Hands down, the haremlike coed bathroom at Mie N Yu restaurant (3125 M St., NW; 202-333-6122) is tops. The subterranean retreat has carved, floor-to-ceiling stall doors around a cluster of trickling sinks and flower planters. And an attendant politely squirts soap and proffers hand towels as needed.
Washingtonian staff contributing to this section were Chuck Conconi, Sherri Dalphonse, Susan Davidson, Mary Clare Fleury, Cynthia Hacinli, Thomas Head, Stephanie Jones, Ann Limpert, Drew Lindsay, Chad Lorenz, Leslie Milk, William O'Sullivan, Cindy Rich, and Jeremy Stahl. Also contributing were writers Cathy Alter, Ann Cochran, and Jenny Sullivan.