Sterling Restaurant

4.6
691 reviews
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Steak
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  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
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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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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Montreal
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

I was told this was the best steak house but I have gone to a lot better places. The place needs a some upkeep and those benches ARE NOT COMFORTABLE at all when I complaint I got a pillow..my butt stills hurts.

Too noisy for a fancy steak house.

You get bumped in so often by staff, people if you are in passage or upstairs washroom simply bad layout in this side.

Staff was great no complaints here

Value for what you get, I would expect a lot better and feel it was overpriced and I don’t mind paying for more and quality.

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J
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

By far one of the best in the area. My husband and I went there for my birthday. It was excellent nothing less.

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MW
London
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had an escargot starter which was unusual as the snails were already out of their shells, nevertheless it was tasty. I also had a sirloin steak which was to die for! To finish I had the cheese cake with caramel sauce which was equally splendid.
The place is not cheap but the meat was superb.

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NC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Our table was on the second floor. we ask for a quiet and romantic table for our 20th anniversary but it was a never ending runing path just in front of us. The server was jumping the step to go faster!!!!!!!!. The food was ok. Not that special. We order maple creme brulé for dessert but got chocolat cake because the restaurant want to gave you a little writting with congratulation!!!!!!!!!!!!. 300$ for a not good anniversary.

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R
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Got a tour of the restaurant and the whole team is very proud of their establishment. Service was second to none (Thanks Charlie!) and the food was perfect. Even the starter soup was delicious and served at the perfect temperature. We mentioned we were there to celebrate our wedding anniversary and the desert was served on a large plate with "Happy Anniversary" written on the plate with chocolate. Every detail was meticulously covered. Will definitely will be back and frequently. Great job Sterling!

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EB
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Beautiful location, great service, wonderful food. Traditional fine dining atmosphere, attention to detail, nice for a date. Loud at times, although it was busy and there was a large group not far from us. Will go back during warmer weather to enjoy the patio.

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HM
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great in every aspect. Even better in warmer weather to enjoy the patio and surroundings because of the restaurant's location right along the river!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversaire

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s
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Too expensive for what we had

The potato puree had lots of lumps in it

My steak was medium well, i wanted well done

My husband Rice seemed to be instant Rice without any taste

And the salmon,s skin was still on and the shrimpshell was still on without and taste


Needs improvement for thé pricd

Nice présentation but not woth thé 200$

Suzie Caron

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LH
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Stirling, the best in the capital of Canada. This is my sixth time to have supper here.

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m
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Their steaks and filet mignons are top of the line. I’ve never had meat so good and so tender! The ambiance is romantic and cozy.. there was good music, excellent service, beautiful view. Definitely recommend!!

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KB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent staff that provides amazing service from beginning to end.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spectacular. Service incredible. Experience absolutely amazing, we will be back for sure!

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AI
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant was romantic.. nice ambiance. My husband ordered their famous steak and he was so impressed by the quality and cooking of the meat. I however ordered the sea bass because the steak is too big. BIGGEST MISTAKE. It tasted like airplane food. Gross. Needless to say I will opt out of returning

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DK
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing food and service, atmosphere was perfect and will be coming back many times more in the future!

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F
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I went to Sterling as a birthday celebration with my boyfriend. We were wowed by the fact that the meat we were going to be served was in a case right when you walk into the restaurant. We were served by Marc who was absolutely lovely. We ordered the filet mignon and New York striploin and the twice baked which were phenomenal. There was live music and Marc actually sang a song! The ambiance, company and overall experience was wonderful. We will definitely be going back!

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GL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was beautiful, romantic, ambiance was awesome, the food was outstanding and our server (Marc) was superb, nice and what an amazing singer. I would recommend this fabulous restaurant to anyone that wants excellent food.

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CP
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

place parfaite pour souper spécial 😁
une très belle ambiance

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual, service and food was outstanding!!!!!

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KD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best steakhouse in the Ottawa/Gatineau area. Wood smoked grilled steaks are to die for.

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CD
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Very enjoyable. We were seated at once, only side note we were not offered to hang up our coats, but when leaving my husband was carrying my coat and the manager ( think he was manager) did help me with my coat. Service was prompt ie offered a drink from the bar, we said we were going to have wine then we were offered water or sparkly water. Meal was very good . We chose the table haut. Good variety of choices, steak, lamb,fish soup and salad, dessert and coffee or tea. Ample food..
The only other slight difficulty was the lighting we were in the corner and I could not read the menu very well. We overheard another patron with the same comment.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Une première visite mais pas la dernière. Déco chic et unique!
Service impeccable, mets détectables....Nous avons pris la table d'hôte 4 services et on ne s'est jamais
pressé. Nous avions amplement le temps de finir nos services et relaxer entre les services.
Ce fût une soirée merveilleuse!

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SC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service amazing food!!! Will certainly be back!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful steak, wonderful service and environment

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RD
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Restaurant à la hauteur de nos attentes! Je dois souligner l’acceuil De ce gentilhomme “”gentlemen “” “” monsieur Hamed “” fait toute la différence , souriant, chaleureux et d’une courtoisie sans égale
Une expérience culinaire extraordinaire ..merci
Roxane Dompierre/Newman

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R
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service....amazing food and the wine selection....out of this world.

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LH
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We always love Sterling. The bernaise sauce was a bit too lemony this time though. I’ve had it before and it did not have as much lemon in the past. Otherwise everything was excellent.

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S
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The table d’hôtes menu was awesome & reasonably priced if you didn’t add extras. For example, I added a giant shrimp to my filet mignon meal and was charged an additional $11.00 for 1 shrimp.

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S
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Restaurant was very dark, needed to use the flashlight on my phone to see the menu. Food was good, over priced for what you get. Good quality but very expensive.

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JG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Don't get me wrong the steaks are AMAZING!! However, Sterling seems like a restaurant Yes l that focuses too much on their regular customer. I feel they could make few improvements to bring it to the next level. Adding a drink menu would be great. Their Monte-carlo potatoe is nothing compared to the fully loaded baked potatoe of The Keg. The vegetables were good but they good use more seasoning. Again, they serve the best Filet Mignon I've ever had!

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HN
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent appetizers and well prepared stake! Compliments to the chef.

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A
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time we’ve ever been to Sterling - wow! Will definitely be back. Everything was perfect.

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was great as per usual!

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AC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The filet mignon was absolutely perfect, it cut like butter. Service was amiable and relaxed and attentive .

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MI
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall a wonderful experience! I recommend this restaurant for a night out with friends. Soft music, goof service and excellent food.

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MR
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

J’adoooore ce restaurant, c’est de loin le meilleur en Outaouais

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NK
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were a bit too close to the other table, but food and service were excellent.

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L
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely birthday lunch. Delicious Caesar salad, steak done to perfection. Impeccable service.

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SR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The steak was excellent
The sides need some upgrading

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s
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant is always very warm and inviting as soon as you enter the place. Our waiter was great and smiling. The food is always delicious and full of flavors.

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