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Another accolade for Bern's: It's one of the nation's top 101 restaurants

Bern's staff check reservations just before opening. [Times files (2008)]

Bern's staff check reservations just before opening. [Times files (2008)]

Tampa's legendary Bern's Steak House has again been named one of the nation's top 101 restaurants by the online food magazine the Daily Meal.

Bern's landed at 28 on this year's list, in front of Del Posto in New York and behind John Besh's August in New Orleans. The only other Florida restaurants on the list this year are Joe's Stone Crab in Miami (No. 55) and Michael's Genuine, also in Miami (No. 74).

Bern's was No. 60 on the list in 2013 and No. 12 in 2011. It didn't make the cut in 2012.

The No. 1 restaurant this year was Le Bernardin in New York. Michael Mina in San Francisco landed at No. 44. Mina is opening a restaurant called Farmtable Kitchen in St. Petersburg's Sundial complex later this year.

The list is devised by the Daily Meal's staff. In 2014, for the first time, the editors accepted nominations from food critics and other restaurant experts from across the country. Judges selected from 430 restaurants.

Bern's, which opened in South Tampa in 1956, is arguably Tampa Bay's most famous restaurant. It's voluminous steak menu, vast wine cellar and romantic — and dark — dessert room draw special-occasion diners and celebrities.

Bern's Steak House was a semifinalist in the James Beard Foundation awards this year. It is the only Tampa Bay restaurant to ever win a James Beard award. In 1992, the second year the awards were given, sommelier Derrick Pagan won for wine service.

To read the complete list, go to thedailymeal.com/101-best-restaurants-america.

Another accolade for Bern's: It's one of the nation's top 101 restaurants 07/01/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 2:12pm]
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