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Sterling Restaurant

4.5
4.5
989 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Steak
***Due to the current situation with COVID-19, please be advised limited indoor seating at 50% capacity. You can always reach out to us via telephone at 819 568-8788 to see if we have availability.

Sterling Restaurant is located in a charming heritage building by the Gatineau River. From within its walls, guests can feel the history of Gatineau.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (819) 568-8788

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    John Kim

  • Neighbourhood

    Gatineau

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Entertainment

    Friday & Saturday

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 989 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Montreal / Quebec

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  1. K

    Katie

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our anniversary and we were surprised to be presented with a lovely cake at the end of meal. Service was excellent and our waiter was very attentive. The rack of lamb was done to perfection and I enjoyed the Yukon gold mashed potatoes served with it. The tenderloin and shrimp were perfectly done. A real treat to eat here for a special occasion.
  2. RB

    RichardB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nice evening out with friends but a little pricey
  3. LB

    LeonardB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice old home. Awesome service and good food.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our pretty waitress was fabulous
  5. JF

    JeanFrancoisM

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    C'était notre première fois à ce restaurant et nous avons adoré la nourriture. Chacun des plats de la table d'hôte était délicieux et copieux. Le service était agréable et sympathique, mais assez long entre les services et pour la facture. Cela dit, nous recommandons sans hésiter !
  6. A

    Athos

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Verry good food and service. Price a bit high. Do recommend
  7. LC

    LucilleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We treated my brother and his wife because they gave us a big hand in our renovations. All the four of us were very satisfied and very pleased with our experience at your restaurant. Thank you for a pleasant evening.
  8. J

    Jetl

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Super pleasant server, Marc, he has been a gem! he's an asset to your organisation! Onion soup is the BEST EVER!!!!! Both my sister in law and I ate until the last drop!! I'd go back today for another serving! Don't you dare change the recipe!!!! Unfortunately, my filet mignon was well done (no more redness at all) when I asked for medium. I still ate it without a word as I did not want to make my guests uncomfortable. I wish I had more Porto reduction to finish it off. I do love the seasoning on it though! Your baked potato: prepared too much in advance, over baked as well, a little dry but the taste is ok. The biggest disappointment of the night: you no longer serve your amazing bourbon pecan pie. Boy, my husband was so disappointed!!! He almost pulled a tantrum. Please let us know when that same pecan pie recipe is back on the menu!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Table d'hôte wow!, Service excellent, Rapidité de service, Politesse et Gentillesse exceptionnelle des employés...tout à fait satisfait! Pour une expérience gastronomique je vous le recommande!
  10. R

    Raoud

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The meal started out great with warm bread and whipped butter. Service was good. The appetizer was fantastic. Snail Feuilleté. My main course of scallops came with 4 scallops (1/2 lb), a butter sauce and some vegetables. The broccolini was very difficult to chew and too salty. The carrots were bland and undercooked. The scallops however were well cooked. Butter sauce was bland as well. This dish could have used rice, potato, or risotto side, especially for the price. My wife's lamb was just so-so. Her baked potato was way too buttery. She had the same vegetables as me. Total tab $180 CA (one glass of wine, one appetizer, two mains and no dessert). Not worth the money in my opinion.
  11. JS

    JessicaS

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing dining experience and service. Always impeccably done. well worth the price for a fine dining experience
  12. AT

    AnikT

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent steakhouse! On a apprécié l’ambiance feutrée. Le rythme du service était parfait on s’est pas sentis pressé. Bon choix de vins. La vie est super belle sur la rivière des Outaouais.
  13. BB

    BBQman

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The meat quality is good however the cooking temperatures are not properly managed. Too slow service level. Meat products are overpriced.
  14. GG

    GoodyG

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I ordered tuna prepared “blue”. It was well done and tasteless, as was the mashed potatoes. My husband’s scallops were small and bland. They did give us a free crime brûlée when I didn’t eat much of the tuna.
  15. UR

    UncleRodge

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and excellent food. A very special THANK YOU to Arianne for her amazing attention ! Nous avons vraiment apprécié l'attention qu'elle nous a donné. Merci encore à toute l'équipe!
  16. M

    Mathilda

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Had high expectations, but food was mediocre and service was slow.
  17. HR

    HeleneR

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Disappointed, expected more from this well known restaurant. They are known for their steaks however the NewYork Steak and Filet mignon were good but we have had better, the portions are generous, our waiter had many tables to serve and we felt a little snobbish. Overpriced for overall experience.
  18. NL

    NathalieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was really nice experience, we were with friends and all of us was satisfied.
  19. BS

    BenSCORZ

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 5th visit to Sterling's. We go once a year on purpose so that we don't get tired of the experience. Every visit has been wonderful so far. The occasion of this visit was our 20th anniversary and it lived up to and exceeded expectations. We are already looking forward to our next visit.
  20. GF

