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Bern's Steak House


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Local cuisine, French, American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly

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Six Oysters 21.95
Twelve Oysters 41.95
Oysters on the Half Shell
A selection of east and west coast when available. Classic cocktail sauce, horseradish sorbet, green Tabasco granita, truffled mignonette.
Oysters Rockefeller
Spinach, pancetta, fennel, leeks, Bern's four cheese blend.
Broiled Oysters
Preserved lemon, herbs, spicy butter.
Corn Crusted Oysters
Grainy mustard remoulade, apple celery slaw.
Shrimp Cocktail
Chilled shrimp served with a choice of Bern's sauces; classic cocktail, grainy mustard remoulade or fresh ginger cockail sauce.
Maine Lobster Cocktail
Fresh Maine lobster tossed in citrus mayonnaise. Micro greens, avocado, mango, gaufrette potatoes.
Charcoal-Grilled Shrimp
Creamed corn, beurre blanc, herb oil.
Sautéed Jumbo Shrimp
Fresh tomato, shallots, basil garlic butter sauce, grilled baguettes.
Charcoal-Grilled Day Boat Scallops
Creamed corn, beurre blanc, herb oil.
Lump Crab Cakes
The finest lump blue crab meat. Avocado green tomato salad, Bern's blend mustard butter sauce.
Regular 13.45
Large 24.5
Bern's Original Steak Tartare
Served raw, hand-chopped sirloin steak served with classic garnishment and our own seasonings.
Regular 16.45
Large 28.5
Black Truffle Tenderloin Steak Tartare
Quail eggs, toasted baguettes.
Harissa Steak Tartare
Rye toast, spicy Bern's farm micro herbs, quail eggs, ginger and preserved lemon.
Bern's Special Châteaubriand Carpaccio
Roasted cipollini onions and grapes, arugula salad, black truffle vinaigrette, shaved parmesan, cracked pepper aioli, garlic baguettes. When available.
Bern's Dry Aged Short Rib Ravioli
Red wine braised Bern's aged short ribs, arugula, shaved parmesan, pinot noir reduction.
BBQ Short Rib Potato Skin
Red wine braised short ribs, onion straws, truffled crème fraîche.
We serve only the finest chicken available, with no exceptions. Our chicken is air-chilled and has been fed an all vegetable diet, free of animal by-products, steroids, or growth hormones. The air chilling adds no water to the bird, producing a distinct, noticeably better flavor, in addition to a firmer texture.
Small 11.95
Large 22.5
Chicken Bern
Marinated breast of chicken, dusted in ten spice flour, almond flour & sesame seeds, crispy mushrooms Brian, arugula, soy Armagnac sauce.
Small 17.95
Large 33.95
Duck Confit
Caramelized fingerling potatoes, wild mushrooms, arugula, green peppercorn sauce.
Fresh foie gras is prepared two distinctly different ways: seared on our La Plancha or the savory Foie Gras Torchon, a classic French preparation.
Foie Gras à la Plancha
Black pepper, bacon & grape compote, spicy apple bread pudding, calvados reduction.
Foie Gras Torchon
Toasted brioche, rhubarb strawberry compote, roasted macadamia nuts, macadamia syrup, candied ginger, sea salt.
House Potato Chips
Black truffle crème fraîche.
Goat Cheese & Portobello Ravioli
Baby arugula and pear salad, pistachio nuts, tomato basil sauce.
Fried Green Tomatoes & Buffalo Mozzarella
Arugula, pistachio pesto, 12-year aged balsamic.
Each caviar varies in some way: size, color, style, country of origin; and of course, taste. Malossol means little salt. Sturgeon may come from almost anywhere, and the caviar will be much the same. The processing, however, will vary with the producer. Each portion of one ounce serves one to two persons. You may order your caviar with six of our own condiments or the traditional accompaniments. Both are served with fresh toasted brioche. The classic parings for caviar are fine quality iced Champagnes and icy-cold vodkas. Yukon Gold Potato Blinis (six) - $6.90
Bern's Smoked American Wild Black Caviar
Fine jet black pearls with a hint of creamy and smokey flavor are a charming combination that provide an impressive indulgence.
Fresh Osetra Supreme Malossol Caviar
USA farmed, transmontanus white sturgeon. Smooth, creamy & buttery, extremely clean, fresh with a hint of sea salt, large succulent pearls and a delicate nutty taste.
Wild American Hackleback Sturgeon Caviar
Medium-sized pearls, pitch black in color, buttery flavor.
Fresh Chattanooga Prestige Caviar
Perhaps America's finest fresh water caviar. The caviar is very carefully selected. Jet black eggs with a sweet, nut-like flavor.
Wild American Spoonbill Sturgeon
The spoonbill (or paddlefish) looks almost like sevruga, light to dark gray in color and silky flavor.
Sasanian Almas (Golden) Imperial
Rare American wild spoonbill, medium pearls, creamy & buttery.
American Truffled Tiger Eye
Golden whitefish roe cured with all natural black truffles.
Smoked Chicago Golden Caviar
Golden whitefish roe, smoked to capture the rich aromas from a blend of midwestern fruit and hardwoods.
Mango Caviar
Fresh Florida mango is blended with crisp whitefish roe to create a sublime tropical caviar.
Fresh Golden Whitefish Caviar
Small to medium in size, with a nice crunchy texture. Beautiful golden color with a mild salty flavor. One of the tastiest affordable caviars out of Chicago.
A unique culinary experience. Perfectly aged steaks. One of the largest wine collections in the world. An internationally famous dessert room. Wine cellar and kitchen tours available for all guests. These elements have combined since 1956 to provide our guests with a unique culinary experience. Our prime steaks are cut to order, vegetables are grown locally on the Bern's farm and sourced from the finest purveyors, and our menu includes 21 choices of caviar. Each visit to Bern's Steak House takes you on a gastronomic adventure that defines Bern's not as a meal but as an experience. We invite you to join us and experience Bern's.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
French, American, Steakhouse
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday

