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Stearns and Hills Bistro

505 Main St, Melrose, MA 02176-3834
+1 781-662-9111
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (9 reviews)
“scallops” (4 reviews)
“nantucket pie” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
505 Main St, Melrose, MA 02176-3834
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

Everything from burgers to pizza to full meals. Their shepherds pie is excellent. Full bar. The building was renovated to fit the Victorian look of Main Street.

Thank roygbauer
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Walked in Saturday night and was surprised how busy it was for a holiday weekend.Asked for Rosemary the waitress and was seated in her section.From the drinks to the appetizers to the meal to the service everything was great.

Thank bigoke1959
Reviewed May 1, 2018

We visit Melrose often and like to experience the local restaurants. It was not a typical lunch time (around 2:30), so the restaurant was fairly empty. We were seated at a comfortable booth and immediately felt relaxed. The waiter was friendly and attentive. I was...More

Thank coolnani
Reviewed March 3, 2018

There were four in our party. Two had the rib eye and two had seafood risotto. All of us were very pleased with our meals and all loved the salad and house dressing that came with our meals. The table and menus were somewhat sticky...More

Thank jan m
Reviewed January 4, 2018

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 Sybil L
Reviewed September 6, 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 May 1, 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

1  Thank Jan M
Reviewed April 28, 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 April 3, 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 March 27, 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
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Yes they take reservations
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Main St, Melrose, MA 02176-3834
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Melrose
  • Phone Number: +1 781-662-9111
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