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Posted on 04/14/2014

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood Restaurant at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Now Open for Lunch on Saturdays


À La Carte Lunch Menu and Two or Three-Course Prix Fixe Menus, Feature New Gourmet Selections and Signature Favorites 


Hollywood, Fla. (April 14, 2014) Council Oak Steaks & Seafood restaurant at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has expanded its fine dining experience to offer lunch on Saturdays from noon – 3 p.m. with extended bar hours from 3 – 5 p.m. An a la carte lunch menu and two or three-course prix fixe menus will feature signature favorites and new gourmet selections of appetizers, entrees, salads, desserts and accompaniments.


"Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood was in need of a sophisticated fine dining lunch option," said Justin Wyborn, vice president of food and beverage at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Seminole Casino Classic and Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. "Guests have the option to enjoy an afternoon breeze while dining al fresco style on the Council Oak patio area, with a choice of lighter fare lunch items, as well as signature favorites offered from our dinner menu; all with quick service for additional convenience," he added.


"Of special note on the menu is a sumptuous lobster melt sandwich with house made tomato soup on the side, a new creation that Chef David 'Ray' Roach drew from his New England heritage, plus the first time appearance of a true burger at Council Oak with classic and modern sides. For lighter appetites, we recommend the tenderloin tip Steak House Salad with balsamic dressing."


The a la carte lunch menu includes gourmet lunch sandwich creations served with house made fries such as the Council Oak Cuban with house made pickles, ham, Swiss cheese, mustard, pork belly croquet and crispy fried yucca ($18), Lobster Griddle with Maine lobster salad, Havarti cheese, grilled potato bread and tomato bisque ($22), Beef Tenderloin with caramelized onions and arugula on toasted ciabatta with bleu cheese and horseradish ($20) and the Council Oak Dry Aged Burger served with lettuce, tomato, brioche, bone marrow mayonnaise and a side of house made fries ($18). A variety of burger enhancements are available ($3 ea.) including Applewood smoked bacon, quail egg, caramelized onions, wild mushrooms, Maytag bleu cheese, aged Vermont cheddar and seared foie gras ($18).


Raw bar seasonal clams, oysters, king and colossal stone crab claws are available in addition to popular appetizers Blackened Tenderloin Beef Tips with arugula, red onions and bleu cheese dressing ($14), Jumbo Lump Crab Cake on a bed of tomato, orange marmalade and herb salad ($13), Beef Carpaccio ($16) Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail (2 for $10)/ (4 for $20) and soup of the day ($10) or Lobster Bisque ($12).


Lighter fare salad offerings include a Steak House Salad ($18), Classic Caesar ($15), Caprese $17, Council Oak Cobb ($18) and Seared Ahi Tuna ($18). 


Additions and accompaniments include South African cold water lobster tail (Market Price), Truffle Fries ($9), Garlic Mashed Potatoes ($9), Dauphinoise Potatoes ($9), an Onion Ring Stack ($9) and Council Oak Cream Corn ($9), among others.


Sophisticated, yet inviting and friendly, Council Oak offers genuine, 100% U.S.D.A. prime dry-aged stockyard beef, the freshest line-caught seafood from local waters, king crab legs that are flown in fresh from the Bering Sea and an award-winning wine list. Upon entering, guests can peer into the Butcher Shop through a glass-walled partition and interact with the restaurant's butcher to select cuts of meat for an extra, personalized touch.

Recognized by Wine Spectator with an Award of Excellence 2012, Council Oak presently boasts over 300 wines from more than 13 countries with an extensive wine-by-the-glass selection and intimate wine-bar seating. The restaurant's cozy bar and lounge also serves wine and specialty cocktails and offers live entertainment, nightly. While selections are available to meet several tastes and budgets, the restaurant is proud to offer Magnum bottles and high-end wines that include several first growth wines from the Bordeaux region of France priced from $1,500 to $4,500 a bottle. Zagat has also bestowed the restaurant with its 2013 Excellent Steakhouse & Seafood commendation and awarded the restaurant its Diners Choice Award 2013.


Council Oak is open Sunday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for its award winning brunch featuring freshly prepared delicacies; Sunday - Thursday, from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, from 5 p.m. – midnight and   Saturdays from noon – 3 p.m. with extended bar hours from 3 – 5 p.m.  Reservations for Council Oak are available by calling (954) 327-7501 or visiting  online or through its mobile application.


About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino invites you to play, stay, dine, and shop at South Florida's premier destination for fun and entertainment, Where Rock Royalty Lives. Over 90 tables offer Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker, Casino War and Let it Ride on a nearly three-acre casino floor. Additionally, over 2,500 slots include the Native-American Casino linked Multi-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Separate high-limit rooms for table games and slots, in addition to a non-smoking room, are available for guests to enjoy. Loyal Player's Club members also have access to the exclusive VIP Plum Lounge and VIP Chef's Table show kitchen. The Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock hosts various games and tournaments of Limit and No Limit Texas Hold 'em, 7-Card Stud and two dollar and four dollar limit Omaha Hi Lo games. Located inside the casino is Hard Rock Cafe -Hollywood, part of Hard Rock's 138 globally recognized rock 'n' roll restaurants. The Green Lodging Certified by the State of Florida, AAA Four Diamond-rated resort showcases 500 luxurious guest rooms, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, Rock Spa, award-winning restaurants, high-energy nightclubs, lounges and bars, boutique retail shops, the 350-seat Paradise Live theater and the 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. Located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) in Hollywood, Florida. Take I-95, exit Stirling Rd. and travel west to 1 Seminole Way. For more information, call (954) 327-ROCK, 1 800-937-0010 or visit us online at,,, and