This week in Dish: The Living Room, a cozy little pub/restaurant in West Boynton Beach. With a quirky, decorative touch and plenty of mismatched tables made to look like miniature living rooms, it's the kind of restaurant you can really feel at home in. Sometimes too much so. Check out this excerpt from the full review.
My friends and I were lounging in the cushy, mismatched
chairs arranged around our own little section of the Living Room in
Boynton Beach. We were pretty full, having just eaten an eclectic meal
that included pear and Havarti pizza and a rustic English pie with
steak and mushrooms. And we were slightly buzzing from pints of Starr
Hill IPA ($5.50) and glasses of sweet, red wine. Having had a few
glasses herself, one of my friends, Cristina, decided to stretch out
across the length of a sleeper chair parked in the center of the
secluded den. We didn't realize she had actually fallen asleep until
one of the waiters came by and started to laugh. "I think your friend
is conked out," he said.
Yep, she was so comfortable, she totally fell asleep. But surprisingly,
owner Lisa Mercado (formerly of Boca Muse, Red Lion) says that's not uncommon at her homey restaurant.
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Customers there really feel like they're at ease, whether it's a result
of the eclectic pub food Mercado produces or the live, nightly music
emanating from the bar-side "stage."