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835 JACQUES CARTIER RD
Gatineau, QC J8T 2W3
Ottawa / Gatineau
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Sterling Restaurant Details
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Friday & Saturday
A word from Sterling Restaurant
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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Diners' Choice Winner
It was my birthday and my husband
took me on a date. The restaurant is beautiful, charming. The service was wonderful, our wine glasses and water were always full and the food was excellent. Love the attentive staff. Only downside, was the construction on the street and the detour to get to the parking. But that minor. Our experience was grrrreat!"
Dined on 3/7/2014
I found the food was good yet took
forever to come out! Service was really slow!"
Dined on 2/22/2014
Food was fantastic and exceeded
all of our expectations. Service was very professional and attentive. Has a great looking outside patio and we can't wait to return in the summer to try it. Sterling Steakhouse does not disappoint and is one of the best in the region!"
Dined on 2/17/2014
My steak was terrible. Tough and
difficult to cut and chew. I would have sent it back normally but did not wish to spoil my companions evening. Service friendly and attentive with just a minor error or two on the service. This was my second visit and will not return. Otherwise what you expect at a pricey restaurant."
Dined on 2/18/2014
I really enjoyed the experience. I
did think that the steak had an overwhelming smoke smell and taste. It would be great to have the option for a different grilling method. Also though the scallop appetizer was quite good but the scallops were super small. Maybe could have used jumbos or a few more."
Dined on 2/10/2014
My first experience at Sterling
was quite memorable. My second time left a few things to be desired. First, the service was a bit slow to start. They were off in the timing for drinks. I ordered the filet medium rare. I'm a big believer in letting the meat speak for itself. With the added spice, it was a bit too salty for my liking. The meat was cooked medium. Someone did come over and asked how things were, and I pointed out that I felt my meat was a tad overdone for a medium rare request. The offer was made to cook a new steak but that it would take a bit of time. Koodos to Sterling for being so accomodating. Overall, it was ok. But I'd rather drop $200 for 2 people somewhere else next time."
Dined on 2/7/2014
Sterling is traditional fancy.
It's a cut above the Keg for sure. It's like Hy's but less stuffy. The menu is in the tradition of the great american steak houses. The quality of the steaks is very high -- the best I have had in Ottawa. The wine list is extensive with a wide variety of prices. The staff are just the right mix of friendly and professional. The location is superb. So close to downtown, but you really feel like you are on a mini vacation. Summer dinning on the patio overlooking the river is unique. Not for casual dining, and not a place of food experimentation. If you want to dress up a bit, feel pampered, and honour a special occasion or special person with a luxurious dining experience, then visit Sterling."
Dined on 2/4/2014
J'apprécie beaucoup le fait que
vous offrez des tables d'hôte à l'heure du lunch, c'est vraiment intéressant pour vos clients que cette option soit disponible. Nous étions six personnes et nous n'avons pas choisi les mêmes mets mais tous étaient unanimnes que leur repas étaient excellen et le service irréprochablet. Merci de maintenir cette qualité dans votre cuisine."
Dined on 1/24/2014
Have been to Sterling many times
for fantastic steak and will go again and again!!"
Dined on 1/23/2014
I have been here 5 times and each
time has been perfect. It's also a great value compared to similar places in Ottawa. Easily the best steak place in the Ottawa-Gatineau region"
Dined on 1/6/2014
If you are not worried about cost
and you want some delicious fine dining I would give it my highest rrecommendation."
Dined on 1/4/2014
It was New Year's Eve,
expectations were high! It was just my husband and I, and we have been to our fair share of restaurants. This was by far one of our best! Immediately upon walking in, we were brought upstairs to a charming dining room almost right next to the live entertainment. The ambiance was perfect, not too loud, just enough to create a high energy atmosphere. Our server was Marc was friendly, attentive, and a lot of fun! You can tell everyone from the guests to the staff enjoyed their memorable evening. The food... Exquisite. Quality ingredients, perfectly cooked, and beautifully plated! Last but certainly not least, Ahmed is definitely an asset to the Sterling team. We will be returning again and again!"
