An amazing food experience in TampaThe prices are on the high-end, but the food is worth it!
Went for a celebration,after graduation Started with free valet parking, then the hostess who greeted us by last name and was very friendly and chatted with us for a while, asking how we decided on this restaurant. We let her know it was mostly through Open Table, although my daughter had heard of Bern's, the 'main' restaurant.
Our waiter was very gracious and knowledgeable about the menu, ingredients and pairings, making suggestions that helped us decide.
After we ordered, we were brought a free oyster appetizer which was as delicious as unexpected.
The entrees were absolutely extraordinary!
Dessert was an adventure over the top, just incredible!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFun while eatingI took my wife here for Mothers Day. An outing away form our three kids and the food was awesome!! My wife and I ordered from the "sampler" menu trying all kids of foods we've only really seen on TV. The experience was fun and exciting, however it's important to mention that this comes all with a price. At the time I didn't blink an eye at it as to not ruin the mood, but it was killing me inside. In fairness to SideBern's I think we both ordered the most expensive entree on the menu and I did knotice lesser priced items.
With all that said I would do it again!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDrink offerings were good,Drink offerings were good, well matched to the items being served. Presentation and quality of food was excellent. The duck was very well prepared. Pork tenderloin was as well. The Creme Brule was very good, but not traditional, contained cinnamon for a different but refreshing taste.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a fantastic experienceI had a fantastic experience at SideBerns. The service was excellent. The food was outstanding. It was the best steak I've ever had. They were extremely accommodating to our needs. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSideBern's First Timer'sFrom the bar drinks, to the freshly made butter and breads, from salads to the wine list and OMG the filet mignon was THE best steak all 4 diners have ever eaten. Food prep was flawless and presentation amazing. We enjoyed some after-dinner cigars in the patio area on a perfect Florida night. We like'd Bern's, but enjoyed SideBern's even more.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe two foodies loved the cuisine.We two foodies loved the cuisine. Everything was expertly crafted and presented. This is truly thought provoking food. HOWEVER - two hours and $250 later we were both still hungry! I really wish the 4th and 5th tasting plates had been portioned for dinner! Next time we will go to the Refinery and get our $$$ worth!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood Experts!They know how to prepare exquisite food. You will only find the best here in food and wine. Happy Hour is a great time to sample many dishes. Enjoy!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis review is of our AprilThis review is of our April 5 dinner reservation for June Simmons Ackerstein. Our experience was really terrific. It was our 21st anniversary...I mentioned that to our waiter.
He was absolutely delightful. He was informative about the menu without going overboard. I would look for his station again. We didn't want dessert..but he brought out the simplest dessert with a single candle. It was really enjoyable.
junesimmons4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSmall and quiet compared toSmall and quiet compared to big brother, Berns;
casual atmosphere which is relaxing and calming.
crowd reflected the decor/nice but casual.
would have liked a few more steaks to choose from on menu.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spotin Tampa for dinnerThis was my first trip to Sidebern's. Food was excellent, drinks were great and the service was very good. I would definitely return the next time I am back in Tampa.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMTasting menu was excellent!Tasting menu was excellent! But get a separate dessert!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMService was impeccable. WaiterService was impeccable. Waiter was extremely knowledgeable. Food was amazing...every bit.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious FoodThe food was terrific however the service wasn't as good as it could have been, perhaps because we were sitting outside. Drinks took a while throughout the night. Also, our server lead us to believe that Berns Dessert Room could accomodate us straight away and in fact it was an hour wait. We would have stayed at SideBerns for dessert had we known. That said, the food was amazing, prepared beautifully and our party of 8 were given our meals at that same time which meant no one had to wait. If you are looking for good quality food and an interesting menu then SideBerns is for you.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExtremely Nice!Very nice restaurant. Oysters with white wine vinegar were the best i've ever tasted. Filet mignon was extremely tender and tasty. Outside setting was very nice, comfortable. I really enjoyed this restaurant on my 43rd birthday. :-)3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent fine dining experienceThe food from start to finish was excellent. I had the best filet mignon I could remember here.
Service was very professional and ambiance very chic.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMMy daughters recommended SidebernsMy daughters recommended Sideberns so I went with a couple of business associates. Admittedly, I peaked at the menu on line ahead of time and paid even more attention to the wine list. I was intrigued.
First, the service was impeccable, with a knowledgeable waitress who was spot-on with her viewpoint on the do's and maybe-nots. I had the beet salad and a trout dish that was completely over to top in appearance, presentation and taste.
The atmosphere is a perfect blend of upscale yet relaxing. An overall excellent experience that will definitely bring me back for more.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMStill the best !As always, Sideberns does not disappoint. The food is delectable and creatively presented and the atmosphere inviting. We still think that this is Tampa's best. Don't waste your monies and time on Bern's - rather go to Sideberns.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of best dining experiencesOne of best dining experiences during our 6 months in Fl. Had a great server named Craig. My compliments to the chef. Made reservation on line and feel there is a bit of over kill on reminders. Thanks for a special evening3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSouth Tampa gemHave eaten here several times. They have wonderful food with a very nice wine list. It can get loud in there, and rather crowded during peak hours. Service was excellent. Pricey, but a nice addition to Bern's next door if you aren't in the mood for steak. Servers are very knowledgable about food and the wine.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI was taken there for my birthday.I was taken there for my birthday. Had a wonderful time. Great food, great happy hour menu, great bartender. (Diane).
Would come back again.1/7/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery dish we had was outEvery dish we had was out of this world. Really enjoyed our experience and had a great waitress Katrina. Amazing, we will be back.12/15/2012 12:00:00 AM