We had the table d'hote…
Soup was good but lukewarm
Appetizers were good.
Main course - my steak was good but my wife's steak was at least half fat. Potatoes were coolish.
Dessert was very good.
Celebrating my wife's 65th so the result was a little disappointing.
Seems to be a problem having the food brought up to second floor and then the delivery to the table. Timing seemed to be a little off.
When shown the steaks were told "these are your steaks". They should say these are the type of steaks you will be getting. The steak shown to us had only a hint of fat at the top end so the resulting volume of fat on the steak was quite surprising.
The only reason it was not a five star was the food was a little too salty. Couldn't finish the oignon soup.. However the steak was wonderful!! Twice baked potatoe was delicious..
Lovely place, very accommodating to vegetarians for a steakhouse. 5/5 stars!
Expensive but worth it. Great service great flavors
Perfect romantic dinner.
Meat and cooking are perfect.
Un joyau dans la capitale nationale.
It was absolutely amazing! The maître-D took us on a tour of the whole restaurant, showing us their amazing vintage wine cellar. It was a very personalized experience and we have great seats , a round couch facing the dining room. There was a piano player and the wine was to die for.
As always our recent visit to Sterling was amazing. We went to the early sitting New Years Eve and enjoyed a fabulous meal. Great way to start the evening. Have never had anything but a good time at this restuarant
Amazing experience. Service was exceptional and attentive to all details. Food was excellent and prepared to our liking. Overall exceeded our experience and expectations. We were celebrating our anniversary.
Pricy but worth every pennies, great service, amazing steaks
Excellent food, wine, and service. Best filet mignon I’ve ever had!
Food is okay but not anything special.
Lobster was dry and steak undercooked.
Prices are very inflated and the quality does not really reflect what you pay for. For a $500 evening, it leaves you wanting more..
The meal was wonderful and Marc was amazing ... Sterling is a restaurant I would recommend
Our waiters dropped a lot of cutlery. One waiter dropped a lobster tail on the table and he wasn't sure if he needed to replace it or not. The plate presentation was lacking. Our oysters were all still stuck to the shells, all the oyster juice was missing and there were many shell fragments left in the oysters. I brought this to the waiters attention and that didn't seem to bother him so I told another waiter and was given the same service. Needless to say, I will not be returning nor will I recommend this restaurant to others.
The meat was well cooked but not the best any of us had had.
All the best
We both ordered the special, table d'hote. It was okay at best. The bisque was not very good and the potato was not hot.
Excellent ambiance and the food to go with it that steaks that were superb and excellent seafood that was great offset to beef.
Service was top notch and attentive capped with a live piano player to further present an excellent product with savory flavor.
Excellent food and great service. Lovely place to wine and dine.
Food was very good. Did not appreciate the horrible service from our waiter. The waiter did not make us feel at ease or welcome. His attitude made us feel like we did not belong there. I don't know if it's because we didn't order a $300 bottle of wine???. Definitely way too pricey though. Definitely will not return or tell anybody else to go there..👎👎👎👎
Le souper était bon parc contre:
Le monsieur qui vous accueille à la réception n’a pas du tout de façon, aucun sourire ne nous a même pas souhaiter bienvenu chez Sterling
Le serveur ne nous a fait aucune recommandation comme les spécialités et n’est presque pas venu nous voir de la soirée et ça pris du temps a avoir la facture
Been there many times with consistently great service until this last time. Welcome by the maitre d was fantastic and personable. Wait staff though gave the impression we were an afterthought.
I have been to Sterling many times, always order the steak. Last week we ordered salmon, mine was good, but my date’s salmon was over cooked. Wine selection is fabulous. Will go again, but only for the wine and steak.
Food is good, but don't be shocked by the price.
Food was very good, but be aware it is very pricey. Supper for 2 (including 1 drink, 1 glass of wine each, 1 after dinner drink) was just under $300.00
each of us had an entree, then we both ordered small filet mignon($68.00 each ) that was very good, with a lobster tail, side for me and scallop side for my husband(which was $16.00 and literally 1 scallop, next time wont do that), and we both had dessert.
I would go again, but not as often as I would probably, due to the price.
I would give it a five start, but the price is stopping me from doing that.
Best steakhouse in Ottawa/Gatineau area hands down. Shaky floors on the 2nd floor but otherwise lovely atmosphere.
