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About Sterling's

Located right in the hub of Boston’s lively Financial District, above the action in Faneuil Hall, Sterling’s is a stylish, open concept venue combining upscale lounge and vintage bar.

The menu is rich with American cuisine ranging from fresh local sea fare and nutritious salads to mouthwatering flatbreads and exciting appetizers. Sterling’s has a handcrafted cocktail-focused concept that has been described as classic with an unconventional twist.

In the summer, Sterling’s is an ideal lunch or after work spot with its spacious outdoor patio and its 360-degree bar which appeal to both tourists, locals and businessmen and women. Able to accommodate intimate dining, large parties and functions, Sterling’s is the perfect destination for your next downtown outing.

60 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Gastro Pub, Oyster Bar

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 1:00am
Saturday: 3:00 pm - 1:00am
Sunday-Closed for the Winter

Cross Street:
Congress Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 531-8200

Website:
http://www.sterlingsboston.com/

Parking Details:
Many lots within walking distance. Validation and a discount at the 75 State Street Parking garage.

Public Transit:
Orange Line-State Street Stop
Blue Line-State Street Stop
Green Line - Government Center Stop

Private Party Facilities:
A sophisticated atmosphere inside with high ceilings and chandeliers created the perfect space for cocktail parties and corporate events. Our beautiful dining room is available for private and semi-private events.

Private Party Contact:
Alyssa McCourt: (844) 568-7448

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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food

3.8

service

4.1

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3.8

value

3.2

Noise

Moderate

71% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Sterling's is one of my favorite places to meet friends for drinks. At night you really have to make a reservation because it gets really busy. Prices are average too.

Tags: Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Nice outdoor seating area with views of Faneuil Hall. Food was good.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Room was uncomfortably cold.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Inside seating - waited 10 minutes to be asked if we had been attended to. Caesar salad was very plain, chicken was over cooked.

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·Dined on August 14, 2017

The service was great and the food was good. I loved the outdoor seating. It was kinda of hidden which I really liked. My only complaint is how small the menu was. The only thing I really liked/wanted was all out.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Food was subpar at best. Great outdoor space though!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 21, 2017

This was my second visit to Sterling's for a business lunch. The weather was lovely and we were seated outside. The patio is very large and holds many tables. Our waiter was prompt, pleasant, and our orders arrived quickly. Another staff membe served and cleared - both were professional and courteous. Clearly used to patrons watching the clock which is most appreciated! Cobb salad was ample and fresh.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Beautiful night to be outside with the happy hour crowd. Appreciated the reservation in the crazy happy hour time. 2 diners had fish Taco's which were just ok and had been rated well recently. Other pub food was acceptable.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Although we did have a reservation I was surprised and disappointed by the kitchen's inability to meet our needs We did have a large group of 14 but they should not have been surprised and could have prepared better. They did not have enough food to meet requests of the guests, and not everyone was served at the same time. My pasta dish was served last and others had finished their meal by that time
Their saving grace was our waitress Alexis, she was very kind and attentive to our needs while apologizing for fact kitchen could not provide food we ordered.
It was a great location and the food we received was good so we might consider them again

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on May 10, 2017

I usually enjoy the experience there, particularly for business lunches but my sandwich was soggy and the salad had too much dressing.

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on April 28, 2017

service was abominable. bus server could not even identify our dishes and there were long waits in between drink orders. i was sitting for almost 30 min before someone came by. and unless there is inventory to support it, the kicthen takeovers are a bad idea. you may save overhead, but when you're missing avocados on an already limited mexican food truck menu it's simply unacceptable.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Nice outdoor setting. Turkey Burger is the best around. Buffalo Chicken Meatball appetizer is great.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Met friends for a quick bite before attending an event in the State Room. Although the menu is limited, I had a fish taco that way beyond my expectations. My 3 friends were all pleased with their meals, as well. Although we were surrounded by a loud after-work crowd, we had a great time there! Once we left the upstairs event we returned to Sterling for a cocktail.

I must comment on the amazing service! There was a bartender and only one server for the entire restaurant! She (sorry I forget her name) was masterful in handling the crowd and keeping everything straight! Kudos to her professionalism!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 5, 2017

This place is a hidden gem in Boston's financial district. Great food, great service and the price was very reasonable. I'll definitely go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Food was a underwhelming. Had a simple Cobb salad and it was too dry for my taste.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on January 17, 2017

We reserved a table at Sterling's after work for 4 - usually after work Sterling's is very busy - but I guess Tuesday nights aren't their busy period. There were very few tables taken. The service was friendly and prompt. The menu short but varied, the food delicious and speedily delivered. We had oysters (raw, local, fresh), seafood chowder, onion soup, a couple of flatbreads, the fish and chips and the soba noodle salad with tuna. Everyone was happy with the meal. We had a couple of reasonably priced bottles of wine to boot. In the summer, the outdoor patio is fantastic, but crowded. Sterling's is always a good time.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Outstanding Value, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2016

