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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a wonderful setting for friends and couples. Love the Moscato de'oro Mondavi boutique with a creme brulee wallah! Just fabulous!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Sarah PA, Owner at Harry Waugh Dessert Room at Bern's Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, Gabrielknight! We look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed October 23, 2022 via mobile

Fix your reservation system and I’ll change my review back. Getting ridiculous. It shouldn’t be this difficult.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Sarah PA, Owner at Harry Waugh Dessert Room at Bern's Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2022

Laurenbe9028ZU, we are sorry for your trouble. Our reservation system is working, but we understand your frustration with how quickly we book. We book reservations 60 days in advance. Reservations become available online at midnight EST and by phone at 8am EST the day they...More

Reviewed September 29, 2022 via mobile

Bring back the live music. We miss the downstairs tour and now the upstairs live music as well. Desserts are always scrumptious and the service was friendly.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Sarah PA, Owner at Harry Waugh Dessert Room at Bern's Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2022

Thank you for your review, LoveNepal72! We do still have live piano music in the dessert room. We are sorry this was missed for your visit. We hope you will return.

Reviewed August 3, 2022

For this price...these menu items should be better than something I can produce in my kitchen. It was not. I was served unripe bananas, did they think I wouldn't notice...terrible. Chocolate cake was ok, again mine is better. I've heard their ice cream is suppose...to be great. I guess I should have ordered that. I will never know because I will not pay those prices again...for a dessert with green bananas.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Sarah PA, Online Review and Content Manager at Harry Waugh Dessert Room at Bern's Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2022

Christy8787, we are sorry to see this. We take your feedback very seriously and this is not the experience we strive to provide for our guests. Your review will be shared with our management team. If you would like to speak further with one of...More

Reviewed August 2, 2022

Table for 4, seated promptly in a quiet cove, much quieter than the restaurant downstairs filled with large loud parties. I had the strawberry key lime tart which was really good but more tart than sweet. My cousin had the pineapple cake which she loved....Friends had the banana cream pie and graham cracker ice cream. Service was great.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Sarah PA, Online Review and Content Manager at Harry Waugh Dessert Room at Bern's Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2022

Lori3015, we are so thrilled that you enjoyed your dessert room experience. Thank you for your review. We look forward to your return. Cheers!

Reviewed July 15, 2022

The server at Bern's said to save room for dessert and he was right. We had homemade pineapple upside down cake with maccadamian nut ice cream and Sauternes. Could not have been better.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Sarah PA, Online Review and Content Manager at Harry Waugh Dessert Room at Bern's Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2022

Thank you for your review, MarbleheadFamily! We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed July 15, 2022 via mobile

After stuffing yourself in the Steakhouse below you (with reservations from your server) wander up the stairs or take the elevator to the upper dessert room. Dark hallway, deep red lighting and intimate booths await, soling with live piano accompaniment. Coffees, cocktails and after dinner...drinks await you along with offerings of decadent sugary treats and ice creams. So many to choose so we took a sampler which was just enough for two to complete. A perfect ending to a perfect dinner.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Sarah PA, Online Review and Content Manager at Harry Waugh Dessert Room at Bern's Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2022

Thank you for your review, Cheifbuff! We hope you will join us again!

Reviewed May 31, 2022

If you're lucky enough to get seated in the Piano Room you'll enjoy a lovely atmosphere, very personable. Large menu with lots of delicious things. Loved the hot coffee with some type of alcohol in it. All round perfect experience.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Sarah PA, Online Review and Content Manager at Harry Waugh Dessert Room at Bern's Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2022

Thank you for your review, Chrystalbrownfl! We hope you will plan to join us for another memorable evening soon!

Reviewed May 6, 2022 via mobile

This review is for the desert room since we were not able to get a reservation for the regular restaurant on a weekday night no matter how frequently we called. Bern’s is one of those places that had a TON of hype throughout central Florida....It’s old-fashioned in the best way possible with classic food, service and charm. The desert room is located on the second floor in the back of the restaurant and you used to go there after dinner. Luckily you can do desert separately if you are willing to go right as they open. The little booths you sit in are insanely cool and be prepared to have a very difficult time choosing what sweet treat you want to eat. Service was amazing and prices are high enough to blow your socks off. Unfortunately the desert was just OK? We sampled 3 different things and the cheese plate and while all of them were good, none were particularly memorable. Overall the experience was worth it - hopefully we can try the full restaurant experience some day.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Sarah PA, Online Review and Content Manager at Harry Waugh Dessert Room at Bern's Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2022

Disneyfan131, thank you for your review and for sharing your feedback about dessert. We are sorry we fell short of expectations and certainly hope you'll return for the full experience so we can leave a better impression. Cheers to your next visit!

Reviewed March 19, 2022

What a beautiful restaurant and amazing food. Ended our evening in their upstairs dessert room and seated in a private wine cask (so unique). All the desserts are attractive and excellent.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Sarah PA, Online Review and Content Manager at Harry Waugh Dessert Room at Bern's Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2022

Thank you for your review of the dessert room, Kleime! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Cheers!!

Reviewed January 21, 2022

I went to the dessert room for my birthday. They have a wide variety of tasty desserts. Loved the carrot cake! Definitely will go again.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Sarah PA, Online Review and Content Manager at Harry Waugh Dessert Room at Bern's Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2022

Thank you for your review and for celebrating with us, Swimmeralex20! We look forward to welcoming you back. Cheers!

Reviewed January 11, 2022

It has been 25 years since I was to Bern’s. Visiting Tampa for a long weekend someone suggested visiting the desert room, Thai brought back wonderful memories. Just like stepping back in time. Impeccable service , wonderful hot coffee and carrot cake and peanut butter...truffle made for a delightful experience. Elegance still lives at Berns desert room.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Sarah PA, Online Review and Content Manager at Harry Waugh Dessert Room at Bern's Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2022

Thank you for your review, Jemmie33063! We are so glad you had a chance to return and make some new memories. Cheers!

Reviewed December 23, 2021

The Dessert Room is such a treat! I always recommend Brazilian Snow or Brazilian Frost for a unique and delicious dessert. The wine list is first rate, of course - it's Bern's.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Sarah PA, Online Review and Content Manager at Harry Waugh Dessert Room at Bern's Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded December 26, 2021

Thank you for your sweet review and delectable recommendations! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Cheers!

Reviewed September 23, 2021 via mobile

Tasty and unique desserts. Top service, professional servers. Cool environment, with nice music . Good variety of drinks

Date of visit: September 2021
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Sarah PA, Online Review and Content Manager at Harry Waugh Dessert Room at Bern's Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2021

Lior L, thank you for your review of our dessert room! Your compliments mean the world to us. We hope you can make it back for another visit. Cheers!

Reviewed January 13, 2021 via mobile

We visited the dessert room after our dinner. Very quiet and intimate setting. Banana cheese pie was fabulous!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Sarah PA, Online Review and Content Manager at Harry Waugh Dessert Room at Bern's Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2021

Travelsus, thank you for taking the time to leave your review! We appreciate your support and compliments. We hope you will return again soon!

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5