Inside Miami's Hottest New Development Amenity - Gourmet Private Dining - Miami Luxury Homes
BY Michael Light / On May 24, 2023

“It’s the only restaurant in Miami that costs $5 Million to get a reservation,” joked Gil Dezer in a chat with The Real Deal.

Dezer is one of Miami’s most prolific developers of super-luxury condo developments and the visionary that brought the latest trend to fruition. When he developed Porsche Design Tower in 2016, he included an exclusive residents-only gourmet restaurant on the property. This trend seems to have resonated with buyers, as there are now a few options for new buildings that offer the like. Here is a run-down of the different buildings and concepts that are to be offered…

Rendering of Perigon Miami Beach Pool and Cabanas

Rendering of Perigon Miami Beach Pool and Cabanas

1 – The Perigon Miami Beach

Along Millionaire’s Row in Miami Beach, The Perigon Miami Beach is beginning construction on the boutique waterfront complex with just 82 private residences. To add to the luxurious experience, Starwood Capital and Mast Capital have partnered with Michelin-starred Chef Shaun Hergatt to bring both a private eatery as well as a speakeasy to the project.

“We are designing more than a condominium at The Perigon, it is a private, highly serviced five-star resort exclusively for the owners. Additionally, our partnership with such a notable chef as Shaun Hergatt further solidifies the commitment to the quality of luxury The Perigon will offer to its residents,” said Camilo Miguel Jr, Mast Capital’s CEO.

It has been revealed that the restaurant will be dubbed Nota and will feature locally-sourced ingredients centering around a clean, crisp Mediterranean-inspired palette anchored by rich seafood. Chef Hergatt plans to utilize wood fire grilling techniques in order to create approachable yet refined dishes that play to the understated elegance of the development.

The private speakeasy is called Fifty Three, a nod to the building’s location at 5333 Collins Avenue. It will offer a playful aesthetic with bold colors and patterns with plenty of bronze accents tying in the whiskey-themed palette.

Prices at The Perigon Miami Beach range from $4 million to $37 Million for Penthouse West.

Rendering of Cipriani Residences Brickell Miami External View from West

Rendering of Cipriani Residences Brickell Miami External View from West

2 – Cipriani Residences Miami

The Brickell Financial District is going the extra mile to offer a taste of home to the New Yorkers who venture South for a more agreeable climate, lower prices and lower taxes. After the steady success of their Brickell restaurant location, which opened in 2015, Cipriani has partnered with MAST Capital to bring an entire residential development to the neighborhood. The sales were launched just over a year ago, with the sales center opening this past February.

At the time of publication details of the associated restaurants a scarce, but we anticipate an offering that is open to the public as well as a more private restaurant within the project. It has been revealed that a residents-only speakeasy will be one of the many amenities offered.

Prices at Cipriani Residences currently range from $1.4 million, up to $6.9 million excluding penthouses which have not yet been released

Rendering of St Regis Miami Brickell Entry

Rendering of St Regis Miami Brickell Entry

3 – St Regis Miami Residences

After hearing the call of buyers interested in the project, Related Group has opted to revamp their behemoth debut of the St Regis brand in Brickell to a more boutique project with just one tower and 150 residences. This allows for more of a private, VIP atmosphere in the bayfront development that is set to rise in the sleepy South Brickell section of the financial district.

While there is no hotel component in the tower, it is exclusively for residents, there will be a St. Regis-branded tea room on site for these residents and their guests. Prices range from just under $3 million to over $8 million with each residence having a water and city view.

Rendering of Residences at 6 Fisher Island Drive

Rendering of Residences at 6 Fisher Island Drive

4 – Six Fisher

With an address on Fisher Island, residents expect next-level services and amenities, and Six Fisher delivers on expectation. If you are lucky enough to garner an invitation to consider purchasing in the newest building on the private island, which is also the last available development site, then you should come prepared to embrace top-tier amenities that will include private dining.

Details of the amenities at Six Fisher are kept strictly under wraps at this moment, as the residences are immensely private, but we do know that a private restaurant is planned. Even if you choose a residence in one of Fisher Island’s existing buildings, there is a private club in the Vanderbilt Mansion that includes a private restaurant. Initiation fees to the Fisher Island Club are $250,000 for the first year. Several of the buildings are also home to onsite gourmet bistros for the convenience of residents and their guests.

The residences at Six Fisher start at $15 million, with the crown jewel being a 15,000 square foot penthouse that is being offered for $90 million. There is also a ground-floor villa that boasts an unheard-of half acre backyard for $55 million.

