AG at The Sterling
AG at The Sterling

AG at The Sterling

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.agcuisine.com/
  • Phone: 2892920005
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm, last seating at 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Cory Linkson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Off site catering is available with customized menus. Please contact the restaurant directly to discuss menu options.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ellen Ave.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: On site complimentary parking is provided to all guests.
A word from AG at The Sterling
Located in the Sterling Inn & Spa in the heart of Niagara Falls AG Inspired Cuisine serves regionally and seasonally inspired cuisine. This acclaimed fine dining restaurant is the number one rated restaurant in Niagara Falls on tripadvisor.com.

Chef Cory Linkson's menu utilizes the freshest local ingredients, and is constantly changing to offer the best of Niagara's Produce. To complement the regional menu, the wine list at AG is 100% VQA and represents the best wineries of the region.

The intimate dining room at AG is best described as chic and romantic, and is the ideal choice for couples looking for a romantic dining experience. The unique atmosphere at AG is posh and refined, while still being the perfect place for a casual gathering of friends for dinner or drinks.

A five course chef's tasting menu with wine pairing is available nightly. The chef's table seats up to 12 and may be reserved for special events and larger groups.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
AG at The Sterling reviews from OpenTable diners
143 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelQuiet
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (120)special occasion (114)fit for foodies (102)notable wine list (57)neighborhood gem (43)good for groups (19)hot spot (17)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (6)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • dope
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great food, great service, what more could you ask for
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time here, same great quality
    Sooze
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Unique selections that are wonderfully presented. Smooth service. Local, fresh produce. Nothing was lacking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasantly surprised !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I had heard that this was a good restaurant but it exceeded our expectations in all areas ..... The tenderloin was butter knife tender (and it was medium well) and perfectly cooked. The corn soup with chili oil was amazing and scallop and shrip combo was out of this world ..... At par or better that Toronto's finest spots.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AMAZING
    luv2eat
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was our second time there; both times for special occasions, and they did not disappoint. The food is AMAZING, second only to the service. We will continue to go back, and encourage anyone we know looking for a special place to go on those memorable occasions that you want to remember for a long time, to go to AG on the Sterling. Just incredible!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale in Niagara
    9620
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    AG is a spectacular restaurant with the feeling of being in Toronto. The service was excellent. Darrin, Maureen and Kelly were very attentive and we wanted for nothing. The Niagara featured wine list showcased all that we have to offer. The menu is farm to table and the Chef created complex dishes with a feel of comfort. Everything is fantastic about AG and I encourage everybody to go its a great find. I wish we would have gone sooner but now we won't stay away. Take the time and try something different and trendy. You will have a great experience while being entertained with a cool jazz band.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    thirstyhungry
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Simply amazing. A truly memorable dining experience. Food was fantastic. Cooked and presented to perfection. Service was first class. A great place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The quality of the food and presentation was exceptional. Four of us each had a different menu item and everything was perfect. It is difficult to find a place where the food is made with the artistry and experience of a fine craftsperson. This is one of those places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant in Niagara
    jcoy
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    AG stands for "silver" on the periodic table. And since they're part of Sterling Inn and Spa, it makes sense. But I would give this whole dining experience a gold medal, not a silver, if we could, especially in comparison to the other restaurants around. We took my mom here to celebrate her birthday, and everything was awesome! Friendly staff, amazing food, and overall the best dining experience in Niagara. Plus, for the prices you get so much more here than what you get in the rest of town. They serve farm to table using only the best seasonal ingredients. And although it's fit for a formal dining experience, they still let us in wearing our casual clothes. A great night and I will definitely return when I'm in the area again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food
    foodie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The farm to table experience was truly magnificient.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    ColourDen
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Spent some time searching for non-chain restaurants in Niagara Falls and found this gem. Delicious food. Incredible service. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Cornelia
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    An outstanding dinner with an amazing service ! The good presentation is beautiful and the taste is superb ! The ice wine Martini is soo good ! Can't wait to go back and try another meal there !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AG FABULOUS
    foodllover
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    the décor is the first impression of WOW! It's beautiful and romantic. Then the service is exceptional. The restaurant starts you off with a treat from the kitchen and amazing cranberry raisin bread. The menu is small but gives enough choice. Try the Beef Tenderloin its their signature dish and its wonderful. If you have room the cheesecake (for sharing) was delicious. I suggest a nice long walk to the Falls. Very romantic you won't be disappointed with this choice in dining establishments.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One shining meal
    edquigley