Bern's is famous for its steaks but the experiance transcends the steak. Reservations are a must additionally when you make the dinner reservation make dessert reservations. More about desert in a minute. It is a steak house and the steaks are great. The seafood, after...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Allen K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Highly recommended! Very good food. I had the steak with a baked potato. It was delicious. The whole experience was amazing as well. We took a tour of the kitchen and we went downstairs to the dessert room. The dessert room was awesome. I do...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank alexaa2345
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Bern's is and always has been the best place to go for any occasion. Service is always inpe able. Just outstanding. Food OMG out of sight. Perfection. Thank you for continuing the upstanding tradition of beautiful Bern's ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Catherine P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

For years I have been told to try this place for the food and experience. People have made so much hype that I was thinking this was going to be the ultimate dining in Tampa to only be disappointed overall. The food is good but...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Mike C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Bern's has been a favorite for special occasion dinners for decades and they always live up expectations. The service and food are excellent. We always opt for steaks. While the prices are definitely fine dining, the value is good because of all the extras included...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Belmarmom
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no parking space for this restaurant, they charge 12 % service charge ( Are restaurants allowed to charge any amount as service charge on top of the taxes?) I am not sure when our waiter explained that there is a charge for asking...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank syedbina
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy coming here at least four times per year. We would come more often but the 75 minute drive is the only deterrent. We generally arrive approximately 10-15 minutes early and have never had to wait more than a few minutes to be seated....More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank RichieRich2010
Reviewed 1 week ago

You know the look of an old dog? His tail no longer wags. His eyes are dull. He seldom stands up to greet you, and he doesn’t even have the energy to bark at a stranger at the front door. I was very sad to...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I celebrated our 50th anniversary at Bern's last Friday, with close friends that had been in our wedding. We first ate at Bern's in 1969, shortly after reporting to the Tampa office of Arthur Andersen, for my first job out of college....More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank dcstep
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best steak ever. Really, the only restaurant in Tampa you could mention to your foodie friends and they would know. Do the dessert room on another night as that is an experience in itself. The only thing I can say bad is the bordello theme...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Eva R, Manager at Bern's Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kist2001, thank you for your kind words and accolades! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with our future diners and reminding them of our esoteric vibe we continue to offer along side of our "foodie worthy" cuisine. While our decor is...More

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June 19, 2019|
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Response from Eva R | Property representative |
Thank you for inquiring about the dress-code. While we do not allow flip-flops, dress sandals are perfectly acceptable. We also require a minimum of a collared shirt and slacks for gentlemen.
June 13, 2019|
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Response from Eva R | Property representative |
There is no need to make a separate reservation for the dessert room, for it is part of the entire "Bern's dining experience". Your server will coordinate both the tours and the table for you in the dessert room; be sure to... More
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