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Bern's Steak House

#7 of 1,874 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
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you walk in this place your met with a large and attentive staff. The decor is hard to describe (Italian Renaissance?) Whatever it is it is very dark! They quickly ask you for a drink order and soon after your dinner order. The steaks are phenomenal and the sides not so great. Dinner does come with soup and salad... More 

Thank line10
Worcester, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Received a gift certificate and very pleased we chose to use it. You chose your steak by type, thickness and how you would like it cooked, both our steaks were outstanding, not thrilled with the onion strings but the quality of the experience minimized that minor disappointment. After our dinner we were treated to a tour of the kitchen, as... More 

Thank sharronsibley
St. Petersburg, Florida
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is clearly wonderful with its own distinctive charm. It exudes a certain upper class appeal no doubt, If you need that sort of thing, and after reading some of the reviews, apparently some of you do, this is the place to go. But that's not why I went. Bern's is known for it's STEAK. I was born and... More 

Thank Zithic
Brisbane, Australia
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recently had dinner at Bern's with family. I have been to Bern's twice before. This time our visit included a tour through the kitchen and wine cellar which I enjoyed. The wine list is extensive with amazing wines - a real highlight. I wish I could say the same about the food. It is so "old school" and the... More 

Thank Laurie G
Bangkok, Thailand
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We got many recommendations to eat here. First of all, they have valet parking which is always helpful when you are in a new city. Reservations are highly recommended if you don't have two hours to wait for a table. We made reservations over a week before and it was the earliest we could get in. Plan ahead. The menu... More 

Thank Karen8570
Eagan, Minnesota
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been to Berns many times over the last 20 years. Back in the day they were better. We decided to give one more try after lousy steaks over the past several years. First, the waiter was slow and it was too cold in the restuarant. The usual trimmings were smaller than they used to be but were acceptable.... More 

Thank Mark P
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89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

All I can say is wow. The chateaubrian was phenomenal. The wine cellar and kitchen tour were a bonus and the dessert room was second to none. Best experience on all counts.

Thank Bill H
Barcelona, Spain
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87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Berns was recommended as a must do if we go tampa and we understand why everything about this place is as described the ambience the service and the food make it an outstanding experience we had a tbone and a delomico all steaks come with an onion soup, salad and bake potatoe on the side how awesome is that? The... More 

Thank Sergio V
Dunedin, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fancy, high priced steak and meat restaurant. You should plan to go hungry and not afraid to eat a large portion. They specialize in dry-aged beef. We have always enjoyed the experience. Save room for dessert as well. A place for special occasions. Nothing is rushed here.

Thank JD L
Half Moon Bay, California, United States
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179 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So I had a business associate suggest this place. We originally started to head there at 5pm when they indicated that the 6 tables they left open for walk-ins was still easy pickings. We got there at 5:30 and by then it was a 2 hour wait. So got lucky and found 2 seats at the bar open, which we... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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