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“Sterling Restaurant”
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Ranked #5 of 671 Restaurants in Gatineau
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $5,875
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: District des Riverains
Description: Our restaurant's name reflects the quality of the meat that is served. Sterling Silver's remarkable breeding philosophy produces the highest quality of meat in Canada. Not only does Sterling Silver ensure incredible taste and tenderness, it surpasses any expectations.
Reviewed November 8, 2012

A recent visit to Sterling was a wonderful experience. A warm dining room with old world charm, and outstanding service matched by a menu which did not disappoint. An extensive wine menu that extends beyond most reaches but offers great wines at reasonable cost.
The silver lining was the "maitre d'hotel" who offered to give us a tour of the entire premises including kitchen ( along with explanations about their "sterling aged meats") and wine cellar .
Our foursome had a terrific outing and will definitely return in the near future.

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Thank ONsafaris
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Impeccable service
Extensive wine list and alcohols
Incredibly tasty food
Superb ambiance

That sums it up for us! We were a party of three who ate at this restaurant on Saturday, October 20 (for the first time). From the moment we walked in, we knew it was going to be good; the decor is very relaxing, very "old world charm" feeling. The location is perfect (right across the road from the Gatineau River) and must be beautiful in the summer when you can sit outside on the patios. However, it was October and we sat inside at the ground floor part of the restaurant which was perfect for us (I think there were about 7 or 8 tables total) which meant a low noise level, ideal for conversation. Dominique was our waitress (a total professional) and she was pleasant, helpful and really good at what she does. The French onion soup was pronounced as "delicious", the Ceasar salad was wonderful and the three steaks were melt in your mouth good! The frites maison (ordered by all three of us) were the best we had tasted in a long time but way too much for us to eat! All in all a memorable meal and pronounced by my father, who is visiting from England, as the highlight of his visit!

We had a chance to watch the master griller cooking steaks (what an artist), and Mr. Ahmed Belharakat took us on a tour of the restaurant, including their wine cellar (oh my, do they have a wide selection). This has now become our favourite restaurant and we will definitely return.

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Thank Susan R
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

"When in Rome..." you eat steak. Went for a birthday party and enjoyed the visit. Good food all around. Not gourmet but steakhouse good. Typical menu choices all prepared above average. As the name suggests they serve "sterling" beef. In case you're wondering....Sterling is the American equivalent of Canadian Prime. Usually it will have a better marbling (MORE FAT, YUM). Personally I hate the direction most meat suppliers have gone because of the outcry for lean, tasteless products.The answer isn't to make meat lean so you can eat it 4 times a day....the answer is to eat BETTER TASTING meat less often. IMO. I'd love to see a section of the industry tackle that "gourmet" niche, without the crazy cost of Kobe.... Imagine a nice marbled pork roast.....Mmmmmmmm. You know that awesome fatty Rib steak they serve at Shwartz's in Montreal...like that!!! Anyway, back to the review....The maple wood fire is KEY. NO nasty propane flavors. The wine list is as good as any (and better than Bekta....much better). Some reasonably priced BIG wines. Our server was surprisingly knowledgeable about the wines offered...a pleasant surprise. If I could change it, I would offer a bit more variety on appetizers and especially sides but you have to draw a line somewhere I guess. Overall, I enjoyed my visit and would go back.

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Thank Pesterer
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

This was our first time to this restaurant and was based on many recommendations from friends and business colleagues . We had tried to go before but was always full when we tried. We saved it for a romantic 40th birthday dinner. It was amazing, the table was perfect – a ½ curved booth with view of the room and entertainment. The staff was very friendly and helpful on picking the right food. He had the Papa cut of steak – was so good! She had lobster tails 3 pieces, she is a light eater and really only wanted two, but went for it. Glad she did was the best by far she has ever had. Truly amazing taste and presentation and she ate it all!
Although higher priced very much worth it. The waiter was super, everything was done 100%. They brought a birthday desert for two (nice touch) – was so yummy. He is not a desert guy, but loved it too!
Best restaurant in Gatineau and maybe Ottawa area.

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Reviewed September 22, 2012

I really enjoyed the atmosphere, the service, the presentation, and the food. The waiters are very professional, unobtrusive, yet very friendly. We got a tour of the wine cellar and the cooking area. Excellent evening overall!

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Thank Sue N
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