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Bern's Steak House

#5 of 2,031 Restaurants in Tampa
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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/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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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
Most recent review
Special EveningExperience

We called for reservations for 4 on Thursday evening. We had a 900 slot, no problem everyone was on vacation so this was just fine for us. When we got to the restaurant the place was buzzing. We were seated in 10 minutes. We all ordered steaks for our entree. This restaurant is NOT a'lacart (as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Pieologist
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We called for reservations for 4 on Thursday evening. We had a 900 slot, no problem everyone was on vacation so this was just fine for us. When we got to the restaurant the place was buzzing. We were seated in 10 minutes. We all ordered steaks for our entree. This restaurant is NOT a'lacart (as most top class steak... More 

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California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I have been going to great steakhouses for over 50 years. USA has the best steaks, Canada, Argentina and Australia have some good places but just don't compare. Had always wanted to go to Bern's since they have a great reputation. Finally went last night. Could not find a single flaw. Steak, drinks, service were simply outstanding. 600000 bottles wine... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

When I think of food....in all of its manifestations I think of the senses... everything around you must lead to the rest of the experience. Having had heard so many opinions about Berns, and its history and its refinement... I was not prepared for how intimidating it was. It has nothing to do with me and my appreciation of elegance... More 

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ny, ny
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75 reviews 75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

GF heaven!!! By far the best dining experience we have had !!! Amazing staff .... Elegant atmosphere with a down to earth feel .... The tour after your meal is a magnificent touch and the dessert lounge upstairs makes you feel like a 1950's movie star.... The food is top shelf with endless possibilities of steak on the menu.... You... More 

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new jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Last night we dined at Bern's and it was truly a great evening. Sully was our waiter and I think one of the best He was knowledgable, telling us of the history of Bern's and explaining the menu and how the evening would progress because it is a delightful experience. Our dinner was delish and each course was fantastic. The... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

People fly in from all over just to eat here. I'm not kidding. This experience makes Mortons look like fast food.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I'm so tired for over 15 years trying to get reservations with these SNOBS! You can NEVER get a reservation at 6 pm or 7pm. They give you 5 pm or 9 pm. Hey guys, get a clue. Just not right. Then the bull that everything served perfectly? Cheese at premium price were slivers, no olives, the tray of 3... More 

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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73 reviews 73 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The most amazing steaks anywhere! Best if two or more like same steak then theyll cook one larger one and cut . Taste is amazing. You MUST go on kitchen and wine cellar tour-I just cant begin to describe. And save toom for dessert because they are totally special!

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Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A Tampa icon, expensive but worth it. The meal comes complete with French Onion Soup, a supremely perfect baked potato, locally grown veggies and a wonderful salad. The wine list is legendary. Request a tour of the kitchen.......it gives new meaning to the word chaos. Visit the dessert room. The offerings will make you weep with unabashed joy.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Dining at Bern's is an experience, not a dinner. Four of us were there for 4 hours and had a very enjoyable time, but it was far more about the experience than about the food. If you do not drink wine, I am not sure why you would go. We had a fabulous 1955 Burgundy which I do not think... More 

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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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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