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Bern's Steak House

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

Known for

  • Colossal wine list
  • Exclusive atmosphere
  • After dinner, a trip upstairs to the famous dessert room

Published 07/06/2017

Fodor's Review

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.

Restaurant Information


1208 S. Howard Ave., Tampa, Florida, 33606, USA

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Published 07/06/2017


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