Judging a restaurant by its bathroom is a pretty-dependable metric. After all, they’re part of the overall experience, and they can score major bonus points whenever nature calls, a nose needs some powdering, or a saucy date wants to boink like, you know, now. There’s plenty of competition in this field, but we’ll vouch for the bathrooms at The Publican, which feature spacious stalls with wooden, full-sized doors and a fountain-style hand-washing station that’s almost as impressive as Buckingham Fountain.
837 W. Fulton Market, 312.733.9555, thepublicanrestaurant.com
Best of Chicago 2015