star in Niagara Falls
I picked AG as based on high ratings at tripadvisor.com, and now I would like to echo them. This is definitely a place to stop by for tourists. It gave us a relaxed luxury experience along the journey. Open Table reservation ensured our table was reserved, and the staff called us to confirm the reservation. ----- Waiting in a restaurant starving is among the top list of things I hate when traveling. Excellent food quality, and the waiter was very good at explaining the menu to us and recommended good courses and wines to us. If we were to visit Niagara falls, this would be a must stop-by.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best hidden gem in Niagara Falls
Had a little trouble finding but The Best dinner my husband and I had while celebrating our 18th Anniversary! Service was outstanding, romantic and food was outstanding! Our waiter, Derek, paid attention to our needs even though it was busy. A definite "must" if you are in the area and are looking for something special!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spectacular, exceeds expectations
Once you make your way through the gauntlet of tourist traps in Niagra and the odd entrance to the restaurant, AG will absolutely dazzle you. Local, seasonal, fresh, creative--each bite exploding with flavor. Peaches were featured in several dishes, including a peach stew served with oysters (amazing, who knew?). My duck confit, over a cassoulet-like bean stew, was absolutely magical. Every dish we had left us swooning, the local cabernet was a knockout, and the service was impeccable. The menu is a rather vague list of components and could use some description, but our served explained it in detail. If this restaurant was in NYC (and I wish it were!) it would be impossible to get a reservation. Chef Linkson is the next superstar!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went to AG on our honeymoon and absolutely loved it. The food was fantastic and the service was equally wonderful. The hotel is a bit off of the main areas of Niagara Falls so it is a bit of a hidden restaurant which makes it even better. I am very glad that we decided to take a change and get a reservation here. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a wonderful dinner.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Food, Wine, & Ambience!!!
First restaurant we dined in Niagra Falls, and it was outstanding from the beginning to the end. All around perfection! Very romantic setting, knowledgeable waitstaff, just impeccable! Thank you for a very special experience.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our dinner at AG was not just a meal, it was an experience! From amuse bouche, to starters, to main, to dessert, it was all beyond expectation and just amazing! The wine pairings were a wonderful addition to each course and really complimented the dishes. Service was knowledgeable, prompt, courteous, very friendly and willing to answer any questions. I would definitely come back here to try more of the Chef's creations. Thank you for a memorable anniversary dinner, AG!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was hands down the best meal I have ever tasted. The food was phenomenal and original, the atmosphere was quiet and not too busy, giving us our space. Our server, Kelly, was impressively knowledgeable, friendly but not over bearing, and just the right degree of attentiveness. The wine list is short, but the wines on the list are premium quality local wines. I had not tasted the incredible 2010 Reisling from Tawse winery since they sold out in 2011, but I was pleasantly surprised to see it on the wine list, which bot me and my girlfriend ordered to our delight. I had the beef tenderloin and the meat was so unbelievably tender and well seasoned, every bite was marvelous. My girlfriend had the lamb and described similar highlights.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was what we had hoped it to be. We enjoyed our dining experience very much and the food was wonderful. Price point is high as expected when you are having food of this caliber. Staff wss the highlight of the restaurant courteous and professional
Just delightful ambiance.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food and loved that
Amazing food and loved that the staff explained each dish so that we could be reminded of the details. We were seated in a nice private booth and the lighting in the booth was perfect for our photos.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really a very good meal. Innovative
Really a very good meal. Innovative and classical the same time, dessert was definitely my favourite! The chocolate bread pudding is to die for :)
Service was excellent, polite and courteous.
Would recommend to anyone and fully intend to return- soon!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for a romantic dinner
AG has a classy but fun decor with opulent chandeliers and tufted couches. Super friendly service, delicious food prepared perfectly with fresh local ingredients. Too bad we are just tourists - if we lived there, we would go all the time! We had a wonderful dinner at the AG.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and the servers were knowledgeable of explaining on what was on the menu as well as when the food was served. Pricey but well worth it.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ann. at AG
My wife and I really enjoyed our anniversary dinner at AG.
