We’ve all been eating out at a restaurant, excused ourselves to use the facilities, then raced back to the table to tell our table mates, “You have to check out the bathroom!”
It’s kind of an insane thing to say if you think about it—most adults use the toilet when they need to—but that’s the power of a dope bathroom. In most parts of life, public restrooms are drab, utilitarian spaces that just make you angry for needing to go when you’re not in the comfort and privacy of your own home. But at restaurants—particularly in this age of high-concept design—bathrooms are often an integral part of a cohesive theme. At the Forge in Miami, for example, a 10-foot-long naked woman sprawls across the doors to the stalls, while New York’s Momofuku Ko caters to its epicurean crowd with stacks of cookbooks.
Click through the gallery above to see 15 of the coolest restaurant bathrooms in the U.S.