Sterling Restaurant

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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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S
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

We were expecting more. The quality of the food was fair at best. The tartare was decent, the escargots drown in the diavolo sauce, the Alfredo sauce was overloaded with cream, the seafood in it not too abundant, but the carré d'agneau was decent. The desert was quite good. Next time, I will stick with the grillades.

F
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food. Excellent service. We appreciated the ambiance

SY
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We found Sterling to be very ordinary. We had expectations of a superior restaurant based on past visits (years ago). It will be a while before we go back. Disappointing service attitude. Good music though.

MJ
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is the best meal I’ve ever had out at a restaurant! Service was amazing! Highly recommend this restaurant but a forewarning, bring lots of money, very expensive but worth every penny!

JT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such an amazing place to celebrate our anniversary. Succulent steak dinner, courteous staff members and quiet ambiance.. Love this place and highly recommend!

DO
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual our dinner was delicious. The service was excellent. Ahmed and colleagues were solicitous and thought of everything. 5 stars for sure!

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Très bon service, bœuf excellent, de même que ces accompagnements.

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LY
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sent out to Sterling restaurant for my husband’s retirement célébration. Everything was just perfect and our ésotérique Stephane was excellent!

J
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The waitress was so nice. At some point, she cant control the kitchen. A lottt of orders, a wedding , a guy that stink so bad. We change table. We came for 1st time and anniversary. The food wass amazingggg , but 2h for main course. She apologized so much. The manager never came, he gave us. Face when we came in. They were busy but I would expect a better service from a 5stars restaurant.
Next time maybe! Thankss for discount.

F
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

We were seated next to a noisy room where an engagement party was taking place. The soup, steak and desserts were delicious but the salads so-so. The service was poor and we had to get the bill change twice before it was correct.

C
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We were regular customers a few years back, but We hadn’t been there for over a year because the last two times we were disappointed. I think they got a new cook the food was perfect just like it was before, we will be back for sure.

MF
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Only minor quibble is that the cream of vegetable soup was a little salty, steaks and accompaniments were great and the truffle sauce was exceptional.

Restaurant should consider updating how they package their leftovers, too much styrofoam and plastice

i
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great food, couldn't ask for more. Will definitely go back.

SP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

The Restaurant was great. However sometimes the music was a little loud. I could not hear my boyfriend speak. Also unfortunately we needed to leave early due to feeling extremely sick. Now we are just not sure what made us feel so sick. I know things like this could happen.

GD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant, nourriture extraordinaire comme toujours. Seul point négatif, il faisait très chaud, mais sinon tout était absolument parfait! Le service, la nourriture, la table bien montée, superbe sélection de vin, c’est un pur bonheur que d’aller à ce restaurant, le meilleur en ville!

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W
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

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.

DL
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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..

S
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place, very accommodating to vegetarians for a steakhouse. 5/5 stars!

NM
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Expensive but worth it. Great service great flavors

GC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impeccable.
Imbattable steakhouse.
Super service.
Perfect romantic dinner.
Meat and cooking are perfect.
Un joyau dans la capitale nationale.

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

JG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

MD
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pricy but worth every pennies, great service, amazing steaks

KP
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, wine, and service. Best filet mignon I’ve ever had!

JJ
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

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..

AC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The meal was wonderful and Marc was amazing ... Sterling is a restaurant I would recommend

s
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

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

MD
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

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.

AJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

PL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and great service. Lovely place to wine and dine.

j
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

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..👎👎👎👎

CP
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

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

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MA
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

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.

BL
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

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.

TN
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely excellent experience! Food was delicious, as always. Impeccable service. Will be back soon.

l
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

AA
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Best steakhouse in Ottawa/Gatineau area hands down. Shaky floors on the 2nd floor but otherwise lovely atmosphere.

J
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, excellent service, everyone loved their selection! Everyone were so full they were hurting lol!!

M
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

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.