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Sterling Restaurant
Sterling Restaurant

Sterling Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sterlingrestaurant.com/english/index.php
  • Email: info@sterlingrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (819) 568-8788
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch
    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Dinner
    Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: AndrewVallières
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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
  • Entertainment: Friday & Saturday

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
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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Diner Reviews
  • "Had excellent service and the steak was second to none! Wine list was extensive and impressive! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "As our ratings show, we were impressed with our dinner from all points of view. The only critical comment to be made is the 'frites' both in appearance and taste - perhaps because we were expecting crisp, golden French Fries. The Beef we had was the best not in years, but in decades! We have already decided to return soon with friends for a special occasion. Thank you for establishing a Restaurant of this quality in our area."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Sterling has the most amazing steak and seafood. Worth every penny and more. Wonderful place for any special occasion staff was number 1."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Overall, an excellent dining experience and I would highly recommend the establishement. The only hickup was finding it and getting into the parking lot, but beyond that it was a memorable meal, excellent staff and ambiance, and we plan on returning."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The ultimate steakhouse in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Tender and tasty steaks. Attentive friendly service. Not cheap, but worth the splurge. Afterwards got a personal tour of wine cellar and cooking area by manager - made us feel more than just guests."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "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 11/1/2013
  • "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 10/30/2013
  • "We celebrated our 40th anniversary here and loved it. We even received a bon anniversaire and three pieces of dessert."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "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 10/18/2013
  • "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 10/13/2013
  • "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 10/12/2013