Most Exclusive Website boasts that it only allows one visitor on the site at a time, which is what makes it so exclusive. However, it has a waiting area, which is where you first arrive. So really, only part of the website is exclusive. Each visitor is allowed 60 seconds in the exclusive area.

However, the exclusive area is almost exactly the same as the waiting room. The only difference is that you can post a message once you arrive at the exclusive area. Hardly worth the wait.

The maker of the site should have added fireworks, a cool background photo, or something special to the exclusive area. Still, an interesting concept.

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Jun 17, 2018
     Category: Strange Websites

There was no wait when I just tried it, I got in several times in a row.
The site says "1 in line" when I entered, which I think should say "zero" and not count me when I'm not waiting to get in.
Posted by BJ on 06/17/18 at 06:34 AM
Perhaps the lack of wait time is due to lack of interest in the exclusivity, BJ. Or the snob appeal has worn off.

I got to thinking about this overnight and hit upon a question: Why do the most exclusive restaurants have such a high failure rate? Granted the failure rate of restaurants is pretty high to begin with, but it seems that the really high end, fancy, schmancy eateries are open one day and closed the next. I wonder if there is any relation to exclusive nightclubs, like the infamous Studio 54, being hot one week and passe the next.
Posted by KDP on 06/18/18 at 12:24 PM
KDP: confirmation bias. You hear about famous restaurants that fold, but you never get an article on your Buzzfeed informing you that the Fat Duck and the Manoir au Quat'Saisons are still open.

Also, I suspect, the very top of the list in the "voted best restaurant" stakes aren't really the most exclusive or the most enjoyed restaurants, but the most innovative ones. Those lists are voted for by other chefs and professional reviewers, after all, not by normally rich gastronomes on a return visit. But all that means is that they're not really the best or the most exclusive, only the most fashionable. And fashions change.
Truly exclusive restaurants don't need to advertise, and we might not even know them. You and I would probably be lucky to get a table at Cipriani's (also still going!), but I'll bet that there are more exclusive restaurants in Venice that aren't in the tourist guides. There are almost certainly older ones than Harry's Bar, too.
Posted by Richard Bos on 06/23/18 at 04:24 AM
Thanks, Richard. I appreciate your opinion. Personally, I don't dine out often. I have this quirk about knowing what goes into my meal, so I cook my own meals at home.
Posted by KDP on 06/24/18 at 08:34 AM
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