Dina Goldentayer has become synonymous with luxury real estate in Miami. From Bal Harbour to Miami Beach, Goldentayer has shattered records and made headlines, achieving more than $2 Billion in sales, and $750 Million of deals closed in 2021. As the #1 agent nationally by sales volume for Douglas Elliman, the Miami Beach local knows the ins and outs of the area like no other. She shared an insider’s guide of her favorite spots and hidden gems across South Florida.
EAT & DRINK
My top pick to indulge is my husband’s restaurant Caviar Russe at The Four Seasons Brickell. They have an unbelievable selection of the finest caviar and a delicious menu to match. The service and ambience are incredible. I love Casa Tua Cucina in Brickell for a casual bite, they have so many different gourmet options, from salads and crudo to homemade pasta and pizza, you can’t go wrong. Estiatorio Milos on Miami Beach is the best spot for a power business lunch, order the Milos special, Greek salad and any fish. Joe’s Takeaway is great to skip the notorious Joe’s Stone Crab wait and have a more casual lunch or takeout dinner with the same delicious menu. Pull up dockside at The Standard for a drink by the pool at Lido. The Surf Club at the Four Seasons Surfside is the most beautiful setting for drinks. I recently discovered the vegetarian pho at Mia Market in the Design District and I’m hooked. Bellini at Mr. C Hotel in Coconut Grove has the best views of any restaurant in Miami. El Taquito taco stand on Main Highway is a great spot for a quick bite, I always get the steak taco and mix it up with two others.
I live on the Venetian Islands, which I think offers the best location in all of Miami Beach. The neighborhood is a collection of connected islands with waterfront homes that have incredible open bay and city skyline views, and a great boating culture. The Venetian Islands are all about movement and walkability. Bookended by Downtown Miami and Sunset Harbour, you have everything you need right at your fingertips—from classic restaurants to great shopping and fitness options galore. South of Fifth is one of the most prestigious neighborhoods, also all about access, walkability and killer views. You are walking distance to some of the best restaurants in South Florida, incredible parks like South Pointe Park, and steps away from the beach. You can choose between ocean and bay views from the most sought-after buildings including The Continiuum, Apogee and Glass. Further north, Bal Harbour offers luxury, exclusivity and its own police force. On the ocean side you have top tier residential buildings like Oceana, Ritz Carlton and St. Regis, on the bay side is the ultra-private, gated Bal Harbour Village community that is a collection of less than 200 homes with a private marina. I recently sold a record-breaking property for $55 million there, and property values are continuing to rise. You are walking distance to the iconic Bal Harbour Shops and fantastic restaurants.
Spending time outdoors and taking my son for a stroll across the Venetian Causeway overlooking the water is so special. It’s also a great area to bike, or you can rent a paddle board in Sunset Harbour at Miami Beach Paddleboard. A boat day is another must Miami experience, and a great way to explore the luxury real estate from the water. North Bay Road, Star Island and Indian Creek have some of the most stunning estates. FAENA has become a cultural attraction in and of itself. From Damien Hirst’s gold Wooly mammoth, to the art installations and parties during Art Basel, it’s a must visit and the embodiment of glamour of Miami. For furniture shopping, stop by the new Artefacto flagship showroom in Coral Gables. It’s a massive, immersive set up with stunning pieces and great design inspiration.