Excellent food, excellent service, everyone loved their selection! Everyone were so full they were hurting lol!!
The food and service did not match the expectation, the nice restaurant, and especially the price. I am willing to pay this price level for dinner, but expected better for it. It is definitely not worth the money.
Because our group of 5 had someone with limited mobility we were accommodated in the bar area as opposed to the dining area which was upstairs. For us, this was not an issue. Monica our waitress was very good although she was the lone server and had to take care of a group of approximately 12 or so by herself along with a few other tables. But for most part she served us in a timely manner.
The appetizers were very good, we had a mix of oysters, escargot, foie gras, Coquille St Jacques and steak tartare. The meals were 4 filet mignon and 1 rack of lamb. Unfortunately this is where they did not impress us. Rack of lamb was ordered medium and was served rare to blue. It was returned. 2 of the filet were ordered medium rare and served medium. The other 2 were as ordered. The ambiance was good, our server was good, she would be a 4.5 out of 5 but that can't be marked that way.
Would I give it another chance, probably. But as a first timer and being from out of town I'm not sure when our next chance will be, although i do come to the area several times a year.
We like the restaurant and the meat is very good. The ambience is good and the Menu du Jour est bien balancé.
The food was perfect and the service excellent. Expect to pay a bit more than your average restaurant and if you want to pay yourself a treat then I recommend it especially for a special occasion like my b-day and valentine day. We had a great table facing the river with the sun coming in then the sunset. My daughter and I loved it. Looking forward to going again maybe around Xmas. 😊☺😊
The food is absolutely exquisite, but the service is lacking. I really looked like a chore for our waiter, like he would have preferred to be somewhere else.
Although the steaks were delicious, most of the sides and the appetizers were cold. It makes it an expensive dinner if only the steaks are enjoyable. The service was nice though.
Ce restaurant est divin. L'ambiance, musique, décor, service et nourriture impeccable! Le filet mignon fond dans la bouche. Un gros plus, les tables sont éloignées l'une de l'autre. Meilleur resto dans la région !
Loved every about our dining experience. I particularly liked the piano player and his singing of some of my favs songs. Steaks were outstanding, service very pleasant.
We were not disapointed. Food, service and attention by all was very good. We express that we were not in s hurry and that was done and did not feel rushed.
Thank you for making our anniversary special.
One of, if not the best steak I have ever had in my entire life! The entire evening was perfect! I chose Sterling while visiting Ottawa to celebrate my wife's birthday and it was a great decision. Charli (waitress) went above and beyond to make everything about our evening great. A wonderful dessert was provided that topped the evening off perfectly. If you are in the Ottawa/Gatineau area and want a great steak and wonderful dining experience please consider Sterling!
C'était délicieux! Le service était impeccable, nous avons partagé une table d'hôte et le serveur à séparé les entrées. Ils nous a même fait une petite attention au dessert en nous apportant un extra: "voici ça c'est pour le bébé!" En pointant mon ventre bien rond! Merci encore!
We had the opportunity to spend an evening at this restaurant recently. Its in a lovely location on the water and located in a wonderful old house in Gatineau. We had the table d'hote and it was more than enough to eat for the evening. The dishes were really very well prepared and presented and the service was wonderful.
We had the table d'hôte luncheon menu which was excellent. Both of us chose the Caesar salad which was beautifully presented with lardons and shaved Parmesan cheese. For the main course we had ordered the boeuf Bourguignon. The meat was tender and served medium with a sauce that resembled an "au jus" more then the traditional heavy gravy. It was served with garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables. We declined the potatoes and very much enjoyed the medley of colourful, al dente vegetables. Dessert was a triangle of flourless chocolate cake bordered by chocolate sauce and strawberries. It was a beautiful sunny fall day and our window table had a view of the sparkling Gatineau River.
Perfect! Ask for Monica as your server! She is amazing!
A classic, old school, steak house. Incredible steaks. Incredible wine.
La nourriture est excellente; le service remarquable et professionnel et les prix sont raisonnables.
My wife and I make Sterling's a once a year event so that we keep it special. We, unfortunately could not dine on the patio due to weather but our visit was amazing none the less. The meal was delicious as was the wine selection we left to the discretion of out server; he brought us a nice thick red malbec from Argentina. When our next visit to this fine establishment will be is unknown be we're looking forward to it already. Thank you to the staff.