Dined on 12/31/2013
The New Year's eve menu was good
but not great! I have attended many functions here on both a personal and corporate level. I would have preferred to pay a little more money for a better seletion of the six course meal."
Dined on 12/31/2013
Sterling's is a wonderful
restaurant with a great atmosphere, food and fantastic service. Our evening started off very lovely and quiet, then a party of six came in and were overly 'noisy' and extremely 'loud', especially for a restaurant of this calibre."
Dined on 12/3/2013
We first had reservation at Hy’s
for our anniversary which we’ve been in the past and were never disappointed. After a friend’s suggestion we cancelled Hy’s and went to Sterling’s, what a mistake! Don’t people in Gatineau dress up anymore to go out specially if you going to spend this kind of money on a meal! Both couples on each side of our table weren’t, on one side the guy was eating with his tuque and on the other side he was wearing a bright green baseball cap!!! Come on guys show a little class…… As for the food it’s just OK, really not worth the cost of the bill we got at the end of the evening. I miss my Hy’s steak and the double baked potato with all the fixins….Hummm Hy’s"
Dined on 11/23/2013
Been here a couple of times
already. Always good food, steak is cooked over maple wood and is always great. ."
Dined on 11/29/2013
The food was fantastic, the
service was attentive without being intrusive, the setting was beautiful, and the wine selection amazing. We enjoyed the meal tremendously and will be going back. This is definitely how a steakhouse should be."
Dined on 11/28/2013
While a chain steak restaurant
will give you a good steak, almost each and every time, once you get yourselves pampered at the Sterling Steakhouse, you will want to come back each time you get a craving for a steak. Not only is their beef superior, they cook it on an open wood burning grill, burning maple. The taste that this produces is unique, so much better than seasoning can produce. Definitely the best steak restaurant in Ottawa-Gatineau! And if you are looking for a nice romantic setting to celebrate something, or just for a treat, this is the place to go. We celebrated our anniversary, seated at a table in front of the fireplace. You can't get any better than this!"
Dined on 11/27/2013
My wife and I have a young family
and we don't get out often. I have to Sterling several times for work related events. My wife was very excited when I told her we were booked for an evening there. The wait staff was absolutely wonderful. The food however was not. For a chop house, you would think the steak would be over the top good but I found my "Papa's cut" tough and without taste. Even the peppercorn sauce that accompagnied the dish wasn't all that good. My wife's filet mignon was good, but as she puts it, "it wasn't any better that what we make at home". The fries were lackluster as well. If you do try your luck please do yourself a favour and get the creme brulee for desert...it was the best $200 desert I ever bought."
Dined on 11/23/2013
short cab ride from downtown
Ottawa,, great service, fabulous food"
Dined on 11/16/2013
The food was extraordinary but
very expensive. You pay for what you get. The wine list is very notable."
Dined on 11/1/2013
Everyone working at the restaurant
played a part in making our evening at Sterling very enjoyable."
Dined on 11/2/2013
This is a gem of a restaurant with
the right qualities of food, wine, and ambiance. We experienced a wonderful evening, and we will be sure to go back."
Dined on 10/31/2013
We celebrated our 40th anniversary
here and loved it. We even received a bon anniversaire and three pieces of dessert."
Dined on 10/26/2013
great location and great speech to
introduce the Meat. This, added to the expected bill, raised the expectation. Unfortunately, the service went from much too friendly, with hands on our back and around our shoulders while we were reading the menu (!!!) to cold and exasperated after I politely asked the server to take his hands off my back . On a party of five, one steak was overdone and one not cooked enough, but we never dared mention it. That did not stop him from watching right over me to see how big a tip I would leave. We will never go back to this restaurant, and from what I hear, we are not the only ones."
Dined on 10/19/2013
Amazing Romantic Restaurant with
great service and great food. The manager gave us a tour of the whole restaurant and showed us how they grilled their steaks. One of the top steakhouses I have even been to."
