Fodor's Expert Review Bern's Steak House
With the air of an exclusive club, this is one of—if not the—finest Florida's steak houses. Rich mahogany paneling and ornate chandeliers define the legendary circa-1956 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.
1208 S. Howard Ave.
Tampa, Florida 33606, USA
- Colossal wine list
- Exclusive atmosphere
- After dinner, a trip upstairs to the famous dessert room