Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  3,719 rating points
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Last 3 months 371 1,021 4 = 1,017 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 795 2,213 6 = 2,207 99% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,329 3,730 11 = 3,719 99% 4.9
All 14,148 38,119 147 = 37,972 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: 4
Great overview and insights into the Village
Thu, Oct 11, 07   11:30 AM franfrey Unspecified 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
I really enjoyed the tour, but would have liked a little more variety of samples -- and fewer carbs! Loved the intro to the many great food stores and restaurants. Would have loved more entree into the meat market. And very surprised that Pearl's was not mentioned while we were learning about restaurants on Cornelia Street. When questioned, the guide gave a cursory answer about not talking about restaurants he wasn't familiar with, but it seemed perhaps that you only mention establishments that support Foods of New York .... In any case, my husband and I will definitely go on additional tours on future trips.
Rating: 5
Highlight of our first trip to New York City!
Fri, Oct 5, 07   11:30 AM nancycarollo Unspecified 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We spent the week doing all the usual first-time tourist activities, and enjoyed them all. But the Greenwich Village Food Tour was the highlight of our trip. Ed, our tour guide, was wonderful. The food was great. After the tour we went back to some of the stores on our stops and made purchases. The shop owners were all very welcoming and helpful. That night we returned for dinner. We would recommend the tour to everyone.
Rating: 4
Had a great tour
Wed, Sep 19, 07   11:30 AM peteliza Unspecified 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We all really enjoyed tour although our guide was a little late and therefore seemed a bit rushed the entire time. We loved the food and also the historical info given. Fabulous highly recommend.
Rating: 5
great tour - great guide - much better than expect
Sat, Sep 8, 07   11:00 AM susanmackrol Unspecified Unspecified Local Family Without Children
two out of towners - two locals - what a great time - lots of interesting info and guides to great places - much better than expected - and i had heard great things -
Rating: 5
Wonderful Time!
Fri, Sep 7, 07   1:00 PM YCuffee Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Other
The tour was absolutely amazing,the selected stops were wonderful. Our group had a wonderful time and days later everyone is still talking about what a great time we had. We are looking forward to another tour in the future and will recommend to anyone who is looking for a great activity in the city. It was an amazing time! Thanks!
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.