Sterlings Bistro

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$30 and under
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A Casual place to gather, get Comfortable and enjoy Fresh flavors!

Expect Fresh flavors with a seasonally inspired menu. Our chefs capture the freshest ingredients of the season, preparing them with their culinary imagination to create a globally influenced, delicious meal for you and your guest.

“Wine” Down at the Bistro with one of our seventy-plus wines from a worldwide collection.

Kick Back and get comfortable with one of our magnificent martinis, always delivered by an attentive staff member, trained to anticipate and cater to your every need.

Visit your Bistro and let us take you places that you’ve never been before!
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j
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I'm so sorry to be writing my first and only negative review on this restaurant that we have loved for years. We are constantly recommending the lamb chops to people. But Saturday, there was zero sear on them and the resulting absence of flavor was a fairly severe disappointment given the over bill total. We are accustomed to getting what we pay for here, but that was not the case this weekend sadly.

g
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

As long as there don’t get waited on by Sara. got our drinks Wrong , forgot the salad, never saw her again until she asked for dessert. never asked if we wanted drink refills. asked for butter three times, the hostess got it. one of the meals was cold never found her, found the hostess to return and heat it up. If it wasn’t for the others helping, we would’ve walked out.

EJ
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve been coming here for years and they provide a very consistent experience, good food, good service, good value.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of menu items. Great happy hour until 6:30pm. Overall a very good experience and will go back.

K
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is fantastic! Especially the surf and turf! Service was good but a little slow:)

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We were celebrating our engagement, no interaction by the server, he did not even tell us his name, he barely talked to us and just sat our food on the table. We love coming here but the service was mediocre in this visit so I’m not sure if we’ll go back. Dissatisfied that I put the notes in my reservation and there was no intent to congratulating us or anything.

OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our experience was great. Food, ambiance, service... no complaints.

BR
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food here, every time I go, the service is excellent and the food is delicious.

B
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner for my love. We had a great time and the prime rib was excellent

JM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was a little disappointed in the steak I ordered but the Brussel sprouts and salad were great.
Our waitress was excellent

KP
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food2service2ambience4

i received the wrong item the waitress exchanged my order for the correct item however 1 piece of the chicken she delivered to me was RAW she took the chicken back had them recook it but everyone was already done with their order she didn't even offer a discount or anything we had to take a bite of the chicken to know it was raw it was sick

LS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice experience as always - Broccoli appetizer was outstanding - one of the main reasons we came. Service was very good as well.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Atmosphere was great. Everyone including the customers were very friendly. I Loved our waitress Nicole. Great service and good recommendations. Beef tips were excellent. Chilean Sea Bass and salmon were some of the best we’ve had. Thanks for a nice evening. We will definitely come back. 👍

c
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food never disappoints! However, the service, or lack thereof tonight, was a bit of a bummer. We had to ask for water refills on several occasions and basically force our server to clear our app plates. Also, we were never asked if we wanted another round of drinks.

It was also really warm in the restaurant.

We indicated we were there for a bday but had to remind them and ask if they did anything

JS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall2food5service4ambience3

Took an hr for our food , our order was 3 plates of the lobster tail specials and 1 order prime rib.
No excuse

S
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This visit completely made up for the previous Sunday's visit! Liz was EXCEPTIONAL!! The food was hot, delicious as always, served at the appropriate times, and we were able to enjoy ourselves without being rushed! It was HEAVEN, and Liz made it that way, after I explained my disappointment in service from the previous week. You guys are back on my first choice list, thanks to Liz!! I love Justin too, but he wasn't there that evening! I will be back, with MORE friends!!

RL
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Waitress did the minimum, food was average, nothing special. Wouldn’t visit again.

OG
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed Sterling Bistro. Only issue we had was that the tonic in the vodka and tonics tasted different then we've received at different restaurants. Wine was great. Other than that the food was great.

