Bern's Steak House - Tampa
Bern's Steak House, Bern's Fine Wines and Spirits and sister restaurant, SideBern's are a Tampa mainstay with a humble backstory dating back to the 1950s.
Bern and Gert Laxer opened a tiny diner that eventually blossomed into the venerable Bern's Steak House. Equally impressive is the world-famous Harry Waugh Dessert Room, which was built in 1985. It uses redwood wine casks to create 48 private rooms where guests enjoy approximately 50 desserts, wines, ports, sherries and madeiras.
Steaks are all broiled and range from several cuts of filet mignon to a t-bone, Delmonico and Porterhouse. Non-meat dishes are also top of mind at Bern's, with such highlights as spicy seared tuna, char-grilled swordfish and pink-peppercorn-and-ginger-crusted Salmon