Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  3,692 rating points
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Last 3 months 340 920 4 = 916 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 810 2,244 6 = 2,238 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,323 3,703 11 = 3,692 99% 4.9
All 14,205 38,268 147 = 38,121 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 Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
"Girls Trip to NYC" - 5 girls looking to explore Greenwich Village
Fri, Feb 25, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Our only regret about this tour was that we didn't do it sooner!! We had such a good time, and learned SO much, that we realized we should have done it our first day in New York. We knew the "samples" were supposed to be enough for lunch - but quite frankly we didn't believe it. We ended up being full after only the first few samples! Do NOT eat breakfast before going on this tour!! Not only did we get a list of restaurants & shops to take home, but we learned about where to eat and why, as well as the history and culture of Greenwich Village. And our tour guide was HILARIOUS!! She was like a character out of Saturday Night Live and knew everything there was to know about the area. It wasn't boring for a second! It was the best thing we did on our entire trip!!
Rating: 4
Teachers from New Jersey looking for something fun to do on our break.
Thu, Feb 24, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I would highly recommend this tour. There was alot of historical information supplied along with excellent food tasting activities. I would not recommend this tour for the winter. It was difficult to pay attention with my appendages feeling as though they would fall off at any moment. It is necessary to have a tour guide who speaks loudly. Otherwise you miss some good information.
Rating: 5
Family on vacation
Thu, Feb 24, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Wonderfull Guide, grat local knowlwdge, great restaurants
Rating: 5
Mother and teenage daughter on a school holiday
Tue, Feb 22, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
My daughter and I were delighted with the historically based walking tour of Greenwich. The food samples were really delicious and the sights were terrific. Additionally, our guide was enthusiastic and knowlegable. The day of our tour was very cold so we would have preferred to walk more quickly between the restaurants, rather than lingering outdoors so long between stops. This is a three hour tour that could be two hours if we didn't linger so long on the street. Overall, we were very pleased with the tour and will recommend it to our friends who may visit New York. Michelle and Allie Olinder San Diego, CA
Rating: 4
Parents visiting
Tue, Feb 22, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Although I really enjoyed the tour, it was not at all what I expected. I learned a lot about different restaurants and shops in the area, but was surprised that we sampled from only 8 places (when there were over 30 listed). But, the samples were excellent and it was enough food to substitute for a lunch. I would recommend this to anyone interested. On top of that, the tour guide was excellent!
Rating: 5
Navy couple stationed in RI looking for something to do in NYC
Sun, Feb 20, 05   11:30 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The best part of our trip to NYC. Mike was awesome! Please pass on to Mike our thanks, and that if we are every in his neighborhood again, we'd love to buy him a drink! LCDR Jay and Sara Wylie.
Rating: 5
out-of-town visitors who come to NYC 6-7 times per year
Sun, Feb 20, 05   11:30 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Very engaging guide [Michael?]. Liked the history of the Village and enjoyed learning about restaurants we will sample on future visits. Helped that it was a lovely sunny day in January.
Rating: 5
Couple visiting from Florida
Sun, Feb 20, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We spent 3 days in New York seeing shows, visiting museums, eating, and otherwise enjoying what the city has to offer. The Greenwich Village Food and Culture Tour was the highlight of our visit. Even though it was February and quite chilly outside, our guide Cindy kept us warm by stopping in the sun or getting us inside quickly. She was very informative and knew the answers to just about every question our group asked. The food was incredible at each and every stop and we especially liked the opportunity to stop briefly and have a drink at Chumley's (speakeasy bar)!
Rating: 5
group from Adirondacks looking for something different, 3 sisters,
Sun, Feb 20, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Really great tour guide, learned alot about the history and buildings. Food was great!!!
Rating: 5
group visiting from out of town looking for food and fun
Sun, Feb 20, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We LOVED the tour! Our guide (Cindy) could not have done a better job. We highly recommend this tour to visitors as well as native New Yorkers. Everyone will learn something new. We are looking forward to taking another Zerve tour the next time we visit.