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About 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.

835 JACQUES CARTIER RD
Gatineau, QC J8T 2W3
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner
Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(819) 568-8788

Website:
http://www.sterlingrestaurant.com/english/index.php

Entertainment:
Friday & Saturday

Executive Chef:
AndrewVallières

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Sterling Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (26)
Special Occasion (26)
Good for a Date (23)
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Good for Anniversaries (21)
Notable Wine List (19)
Scenic View (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Waterfront (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Business Meals (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Cozy (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Authentic (5)
Live Music (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Seasonal (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Ottawa)·Dined 2 days ago

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

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·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.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 30, 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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Healthy, Business Meals
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Live Music, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Ottawa)·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!

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·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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Live Music
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·Dined on December 29, 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on December 2, 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.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great quality food with good service and wonderful restaurant ambiance.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Wonderful experience to celebrate a birthday. Ukrainian Prime Minister with all his security made it a truly memorable experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Amazing food and service. Sterling exceeded all expectations. 100% recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Waterfront
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had not been to Sterling for many years. I recently happened upon it when I was in the neighborhood and decided to make a reservation for a dinner with friends. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening; service and food were excellent and the ambience and location give the place a somewhat unique quality. Not cheap but good value in my opinion.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

We had great evening to celebrate my new promotion. The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. We will come back for sure :)

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 24, 2017

First time at Sterling and I can understand why it is well liked. The appetizers (clam soup and mushroom) were delicious. The steak (12oz NY strip) was perfectly cooked and Smokey flavoured. Not as tender and juicy as Sous-vide but great nonetheless. Potatoes and sides well seasoned and flavour full. The lobster tail was hands down the winner of the evening. Cooked on the BBQ, I assume, until just set and basted with season butter... amazing. 10x better than boiled lobster. Poached pear with chantilly cream for dessert was also very delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Nous avons été désappointé par la qualité de la viande et de la nourriture en général. Dommage car c'était une de nos places favorites mais nos 2 derniers souper à cet endroit nous ont déçus. Pour le prix, on s'attend à beaucoup mieux. Le service était très bien et l'endroit est très agréable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

This is a wonderful steakhouse that gets it right everytime. They will show you your cut before cooking. We come for special occasions cause like most steakhouses it's $$ but worth while. Thank you! Also amazing wine selection!

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food is excellent, the server we had was rough and pressing.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Although it was unfortunate that a group of tourists arrived and treated their entire meal like a photo shoot and were not respectable of the other customers trying to have a nice quiet and (in our case) romantic dinner, the food was absolutely phenomenal. Our server could've been a little faster in the beginning but he got much better once we'd ordered our first item. Also very helpful with the choices of meat and even gave us some desert liquor on the house (it was my husbands birthday). Would definitely recommend this as it was recommended to me.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very loud. My date was the same distance from me than the stranger sitting with his date beside me, so he would hear everything I was saying. It really felt like we were sitting in a row of dates, like sardines, and did not feel intimate at all. For best value for your buck, the Keg beats Sterling hands down. The only thing better at Sterling was the meat and even then the price difference is not justified.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I was there a few weeks ago and it was great. Our steaks were done perfectly and everything was good except the over cooked $9 asperagus. The frites are great!!!! The double baked potato not so much.

I decided suggest to my family that we go there for my dad's 84th. bday on October 14th... I am not sure who was cooking the steaks but he screwed it up big time. I walked in and it was a youngster by the grill. For some reason I had a bad feeling but you can't judge based on age. I ordered my steak medium well and the steak came back very well done. I told my waiter and agreed and quickly fired up another filet. It came back rare. I got a little angry and told him to just take it away and don't bring me another one. I was very disappointed compared to the first time we were there. The other steaks at our table were a touch off as well on the more rarer side. The service was not as great as my previous experience. Maybe this is due to the fact that it was Saturday and the first time I was there was on a Friday. Either way, it shouldn't make a difference. Our food took over an hour to come to our table. Steaks take no longer than 12 minutes total so I am not sure what the hold up was.

On the bright side, our waiter was MIA for about 30 minutes but did buy us an extra bottle of wine to compensate for the steak screw up. That was nice.

I am not sure if I would go back only because of the cook. Pretty sad because the first experience was great. I hope the cook got a talking to because he wasted about $40 worth of filet and left a bad impression on the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

My husband and I loved the food. We had the Table d'hote with our main entree being the 12% New York Sterling steak. Best steak I have ever had. In retrospect, I would order the 8% Filet Mignon instead as I found the 12% too filling. The service is impeccable without being pretentious. It is quite expensive for us so this restaurant would be for special occasion only and not more than once a year on our budget.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Table d'hôte was good. We had the surf n turf plus the salmon. Soup and appetizers were good. Beef minestrone soup. Appetizers were mushroom and beef tartar.

Main meal was salmon, great flavours. Surf n turf was 12oz NY strip. No flavour at all. Lobster tail was excellent. All sides were great. Only the steak was flavourless. It's really too bad as this is supposed to be a great steak house.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The service was excellent, our waiter was charming and made very good recommendations, the food was very good and despite being very large the space was broken up so as to feel very cosy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The food and the ambience was just impeccable. The service can use a little bit of polishing. The table overlooking the river was marvellous.

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 (Ottawa)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were a family party of 10 celebrating a "significant" birthday. Everything was perfect. We were seated in a mezzanine area overlooking the main dining room which was a perfect location, which felt more private than the main room as it had a smaller number of tables. Although the table d'hote menu offered some excellent selections, we all opted for selections from the a la carte menu. The meals of lobster tails, steaks and salmon, were all very generous portions and perfectly prepared. The service was excellent - our waiter was very professional, helpful and efficient. Our 10 meals arriving together and exactly as ordered. This was a perfect venue for our celebration, and well worth the extra drive to get there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Comme d'habitude, la qualité de la nourriture et du service est toujours haut de gamme. La spécialité de la maison est le boeuf. Toujours tendre et cuit comme demandé. Les huîtres comme entrée, mmmmm........ Belle carte de vins.

Marc le serveur est un as. Un simple regard et il comprend ce que vous voulez.

La table 53.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent dining experience, fantastic service, highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

AWESOME! A truly wonderful evening... Celebrating my husband's retirement and they couldn't have made us feel more special or pampered. Come hungry! The servings are generous and you will want to finish every last bite! While some have complained about prices, you certainly get your money's worth. We were thrilled to have made this choice and will definitely be back next time we are in the region... in fact, we make a detour just to be able to dine here again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Sterling upholds it's reputation for fine dining, the setting has old world / turn of the century charm with very profetional service that is engaging and friendly not stuffy . The meals are well paced which promotes conversation. We attend because of the approach with the beef. The wine menu is very impressive but within reach of most budgets . We had a very nice soiree soon to return on our next visit to Ottawa.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

We heard from friends about this restaurant but we were very disappointed by the food, especially the main course. The steak was nothing special, the sauce was ordinary and there was way too much garlic on the steak. Not everyboy like garlic. The entrées were great though. As for the wine, unless you buy a bottle of wine, the selection by the glass is allright. I will not be back. Value for money, not worth it!

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Nous avons apprécié la qualité du service, le personnel est très attentif tout en étant discret et courtois. L'ensemble du repas était excellent. Nous sommes ravi de notre passage au Sterling.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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