HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 7 times today

Sterling Restaurant

4.6
513 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
CAN$51 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Steak
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date (26)
  • Romantic (25)
  • Special Occasion (25)
Sterling Restaurant is located in a charming heritage building by the Gatineau River. From within its walls, guests can feel the history of Gatineau.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Steak, Seafood
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner
Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(819) 568-8788
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Business Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
AndrewVallières
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
Entertainment
Friday & Saturday
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 513 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
EricM 
1.0  Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I have been to the Sterling on 4 previous occasions and couldn’t stop raving about the place to friends and coworkers for the exceptional service , food and ambience ..

On this occasion we were greatly displeased with the service and overall experience .
We were placed in a brightly lit room and then surrounded by other people that we had to listen to talk loudly and rudely . When we arrived there was ample seating to seat us in a more enjoyable setting for our special occasion .

We fully expect to pay for quality food and service and this time we received neither .

We are very disappointed and probably won’t be back !!

Eric Martin

Report
Helpful
AlexeP 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Best. Steak. In. Ottawa.
And of course the staff was absolutely wonderful, offering tours of the place to anyone who is eating there for the first time.
Loved everything about it.

Would absolutely recommend.

Thanks for having us!

Report
Helpful
Riccardia (Montreal)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service, will definitely return.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

Nourriture triste et sans goût; surfaite.
Services sans attention que ce type de resto exige. Le serveur m’éclaboussait de vin a chaque fois qu’il remplissait les verres!!

Report
Helpful
DMMM 
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Undisputedly the best customer service in the Ottawa/Gatineau region by far!

Report
Helpful
ChantalP (Ottawa)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

J'ai adoré le service et l'attention apporter pour la fête de mon conjoint. Malheureusement, la seule chose que j'ai aimé dans mon assiette étais le filet mignon. Les légumes n'avais aucun goût et la patate au four était très sec. Je trouve également que même si la restaurant était vide on était coller avec d'autre client quand nous aurions voulu et pu être assis beaucoup plus en privé.

Report
Helpful
Laframbn (Ottawa)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Nous étions probablement à la pire table du restaurant. Il y avait une petite table de service à côté de nous et nous étions déranger à tout les 10minutes. De plus le serveur à eau ne s'exusait même pas quand il passait la carafe à eau devant notre face au lieu de se mettre à côté de chacun. La seule façon que je retournerai à ce restaurant est d'avoir une meilleure table et certainement un gros rabais. Notre serveur ne sait pas présenté et il est flagrant qu'il y a des services préféreciel.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Beef was cooked perfectly although everything was pretty salty for our taste. Expensive for what you get...the keg's food is just as good for less money. Overall good for a special occasion, but not regular visits.

Report
Helpful
FoodFan (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

It has been a number of years since we'd been to Stirling and felt it's slipped. The service was great but the food was not nearly as good as we'd remembered. My steak was underdone and my guest's was a little grisly. My Caesar was boring with no interesting garnish and absolutely no punch. There was sediment in our wine. All in all, it was a disappointing dinner. If not for preparing the steaks over maple wood, there would be no incentive to go back at all.

Report
Helpful
sultan (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Exceptional service and super delicious food! Very awesome staff!
We go there as much as we can for every occasions

Report
Helpful
HuguesLacoste (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Marc, the server was awesome. The ambiance is great. The food is very good. The ceasar salad is better than other restaurant. The steack was great.

Report
Helpful
MichaelP (Ottawa)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

This was a great experience. My wife and I had wonderful evening on our wedding anniversary.
However, we found that the portions on the table d’hote were enough for two people.and much to much.
Next time i would just order an entree on the a la carte menu and share a starter and dessert

Report
Helpful
Alex (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Great food, staff and ambience. A little more menu content might be a good idea.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

This is our second visit to Sterling and had another fabulous meal. We had the table d'hôte and it did not disappoint. We will most definitely return.

Report
Helpful
NorthernGuests (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Une visite au Sterling est toujours une expérience unique, mais avoir l'occasion d'y passer le réveillon de la Saint-Sylvestre est une expérience hors du commun.

De l'accueil jusqu'au vestiaire du départ, tout a été féérique.

Le Sterling n'est pas qu'une adresse parmi d'autres; c'est une destination en soi.

Report
Helpful
Pacman (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Great quality food and great service. Our night was perfect.

Report
Helpful
JoJo (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

The service was excellant. Best filet mignon I have had in years. Quality of the food never disappoints.

Report
Helpful
Elnaz (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food, service, an atmosphere! We loved the live music. They brought a small dessert with a candle on it for the birthday we had. Such a nice experience. Will definitely go back. Highly recommended.

Report
Helpful
vipMarcK (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Environnement relaxe, les steaks sont excellents et la liste des vins impressionnante

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Everything was amazing!! My son really enjoyed it too! Thank you for amazing dinner! The steaks are done really well!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

It was perfect, as usual. I asked for a specific table to be reserved and they did! I always enjoy my time there and I’m eager to return!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Everything was perfect! Excellent service, excellent food and the live music was wonderful!
I strongly recommend this restaurant! You will love it! Thank you for a wonderful evening!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary and had a wonderful time. After dinner Ahmed took us for a personal tour of the restaurant including their amazing wine cellar. Thank you for making our 27th anniversary truly memorable.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food. The soup was excellent.
Service was great. It was our first time & it won't be our last.
A bit pricey.

Report
Helpful
SkitzyMcFritoes (Ottawa)
1.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

First off, we love Sterling. My husband loves their steak tartar and we wanted to go somewhere special for our third wedding anniversary tonight. We booked a month and a half in advance and had been excited and looking forward to a classy dinner.

We were seated at a table in the middle of a big Christmas party. There were tables full of gifts, everyone was standing, milling around, and being incredibly loud. (As they should, they were having a party.) It was unbearably loud and uncomfortable, so we requested to be moved, but there were no other tables for two. We were simply told that “It’s Christmas”. Having to literally shout across the table to each other and having people bumping into our chairs was not the atmosphere we signed up for, so we left.

Sterling made no attempt to rectify the situation and they ruined what had been until that point a wonderful anniversary. We tried two other restaurants, but given the time on a Friday night, both were full. So we ended up at home ordering Chinese, having egg rolls and resentment for our anniversary dinner.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Delicious meal with great service. Best steaks we've had in a long time. Impressive wine menu.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

I loved my experience... I strongly recommend it... I will surely go there in the future...

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

My partner and I went there to celebrate our anniversary and ordered the table d’hote, soup, appetizer, main and desert for a fantastic price and the portions were generous. The food was incredible and the service was perfect. Highly recommended.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

We had an excellent experience at Sterling. Amazing food and ambiance, with excellent service as well. Highly recommend it.

Report
Helpful
vipJBok (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Great quality food with good service and wonderful restaurant ambiance.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
18