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Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

5223 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610-4114
+1 813-627-7600
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“filet” (35 reviews)
“lobster” (19 reviews)
“salad” (32 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
5223 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610-4114
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We stop by Council Oak about once a month for dinner. The service is excellent and the food is also very good. It is a little expensive on certain items. Prices for the wine are one, and the African Lobster are way too much. Steak...More

Thank Walt106
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the winning review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Council Oak! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here many time and it is one of my fave places to get an awesome steak. Never had a bad meal here. Service is always excellent. Food is well worth the price. Always get the filet and we split a couple side items....More

Thank Kelley R
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for reaching out to us about your experience. It's great to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and we're looking forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here multiple times and it never fails to impress. New menu is outstanding. Bone in NY Strip best in the area. Wine list provides numerous options by glass and bottle at various price points. Staff from hostess to servers is top notch. The fried...More

Thank 123gregoryh
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Council Oak and are looking forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ridiculously over-priced but the steaks were good and the Lobster Mac N Cheese was excellent. Our server was informative and super friendly.

Thank Kirsten B
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We value your comments and concerns, and appreciate your feedback. We always strive to be friendly and we're glad you think so! Rock on!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Council Oak is just off the smoking casino. As soon as we were seated, I smelled the cigarette smoke. I asked if there was a better location away from the smell. I was told everywhere in the restaurant is bad. I was surprised that the...More

Thank heidimt
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We apologize that you did not enjoy your experience. It is disheartening to learn that one of our guests left disappointed. Your feedback will only help to improve our dining establishment in any service areas that we may have fallen short. We strive for all...More

Reviewed 9 December 2017

We showed up at this restaurant without having a reservation. They seated us immediately in the lounge, which also had live music. The service was tremendous, and the food was out of this world!

Thank Bob C
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Bob, thanks for the winning review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Council Oak! We're looking forward to your next visit. Rock on!

Reviewed 26 November 2017

A booth is much quieter than a table. Very noisy & cigarette smoke wafted in from the casino. Escargots for appetizers were great. I had lamb chops, were ok, had better for half the price. Husband had surf & turf, loved it. Side of bacon...More

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Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent visit. We value your comments and concerns, and appreciate your feedback. We hope that you will visit us again.

Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent experience, from the greeting to the salutation this place does it right. Menu choices are plentiful and the wait staff is out of this world. We have returned several times over the years and it never disappoints. Be sure to try the Gooey Buttercake...More

Thank JTFMB
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Thanks for the winning review! . It's great to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and we're looking forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 1 November 2017

My husband and I were at Council Oak for our Honeymoon dinner, Mark our waiter took the time to talk to us, made spot on recommendations and the Japanese steak was absolutely amazing. We will be back.

Thank laurastahl71
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thanks for the winning review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Council Oak! We're looking forward to your next visit. Rock on!

Reviewed 1 November 2017

So disappointing...You had THE BEST lobster tails anywhere on earth!!! Why did you change to (4) 4 oz tails that compare in no way to the (2) luscious 8oz tails??? We were going there every few months JUST for the lobster! Wouldn't spend the money...More

Thank Stella S
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. I want to apologize that you were unhappy with your recent dining experience to Council Oak. It is disheartening to learn that one of our guests left disappointed. I assure you that your...More

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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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