It’s far from the first time Bern’s has received such recognition. The legendary Tampa restaurant has been serving aged in-house steaks for decades. I remember when I got my last oil change in Boston before moving to Tampa, my mechanic wouldn’t stop raving about Bern’s. I’ve still yet to do the full Bern’s experience ten years later. I did do the cheap option of ordering a steak sandwich in the bar once. After, I took the tour of the wine cellar and kitchen. But I’m a frugal dude so I’m waiting for that special occasion for my first full Bern’s experience.
Gayot describes itself as “a trusted guide to the world’s best restaurants, hotels, travel destinations & products for enjoying the good life.” In other words, if you’re loaded, they can steer you in the right direction. But if you order from the dollar menu, you’re on your own. Gayot ranked Bern’s as one of the 10 best steakhouses in the United States. The list is in alphabetical order, so there’s no indication how high Bern’s ranked in that top 10. Bern’s scored a 14 out of 20 on the site. Below is their complete top 10 list.