Poopin' Around Town

A guide to where to poop while out and about primarily in and around Boston, MA.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Chili's - Boston, MA

Chili's - 3.5

Open since 1975, Chili's has over 1,000 restaurants in over 20 countries. While it's certainly not fine dining, it's certainly a step up from fast food. For some reason, they seem to be lumped in with Outback, Applebees and other restaurants which serve some sort of fried onion as an overpriced appetizer. I'm a sucker and order it anyway. This Chili's is located at Copley Place at 100 Huntington Avenue in Boston.

Location: Not the easiest to find. After walking through the entrance, head straight. At the end of that walkway, head left and then take a quick right. I'd say it's about 75-100 feet from the main entrance, though that could be overstating it. There were a few signs, just not that easy to see them either when I first made the trek.
Grade: 2 out of 10

Accessibility: Chili's has hostesses, so It's not a free walk right into the place. That said, I'm sure a little white lie will get you past them.
Grade: 4 out of 10

Number of Stalls: There are two stalls here and also two urinals, so whoever designed this bathroom had the right idea. You'll likely be able to grab a stall here and not worry about it having piss all over it. Well, in theory that's the case...
Grade: 8 out of 10

Stall Quality: The stalls themselves were ok. One was handicapped and the other a bit smaller. The stalls were pretty standard.
Grade: 5 out of 10

Toiler Paper: Their two ply was locked up in a nice case. So everything here was good to go. Someone must have really loved it. They seemed to throw it all over the place!
Grade: 6 out of 10

Cleanliness: This is one of the messiest bathrooms I've been to in a while. Simply put, it was gross. While restaurants do get busy, there is no reason for a bathroom to ever be as messy as it was on this night. Wow.
Grade: 0 out of 10

Scent: On top of not being particularly clean, this bathroom didn't smell great and did not have anything to combat the problem. C'mon Chili's! We expect more from you!
Grade: 3 out of 10

Flush: After seeing the pictures above, one might wonder if these toilet's were broken. I didn't venture to check as they seemed pretty out of commission.
Grade: 0 out of 10

Aesthetics: They had a bit of a southwestern Brown/Orange/Eggshell color theme. Kind of a nice touch, though I'd trade it all if I could have used their facilities.
Grade: 4 out of 10

The Bottom Line: If I were eating in this Chili's and had to use the facilities to #2, I'd excuse myself from my table and head into the mall and search for one there. There is actually a mall restroom within 50 feet of the entrance. Even if this blog were called Pissin' Around Town, I'd have trouble recommending it. A 3.5 is generous.


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