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Harry Waugh Dessert Room at Bern's Steak House

1208 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-3102
+1 813-251-2421
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1208 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-3102
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, first timer visit with seasoned friends, we couldn't get a table in Bern's but managed to get in for dessert. Sat in our own pop with a selection of music on tap we looked through the extensive menu and decided on deserts and coffee....More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You cannot go wrong with anything on the dessert menu. And the private rooms are the perfect way to end the evening after the packed, hustle bustle of the dinner experience at Bern’s. The thing that makes me nuts about the ending to the evening...More

Thank WooHooWineWoman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thirty years ago when I first started going there it was a novelty - the place is dated, service is not as great as it once was - half the time the employees are on the cell phones checking for messages more than once I...More

Thank Joe N
Reviewed 13 November 2017

If one still has room for dessert after dining in Bern's, a visit to the dessert room is a must...There is every kind o desert that one could possibly want, and there is an extensive list of after dinner drinks. one can even choose music...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Going to the Dessert Room at Bern's is the best part of Bern's. A do not miss experience if you are in the area. Everything is great - ask the wait staff to help you decide.

Thank DrLFoodie
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The bananas foster table side is a sight to behold and is extremely fresh and delicious. It serves 2 people and is worth the wait of having the server make your dessert in front of you. The cafe con Bern's is amazing, they grind the...More

Thank agroves10
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Thinking that absolutely nothing could top the steak dinner I had just finished at Bern's, I was led upstairs to what was the best banana's foster I had ever encountered! No meal is complete until it is topped off at The Harry Waugh Dessert Room...More

Thank 747jackd
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Let me start by saying that I thought this would be like a Willy Wonka kind of experience with desserts as far as the eye could see. Once I got over myself, this was really a cool concept. I lad the lavash chocolate something with...More

Thank kimwill725
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Excellent selection of all manner of sweets, coffees, cordials, dessert wines, as well as cheeses & fruit in a delightful atmosphere of private rooms and live piano music. And, as always at Bern’s outstanding service.

Thank TampaGirl76
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Such a fun fabulous place to go for dessert, whether it be with friends, colleagues or a date. I can't imagine anyone not loving this place. Its dark, a little mysterious, and sexy. Who doesn't think fabulous chocolate desserts aren't sexy!?

Thank nattyserra
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Susan W
16 February 2017|
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Response from Julie N | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can certainly go to just the dessert room.
9 November 2015|
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Response from eli_puszkar | Reviewed this property |
From their website 1208 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606, Estados Unidos Hoy abierto Lunes 17:00 – 22:00 Martes 17:00 – 22:00 Miércoles (Veterans Day) 17:00 – 22:00 Los horarios pueden variar Jueves 17:00... More
9 November 2015|
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Response from Phillip M | Reviewed this property |
Ditto above. You may want to check to see you can make reservations for the desert room ONLY. We did our after a regular meal.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 80
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1208 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-3102
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-251-2421
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One of the most famous, and popular, aspects of Bern's Steak House is its dessert room. Here guests can enjoy a leisurely and intimate end to their dining experience choosing from nearly 50 dessert choices to more than 1,000 dessert wines and spirits. The Harry Waugh Dessert Room was built as a tribute to Mr. Harry Waugh, an internationally known and respected wine connoisseur, director of Chateau Latour and good friend to Bern Laxer. Waugh's books and personal diaries on wine tasting are well known throughout the world.
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