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Review of Bern's Steak House

Bern's Steak House
Ranked #9 of 2,407 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Sarasota, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

This is the place to go for special occasions. The service is the best, food is great and desserts and the dessert room are a must. Love the tour. The decor is unique, and the wait staff are so well informed that they can tell you what the photos are and who took them . The staff works their way up to waiter in main dining room, so many have been there for years, and proudly so. A must on our restaurant list.

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North Fort Myers, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Number One on our list of great restaurant experiences!”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

Great service, interesting decor, informative tour, fabulous food! Have a great steak dinner with a mellow Cabernet Sauvignon but save room for dessert! Theirs are the best!

Visited February 2014
Thank bellis907
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Tampa, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Restaurant”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

3rd time going to Bern's but the first time in 3 years. Everything was excellent as always. Michael, the sommelier was great and was in touch with me a week before we ate there to give me some wine options.

The food was absolutely awesome. I had the Porterhouse which was perfectly done. Everyone in our party loved their food. Dessert room was great as always.

Probably the best restaurant I've ever been to.

Visited February 2014
Thank jdur9232
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Longwood, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Bern's is "beautiful"”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

It has been a few years since we ate at Bern's and this time did not disappoint. Steaks are great/desert room a treat! Definite Tampa recommendation

Visited January 2014
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Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Incredible Overall Experience”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

My wife and I were looking for a restaurant that provided us with a unique overall experience as this was our 33rd anniversary...In all our years of traveling and eating at restaurants all over the country, no place has provided us with a more unique experience than Bern's Steak House...What set this restaurant apart is its upstairs Dessert Room. We made reservations for dinner so after dinner we were able to go upstairs and be seated immediately. Otherwise, you can walk into the restaurant and ask to go to the Dessert room instead of dinner, but expect to wait upwards of an hour especially on weekends...The Dessert room is actually made up of over 40 different enclosed booths. We sat in one for two people. We were in the room where the piano player was playing songs that were requested...I had the hot fudge sundae with three scoops of ice cream--coffee, macademia nut, and graham cracker--fabulous flavors with unbelievable hot fudge and home made whipped cream. All to die for...My wife had the vanilla sampler--creme brule, cheese cake and a vanilla cake and a small scoop of coffee ice cream--drooling yet? And, we each had what very well might be the best iced coffee we have ever had...Almost forgot the main meal--we shared the delmonico steak. Done perfectly--medium and very tender. Delicious. The onion strings were excellent as was the vegetable. Even I ate them!!!! Before the steak arrived, we had wonderful onion soup and a salad that was excellent because of the home made blue cheese dressing--yum, yum...Here was another interesting twist that set Bern's Steak House apart from any other restaurant we have ever been to. After dinner, we were given a tour of the kitchen--very busy indeed!!!! and the wine cellar with over 100,000 bottles. One of the bottles was very rare as there are only about 12 of them in the world. Interested in purchasing the bottle? Cost about $30,000.00..A fabulous steak dinner followed by a tour of the kitchen and the wine cellar and dessert in the Dessert room. Any reason why this was an incredible overall experience?

  • Visited February 2014
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