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Bern's Steak House

#5 of 1,832 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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1208 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-3197
(813) 251-2421
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have been to Bern's multiple times and not once has it disappointed. The chateaubriand was cooked to perfection. And with all the accompaniments that come with your entree, the price point is very reasonable. After your marvelous meal, allow enough time to take the kitchen tour and the wine cellar tour. Bern's has the largest privately owned inventory of... More 

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Thank susie33634
Tampa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rarely can I describe a restaurant that is a life experience; however, this is one of those times. From relaxing in the bar before you are seated to an amazing dinner, you won't be disappointed by the Bern's experience. Make certain to invest in good wine and order big, its a long night ahead of you. Lastly, don't forget to... More 

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Thank ericpK7029OZ
York, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Simply put, it was the best dining experience ever. I've been to several of the top 10 steakhouses in the country, and perhaps 1-2 had a steak that tasted a little better. But when you factor in the great service, the tours of the kitchen and wine cellar, the dessert room, and the price for what you get -- I... More 

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Thank gleight
North Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an institution that I hope never changes. The food, the service, the atmosphere, it is all one of a kind. Not to mention the Wine Cellar and the Desert Catacombs. Visit Bern's and enjoy a blast from the past.

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Thank Bob B
Tampa, Florida
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Yes, the food is amazing. Yes, it's a very fancy location. Yes, everyone knows you will spend a pretty penny here. Yes, this establishment's reputation is very well-respected in Tampa Bay. BUT.... the dessert room is like an absolute dream. You will sit in a dimly-lit private, enclosed room as you indulge in desserts that you can only imagine in... More 

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Thank Michelle R
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I have visited this place on several occasions and it is always amazing. I got a 7 ounce steak and my husband got the surf and turf. The service is impeccable, everything is very clean, and the food is outstanding. This is a must if you live in the Tampa area.

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Thank Jackie W
Omaha, NE
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Calling over a week ahead and I could only get a 9pm reservation for 2 on a Wednesday. Being from Nebraska, we know our beef. Although it is a cool restaurant with interesting ambiance, the food was average. The onion soup was really good, the salad was warm and wilted and the steak was too thin for an 8 oz... More 

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Thank Kitchenqueen99
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The reviews aren't totally wrong; Bern's is an amazing steak house. The steaks are like nothing you have ever had, but unfortunately, they are resting on their laurels in every other facet. A fine dining experience should cater to the guest experience, not insist that you bend to theirs. This was my third visit to Bern's with almost the same... More 

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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bern's is worth the trip. Great service, fantastic food and exceptional deserts. This is a must do if your visiting the Tampa area. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank David I
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a restaurant like no other I have seen. The steaks are great but the behind the scenes history tour of the kitchen and the wine cellar along with the dessert room makes this place over the top.

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1208 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-3197
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: (813) 251-2421