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“Best Restaurant in the World”
Review of Bern's Steak House

Bern's Steak House
Ranked #13 of 2,567 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Steaks are amazing, come with a few included courses which are also amazing. You can select the size and type of steak down to the ounce and the age. Huge wine selection, all fresh all good, and for what you get the price is not too bad, as long as you don't get crazy with the wine.

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

OMG,, one of the best dining experiences of my life... the food is delicious. The atmosphere is amazing... Sundays at the bar is a unique experience and you have to visit the dessert room:)

Thank Jeannette S
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Bern's used to be the best steak place in Tampa. Not anymore. My husband and I frequent the steak places quite often here in Tampa and I gotta say that you will get just as good a steak, if not better, at Ruth's Chris, Grille 116 or Ocean Prime. Bern's is more known now for their novelties such as the Wine cellar tour (smelly, dark tour of the underground wine cellar) or the Dessert Room (overpriced desserts in a dark private room). If you're going then grab a buddy and order the Chateaubriand for two. Thats the one thing they do very well that you can't get anywhere else.

1  Thank Boerboelmom
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

I went with family (4 adults) because we wanted to see if it lived up to its reputation. I do not eat steak. The three others all LOVED their steaks and said they were the best. Lots of choices as to sauces, sizes and cuts. The service was wonderful, very attentive. Salads were as fresh as you will ever get and dressings were superb. The wine list is unbelievable it was a book that was about 3/4" thick and had wines from way back. I am not a wine drinker but the other 3 said their wine was excellent...it was recommended by the waiter. The history for this restaurant is a great story in itself. The menu gives a huge amount of detail for the different steaks and sauces. From what I have read, the wait-staff must start off working in the garden and working with the animals and have to work their way up to being a waiter so that they are aware of all the food ins and outs. Patrons are given the opportunity to tour the kitchen and the wine cellar.

We did not take the tour as it was getting late and we choose to go straight up to the dessert room.

We expected to pay way more for the meal than what we paid so considering the service and quality of the food we thought it was reasonable. Not something we could afford to do everyday or week but not something to be missed. Our only negative comment was that we thought the tables were very close together.

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Thank OCTravel
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

The food and wine are always stellar. Our waiter had a great sense of humor but the fact that he had to do EVERYTHING meant that crumbs were left on the table, dishes took a while to be removed and the frenetic 'service' was not pleasant, sad to say. They were out of our wine choice and the bartender needs a lesson in the making of a French 75-way too sweet. We will always come back for the food and, next time, eat at the bar which is great for a couple.

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Thank overdoityks
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