The 10 Best Restaurant Bathrooms (AKA the Finest Loos in the Lou)

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NATHALIE'S | CAROLINE YOO
  • Nathalie's | Caroline Yoo

Every detail of dining out -- from the food to the staff to the music -- subtly, or not so subtly, affects your overall impression of a restaurant. So it's safe to say we can all appreciate a little style when we need to go, ahem ... talk to a man about a horse.

Be sure to check out the "loo chic" of these ten St. Louis restaurants the next time you visit.

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Nathalie's (4359 Lindell Boulevard; 314-533-1580)

You could almost throw an entire party in this large, festive bathroom with its plush circular couch, fireplace and stately chandelier. (Photo above.)

PLANTER'S HOUSE | CAROLINE YOO
  • Planter's House | Caroline Yoo

Planter's House (1000 Mississippi Avenue; 314-696-6203)

Need a little touch up or a moment to gather your thoughts? Check your makeup and updo at this graceful vanity set atop a delicately-patterned tiled floor.

801 CHOPHOUSE | CAROLINE YOO
  • 801 Chophouse | Caroline Yoo

801 Chophouse (137 Carondelet Plaza; 314-875-9900)

You won't forget to wash your hands as soon as you notice this gleaming golden sink.

CIELO | CAROLINE YOO
  • Cielo | Caroline Yoo

Cielo (999 North 2nd Street; 314-881-5800)

A bathroom with cloth hand towels and individual bath stalls with floor to ceiling walls is a luxury you'll not soon forget.

GRAND HALL | SARA GRAHAM
  • Grand Hall | Sara Graham

Grand Hall (1820 Market Street; 314-421-6655)

This stunning restroom entrance showcases a beautiful architectural marvel from Union Station's recently restored Grand Hall.

PRIME 1000 | CAROLINE YOO
  • Prime 1000 | Caroline Yoo

Prime 1000 (1000 Washington Avenue; 314-241-1000)

Striking prime colors and large paintings set a rich, sumptuous tone at this downtown steakhouse.

TRIUMPH GRILL | CAROLINE YOO
  • Triumph Grill | Caroline Yoo

Triumph Grill (3419 Olive Street; 314-446-1801)

A patterned tile wall combines with warm, orange-red paint and counter tops to create a tasteful, high-design space.

SANCTUARIA | CAROLINE YOO
  • Sanctuaria | Caroline Yoo

Sanctuaria (4198 Manchester Avenue; 314-535-9700)

Be sure to look up to see this unique take on Michelangelo's painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

VENICE CAFE | CAROLINE YOO
  • Venice Cafe | Caroline Yoo

Venice Cafe (1903 Pestalozzi Street; 314-772-5994)

The vibrant display of color and mirrored mosaics fills the entirety of this well-known artistic playhouse of a restaurant.

THE FOUNTAIN ON LOCUST | CAROLINE YOO
  • The Fountain on Locust | Caroline Yoo

Fountain on Locust (3037 Locust Street; 314-535-7800)

The often photographed restroom in this vintage ice cream parlor features art deco fixtures and mirrors and striking black marble floors.

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