The server was rude and clearly rushing us with no regard for our experience. Would not go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Tater tot nachos are the best but very filling. If there is only two of you be aware that you will fill up them. Dinner portions are perfect too

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2016

The location of the restaurant was nice and we were seated right away at 7PM but the vinyl booth seats had holes worn in them and looked dirty. We ordered raw oysters as an appetizer and while they definitely were not the best oysters i've ever had they were still pretty good. My husband ordered the fish and chips, which he liked, but I ordered the short-rib grilled cheese and could barely eat any of it. The sandwich bread was very soggy from whatever sauce they put on it and the bread wasn't even toasted, no less grilled. I wouldn't return.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2016

Great for lunch. Really nice room.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2016

I was a bit disappointed with Sterlings. The biggest problem was it was dead, and they were playing country music, the result was it was a failed atmosphere. One of our entrees was good (The Sterlings Burger), the other was not at all how it was described (The Short Rib Grilled Cheese). It was more like a sloppy joe. The service was really good, which was the only reason that we didn't get up and leave. I felt that we had wasted the one night we have to go out to eat.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Smaller place than expected but very nice atmosphere. Food was great with unique options and all for a good price. Everyone was very friendly too. I'd definitely go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2016

Having a business lunch on a Monday in November in a place known for their outdoor patio, it was pretty quiet, which was nice. I imagine after work on a Thursday the place is packed, given the location, so it is a good thing the food is on point.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2016

Went there expecting lobster as advertised, but no lobster was available. Ordered fish and chips which was tasteless, greasy, and absolutely terrible. Ordered the Thai salad as well which was not fresh, watery, and the noodles were poorly prepared in the salad-"gummy noodles". We were very disappointed with the "meals. It really is just a "bar scene "restaurant with "pricey bar food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2016

Solid restaurant, great food. Would have given 5 stars but interior needs some work. Tables were sticky, benches dingy. Small changes this place could be 5 stars.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 29, 2016

Amazing flatbreads

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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2016

The location is lovely if you sit outside. However, the food was really not very good. I ordered the soba noodle salad. The lettuce was wilted and old, and there were only a few soba noodles. Plus, the salmon that I ordered with it was really over cooked. I won't return!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2016

Sterling's is a great place to get lunch, dinner or just have a drink. The beer selection is great and we especially love the appetizers.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 1, 2016

Sterlings was a target for the $1 oysters, close to our office, and outdoor dining. The service was mixed. Our first waitress was very nice, attentive, and efficient. She left and the second waitress was absent. As for the food, the oysters were a draw at only $1 but they were not great. The staff could not tell me where they are from and they were not cleaned well. I had the fish tacos. Pretty good, nothing to write home about. The beer list was adequate with something for everyone. The outdoor atmosphere was good for the evening. I am not sure if I would go back. I am not against it, just not sure I could really recommend it.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2016

A great summertime outdoor dining spot for lunch.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 5, 2016

Food was blah, sounded good but very bland dull food. Loved my blueberry crush drink. My boyfriends steak tips were not cooked right and tough. My salad tasted like a fridge. There are so many wonderful restaurants in Boston...go to a different one and not sterling.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 30, 2016

If you go, have to have the crab cakes - best I have had.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on June 20, 2016

I work in the financial district and met 4 other friends at Sterling's for drinks and appetizers. We had oysters ($1 ea.) on special , a couple of flat breads and crab cakes. Everything was very good. Our server and hostess was a attentive and pleasant. I had been there before when it was more crowded and I will end with I would highly recommend Sterling's as long as it is not too crowded.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 24, 2016

Nice classy spot downtown for a business lunch. Food and service were good. Looks liek a cool outside bar as well. Will go back at happy hour next time I am in Boston.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2016

Serve slow. Food overcooked.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 26, 2016

Busy on a rainy day. Nice to see the place full and bustling.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 14, 2016

Great dining experience. We met for lunch (myself and a client.) Only down side was the parking in the building was more than (well as much as) the lunch for two of us! That was strange. They should cover/validate parking for a 2 hour window.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on April 6, 2016

We always have consistent service and decent food at Sterlings.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on April 4, 2016

Tater tots. You have to get their tater tots.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2016

Food was excellent. Try the Steak and Cheese Egg Rolls, Tater Tot Nachos and the Turkey Burger! Servers were friendly and attentive. A bit of a hiccup in seating a large party (with a reservation) but it was addressed immediately. We'll be back!

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