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While exclusivity has always been sought-after by affluent homebuyers, it’s become a necessity in the post-pandemic world. Demand for privacy and safety shows no signs of slowing down, leading a handful of developments to roll out swanky dining options just for residents. These ultra-luxe condominiums boast exclusive on-site restaurants from some of the richest zip codes in the country, with reservations requiring a million-dollar condo home.
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Just three miles from Miami is the famous Fisher Island, an exclusive private island paradise with world-class resort amenities. Made up of 216 acres and approximately 800 residences, the island is accessible only by ferryboat or private yacht. It boasts a membership-only Beach Club with one of the country’s only truly private beaches, a luxury suite hotel, golf and tennis courts, two deep-water marinas, the Vanderbilt Theater and much more.
At Palazzo Della Luna (PDL), a sprawling 10 story, 50 residence building on the island, is La Piazza, a residents-only restaurant located on the lush pool terrace. Here, residents can dine al-fresco while overlooking the property’s sunset pool. Keeping up with upscale dining experiences found on Miami Beach and beyond, La Piazza serves fresh, seasonal fare with a rotating weekly menu including house favorites such as Whole Roasted Branzino, Seared Lamb Chops, Braised Octopus and more. It’s conveniently located just an elevator ride away and can even be delivered to residents’ doorstep for added convenience.
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Soaring high above the Boston skyline is Millennium Tower Boston, the tallest standalone residential building in downtown Boston, standing at 685 feet. Housing over 442 uber luxury residences with floor-to-ceiling windows and an abundance of amenities, as a penthouse buyer you will get custom cabinet designs from The Millennium Collection by Christopher Peacock. It is home to a two-story members-only club with a private bar, restaurant, gym, swimming pool, locker rooms and spa treatment facilities. The tower also has retail levels, with over 250,000 square feet of space, including Midtown Boston’s first supermarket, Roche Bros.
Presenting an unprecedented dining experience exclusively for residents, famed Chef Michael Mina presents Mina at the Tower. The first of its kind, Mina at the Tower includes Club dining, in-home dining, Chef Michael’s personal recipes and culinary classes. Diners will be able to order signature club-style favorites as well as a rotating selection of the most popular dishes from his restaurants around the country. Two other unique offerings are The Monthly Entrée, a new dish prepared each month available four ways (on The Club menu, for home delivery, as a personal recipe you can make from scratch or as a prepped “two-pot” meal you can quickly finish at home), and The Extra Ingredients which include access to The Michael Mina Wine Club and much more.
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A signature project from master architect Robert A.M. Stern, 220 Central Park South is a luxury residential condominium facing Central Park. The development combines an 18-story building called ‘the Villa’ and the 950-foot ‘Tower’ rising behind it. At 66 stories, the building offers grand views of Central Park and feature Alabama limestone punctuated with Juliet balconies and ornamental metalwork. Among many of its first-class amenities, it also offers private dining for residents with a Jean-Georges restaurant on the building’s second floor. The reported 54-seat, residents-only restaurant will surely feature some of the French chef’s lauded cuisine which he currently serves at his restaurants in 13 different countries.