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Niagara Falls is not a foodies first, second or third choice for destinations. That said, if you're there to experience the falls, experience AG. It is an oasis in the food desert that is Niagara Falls. The food and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great experience all around
    Sooze
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Farm to table with unique menu selections. Waitstaff was thorough in explaining what was served. Chef paid attention to flavors and presentation. Wednesday was half price on a bottle of wine and we did go with the staff recommendation. I am glad we did, as the wine delivered as described-cherry undertones but not sweet. This was a local winery item with a charming history. We also ordered deserts, which were phenomenal. Food was reasonably priced for an upscale dining experience. Oh, and we received a surprise of an oyster if a half shell after we ordered. It was amazing. This spoken by someone who has always avoided oysters. We will be back to enjoy the ambiance of white linen dining, jazzy music, and warm lighting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite in Niagara
    BobandSharon
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    As avid 'foodies' AG never disappoints us. We hadn't been there for quite some time but decided to go back for our anniversary dinner. You just can't compare other Niagara restaurants to AG. The ambience is upscale and exciting. The service is wonderful. The food is always amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant dinner with stay
    natedog
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Not only was the food great (the bone marrow app was amazing) but the service and the attention of the server was fantastic! I was having trouble digging some marrow out of the bone and without asking, the server came with a smaller spoon asking if it would help. I definitely gave a very generous tip that evening. Very good experience for my honeymoon trip dinner.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous meal
    swoop
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We started out splitting the smoked scallop appetizer which was excellent. The entrees were equally impressive - the halibut which was perfectly cooked and the duck with a smoked eggplant puree which was amazing. After the entree, neither one of us was still hungry, but as delicious as the meal was, we had to try a dessert. Again we were thrilled with the semifreddo. It was one of the best complete meals that I have ever had. If six stars was an option I would have given it a six. Our server was also great, knowledgeable, friendly and attentive without being overbearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional food
    Kelly
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food was out of this world. Unique menu and everything was delicious. The location is in a sketchy building and the restaurant is in the basement. So I did not like that but once you are in it is completely worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My only complaint is that I booked a time that would give me 1000 points and I only received 100. Can that please be fixed? Thank you.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local pearl
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I love to try restaurants that focus on local sourcing and fresh, organic ingredients. So when we were planning a trip to Niagara Falls, the AG came on to my radar early. I got emailed the restaurant to ensure that we could accommodate my milk protein allergy, and I received an email from the executive chef very quickly to confirm that this was entirely possible. So I booked the reservation. Despite our late arrival (20 minutes, due to miscalculations on our part of the local bus system), they were flexible and able to sit us anyway. The wait staff were excellent and very helpful in making dairy-free selections for the appetizer and entree. Both of our selections were incredible. Excellent choice, great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quality versus Quantity
    FurbyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    If you are looking for a hungryman dinner this is not the place for you. The portions are not overly large but just big enough for the normal appetite. The service is professional and attentive and the menu creations are creative. The ambiance is a little dark since the restaurant is in the basement of the inn and spa but is very well done and comfortable. Both the Victory Leaves and Summer Watermelon Salad we very tasty and fresh appetizers. The entrees of Red deer(AKA venison) and lamb sirloin were very well prepared and the condiments were excellent. Both of these dishes are normally served medium rare but can be cooked more if requested without being tough. We can also recommend the Panna Cotta and Pavlo for dessert
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pure gold in the silver
    MrAkronVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Amidst the hundreds of eating places in Niagara Falls – where the Sysco trucks line up to deliver the half-prepared dinners to the restaurant community – there is pure gold at AG. Since their namesake is silver (periodic table), either element is apropos to describe the chef-prepared, farm-to-table meals that are an oasis in this desert of real cooking. The chic cellar houses an intimate dining environment. We did watermelon salad with cucumbers and pickled onions, the red deer and the roast chicken, and desserts that are beyond the ordinary. Well-trained servers move fluidly, attending to every diner’s needs, we felt we got great value ($80 per person including cocktails, wine, coffee and dessert ) and a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SIMPLY FANTASTIC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Second time dining here in 6 months, this time with another couple. Food was beautiful, very tasty and well presented. Service was spot on. Pianist/singer added great ambiance to the already wonderful evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    AG was recommended to us and it was certainly a great restaurant. From the moment we walked in the staff was attentive and informative. They accommodated a special request. Each dish they brought our was delicious. Best restaurant we've been to in Niagara Falls.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Delight
    ABQTourguide
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A wonderful dinner for a special occasion. Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We visited AG for our anniversary dinner. The food was absolutely wonderful - flavorful, appropriate portion sizes, great mixes of ingredients. The wine pairings also were oustanding with each course. My only criticism is that, for a fine dining experience, I felt that the courses came out a bit too quickly. I would have liked to have more time to savor the course I was finishing - and the wine pairing - before the next course arrived.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great experience, awesome service