    GinetteF

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food, excellent service and delightful ambiance.
  21. PP

    PatrickP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Très bel accueil, service irréprochable et nourriture exquise!!! Le filet mignon est succulent…. Crème brûlée extra!! Merci pour ce beau moment.
  22. RP

    RehanaP

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Expensive but worthwhile. Nice wine list and good wine
  23. BG

    BryanG

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Serene location on the banks of a quiet river next to a church. One of the best steaks I have ever eaten. Service was attentive and on point
  24. G

    Gates

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made reservations for six people on May 19th for the birthdays of my brother and sister. It was the first time for me, and 2 others at the table. Everyone was impressed by the quality of the food, service and the ambience. Highly recommended and will definitely go there again. My filet mignon with a brazed goat cheese topping was so good, it was heavenly!!! I will definitely recommend to family and friends!!! Gaëtan
  25. ER

    EricR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steak ever! I would recommend to anyone looking for a nice ambiance and great food
  26. M

    Mommy

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The staff are amazing and very accommodating. The food (non steak dinner) was overcooked, the rice was dry.
  27. S

    Suzanne

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The ambience of the restaurant is what drew us to the restaurant. Otherwise the quality of the food is not exceptional especially when you take the very high price into account. For example, the Greek salad could have a lot more vegetables and the big cubes of feta cheese should have been cut into smaller pieces. Along with the olives, it was a very salty salad. We had the 12 oz. steak and there were gizzards in our cut. Nevertheless the restaurant has a very pleasant atmosphere being in an older home and having the scenic view of the river.
  28. LB

    LouisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    tres bon repas et excellent service de la serveuse
  29. IW

    IanW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The selection was very good and cooked to perfection.
  30. PV

    PeteVG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed our meal. The fixed menu was very good, with great choices, the tomato basil soup was incredibly good. This was a great restaurant to go for a leisurely meal.
  31. NL

    NickL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    I have gone to this restaurant for many years and this time I was actually very disappointed. I hadn’t been in a few years and this visit was not good. Ordered a med rare NY steak that was over cooked. The waiter made his rounds after one bite which is not really a fair assessment as I only ate a French fry and hadn’t dug into the steak yet. Basically ate the whole meal without one time the waiter walking or checking in. I still ate the steak mainly because I was hungry but I had no chance to say the steak wasn’t good. The meat itself was tough. The bread plates remained on the table the entire time. The waiter finally came to gather the plates and I mentioned the steak was tough and over cooked and he literally looked at me and said nothing. I was very loud and clear with my voice. It was like it was purposefully overlooked or not talked about. Still paid for my meal which was costly and to be expected but not for what I got. I literally could have made a better steak at home. I wanted a rib steak that was smaller than what was on the menu being a 20oz Papas cut. I said to the waiter upon ordering can I get a smaller steak and he said no they don’t do that? But then I saw on the tab le deau they offered a 16oz rib steak. Very confusing? Years ago the waiter brought the uncooked steak to the table for approval and this time around that wasn’t happening. Otherwise everything was fine but honestly very disappointed.
  32. GM

    GillesM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was such a pleasurable experience. The detail to service, food presentation was unparalleled to anything else we have had anywhere!!! All your staff were so personable. Clearly they enjoy their job and are very good at it. Returning to Ottawa is in our future. A return is a must. In the mean time, we will certainly spread the word about your fabulous restaurant!! Thank you, the Marceau’s from St. Catharines Ontario
  33. PK

    PalinaK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant with delicious food and great service!
  34. S

    Sonya

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food & service. There should definitely be a dress code to keep the ambiance as people show up in t-shirts and shorts...
  35. B

    Bubes819

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, great service and great food!!! Love it all!!!
  36. F

    Frank83

    San Diego

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The filet mignon was done to perfection. We were celebrating our anniversary and the restaurant gave us a very generous complimentary dessert. We have been in this restaurant before and since our last visit the menu seems to have shrank with less choices.
  37. G

    Gordon

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Repas acceptable mais service déplorable. Mauvais accueil. Prix démesuré. Tromperie sur la marchandise.
  38. C

    Candy

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Is expensive. The food is not excellent, is good but not the level of a very good restaurant, a.i. Milos in Montreal ou Maison Boulou of Ritz Carlton Montreal.
  39. g

    guyh

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Merci beaucoup à marc notre serveur très bon service merci encore
  40. CL

    ClintL

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service and food where outstanding. Waiter was a turned to our every need and the food was outstanding. We will definitely be going back

FAQs

Sterling Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 989 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Sterling Restaurant

835 JACQUES CARTIER RD Gatineau, QC J8T 2W3

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Gatineau

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    John Kim

  • Entertainment

    Friday & Saturday

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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