Holidays, Dining
December 16, 2022

Celebrate Christmas and News Years Eve Holidays

TAMPA, Fla. (December 16, 2022) – Celebrate this Christmas and New Year’s Eve holidays at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa with special holiday themed menus at seven of its dining venues.


Christmas holiday special features a delicious leg of lamb stuffed with spinach-goat cheese, pancetta, fingerlings potatoes and eggplant caponata ($55). For dessert, spiced apple pie with vanilla gelato and drizzled caramel ($14).
New Year’s Eve holiday special includes surf and turf ($125) and no bake cheesecake with champagne macerated strawberries, graham cracker crumbs and champagne whipped cream ($14). 

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

Christmas Eve specials will be available from 5 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, December 24. On Sunday, December 25, Christmas Day brunch specials will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ($95) and dinner specials will run from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. which will include slow roasted prime rib roast with sides for $90 per person.
New Year’s Eve three-course menu special for $160 per person will include beet and goat cheese salad for starters; surf and turf with sides for entrée; and butter cake with vanilla ice cream.

Hard Rock Cafe

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day holiday specials will include spiral ham served with collard greens and sweet potato casserole as the entrée and for dessert, pecan pie ($36.95). Holiday drink specials include Santa Sangria ($14) and Very Merry Cocktail ($18.99).

Jubao Palace Noodle Bar

The Holiday special from Thursday, December 1 through Saturday, December 31 is Yaki Udon noodles which includes chicken, shrimp, barbeque pork, stir-fried with white onions, chives, Shiitake mushrooms, carrots with Yaki Udon noodles in a sweet and savory brown sauce ($23). 

Rise Kitchen & Bakery

Christmas specials will be available Saturday, December 24 and Sunday, December 25 for $39 per person. Chef’s garden salad will be offered alongside entrée applewood smoked brisket and tres leches cake for dessert. 
New Year’s Eve special will be available Saturday, December 31 from 4 p.m. until midnight for $65 per person. Menu special will be butter poached twin Canadian lobster tails with herb roasted red bliss potatoes, crisp apple slaw and sweet corn.

Rock ‘N Raw 

New Year’s Eve Omakase special will be available Saturday, December 31 at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. for $223 per person, reservations and deposit required to secure a seat. Featuring chef Kon Lee and menu special with an introduction of sparkling wine, global beginnings with Yuzu Collins Sake, Hokkaido scallop ceviche, New Zealand langoustine, grilled king crab, tempura trio (Hamachi kama, Anago, Sawagani), sashimi, Hotate scallop, surf and turf, and fried Japanese donuts with matcha sauce.

The Rez Grill

Christmas special will include Chateaubriand with a 12-ounce sliced beef tenderloin, roasted red bliss potatoes, white asparagus and pink pepper au poivre ($95). For dessert, apple bread pudding with cranberry rum compote fresh nutmeg and eggnog ice cream ($14).
New Year’s Eve specials include surf ‘n turf with lobster thermidor, 8-ounce ribeye cap and red wine demi ($135). For dessert, strawberry and champagne parfait with strawberry compote, vanilla cake and champagne pastry cream ($14).

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa 

Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is one of the largest and most successful casinos in the world offering award-winning gaming, hospitality, and entertainment. The casino offers nearly 5,000 of the hottest slot machines, 179 table games, a state-of-the-art Poker Room featuring 46 tables and a smoke-free Mezzanine Level Casino. The 800-room hotel is AAA Four Diamond rated and proudly offers 12 restaurants, including upscale dining venues Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, The Rez Grill, and Cipresso. Amenities include the 1,500-seat Hard Rock Event Center, which hosts some of the nation's hottest entertainers and must-see concerts; a 60,000-square-foot pool deck area with three pools and 19 cabanas; as well as the luxurious Rock Spa® & Salon. The resort is located off I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa. For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Hard Rock®:

Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies with venues in over 70 countries spanning 260 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Rock Shops®, Live Performance Venues and Cafes. HRI also launched a joint venture named Hard Rock Digital in 2020, an online sportsbook, retail sportsbook and internet gaming platform. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s largest and most valuable collection of authentic music memorabilia at more than 86,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. In 2022, Hard Rock Hotels was honored as the number one brand in Outstanding Guest Satisfaction for the second year in a row among Upper Upscale Hotels in J.D. Power’s North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study. This designation is the fourth consecutive year the iconic brand has been among top brands in this category. HRI is the first privately-owned gaming company designated U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal for the second year. Hard Rock was also honored as one of Forbes’ Best Employers for Women, Diversity and New Grads and a Top Large Employer in the Travel & Leisure, Gaming, and Entertainment Industry. In 2021, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos received first place ranking in the Casino Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey conducted by Bristol Associates Inc. and Spectrum Gaming Group for six of the last seven years. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit or