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Bern's Steak House

1208 South Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 251-2421
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Ranked #9 of 1,945 restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Seriously, if you have never enjoyed a fabulous dinner at Bern's in Tampa and live within driving distance then you must plan an evening. The service, food, and ambiance are truly exceptional and memorable. Be sure to take advantage of a kitchen and wine cellar tour. You should also save room for a fabulous dessert experience upstairs after dinner where... More

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Belleair Beach, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

For a special occasion, Berns is still the best. From service that is impecable to a great meal, it could have not been better. Don't even think of an appetizer, as what comes with the entree will be more than enough. Especially if you plan on a (must have) visit to the dessert room afterwards.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This place makes an impression from the first time you step in the door. The staff really know what they're doing and the food is among the best I've tasted. The kitchen and wine cellar tour are certainly worth taking the time for before heading upstairs to the dessert rooms. A colleague said it was pretty much the best restaurant... More

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Philadelphia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

If you just get dinner, it's a good value. However, if you have drinks, wine, dessert, you can escalate the bill quickly. That being said, you must have some wine while there - at least a glass of port for dessert. The collards are terrific as well. Also, ask about a tour of the wine "cellar" - impressive!

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Clearwater, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Hadn't been there in 25 years, but the place was just as I remembered and now they even offer a "tour" of the kitchen and wine cellars. Our waiter, Jim, who has been there for 31 years, was a joy. He guided us through the extensive menu with patience and a dry sense of humor and answered the many questions... More

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Greater Metro NYC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Every visit to Tampa includes dinner at Bern's. Yes, you come here for incredible food and service - but you also come for the ambiance, the tradition and the indulgent Dessert Room on the second floor. We visited in March as a post anniversary dinner. We started with caviar and salads; and moved on to fine cuts of steak. They... More

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Excellent food and service. Ask for a tour of the kitchen and wine cellar after dinner. Highly recommend the dessert room!

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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The beginning of April we had out of town guests who had never been to Bern's. We took them there and we all had a wonderful dinner, great waiter and enjoyed the Dessert Room too. We took a tour of the kitchen and the wine cellar. We were all so very very impressed with the tour. It was my husband... More

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Tampa, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Start your evening sampling single malt scotch in the bar (or innumerable other choices). Be sure to ask to go on the wine cellar tour and the kitchen tour. Once seated, sit back and allow their expert staff to explain their extensive menu. Once you've chosen, your taste buds will be overwhelmed as never before. I've never had a bad... More

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Villa Park, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Everyone says you have to try it and it lives up to the hype so far as the tours go. Step back in time with the decor.. a lot to see. Glad the kitchen and wine cellar tours were after the meal because it left the night on a high note. Very cool..take your friends in town for a visit.... More

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