Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  3,704 rating points
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Last 3 months 436 1,237 1 = 1,236 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 664 1,864 2 = 1,862 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,320 3,712 8 = 3,704 100% 4.9
All 13,941 37,559 143 = 37,416 99% 4.8
Rating and reviews for:

Original Greenwich Village Food and Culture Tour

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Enjoy the history and culture of this Bohemian neighborhood, tasting delicacies from classic mom n' pop food shops and ethnic eateries.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
perfect, best ever,
Mon, Aug 27, 07   11:30 AM ALISONSCHMID Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
i have taken a lot of group tours (all over the world) and Cindy was perfect. I thought that the walking trip was balanced between the history of NYC and the food shops. Great job.
Rating: 1
Boring and patronizing
Fri, Aug 24, 07   11:30 AM babatjie Unspecified 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We have been on wonderful walking tours in other cities (Rome, for example!) but this so-called cultural and gastronomic tour, consisted basically of being led from one restaurant to another and then having to stand on the sidewalk outside each one, eating drippy samples on paper plates while our guide held forth about the merits of each one. To be fair, the discussion of olive oils was quite interesting. However, there was very little historical or cultural information about the neighborhood ... essentially, we paid far too much money for a three-hour infomercial for various restaurants (which we assume must have agreed to participate for promotional considerations). As visitors just in town for a week or so every couple of years, it did not motivate us to come back and eat at the recommended establishments. And it is hard to imagine that people who live here would enjoy being dragged around and lectured on how to choose a restaurant, either.
Rating: 2
Not that great
Mon, Aug 20, 07   11:00 AM kian777 Unspecified 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was ok. I don't understand why it was given such enthusiastic recomendations. Also we went back to some of the restauraunts that were recommended on the tour and were dissapointed. This makes me think that the restaurants they recommend pay the tour company to recommend them. Not a bad tour, but definitly not great...far from great.
Rating: 5
Wonderful and Entertaining Tour!
Thu, Jul 5, 07   11:30 AM SANDYGANDOLF Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting New York! Our tour guide, Mike, was extremely knowledgeable about the area, as he must have been a resident of Greenwich, which really added to the tour experience - it gave you a flavor or what it was like to live in Greenwich - past and present! The food we sampled was delicious, and with the great commentary from our guide made this tour well worth the time and money!! Thanks for a great experience!
Rating: 5
Highly Recommended
Thu, May 24, 07   11:30 AM fastnfurious Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Highly recommended tour due to the personality and vast knowledge of tour guide. Having the business owners visit with the tour group was a nice touch. Tour guide might not want to make assumption that everyone is from out-of-town. I didn't not enjoy the tasting consisting of deep-fried mushrooms as much.
Rating: 5
Pleasant Surprise
Mon, Apr 2, 07   11:30 AM BonnieMcKena Unspecified 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our guide was Michael and he was very interesting and very well informed. We learned facts about the age of the Village and how it started. The food tasting were good and of a varied nature. It definetly made us want to spend more time discovering Greenwich Village. We will be back when we have more time.
Rating: 5
Excellent!
Sat, Mar 10, 07   12:00 PM jcinco Unspecified 70+ Local Group of Friends
Don't expect to feel stuffed after the tour but it is definitely enough to get you through the day. All the samples and suggestions were amazing. It had an excellent balance of information on the history of Greenwich Village as well.
Rating: 5
very enjoyable
Sat, Feb 10, 07   11:00 AM eileengeiss Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Our group of four had a very enjoyable time on the food tour. We enjoyed all of the food selections and learning about the history and culture of Greenwich Village. We highly recommend this tour. We plan on returning and participating in one of the other tours offered.
Rating: 5
Highly recommended
Sun, Feb 4, 07   11:30 AM ramseyt Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We took the tour on one of the coldest days of the year (something like minus 8 - without allowing for the wind-chill factor), yet still had a great time. The food-tasting element is more low-key than expected (a couple of bits of pizza, a rice ball, an Italian pastry and some cheese) but the informative, enthusiastic and entertaining style of our guide (Michael) - covering architecture, history and local anecdote as well as food - made it a tour to remember. We were a group of four from London and while we sometimes shivered in the biting New York temperatures (making London seem almost balmy by comparison), this was a highlight of our trip. Well worth sampling - but try to pick a warm day!
Rating: 4
Maria, our guide, did a good job.
Sat, Jan 20, 07   11:00 AM Migliorini Unspecified 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were introduced to some places we would never have found on our own. On one occasion, one of our party remarked that ".. knowing about that place was worth the price of the tour alone..." Next time in NY we will definitely be back to Greenwich Village!! Thanks.