Tribeca power restaurant Megu doesn't skimp on lavish design, bathroom included. Walk in and you have something of an "I'd like all the lamps and mirrors you have" moment.
Megu: 62 Thomas Street, New York, NY 10013 (map); 212-964-7777; megurestaurants.com
[Photograph: Tom Sibley]
Urinals from the future.
MEGU: 62 Thomas Street, New York, NY 10013 (map); 212-964-7777; megurestaurants.com
Smith & Mills takes a more steampunk approach with a bathroom stall that bears more than a passing similarity to H. G. Wells' time machine.
Smith & Mills: 71 North Mills Street, New York, NY 10013 (map); 212-226-2515; smithandmills.com
City Grit's space used to be a schoolhouse, and the trip to the basement bathroom will probably send you back some years.
City Grit: 38 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012 (<a href="map); 646-580-5720; citygritnyc.com
Albeit with improved graffiti.
Vynl's approach to the traditional white bathroom stall is less subtle.
Vynl: 754 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10019 (map); 212-974-2003; vynl-nyc.com
The interior of this mid-Manhattan speakeasy is artfully wallpapered with plush furniture, but the bathroom has a different design. Is that....
Raines Law Room: 48 W. 17th Street, New York, NY 10011 (map); raineslawroom.com
Yup, it is.
It's all marble all the time at the Four Seasons.
Four Seasons Restaurant: 99 E. 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022 (map); 212-754-9494; fourseasonsrestaurant.com
Except where it's a scene from Mad Men.
Fancy Chinese restaurant Hakkasan has its own take on urinals from the future.
Hakkasan: 311 W. 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036 (map); 212-776-1818; hakkasan.com
Is that a TARDIS we see? Yes, yes it is.
Way Station: 683 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238 (map); 347-627-4949; waystationbk.com
And it's bigger on the inside.
Seafood-centric Marea carries that theme to its bathroom stalls.
Marea: 240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019 (map); 212-582-5100; marea-nyc.com
We think this is what the inside of Wylie Dufresne's head looks like.
wd~50: 50 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002 (map); 212-477-2900; wd-50.com
Though the individual stalls are much more restrained.
The stauettes at Qi Thai Grill are more excited about the restaurant than you'd expect.
Qi Thai Grill: 176 N 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (map); 718-302-1499; qirestaurant.com
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