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Sterling Restaurant, Gatineau, QC

Sterling Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1253 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Steak
Hello, for any reservations regarding Valentine's day please contact the restaurant directly at 819-568-8788
A special menu will be served exclusively that evening with our regular menu not available on that night.
You can visit our website to see the menu.

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 2 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 1,253 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Great for scenic views

  • Gatineau

    Best Overall

  • Gatineau

    Best Food

  • Gatineau

    Best Service

  • Gatineau

    Best Ambience

  • Gatineau

    Best Value

  • Gatineau

    Good for business meals

  • Gatineau

    Good for business meals

  • Gatineau

    Healthy

  • Gatineau

    Good for special occasions

  • Gatineau

    Most Booked

1,253 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    C’est toujours un plaisir d’y retourner. Jamais décu. Service impeccable.

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  2. Marty

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Le serveur etait trop sérieux et formel avec la clientèle.

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  3. Milos

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been going to Sterling often and our anniversary days are always spent there . Yesterday we celebrated another year there , and the service as usual was impeccable . Our server , Sean Micheal , was the first time we have met and he was spectacular . Very professional , very helpful and was clear about all of the items we inquired about on the menu . I will definitely be requesting him as our server from now on . Sterling also made a very nice gesture and made a desert wishing us a happy anniversary . Once again Thank you Sterling for such a wonderful experience . Milos M .

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    - Service impeccable - Portion généreuse - Nourriture et cuisson on the dot - Suggestion de vin appropriée - Délicate attention d'un dessert fourni pour notre anniversaire de couple - Très bon rapport qualité - prix

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  5. MichelG

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nous avions comme serveur votre sommelier (je ne me rappelle pas de son nom) et l'expérience a été excellente. C'était notre troisième visite. Bien fait et merci.

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  6. Bubes819

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to have a meal. Food is awesome. Service is the greatest!!!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I chose the Sterling Restaurant for my retirement dinner. Simply one of the best steak dinners we have ever had! Great food, great service, wonderful experience!!

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  8. jessicaT

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best grilled on wood rib steak I have had in a resto since my travels through Argentina!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing meal, wine ambience and service. We were celebrating our 35th Anniversary and they brought us a spectacular dessert to finish our meal on the horse. Thanks for making our celebration memorable. Will definitely be back!!

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  10. WilliamB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sean Michael was a fantastic server and the food was to die for! Would recommend the braised scallop appetizer.

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  11. Miinsky

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered the dinner special. Broccoli soup and Coquilles St. Jacques were quite good. Filet mignon was also good, however, there was far too much garlic used on the rebaked baked potatoes. Desert was a citrusy, round ball that had a gelatinous outer texture … seemed too standard, pre-made and run of the mill. We selected a table near the bar & staircase for a view of the river, however, shaking drinks and orders going up and down the stairs made the ambience noisy. The driveway and walk way are littered with hundreds of cigarette butts that look like they haven’t been cleaned up in ages. Provide receptacles for smokers to abandon their cigarettes. We previously dined here and back then it was more memorable.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pascal made our experience absolutely memorable! What a beautiful setting, for a beautiful occasion, and truly excellent service! We will be sure to return again!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Thanks for an amazing dinner!! The attentive service, food quality, and wine selection was wonderful!!

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  14. Grant

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been to this restaurant many many times. One of my favorites. That said: I took a friend last night. I 4av3d about the place. Normally the best steak in town. Ordered the bone in rib steak. Came without the bone in, and was a cheap cut of the rib with lots of fat (not marbling). Was tough to eat with all the gristle. Just disappointing. No way to explain it otherwise. Very substandard cut of meat. Sad because it will not be a favorite going forward.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, loved the atmosphere, but it was overpriced. I've tried 3 top steakhouses in the Ottawa area within the last month: Chop, Al's and Sterlings. All of them are absolutely phenomenal. But tonight I paid approximately $25 more for my 20oz bone in ribeye than the other 2 places and while it was excellent, it didn't exceed the others. Still highly recommend, just overpriced.

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  16. JJ1987

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing and the staff was attentive to our needs. Thank you!

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  17. TafiqulA

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was a bit slow and servers could check up on clients more often. But everything else was Excellent! Love the food here!

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  18. Norb

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Malgré que ma « date » a décidé d’annuler à la dernière minute le soir de la Saint-Valentin, j’ai quand même pris la dure décision d’y aller seul. Je n’ai jamais regretté ce choix, j’ai été extrêmement bien accueilli, servi et j’ai vécu une expérience culinaire incroyable dans une belle ambiance paisible avec mon style de jazz préféré. J’y retournerai sans hésiter, seul ou accompagné! 😉

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  19. CathyG

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Sean Michael was the best. Never had to ask for anything he was alwaya a step ahead of us. Food was amazing, well worth the money and portions were generous!

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  20. Frederique

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    J’ai trouvé ça long d’attendre 50 minutes entre le ma salade et mon souper.

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  21. dobe

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The atmosphere made is seem like the restaurant was closed and we were bothering them. The server was polite but not on par with the price of the plates. The food was kept under the hot lamp for way too long and everything was dry and slightly burnt. For 400$ for 2 people, there are a lot of better choices in the NCR.

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  22. LucL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall exceptional. Great food and service. Thank you.

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  23. YanikM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is excellent, service is excellent! You need to go!

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  24. PaulG

    Ottawa

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent plate. Excellent service. Crowd noisy at times.

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  25. Xavier

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Notre serveur était exceptionnel! La nourriture et l’ambiance était superbe!

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  26. MichelT

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great service! Will be going back for sure!

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  27. NataliaY

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always! One of the best restaurants in ottawa

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  28. johannel

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    edifice defraichi, table dont les pattes ne sont as égales, système de ventilation au maximum direct sur notre table ainsi faisant que notre nourriture est devenu froide avant qu on ai le temps de finir notre repas.

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  29. DavidB

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and service! The quality of the meat is second to none and the quantity of food they bring is perfect.

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  30. GillesM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellente table d'hôte pour un souper de famille pour célébrer le nouvel an.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful atmosphere, excellent service, divine food. A truly wonderful evening.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Belle ambiance, super excellent service et bonne bouffe :) C’est l’endroit idéale pour une sortie resto en famille et pour ceux qui apprécient la gastronomie canadienne.

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  33. SuzyS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I reserved at Sterling because I love the Christmas décor. Seems like this year they cut back which is sad.

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  34. HaileyA

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The filet mignon and lobster bisque was phenomenal. The ambiance and service was great!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Très bonne bouffe très bon services mais le grand groupe étais à côté de nous et très bruitant avec le micro mais c’est le temps des fêtes merci

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  36. NicolasV

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The steak i ordered was ribeye full of fat, the vegetables were no even cook

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing steak and the service was some on the best I have ever had. This place is a must on your list when in town.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was wonderful. Our server Ian was amazing. We’ll be back!

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  39. NickoS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff, incredible food, tasty drinks & all around awesome experience. To be revisited very soon. I refer this restaurant to everyone.

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  40. muriellel

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Nous avions entendu parler de cet endroit comme étant excellent pour les grillades - même si très dispendieux! À l'occasion d'un anniversaire, nous avons décidé d'y aller pour célébrer. En résumé, nous avons été décus - endroit et atmosphère très bruyant, certaines personnes se comportaient comme s'ils étaient dans un pub! Manquait de respect! Les grillades choisies étaient peu tendres et peu gôuteuses - mais très coûteuses! Par contre, le service était très bien - bonne attention. Par expérience, nous préférons d'autres aendroits spécialisés pour leurs grillades. On s'en rappelera pour une prochaine occasion!

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FAQs

Sterling Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1253 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 2 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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