Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

Must be 21 or older to dine



For a limited time, join us as we transform Council Oak into the Continental from John Wick. Indulge in Continental Cuisine and Killer Cocktails. 

John Wick Menu

Meet Chef Daniel Messer 

Daniel Messer was born and raised just north of Cincinnati, and grew up going to as many Reds games as possible. He developed a love for cooking at a young age helping grandpa (papou) cook Sunday dinners for the family. At the age of 14, he began working in kitchens for a close friend’s Texas BBQ pop up on weekends at fairs and festivals, which led into them opening a stand-alone location that he and their son ran most days. This developed an interest that would turn into a love of working with proteins, smoked meats, and butchery as a whole.

Messer has been working in the industry for 19 years, and in the OTR/Downtown area since 2012, opening some recognizable spots in that region and collaborating with many Cincinnati chefs. He has worked with local butchers for a couple years to further develop knowledge of specialty cuts and demand from Cincinnati market. He has helped open and lead 3 different locations for one of the most popular pizzas/Italian spots in OTR winning several “Best Of” awards from Cincinnati magazine.

Some more interesting hobbies of Messer include an affinity of the chase of collecting rare sneakers and building a personal collection. He also played competitive hockey across the US and Canada for a decade, as well as being a massive fan of the NHL. This gave him the opportunity to travel to 14 NHL rinks nationwide and he would like to complete this goal by seeing entire league’s stadiums in the next 10 years. Along with playing hockey, he is classically trained on piano for 12 years, which has led to great dexterity and helped with beginner knife skills. He states his favorite restaurant in the city currently is Sotto and his favorite Chef in the city is Chef Michael Kelly! 


Discover The Best in Fine Dinning in Cincinnati

Do you have an important business dinner, a romantic date, or a birthday party coming up on your calendar? A special occasion requires a unique venue, which is where Council Oak comes in. Our steak restaurant in Cincinnati served the most exquisite cuts of meat in an upscale environment that's sure to blow your guests away,

Savor the Ultimate Surf and Turf Experience 

There are surf and turf restaurants, and then there's Council Oak. Our steaks and seafood restaurant in Cincinnati has no shortage of succulent options from land and sea, so you can create your perfect meal. 

Whet your appetite with the special Council Oak Caesar Salad or the Crispy Calamari. We also serve classic French onion soup and lobster bisque. If you love seafood, treat yourself to the raw bar, which boast only the freshest oysters on the market. 

Ready for your entrée? We offer 100% U.S.D.A. bone-in prime ribeye, New York strip, porterhouse, and rack of lamb. Add that to your lobster or shrimp and you've got yourself a mouth-watering combination. 

Elevate Your Plate Just the Way You Want

Fine dining in Cincinnati is all about attention to detail. That's why our side dishes are every bit as special as our steak and seafood. Sumptuous mac & cheese, whipped potatoes, and crisp vegetables share the limelight at Council Oak. 

To top it all off, you can enhance your surf and turf with a delectable sauce to suit your exact culinary taste. Buttery béarnaise sauce, horseradish cream, or a red wine demi - the choice is yours. 

 Celebrate Fine Food and Good Company

At Council Oak, the only things that will rival our food are the wine list and the ambiance. No matter what dish you choose, our knowledgeable staff can provide you with a dreamy wine pairing to make your meal even more memorable. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the luxurious atmosphere with your guests. 




Monday - Thursday
5PM - 10PM

Friday and Saturday
4PM - 11PM

4PM- 9PM