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SideBern's

2208 W Morrison Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-2436
(813) 258-2233
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Ranked #142 of 2,001 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $40
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: S. Howard Ave.
Description: SideBern's is Bern's Family of Legends' hip, progressive restaurant. Its menu features Executive Chef Chad Johnson's modern cuisine served in a stylish, relaxed fine dining atmosphere. SideBern's offers its guests the ability to taste different flavors and textures created with innovative culinary techniques.
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English first
Land O Lakes, FL
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Okay I'm being picky here but when going to a place like this you expect a different level of service and quality of food than what you would receive from most chain restaurants. I debated giving it a rating of 3 but decided to be generous because I'm being picky. But when the bill is over $300 it should be... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Excellent food. I never get tired of their eclectic, yet classic dishes with a twist. Service is great and atmosphere is top of the line.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Nothing like Berns. Really great sushi and fusion menu. People watching is half the fun as the bar draws an age diverse single crowd looking to meet.

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Clearwater, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Many unusual and very tasty menu items. Great service. Excellent wine selection. Walking distance from a great hotel. Great ambiance.

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Falls Church, VA
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165 reviews 165 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Sideberns remains my favorite restaurant in Tampa. The food is always interesting and tastes amazing. The wine selection is exceptional with many wines by the glass. This time I took some young folks (20 something) to broaden their food interests and they came away impressed. This time we had a lamb tartare, wow! and a rabbit ravioli (nice) and my... More 

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Kira J, General Manager at SideBern's, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind remarks about SideBern's! We appreciate your love for our creativity. Warm Regards, Kira Jefferson More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We went to Sidebern's for our Anniversary and I can sum it up with one word - AWESOME! We had a reservation for a table, and planned on having a drink at the bar prior to dining; we never left the bar area. The Bartender was one of the best ever...was attentive - but not too attentive. The food was... More 

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Kira J, General Manager at SideBern's, responded to this review

You are AWESOME! Thank you for your review. We all especially appreciate the opportunity to work with our hostess to make an experience with us even more special. Happy Anniversary, Kira More 

Tampa, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is without a doubt our favorite Tampa dining destination. Arrive at 5 or so and enjoy an amazing happy hour at the bar, featuring $6 small plates, wine selections and craft cocktails. Dinner in this place is special, with low lighting and great service. Diners would appreciate a bit more spacing between tables, but outside of that, you will... More 

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Kira J, General Manager at SideBern's, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Russ! We are glad you enjoy our Happy Hour. Our Small plates are $8 a piece, but still an amazing deal! I have attached a sample from of our items from last week. Raw Oysters - apple ginger mignonette Moules et Frites - beer & rogue creamery blue cheese Grilled Pork Belly - cured egg,... More 

Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
224 reviews 224 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

Iv'e eaten a here only a couple of times and the food is really good but a bit too foo foo for me. I mainly partake at the bar for adult beverages, The bartenders really know how to make a drink and the head mixologist, Dean, knows what he is doing. Be a bit adventurous and ask them to make... More 

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Kira J, General Manager at SideBern's, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I will make sure the bartenders and Dean know of your kind sentiments. We look forward to the next time you visit! Sincerely, Kira More 

Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Tampa is a town that feeds at trendy restaurants. This year's hotspot will be passe next year. Sidebern's is feeling that pinch a bit. The food is still amazing, but people can pay less and get equally amazing food somewhere trendier. The seasonal menu means there are new things to try (and new foodie vocabulary) each visit. The list of... More 

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Kira J, General Manager at SideBern's, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind reviews on Trip Advisor and Open Table! With all of the dining options in the Tampa area, it means a lot to our team that you picked SideBern's to celebrate your friend's birthday. We are constantly looking for ways to improve, and clearly must make an adjustment in our mise en place timing. You should... More 

Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I was expecting more than I received. Seasonal menus change and you could only tell once you are there. No online updates. The menu was very limited. The service was good at certain parts. The valet guy disappeared for 10 minutes. (He was doing nothing during this time, not helping other people). The rabbit saddle entree was disappointing (plate was... More 

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Kira J, General Manager at SideBern's, responded to this review

I am so sorry we did not meet your expectations. We do update our website regularly, however we are in the midst of our seasonal change which happens gradually and not all at once. Our online menu at this point in time is completely accurate. I have shared your feedback regarding the food with the culinary team and thank you... More 

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Additional Information about SideBern's

Address: 2208 W Morrison Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-2436
Phone Number: (813) 258-2233
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
Cuisine: American

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