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Bern’s Steak House in Tampa is temporarily closed for renovations

Select menu items are available at Haven, its sister restaurant.
 
Bern's Steak House is temporarily closed for renovations, but selections from its menu are available for a limited time at its sister restaurant, Haven.
Bern's Steak House is temporarily closed for renovations, but selections from its menu are available for a limited time at its sister restaurant, Haven. [ Times (2014) ]
Published July 6, 2023|Updated July 6, 2023

Tampa institution Bern’s Steak House temporarily closed on July 3 for renovations on the lounge and kitchen. Renovations are expected to take about two weeks, with a reopen date of July 25.

In the meantime, folks can still enjoy Bern’s fare at its sister restaurant, Haven (2208 W Morrison Ave., Tampa). Now through July 8 and July 11-15, A Taste of Bern’s at Haven offers selections inspired by the Bern’s menu, including select cuts from its aging room, steak sauces, wines from its cellar and sweets from its famous dessert room.

Haven’s regular summer menu and happy hour will still be available. For reservations, visit haventampa.com.

In the lounge — which was last refreshed in 1998 — seating in the bar has been expanded and a new back bar display is being added. BDG Architects is overseeing the architectural design, with Richard Zingale leading the interior design.

“The room will be surrounded with banquette seating that brings an upholstered softness to the lounge. Traditional and historical Bern’s references will be complemented with updated details utilizing a combination of natural wood tones and plush fabrics,” Zingale said in a news release. “The Bern’s archived accessories will be presented once again, literally, in a fresh new light.”

For the kitchen, new Jade Range stoves are being custom-built for the team working under executive chef Chad Johnson.

The construction company overseeing both projects is David Nelson Construction.

Bern’s Steak House is located at 1208 S Howard Ave., Tampa. For updates on the renovation, follow @bernssteakhouse or visit bernssteakhouse.com.