The Secrets Behind the Council Oak Knife Club at Hard Rock Tampa

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to step into the life of the rich and the famous? Council Oak Steaks & Seafood is Tampa’s best steakhouse to indulge and go all in. Not only are guests served the finest quality product, but the service is legendary.

One of the best kept secrets of dining at Council Oak is the ultra-exclusive VIP Council Oak Knife Club. Some of the world’s most respected athletes, performers and casino VIPs have been initiated into the club, in which their knives are displayed in the entrance of the award-winning restaurant.

You may be curious about how does one get into the club of only 100 noteworthy people? Here’s a peek behind the velvet ropes:

  • A noteworthy athlete, performer or casino customer that is visiting Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and dines at Council Oak will be presented with their customized knife with their name engraved, tableside.
  • These knives are to stay on the property for all future visits from the guest.
  • The knives are NOT for sale and cannot be purchased under any circumstance.
  • The Knife Club is an invite-only club, and the knives can be viewed in the lobby of Council Oak’s Butcher Shop
  • The Knife Club is available at Council Oak inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and Hollywood and NYY Steak in Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York, NYY Steak in Midtown Manhattan and NYY Steak at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek in South Florida.
  • All knives for all five locations are custom engraved at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa in the wardrobe department, believe it or not.

Some noteworthy members include:
Derek Jeter
Mario Lopez
Danica Patrick
Nick Cannon