Food very good. Entree andFood very good. Entree and tea could have been served at a higher temperature. Noise level was high where we were originally seated close to the music and maitre d very accomomdating gave us a more secluded area12/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Pleasant EveningIn all likelihood the best Steak House in the national Capital Region. The food is superbe. Itd an nice environment to dine in peace while enjoying quiet conversations. Being our first visit, the owner took us on a tour of the establishment including his impressive cellar. This was a nice touch from the management of the business. I recommend Sterling to anyone who want to celebrate something special.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a great findPerfect for a romantic evening or a serious business dinner. Service is exceptional. Food is amazing.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBest steakhouse in the capital!Sterling is a traditional French style steakhouse that offers great food and great service. It is more expensive than chains like the Keg, but it is worth the difference.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible steaks.Best steaks in Ottawa/Gatineau and at very reasonable prices. Very nice atmosphere and on weekends live entertainment - one person on keyboard singing and playing easy listening music which added to the overall enjoyment level. Highly recommend - would definitely return.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAs good as everSome restaurants fade over time, but this one hasn't. I went there the first year it opened and found the food and service to be top notch. This was my first time back since then and everything was just as good as i remembered it. Will be back again sooner next time. Cheers..6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb!Loved it. This is the perfect example of what a steakhouse should be. Delicious meat, perfectly cooked. An impressive wine list covering all price ranges. Attentive waiters. An energetic atmosphere yet not too distracting for the conversation. Will come back for sure.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBest steak House in Ottawa GatineauGreat steaks, professional service by waiters. ( Hamid was as every great waiter should be....there instantly when we needed him and invisible when we did not. Ahmed, the maitre D , treats the restaurant and its guests as if he was the owner. Very impressed. The wine list was fantastic. Certainly going to return.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOnly annoyed by a nearby coupleWe were only disappointed by a couple at a nearby table.
They were loud to the point that it was not possible for us to have any communication.
Although the waiters noticed, no one encouraged them to keep their
As always the service was great and the food a wine, outstanding.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great meal!We have dined here a few times in the past, and Sterling did not disappoint once again as we had another fabulous meal. We ordered the table d'hote which is always a great selection of food. The soup of the day was delicious, which was followed by a red beet salad for myself and escargots for my husband. The salad was incredible...the dressing left me searching for it online! My husband did not stop talking about how incredible the escargot were. We both ordered the fillet mignon which was phenomenal. This restaurant was made to offer steaks and they cook it to PERFECTION. The service is also very good with very attentive staff. I highly recommend this restaurant. It is a definite gem!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!This was our third or fourth time visiting Sterling and, as always, the food did not disappoint. Steaks are great. Sides are great. Wine list is decent (maybe a little more Napa/Canada would be nice). If you enjoy a decent steak then this place is great. The location is spot on as well - great views!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMService second to none!I have not had service like this in decades, when wait staff would be there to light your cigarette before you put it in your mouth, or top up your glass before the last mouthful, or remove your plate with perfect timing. No hovering, just perfectly timed service. I had the filet mingnon rare and the meat was grilled to perfection. The side vegetables of stacked squash, eggplant, zucchini, pepper and tomato was delicious. I was only a little disappointed with the mashed potato. It was a little cold and flavourless. The ambiance is great (it is a beautiful venue), and there was live entertainment (a keyboard player singing some old standards) which added beautifully to the experience. The wine cellar was remarkable.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDivineThe dinner was exquisitely divine. Triple A service & drinks excellent. The wine selection is selectively rustic vintage, acquires an evening of indulging! !5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat placeGreat food! Very quiet surroundings to have lunch with a friend or partner and be able to hear each other! Not noisy like other places and you don't feel rushed to get through your meal to get out! We actually spent 2 hours there and it was just perfect !5/1/2013 12:00:00 AM