AG at The Sterling

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Farm-to-table
Located in the Sterling Inn & Spa in the heart of Niagara Falls AG Inspired Cuisine serves regionally and seasonally inspired cuisine. This acclaimed fine dining restaurant has received the CAA 4 star rating every year since its inception.



Chef Cory Linkson's menu utilizes the freshest local ingredients, and is constantly changing to offer the best of Niagara's Produce. To complement the regional menu, the wine list at AG is 100% VQA and represents the best wineries of the region.



The intimate dining room at AG is best described as chic and romantic, and is the ideal choice for couples looking for a romantic dining experience. The unique atmosphere at AG is posh and refined, while still being the perfect place for a casual gathering of friends for dinner or drinks.



The chef's table seats up to 12 and may be reserved for special events and larger groups. Please contact us for more information.

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What 1668 People Are Saying
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82 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AG is the finest restaurant we’ve been to in quite awhile! The creative menu selections focused on farm-to-table with many ingredients sourced from their own farm. They feature a 3-course menu with many choices-it was really hard to choose as everything sounds amazing, so the four of us picked different items so we could taste a bit of each. I would highly recommend AG to my fellow “foodie” friends.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & wine paring was perfect.
Loved the experience & we were celebrating our Wedding anniversary and it was a perfect choice...

RG
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply awesome. Had the three course chefs menu. Amazing food and service

L
San Antonio
23 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. The serving size was just right. I highly recommend eating there.

KJ
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Jackie was excellent. She was welcoming and patient with us. Answered all of our questions and steered us in a direction in which we had a most enjoyable culinary experience. The AG tenderloin lived up to its hype and was perfectly seasoned and came out at the perfect temperature. The halibut was also delicious, subtle flavors, again expertly cooked. The whole experience was enjoyable, and we would certainly recommend AG to others!!

KH
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent experience! Would definitely recommend and will most definitely be coming back!

JW
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter and experience was just amazing. The food was just as amazing too.

RB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

A unique culinary experience. Each plate was a playful artistic expression of a deep scientific knowledge of food. Group of 6 and not one bad thing hit our table!! The talents of the kitchen staff were incredible. The front of the house staff needs to keep up if this restaurants wants to stay busy! Waiting for menus and lack of personality from the server brought down my review to a 4 star.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Great meal! Will be back!

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and entertainment. Such a lovely place to share a great meal and enjoy an evening out!

M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food great service and wonderful choices on the menu!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing pl

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Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the farm to table food. Everything was delicious. Had the halibut and couscous - excellent. Not a complaint about the restaurant it's about people who come, not sure why they find it necessary to wear an overabundance of perfume, I want to taste my food not your perfume. I wish people would be mindful of others.

R
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Have dined at AG a few times but this time I thought the restaurant looked cold and sterile and the air conditional could have been set a little lower. Apart from that the food was excellent and the Staff were excellent. I am in the wine business and I thought the wine we chose could have been a little cheaper. The price for the wine in the Winery was $22.95 and AG cost $59.00, quite a markup.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was 100%. Attentive and not over the top. Enjoyed the food. Not cheap but you get what you pay for. Don’t be put off by the location and external appearance. Yes it is in the basement of a hotel, but you soon forget about that when you are seated.

KA
Springfield
16 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience. Fresh ingredients, creative cuisine. Very limited menu as the menu is based upon organic produce provided by farm. Excellent choices available. Interesting presentation.

Wait staff very professional and knowledgeable about wine pairings. Elegant restaurant with intimate setting. Great music. Small bar area. Small private dining room available that is beautiful.

Would highly recommend.

WO
Omaha
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh, delicious dishes -- prepared with care and understated elegance. Staff were knowledgeable and helpful with the local wines which are little known outside of the Niagara area.

E
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food at AG was wonderful, fresh and very creative. This is definitely a place for foodies when visiting Niagra Falls. Absolutely excellent food with great local wine pairings. The service was also outstanding.

J
New England
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A foodie's oasis in a morass of fast food. Satisfying and inspired, the prix fixe menu is served at a leisurely pace giving you ample time to savor every bite.

b
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Food and atmosphere were great. Service was SO slow. 30 minutes from reservation time to get my 1st drink. Almost 2 hours for entire meal. I was there by myself, as I saw great reviews and wanted to try it out. 2 hours was just too long to sit for a solo meal, despite it being delicious

TB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! This is our favourite go-to restaurant for any special occasion as they are always consistently great.

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner. Our server was Fabrizio - very attentive and professional.

RA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. We enjoyed each course and the wine options are all local with a great selection.

