Executive chef Keenan R. Langois (formerly of Hamersley's Bistro and Lumiere) has created a menu of comforting American dishes that run $15-$28 and hark back to the Julia Child days. Expect updated versions of classics such as Steak Diane, with a focus on “farm to fork” ingredients. As for the bar, there's a focus on the cocktail culture of that time, with classics of the day and modern renditions, such as Sterling’s Sling made with gin, cherry brandy, a splash of Grenadine and topped with soda water. Prices range from $8-$12, and craft beers and upwards of 13 wines by the glass will be offered.
The restaurant occupies what was the towering office building’s ground floor cafeteria. Decor elements give the place a swagger reminiscent of the 1960’s, with a mural that depicts images from that time period, leather booths, herringbone tile treatments and cherry-red accents. The dining room has vaulted 20-foot ceilings and seats 80, with an additional 150 on a forthcoming patio.
Sterling's is open Monday through Friday, 11 AM-2 AM, and on weekends, 10 AM-2 AM.
60 State St., Downtown; 617-531-8200