Order Up: The Living Room
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. 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."
Check out the full review of the Living Room, plus a photo slideshow, when it debuts today in Dish.