This was the second time we have been to Sterling. The first time was a complete five star rating experienced, this time was almost just as good if only the steaks were cooked properly. Superb restaurant, we will definitely be back.
Everything was so perfect. Only thing I would say is that although the musucian was good, it was a bit loud at times
Beautifully appointed heritage home converted to a comfortable yet finer dining establishment. Menu is "old school" classic steak house cuisine, done very well. Staff are very professional and friendly. A very welcoming and lovely dining experience.
Wow it was an amazing experience... good food, awesome ambiance, perfect service
There weren’t a lot of people dinning at the same time as us but the music was incredibly loud and they kept giving tours of the dinning room to groups of people who would stand right next to me while I was eating and talked loudly. This ruined the ambiance for me and it’s not what I expect of a restaurant that cost us 100$ per person. Service could have been a lot more professional as well. Very disappointed and I don’t think I will be dinning here anymore.
Absolutely lovely evening ... charming, memorable and delicious.
Excellent de A a z!!! La maison nous a même offert le digestif!!!
Upstairs Bathroom was smelly
Downstair's one was dirty with brown spots on the seat...
Food was good but a bit on the pricey side. Lobster tail was small for the price.
Nice steak with perfect cooking.
Dessert was ok (pecan pie)
Tiramisu was great.
Shrimps was a little over cooked. Scallops were just perfect tho.
Nice Porto to end the meal.
Overall, pricey but meat are worth the price
This place has a very good reputation, and the terrace is very nice indeed. The food is not bad either although somewhat pricy. The real problem was the service. At least an hour after we had given our order and eaten our first courses, the server indicated that it would be another 20 or 30 minutes for our main courses. When they arrived two backed potatoes were stone cold and had to be replaced. The server apologized for everything and offered after dinner drinks on the house. They just brought a round of Spanish (or Irish?) coffees, which would not have been anyone's first choice. By that time we were, in any case, ready to leave as dinner had taken much longer than planned.
With respect to the food, the soup included in the table d'haut was excellent, the seafood dish as an appetizer was quite good. The steaks, ordered by three of us, were good, but the rock lobster ordered by one person was not very good, overcooked.
In summary, a great location, a very good wine list, fairly decent food, but very bad service.
Our waiter Mark was outstanding.
Me and my wife had our date night at Sterling. I booked a reservation, everything went great, from the manager who gave us The best table, the live music and to our delightful server.
Waitress was very polite, well mannered, good attitude and service. Food as amazing, compliments to the chef!
We were sitting outside, not too noisy, nice terrasse, only thing would be that the chairs are not that confortable outside. But overall , was our first experience and won t be the last!
The patio is the best view in the region. What a wonderful experience.
The service wasn't as outstanding as usually. The server wasn't too knowledgeable about the way some of the items were cooked, whether cooked on bbq or pan or oven.
Also, the steak had a bit of a weir taste on the edges of the meat.
Our expectations are always exceeded at Sterling. The server gave kind and attentive service - in particular to my mother - which was greatly appreciated. As for the meal itself - excellent presentations and flavors will keep Sterling at the top of the list for special occasions.
Excellent food and service. The steaks were prepared to perfection and the wine was a perfect complement.
Excellent service; enjoyed the 4 course special; carrot ginger soup was delicious and the rack of lamb was perfect. Enjoyed the ambience on 2nd floor and background music by pianist. It’s a nice place for special occasion as it’s a bit on the pricier side.
It was our anniversary and they made it really special with good service food and wine!
I was very disappointed in my experience at Sterling.
The reservation was made for Saturday July 20th.
When arriving at the restaurant, we were seated upstairs.
The weather outside was 47 + and the place was starting to really heat up.
When we asked the waiter about the A/C, we were told that it was an old building and the A/C could not provide enough coldness for the whole restaurant.
We ate our main meal very fast, seeing the heat was unbearable. We would of loved to stay for coffee and dessert, but the restaurant was an oven.
When we left the restaurant, we ended up looking up at building and seen that the A/C was not even turned on !!!!! How cheap is the owner of this restaurant to not have turned on the A/C or to make sure it was working for the weather conditions.
We spent a lot of money, but it's unfortunate that we could not enjoy our dining experience.
Service de première classe et la grande qualité des ingrédients.
Fantastic from start to finish
Excellent food & service. Compared to Ruth’s Chris.
