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

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (19)
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Good for Anniversaries (14)
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Casual (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
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Worth the Drive (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Authentic (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Romantic (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 30, 2017

Love this place, come here all the time.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 30, 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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·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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·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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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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·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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vip
 (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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