Monday 15 January 2007

Rat pack meets 7-11

The 14th Avenue Steakhouse
2023 14th Ave.
Vero Beach, FL USA 32967

Where is it?

In the hallway leading to and from the restaurant's rear entrance -- the door coming from the alley, not from 14th Avenue. Essentially, it's the first sign of life you see when you come in the restaurant's back way.

What was it like?

Clean and tiled, but also a run down and drab -- moreso than expected. The restaurant itself is very lounge-like in decor, with vinyl books, wood-panel walls, 1940s and 1950s movie posters and the like. You'd expect the bathroom to be similar, but instead it looked like something found at a 7-11 or Texaco, and about as well kept as those latter places.

Bonus points for putting the urinal in its own set of full-length stall walls -- now that's private peeing!

Marks out of 10:

6. I just expected more.....

Comments to the Management:

Might be time to consider a remodeling. Some new tile and counters would spruce it up nicely. I was expecting more from the bathroom than this, given the laid-back coolness of the restaurant's decor.

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