Sterling Restaurant

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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.
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Montreal
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Table had used cutlery. Steak was very tough. Waited forever to get bill. Not worth 225.00 for 2 people no drinks

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AA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

I was charged 75$ for a kids meal pasta and shrimp .. half of it was not even eaten and I was not told it would be more than the price of a fillet mengion to get my son a pasta dish

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SC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

Un jeudi soir à 19 heures un bébé qui pleure durant plus d une heure à côté de notre table est très déplaisant .... avec une facture de plus de 300 dollars en serais entendu que l administration s’en mêle mais non rien ...
suis pas allé mangé au mcdo
Ducu points final

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M
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can consider this a plus or negative, but in all the years I’ve eaten here Sterling’s has not changed. Very classy, great location, good service and very professional.
The Table d’Hôte is a very good value but I personally find it to be a lot of food. I usually order from the à la carte.
While it is a little expensive, the food is delicious and the ambiance is the best. Each visit is a special occasion for me.

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RL
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steaks. Our waiter was outstanding. Great meal. We went there for my wife's birthday and had a wonderful evening.

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TR
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good for my date whit my girl friend. The place is very beautiful ( harry potter )

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Y
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

They asked to be informed, if it was a special occasion but totally ignored it. The steak was tasty but it had way too much fat, about 6 oz of fat on the plate at the end of the meal. I asked to have my appetizer at the same time as my husbands soup, it never came until I asked for it. By that time my husband had finished his course.

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GL
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

7 personnes la viande (steak ) étais parfait 4
poisson étais parfait
les entrer étais au plus tièdes
le homard étais trop cuit
le services étais excellent

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r
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been a few times for lunch with colleagues. This visit was to introduce my husband to the fine food and service at Sterling. I had the Rock Lobster and my husband ordered the filet mignon. Both were very good. I don’t like Mac and cheese so the side was not appealing to me. The coffee could have been hotter but overall a great experience.

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c
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The evening was delightful!
Excellent service, friendly staff.
Beautiful place overall.

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WL
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again Sterling out did itself with wonderful friendly service and outstanding food cooked to perfection. Our friends were amazed by the whole experience and as a first time visitor to Sterling they will return. I have never been let down by Sterling however would love to see a Prime Rib added at the menu maybe a Friday, Saturday addition with reservations needed in advance.

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PK
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I has the christmas table d'hote and the food was amazing. The service was great. Would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone and anyone.

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GB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were really impressed by the service.
The food was very good and our friends really appreciated the special attention for their
wedding anniversary.

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PW
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The steaks are very good. Aged to perfection, although with all the effort they put into preparing the cuts I did not find my Filet Mignon as tenelder as elsewhere and even as tender as when I prepare them at home. You have to really like the maplewood smoke flavour that they use in their BBQing process because it does over power any seasoning. I think they should have this as an option. I like my steak to be seasoned and sometimes marinated like a teryaki steak, not wood smoke flavour. All in all though very good, very pricey but enjoyable. I wouldn't go again though.

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LC
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were here 3 times and it has been the best restaurant I have been to in a few years. The food came hot and the waiter were exceptional. Enjoyed our time.

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KD
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My friend and I recently dined here. It was my first time and his 2nd. I was expecting a knock ‘em out of the park meal and although they got on base it was a home run. We had to ask for butter for the bread. The sea scallops appetizer was delicious. My filet was perfectly cooked and delicious. My friend had to send his back as it was undercooked. Thankfully they remedied the situation rather quickly. He had the same problem last time as well. As well, last time the lobster tail arrived as they were starting dessert. All in all I’d say the prices ate not really warranted. I was somewhat disappointed.

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PS
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We always enjoy this restaurant for an excellent steak. My daughter does not eat beef and enjoyed the seafood options.

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PL
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was just great

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JJ
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. I loved the service the views from outside and I loved the food. Overall experience was great. Thank you for an enjoyable evening. JoJo We will return

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SP
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Basic lunch overpriced and waiter had no ideal of wines or pairing. Alone in the restaurant hearing the lady’s beside conversation..... was better before.

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CH
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was amazing !! Such a nice spot to celebrate my husband's birthday.

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PT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit on the pricier side, but the food is phenomenal and the service is amazing. They even showed us our steak before making it. Bring your significant other here for a special occasion, because it's definitely worth the price.

