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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Special Occasion (18)
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Good for Birthdays (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Bar Seating (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fun (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Cozy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Business Meals (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Authentic (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Sports (2)
People Watching (2)
Romantic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was excellent but portions were small in comparison to the price.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined 3 days ago

9 our of 10 times Sterlings is great. However, our waitress this time was pretty bad. Salad before appetizer. Dinner right after appetizer. And her attitude was “oh well”...

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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

During my experience it was quite dreadful, their computer system just so happen to be down and it took quite a while to be serviced. Upon our foods arrival we ordered a bottle of wine which took 30 minuets to arrive. Once we received our food, it was cold. We sent it back seemingly to be the exact same plate as we sent it back from. I ordered the seabass and my guest ordered the prime rib. Both ice cold. I will not be returning here

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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food as always. Waitress was nice and attentive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was excellent. We must have had a new waitress because she did not know the menu well but was very nice. All staff seemed to be in a frenzy. We had to ask for more water, removal of stacked plates, bread basket. We will be back but probably on a weeknight.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was great and food was very good. Nice wine selection and ambiance was perfect for date night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined 6 days ago

The food is always good. The ambiance is very nice and we never have a bad experience when we have gone there.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation
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 (Detroit)·Dined 6 days ago

Food is excellent. Ambiance is very good. Great service. Menu is excellent. We have been here many times and always a great experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Although we had been to your facility before, it was nice to return. This time, it was a Christmas gift that we had received from my daughter and her husband. We both loved our meal of Sea Bass and Salmon. It was beautifully presented and delicious, we left the restrauant pretty full, in fact we needed doggie bags to go. Our server did an excellent job. We would recommend this restrauant to everyone as we have in the past. We will certainly return again and it is nice to know that we have this local gem of a restrauant right in our backyard. Thank you and keep up the good work.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Live Sports, Notable Wine List
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I ordered a salmon salad. The salmon was under cooked and a real small piece for the price. My girlfriend sent her salmon back. iNot enough dressing on the salad. I also ordered 2 glasses of unoaked chardonnay which came to $23. Way over priced!! Unoaked Chardonnay is cheap in the stores these days so no reason to charge that much!

Tags: Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Mary Grace was an exceptional waitress. She was a pleasant addition to dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Sterling bistro is relatively close to our home, we love going there because the food is so good. They have a great happy hour that goes till 6:30 PM seven days a week. The service is second to none. I usually get their surf and turf, Which is sea scallops and braised short ribs.No one makes them better. It is definitely worth the trip, so go enjoy yourself.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was great, wait was just right and service super - thank James!

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 26, 2018

My husband and I had dinner here on Friday. We split the ahi tuna salad as our appetizer and each had a filet. It was all very good and the steaks were cooked to the correct temperature. The service was very good as well. Several months ago, we went to Morton's and spent a fortune on a very disappointing meal. This was so much better.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great place. Great food. Reservations were easy to make and we were seated quite quickly.
The only suggestion is to have a few more reasonably priced options on the menu for regular occasions. The Bar tender didn't know what unoaked chardonnay was but the thankfully my waiter did.
Great experience. I will go again soon.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Love the food here, never been disappointed. Service has been superb too.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Steak was bad, had to send it back. The calamari was also really bad, seemed like they microwaved the dish. The only good thing was the bread they served.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our server Brianna was awesome. The pace of service was great. I ordered the New York strip medium and it came out a little under cooked which is ok. My wife ordered the beef short ribs which were awesome. That was our 2nd time there and we will be back soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Love this place, come here all the time.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The menu is impressive, and I really enjoyed the scallops.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We have been to Sterling’s many times and they never disappoint! The cocktails are delicious, the food is great and presentation beautiful!

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Wonderful meal and ambience. Service was excellent! Will definitely return!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Have been there several times. Each time it was a great experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent food and service!! Prime Rib was delicious

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food. Nice atmosphere. Waitress was excellent. Friendly, efficient, knowledgeable about menu and wine. She was in fact so good she should teach classes or train new waiters. A very pleasant experience for our party of four.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Have been here a few times and it is always fantastic. Would not change a thing, diverse menu with something for everyone.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service was great, prices are exceptional, food was fantastic!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I love this place it is my favorite. We took some of our friends and they love it to. I would recommend the dragon fire shrimp, the French onion soup is the bomb. I love the scallops, salmon, my husband loves the filet. I also love the sparkling sangria so delicious. Whatever you get you will not go wrong. Love,Love,Love it!!!!

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Boursin stuffed filet...so good! We had great and fast service. Good drinks too!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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 11, 2017

Great food....

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 11, 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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 (Detroit)·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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 (San Francisco)·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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 (Detroit)·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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