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Sterling Restaurant, Gatineau, QC
Sterling Restaurant, Gatineau, QC
Sterling Restaurant, Gatineau, QC
Sterling Restaurant, Gatineau, QC
Sterling Restaurant, Gatineau, QC

Sterling Restaurant

4.4
4.4
1209 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Steak
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

11:30 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • 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

What 1,209 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Great for fine wines

  • Ottawa

    Great for scenic views

  • Gatineau

    Best Overall

  • Gatineau

    Best Food

  • Gatineau

    Best Service

  • Gatineau

    Best Ambience

  • Gatineau

    Best Value

  • Gatineau

    Good for groups

  • Gatineau

    Healthy

  • Gatineau

    Good for special occasions

  • Gatineau

    Lively

  • Gatineau

    Most Booked

1,209 Reviews
  1. Clem

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Très bonne ambiance, on a été servi en temps et en heure et la nourriture était excellente. Franchement je vais certainement y retourner et je recommande absolument.

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  2. manonG

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellente soirée, service incomparable, la viande de bœuf un délice avec une cuisson parfaite selon les demandes. Seul petit regret, nous aurions aimé voir la viande ce faire cuir sur le beau grill à l'entrée, mais il aurait fallu rester dans l'entrée :)

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  3. AssumptaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for your outstanding service. It would be appreciated though if you could turn up a little bit the heat in the dining room. It was cold. Regards

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  4. NicoleG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We hadn’t been to the Sterling in years so my husband and i and with our friends decided to celebrate our birthdays ( all in one week ) together. We remembered the last time we were there, we were shown our steaks and seafood at our table so we could pick… it was a nice touch. This time, we were directed directly to “la table d’hôte” . We all chose la table d’hôte cause it was great value ( three course meal with the addition of a small soup not extra) the food was very good, the service was excellent. A little disappointed that i had specified online in our reservation that we were there for a birthday.. no mention of this at the restaurant. I would recommend this restaurant only for friends with deep pockets

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  5. MaryseR

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Very pleasant highly recommended

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  6. Chanel

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious meal with our waitress was top notch. She was prompt, personable, made us laugh. Thank you

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  7. BrianC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous food elegantly served, brought to the table hot, excellent service, attentive, knowlegeable and friendly. We were never rushed and enjoyed a leasurely, exquisite meal.

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  8. ClaudeJ

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nous étions six personnes pour célébrer les succès académiques de notre fille. Nous avons été très bien accueillis et servis. Tous les plats (potage, salades, boeuf, sangliers, crevettes et desserts) étaient succulents. C'est cher, mais ça vaut vraiment le coût pour célébrer une belle occasion en famille.

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  9. Louloubelle

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great selection of wine. Our waiter was very knowledgeable.

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  10. JulieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tout était excellent et le service très attentionné. Le seul bémol est qu'il faisait un peu chaud dans la section en haut. Une petite attention est donné pour les anniversaires alors n'hésitez pas à le mentionner!

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  11. Pcbink

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was impeccable but pace between courses was a bit slow. Not ridiculously protracted but could have been shorter. Lots of choice on the menu with good quality steaks. Felt we paid a fair price for our meal. Liked that everything was not an "add on" as in other steakhouses. Would go back.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Nous n’avons vraiment pas apprécié notre expérience. Je n’y retournerai jamais et jamais je ne recommanderai cet endroit. Soupe froide, patate et steak tiède. Pas trop d’empathie de la part des serveurs.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, steaks were cooked perfectly. Our server was Shawn Michael and he was great and very polite. I will be going back for sure.

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  14. Ghosted

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Unfortunately, I left very disappointed by the experience. On our visit we were greeted by the server who complained about being understaffed. I am very compassionate, but that should not have been made my problem, especially not in a high-end restaurant. We ordered a few things out of which I remember three which were a huge disappointment: coconut shrimps - deep fried (with some strange aftertaste), unevenly chopped and tossed on a plate. baked potato - cold, flavorless and double backed, which is not what i wish it was. lobster tail - rubbery. The steak and drinks were great, but that's it. We had very little attention from the server who had troubles managing his time. I find it quite unacceptable for a restaurant where the bill is nearly $400 for two. I used to love Sterling but will not be returning.

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  15. TylerB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dinner out with friends! Most of us opted for the table d'hote and the one who didn't, regretted it (of course their a la carte meal was also amazing) Food was cooked perfectly and served at a perfect temperature, wine selection and drinks were great, and the service was impeccable. Was our first time, but we'll be back again soon I'm sure.

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  16. Jacobrake

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    C’est mon restaurant favori !!! J’ai toujours été pleinement satisfait et je le recommande à tout le monde 😍

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  17. RonU

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to Sterling for an anniversary dinner and have no recommendations regarding the food or service. First class food and service. Well done!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of 9 from Toronto area, Montreal an Ottawa gathered at Sterling for my daughter and my brother’s birthdays. Excellent service by Yan and his helpers, excellent setting, excellent food, Table d’hôtes was great, à la carte orders were great, excellent drinks and wine selections, excellent overall, we will definitely be back.

