school girl crush…on a bathroom

“I LOVE this bathroom!”  I cooed to Chef upon returning to our table in the main dining room.  Call me sick, call me crazy, but yes, it’s true.  This is the high school all-star varsity quarterback. I want to curl my hands around its smooth porcelain fixtures, rub my cheek against its cool white tile.  Yes,  I have a crush on this restroom – the Ladies Room at La Mar on Pier 1-1/2.

The Good:  It’s oh-so-clean, charming, calming, bright, cheerful, white tile, wood, and porcelain, an orchid spray looms over the shelf by the mirror, antique fixtures but with modern touches where it counts.  Nantucket meets San Francisco.

The Bad:  It’s a bit small for such a sizeable restaurant.

The Ugly:  If there was any ugly to it, I couldn’t see it.

Notes:  There are two restrooms, one Ladies and one unisex, that are historic and part of the original Pier 1 that was built in the 1930s.  The restaurant has done a beautiful job in restoring them.  Easily my favorite restaurant bathroom in San Francisco.




5 Comments on “school girl crush…on a bathroom”

  1. Mike February 11, 2009 at 15:33 #

    I give it 5 toilet brushes.

    • gfork February 11, 2009 at 17:57 #

      you’ve been?

  2. Howard February 17, 2009 at 15:43 #

    It’s okay. My sister took about half a roll of film in the bathroom at Goumard at 9 rue Daphot in Paris. They were very impressive. They’re even mentioned in Frommers. “Opened in 1872, this landmark is one of Paris’s leading seafood restaurants. It’s so devoted to the fine art of preparing fish that other food is banned from the menu (the staff will verbally present a limited roster of meat dishes). The decor consists of a collection of Lalique crystal fish in artificial aquariums. Even more unusual are the restrooms, classified as historic monuments; the Art Nouveau master cabinetmaker Majorelle designed the commodes in the early 1900s.


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