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Sterling's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sterlingsboston.com
  • Phone: (617) 531-8200
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Kurt Vogel
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Farm to Table, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Let us cater your lunch or dinner event. We have a full range of options from a 10 person business lunch to larger events. Contact us at sterlingscatering@irishconnection.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Our beautiful dining room is available for private and semi-private events. Please email us for menus and with any questions. sterlings@irishconnection.com
  • Private Party Contact: Vinny Polcari (781) 640-0153

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Congress Street
  • Public Transit: Orange Line-State Street Stop
    Blue Lin-State Street Stop
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Many lots within walking distance. Validation and a discount at the 75 State Street Parking garage.
A word from Sterling's
Sterling's is located on the main floor of 60 State Street in Boston's Historic Financial District. Sterling's initial allure is its impressive atmosphere, the upscale eatery's "it" factor is thanks to a trifecta of stand-out elements that includes equally appealing masterfully crafted cocktails and creative comfort cuisine.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Good variety of lunch options and the food was really good and we were happy campers at the end. We had the Ruben and Turkey BLAT sandwiches and there were really tasty and really filling. The Cobb Salad was filled with just enough of each ingredient and the vinigrette was not too heavy and had a nice taste to it. The only negative feedback were on the Fish Tacos, yes the mango/papaya salsa was rich and tasty but there was only one little piece of fish in each taco (3 small soft tacos in total) which weren't even the length of the taco. However, overall the service was quick and our waitess was very attentive. Also, a party of four was able to get in and out within an hour, like we asked! :-)"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I've been to Sterling's several times & usually sit at the outdoor bar for drinks/apps. Usually the service at the bar is decent and has been improving. My husband & I went in for brunch & unfortunately did not have good service. Our server took a very long time to even bring us our drinks - it seemed as though she could only do one thing at a time. It took nearly an hour to get our food (even though it was not very busy), and the food itself was not that great. My husbands omelette didn't taste right with a plastic-like taste, but our server didn't even inquire as to why he didn't eat it. Maybe she was new? Also, an ongoing complaint, whoever is shucking the oysters does a terrible job- there's always broken shell & dirt in the oysters."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "This is real close to my office so I took some friends for lunch. We ate inside but should have eaten on the beautiful patio. We made a reservation but did not need one. The fish tacos were good. The flatbread pizza was ok. You will find mostly high end pub food on the menu. The service was very good."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "lovely waitress - give her a promotion! above and beyond"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The food was less than par and the waiter even said when asked what is good that the kitchen team is not very talented. Great outside area though!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The patio is lovely which is what lured us in, however we were so disappointed by the level of poor service we received. It took 20 minutes for someone to take our drink order, another 20 minutes for 2/3 of us to get said drinks, and another 20 before the 3rd person in our party to get her drink. No reason it should take 40 minutes to get a beer. It was an hour before our order was taken and we were not asked if we wanted another drink. By the end we had been sitting there for 2.5 hours, when we wanted a 45 minute meal. There were two other tables on the patio with us (not packed by any stretch) and we had a different waitress every time someone came by. Erin was the only nice one. The others were curt, unfriendly and in some cases rude."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great outdoor patio for after work drinks and socializing! The food is mediocre at best....but being outside made up for it."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The Food was superb and the wait staff were extremely attentive. The outdoor patio is roomy and perfect for a nice summer's day. I will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Sterlings has a decent menu but service is so ridiculously slow at lunchtime. It's especially hard because we have a fixed amount of time and we always get stuck. Also our orders always get messed up. A little more attention would be nice."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I enjoyed a very solid lunch at Sterling's with friends. The food was quite tasty and our witness was lovely. We sat outside...unfortunately the sun doesn't reach the patio at lunchtime but it was still a treat to enjoy the fresh air. There's a dearth of decent lunchtime options in the area and this is a solid choice."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Too noisy Too much a bar scene Underwhelmed In a good spot but not up to expectations"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We made a reservation and when we arrived they had overbooked so they had no tables and we were made to sit at the bar. The good was just so so. We had a black bean hummus to start (which they did comp for us) but it tasted funny - sort of fizzy, strange. I had their special which was a grilled chicken sandwich on pita it had bacon on it but the bacon was not cooked so I had to remove the bacon. Overall it was just not a great experience, I will not be going back."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We came here as a large group and had a great lunch. Service was great - not one order was wrong in 11 people! Burgers were terrific as was the grilled cheese - fish tacos do-so. Good place for a nice lunch!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "My co-worker took me there for my birthday lunch and we had the burger. Very large portion. did not finish fries. Excellent price. same cost as Elephant and Castle but much better food. Better seating and outdoor seating is awesome on good days. