I've been told by a very good friend for years that if you're willing to travel for the best steak around, then head towards Atlanta and hit Bone's. Now, I have to say that I disagree. Sure, it is a great restaurant, but if you really love steak, then you cannot miss Berns.
I can't really comment about the noise or atmosphere as most often I have eaten at Berns while being part of a business meeting. However, I can say that you will not eat a better steak. There just isn't any better. Perhaps it is a little on the expensive side, but you get what you pay for. I can't say the same for Bone's, Shula's, or many other really good steak houses.
If you're on a mission to find the best steak, atleast give Berns a shot. It may just be your last stop.