    Expensivebelly
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This is a funky place for dinner. looks like it could be turned into night club with a 5 minute transition. I decided to take the three courses with wine pairing, great choice as the wines were well suited for the courses. Kelly our waitress presented every plate with an educated explanation and the wine portion served with each course was very generous. Romantic spot, I will be back.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night away from tourists
    Baglady1
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Both the menu and wine list were fairly limited in choice, but the quality and focus on local providers were greatly appreciated. My husband had the beef tenderloin and I had the red deer, both of which were fantastic. Our food was cooked to perfection, super tender, and full of flavor. Definitely worth going off the beaten path to have dinner!
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Niagara Falls, Ont
    BC45
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised on our first visit to AG at The Sterling. While the local neighborhood continues to undergo significant improvement, the AG will serve as a base for higher end food service providers. Located a block from the bustling Clifton Hill area, the menu at AG will satisfy all who are interest in local Canadian food and drink. Menu items included Red Deer, Rainbow Trout, and various local fruits and vegetables and are change daily. Anyone who has visited and enjoyed Canoe in Toronto will also find much to like at the AG.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very cozy place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great unexpected experience with a great chef cooking and preparing food in front of you. Loved the personal touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Farm to Table
    AdverbVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have been here twice and have always been impressed. This trip I has the red deer loin and the vintage salad. The deer was marvelous- tender, flavorful and well presented with nice seasonal veggies. I love the presentation touch where the person who presents the food describes exactly what you have. My girlfriend got the crab crusted cod and liked that too- perhaps the fish was a touch over-cooked. My only complaint is that the portions are small for me; I needed more food. I don't eat desert and with a salad and main course wasn't nearly sated. That said, we'll be back when we're in the Falls area.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous find
    cheryl
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    What can I say? What a great find!!! Using locally grown fare- gorgeous presentation- inventive recipes- attentive, personable and thoughtful service etc..... I only wish it was in my hometown!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Fab!
    Mrsbondee
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    There is not much fine dining in my area so I don't have much experience with it. But I am hooked now. This place was just wonderful! The service, the atmosphere, the food. Everythino was wonderful. Cannot wait to go again. It is pricey but you get what you pay for. I found the prices equivalent with The Keg but does not compare in any other way. I had the beef tenderloin. Cooked to perfection. I have left overs and can't wait to get to it. Great wine list with plenty of local wineries. Server was helpful with local winery visiting tips.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surprising gourmet delight
    boston1dinerVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    When you think of Niagara Falls, hopefully you think of the majestic beauty of nature, and if you are lucky, sharing that with the one you love. But let's face it, the locale has also become a kitsch "funspot" with all sorts of extraneous distractions for young and old. Nothing wrong with that, but it might make you feel resigned to lackluster dining. AG at The Sterling will prove that fear unfounded. A first-class restaurant, with elegant and knowledgeable service, right on the edge of all the kitsch on the Canadian side of the Falls! As is the trend, the ingredients are locally sourced and precisely labeled as to their provenance. Even the drinks feature local potions, all successfully. Beyond that, the food is delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We had a $200.00 Sterling gift certificate given to us for our 60th Wedding Anniversary. We enjoyed every minute of our experience at your place, including the food, service & surrounding décor. However, it is currently out of our price range. For that reason, although we would love to come back, we doubt if we will be able to do so. We thank our friends and your restaurant for the lovely experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a special dinner
    pickydiner
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great hidden gem inside The Sterling Inn; tucked away from the main street, away from the hustle and bustle of tourist hotspots. Thoughtful menu, using local ingredients. Service was excellent with well-trained staff. Prices were more than reasonable with the quality of food and generous portions. A thoroughly enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Meal
    Brian
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Went for my Birthday and enjoyed everything from the leek & potato soup to the deer tenderloin.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Gourmet food, great service romantic booths, all good. Loved it!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ROMANTIC ELEGANCE
    MrES
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great restaurant. Now, my one complaint- wife and I are Texans and this was our first time at AG so when we entered The Sterling and there was no one in sight, our anxiety was terrible and although it was probably only a minute or so before a clerk appeared behind the desk, there is no excuse for not greeting guests as they enter the building. Once we got to the restaurant itself, my pulse finally started to slow. The look is modern but not wide open- good use of sheer fabric to give a more private, intimate feel. Wine list was extensive - not just the local wineries. Service was efficient but somewhat cold. Food was mainly locally sourced, well prepared, and had some slightly different (but not overly imaginative) combinations.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fanciest place I've ever been too.
    Fancypants
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    By far the nicest place I have been too. My girlfriend and I had a wonderful and romantic night. They even take pictures for you at the table. Wine list was impressive as well and the drinks were great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.