Is nation’s poshest potty in Georgetown?

There aren't separate men's and women's restrooms at Mie N Yu in Georgetown - just a single, unisex restroom with stalls surrounding a central sink area. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
The rooms in Mie N Yu are designed to remind diners of Marco Polo's travels on the Silk Road. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Here are the bathroom's sinks. The restroom is designed to look like an Indonesian boathouse. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Even the soap dispensers and paper towel holders are special. The towels are bundled in antique boxes. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Here's what the inside of a stall looks like. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
The doors on the restroom stalls feature ornate wooden carvings both inside and out. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Mie N Yu is on M Street NW in Georgetown near Wisconsin Avenue. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)

Michelle Basch,

WASHINGTON – Using public bathrooms is like Forrest Gump and his box of chocolates.

As Gump would say, “You never know what you’re gonna get.”

But every year, the very finest are nominated for Cintas’ America’s Best Restroom contest.

This year, a restroom in Georgetown is one of 10 finalists, and the region’s votes can help it win.

“The theme of our restaurant is Marco Polo’s travels on the Silk Road, so each room is a different country of Marco Polo’s travels,” says Mike Cherner, general manager of Mie N Yu on M Street NW, where intricate Asian d

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