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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%
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“filet” (42 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
5223 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610-4114
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1 - 10 of 335 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to council oak as a last min birthday dinner after leaving the house too late... called made reservations for 9pm.. walked in was seated immediately... we were seated next to the kitchen where u can see everything being prepared. Had the 3pd crab cake...More

Thank Toya R
Seminole Hard R... T, Social Media Specialist at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Toya! First off, happy belated birthday. Thank you so much for spending your special day with us and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you again some day.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been hearing about this place for a while from friends. I guess they over-sold it. The long walk through a smokey casino to get to & from the restaurant is ridiculous. But I guess that's the way casino's are designed. Meal was good, but...More

Thank SANANNwill
Seminole Hard R... T, Social Media Specialist at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your experience with us. We're saddened to hear that you were underwhelmed with your meal and have relayed this message over to our management team so that they may continue to grow...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cowboy steak and Alaska king crab legs are beyond amazing. This is one of the best steakhouses I have been to in all my travels and would highly recommend this restaurant. A+++

Thank 1964MH
Seminole Hard R... T, Social Media Specialist at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to write feedback about your experience. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal! We look forward to serving you again in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Celebrating our 31st anniversary and first visit at "The Oak". Outstanding service and food! Portions were very generous! Only drawback was that the menu on line vs. menu in restaurant was quite different. Substantially higher in house. Need to be sure and update on-line menu...More

Thank Callianne64
Seminole Hard R... T, Social Media Specialist at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your feedback! We will look into ensuring that all of our menus are updated. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and look forward to serving you again.

Reviewed 10 September 2018

We got a table in the lounge area because it was up to a 3 hour wait for a table in the dining room (this actually turned out better than expected). Our waiter, Matthew, was wonderful as well as accommodating. The entertainment was great and...More

Thank Smontini1024
Seminole Hard R... T, Social Media Specialist at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for dining with us! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and appreciate your feedback. We hope to serve you again!

Reviewed 27 August 2018

I'm not steak expert, nor is it my favorite food, but when going to place known for steaks I had to get one and I'm gad I did. I got the NY strip medium well, which at times can make it a little on the...More

Thank Matt S
Seminole Hard R... T, Social Media Specialist at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your feedback, Matt and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the NY Strip we prepared for you. We hope to serve you again some time!

Reviewed 19 August 2018

The service was excellent and the food was wonderful. It was a long dinner towards the end of the meal, when we were waiting for our checks.

Thank Connie Y
Seminole Hard R... T, Social Media Specialist at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your feedback, Connie! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed dining with us.

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

I recently tried this restaurant for a family birthday and the filet was one of the best I have had. They are pricey but it’s worth it. They also do a great job of making it a memorable experience and the volcano dessert is a...More

Thank Christian R
Reviewed 18 June 2018 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 7 June 2018

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

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Connie Y
2 August 2018|
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Response from Seminole Hard R... T | Property representative |
Hi Connie! At this time, we do not offer South African lobster tails. We do offer a cold water, Maine lobster that is cooked to your choice of steamed or broiled for $28 per pound.
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MelBell32
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
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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