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Bern's Steak House

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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, 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
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Don't let the outside of the place fool you. This restaurant is really very good. The food was great, as was the service. Definitely try the macadamia nut vanilla bean vinegarette dressing, it's uniquely delicious. Also, go upstairs for dessert, you won't regret it. Just be forewarned, they add 12... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Naples, Florida
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Naples, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Don't let the outside of the place fool you. This restaurant is really very good. The food was great, as was the service. Definitely try the macadamia nut vanilla bean vinegarette dressing, it's uniquely delicious. Also, go upstairs for dessert, you won't regret it. Just be forewarned, they add 12% to your bill as a "service charge" which the server... More 

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were 10 persons . Had a memorable meal served to us by 1 server . I was worried there wass one server , I was overwhelmed with great service . Melt in your mouth Meal

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A lot of steakhouses all feel the same, but Bern's was different and definitely worth the price. The service was perfect the food was amazing and the dessert room upstairs was definitely worth the extra calories. This restaurant is like how fine dining used to be.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The best STEAK restaurante i have ever gone to!!!! The restaurant is very particular, like no other. Pants for men are a must, beautiful people, excellent service and the Chateaubriand has comparison to no other, perfectly cooked, delicious flavor , it feels like it melta in your mouth. I had the onion soup which was delicious and the cesar salad... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Appetizers are light, not going to be a lot in portions but this is a good thing considering the amount of food here. We had the mango caviar, which I do not recommend, mango takes too much away from it as it is not subtle. We also had the seared tuna and that was excellent. Ribeye was mostly fat so... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

From the minute we arrived until we left we had the best service that I have ever had in a restaurant. We had a great dinner and enjoyed the tour of the restaurant.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The Bern's experience is much more than fine food. The steaks are all cut-to-order and painstakingly prepared, the service is first-rate, and the restaurant quality is so good that they provide tours of the food preparation area during working hours. Be sure to do the kitchen tour (and the wine cellar tour if available). And the dessert rooms are a... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The steak was very good. But it's more than that. This place is an experience, and not to be missed in Tampa. The prices are reasonable as well, given that the steak comes with all of the sides included.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This was the best dining experience I have ever had! My daughter and I got the Delmonico for two. You get French onion soup first, which is AMAZING. However...I must warn you that the cheese is so tight across the top that you have to use your spoon carefully at first or the soup shoots out of the bowl...which happened... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Excellent food. Lots of food so come hungry. If order a steak can expect french onion soup, salad, steak with sides (usually predetermined. Not sure if can switch out). Baked potato. Valet parking costs $5. Pretty much always busy so have a reservation to avoid wait

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Additional Information about Bern's Steak House

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

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
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