Moving the guest experience beyond the brick and mortar, restaurants share their playlists online. Music is key in creating a great vibe in restaurants. The way guests feel in the restaurant is just as important as the food and the service. More than ever, restaurants are curating playlists and adding them to their website via the Spotify icon , so that guests can get a feel of the restaurant before they visit. Here are some of our favorite playlists to check out this summer. You can listen along via the Spotify icon on their website and foster a fun and exciting atmosphere for your guests through a range of genres. Sunday in Brooklyn is the well respected Brooklyn neighborhood restaurant that is suitably named for the type of atmosphere they look to create: A casual, carefree Sunday in the neighborhood. If it works for them, it can work for you.
Some feeling of lift or transcendence is essential.
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Spotify knows that when you have friends over for dinner and some drinks, you will need music: The music-streaming platform has 22 official dinner-party playlists, all of them wildly varying in quality. An extremely earnest Richard Marx ballad? Five different Ed Sheeran songs? All Rock Dinner Followers: 9, Score: 8. Despite the name, this playlist is actually all about power ballads. This is basically four and a half uninterrupted hours of lullabies, so your dinner will be very chill. The only people who play classical music at a dinner party are 1 actual classical musicians, 2 serial killers, or 3 the cast of Succession. Ten of the songs featured on this playlist contain the word chill.
Last fall a friend told me a story about Ryuichi Sakamoto, the renowned musician and composer who lives in the West Village. Sakamoto, it seems, so likes a particular Japanese restaurant in Murray Hill, and visits it so often, that he finally had to be straight with the chef: He could not bear the music it played for its patrons. The issue was not so much that the music was loud, but that it was thoughtless. Sakamoto suggested that he could take over the job of choosing it, without pay, if only so he could feel more comfortable eating there. The chef agreed, and so Mr. Sakamoto started making playlists for the restaurant, none of which include any of his own music. Few people knew about this, because Mr. Sakamoto has no particular desire to publicize it.