Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  858 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 52 137 1 = 136 98% 4.8
Last 6 months 140 367 3 = 364 98% 4.8
Last 12 months 327 866 8 = 858 98% 4.8
All 2,651 6,950 26 = 6,924 99% 4.8
Rating and reviews for:

Central Greenwich Village Food & Culture Tour

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Sample tasty treats from ethnic, old-school eateries in two distinct areas - one colorful and exciting, the other surprisingly quaint.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 3
It Was O.K.
Fri, Jun 12, 09   12:00 PM pfagin Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Thought it was weak on really exploring the food of the Central Village (only two stops in SoHo). The leader was charming and reasonably well informed, but for us who are not real big music enthusiasts there was much too much discussion of musicians and music venues, more on the literary and visual arts would have been somewhat more satisfying for us. We enjoyed the food samplings, but thought there was a bit too much advertising for those restaurants. I would recommend this tour with reservations. It was strongly recommended to us by friends.
Rating: 5
Fun, well-paced, and good tastes
Fri, Jun 12, 09   12:00 PM owenfay1848 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The variety of tastes was excellent, and the order starting from appetizers to entree to desert was well-done. The guide's narrative about the Central Village was informative. I wish that when we were in the shops/restaurants where an owner or manager was present that the guide would let the owner/manager speak more. The guide gave a "commercial" for the establishment, which is OK, but I would have preferred to have heard directly from the owner/manager. This especially applies to Bellavitae. All in all it was a sucess and we will be back for more.
Rating: 5
Loved it!
Fri, Jun 12, 09   12:00 PM cind14 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is the third tour I have taken from the Foods of New York. Everyone of them has been excellent!
Rating: 4
Well organized and good food
Thu, Jun 4, 09   12:00 PM Gloriamue Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Excellent introduction to area for first time visitors to New York
Rating: 4
Nice tour
Thu, Jun 4, 09   12:00 PM koluann Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
If you want to get something special details about Central Village area this tour is great.
Rating: 5
Rahim was great.
Fri, May 29, 09   12:00 PM kalada_jane Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Loved all the places we went. We wish we had more time in the city to go back to all/some of the restaurants. Rahim had a lot of passion and we really enjoyed the whole tour. thanks
Rating: 5
Very Good!
Sat, May 16, 09   11:30 AM JamesHayley Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I look forward to going on your other tours. Raheem was great.
Rating: 5
Really enjoyed the tour
Thu, May 14, 09   12:00 PM ariadne617 Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Raheem spoke clearly and gave us lots of information and history of the area. He made sure everyone was taken care of. One of our group is a vegetarian and she was able to experience wonderful and varied cuisine just like everyone else. In fact he took particular care to ensure she was well catered for. He added many interesting tips for eating well at a reasonable price as well as some shopping tips too. We all had a great time. Thank you Raheem.
Rating: 5
Awesome Learning Experience
Sat, May 9, 09   12:30 PM bwhicher01 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Ive taken many of the ZERVE tours in the past and this was one of my favorites! Our leader knew so much about each location and took the tour at a pace that wasnt too slow and wasnt too fast. I got some great pictures (im into photography) and was able to learn about the history of the SOHO restaurants and sample some of their offerings. I would def recommend this tour. Also, she keeps to the time schedule so that you can stick to plans you may have made, but also sticks around at the end of the tour to answer any questions and offers to take you back to any location you would like to see again. She was VERY concerned that everyone was included, had a sampling, and was enjoying theirself which was a breath of fresh air. Thank you!
Rating: 5
Loved it!
Sat, May 9, 09   12:30 PM Dcglenn Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was the first time my husband and I did a food tour. We absolutely loved it and are now looking forward to doing the other tours! Our guide was very informative and had a wonderful personality. We didn't feel like we were on a typical tour, but rather more a part of an intimate gathering.