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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at council oak! Had the Ribeye and lobster Mac and cheese. Portion was enough for 2 and the crab cakes are amazing!

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AM
Miami
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

After 2 so so meals, this one was very good. Pricey for a dinner in a venue reworked from a banquet room.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Not worth the cost and food was not that good

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SG
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best steak restaurant I've been too.
And we have tried the #1 rated places in all of Vegas

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LA
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

We had a semi good experience. The food was great the service was really good. Our reservations were at 845pm and whuke we waited over 20 mins they were sitting people that just waked in before us.
Location: could be better since it was not at tye reataurant rather a banquet hall inside the hard rock. Ik assuming this is due to all the construction at the hard rock. We walked through three casinos to get to the location and i believe we developed lung cancer on the way to the local. LOL I HAD NICOTINE in bedded in my nostrils during dinner.
The beer selection was limited and wines were not fully stocked.
WE might return upon completion of the restaurant.

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CP
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good but a bit overpriced. The restaurant was in a temporary space inside the ballroom which impacted our experience. Good overall and we enjoyed ourselves but won’t be our first choice next time at the Hard Rock.

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JR
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Coucil Oak for "date night". We were greeted as we arrived by hostesses with great positivity. When we were seated our server Madison came to greet us immediately as well as we were given our hot towels to clean our hands. Madison was a great server and his opinion on what to eat was spot on. We enjoyed every morsel of our meal and even enjoyed the leftovers the next day. At the end of the night we were greeted by Lisa one of the managers with a magnificent smile and awesome positivity. We enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and the wonderful staff. We will definitely be dining here again and next time with family and most likely with friends. We have also expressed to our friends that they must try the food here. Our complements to Pedro the chef on that night.

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B
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Everything except for the steaks was great. Unfortunately, the main course (everyone's steak) was burnt. I'm sure it's a one time occurrence but it was disposing

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HM
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we are in town again, we will definitely return. Cocktails were unique and top notch. Food was first-rate and the service, outstanding and attentive!

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LC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Would like to see more specials or options on menu

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for great food!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was favorable and delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We dine here st least once a month and have never been dissapointed

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Miami
13 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always very good, the service this time was excellent; Madison was over the top and entertained every request and was very entertaining.

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k
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

no privacy during sunday brunch
tables to close together

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MA
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Very disappointed that we ate such a expensive dinner in a ballroom. I was able to smell the flames of the sternoes that was keeping the food warm. Our servicer was horrible and took him 15 minutes to come and greet us at the table, he didn't even have water with him. Food took 45 minutes to get and for dessert he only asked 1 person out of 6 if they watered coffee or dessert.

He was rushing and seemed very uninterested in our table.
I will only go back when they move locations again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance.

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CM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 1

Not worth the money. Go to Miami. Overpriced, decor looked like a banquet hall with ugly curtains masking whatever... casino was average. $225 meal with less than average food. Service was good. I’m sure it’s ok for the hotel guests not wanting to leave, but there are much better places to go. Big mistake. Lesson learned.

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KD
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I dined here on our final night of a great vacation. Excellent choice. The restaurant is in a temporary location during the Hard Rock renovations and they are making it work well. Service was excellent and friendly (I believe it was Alex that waited on us) For our main course, I had the filet and my husband had the lamb chops. Both were perfectly prepared and generous portions. Sides were au gratin potatoes and asparagus, also excellent. We were very happy with everything about the experience and would highly recommend.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I have been dining at council oaks for many years with satisfactory experiences however my experience last night was less than satisfactory. Due to the ongoing renovations the restaurant has been “temporarily relocated” into a ball room a couple minutes walk from the casino floor where the restaurant had formally been located. This means that the kitchen is far from where the dining area is. The waiters roll the food in on uncovered dark brown plastic carts. Every part of the meal from appetizers, salad and the mains took quite a while to arrive, and once it did, needless to say it was cold. The taste and quality of my mother’s meal was horrible to say the least and had to be sent back. After waiting almost an hour for the meal, we did not want to wait any longer. The creamed spinach was cold and so salty it could not be eaten. For a meal over $200,
There was a lot left to be desired. I know we were not the only table unhappy after over hearing several tables around us complaining about the cold food and long service. I will not be going back until they have relocated to their “permanent” location.

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S
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Decided to have our New Year's Eve dinner here and while the cost of 180.00 per person was rather stiff, all-in-all it was worth it.

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PC
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

I have been coming to this restaurant since it opened and enjoyed it for years. I moved away from the area but drove 2 hours to celebrate New Years. However, I was shocked when I arrived and disappointed by the time I left.

Please do not come to this place until after the re-opening due to occur in September. It currently is just a space enclosed by dark drapes that make you feel like your in a coffin instead of a high end restaurant. The kitchen is too far from the actual make shift location which caused every dish to come out cold. The servers were made aware and I was hit with excuse after excuse but it really did appear to be out of their hands. Even the band was new and didn't measure up to the previous band performances. Thank God the hotel I booked had a better band which made up for a terrible experience at a place I once loved.

Save your $ until September 2019 . You have been warned!

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MF
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and great service ! We love to brunch here . A little pricey but worth it

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LD
Key West
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love council oak we enjoy music can’t wsit until they’re back on the other side

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JZ
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food but excellent service.

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KD
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Christmas Day dinner

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d
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Very disappointed went for Christmas. Didn't know they were renovating and moving as the atmosphere was quite depressing in the dining room. The menu seemed very limited for seafood. We went 2 years ago for Christmas and had a better selection. The dinner was slow to come and with two grandkids they were hungry, it was an hour before they got their dinner. Service was very good though.

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JM
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Christmas Eve dinner with family. The food was incredible and large portioned. You will not leave hungry. Lobster Bisque is a must! Service was slow but maybe they were short staffed due to the holiday. The restaurant is in a temporary location within the Hard Rock so the ambiance isn’t quite what you’d expect from a place in this price range. Will defiantly go back once they are in their permanent location.

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M
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a delight to dine here. Very expensive, however!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great, came out pretty quickly. Server was friendly and very accommodating.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was great. Service and ambiance was ok

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JP
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect choice for an anniversary celebration. 5-star food, service, ambiance, location and value for money. Would definitely be back for brunch in the future.

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TM
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best prepared bone in ribeye that I have had in years(possibly of all time). Compliments to the cook. Also, Lee(our waiter) was outstanding. Friendly, Attentive, Funny, and really made the night a Special Experience. A little "overpriced", but, a really good first time at the restaurant. I would recommend to anyone.

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HB
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter Michael he went above and beyond his duties very helpful and caring I wish there was more people in the world like this young man

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Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and perfect steaks

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LH
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated anniversary. Very nice dinner.

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Concert at Hardrock.

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JK
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the best steak in many many years! We were going to a concert at Hard Rock and brought a friend with us as her Christmas present. The meal at Council Oaks made the evening even more special than we had hoped for.

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LT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful brunch they do and our server Keith was just so accommodating as well as charming and a great server. I couldn't of asked for a better server.

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SP
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best restaurant I have ever been to. The service was outstanding, my glass was never empty, the waiter put gloves on to assist my mother with opening her crab claws, plates were cleared immediately and the food was out of this world. It’s pricey but well worth it, you will not leave unsatisfied. Loved it, we will be back very soon!

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