Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  3,649 rating points
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Last 3 months 365 991 5 = 986 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 812 2,247 6 = 2,241 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,312 3,657 8 = 3,649 100% 4.9
All 14,353 38,677 148 = 38,529 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: 2
overseas visitor looking for info re american way of life
Sat, Jan 8, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I think this activity would be good for locals but a waste of time for international visitors
Rating: 4
Houston couple on work/vacation
Fri, Jan 7, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I would highly recommend this delightful tour with Cindy. She dispelled all my pre-conceived ideas about New York and its natives. In spite of the January chill, Cindy created a warm jovial atmosphere as she introduced us to the charms of the Village. The variety of foods, ambiance, and places, blended with the history and wit of the guide created quite a delightful memory for us.
Rating: 4
visiting from Boston with a friend
Fri, Jan 7, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Our guide was knowledgeable, funny and gracious: I very much enjoyed the history and colorful facts about New York and the Village; however, it would have been nice not to have been standing outside in the cold so much of the time listening to those historical facts. Also, it wasn't exactly what I'd describe as an "eating" tour: 6-7 tastings (several of which I didn't care for) over a 3+ hour experience. Champagne could definitely liven this tour up, so BYOB!!!
Rating: 5
Couple looking for fun NY experience
Fri, Jan 7, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Cindy, our tour guide, was by far the crowning jewel of the tour. She was knowledgeable, bubbly, witty, friendly and wonderful. Her insight into the village gave the tour more depth and made us feel like we were really getting to know the area like a true native. The restaurants, bakeries, and shops we visited were both great eateries and interesting places to visit and shop. We went back and shopped at a few of the places and plan on making reservations at a few of the restaurants for our next visit to the city. I would recommend this tour to anyone, local or tourist as a great meal and interesting and fun time.
Rating: 5
multi gen women from Missouri
Wed, Jan 5, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The best money we spent in NYC. We had a great time, very insightful, and our guide was GREAT!
Rating: 5
group of friends who really like good food
Tue, Jan 4, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide was great - knowledgeable and fun. We definitely got a flavor of the Village and it's wonderful food and interesting stores and history. We're from SF, which has a lot of good food, and we were all quite impressed with the quality and variety of the food.
Rating: 5
one foodie; one not
Sun, Jan 2, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I would thoroughly recommend it. The guide was committed and articulate. I suppose I had expected more esoteric foodieness, but I now see that the essence of the NY foodie is to care deeply about the quality even of basic staples like pizza and olives. There was also unexpected and fascinating chunks of history e.g. the speakeasy.
Rating: 5
Frequent NYC visitors
Sun, Jan 2, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
As frequent visitors to NYC, my teen-age daughter and I were looking for something "different" to do. This tour was one of the best we have ever taken of NYC. It was the perfect mix of Village trivia, architecture facts, history, and FOOD. The restaurant stops were wonderful and the food was fantastic!
Rating: 5
Family group of six
Fri, Dec 31, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Very good and informative tour Excellent guide Cindy
Rating: 5
UK couple on 1st trip to NY
Fri, Dec 31, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Excellent , well worth trying much info from enthusiastic guide -Cindy- and good food too. Group of 16 mixed UK and Americans some locals on 3rd trip!