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "The location is the reason why I frequent this restaurant. All winter I have not been to Sterlings once, only when it's nice out do I remember I love this place. The food is nice, but bland. There's nothing wrong with it, except that it's difficult to remember what you ate. On the other hand, the bar outside is superb. What a fabulous idea, you'll see me there once or twice a week until the leaves change. Service is excellent as well, super friendly and attentive!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "We went to an early post-marathon dinner, so it was pretty quiet. I can't say what the place is like on a usual night. However, the wait staff was energetic and fun, the service was fast and the food good. The buffalo chicken flatbread was tasty as was the black bean hummus. It's tucked in the back of the 60 State St. building, and the place overlooks a nice courtyard that's away from the hustle and bustle of the street. To me, it seemed like a fun lunch or after-work happy hour spot. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "We went on Monday night around 7:30 and it was pretty dead - guess it is more of an after work crowd. But the food/beer was great. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "We had an 8:30pm reservation for a party of 10 on Saturday night and when we arrived the restaurant was closed. No call, no cancellation. Terrible experience, not dependable."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We made last minute GALentines Day reservations for 6 of us and Sterlings was very accommodating. Our table was ready when we got there, our server was extremely attentive and always came back at just the right moment for refills or order updates. She modified any food item we wanted and was extremely helpful. My first time at Sterling's and I'm def going back. Great food, value, awesome staff, and great location!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Nice place to sit and chat food is mediocre, service is good"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "This place has a strange layout. The seating is either huge banquets or tiny tables for two. It has a nice big bar, but the dining room is very small. I've had lunch there twice and both times the food and service were good. The biggest issue I have is that the place is fairly new and smells that way, like paint and upolstry, which kills the tastebuds. The menu isn't very large, it could use a few more choices."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "The oysters were outstanding, the Tuna steak sandwich was excellent, the steal tip dinner was quite small, that was the only disappointment of the night"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Loved everything about the restaurant, limited menu - could benefit from a few more choices."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Small footprint, but both lunches were great. Beat slad with crabcake, caesar with salmon. Also split the lobster tacos. ..and our server was very good with suggestions and checking in."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "When coming in with a reservation, there was not many people at the restaurant. The menu selection was underwhelming. My short rib bolgnese was too spicy. I tried my boyfriend's dish (wild boar fettuccine), and that was good. Overall, I thought the food was mediocre. The service was also good."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "This was good but from what I read, had expected it be quieter and more intimate than it was. There was a birthday party and the people took over the restaurant which would have been fine if not expecting a quiet dinner."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "The Glynn Hospitality group has another hit on their hands. This place is small but great place to go with a group, hang at the bar, dates and etc. Love the decor! Great job!"
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "Great menu. Extrememely hard to choose!!! Lobster tacos are a must. Fish part of the fish and chips was a little plain. Scallops cooked perfectly. Risotto a little too lemony for my tastes. Fun atmosphere - very small, decorated well. Excellent service. Our waitress was excellent."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "A great surprise! Food was plentiful and hot. Music from the 80s! Fun spot."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "Beautiful upscale bar with DELICIOUS food and drinks. Somewhat tucked away from the rest of faneuil hall with a subdued sophisticated atmosphere."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "The food was great and the atmosphere was beautiful!"
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "Came here for brunch/lunch with some friends. Service was excellent. We enjoyed the large outside dining area - they even have a large outdoor bar.You're right in the Faneuil Hall area, so we could hear the street performers playing music while we ate. Overall a good experience, I'd go back."
    Dined on 9/15/2013
  • "Eggs? How can you ruin eggs? I ordered scrambled, they came out looking like they were fried and with runny yolks. Sent them back and was given some that were better but not quite what was expected. The potatoes "hash style" were fair, and slightly under cooked. Best part was the toast! Also, they never filled up the coffee cup all the way. I don't quite get why? Let's just say I don't think we will be going back there again."
    Dined on 8/11/2013
  • "Food and service was excellent. Only complaint is that restaurant offered only two desserts and one was sold out. The dessert we got was a bit hard to eat. We needed a knife to cut. Should offer bigger selection and desserts should be delicate."
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "Came for lunch--outdoor seating was great and abundant! Food was so-so, service was great, would definitely make it back here for cocktails after work."
    Dined on 7/29/2013
  • "Right in Faneuil Hall, Sterling's has a great location. The lunch menu is just okay, nothing to brag home about but you can't beat their prices. The dinner menu is much better. Much like Hillstone's downstairs but with a much better outdoor seating area. We did a work lunch and it went really well. Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 7/24/2013
  • "Sterling's is in our building and it is a very welcome addition! Good food and service and a very nice atmosphere. Not large but a good space for client meetings as an alternative to Hillstone's, which can be loud, or McCormick's (which is ordinary). Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 7/2/2013
  • "Great for lunch, HH, and dinner. Food is pretty good - not outstanding but good. Drinks are decently sized and well-made. Definitely recommend."
    Dined on 6/17/2013