Food & Beverage
July 13, 2022

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Earns Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards in 2022

—Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, Kuro, Cipresso and Abiaka Among the World’s Best Restaurants for Wine—

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2022 Restaurant Awards, which celebrate the world’s best restaurants for wine.

All four of Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood’s fine-dining restaurants, Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, Kuro, Cipresso and Abiaka, have each won the Award of Excellence. The Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.

“We pride ourselves in providing quality wine for every guest to enjoy,” said Pablo Astardjian, Vice President of Food & Beverage of Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood. “Earning the Award of Excellence in each of our fine-dining restaurants further emphasizes our dedication to providing a world-class experience for our guests.”

Council Oak is Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood’s signature classic-American steakhouse, offering more than 350 wines from more than a dozen countries. Kuro is luxe and socially vibrant new-style Japanese restaurant, with options of bubbles, whites, reds and rosé alike. Cipresso is a contemporary twist on Italian fare, highlighting an extensive wine list with a focus on Italian varietals and other Old World offerings. Abiaka is inspired by South Florida’s unique, bold flavors with a touch of Latin influence and features a signature wine list with up to 100 labels and premium options available by the glass.

“I want to congratulate all 3,169 restaurants that earned one of Wine Spectator’s three awards for their devotion to all things wine,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator. “These awards not only guide our readers to dining establishments with impressive wine lists and outstanding service but also serve to honor restaurants for their achievements and commitment to maintaining pristine cellars. We are thrilled to reveal our 2022 Dining Guide, which points to places where wine drinkers are warmly welcomed.”

Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. There are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award—with 1,782; 1,290; and 97 winners this year in each respective category.

Wine Spectator’s special Restaurant Awards issue is now available.

Follow the Restaurant Awards on Instagram (@wsrestaurantawards), with the hashtag #WSRestaurantAward, and at, where all winners can be searched by location and sorted by attributes including name, proximity, award level, cuisine and pricing. Winners are also profiled in the free Restaurant Awards app, available for iPhone and iPad users.

About Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches around 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web’s most comprehensive wine site (, mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews. Parent company M. Shanken Communications, Inc., also publishes Cigar Aficionado, Whisky Advocate, Market Watch, Shanken News Daily and Shanken’s Impact Newsletter.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is the flagship-integrated resort of Hard Rock International, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The renowned entertainment, gaming and hospitality destination unveiled a $1.5 billion expansion in 2019, highlighting the debut of the world’s first and only Guitar Hotel. Between three hotel towers, the resort boasts 1,271 luxury guestrooms. Amenities include a 42,000 square-foot Rock Spa® & Salon; an 18-acre recreational water experience; private “Bora Bora” style cabanas; more than 20 food and beverage outlets; an expansive gaming floor with 2,800 slots, more than 200 table games and a 45-table poker room; 120,000 square feet of premier meeting and convention space; and a 26,000 square-foot retail promenade. Hard Rock Live, ranked No. 3 worldwide in 2021 ticket sales for theatre venues by Pollstar Magazine, highlights A-list entertainers and performers, sporting events and live broadcast productions in an intimate 7,000-person capacity setting. Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood is located on 87 acres of the Hollywood Seminole Reservation along State Road 7 (U.S. Highway 441). For more information, visit us online at, call 800-937-0010 or follow us: Facebook: SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly.

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