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Bern's Steak House

Steakhouse and American Restaurant$$$$
Historic Hyde Park North, Tampa
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  • dessert room
  • steak
  • wine
  • tours
  • chateaubriand
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  • Sara W.
    When you go to Berns, make sure to do it all (dinner, dessert room, kitchen and wine cellar tour). It's truly amazing and the food was great
  • Chris K.
    Great steak, apparently 80 people work in the kitchen! And 600,000 bottles of wine, nothing out of a box from Gallo though...
  • PIKACHU YunyunLi
    This is the best steak house I ever been to. I love steak and the wine collection over there, in additional, you can not miss out the dessert room on the second floor, a lot of dessert to choose from
  • Eater
    EaterMarch 16
    Baronial chophouses are a cornerstone of America’s restaurant culture, but Bern’s, which opened in 1956, exists in its own west Florida dimension of eccentricity and excellence. Read more
  • Steve P.
    Steve PolandNovember 10, 2015
    Get the $10 steak sandwich at bar, it's not on menu but will blow your mind. Truffle mushrooms amazing. Onion rings amazing. Carpaccio amazing. Unreal.
  • Steve P.
    Steve PolandNovember 10, 2015
    The best restaurant on earth. Wow. Largest wine selection in world- 100k onsite, 500k off. Dating back to 1830s. Ask for full tour. Aged Steak amazing. Some say best steakhouse in world. I'd agree.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Zac M.
    Zac McCormickOctober 26, 2015
    Get some caviar if you have money to spend. Delmonico is my go-to for streak.
  • toty o.
    toty olivaOctober 13, 2015
    I loved the experience. The dessert room is unlike anything you have ever experienced and the brownie with ice cream was unreal. Steaks didn't kill me, was expecting more flavour.
  • Bianca P.
    Bianca ParchmentOctober 11, 2015
    The sautéed jumbo shrimp with baked potato was amazing, the dessert room was so romantic ! I am def. going back again
  • Bozhena G.
    Bozhena GaidychOctober 1, 2015
    Very good food. Stake is tender and not bloody at all. Sounds like an expensive place, but amount of complimentary food that is included with the order of stake is more than enough to be full.
  • Scott F.
    Scott FornwallJuly 26, 2015
    Great service, and just okay food. The smallest French Onion soup I've ever seen. If the restaurant was any darker, you'd need a flashlight to see your food. All-in all, a good experience.
  • Raph S.
    Raph SangiovanniJuly 4, 2015
    While the steak here is obviously delicious, you MUST order a side of the truffle wild mushrooms. That side dish is the real hero, because it makes everything else taste so much better.
  • Caryn P.
    Caryn PolandApril 27, 2015
    Wow, just wow! Don't pass this place up. The beef carpaccio is to do die for and the dessert room is a must. Feels like a blast from the past!
  • Krisha M.
    Krisha MarcanoMarch 17, 2015
    No Jeans, wear a suite men. Get a tour of the Kitchen and celler of over 4000 wines! Amazing! Try the steak but anything on the menu will be wonderful. Staff is so helpful and great.
  • Natalia V.
    Natalia Victoria🌸February 26, 2015
    Incredible place, really one of a kind. Must visit! Remember to ask your waiter for a kitchen and wine cellar tour! And food is just amazing.
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DaviesAugust 12, 2014
    The lobster bisque is amazing, though very rich. I'd suggest having it as part of their soup sample plate. Make sure to ask your waiter about the kitchen tour too.
  • Chad R.
    Chad RadosevichJuly 1, 2014
    Make sure to ask for a tour of the place after dinner & go to the desert room. Get the Macadamia Nut Sundae
  • Dillon A.
    Dillon AltieriMay 23, 2014
    Lived up to the HYPE! Ive heard lots of great things so my girlfriend and i decided to give it a try. Great service and the dishes were cooked to perfection. I give this place 2 thumbs up!
  • Grey S.
    Grey SMay 14, 2014
    Always an experience...phenomenal food and wine. Just a shame that nobody dresses for dinner anymore but that's no reflection on the restaurant which is class all the way!
  • coral r.
    coral rocksMarch 26, 2014
    Used to be great now there's steaks are just overpriced and not even as good as the meat you would get at a hibachi restaurant. The fruit and veggies aren't even organic either like they tell you.
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa MasseyFebruary 14, 2014
    Awesome experience 02-12-14.....dinner, dessert and service was outstanding! This was our first visit but definitely want to come back!
  • Maria K.
    Maria KowalskiNovember 24, 2013
    Fantastic food. Loved the tour of the kitchen and the wine cellar!! Dessert room was to die for. Will be back!!!
  • Niki A.
    Niki AlexanderAugust 12, 2013
    One of the worst steaks I've ever eaten. The restaurant smelled like mildew. I could get a better meal at Outback or Longhorn for much less money. The wine list was the only positive of this place.
  • Danny R.
    Danny RonsayroJuly 27, 2013
    My favorite restaurant in the United States. Always excellent service, and an unbelievably fabulous atmosphere. Tour the largest private wine cellar in the country
  • Larry C.
    Larry CApril 15, 2013
    The Burn's porterhouse was the most juiciest steak I've ever hand. Hands down. Largest wine collection in the US & their own dessert room! Need I say more?
  • Valerie B.
    Valerie BrydgesFebruary 27, 2013
    Amazing food and a lot of food (go hungry) the tour and dessert room is a must see! Amazing!!! Jim was an amazing waiter really made our birthday dinner special!!!
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa StarksFebruary 6, 2013
    Delicious even for the Veggie in the group of carnivores. Vegan would be tough to get but they do Vegetarian quite well.
  • Serei S.
    Serei SiengFebruary 3, 2013
    The unassuming exterior says a lot about this steakhouse. It is in dire need of a revamp. Steaks are great, but the rest of the menu needs some modernization. I guess that's why there's Sideberns.
  • Joe
    JoeSeptember 15, 2012
    I've been to this restaurant many times over the past 20 years and I am amazed at the level of excellence that they have maintained. If you are in Tampa go and follow your waiters recommendation.
  • Nancy W.
    Nancy WuMay 20, 2012
    Yumm! Great steak, 10oz was def enough for me(as a girl) - don't forget to leave room for dessert upstairs am splurge on a choice wine
  • Kara H.
    Kara HeckermanApril 18, 2012
    Macadamia nut ice-cream is out of this world, and a vegetarian can even enjoy this steak house. Be sure to take the tour.
  • Malcolm
    MalcolmMarch 27, 2012
    Steak-tip sandwich at the bar is Tampa's best kept secret... $10 with all the sides with true Bern's quality!
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RayMarch 23, 2012
    Great steak. Amazing experience. Bern's is a Tampa steakhouse staple. Many presidents have dined in there posh, organic restaurant. All of the vegetables come from their own garden!
  • Dan The Cab Man
    Dan The Cab ManFebruary 27, 2012
    I hope you mean Bern's Steakhouse on S. Howard. Bern's is the number one steakhouse in the country. The food, wine selection and the tour is top notch.
  • Ashish B.
    Ashish BhutianiJanuary 14, 2012
    Over 100k bottles of wine. Do the tour after dinner and save room for dessert. Most interesting dining experience in a while. My friend called it the "sleep no more" of food (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • John B.
    John BoyleDecember 14, 2011
    Oyster Beignets.....LIFE CHANGING! My wife really didnt like oysters till these! The steak=perfection! Dessert room...perfect end! Reserve Dessert when u sit to dinner!
  • Brian M.
    Best steakhouse in Tampa! Call atleast 2 weeks ahead for reservations at 813-251-2421! Get the Chateaubriand! You won't be dissapointed!
  • Sam M.
    Sam MenistNovember 4, 2011
    Amazing food, desserts, andambience. Everything including the kitchen tour and visit to the wine cellar made this visit to a great Tampa landmark a most memorable evening. 5 stars!
  • Jon D.
    Jon DSeptember 15, 2011
    Take a walk around and check out all the little dining rooms and of course the dessert room upstairs. I was expecting Don Draper to be sitting at the bar, very retro in a great way.
  • Gulfscapes
    GulfscapesAugust 19, 2011
    Bern's is a Gulf Coast legend. Half million bottles of wine, 19 varieties of caviar, steaks that are cut to your requested thickness, a cheese cave, a separate dessert room. Try the Chateaubriand.
  • Gulfscapes
    GulfscapesAugust 11, 2011
    Bern’s is a legend. Half million bottles of fine wine in their cellar is enough to vault it into fame, 19 varieties of caviar, steaks cut to your requested thickness, a cheese cave, a dessert room
  • TBOcom
    TBOcomJune 21, 2011
    The interior resembles a bordello, but it's the huge array of aged beef — priced by cut, weight and thickness — that draws moans of ecstasy. The dessert room is a must.
  • The Daily Meal
    The Daily MealMarch 4, 2011
    Quick, where is the restaurant with the biggest wine list in the world? That's right, Tampa, Fla.Founded in 1956 by the late Bern Laxer, Bern's Steak House is still a family-run restaurant. Read more
  • Robert M.
    Robert MoodyNovember 26, 2010
    Great steaks. When you arrive don't forget to ask your waiter for a reservation to the dessert room and kitchen tour. It is a must!!
  • Shanon H.
    Shanon HounshellOctober 24, 2010
    Not merely fine dining; it's an event! Caesar salad, prepped table side, is the best I've ever had! Delmonico, 8 oz, med, trimmed, is superb. Desserts like the sundae & apple pie are all that!
  • Visit Tampa Bay
    Visit Tampa BayOctober 13, 2010
    The evolution of a world-class restaurant with seven dining rooms and 350 seats via a small sandwich shop located inside a strip shopping center is a remarkable!
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinAugust 18, 2010
    Take the tour...and although they're known for dessert, understand that unless you're dedicated, theres no way you'll make it that far without a mid-meal purge
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MoyerJuly 2, 2010
    When you are done with your meal (or during) ask your server about their wine and kitchen tour. They give them all night and it's well worth it!
  • Andy H.
    Andy H.May 9, 2010
    Best steak I have ever had. My wife and I loved the food and service. Can't wait to come back to Tampa for a second dinner.
  • jason h.
    jason haddadMarch 14, 2010
    Be prepared for a long night of incredible food! There are so many bells and whistles to the meal you need to make sure and bring your appetite!
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