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Harry Waugh Dessert Room at Bern's Steak House

1208 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-3102
+1 813-251-2421
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  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1208 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-3102
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The desserts are incredible, and you get your own room to eat them in. But the service was poor and they had the gaul to charge for extra hot fudge. Bern's management needs to go upstairs once in a while and pay attention to what's...More

Thank b0b202
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love going upstairs to the dessert room after dinner. There are intimate rooms to sit in with family and friends and the desserts are to die for. I really enjoy having dessert in another area of the restaurant. It feels special.

Thank jessicadelargy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an experience in itself. The private booths are awesome as are the thousands of after dinner drinks offered. One in our party had root beer schnapps and another a 30 year old port. Both excellent. The creme brulee and chocolate, chocolate, chocolate dessert...More

Thank Russell R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just happened to be nearby —so thought we’d stop in at least for a dessert at this iconic establishment! The intimate wine barrel private booths with throw back personal music selection intercoms create a moment all by itself...Then these perfect desserts arrive and you realize...More

Thank DMFallon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just loooove the dessert room and having your own private room to have delicious desserts with your friends, family or significant others. The dessert menu and drinks has lots to choose from ! You’ll go bananas trying to decide ! - this is a...More

Thank ana n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best spot to take someone special in your life no other restaurants compares, just awesome. I highly recommend. The biggest wine cellar you'll ever see.

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great intimate dessert room a must see if you eat at Berns perfect for birthdays anniversaries or any occasion try the banana fosters it’s the best!

Thank P W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go for the bananas foster.... it’s worth it! I get it every year. My parents typically mix it up... really you can’t go wrong. But the bananas foster is the best 😍

Thank Jordan E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old wood paneled booths are a nice throwback to simpler times, but I don't find the desserts to be anything special. I just don't see where the show adds anything to your dining experience.

Thank Sarge9803
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a great way to end the night... after a tour of the kitchen and wine room, great menu - too hard to choose just one, better to share with your group ... what a great atmosphere, typical Berns... everything is done to perfection!

Thank sgalvindives
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Susan W
February 16, 2017|
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Response from Julie N | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can certainly go to just the dessert room.
November 8, 2015|
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Response from eli_puszkar | Reviewed this property |
From their website 1208 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606, Estados Unidos Hoy abierto Lunes 17:00 – 22:00 Martes 17:00 – 22:00 Miércoles (Veterans Day) 17:00 – 22:00 Los horarios pueden variar Jueves 17:00... More
November 8, 2015|
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Response from Phillip M | Reviewed this property |
Ditto above. You may want to check to see you can make reservations for the desert room ONLY. We did our after a regular meal.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1208 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-3102
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-251-2421
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One of the most famous, and popular, aspects of Bern's Steak House is its dessert room. Here guests can enjoy a leisurely and intimate end to their dining experience choosing from nearly 50 dessert choices to more than 1,000 dessert wines and spirits. The Harry Waugh Dessert Room was built as a tribute to Mr. Harry Waugh, an internationally known and respected wine connoisseur, director of Chateau Latour and good friend to Bern Laxer. Waugh's books and personal diaries on wine tasting are well known throughout the world.
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