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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 1,963 restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Kissimmee FLA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

Our waiter ,James , made the experience awsome ,he truely is a class act. We had the best filet i have ever eaten . the boss Lady had the escargot and I had oysters apps . followed by french onion soup and salad . then the main ----Well, just Outstanding, the Best . James even got me a Tempelton rye... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has been on our places to see and eat at for a long time. We travel to Florida every few years but usually do the Disney thing. So we made a point to visit Bern's on this trip and was not disappointed. Fortunately we have friends in Tampa, so we drove the hour from Disneyworld. Let's start with... More

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Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

we had the Chateaubriand and Michael gave us a fine education on the wine we picked out ( think it was a '47) took a tour of the kitchen and the wine cellar and thought that both tours were great the food and service was OUTSTANDING the dessert room was EXCELLENT WILL GO BACK!!!!

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HOFFMAN ESTATES
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

You owe it to yourself to go once. The care put into the food is extraordinary. Be sure to get the tour.

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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Bern's is more than a restaurant...it's an experience and one that everyone should try at least once. The food is fabulous! Everyone receives a tour of the kitchen and wine cellar on their first trip. And, of course, no trip to Bern's is complete without a trip upstairs to the dessert room! My favorite on the dessert menu is the... More

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Wicklow, Ireland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

A meal at Berns Steakhouse is more than just dinner..... It's an experience. From the moment you walk through the front door with the opulent red decor to the many small dining rooms... to the food..... Oh my, the food!!! Or the wine list with its 1 million bottle cellar or maybe the staff. Friendly and knowledgeable and our waiter... More

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Naples, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Bern's is consistently ranked as the #1 restaurant in Tampa and now I can see why! I live in Naples, FL and don't get up to Tampa that often, so this time I made a point of getting to Bern's. I was not disappointed!! We didn't have a reservation, but we arrived early enough to get a nice table in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I went here last night for our anniversary dinner. Our server, Davor, was delightful, he was probably about 90% of the reason our experience was so great. He made us feel like he was our grandfather and suggested different ways of trying the food and wines. The food itself was amazing. We started with the crab cakes... More

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clearwater, fl
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We haven't been to Bern's for about 15 years, and the steaks are still excellent, and a great deal since all the extras are included in the price, salad, potato, onion rings, vegetable, French onion soup. Dessert room is a must even if you don't stay.

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Winter Garden, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

If you do not like Bern's or think it is not worth the $$$, you should stick to Al's Fingering Licking Good BBQ, or the Brocato's Sandwich Shop. This experience is flawless, and it never disappoints, and has been one of the best restaurants for many, many years. The staff is extremely attentive to your needs and have a great... More

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