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"SideBern's Restaurant - South Howard" Top 5 Page for this destination Tampa Restaurant Tip by Ewingjr98

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SideBern's is an appropriately named restaurant located next to Bern's, the steakhouse that is famous across much of the land. SideBern's is also owned by Bern's, but has an almost entirely opposite atmosphere, but the food is equally good at both. While Bern's is stuffy and old-fashioned fancy, SideBern's is modern and trendy, yet still just classy enough for a great dinner. In either restaurant you can wear blue jeans, but you may stand out just a bit from the other customers in dress pants and button up shirts.

We made reservations, arrived at about 8:45pm, and after giving the car to the valet, we were quickly seated in the main dining room. I started with a Lost Coast Brewery's Winterbraun, a tasty English brown ale that is only brewed in the winter; later I had a Laginitas Little Sumpin' Wild beer.

For dinner we started with their ink braised octopus, cooked with tomato, capers, raisins, pine nuts, and red chile, and served with garlic toast for $13. It was a delicious, yet odd inky black, start to our meal. Laura's entree was the duck breast with cabbage, raclette cheese potato croquettes, mushrooms, and horseradish juniper sauce for about $34. I had the Mediterranean sea bass, also about $34. For dessert, we enjoyed a tasty apple tart ($10), with rosemary, walnuts, caramel, vanilla ice cream and served with creamy pecorino cheese.

This is a great restaurant in a nice environment with really good food and top-notch service.

Address: 2208 West Morrison Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606
Price Comparison: most expensive
Phone: (813) 258-2233
Price: US$41 and up
Rating: 5
Theme: American

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  • Updated Nov 6, 2011
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