Bern's Steak House

Row 1

Details
1208 S Howard Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 251-2421
Steakhouse, American
$ $ $
Hours
Mon–Thu, Sun: 5:00 PM–10:00 PM Fri–Sat: 5:00 PM–11:00 PM

Do not come to Bern's if you're a minimalist or a hipster or a vegan, and do not come if you're on a diet. Bern's is about wonderful excess. There are 20 kinds of caviar on the menu of this big, old-style, legendary establishment; also two preparations of foie gras, two kinds of steak tartare (one with truffles), oysters three ways, endless varieties of fish and shellfish, 16 different cheeses both domestic and imported, nearly 50 desserts (including gluten- and sugar-free varieties) — served upstairs in a special dessert room — and a list of about 7,000 wines (5,500 of them red). Oh, and did we mention steaks? Seven different cuts, in a total of 51 different sizes (from 6 ounces of filet mignon to 54 ounces of strip sirloin), broiled to eight different temperatures, from very rare ("no crust, cold and raw") to, gulp, well-done ("sturdy little crust, no color, no juice, dried out"). Come hungry. -- Colman Andrews

Foursquare Tips

  • Take the wine cellar tour. They have the largest wine collection in the US. It's pretty amazing.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Take the kitchen tour!
  • Ask for TREBOR to be your server for the evening. He makes a 5 star steakhouse into a 10 star experience.
  • 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!
  • The best steak house in town, period. Don't forget to take the tour and have dessert on the second floor.
  • Order the special chateaubriand. It is worth the price!
  • Delmonico!
  • Best Beluga Caviar in town . Yummm
  • Dessert Room! Open til 11PM
  • Don't be that loser who doesn't know how to dress, wear a Coat & Tie.
  • Best steakhouse in Tampa! Call atleast 2 weeks ahead for reservations at 813-251-2421! Get the Chateaubriand! You won't be dissapointed!
  • The Mecca of steakhouses and winelists.
  • Amazing steaks! Loved the kitchen tour and desert!
  • Have a shot of 1835 Cognac!
  • Great steaks and desserts.
  • One of the best Filets I have ever had.
  • My favorite restaurant in the United States. Always excellent service, and an unbelievably fabulous atmosphere. Tour the largest private wine cellar in the country
  • Delmonico is the best as I had the 10 oz cooked Medium Rare to perfection. Lee my waiter was awesome.