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  19. MikeG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great service and food. Decor needs refreshing. A bit hot in the dining room but not too bad. Our server Shawn-Michael was friendly, exceptional, and extremely knowledgeable.

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  20. John

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. The best steak I had in years. The service was friendly and attentive. The location near the water makes for a nice setting. Well done!

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  21. LorraineS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good advice in the choice of wine . Prices have gone up quiet a bit…..

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  22. Pamela

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Our server did a great job. He was very attentive and made sure everything was fine. We would definitely return just for the service we received.

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  23. ChristianTasse

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Received wrong dish but server has offered compensation (no meal replacement). Plate was okay, béarnaise sauce tasted way too much vinegar and wasn’t hot enough. Dinning room had no windows, and decorated minimally (didn’t take advantage of the nice view front water). Great selection of wine. Nice grilling smoke when entering the restaurant. I was expecting a bit more for such a steakhouse.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    What a waste of an evening. Waited 10 minutes to be greeted. Waited 10 minutes for server to acknowledge us. Waited endlessly for courses. Tables that arrived 30 minutes after us got served dishes more quickly. What was supposed to be a special night was filled with futility.

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  25. Wendy

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was absolutely excellent..very pleasant and friendly. Our food was delicious ..as it always is. Best place to go for a special dinner.

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  26. RobertS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sterling's table d'hote menu is always a good value. We enjoyed a wonderfully prepared filet mignon meal, and the 3 mushroom soup was a real hit as well. Service is impeccable and the ambience superior. Sterling has been around a long time and they just know how to give you a very nice experience. If you are into wine, there are very few places in Ottawa or Gatineau with such an extensive wine list. We enjoyed a beautiful Pomerol. Excellent experience as always!

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  27. RenoS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant, service et nourriture hors pair

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  28. TammyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shawn Michael's service was great...food was awesome and we'll definitely be going back.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The location of this restaurant is beautiful and the ambiance outside on the patio was just perfect. Service was good but the waiter seemed quite busy and distracted. Really impressed by the wine selection but the food left something to be desired. I had the onion soup to start which was delicious and my partner had the grilled octopus - no issues there! The filet mignon was ok - I’ve had much better for much less $$ and the asparagus was over cooked, mushy and flavourless so quite disappointing. The vegetables served with the steak were the same. Overall a nice dinner but considering value/quality, I would go elsewhere.

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  30. RickP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great evening and the service was outstanding, we will return at some point to enjoy once again a great menue

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  31. LOUIST

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great location, good service and excellent meal. A little pricy.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful birthday dining experience, amazing food and great service. Highly recommend.

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  33. YoaneF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Le serveur était super immature, ils nous parlaient avec insolence et avec agressivité lors du paiement. Dépenser +400$ pour recevoir ce genre de service:( C’était ma pire expérience!

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  34. Bolou

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    C’était notre première expérience au Sterling, on y reviendra certainement!

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  35. PeggyG

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Our service was the worst ever experienced. Something has really changed about this restaurant we’ve gone to for many years. Probably management which was noticeably missing.

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  36. JimC

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very good experience, but for the price I expected the steak to be a little bit better (under seasoned) but the blue cheese sauce made up for the lack of seasoning. Wine pairing was good. Overall very good, but 400$ for 2 was more than I would have paid for it.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    The food was gross. Seasoning was non existent. The shrimp tasted terrible and I’m pretty sure the rice was rice-a-roni. The waiter was nice and attentive but the food was basically inedible for 300 dollars.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Oysters were really big not so tasty covered in parsley, there was a funny sauce the waiter didn’t explain what it was. There was no mignonette no horseradish. The table d’hôte was a 4 course meal, the soup was ok, the beef tartare was a weird grey color almost as if it was pre-made and had been sitting there for hours. The steaks were well prepared the shrimps were over cooked. Overall the service took over 2 hours it was really long to wait. The waiter seemed a little overwhelmed. We waited a long time between each service. The food ever definitely overpriced for what it was. Safe to say we will not be returning here.

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  39. KathyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My husband and I had the table d’hôte . The soup was delicious and the beet salad excellent . Our main course had the teice baked potato which was very tasty and the accompanying vegetables were beautifully cooked . Weboth found that our New York sirloin could have had more flavour and more tenderness . I wish to add that the attention to my meal being gluten free was exceptional . We will return . Our guests were very pleased with their meal . One had filet mignon and the other had salmon . They were presented with a lovely decorated plate wishing them Happy 50th Anniversary ! A very nice touch . Well appreciated !

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  40. Fingourmet

    Montreal

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were excellent. Yes, I would recommend this restaurant. Thank you.

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FAQs

Sterling Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 1209 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 p.m.


Booked 8 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
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • 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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