S
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience5

This may just have been an off night for our server. He took a while to come to my table, and he seemed to be in a hurry, so I asked for a drink, and off he went. While he was there, he DID ask if I was waiting for someone. I told him that I was, he said ok, and scurried off. After he brought the drink, he didn't even stay at the table long enough for me to order any food, nor did he ask if I wanted to wait for my friend before I ordered. My drink was very weak & not much ice. (The drinks that I have had every other time were terrific!) When I caught him running by me the next time, I practically had to grab him to get him to stop at my table so I could find out his name, and even then, he said it as he continued to walk away. I didn't have any food the whole time I sat there! When my friend finally arrived about 30 minutes later, he seemed to run up to the table, looked right at her, and asked if her martini was ok, (He never once asked ME how MY drink was, and I was paying the bill!) I asked for a 2nd drink, because I thought that maybe the 2nd one would be better, but it was awful too. I just let it sit there. At that time, we ordered a calamari. He also brought my friend her 2nd drink, but for HER, he came back to ask her if it was ok, still not looking at me, then walking away once again. My friend finally had to ask him if he would come to the table a little more often. He didn't come back EVER to ask if we wanted to order DINNER, which is why we came there! He went to the hostess stand (near our booth) but only played with his phone. (I guess he thought that that was close enough to the table for us to see him). Since he never asked us if we wanted anything to eat, we finally just asked for the check. It was $40. I tipped him $20, and we left. I am in the business, and have been for over 40 years, and this was NOT good service. Luckily your food is so amazing that I came back the following week, and Liz made everything GREAT! Thank you for your time!

MF
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late for our reservations because if traffic, when we walked in they said they had just canceled our reservations, yet they still say us at a table the FOOD was awesome and the service was on POINT...

GR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable time at Sterling’s Bistro. The service and food was very good!!

CG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Presently surprised. Food was excellent!! Service was superb. Will absolutely go back.

AB
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Went for my wife’s birthday dinner. We have been there at least seven or eight times and it’s been great each time. We also enjoy happy hour as well. Will be back

KK
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow , it was a great meal! We had a wonderful waitress, the martini’s were delicious and our entrees were all fantastic. We will be back!

S
Detroit
51 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sterling's never fails, service, entrees, etc. Most of the time I have sea bass, had again, excellent. Friends, first time visit were highly impressed with everything. Quieter than usual, this was the last week before school starts. Bar area was quite busy.

JB
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Great food and nice ambiance. Always enjoy. Great professional, knowledgeable and pleasant service. Highly recommend.

i
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, the waiter was knowledgeable and efficient and the bartender, a girl was great. Looking forward to dining again.

RF
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We ordered the meatballs they weren’t hot. Neither was the flatbread. Bread was blah. But entree was good we ordered prime rib and fishermen’s plate was really good. Waiter was okay.

KK
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit and we were impressed. Had the Thursday special (surf and turf), and it was excellent.

P
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little too dark, but sound, service, and food were excellent.

J
Detroit
32 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always a very good meal here. Service is good. Love the prime rib. Very good wine list.

JS
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

this is a must..... too long I have gone without ever gracing this establishment. will definitely return and my wife was also thoroughly impressed.

KH
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was pretty much perfect until the end. I had gift cards that had sufficient funds on it and was told after cashing out that I could not put the tip on the gift card. The waiter was great until the end when he was a little flipit with me and said this card does not do me any good. The only way I could use this is if a customer paid in cash and then I turned around and used the gift card to pay their bill. I had to try to find cash as I did not bring my wallet with credit/debit cards in it. This is the only place that does not allow tips on the card.

AB
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went for Filet and Lobster tail special and the food was great. The only complaint if it is one is that we had to ask for bread 3 times in the bar area. We have been there a few times and will be back

TM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Our waitress had a great personality and was very attentive.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Wanted to like the restaurant, bar area is large. We had a drink in the bar before our reservations. When we were seated we knew what we wanted so we ordered. We weren't half way through our salad when our dinner was served (huge pet peeve).
It was almost like fast food.

BM
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Grace took very good care of us. She knew the menu and guided us in making our dinner choice and tweaked the seasoning too. Bravo.

F
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The waitress was extremely pleasant and new the menu well and she steered us into the correct choices for our entree’s as the food was very delicious

JM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We where expecting a nice dinner and instead received a great dinner I can't say enough about the sterlings bistro and its staff thank you for a great time, I would suggest this restaurant to everyone I know.

MD
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had an incredible experience here. Our server, Sarah, was most attentive, kind, courteous, and very efficient. The Sterling bistro is offering several summer specials and we had the lobster over linguini. Absolutely delicious! This restaurant truly is a gem.

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