Sterling Restaurant

4.6
927 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.

What 927 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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JoanneB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Je suis très très décue. J'ai commandé un filet mignon avec 2 pétoncles individuelles de grosseur U10 à 10 $ chacun. J'ai reçu 2 très petits pétoncles et beaucoup trop cuits. Ils étaient caoutchouteux et n'avaient aucune saveur. Je l'ai mentionné au serveur et il m'a répondu désolé on n'avait plus de gros pétoncles. Il aurait dû m'en avertir. À la fin du repas il m'a apporté un morceau de gâteau. Vraiment! Les prix pour la qualité de la nourriture ne sont vraiment pas appropriés. Pour les prix, je m'attendais à une vraiment belle expérience.

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Cudgel01
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly, knowledgeable,efficient staff. Ambiance very conducive to dining. Noise level acceptable in spite of wedding reception. Tables well spaced for privacy. Excellent food well presented. Best Carre de sanglier I have had the pleasure to enjoy. Overall an experience I am likely to repeat.

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GiuseppeS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The portions ordered were extremely generous. With these main dishes, you do not require any appetizers. The food is delicious. We came from Toronto to come here. It was well worth our while and trip.

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AmineH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food was amazing! I recommend the Beef Fritters as appitizers! They just melt in your mouth! I Definitely recommend this place!

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Sylvain
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Excellent steak and dishes but it's a bit pricey!!!

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GerrieS
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a table by the window from which we could see the boats on the Gatineau River. We had the Table d'Hote; serving sizes were good. The mushroom soup, filet mignon excellent. The strawberry shortcake was disappointing - thin slices of strawberries in gelatin; kind of a let down after the previous courses. Suggestion - maybe only 3 courses (choice of soup or salad). The 4 courses were a bit too much food. The service was wonderful; table placement (i.e., not too many) meant that we didn't feel crowded.

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VirginiaD
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You cannot go wrong no matter what you order. Everything will be perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything is incredible, the atmosphere, the elegance, the service, the food, the special requirements (in my case a special surprise on my wife's birthday). We have had a memorable moment, thank you very much, please continue to maintain that high level.

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DiegoG
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you like steaks, it's the place to go. Also an excellent wine selection. A bit pricey but well worth it once in a while.
Enjoy!

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Renmi
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

La bisque en entrée avait bon goût mais (trop) salée. Le filet mignon était tendre et juteux, très bon, belle portion. Les champignons servis sans sauce et les patates pilées en accompagnement étaient corrects. Belle carte de vins. Nous avons choisi le rouge le moins cher à $50, qui était excellent. Très bon service, efficace.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Une autre belle soirée au Sterling !

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LiseP
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Pleasant staff, servers were 10+. Ambiance well the music was a bit loud at times but overall acceptable. We will surely recommend and return. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Très bon meilleur resto à steak

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DCdine
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful restaurant located on the Ottawa river. Delightful menu and quality of our meal was excellent. Server was mindful and team approach to the overall experience. Highly recommended and the Table d’hôte was a great hit. Bravo on your game - we are almost through this pandemic!

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JoelH
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Ask to sit upstairs!
Great institution. All food wonderfully prepared and service so excellent.

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PaulL
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Filet mignon trop cuit. Il fut changé. Digestif offert.

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AnnikL
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Très bon service, on se sent important pour les serveurs

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guyh
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

très bon restaurant romantique et de très bonne cave a vin

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Fabienne
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our first time at Sterling will NOT be the last! Wonderful welcome, delicious food, very nice ambiance. Can’t wait to try their patio!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and even better service. My husband and I went for our anniversary dinner and it was so lovely. The patio and its view of the water is lovely. We each had the two piece lobster tail which came with basmati rice and veggies. The rice and veggies were very well seasoned, and the veggies had a great crunch. The lobster was also delicious! We had the calamari for our app and it was plentiful. Definitely perfect amount to share between two ppl and it was well battered. We were surprised with a dessert for our anniversary and it was delicious--it was some sort of chocolate dessert and we loved it. The service was also wonderful. Our waiter was very kind and attentive. Loved the whole experience and will definitely be back again when were in the area!

