Sterling Restaurant

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665 reviews
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Steak
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  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romance
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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LH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 15, 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 10, 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
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 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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AM
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve tried every restaurant Ottawa could possibly offer, and I would have to say, sterling was the highest quality of food, best service, and an amazing experience overall. Would recommend 100% you will NOT regret coming here! Definitely going to come back!

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MB
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Group of 8 dining for a special occasion. Beautiful round table in the corner on main floor, perfect. Busy Saturday night so service speed was bit on slower side. For example to have our initial drink order taken we waited over 15 min. Wine selection however is awesome. Soup was excellent. Appetizerss with table d'hote of calamari were tasty and good sized. Foi gras was amazing. On to main course. The potatoes served with the steaks were unimpressive boiled potatoes, most of the table didn't realize they had a choice of potatoe. The vegetables served with the meal were soggy and lacked flavour but the side spinach was good. The tenderloin steak was but dry and overcooked on edges, father in law couldn't eat it. My rib steak was also cooked to more than medium rare which was ordered. Moving to dessert, the waitress was very accommodating for the diner with allergies and offered a subsitute dessert. Unfortunately coffee or tea that came with table d'hote was not offered to the table. I asked separately for coffee and when it came it was cold. I requested a new cup and staff indicated they forgot so I didn't get coffee until well after dessert was done. Overall was bit if a hit and miss night considering total bill was $1200.

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RW
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Table had used cutlery. Steak was very tough. Waited forever to get bill. Not worth 225.00 for 2 people no drinks

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AA
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

I was charged 75$ for a kids meal pasta and shrimp .. half of it was not even eaten and I was not told it would be more than the price of a fillet mengion to get my son a pasta dish

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SC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

Un jeudi soir à 19 heures un bébé qui pleure durant plus d une heure à côté de notre table est très déplaisant .... avec une facture de plus de 300 dollars en serais entendu que l administration s’en mêle mais non rien ...
suis pas allé mangé au mcdo
Ducu points final

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M
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

You can consider this a plus or negative, but in all the years I’ve eaten here Sterling’s has not changed. Very classy, great location, good service and very professional.
The Table d’Hôte is a very good value but I personally find it to be a lot of food. I usually order from the à la carte.
While it is a little expensive, the food is delicious and the ambiance is the best. Each visit is a special occasion for me.

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RL
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great steaks. Our waiter was outstanding. Great meal. We went there for my wife's birthday and had a wonderful evening.

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TR
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good for my date whit my girl friend. The place is very beautiful ( harry potter )

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Y
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

They asked to be informed, if it was a special occasion but totally ignored it. The steak was tasty but it had way too much fat, about 6 oz of fat on the plate at the end of the meal. I asked to have my appetizer at the same time as my husbands soup, it never came until I asked for it. By that time my husband had finished his course.

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GL
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

7 personnes la viande (steak ) étais parfait 4
poisson étais parfait
les entrer étais au plus tièdes
le homard étais trop cuit
le services étais excellent

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r
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve been a few times for lunch with colleagues. This visit was to introduce my husband to the fine food and service at Sterling. I had the Rock Lobster and my husband ordered the filet mignon. Both were very good. I don’t like Mac and cheese so the side was not appealing to me. The coffee could have been hotter but overall a great experience.

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c
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The evening was delightful!
Excellent service, friendly staff.
Beautiful place overall.

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WL
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Once again Sterling out did itself with wonderful friendly service and outstanding food cooked to perfection. Our friends were amazed by the whole experience and as a first time visitor to Sterling they will return. I have never been let down by Sterling however would love to see a Prime Rib added at the menu maybe a Friday, Saturday addition with reservations needed in advance.

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PK
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I has the christmas table d'hote and the food was amazing. The service was great. Would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone and anyone.

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GB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were really impressed by the service.
The food was very good and our friends really appreciated the special attention for their
wedding anniversary.

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PW
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The steaks are very good. Aged to perfection, although with all the effort they put into preparing the cuts I did not find my Filet Mignon as tenelder as elsewhere and even as tender as when I prepare them at home. You have to really like the maplewood smoke flavour that they use in their BBQing process because it does over power any seasoning. I think they should have this as an option. I like my steak to be seasoned and sometimes marinated like a teryaki steak, not wood smoke flavour. All in all though very good, very pricey but enjoyable. I wouldn't go again though.

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LC
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were here 3 times and it has been the best restaurant I have been to in a few years. The food came hot and the waiter were exceptional. Enjoyed our time.

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KD
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My friend and I recently dined here. It was my first time and his 2nd. I was expecting a knock ‘em out of the park meal and although they got on base it was a home run. We had to ask for butter for the bread. The sea scallops appetizer was delicious. My filet was perfectly cooked and delicious. My friend had to send his back as it was undercooked. Thankfully they remedied the situation rather quickly. He had the same problem last time as well. As well, last time the lobster tail arrived as they were starting dessert. All in all I’d say the prices ate not really warranted. I was somewhat disappointed.

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PS
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We always enjoy this restaurant for an excellent steak. My daughter does not eat beef and enjoyed the seafood options.

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PL
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was just great

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JJ
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. I loved the service the views from outside and I loved the food. Overall experience was great. Thank you for an enjoyable evening. JoJo We will return

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SP
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Basic lunch overpriced and waiter had no ideal of wines or pairing. Alone in the restaurant hearing the lady’s beside conversation..... was better before.

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CH
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food was amazing !! Such a nice spot to celebrate my husband's birthday.

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PT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A bit on the pricier side, but the food is phenomenal and the service is amazing. They even showed us our steak before making it. Bring your significant other here for a special occasion, because it's definitely worth the price.

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DO
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

The parking is too far from the front door for anyone disabled. You cannot drive up to or close to the door. We were seated in a private room but were near to the bar which was extremely loud and we could not hear ourselves speak.
The filet mignon (med-well) was overcooked, tough and gamey.
The service was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was fabulous and the server was excellent!

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