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Stearns and Hills Bistro

$$ - $$$American, ,
505 Main St, Melrose, MA 02176-3834
+1 781-662-9111
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (10 reviews)
“ratatouille” (3 reviews)
“pizza” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
505 Main St, Melrose, MA 02176-3834
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I use this pub for meeting OkCupid dates for a 1st date. It's romantic but safe + well-lit. My dates can talk quietly for 1hr or 1.5hrs with drinks + appetizers without interruptions. The music is not too loud. The waitstaff is friendly and nice....More

Thank Silence D
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This place, right across the street from Turner's, used to be a go-to when Turner's was full up. Now it's just...old and sad. Same for the clientele and food; poor lighting so you can't read the menu, slow service...the only redeeming factor was the very...More

Thank cootmom
Reviewed 1 May 2017

My husband & I were looking for a fresh seafood restaurant in the area. Our first choice was Turner's in Melrose but a reservation was needed so we opted for Stearns & Hill. Pros: They have call ahead seating. Huge fresh table garden salad with...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2017

I used to love this restaurant. Not sure what is going on but the prices have skyrocketed. The food and atmosphere are good. It's nice to have options in Melrose but I find myself going here less frequently now due to pricing.

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This place is perfect! Great ambiance, comfortable seating, wonderful and attentive wait staff, good prices, and generous cocktails. I had the rib eye which was delicious and cooked perfectly. Everyone at the table loved their entrees - petite filet mignon, mussels and pasta, NY strip....More

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We absolutely love their pizza, it's fantastic. Also love the beef teriyaki appetizer and shrimp scampi appetizer. Ceasar salad can be great but at times the portion is small and lettuce not consistently fresh. It's a minor point given that we love everything else. Great...More

Thank Suzan L
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Great ambiance. Delicious dinner. My wife and I came to Stearns and Hill for dinner on a Saturday night. There was a short 45 minute wait but we went upstairs for a drink and a delicious cheese platter. It came with some Italian meats (salami...More

Thank Frank C
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My friends meet and have dinner and cocktails. Lobster rolls, filet mignon, pizza and burgers, delish

Thank Charlene B
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We ate dinner at the Bistro with my daughter and her 2 year old child. The staff was very accommodating. There were three adults in our party and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The portions were plentiful with leftovers for the next day's lunch....More

Thank sealover12
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I wasn't overly impressed with this restaurant. From the start of the garlic bread which was slightly toasted bread with crushed garlic in oil spooned all over it. My Caesar salad showed up the same time my meal did. Salad was very lean on croutons...More

Thank Jai C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Main St, Melrose, MA 02176-3834
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Melrose
  • Phone Number: +1 781-662-9111
  • E-mail
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