About Sterling Restaurant
Sterling Restaurant is located in a charming heritage building by the Gatineau River. From within its walls, guests can feel the history of Gatineau.
Gatineau, QC J8T 2W3
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
CAN$51 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Friday & Saturday
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Sterling Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We took our son here for his 18th birthday and it was absolutely perfect - the staff couldn't have been nicer. The service was perfect and the food was divine. The manager brought my son and his older brother for a tour of the wine rooms. The meal was beautiful, which was followed by a special birthday dessert and complimentary aperitifs! They made us, and particularly my son, to feel very, very special. We could not have chosen a better restaurant for his birthday dinner.
Fillet mignon was excellent and cooked exactly to order. Waiters were attentive, pleasant, informative, and unobtrusive. We dined outdoors with a splendid view of the confluence of the Ottawa and Rideau Rivers. We would return for the meat, even without the view.
Environnement sombre, accueil parfait, service correct mais notre serveur semblait peu familier avec le menu. Menu classique d'un Steak House. Pas de prix à la table d'hôte, pas de liste d'apéro, apéro à prix fort ! Très bon repas, entrées plantureuses, viande parfaitement cuite et savoureuse, fruits de mer excellents. Option foie gras insatisfaisante tant par sa cuisson que son aspect ! Desserts classiques.
Maybe I was expecting to much from this restaurant. I don't mind paying $600 for a good lunch and wine with my familly but the cooks were not at their best that night. Everything tasted good but my wife's carré d'agneau was hard to chew and all our steaks(3) were over cooked. This restaurant is supposed to be known for their meats. Sorry. that evening there was a big group there for an anniversary making the place very noisy. Kids were running around our table like they were at home.
Food was really good though the steaks were slightly over-cooked. Impeccable service at the beginning went downhill fast when our waiter took the table next to us on a 10 minute tour of the restaurant right as we finished our appetizers. Nice special occasion desert was brought out several minutes before the remaining desserts were ready.
J'ai cessé d'aller à ce restaurant il y a maintenant plusieurs années. Les raisons principales étaient, le coût élevé en rapport avec le service obtenu. Lorsque tu paies ce prix pour un repas, je ne m'attends pas au même service qu'au restaurant du cartier. De plus, la marge de profit prélevé sur le vin était déraisonnable. Je n'ai aucune critique quant à la nourriture, elle y est toujours excellente et c'est d'ailleurs, ce qui m'a manqué le plus en refusant d'y aller. Cette fois-ci, je me suis dit, pourquoi ne pas donner une deuxième chance. La nourriture y est toujours aussi délicieuse. En revanche, le service n'a pas changé. Il n'y a aucune raison possible, qui justifie devoir demander ma corbeille de pain à quatre reprises, ou que j'ai à attendre un temps incroyable pour que l'on prenne ma commande.
En résumé, bien qu'un peu plus dispendieux, je vais continuer d'y mettre le prix et aller au Signature (Cordon Bleu). Et si le Sterling désire obtenir une idée de ce qu'est un excellent service à un prix raisonnable, je suggère au dirigeant d'aller faire un tour au Vittoria Trattoria sur le marché by.
Weather was on our side. We sat on the deck facing the Gatineau. Great ambiance
Staff including the Maitre were all super attentive making the meal extra special
Great wine from a large list of fine wines and spectacular meat from the aged on site beef, perfectly prepared to our specs made for a perfect meal
Can't wait to return
We had such an amazing night at Sterling! I brought my boyfriend and his family as a suprise for his birthday. We had never been there before, but I had read so many great reviews about the restaurant that I knew he would love it! The staff serving our table were extremely friendly and approachable, and even had a little birthday surprise set up for my boyfriend before I could even approach them about it. The food was outstanding and definitely made the price worth it. I highly recommend ordering a steak, as they were hands down the best I have ever had! My boyfriend couldn't stop raving about how good the food was! Thank you so much for such a wonderful night!
An amazing experience! The staff were welcoming and attentive without being in the way. The food was an experience in gastronomical art. The wine was outstanding and worth every cent. Kudos to all the chefs and especially the saucier as the reductions were a pleasure to experience.
Our first time at the recommendation of a close friend.
The Veggie soup was awesome, best caesar salad that i have ever had. Steak along with accompanied veggies was very good.
Service was good. Very attentive and overall a great experience.
If you want a great meal, i highly recommend.
Started off perfect - Excellent appetizers (Oysters, Kale Salad, Escargot, Beef tartar) and greeted with exceptional service. - Also accommodated us moving inside the restaurant after it was a bit cold outside with the beautiful view.
Once appetizers were finished, service and food were mediocre.
It took approximately 45- An hour to get our steaks (Top Sirloin - medium rare, 2x NY Steaks - rare). Our waitress kindly reminded us that our food would not take much longer, as it usually doesn't take that long. Unfortunately, my steak was dry and overdone and my partners steak was done incorrectly. We have both worked in the service industry in the past and didn't want to put a fuss. You could see that the staff were extremely busy as they must have had a big party come in.
We were very full from our delicious appetizers that we all ate only half of our steaks. We requested to have it wrapped up. Unfortunately, our food was tossed out and they remedied the problem by offering us 1 uncooked steak. Fortunately, we had a BBQ the next day, so it worked out.
For the price point of the restaurant, I do expect exceptional service. The service at the beginning was phenomenal, but went down hill after the restaurant was busy (it was a Saturday). I would say I received the same service as an East Side Marios (Friendly greeting and and limited communication).
I still tipped 22% since both my partner and I have worked in the service industry in the past (It's not easy). However, I guess for the special occasion, this restaurant let me down.
I may try this restaurant again when it's not so busy. You could see the potential of this place.
Went there as two couples for an anniversary. Cost was expensive..$140 for two people for just two steaks and two drinks.
Food and service was average.. not better than keg/outback or any other regular steak place.
Service was below average.. Sat around with empty drinks for at least half hour.
Two positives was the beautiful view from the patio and the manager/owner that gave us a tour of the place when he found out it was our first time.
Manager/owner told us we would be shown the steaks before it was cooked but it didn't happen. I did see it was done for some others but apparently not for everyone.. :$
If you want fine dining... Go somewhere else.
Excellent repas. Excellent service dans une ambiance de grand restaurant à la "Charlevoix", proche de la rivière! L'odeur du bois qui chauffe les viandes se répend doucement dans toute la bâtisse pour créer une atmosphère authentique très spéciale!
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