The venue is 'cool', the staff impressed with their attention to detail.
The food was very good.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our meal was incredible. It was one of the best we have had anywhere-Europe, US, Far East. We used the Oen table diners' recommendations to find it, and they were spot on! If you are anywhere within driving distance we highly recommend you arrange a dinner at AG. The creativity and thoughtfulness that goes into the composition and presentation is outstanding. Don't be put off by the exterior of teh sterling Inn, i.e. it looks a little stark, and in no way reflects the hidden gem that is AG
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to celebrate my husband's
We went to celebrate my husband's birthday. They put us in a private corner booth, which was roomy and very nice. Our waiter was excellent. He was friendly, helpful, prompt and knowledgable about the menu. The food was very good and portions were perfect. Ice wine martini is excellent!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great opportunity for local food
Best local food and wine pairings I have every had. Highly recommend a night with the Chef and Staff of AG.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & service--expensive
Food,service, ambience all great. Quite expensive four courses will cost couple 150+ before drinks and portions are small
Wonderful tasting food
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
a little spendy.
Food was very good. Service was above average for fine dining. Too expensive, but I guess that should be expected in Niagara Falls.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A bit removed from the NiagAra Falls bustle, AG is absolutely worth seeking out. Friendly and attentive service, and food of the highest quality prepared with elegance and class. 5 star.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Special Dinner
We were greeted an quickly seated at what we took to be a special table. Our waiter was prompt, polite, informative,pleasant. Our drinks were excellent and the wine was exactly what we ordered. We had a saled to start and it was as fresh. crisp and quite delightful. We ordered the roast lamb and it was most delicious. The servers were very helpful and explained in detail the ingredients of each course. We have been here before and it seems to get better each time. The dessert was a fine finish to a marvrelous dinner and we are looking forward to our next dinner at AG
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I had an excellent dinner at AG. Our food was expertly prepared and plated with care. The service was attentive and the recommendations (food and wine) were much appreciated. Thanks for a wonderful dinner and evening.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
After entering the building it took a few minutes to figure out where to go. We didn't ealize the dining room was located in the basement. We were delightfully surprised at nice the interior design was. We were greeted and seated right away. The menu was not very long, which I prefer. The wait staff was very personable , professional, and knowledgable. Our server was very helpful in helping us choose out dishes and they did NOT dissapoint. The food came within a reasonable amount of time and each course came together. (We were a party of 4). Each of our dishes was described to us in great detail as it was placed in front of us. Local wines and locally grown ingredients were showcased throughout the menu. Cannot wait to return
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always Full of Surprises
We like trying new seasonal items, always a pleasant surprise. Very imaginative food offerings from Apps to Dessert.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I chose the 'Farm to Fork' special which included a salad of just-picked mixed greens, roasted pears and pecans, followed by an entree of a moist and perfectly seasoned quarter leg of chicken on a bed of mushroom risotto and parsnips, followed by an individual bundt cake with sorbet, fruit glaze and fresh plum slices. Food was prepared to perfection and presentation was outstanding. The chef did an amazing job bringing out the natural flavor of each ingredient, maintaining the freshness and just-picked flavor of all the locally-grown ingredients. Truly outstanding and perhaps the most delicious meal I have ever been served.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining in Niagara
I've had difficulty in the past finding a good restaurant in Niagara Falls itself, once you leave the NOTL/wine area, so I thought I'd try AG at the Sterling based on other reviews for a special family occassion. It was a pleasant surprise - very good food and the best service I have experienced for a long time anywhere. I would return to this restaurant and recommend it to others.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food Service was Slow!
Booked AG owing to great Tripadvisor reviews and wanted a great place for a special occasion.
The food was amazing though we thought a bit pricey.
The service was the main let down. We were seated at the bar initially even though I had made a booking months before. We were then moved to our table given a glass of water each then left! After about ten minutes we were finally given some menus then left again!
