

Thank Roberta S
Seminole Hard R... T, Public Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

It's great to hear you had a rockin' dining experience with us. We're looking forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the dinner at council oak. I was worried the sound and smells of the casino would detract from the meal but once we sat down the casino was but a distant memory. We ordered the filet mignon and it...More

Thank Michael O
Seminole Hard R... T, Public Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with this rockin' review & for celebrating your wedding anniversary with us. We hope you come back to visit us again, soon.

Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Fun lounge with great live music. Large comfortable chairs and booths. Friendly staff and great food. Only drawback is you are temporarily morphed into a human cigarette filter, but you know that going into a casino.

Thank TPA777
Seminole Hard R... T, Public Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this review. Come back and visit us again, soon.

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Although very pricey, this restaurant delivers on a fine quality steak and prime drinks. I haven’t tried the seafood here but have eaten steak and sandwiches on several occasion and can find no flaw in quality or delivery. This place proves you get what you...More

Thank Bob T
Seminole Hard R... T, Public Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thanks for being a fan!

Reviewed 7 March 2018

This very elegant restaurant is a wonderful place to take a break away from the busy casino. The steaks are outstanding and so are the salads. We opted for an in-bone fillet which was very tasty and cooked to perfection. The service is very friendly...More

Thank Rosedale123
Seminole Hard R... T, Public Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thanks for being a fan!

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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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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