Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,595 rating points
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Last 3 months 146 377 2 = 375 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 241 622 2 = 620 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 605 1,604 9 = 1,595 99% 4.8
All 5,398 14,447 47 = 14,400 99% 4.8
Rating and reviews for:

Chelsea Market/Meatpacking Dist Food Tasting Tour

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Discover Manhattan's latest hot-spot for food, art, fashion and nightlife and sample some of Chelsea Market's best delicacies.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Outstanding fun tour!
Thu, Dec 16, 10   11:00 AM dberlanstein Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The whole thing was great from beginning to end. The tour guide was fantastic, animated and really fun. Highly recommended.
Rating: 3
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Fri, Dec 10, 10   10:30 AM kwilhelmus Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
1. Guide made judgmental remarks that suggested a lame attempt at humor or pandering to a conservative attitude. For example, "Transvestite prostitutes used to work this street. RuPaul lived here, so I guess he didn't have far to walk to go to work." Another example, "The Lower East Side is interesting, but I wouldn't go there at night - a bit dicey." 2. Toward the end of the tour, there was a stop at an empty beerhall, that appeared to be merely a 'paid advertisement' for a place that offered "draft beer and ping-pong!!?" 3. It would have been nice if any of the shop owners acknowledged our group. I broke away, and met Sarabeth and got her to autograph her new book for me. It would have been nice if the guide had facilitated something like this.
Rating: 5
Kurt is a star and food was constant
Sun, Nov 28, 10   11:00 AM mmclaughlan Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Individual
Kurt is knowledgeable and extremely entertaining. The food tasting was constant and definitely more than a lunch worth. Fantastic value for money. The only negative for me is that I would liked to have walked more on the tour and been outside a wee bit more. Would recommend this tour.
Rating: 4
Great tour
Thu, Nov 11, 10   11:30 AM LauraDib Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I have visited NYC several times and this time I decided to embark on a tour by myeslf as my husband was working. The cab ride from Midtown was a lot longer than I expected, and therefore pretty pricey, so take the subway if you don't mind and know how to use it. For the $50 cost, it was well worth the walk, and the food-which was amazing, and history of the area!! I highly reccomend this for anyone whether a newcomer to the city or your fifth visit, it was a lot of fun. By yourself or with a group or couple of friends. I had a really good time!!
Rating: 5
Fantastic
Thu, Nov 11, 10   11:00 AM scottprz Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Individual
Kurt was hilariously funny and entertaining and had alot of knowledge to pass on to visitors. I would gladly recommend the tour for anyone visiting NY.
Rating: 5
fabulous tour guide
Sat, Nov 6, 10   10:30 AM lorijacobson Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Individual
I was on the tour this past Sat. Nov. 6th and was very impressed, particularly by our tour guide, Kurt Upton. He was a well-oiled machine, very humorous, personable, patient and strived to ensure everyone enjoyed themselves. He made all the difference between a good tour and a fantastic tour!! I skipped breakfast so i would have an appetite for the 12:30 tour and I'm so glad I did. I was stuffed long before the tour ended. I highly recommend this tour. Lori, a Canadian living in D.C.
Rating: 5
Extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful
Fri, Nov 5, 10   11:30 AM bawillard Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Bob was our guide. He resided in lower Manhattan most of his life and knew the area exceptiionally well. He provided details with dates and the significant names from the beginning of Chelsea Market to today throughout his presentation. Bob was very friendly, outgoing and clearly answered all of the tour members' questions. Bob does other types of tours in NYC and I plan to return and request him for some of these tours as well.
Rating: 5
worth every cent
Fri, Nov 5, 10   11:00 AM janyannopoul Female 40-49 Local Individual
great for tourists and locals alike. you learn fun food facts as well as some new york city history. the guide is so fun and entertaining (ours was a stand up comedian by profession). and you learn about great places to go and eat. if you are a tourist, you can use this info for the rest of your trip. if you are a native, you may use this info for future reference!! and you eat a lot of very nice food on top of it!
Rating: 5
major highlight of our visit to NYC
Sun, Oct 31, 10   11:00 AM carolmchenry Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Our tour group leader, Curt, really made the experience fun, entertaining, and informative. Would recommend him as a tour guide anytime, anywhere.
Rating: 5
walking tour
Fri, Oct 29, 10   11:00 AM nalcala Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I really enjoyed this walking tour it opened up new places for me in New York I will definitely do it again. highly recommend