After another ten to fifteen minutes a waitress finally came over to us and went through everything? She was very polite and professional and answered all our questions. From here on the meal was fantastic and I have no complaints, it's just that initial first impression left a bit of a sour taste but we would return
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding local fare & music
Tucked away within an inn, AG @ the Sterling is a gem. The restaurant is a classy place with well thought out fare. We loved the entrees (elk, lamb, duck) - each was well composed and flavorful. We went on a Saturday evening when the AG has live local music - such a nice touch. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will definitely go back each
Will definitely go back each time I am in the area. Delicious food! Pride themselves on fresh and local food from farm to table. Great wine selections and the option for a food and wine pairing with three course meal. Outstanding service, very knowledgeable about the menu items. Great little spot!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Find in Niagara
Hard to find fine dining in Niagara Falls, ON, but found AG listed on Urban Spoon and was not disappointed. Wonderful meal, outstanding wine pairings, professional and friendly service - it was a wonderful evening.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Flavourful and fantastic!
The food at AG was amazing! The bread served before the meal- made in house I believe- was very interesting and delicious. There was french bread and a cranberry raisin focaccia with large grains of sugar on the top that was so tasty.The brie crusted tenderloin was cooked to perfection- so juicy! The corn tartlet appetizer was amazing as well- especially with the bacon jam that was surrounding it on the plate hidden under cilantro leaves like a hidden treasure. I would have given 5 stars for the food had it not been for the bread pudding dessert- which was the one chocolate dessert option on the menu. The texture was quite rubbery, but the peanut butter mousse that came with it was to die for! We would come back again!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wanted a restaurant to celebrate
Wanted a restaurant to celebrate a friend's 60th b'day, chose AG because of Trip Advisor reviews. The entrance to the restaurant, in a hotel basement, is strange/unappealing and we were disappointed with the location of our table. We were immediately moved to another table, apparently the only other one available where, for 2 of us, our view was that of the stairs. We all tried a different starter, main course and dessert and everyone agree that the food was very good and the presentation was excellent. The ambience in the restaurant was nice, entertainment by a solo lady singer who sounded much like Nora Jones. We were not given the wine list with our menus, not even offered it, we chose from a card on the table offering wines by the glass
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
AG was truly a wonderful find in a tourist town. The menu changes based on the season an availability for local food product. The staff was excellent and knowledgeable of their menu and wine selections. This was truly a fine dinning experience. Had we not had plans to go to Toronto the next day we would have gone back.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Starting with the discreet seating (ie. well spread out and not bunched up for "their" convenience), the hostess gave off vibes that this was going to be a great experience. The background music was somewhat eclectic, in a good way, and never intruded but added to the ambience. The service was professional and friendly - not overly gushie - and right there when we seemed to need it.
Would have loved to try their field-to-fork tasting menu, but didn't want to have duck confit 2 nights in a row :) RIght from the appetizers to dessert, everything was extremely tasty and well presented. We expected a top tier restaurant, and it delivered.
Best recommendation is that next time we are in Niagara Falls, we fully intend to head back there.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was such a treat for us. We are going to look for restaurants like this near our home in MA.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I visited this restaurant while on our honeymoon. Very romantic atmosphere, great food with fresh ingredients and personalized service. Great place to dine.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best restaurant in Niagara Area
Very delicious fancy restaurant that is reasonably priced. The restaurant is a little bit hidden inside of a hotel. The decor is very nice and perfect for a romantic date for two. Definitely a must visit when going to Niagara Falls. Loved the soup appetizer and the amuse bouche. The main courses were as good as any fancy NYC restaurant.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall, a wonderful evening
Overall, a wonderful evening that we thoroughly enjoyed. Everything was delicious and so fresh. We are definitely coming back!!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
night out at the "AG"
Nice to have a restaurant live up to the reviews, from the time we got in to the time we left the whole experiance was perfect. From the appy's to the dessert everything was perfect. well done highly reccommend.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated our wedding
We celebrated our wedding at this restaurant and not only had we a small wedding group of 5 we were tended to with great service and it was a dining experience that I thoroughly enjoyed and so did our guests. The server knew the menu selections and had great knowledge of pairing wines. This definitely is a hotel and restaurant that I can recommend.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Confusing entry, great find!