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DO
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

The parking is too far from the front door for anyone disabled. You cannot drive up to or close to the door. We were seated in a private room but were near to the bar which was extremely loud and we could not hear ourselves speak.
The filet mignon (med-well) was overcooked, tough and gamey.
The service was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous and the server was excellent!

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K
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for lunch during the week. Not too busy, and we had a private table in the corner (which we had requested, so it was appreciated that they arranged this). It was easily accessible for a handicapped person. All 4 of us had something different from the lunch menu, and everything was delicious. One person commented that "I am a little fussy, and there is usually something that I don't like, but this meal was perfect". The soupe du jour was creamy, the mediterranean salad perfectly seasoned. The duo tartare (salmon, beef) was delicious, the fish of the day perfectly cooked (not dry) and the ragout and pasta dishes were equally appreciated (the ragout served with vegetables and a cone of mashed potatoes on the side, the pasta with just the right amount of sauce). The daily dessert (double chocolate torte with fruit sauce was yummy.

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J
Montreal
20 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Plat soigné et bien présenté, service moindre si vous ne prenez pas de vin attention si vous prenez eau pétillante il remplisse les verres pour ouvrir d autres bouteilles sans vous le demandez . Ce service de moindre qualité a entaché notre soirée

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M
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food. Meat was very good but sides were not inspiring. Very good, attentive service. Will come back to try again. Was a bit noisy, difficult to hear conversation amongst guests at the table.

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FO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you get a chance to meet the manager, he’ll be pleased to give you a tour.

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DF
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and very different then rugular higher class restaurants. First time there but will foresure go back a few times a year. Best plates we ever both had .
And special thanks to our waitress Charlie

Merci !

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A
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Steak was awesome they show you your cut before they cook it.

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A
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food. Onion soup is best I ever had. Steak superb. Serve staff exceptional, attentive and experienced.

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R
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Hard to beat this place at the best of times

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N
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

c'est un bon resto pour bien depenser son argent! car ce n'est pas donne!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food for a reasonable price! Just the fact that they bring you your meat before you cook it is outstanding great experience.
The only thing that I was a bit upset about is the table d’hôte menu on the website was not the same as the one in the restaurant.

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SC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is the best place to go if you want a very quiet night for your anniversary. We went for 2 year for our anniversary and never a problem the are very kind and helpfull the food is alway very hot and very flavorful and the dessert they brought out for our anniversary was outstanding the waiters and waitresses are very on the ball when u are low on water they are right there thanks for a wonderful time

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d
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

After reading some great reviews, we decided to book here for our anniversary. The restaurant is in a great location with great views, if you get a window seat, which are few and far between. Even if you ask for window seat when you make a reservation it does not mean you will get it. They try to be a high end steak place, bringing a plate to show you all the cuts of beef and even bringing the actual piece that is cooked for you. Unfortunately, even though the cut looked good before cooking, after what looked to be a perfect medium rare grilling, it was very difficult to cut through. My +1 ordered the seafood linguine with lobster, scallops and shrimp. She received 2 very large shrimp, 1 piece of lobster roughly the size of a quarter and what we would describe as mini scallops. Both of us chose from the Table D'Hote. We also felt the waiter was very rushed, almost uncomfortable when serving his guests.

We would go back to try ordering a-la-carte but with much lower expectations.

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DK
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Take your valued guests without hesitation.

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DR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flawless food and amazing service!!! Our waiter was very attentive to our demands and we could not have asked for anything better!!

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RW
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was my first visit to this restaurant, located not too far from Ottawa in Gatineau, Quebec. Ottawa has lost some of its signature steakhouses and I had heard good things about Sterling. I was not disappointed, but as there were only two of us dining, I will await a return (when I can try other dishes) before writing a full review. But the quality of the beef was high and the table service was excellent.

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AM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I made reservations for a special lunch on September 25th. We were reminded via a text message which was helpful but not necessary for this occasion. The building and location was very agreeable. We were met immediately at the door and escorted to a table with a great view of the river. Pascal served us that day and he was attentive to a perfect degree. He gave us time to make an informed decision and explained the menu and wine well. We were impressed by the wine selection even though we are not full connoisseurs. We had table d'hote....my wife salmon and I had a fine ragout. The food was well seasoned, the courses served in a timely fashion and the wine excellent as recommended by Pascal. We live four hours away but hope to return to Sterling when we are in the area.

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