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Sterling Restaurant

4.5
530 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Steak
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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
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner
Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(819) 568-8788
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
AndrewVallières
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Neighborhood
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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 530 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Underwhelmed by the Bearnaise sauce, lacked depth of flavour, also thought it would come out applied to the steak rather than in a side cup, which hurt the presentation. Filet mignon was done perfectly though, as was the lobster. Would like to try other sauces.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

It was exactly what I expected. There were no surprise the food was very good, service was great. Those are the reasons that I go to Sterling.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We always enjoy our time at Sterling. We have come to expect high quality food, good wines, and great atmosphere. The servers have been with the restaurant many years, and know their clients well. The owner takes a very personal interest in the restaurant, and makes a point of speaking with his patrons. Ask for a tour of the wine cellars, as it is worth the time to see the special wines. It is a bit pricey, but that is the price of good quality food that is always well-prepared, and top-notch service.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great service & great food. We chose Sterling after there was a mix up with our reservation at the Keg. Did not regret picking the Sterling. It is now our preferred steakhouse.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My husband and I went for dinner for his birthday. It was our fist time there and we were pleasantly surprised. The food was amazing, service was excellent. The manager took us for a tour of the restaurant before our dessert. Fantastic experience. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Nous étions au restaurant pour fêter l'anniversaire d'un ami. C'est lui qui nous a recommandé le Sterling. Le repas était excellent et le service impeccable. Notre serveur était très gentil, attentionné, amical. Nous avons tous pris la table d'hôte car le menu était vraiment intéressant et d'un très bon rapport qualité-prix.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

One waiter was superb; the other African American guy was snooty. He must have had a bad day.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

There was a wedding going on. Service was extremely slow and we felt like an after thought.
Food was cold and we felt it had been left sitting for awhile. We had more than an hour between our salad and main course.
If we hadn't been there before and had great meals and service we would not return.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great restaurant! Huge amount of food. Great service.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

An excellent night out celebrating our anniversary. Steak and tuna were cooked to perfection. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Excellent food but the service for refills on drinks was slow - I had to ask the water server twice to find our waiter and for the price we were paying that shouldn’t happen. This was our second time and the first time the service was much better.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excellent experience as always. The best steakhouse in the Capital region.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent as always!!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

First time visiting. We were very impressed. Food and servers were A1
Will tell others about what a great restaurant to attend and will return
hopefully to experience it again. It was a great night. Hats off to the owner and staff

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

This is where you will enjoy the best steak of your life. From the moment you enter Sterling, after being greeted like an old friend, and see the steaks grilling to your left, you know you’re in good hands. The escargot and tartar we’re excellent starters, the sides perfectly seasoned. But the steak - it was the star. The service was attentive, but never over bearing. The wine (we choose a Brunello) was refreshed without ever noticing it needed it. And the tawny port recommendation with the maple Creme brûlée was spot-on. When I’m doubt, ask! They will give you the best steakhouse experience of your life.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I went to celebrate my birthday! Amazing staff, and the meat is perfect, we loved our dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Never disappoints. Bar none the best steakhouse in the Ottawa area!

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1.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent food and service, will definitely return.

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2.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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!!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined on January 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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