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Bern's Steak House

#6 of 1,908 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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1208 South Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 251-2421
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Steakhouse

This place opened my eyes to what steak is supposed to taste like. After going there the first time, I now compare everything to Bern's. The staff is very attentive and sweet. Being from New York City, the value for the food is great. It is a bit expensive, but compared to other steakhouses I've... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
bkc229
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place opened my eyes to what steak is supposed to taste like. After going there the first time, I now compare everything to Bern's. The staff is very attentive and sweet. Being from New York City, the value for the food is great. It is a bit expensive, but compared to other steakhouses I've been to, this one completely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We dine out a lot so we save this for special occasions. From being greeted, to full explanation of the menu, to being escorted to the best dessert room is exceptional. I love the décor of the entry and the dessert room! I want to get lost in the wine cellar :) Our food and wine selection has always been... More 

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Boca Raton
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It is a good value for the price. The meal is a complete meal not A La Carte like most steak houses. My only complaint was that while the service was still excellent, it was not the same over the top service that I have been used to. For example on the tour of the kitchen and wine cellar, the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The moment you walk in the door the decor makes you go wow. The service is awesome and the food is amazing. It is rather expensive but worth it. We were able to take the tour which was very cool. There is a seperate desert room with many different types of wine. When you have a special day Bern's is... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The ambiance, decor and service at Bern's has been excellent yet the food is slightly above average. This review isn't based on one experience at Bern's, I've been dining there since the 80's with my family. Great place to impress based on visual "wow factor" but several other restaurants in the bay have a much better tasting steak and seafood.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great steak. Good staff. Remainder of food was average. Meal was over priced. Separate pricing for meal from dessert was foolish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I can't say enough good things about Bern's. Yes, inside resembles the Haunted Mansion at Disney or a bordello, but that is part of the whole experience. The food is beyond phenomenal and in my opinion, is not as expensive as people will lead you to believe. If you compare the food, quality and quantity of food you get and... More 

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Lynn and I recently dined with friends at Bern's for the first time in more than 20 years. We loved the experience. The food is still great, but things have changed over the years for the better. For instance, when we were here before all of the side dishes were a la cart. Not anymore. Today, you are served French... More 

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Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We've always wanted to drive to Bern's (2 hours from us) for a special occasion, and went with another couple to celebrate wedding anniversaries for the four of us. Very surprised to see such dark and dingy decor. Didn't have to wait for our reservation, and certainly not for each course -- we barely put the last bite of something... More 

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Windsor, Berkshire
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Amazing place. Very unusual both in decor and format. It's decorated like an old-fashioned Italian restaurant. Dinner is served in the restaurant, then you adjourn upstairs for dessert. The food was fabulous. The place was very busy so service was slow.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1208 South Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: (813) 251-2421

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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