Everything was great. Love the local ingredients, but think its ok if they stray with a few outside choices on the beer and wine list. Niagara wines are not for all, but love that they are encouraged and used in the cooking & cocktails. The chef killed it as all food was outstanding. It was a nice quiet night. A great place for foodies and romantics alike!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tripadvisor recommended this and we were not disappointed. We tried the elk, quail, and artic char. Would advise local white wines not the reds. Nice ambiance as well. A tad pricy but I guess that's to be expected for that area.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Food W/ Exemplary Service
From the moment we walked in my wife and I were extremely impressed with the way that the small team took care of us throughout the meal. The food was fantastic! I had the red deer, which was prepared perfectly. This restaurant is expensive, but if your looking to splurge a bit for a special occasion, your money will be well spent here.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dinner with my sweetheart
The AG exceeded our expectations. She had the tenderloin and I had the duck from the main menu. Both were excellent. Portion sizes were more than enough. Although the room is in the basement, the decor was stylish and somewhat intimate at our table for 2. Awesome looking desserts too, but we didn't go for it. $200 with a $60 bottle of wine, taxes, and tip.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was my husbands birthday and we had been waiting a while to get back to AG (it was our date spot before we had kids). We each had an appetizer, he had the Elk and I had the soup, we had dinner which was also incredible, their beef is so tender and flavorful, and the duck was cooked to perfection. We each had a couple glasses of wine, they offer 4oz and 7oz, nice option when you want to try a couple different ones without getting tipsy! Our dessert was great, we had the pumpkin cheesecake, not very sweet but perfect for after such a decadent meal. Can't wait to go again! Oh and to top it off we sat beside a Hollywood movie star...Happy Birthday to my husband!
I guess locals and celebrities like to dine here! Great choice!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great find
It was a surprise in a part of the city that you would not expect the service and quality. The portions look small but are actually enough. There is no signage from the parking lot to the restaurant which is actually in the basement. Best to go the lobby and ask directions.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great menu and service
AG has one of those menus that has so many appealing options that you can't decide what to have! Local focused dishes are creative and delicious. The wine list offers the best Niagara wines !
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our second visit at the Sterling and again did not dissapoint. Rooms are amazing with a few tiny repairs and dinner at AG downstairs was wonderful.....thank you Lindsay and Nancy and Derren for a Wonderful evening! We will be back
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous fine dining at NiagraFalls
We've been to Niagra falls a few times & always suffer for food.. We were really surprised to find this delicious little gem! AG is great! The decor is fabulous. The service is very attentive & knowledgable. We drank our wine, enjoyed the flavors of each course, & received just the right amount of attention from the staff. I have a gluten allergy & felt very assured that almost anything could be modified to suit me. The duck was phenomenal!! My only suggestion would be the wine list. There are only 3 red wines by the glass, each of which is not very good. I understand wanting to support Canadian wines... but Canada doesn't do red wine very well. Sorry Canada, ya just don't. Food however, you've nailed :) We will be back.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing every time
We absolutely love this restaurant. We have been going now for about a year and a half and have taken many friends to impress them. In this time we have seen many of the same service staff and some remember us. Lindsey is an incredible server and another highlight of the overall all experience. We have yet to ever have the same meal and every single item we have ordered has been exceptional. Never disappointing. My husband misses the sterling Caesar with tequila! Please bring back the old drink!
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our second time dining here and it was excellent. The food was simply excellent, hats off to the chef. The ingredients were so fresh, it was really good. It was a Saturday night and they had a guy playing acoustic guitar, which made the atmosphere even more pleasant. Great place and we will definitely be back for more.
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM