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Bern's Steak House

#7 of 1,842 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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1208 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-3197
+1 813-251-2421
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Miami, Florida
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My favorite steakhouse in the world! Bern's has character, the most extensive wine list by the glass (including wines by the glass from the 60's), local grown produce, beef any cut/size, and lastly but not least the desert room. I only miss smoking cigars in the desert room. Make sure to take the tour.

Chesterfield, Missouri
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87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I understand that places like this are "institutions" and there's a whole experience to it. But to me the experience seems contrived and not special - even it's trying desperately to feel special. The vibe is old and vaguely whorehousey. Still, there's a lot to like. The chateaubriand was exceptional. Maybe I should have just had a bigger steak and... More 

Thank edworms
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have been to Bern's several times over the years and usually for special occasions. The food is excellent with a great wine list and separate dessert room. No rushing you in and out. Service is usually impeccable but this time was slight delay with baked potato (prepared tableside) coming out before entree. Restaurant was very busy so delay maybe due... More 

Thank markwH6464PT
Coral Gables, Florida
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We made reservations on September 1st for Thanksgiving. Needless to say, once we got there, our reservations were nowhere to be found. Since I had read about this issue on TripAdvisor, I had my email confirmation printed, and was able to produce it, when we were told we were not on the list. This is why I'm giving it a... More 

Thank BackTooSoon
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife's birthday on 11/27/16 and a party of six. Nice table in a nice dining area. Waiter was top notch....friendly, professional, knew the menu backwards and forward...very attentive but not over bearing. Table-side caesar salad....best I have ever had. Excellent onion soup....perfect size. Delmonico Steak was cooked perfectly to the exact specifications and very flavorful. Truly superb service and... More 

Thank Gregg C
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great steaks, and a great steak sandwich. I am told the fish and vegetarian dishes are wonderful, but....I am probably always going to get a steak. The wait staff are consummate professionals and are beyond knowledgable about the menu and the incredibly extensive wine list. The dessert room upstairs is a perfect end to a leisurely and luxurious evening.

Thank Kim J
Merritt Island, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food was very good but the room was crowded and very noisy. The waiter was a bit arrogant and not very friendly. For the price, I was hoping for a better experience.

Thank lorainetaylor
Windsor, Colorado
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105 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I try to hit Bern's at least once a year. Reservations are strongly suggested and at least a month ahead of your visit. I called three weeks out and was told we could dine at 5:15 or 8:30. We opted for 5:15 as we didn't want to eat so late. We both had a Belvedere Vodka dirty... More 

Thank Tee-gal
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have not been here in years but my wife still remembers the filet. Did not disappoint. Made medium rare and very soft. The best she may have had. Our waiter was fabulous and attentive. Remembered she did not want the french onion soup as the starter. Had some nice cabernet wine. Really a bargain for the price. Get a... More 

Thank manny100
Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is truly a great experience. It is an outing that everyone should enjoy. Don't forget the tour after you meal and please please please go have desert in the wine cask booths. Amazing!

Thank coachclint

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1208 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-3197
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-251-2421