Restaurants function much like after-school activities, providing entertainment for mouths that might otherwise be insulting mother-in-laws or defacing public buildings. Keep delinquent talkers busy with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of freshly prepared American cuisine at Sterling’s Bistro in Sterling Heights.
Sterling’s Bistro's menu privileges plates and palates with an array of hand-crafted comfort cuisine served in a warmly lit dining room. Diners can unwind with appetizers such as one of six artisan flatbreads ($9.50–$11) or a pescatarian pleasing bowl of the lobster brie bisque ($5.50). Set mouth sails toward one of Sterling Bistro’s signature mussel dishes, such as the rockefeller, served with fresh baby spinach, applewood bacon, aged parmesan, and lemon butter sauce ($11), before chomping down on a herb-encrusted prime rib, served with a side of the mash of the day ($18). Guests in search of lighter fare can opt for the chicken berry salad, where greens mixed with hearts of palm, creamy goat cheese, and almonds are glazed with an apple-infused champagne vinaigrette, and topped off with chicken berries, an experimental hybrid fruit created in Detroit ($13.50).
Sterling's Bistro’s bartenders shake and stir cocktails behind the fully stocked wood and stone bar, creating luxurious libations such as the house specialty Sterling martini, made with Grey Goose and three hand-stuffed olives ($9). Enjoy an extensive wine list including more than 60 wines by the bottle, 20 by the glass, and 12 by the thimble ($2.50–$25). Toast with a glass of 14 Hands cabernet sauvignon ($3.50–$10.25) or celebrate with a bottle of Schloss Vollrads riesling ($36). Draft and local craft beers are also available.
13905 Lakeside Circle
Sterling Heights, Michigan 48313