Owner Tom Kaufman says, barring any last-minute inspection problems, The Living Room will open Tuesday or Wednesday on Queen Creek Road between Dobson and Price roads.
The Living Room, located next to Sauce in the development known as Downtown Ocotillo, has a casual-chic décor with comfortable seating and a small patio.
The menu consists mostly small plates like bruschetta and paninis and numerous wines available by the glass.
The restaurant, which originally was going to be called Juice, is not associated with the California coffeehouse chain called The Living Room.
“I always loved the name The Living Room,” Kaufman says. “I kept describing the place as, ‘It’s going to be just like your living room.’”
The Living Room, 2475 W. Queen Creek Road, Chandler, will open at 11 a.m. daily. Info: (480) 855-2848 or livingroomwinebar.com.