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Bern's Steak House

#6 of 2,063 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
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I've been many times to Berns, and you always expect to have a great experience, and never disappointed, The food is always excellent. The service is at its best level. The atmosphere is unique. Steak lovers haven, and fish lovers select their fish, to eat. Fresh organic salads, fresh veggies, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I've been many times to Berns, and you always expect to have a great experience, and never disappointed, The food is always excellent. The service is at its best level. The atmosphere is unique. Steak lovers haven, and fish lovers select their fish, to eat. Fresh organic salads, fresh veggies, the best coffee anywhere. A bit on the expensive side,... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

But of course! Of COURSE you must go here. And order EVERYTHING on the menu. The wait staff is exceptional. The color of their tie announces how long they have served there. Many have been there longer than my children have been alive. They are attentive, informative, offer suggestions, the wine is excellent, the food is the absolute best.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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142 reviews 142 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

It need to be on your bucket list - this place is really great - excellent service, delicious food, GREAT WINE LIST / SELECTION .... be sure to visit the kitchen, the wine cellar and the dessert room while you are there. Unlike a lot of fine restaurants - most items come with the dinner and are not an extra... More 

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Tampa, Florida, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Experience it and you will understand... Initial atmosphere was very old school steak house. Dimly lit restaurant, nicely appointed. Joining the typical dark woods, there was red and velvet everywhere. Almost as if it were a very high class brothel turned steakhouse. It actually works very well. Dinner: The service was wonderful! We had the most polite and attentive waiter... More 

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I have been to Bern's several times over the past 10 years, and whenever in Tampa make sure to return. I always start off with the lobster bisque....it sets the stage for an incredible meal. Next up comes a Caesar salad. After that, a marvelous steak, paired with a great Cabernet from their extensive wine list. A trip to Bern's... More 

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Springboro, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent place, perfect for business or fun. Outstanding selection and always top quality starters and of course the steak! Try to hit this place every time I am in town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I went there for my birthday dinner. It's definitly a place reserved for special occasions and an event in itself. The food is always fresh and the steaks are cooked perfectly. The decor is almost tacky and outdated but I suppose that is part of the charm. The dessert room is very cozy and elegant. It is... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

It has been about 7 years since my last visit to Bern's and I wish I had not waited so long. As many have already noted, this is an experience, not just dinner. Service is top notch professional without being pretentious. Server was very familiar with all menu items and took questions with ease while also making some great recommendations... More 

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Tampa Bay, Florida
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217 reviews 217 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Ah, yes, I returned to Bern's, one of the great restaurants in the world. I took one of my sons there to celebrate his visit and we were not disappointed. We shared a Chateaubriand and a 100 day aged Delmonico. Although less expensive, we both agreed that the Chateaubriand was superior. It was a wonderful piece of beef, cooked perfectly.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Absolutely loved this place. The decor was beautiful, the service was perfect, and the food was astonishing. Can't wait to come back!

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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