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We were invited to brunch at the Monument Restaurant & Tavern in The Town. Walking into the front door, the ambiance is immediately friendly and casual with sky-high ceilings and the inside of a brownstone feel. We kicked off with a Bloody Mary (refreshing, not too spicy, and served with an Old Bay rim) and The Bjorn Identity Cocktail (Rye Whiskey, Honey, and Night Shift Whirlpool) to set the brunching mood. The medium-size menu is contemporary American style and has something for everyone in your party. We went sweet and savory, choosing the Vanilla French Toast, the Prime Rib Hash, and the donut holes. The smell of the french toast had our mouths watering even before our first bite. Four thick Brioche slices smothered in vanilla bean anglaise and macerated black and blueberries-- sweet enough without the bourbon maple syrup. To balance out our sugar high, the Prime Rib hash is served in a skillet and filled with smashed potatoes, peppers, onions, and two poached eggs smothered in a chipotle hollandaise. The tender prime rib is delicious and we loved when the egg yolks ran into the smashed potatoes. If you still have an appetite after your entrees, we tried the donut holes: cinnamon sugar “munchkins” filled with chocolate and served with a vanilla bean cream. With average Boston brunch prices (entrees $10-18, cocktails $10 and up), Monument is family friendly and a casual way to kick-off your Sunday Funday. If for some crazy reason you’re not DTB, then Monuments 40 foot bar is perfect for watching Sunday football with local brews. #brunchesofboston #brunchroyalty #DTB