For a pricier (although entirely worth it) night out on the town, hitting the lauded Bern’s Steak House is a Tampa tradition. Open since 1956, the swanky chop house is known for their 100,000-deep wine list, dry-aged filets, and strict semi-formal dress code (aka leave the jeans and flip flops at the door). Menu-wise it’s pretty straightforward—options include Shrimp Cocktail and Caviar Tasting (sitting pretty at $225) to start, followed by a wide selection of charbroiled specialty beef cuts accompanied by choice sides like French Onion Soup Au Gratin and Baked Potatoes. Complete the experience with a trip upstairs to one of the dimly-lit private dessert rooms, formed by giant vintage wine casks, for tableside Bananas Foster plus a cappuccino spiked with coffee marinated in Kahlúa and flavored liqueurs for 10 weeks.
How to book: Reserve online.