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Monarch Restaurant Review: Monarch, located inside Hotel ZaZa Houston, is a bastion of hip, over-the-top design that draws celebrities and rock stars from around the world. Power up in the morning at the juice bar and order breakfast tacos, a build-your-own omelet or the double-smoked salmon. The best place to eat is on the see-and-be-seen patio that overlooks the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, sculpture garden and the Mecom Fountain, which features bright lights at night. For dinner, start with the Saint Arnold beer-drenched mussels before moving on to the Nola shrimp and grits with a side of “kimchi-naise” fries. In addition to a full bar, there are Texas craft beers and a wine list that includes a Mumm Napa rosé bubbly appropriate for the Texas heat. To end the meal, try the sweet and salty Snickers bread pudding with chocolate ganache, peanuts and sea salt caramel. Be warned that DJ nights and Sunday brunch are loud and pack a crowd.