Theme: The hotel's Website promises French chinoiserie, but the sleek bathroom resembles that of a spa, with serene recessed lighting and black, bricklike tiles.
Privacy: Since the communal waiting and wash-up area is so small, you know the next person in line is hovering directly on the other side of the door.
Amenities: Pretty much none, outside of two cool-looking sinks and some thick hand towels on a small table. (Given a couple months, however … )
Flaws: It's not immediately clear whether the circle in the wall that triggers the faucet is a touch button or a motion sensor, and it's difficult to locate the slat in the sink where used hand towels go.
Strategy: If there's a wait, exit the restaurant and use one of the swankier lobby bathrooms, which include a lounge area complete with couches.
Rating: Daniel Maurer