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When You've Gotta Know, You've Gotta Know: Where's the Best Restaurant Bathroom in LA?

Hamburger Mary's restroom (Photo by J.M. via Yelp)
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Is the best restaurant restroom in a swank hotel or tucked inside some four-star gastronomical mecca? Nope. The public has spoken, and when it comes to public restrooms in Los Angeles dining establishments, the best of the best is at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood, according to the 2011 Eater Awards.The home of Drag Queen Bingo and other wild good times beat out Ozumo, The Bazaar, Michael's, Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel Air, and Bouchon--all some pretty nice places. Not to diss Hamburger Mary's, but were the readers joking with their votes, perhaps?

One Yelper gave the HM bathroom a mere 1 star, with this review:

What West Hollywood's Hamburger Mary might need.... bigger bathroom and the cleaniness needs a lot more attention. I couldn't even go bathroom after seeing the monster toilet trying to eat me alive. My snake wouldn't even dare take a peek out of my pant.

Or maybe it's what you could potentially score in there that got HM's loo the lion's share of the votes: "Every time I use one of the restrooms I feel like I should either be doing a line of coke or going home to take penicillin and bathe in a tub full boiling water. Or both." Hey, thanks Yelp! No, really, thanks: "It really is a fun place with good vibes; everyone is always in a great mood and it is quite infectious. (I will just continue to hope the bathrooms aren't.)"

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Then again, maybe it won for the disco ball.