Testimonials

Bar Isabel – “A Spanish gem that will make you cut a rug”

(The Globe and Mail)

“The rumba music is the first sign that something’s different: the soaring clarinet solos, the pulsing bongo beats, the 1950s power brass my grandparents might have danced to…..you admire and loosen clothing and laugh here, loudly. You order that second bottle, think about dancing to the rumba music, and you think it’s weird that you want to dance to rumba music, and you keep thinking about it anyway. It’s the sort of restaurant that people fall in love with. Bar Isabel is an extraordinary place…..give in and dance outside on the sidewalk as you leave as I saw one couple do late one evening. Why shouldn’t they? There’s a new great restaurant in town.”

Chris Nuttall-Smith,
Restaurant Critic for The Globe and Mail

“The music and sound of your restaurant plays a big part in crafting an authentic restaurant bar experience. The Playlist Company helped me create the atmosphere I wanted at Bar Isabel before we opened and continue to experiment with me to create exciting alternative soundtracks that take people by surprise. We’ve played everything from early French jazz, calypso, afro, dub reggae, the blues….the list goes on and on. It’s imperative to have such deep knowledge and dedication behind your entertainment. Their service is unquestionable and everyone loves the music. Highly recommended.”

Grant van Gameren,
Chef/Owner

BAR ISABEL – 2013 Best New Restaurant in Canada

(enRoute Magazine)

KING STREET FOOD COMPANY – Jamie Oliver declared “my favourite meal of the year”

 

Bar Buca

“One of my greatest pleasures in managing our various restaurants is having the opportunity to collaborate with The Playlist Company. Their ability to create authentic soundtracks that receive generous compliments from customers and staff alike is very valuable. Their knowledge and passion provides my company with everything we need to push the boundaries with our entertainment as we do with our food, service, and design. Truly a wonderful resource for anyone in the hospitality industry.”

Peter Tsebelis,
Managing Director

“I have been doing business with The Playlist Company for over 4 years. I would consider myself to be a fairly picky individual when it comes to the music that I play in my establishment. Trying to find the right balance in mood and atmosphere for a contemporary fine-dining restaurant is challenging. This company, with their hands on effort and long musical history continue to provide me with fantastic playlists that receive compliments all the time. They are also prompt, easy to deal with, and professional.”

Carlo Catallo,
GM/Owner

SPLENDIDO – Canadian culinary institution since 2001

OLIVER & BONACINI – Leading Canadian fine-dining company, operating 11 unique restaurants

Canoe

“Over the past few years we have worked closely with The Playlist Company. As our company has many different restaurant concepts, creating unique environments for each one can be a challenge. With the knowledge, style, and creativity of The Playlist Company, we have been able to add ambiance fitting for not only each location, but different areas and time periods as well. They are incredibly passionate and dedicated to their craft and we look forward to working with them on many more projects.”

Jerrett Young,
VP Operations

“The Playlist Company’s approach to music design and management is what the restaurant business needs. They are very professional and their playlists are without equal. It is a pleasure to be able to communicate my vision and have them turn it into music.”

Zoran Kocovski,
Owner

SASSAFRAZ – Toronto’s most iconic fine-dining establishment, operating since the 1960s

GUSTO 101 – Winner of 2013 International Hospitality Design Award 

 Gusto 101

“The Playlist Co keeps surprising me with the music they create for my restaurants. They are very talented and their execution is exciting. It is a pleasure having my music managed by true professionals. Looking forward to our future collaborations.”

Janet Zuccarini,
Owner

“The playlists are terrific! You guys nailed it as far as the vibe. You covered the right eras and it really appeals to the membership (and the staff). There have been many positive comments. As a self-proclaimed music buff and great playlist maker, I am very pleased. The blends and mixes and choices of songs are exactly what I had in mind. Thank you for paying attention and delivering on all fronts.”

Celine Saroyan,
Fitness Director

VERITY

(Ivy Hotel, George Restaurant, Sweet Grass Spa)

TripAdvisor’s 2014 Top Ten Luxury Hotels Canada