Sterlings Bistro
Sterlings Bistro

Sterlings Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sterlingsbistro.com/
  • Phone: (586) 566-0627
  • Hours of Operation:
    Saturday: 11:30am - 12:00am Sunday: 11:30am - 9:00pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: George Harlan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Just off Hall Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Sterlings Bistro
A Casual place to gather, get Comfortable and enjoy Fresh flavors!

Expect Fresh flavors with a seasonally inspired menu. Our chefs capture the freshest ingredients of the season, preparing them with their culinary imagination to create a globally influenced, delicious meal for you and your guest.

“Wine” Down at the Bistro with one of our seventy-plus wines from a worldwide collection.

Kick Back and get comfortable with one of our magnificent martinis, always delivered by an attentive staff member, trained to anticipate and cater to your every need.

Visit your Bistro and let us take you places that you’ve never been before!
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Sterlings Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (19)fit for foodies (17)good for groups (17)neighborhood gem (17)romantic (14)great for lunch (7)vibrant bar scene (5)hot spot (4)notable wine list (3)late-night find (2)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • It was a special event
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The service and food was amazing! We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    FranVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Very disappointed in food. I ordered the fish tacos. They came out cold. Waitress offered to get me more. The new ones were lukewarm and not cooked. The party I was with had Cobb Salad and Filet. Neither were impressed. Wine list was ok. Happy hour prices were good. We ordered the sushi and it was very good. Would most likely not return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot!
    pwraddr
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Always wanted to try the place after seeing their TV comercial and finally went. I was surprised, great hostess, friendly bartender, and good service. The food was also really good and I enjoyed the steak.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    pammer
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner party, great service, wonderful food--would return for our next special night out!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Place
    Sara
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Best drink menu and nice small plates to start with!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • still good but went down a notch
    Mrnomnom
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We really used to love the food and drink here but it was just ok this time around. The service was ok at best and we didn't get checked on very often.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Excellent service...food and drinks exceeded my expectations. My only suggestion would be to have something sweet on the happy hour menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sterling's - always excellent
    Susan
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Six adults. I had the agave mahi. Fabulous - light, flavorful. The only complaint I heard was from the prime rib diner, the au jus was very salty. I tried it also and thought the same, otherwise no complaints ever. Love the Dragon Shrimp - great flavor, not too hot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not bad
    Rich
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My wife and I met friends their for dinner. Our wait person was a bit off, but we did notice some others were very on their customer. The food seemed to be ok, no one felt that it was the best they ever had. Our burger had a strange pork taste, and we don't like too much salt. We waited some time for bread but the beverages came in good time, as did the food. Not a bad place, not sure we would go back, mainly because of the drive.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quaint !
    touvet
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Always great food but it's been the same menu for years. Even after booking at open table requesting a booth they sat us next to bathroom :(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Sterlings Bistro had a decent menu. The food was also just decent. Went there for a birthday dinner because it was open later than other resturants nearby on a weekday. Although, I wish we went somewhere else because they don't do anything special for birthdays. The server was nice and on top of things, though we weren't that complicated. I wouldn't go out of my way for the place.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Solid - Not Great
    ike367
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I went for Dinner on a Saturday night. The food was good, but not terribly creative. I would go back to meet friends or if we were out that way, but I wouldn't go out of my way to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Foodie Fantasy Land
    ProfessorFoodie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My hubby and I have gone multiple times and it's been Awesome each time! The food is excellent and there's not a bad item on the menu. The hubby n I are foodies so we're always on the hunt for a spot that teases our palette. The steaks, scallops and Lobster are afew of our favs. The appetizers are also yummy, we especially love the roasted balsamic Brussel sprouts! The customer service is Superior! Ever server is knowledgeable of the menu and they're very honest about their recommendations. We especially love the ambiance of the restaurant! And we definetely love that the Manager recognizes us and comes over to say hello! We will be returning soon!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Everyone at our table remarked on how good the food was. Soup, salads, appetizers, and meals were all delicious. Our server was not as attentive as she could have been. We didn't have any issues with our food so this was not a huge deal but it would have been better if she had come over to our table a few more times. We would definitely recommend to friends and we will be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unmatchable
    Jdwpro
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Everything is excellent here!! You pay for the top notch quality food, not just an atmosphere with subpar over priced dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food; Great Everything
    JBGroup
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Our son (from Ft. Sill, OK) was in MI attending meetings in Sterling Heights. Wanted to get together with him over dinner and went on-line to find a place near where he was staying (we live in Canton, MI). Selected Sterling's Bistro because of its rating and menu - something for everyone's taste buds. Turned out to be a superior choice. All first class from appetizers, entre's, desserts, and drinks. Wish we had a place like Sterlings Bistro closer to Canton. The only downside to it being in Sterling Heights is that it took us an hour and fifteen minutes to get there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's been better
    BentleyBoyVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I must admit I was a bit disappointed on this visit. I've enjoyed all previous visits, but this time the food was not up to par and while the server did her best, she kept making mistakes which lead to my dining partner having his salad while the wrong appetizer came for me. By the time my appetizer did arrive, our meals came about 3 minutes later.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 323 reviews are from the Sterlings Bistro reviews archive.
  • Good food
    Tony
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Quite excellent food. and attentive service. Will return for more. Try the Chilean sea bass!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always love the food!!!
