Downtown Ocotillo’s three signature restaurants are all fired up

Rock Lobster

The new Rock Lobster is The Sushi Room reinvented, promising fun, energy and the authentic creativity of Teppanyaki. Rock Lobster has 20 to 25 menu items and all of The Sushi Room favorites. A huge Sake line-up, Asian beers and spirits add to any occasion. The Teppanyaki Room is perfect for special events and celebrations. This is downtown Ocotillo’s place to party, an exciting night out and affordable for families; happy hour daily. Reservations are suggested for the Teppanyaki tables. Call 480-821-9000 or visit

CHoP Chandler

CHoP Chandler is Chandler’s first locally owned steakhouse and grill featuring steak, seafood and the new burger bar menu. The 10 mouthwatering $9.95 burger choices include the Classic Cheeseburger, Bacon Bleu, Patty Melt, Mushroom Swiss, Portobello, Veggie, Turkey, Green Chile and more. In addition, the simply prepared seafood, seasonal fish and nightly specials are cooked to perfection on the seven-foot mesquite hardwood grill. Salads, fresh vegetables, desserts, vegetarian and lighter fare options also grace the menu. Enjoy an extensive wine list, beers and spirits. Happy hour is from 4:00-6:00 p.m. ChoP’s private dining area accommodates parties of 50, is equipped and perfect for business meetings. CHoP Chandler’s new fall specials: Monday – Rib Night for two is $39.95 (choice of baby back or prime rib); Tuesday – Choice of two burgers, two sides and a bottle of wine for $29.95; Wine Down Wednesdays offers select bottles of wine at half price. Open at 4:00 p.m. Call 480-821-0009 or visit for more information.

The Living Room

The Living Room wine café and lounge has been drawing crowds in Chandler’s downtown Ocotillo neighborhood since opening in 2009. The locally owned group is opening the innovative wine concept in Market Street at DC Ranch mid-October. Heating up the kitchen is The Living Room’s new executive chef, Paul Steele, who will oversee both locations. Paul has a resume that includes Silverleaf Country Club, Fox Restaurant Concepts, Tarbell’s and Phoenix Public Market Cafe. The Living Room is all about hospitality and staying true to their mantra of love, laugh and lounge. All ages are welcome. The Living Room is truly the modern day version of the Irish Pub and neighborhood unrushed hangout; it’s a chill lounge, says owner Tom Kaufman. Experience sharable food, 25 wines and sangrias by the glass, a handpicked list of wines by the bottle, beers and a full line of spirits in soft seating or on one of the cozy patios. Call 480-855-2848 or visit