Sterling Restaurant

4.6
952 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Steak
***Due to the current situation with COVID-19, please be advised limited indoor seating at 50% capacity. You can always reach out to us via telephone at 819 568-8788 to see if we have availability.

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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Noise · Moderate
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BrianF
Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meilleur steakhouse de toute la région et une carte des vins unique

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SylvainL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was excellent and the food really good. However, I would have liked more vegetables with my main course (only got mashed potatoes and mushrooms). I also believe that larger groups should be assigned to specific rooms. We had a large group sitting at the next table and the noise level was too much. It was not pleasant at all.

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Hellodoris4
Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time but not te last one!
Excellent from beginning to the end.

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guyh
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

une endroit super
le repas exceptionnel très bonne cave a vin et un service impeccable

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JessicaA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant I have ever been to. Service was incredible. Food was so delicious. We had a nice romantic evening.

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MattM
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing! Always available for you.

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SamS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was great overall I don’t like fish and the calamari was AMAZING! The chicken tho had no flavour really and the peppercorn sauce was rather bland overall the experience was amazing!

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FrankieC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Sterling did not disappoint. Service and food was excellent.

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Jules
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was really good, very tasty and presented well. The service was great.

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MarcT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

C’était notre première sortie en restaurant depuis le début de la pandémie. On a choisit le Sterling basé sur nos souvenirs de la qualité de cet endroit et notre confiance que le passeport vaccinal y serait respecté. Nous avons été comblés sur toute la ligne des précautions à la grande qualité du service, une belle ambiance et de la nourriture exceptionnelle.

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MartinD
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La nourriture est excellente et le service est super. Je le recommande

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LiseD
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

La nourriture est excellente et super bien apprêtée!
Un service chaleureux!

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sylviev
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice ambiance, and excellent food.
Service rather slow, though.

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LynneB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

j'ai toute aimer mais je trouve le cout un peut elever

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Client
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Dispendieux pour rien. Plat trop riche et service lent. Rien à envier à d'autres restaurants de la région.

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Fabienne
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

We had requested - three weeks ahead of schedule - a table near a wall or window as one of our party is hearing impaired. We did get a table near a wall… under a speaker! As the evening progressed and surrounding tables began to clear, the music got louder. Despite repeated requests to turn it down (answer: either “we are working on it”, or “it’s inside a locked office” 🙄) needless to say nothing was done.
We understand it was a Saturday evening after things are finally getting back to normal, so the place was packed, but there was really no need to add to the din with ever-louder music.
One final complaint: air-conditioning is really not necessary in November.
Other than that, the food was quite good, service attentive. But if you’re looking for a good meal and great conversation, go on a weeknight. Or it will be a very expensive evening of nodding and smiling.

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MavisS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Our go to place when we want a tasty prepared steak over hardwood grill. Waiters were attentive but food was slow to come out, potatoes and mushrooms were more than a little cold

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LaurentC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service impeccable. La qualité ainsi que la quantité de la nourriture ont comblées et même surpassées nos attentes. Un peu dispendieux, mais à l'occasion il est agréable de se gâter un peu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service , was there before and definitely will come back !!

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MarkV
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time there; first since Covid and had a lovely time.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything we ordered was truly delicious. From the onion soup to smokey perfectly cooked steak… perfect. Very happy with our experience

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NancyB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding culinary experience. The only other time we had such quality beef was in Alberta. Everything was delectable. Thank you.

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YanniP
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location, Magnificent service. Steak a bit too much pepper for me but I didnt know to ask for no pepper and fries a little bit saulty. Overall great experience and highly recomended.

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Summer
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The occasion was for a birthday as was indicated on the reservation. In the website, it showed desert plates that were decorated for special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries. These plates included a scant sliver of cake but the decorations were beautiful and celebrated the person in question.
It would have been nice to have received such a gesture, complimentary of course given the cost of the meals and drinks.

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ZLEL
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food ,a bit pricey but worth it for a soecial occasion.

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Oscar
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place to celebrate that special something for yourself or a loved one. great food, great service, beautiful setting.

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JordanE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our wedding reception here five years ago. We came back for my wife’s birthday. Easily one of the best steaks I’ve ever had.

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Jonathan
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food overall, bit pricey but decent portions . Nice and quiet almost too quiet sometimes..ideal for a romantic evening.

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IMVi
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very nice restaurant, food was very good. Service was also very good. I would recommend this venue for anyone celebrating something special.

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TRKF
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were surprised with a "Happy Anniversary" dessert. Thoughtful and delicious.

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vipAlexB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place. Good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband birthday , I call and ask at the last moment to see if I was able to add 3 peoples! They were very nice and open a private room for us even with COVID they were shorts of staff. That was very appreciated and made the evening even more special!

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dominiques
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Stephane as always great server
food always amazing
Stéphane recommendation for wine again spot on

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JoanneB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Je suis très très décue. J'ai commandé un filet mignon avec 2 pétoncles individuelles de grosseur U10 à 10 $ chacun. J'ai reçu 2 très petits pétoncles et beaucoup trop cuits. Ils étaient caoutchouteux et n'avaient aucune saveur. Je l'ai mentionné au serveur et il m'a répondu désolé on n'avait plus de gros pétoncles. Il aurait dû m'en avertir. À la fin du repas il m'a apporté un morceau de gâteau. Vraiment! Les prix pour la qualité de la nourriture ne sont vraiment pas appropriés. Pour les prix, je m'attendais à une vraiment belle expérience.

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Cudgel01
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, knowledgeable,efficient staff. Ambiance very conducive to dining. Noise level acceptable in spite of wedding reception. Tables well spaced for privacy. Excellent food well presented. Best Carre de sanglier I have had the pleasure to enjoy. Overall an experience I am likely to repeat.

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GiuseppeS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The portions ordered were extremely generous. With these main dishes, you do not require any appetizers. The food is delicious. We came from Toronto to come here. It was well worth our while and trip.

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AmineH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was amazing! I recommend the Beef Fritters as appitizers! They just melt in your mouth! I Definitely recommend this place!

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Sylvain
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent steak and dishes but it's a bit pricey!!!

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GerrieS
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a table by the window from which we could see the boats on the Gatineau River. We had the Table d'Hote; serving sizes were good. The mushroom soup, filet mignon excellent. The strawberry shortcake was disappointing - thin slices of strawberries in gelatin; kind of a let down after the previous courses. Suggestion - maybe only 3 courses (choice of soup or salad). The 4 courses were a bit too much food. The service was wonderful; table placement (i.e., not too many) meant that we didn't feel crowded.

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VirginiaD
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot go wrong no matter what you order. Everything will be perfect.

FAQs

Sterling Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 952 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.