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Dallas’ Most Baller Restaurant Bathrooms

During the pandemic, our city’s top spots doubled down on the destination bathroom, where every carefully curated inch is an extension of the aesthetic, and full immersion is the goal. Here are our maximalist favorites, old and new.
By and | |Photography by Elizabeth Lavin
MONARCH bathroom
Elizabeth Lavin

Monarch

The men’s and women’s bathrooms both have a stall that offers a plunging, stop-everything-and-gape view of the neon Pegasus atop the Mercantile building. The sight rivals the highest of high fare. It’s worth the trek to the 49th floor.

Town Hearth

Step from Nick Badovinus’ dining room outfitted with 64 chandeliers (and a giant fish tank’s yellow submarine) to a bathroom awash in white lilies, sinks full of ice, more crystal pendants, and the disembodied voice of vintage sports broadcasts over a radio.

Commons Club at Virgin Hotels Dallas  

Lipstick-red walls; dramatic, Dalmatian-spotted terrazzo marble tile; and Jeremy Biggers’ pop-star portraits—visions of Beyoncé or Amy Winehouse sultrily snapping solo shots—take the bathroom-mirror selfie to its logical, high-art conclusion.

Georgie

Midcentury modern curves and velvet banquettes characterize the dining room; pop into the bathroom, and the chic gold and retro vibe follows you. You might find yourself so mesmerized that you forget your caviar and bubbles in the other room.

The Charles

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, a shirtless Lenny Kravitz in black and white, pin-up girls of both the modern and classic variety—it’s like a teenage mood board exploded on the walls. Go ahead. Take a tinkle with the eyes of a faux Roman bust watching.

Authors

Eve Hill-Agnus

Eve Hill-Agnus

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Eve Hill-Agnus was D Magazine’s dining critic from 2014-2021. She has roots in France and California and during her time at D wrote…
Rosin Saez

Rosin Saez

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Rosin Saez is the online dining editor for D Magazine's food blog SideDish. She hails from Seattle, Washington, where she…