Fodor's Expert Review Bern's Steak House

$$$$ Tampa Steakhouse Fodor's Choice

With the air of an exclusive club, this is one of the finest steak houses—if not the finest—in Florida. Rich mahogany paneling and ornate chandeliers define the legendary circa-1956 Bern's, where the chef himself ages the beef, grows much of the produce, and roasts the coffee. There's also a Cave Du Fromage, which houses 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.

Steakhouse Sophisticated Dinner Coffee Dessert $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

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


Known For:
  • Colossal wine list
  • Exclusive atmosphere
  • After dinner, a trip upstairs to the famous dessert room
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Reservations essential, Jacket and tie

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