About Sterlings Bistro

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!

13905 Lakeside Circle
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Saturday: 11:30am - 12:00am Sunday: 11:30am - 9:00pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Just off Hall Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(586) 566-0627

Website:
http://www.sterlingsbistro.com/

Executive Chef:
George Harlan

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Sterlings Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (16)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
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Special Occasion (11)
Casual (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Fun (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Business Meals (3)
Cozy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

Sterlings Bistro is my absolute favorite restaraunt! The prime rib is superb!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined 7 days ago

Since the opening of Sterling's it has been excellent. Sterling's is one of our go-to places either as a couple or with friends. Food is excellent. My favorite, Chilean Sea Bass.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Kevin was great!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food....

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Been here several times and it is one of our go to spots

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

My friend, a previous customer, and I were there for the Veterans Day offer. The prime beef was perfect and we had a great evening. It was a little noisy but I don't know what they can do about that.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We visited family in the area and this is a favorite dining spot. We had a nice table and an excellent waiter (James) I would recommend this place for it's varied menu and comfortable setting. We each tried something different: salmon, sea bass, lobster and surf & turf. Everyone was pleased with the choices made. I had the sea bass and it was excellent, I would highly recommend it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was great. Service needs refining. Thank you.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The waiter was top notch, we went before the dinner rush, so it was quiet, but started to pick up when we were leaving. The food was excellent, my wife liked her mixed drink, my draft beer was a good temperature and had great flavor. The atmosphere was intimate enough for a romantic date, this is an all around good place, we recommend highly

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Nice restaurant to go on a date to meeting friends to birthday parties. Good food, just a tad expensive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always a great meal with exceptional martini’s! Always go for the lavender infused!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Restaurant was clean and nice inside, food was ok, scallops very pricey. Waitress was very friendly.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our Sweetest Day dinner was excellent. Definitely will come again and recommend too. Something on menu for everyone.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great dinner, excellent server, but a little noisy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

All involved enjoyed the food. Nice menu selections. Service timed correctly so one is not rushed.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We love this restaurant !!! Awesome food, and good martinis!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had very good service! I had the prime rib sandwich and it was excellent! Can't wait to try their happy hour sushi!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent salmon dish here. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Have had dinner at this restaurant a handful of times and it does not disappoint. On one occasion, the server didn't listen/do as I asked, but that was an isolated situation. Other than that one irritating experience, the service and food have been uniformly excellent.

The menu is interesting and well conceived and the dishes well executed. It's a very attractive room that has been maintained very nicely, making it a go-to restaurant for just about any purpose, be it business or personal.

Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Our experience was perfect. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and our server, Mary Grace, went above and beyond to make it a special experience. From the food, to the hand written card, and everything between, this was a fabulous dining experience and we'all absolutely be back to Sterlings' Bistro to celebrate special occasions!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food was disgusting. I ordered salmon and my boyfriend ordered whitefish. The salmon was slathered in BBQ sauce and I think it was to try to mask the old rotting fish smell. My boyfriend's whitefish was the same. It tasted like a rotting, old fish. The menus were sticky. It was the first time and the last time at Sterling's Bistro.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The service was excellent. All the dishes served except for the Filet Mignon were very good. The Filet was not prepared correctly - and the second time was but not very tasty.

All the fish dishes were very good per the other people at our table eating those.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on August 27, 2017

As always another great night out at Sterling's..Emily is a great server..always competent, friendly, and helpful!! Thank you for giving us a nearby place to go out and eat.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 16, 2017

We were there early so it was very quiet and we had excellent service. We had the "special" prime rib and blackened shrimp which was excellent as were the garlic mashed potatoes. Also enjoyed the "half price bottle of wine" since it was Wednesday. Altogether an enjoyable meal.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The calamari was delicious as were all our main entrees. The prime rib, prime rib sliders and paella. Definite would recommend this place and will be back soon.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Have previously had some very good dining experiences here but this time not so much. Food was so-so, service was solid, but overall it was just, meh.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Lobster bisque was good, but not hot enough but the steak was tender and tasty. Service could have been better - we did not get bread - had to ask if we could get some to take home after the meal which the waiter obliged

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on July 29, 2017

simply the best, most delicious foods and great drinks. You are our favorite restaurant

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on July 23, 2017

My wife and I are regular diners at Sterling Bistro. We have always been very pleased with the service and quality of the food. It is one of our favorite places to dine.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

The 3 of us ordered something different, our salads were over the top. The salmon in a berry sauce is to die for.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Really enjoyed the Monday and Wednesday lobster linguine special. We'll be back while it lasts. Worth the 1/2 hour drive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Had family in from out if town and this is one of my favorite places to dine and rennet to share the experience. The service is prompt, professional and friendly. The food is flavorful and reasonably priced.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We did not like the food at all! Bread was good but our dinners tasted like they were frozen meals. Mine was too bloody.. expensive too. Was very disappointed to be honest.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 28, 2017

I loved it! First time dining here. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Husband and I decided on a last minute date night. Got a sitter and were surprised to be able to get an Open Table less than 30 minutes before we arrived. Large party with noisy / crying children seated near us. Ordered drinks and an appetizer. Disappointed in appetizer, GIANT chunks of onion inside the Meatball Lollipops. Neither my husband or I ate it. Had the fruit salad and it was okay. Husband got Prime Rib and I got Berry Salmon. Husband loved his meal. He said potatoes were great and the prime rib was well done. My salmon itself was tasty and flaky, but the wild rice and topping for the salmon was not very good. I ate the salmon and ditched the rice. We looked at the small dessert menu and passed. We will not be going back.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Great as always. Had the perch special. It was excellent! Service was great. Attentive but didn't rush us. Drinks were good. Even honored a special request. Great place

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Dad was thrilled with his Father's Day meal at the Sterling's Bistro.
He had their famous Prime Rib, and was not disappointed in the least!
Mom and I were able to easily choose our dishes from the extensive menu.
The service was excellent.
Couldn't ask for anything more.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 17, 2017

First time here. Good selection. Lamb chops were perfection. Service was outstanding.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The restaurant was amazing!! Their signature plate, which was composed of Short Ribs, Scallops, and Risotto was amazing. Prices were reasonable, quality was off the charts, and service was excellent. We will definitely return there soon.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Great food, great service, never been disappointed there.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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