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Bern's Steak House

  • 1208 S. Howard Ave. Map It
  • Hyde Park
  • Steakhouse
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 09/17/2015

Fodor's Review

With the air of an exclusive club, this is one of Florida's finest steak houses. Rich mahogany paneling and ornate chandeliers define the legendary Bern's, where the chef ages his own beef, grows much of his own produce, and roasts his own coffee. There's also a Cave Du Fromage, housing a discriminating selection of artisanal cheeses from around the world. Cuts of prime beef are sold by weight and thickness. There's a 60-ounce strip steak that's big enough to feed your pride (of lions), but for most appetites the veal loin chop or 8-ounce chateaubriand is more than enough. The wine list includes approximately 7,000 selections (with 1,000 dessert wines). After dinner, tour the kitchen and wine cellar before having dessert upstairs in a cozy booth. The dessert room is a hit. For a real jolt, try the Turkish coffee with an order of Mississippi mud pie. Casual business attire is recommended. Those looking for the Bern's touch but aren't up for donning a jacket and tie should opt for SideBern's, the steak house's more low-key sister property a few blocks up the road.

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1208 S. Howard Ave., Tampa, Florida, 33606, United States

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Published 09/17/2015


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