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The Stephanie’s Restaurant Group is a staple part of the Boston brunch scene. We were so excited to be invited to dine at their Newbury Street location. Located right in the center of the bustling street, it’s perfect for people watching on their patio, or to duck inside for a cozier meal. The décor inside is covered in patterns and bright colors, with unique lighting making the atmosphere cozy yet sophisticated. Their menu is medium sized and has a mix of classic favorites, but with a more elegant twist than you’d expect. To begin the meal, we started with the executive mimosas, which went down a little too easy—so delicious and so strong! The addition of Grey Goose and Cointreau that make this drink “executive” is definitely worth the upgrade. Our favorite part of the meal, hands down, is the appetizer of cinnamon monkey bread. The taste of this bread is literally sublime. It has a crust of cinnamon sugar coating the entire loaf, but the inside is so soft and gooey; dip it in the icing, and your mouth will explode. For entrees, first up was the lobster benedict—what can we say? When offered, this dish is a no-brainer. The lobster at Stephanie’s is fresh, juicy, and there is SO much of it served on the benedict. Not only does this dish come with a side of crunchy and buttery home fries, but a side of salad comes as well. Plus the English muffin is perfectly toasted, and the mustard hollandaise is to die for. The Carnitas Hash is another largely portioned dish. The spices and flavor of the pork mixed in with the sunny egg and the refreshing pico de gallo help create an absolutely decadent dish. Finally we had the Skillet Breakfast—it comes with the breakfast basics like eggs, sausage, and bacon. What sets this dish over the edge is the cheddar cheese baked over the home fries. Absolutely unreal. The prices here are higher than what you’d expect—the average is right around $19. But, for the high quality ingredients and hefty portions, it’s worth the splurge. If you haven’t tried Stephanie’s on Newbury yet, we recommend making a day out of it—walk, shop, and work up an appetite for a fantastic brunch.