Dined on 10/14/2013
Really cool how they bring out
your steak after they let you see the different cuts. Steak had an excellent char and perfect medium rare on the inside. But the other courses were just as great, loved the esgargot app I had and the chocolate desert."
Dined on 10/13/2013
This will become my new steak
place, albeit not for every budget. Will keep it for special occasions."
Dined on 10/9/2013
Lovely restaurant , our server was
very attentive and our meal was wonderful. Had the pappa cut of steak, delicious and well prepared. Would definitely go back ."
Dined on 9/24/2013
Must make a reservation during a
week day well in advance of need of this highly rated restaurant. Fabulous every thing, great selection of wines from $45 to $12000.00 a bottle and selections of food was outstanding ."
Dined on 9/23/2013
We had a great evening at
Sterling's celebrating my husband's 40th birthday. Everyone enjoyed their appetizer and all steaks (filet mignon for all) were done to everyone's liking (which varied greatly at our table). The only food to disappoint was the basmati rice: the Yukon Gold Mousseline (whipped potatoes) were a better option. Our waiter, Sébastien, was attentive and brought us a special dessert for the table when he noticed that we were actually celebrating 3 people's birthdays. The staff was also accommodating when we requested that they lower the music (we had a few family members who are hard of hearing). We were fortunate to have a lovely view of the river before nightfall."
Dined on 9/15/2013
The filet mignon was cooked to
perfection. My son said it was so tender it was melting in his mouth. Each plate was presented beautifully. I had filet de doré and it was delicious. The beets, orange and greens salad was fresh and very lovely. The white and red wines were served to perfect temperature. The coffee was good and hot. The service was excellent. Overall, a wonderful dining experience we would recommend for a special occasion or just for a nice treat."
Dined on 9/14/2013
Me and my wife love the food and
the service, great place !! Thank for a nice evening all the best"
Dined on 9/4/2013
We were very glad to come here..
one of the best steaks i ever eaten in a long time. Thanks"
Dined on 9/1/2013
excellent dinner at sterling. i
was from out of town - caught a taxi across from ottawa. food and service was excellent. steak well cooked - however the frites were a little soggy but did not detract from what was the finest meal i have had in canada. the wine list certainly was extensive. overall an excellent meal. i would return if i was ever in town."
Dined on 9/1/2013
We have visited Sterlings at least
4 times since arriving in Canada in 2006 and consider it equal to any international restaurant. This is always a special night out for us and friends who have shared meals with us there. Naturally when we wanted to book a special Wedding meal, Sterlings was the only choice. When we arrived the manager immediately allocated a private room with views of the river for our party of seven. Without exception all our guests raved about the quality of their food and wine. The evening was a complete success and the bill was probably half we would have paid in London, Paris or Rome. Well done Sterlings you made our wedding celebrations a Night to Remember."
Dined on 8/25/2013
Great steak! Great appetizers! I
really enjoyed my meal."
Dined on 8/25/2013
We expected much more and were
disappointed. Although the Poutine was interesting and worthwhile the Beet/Orange salad was uninspired. The Papa cut Rib steak definitely required a steak knife and was nothing I would order again considering the fact this this is a steak house ! The filet was acceptable but again nothing special. The wilted spinach and mushroom sides were again disappointing. Wine list was very good and most selections were reasonably priced. Considering the reviews we were not at all impressed, Sterling just did not deliver."
Dined on 8/23/2013
I have lived in Ottawa for nearly
17 yrs.....and one of my biggest disappointments has been in not being able to find a GOOD Steakhouse. There are one or two at most that may come close in terms of steak.....but nobody has the entire package comparable to Sterling. I believe I have found a new home :)"
Dined on 8/18/2013
What a wonderful restaurant! We
enjoyed our food and the service was amazing. We had Marc at our table and he was a pleasure. Thank you for everything - we will be back......"
Dined on 8/17/2013
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