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GuyN
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

40ieme anniversaire de mariage

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LouisL
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Only thing, air conditioning was on and really not necessary. Costing you money for unnecessary temp modification. In September, air conditioning not necessary, it was 18 celcius outside.

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ConnieN
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

High quality service same as that of 5star! Will be back again!

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EtienneC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is great. Yes its on the pricy side for most but its not like going to a nice restaurant and paying $40 for a mediocre meal, its quality ingredients, and prepared and cooked well. The steak was cooked at the proper temp, vegies not over cooked like most places. Soup was very good, rich, creamy and had lots of flavor. Service was great, it was nice to have someone ask how things are and not bother you longer than needed for every dish served.

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IsabelleL
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A couple of groups were very loud but service and food were A+

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Yvanka
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was excellent and the service was better than the last time I was there. The ambiance is great. I think given the price of the food and alcohol I think the service could be even more top notch. This is the only reason I did not give a 5. They are so popular and have a good volume of people going that there may be some complacency. Having said this, I will go again in the hopes to see ongoing service improvements.

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EvelynP
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Nous y sommes allés pour déguster un bon steak et le filet mignon accompagné d’une pomme de terre montecarlo. La cuisson du steak était parfaite et la pomme de terre délicieuse, sans parler de l’excellente carte des vins et du service impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversaire de mariage

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DougH
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our 4th visit as we only go for special occasions, just great as usual. Everything was perfect, celebrated our 40th anniversary,thanks Sterling.

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jons
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

The quality and service unfortunately have really gone down hill. Not worth the value

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SoSo
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I heard so much praises about this restaurant but I was really disappointed. The steak was excellent but overall way too expensive for what you get. Especially when the meal ended with no other choices for desert than a Skor cheese cake (probably from Costco!)
Certainly not a $100 dinner for one person in my standards.

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Overall our recent dining experience was excellent. The food was superb. Cudos to the new Chef. Our server Jorge could not have been more professional from start to finish. His knowledge of wine provided an excellent choice to accompany our meal. If possible go early for dinner. The noise level tends to increase dramatically as the evening progresses...

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RobertL
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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AlliyahM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

Food and drink was not up to par for the price. Nothing special, chicken was bland and a bit dry. Papa's cut steak was full of veins and mostly silver skin. Onion soup was just onions in broth, with one slice of bread and a bit of cheese on top.

Waiter didn't let me input my own tip, instead asking me if I wanted to give 15 or 18% and pressing the buttons himself. Never seen this done before, quite rude and forces the tip to be calculated on the taxes which means you leave more than you want to give. It's honestly theft.

We waited over 20 minutes to get the bill and eventually the machine (we had a 2 hr drive back to Montreal). We had a great day but the restaurant wasn't worth the drive.

The terasse on the water was nice, a bit noisy with passing motorists.

I would not return, nor recommend. You probably have a better dinner ordering McDonald's and having a picnic by the water.

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Adrian
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Upscale Steak and Seafood, fantastic service, amazing wine list

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MikeJ
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Calamari & recommendations.
Filet Minion had more flavor than the steak however both were cooked really good.
I was impressed with the teamwork there and great food.

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MagedY
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at this lovely place and we had a blast , staff was super nice and accommodating and throw a nice birthday for my wife , food was extremely delicious , definitely coming back

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LucyA
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great steak (papa’s cut) and loved the appy scallops! Everything was cooked to perfection.

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Frank83
Montreal
55 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The scallop appetizer was excellent and so was the rack of lamb and the lobster tail.

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a terrific meal, atmosphere and service. Delicious food. Be prepared to spend some $.

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Sterling Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 927 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.