    kimmy
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We have been here several times this is an excellent restaurant. I love it will keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Without a doubt, my local favorite.
    Susan
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Normally I have the Chilean Sea Bass, but opted for the Mahi. Wow what a terrific flavor, paired with the orange segments. My husband's steak, tender and flavorful. Our dining partner had the special seafood stuffed tilapia. She ate every bite. We started with the Dragon shrimp, slow heat build up after the first bite, but not too hot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Service, Excellent Prime Rib
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I came here mostly on the strength of the online reviews. The service was excellent, if a little bit over-attentive. For an appetizer, I had the lobster bisque, which was nothing to write home about, and the lobster garnish was a little overcooked. My entree, on the other hand, was outstanding. I had the prime rib (the bistro cut, which was probably 10oz or so). It was excellently prepared with an herb crust and cooked to a perfect medium rare (as I ordered).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for a special dinner.
    foodiecouple
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My boyfriend and I were looking forward to trying this bistro after reading the Google reviews. While entering, we were flooded with the aroma of delightful spices. The lighting was very dim, with individual brighter hanging lights for each table making for a romantic scene. The cocktails were prepared well and came quickly. We chose a caterpillar sushi roll for our appetizer that was just incredible. Our Server Taylor was knowledgeable about the menu, friendly, and very attentive. We were reminded that we made a good choice coming to bistro once again after our entrées came. I enjoyed the diver scallops while my boyfriend had the Mahi Mahi. Both were very fresh and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    Era173
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Sterling Bistro is a nice quiet place perfect for a date (quiet and fancy). Food is good, staff is nice best place for a date in Sterling Heights
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lulu
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    great salmon and fish tacos, desserts and salads. very reasonably priced for delicious and different food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    datenight
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    My wife and I love this place. Food and service are always exceptional. The Sea Bass is outstanding and always cooked perfectly. Great sushi and side salads as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    Romeo
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This was the third time my wife and I have been to Sterlings. Each time the food was excellent! The first two visits we sat at the bar and had dinner, this time we chose to sit at a table. The food is what brings us back, the service is mediocre. This past time our server was just too busy to give the quality of service customers deserve who dine here. It looked like a bachelorette party got sat in his section while we were there. The service James have us was not bad, just not as attentive as it should have been. A manager was not present on the floor as far as I could see and it seemed like employees were more interested in socializing with each other than taking care of guests.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Money well spent
    Noge
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We really enjoyed our visit . Our bar-person (Heather) was very helpfull and the Happy-Hour specials were awesome . The dining room service was as good as the food . Will go there again !
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Really enjoyed our food, companion had the tuna taco, excellent and I had roast beef slide, which was thick slices of beef. We had a sushi which was the best I have ever eaten. Happy hour wine was a bonus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love, love, love!
    Kathie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food and presentation never disappoints! The dishes are always amazing in taste and appearance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Dining
    Yummy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was our second year of dining here on Mother's Day. It is the perfect location for us, because it sits in the middle as far as distance goes for each one of us. But this is not the only reason. First, our table was ready when we arrived so we were seated right away. It did take a few minutes for the servwer to come to our table but when he arrived, he took very good care of us. Everything was very timely from the time we received our appetizer to our entree'. However the biggest awe of all was how well prepared the steaks were and the side dishes equally as good. We definitely will be returning, it made my day perfect!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I brought my mom for Mother's Day & everything was perfect. The food is excellent the staff is very friendly from the time you walk and the service was great. Our waiter went over the menu since it was our first time there & give us excellent meal choices. I will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit
    AlishaJB
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food was excellent and the wait staff was attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly surprised
    Stacksasyde03
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We didn't know much about this restaurant. When we walked in, we instantly fell in love with the decor and atmosphere of the place. The menu itself was wonderful, it was hard to choose what to eat. It was easy to talk and it felt very I intimate while waiting for our food. The food was outstanding. Very full of flavor and the presentation was even great. We found our new date spot.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Polish1221
    Polish1950
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Best Chilean Sea Bass dinner we've ever had! Great menu in general.....something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good place to meet friends
    rohnny
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I really like this place. Every time I've eaten there the food is been great and the service has been wonderful.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fave!
    LauraH
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    My husband and I love the restaurant, we've never had a bad meal and it's always a great people watching experience!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but pricey
    InmanparkfoodiesVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Yelp gave it two dollar signs but entrees were $25-30 each for small portions. Food was good but it was not a casual restaurant that they call themselves
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    pickychick
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Sterling Bistro was a pleasant surprise! The bleu chip and roasted brussel sprout appetizers were both outstanding - not the same 'run of the mill' experience. Our server was prompt and friendly. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Birthday Dinner
    jillyc
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Had a great time--food was great, service was great, loved the wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time
    DMac
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Sterlings Bistro is a great getaway from all of the local chain restaurants. Love the brick oven. The decor and set-up gives it a warm and cozy feeling. The food was very good along with the service. We will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.