7 stunning real estate developments with private restaurants for luxury buyers
Forget about trying to make a reservation at the hottest restaurant in town. Don’t you know that the most coveted of all is in the development where you live? A growing number of luxury residential properties are introducing what they consider to be the ultimate amenities: restaurants only for residents. Similar to the private clubs people are clamoring to join, these restaurants are a perk owners love, according to Anna Sherrill, regional sales manager for ONE Sotheby’s International Realty in Miami.
“There’s an ultra-exclusivity to them, and residents feel like they’re completely taken care of with their own personal chef,” she says. “The menu is only a guideline as the chefs are more than happy to create custom dishes based on what you like and will go out of their way to get special ingredients for you.”
Sherrill adds that some developments are even bringing in celebrity names to oversee the cooking at these places. Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud, for example, runs the restaurants at Résidences Mandarin Oriental in Beverly hills and new York, both launched next year. In Beverly Hills, Boulud will lead the rooftop lounge and in-home dining program while in New York, he is behind Boulud Prive, a single-storey indoor and outdoor restaurant with views of the city skyline and Central Park. .
These are Boulud’s first residential projects, and he says he’s involved because their developer, Michael Shvo, is a longtime fan. “We have become friends over the years, and when he asked me to register, it just happened naturally,” says Boulud.
Boulud Prive’s menu is still in the works, but the chef says he will take inspiration from his other New York dining establishments. “If I’m going to make a burger, it will be like the one at Bar Boulud, and at Daniel’s, I’ll be inspired by the terrine and seafood tartars,” he says. Boulud adds that he hopes to get involved in more residential businesses in the future.