Rendering of Rivage Bal Harbour 10245 Collins Inlet

Rendering of Rivage Bal Harbour 10245 Collins Inlet

5 – Rivage Bal Harbour

In a neighbor that is no stranger to ultra-luxury, The Related Group has partnered with Rockpoint and Two Roads Development to bring the first luxury tower in almost ten years. The last residential development to be completed along the sandy beaches in Bal Harbour was Oceana, which was completed in 2016.

Rivage is set to be completed in 2026 and will bring 56 ultra-luxury residences with sweeping views and sprawling floor plans to the neighborhood, along with an array of highly curated amenities for the jet set crowd that embraces the lifestyle of Bal Harbour. Among these amenities will be a private restaurant, according to Jon Paul Perez, who is heading the plans for this elegant development.

“Bal Harbour is one of South Florida’s most special neighborhoods and an area we’ve wanted to build in for many years,” says Jon Paul Pérez, Related’s President. “Everything is in place to make this a truly once-in-a-generation project, from the site to the team, to the general scarcity of newly constructed high-end supply in this neighborhood. Together with our partners, we look forward to delivering a property that honors Bal Harbour’s glamorous history while helping shape its future.”

As of today a chef and cuisine offering has not yet been announced, although a private dinner presentation that was recently held at the Surf Club Four Seasons a few blocks away has offered a preview of the quality that will be offered.

Prices of the bespoke residences at Rivage Bal Harbour are expected to start at $8.5 million to upwards of $65 million for the upper penthouse. 

Rendering of Bentley Tower Residences Sunny Isles Crown

Rendering of Bentley Tower Residences Sunny Isles Crown

6 – Bentley Residences

Gil Dezer is at it again. After the resounding success of Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles combined with feedback from prospective buyers, he has added a sister tower to PDT (Porsche Design Tower). Bentley Residences in Sunny Isles offers many of the amenities that made their debut in Porsche, with a more feminine and elegant touch. These amenities include the Dezervator, Mr. Dezer’s signature patented car elevator that allows owners to park their car collections on the doorstep  of their sky residences, and also a private signature restaurant.

At Bentley Residences in Sunny Isles, Dezer has partnered with celebrity chef Todd English, who is also a four-time James Beard Award recipient.

“Luxury is defined in many different ways, but taking solace and having more personal space in your own way is a great feature of new luxury experiences. It’s like carving out your own niche. Today, the more we become automated, the more we need our own personalized space, and the resident-only restaurant is a perfect example of newly defined luxury experiences,” English said.

Once opened, Chef English plans to be very hands-on with the culinary experience of Bentley’s residents. There will be a private residents-only restaurant as well as in-home dining or poolside al fresco dining and drinks. The curated cuisine is anticipated to be freshly sourced with a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere.

Prices at Bentley Residences Sunny Isles range from $5.5 million to $57 million for the upper penthouse.

Rendering of Villa Miami

Rendering of Villa Miami

7 – The Villa Residences

Back on the mainland in booming Edgewater, the latest development to offer culinary delights as a selling feature also offers the most extensive package of exclusive gastronomically-focused amenities.

With Major Food Group as a development partner, The Villa Residences will be curating food and beverage experiences throughout the building. There will be a new signature restaurant spanning 2 levels that offers waterfront dining and private dining rooms, at-home private chef services and cooking lessons, and of course catering. A juice bar and coffee lounge awaits you in the morning as you rush off to your day, or poolside dining and drinks as you lounge. Mario Carbone himself even put his touch on the design of the kitchens and the appliance packages. The entire development centers around gastronomy. When residents go traveling, their VIP status travels with them, offering the ability to acquire special reservations and signing privileges at any Major Food Group concept around the world.

Prices for Villa Miami begin at $4.5 million up to $30 million.

How It Works

Having a private 5 star restaurant is an amazingly opulent amenity, particularly given the practical side of it. Restaurants are not inexpensive to run. Between the dining and kitchen space, ingredients and staff, the tab ads up quickly, especially with the level of service and cuisine offered in these buildings. So how does the restaurant run?

The developers typically add the cost of the build out to the initial finishes of the building’s construction. It is up to the HOA to maintain the space and cost of operation. Furthermore, these restaurants are not designed to turn a profit the way that a public restaurant would. It is solely designed for the enjoyment and convenience of the residents. With the HOA taking care of staff salaries, menu prices are able to remain reasonably priced. You should always tip your server though.

If you are interested in a private presentation, more details on any of these projects and/or specific pricing, please contact Michael Light, Broker and Executive Director of Luxury Sales at Douglas Elliman, the exclusive broker for the project. You may reach Michael directly at (786) 566-1700 or via email at



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