Excellent service and attention to detail This restaurant never disappoints. The scallops and escargot are exceptional. The tender steaks are unbeatable. You can even purchase some to grill at home.
Nice experience, great service.
Will be back
Steak cellent :)
Un des meilleurs filet mignon que j'ai mangé, dégusté dans les dernières années et une très belle carte des vins.
Une belle soirée.
food and service was excellent, already recommended to some friends
We loved this place. It was a little too expensive so we probably wouldn't go again but certainly worth the experience. The only reason I gave less on the ambiance was they originally seated us at a table that vibrated with the air conditioning. However they happily moved us when we stated we were uncomfortable. Food and wait staff were all perfect .
The service was excellent. The best we have had in years. The food was unbelievable. They showed our steak cuts in a wicker basket as it was on it's way to the grill. The steak was the best I have had at a restaurant period! We were in a quiet spot, beautiful U shape table to ourselves. A single rose on every single table. Everyone was polite, helpful and ensured we good. Wine was excellent. Constant refilling of water was nice because that rarely happens. The dessert ... I actually have no words. It was out of this world. One of the best experiences we have had in terms of a restaurant in the almost 2 years living in Ontario. Randomly found this place on the Gatineau side via Google and so glad we did. We absolutely will go back.
I have eaten there before and have never had a "bad" experience. Food is excellent, noise lever acceptable and the service was impeccable.
Le repas était excellent ainsi que le service, le prix du vin acheté à la coupe est très raisonnable pour le prix, la quantité et la qualité.
Awesome food, excellent service, best steak I've had in the Ottawa area.
The filet mignon that was present tu us before cooking was a beautifull round piece of meat.
The piece of meat on my plate was not the same piece that we seen before cooking.
The original piece before cookink was a round piece of meat like any filet mignon, but the piece I receive on my plate was not a round piece of meat and It war not tender ar all. Much too expensive for a steak at 49$
It was our anniversary celebration. We had a delicious, well prepared and presented meal while enjoying a beautiful view of the Gatineau river on a glorious summer day. As usual, Pascal’s service was impeccable!
The steaks were amazing. We took a 10 and 12 year old, one who had steak and the other, scallops. Both ate everything. The server recommended an excellent bottle of red wine and was very gracious when one of the kids accidentally knocked over a glass of it. Would highly recommend Sterling.
The potato side accompanying the steak was unpleasant to eat; i presume it sat under a warmer for a long time, as it was powdery and dry. One of our table had the seafood table d’hôte which also presented a similar problem with temperature - the langouste was rubbery and over cooked, while the scallop cream was dry and again felt like it had been left sitting under a heat lamp for way too long. Even one of the steaks was a disappointment - one would expect an aged and properly cooked steak to have tender and juicy rendered fat but this was not the case. Overall not of a quality one would expect at that price point
Excellent steak and seafood in a beautiful setting.
Service was excellent. Winr selection very good. Would definitely go back.
A very nice evening. Food was great. Spacious. Place has a nice feeling to it. Older building—but kept up. Nice entry way, can see steaks cooking over wood fire. Sharing sides with entrees which is different and nice to mix up meals. Definitely go again.
Very unfortunately, a special anniversary dinner at this restaurant was not what I had expected. It had a good reputation a few years ago and we were excited to finally try it out. Our server was very nice and remembered it was my husband's birthday and brought a special dessert. That was very nice. I had asked for a window seat if possible and we indeed were shown to a lovely table with a splendid view of the river. The service was not rushed and we felt quite relaxed. However, although the restaurant, inside, is nice, the outside landscaping was overgrown and sad-looking. The most disappointing aspect was the food. Although the soup was very nice and tasty and the coquille St-Jacques was okay, the main courses were really not a good value. We had asked for medium rare lamb, it was more medium well-done and my lobster tail was so tough I could barely cut through it. Perhaps we should have stuck with steaks. This is a costly restaurant and we would have expected more finesse. I really do hope Sterling can upgrade these few points and remain in our region. It is worth saving.
A wonderful restaurant. Went for my birthday with my wife and were treated like royalty. Best steakhouse in Eastern Ontario/Quebec. The ambience is quaint, by the water. the wine list is amazing. The service is excellent. Ahmed the general manager makes you feel like you are his most valued customer. All of the wait staff are attentive and friendly. Our meal was excellent. We have no hesitation in recommending Sterling. We look forward to our next meal with the Sterling team. Steve & Donna Spooner, Ottawa