D
Cancun
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very interesting meal - we enjoyed it and will come back again!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Best meal we had in Canada, after having spent 5 days in Toronto.

NY
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Setting is in a basement of a hotel - Once inside it’s fine. Portions were not large but just right. Waitstaff was very friendly.

DE
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without a doubt, this was one of our best dining experiences ever, anywhere. Each course was absolutely excellent, as was the service. Although this is a farm-to-table restaurant, we didn't expect that the wines would be local also, which turned out to be a very pleasant surprise and introduced us to the quality wines produced in this area. A great find!

A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Price is reasonable considering it's in a tourist area.

e
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience as always! Great food!

JV
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was wonderful. The food was amazing. Overall a wonderful experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. The adjacent table was bit loud. I am sure if we go again they won’t be there

SM
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I booked a room at the Sterling Inn as part of a stopover from Toronto to Pittsburgh (and our anniversary). We decided to try to restaurant after seeing all the high reviews. It definitely did not disappoint. The food was outstanding. The prix fixe menu provided an abundance of choice, accompanied with a great local wine list. We'll definitely be coming back (to the hotel and restaurant both!).

CF
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was above and beyond. Perfect pairing of foods. This was my first fine dining experience and I think my bar is set high now! Thank you for a great experience!

S
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Such a diamond amongst all the other eateries in Niagara Falls.
Stylish, elegant, creative, delicious proper food. A Michelin star worthy.

P
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband and I dined at AG at The Sterling for the first time in early August. We received a small bite of a complimentary chef's offering which was rabbit and radishes. It was delicious. I ordered the halibut with lemon cous cous and summer greens. I was told the fish would be pan seared but it tasted as though it had been poached. Although the overall dish was nicely presented and the sides and garnishes were seasonal and delicious, the fish was not my favorite. It was a bit "wet" for my taste and I would much have preferred a different preparation. My first course was a summer strawberry and greens salad which was quite delicious. My husband ordered the duck confit with summer vegetable ratatouille. He enjoyed the dish very much although he mentioned the duck may have been slightly overdone. The desserts were simply delicious. I had the chocolate chocolate cherry tart which featured a chocolate crust, pastry cream, Oreo crumbs, and fresh Niagara cherries. I devoured the entire dessert and enjoyed every last bite. My husband ordered the pound cake with grilled peaches and mascarpone. He enjoyed the cake and peaches but was not a fan of the mascarpone. Our waitress, Brianna, was knowledgeable, helpful, and attentive. I would definitely recommend AG at The Sterling. I like that someone explained every course as it was brought to the table.

PS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I am a longtime fan of AG. This was the first mediocre experience I've had.

The service was awkward at best. The wine list on the table has only glasses listed. You have to ask for a full wine list. Weird.

The ambiance is good with the music choice being somewhat odd: it was a playlist of women singing covers of songs. Whoever was singing Chris Isaak's Wicked Game did a really bang up job.

The food was very good with a few missteps: the halibut was cooked perfectly but not well seasoned. The venison was similarly cooked simply and beautifully. The coffee crust didn't add as much flavor as you would think but the edamame puree was fantastic.

The real disappointment was dessert: cheesecake with freeze-dried berries. Think the berries from Special K Red Berries. You put the crumbled berry in your mouth and feel all of your saliva instantly absorbed by the berry, followed by Rice Krispy style popping and crackling. It was literally audible through my closed mouth. I am happy that I was with my wife because we could laugh about it. If this was a date with someone new, it would be embarrassing.

Overall, a 7/10 from a place that has many years of being 12/10. The server was condescending without actually being competent.

JW
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was off the beaten path and not easy to find down on the lower level. That makes it a true hidden gem. The menu was varied. Everyone in our larger group found something to their liking and were not disappointed. I really appreciate that it's local ingredients (some fresh from the restaurant's own farm) and top-notch Niagara wines. A definite recommend!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

Not the experience my husband and I are used to at AG...this was our “go to” place for a nice dinner and date. Just very disappointed with our Saturday evening there...random music playing too loudly (not the sexy, jazzy atmosphere we usually get while there) Not sure if under new ownership or if staff has just turned over...service was horrible (waiter had zero personality) The food, however was excellent as usual, but everything else, we were extremely disappointed. We have been to AG many times, as we are local, so just not sure what’s happened to this restaurant. It just seems like any other regular “chain restaurant” now, with the loud music and bad service.

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance and the food is extraordinary! A hidden jem!

K
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised to find this gem in the basement of the Sterling Hotel in Niagara Falls. It was not busy on a Thursday evening, service was attentive, excellent farm fresh items from their own farm. They also provide a delicious room service breakfast to hotel guests as well as a champagne reception in the early evening.

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