Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  3,394 rating points
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Last 3 months 200 553 1 = 552 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 471 1,329 2 = 1,327 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,217 3,407 13 = 3,394 99% 4.9
All 13,476 36,245 142 = 36,103 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
family vacation
Fri, Dec 3, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We had a great time, Cindy was wonderful! Very informative a great wasy to spend 3 hours. Looking forward to going to your meatpacking tour the next time. It was worth the money. Sincerely Alice
Rating: 2
food enthusiasts vacationing from England
Tue, Nov 30, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I was deeply disappointed by this tour. firstly let me say that the guide was very knowledgable about the local restaurants and was very friendly. My problem was with the make-up of the tour. It was billed as a food and cultural tour with some samples, but in fact for over half of the 3 hours spent wandering around, we were paraded through the neighbourhood restaurants (to the puzzelment of some diners) and simply told what food was served, at what prices, and if they accepted reservations. We were told that we were being introduced to the restaurants and it was hoped we would return. Quite honestly I could have purchased a restaurant guide with the same information and read it, sitting in one of the areas great bakerys with a coffee. That part bored me rigid and truly spoiled the tour. On the plus side the places where we tried food were generous with their samples and there was slightly more information about background of the chef, proprietor etc. We were better informed about the Greenwich Village area as we walked around it and enjoyed the stories that were related the culture, history and popular characteristics of the neighbourhood. While on the tour we all talked amongst ourselves and there was a distinct feeling that in its present format 3 hours was at least 1+ hours too long. As it stands now, I couldn't recommend this tour, because the good bits were scattered over too much marketing puff. If the tour was condensed, and the neighbourhood history was combined with visits to stores and a few restaurants, which allowed talk about the ingredients used and the methods or influences of the chefs, this would be much more attractive. This recipe needs a rework.
Rating: 4
Mixed - Some from New York state and many from out of state or abroad
Tue, Nov 30, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
My mother and I had a great time on the tour. All of the foods were delicious. I recommend to those signing up that you take the tour early on your vacation so that you have plenty of time to come back and have dinner at some of the restaurants mentioned on the tour. I would reccomend this tour to anyone wanting a nice relaxing stoll around the city. My only criticism is that a cup of coffee would have been nice on our chilly weather tour! It would be an easy add to the tour!
Rating: 5
Me and my mom on a 3-day vacation from California
Tue, Nov 30, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We really enjoyed the tour and the food. If we have time on our next trip back, we'd like to try some of the restaurants. We would recommend the tour to our friends and family.
Rating: 5
family Thanksgiving holiday activity
Sun, Nov 28, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I have mentioned this activity to many of my friends and they are all interested in the tour.
Rating: 5
localish couple
Sun, Nov 28, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Excellent way to spend a few hours. The tour showed many things that it would not be possible for a non local to find on thier own.
Rating: 5
family of 4 from NJ
Sat, Nov 27, 04   12:00 PM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable, the edibles were delicious, great choice of restaurants, nice historical and architectual touches...overall, a great way to spend the afternoon. My kids, ages 19 and 22, loved it too...and they are tough critics!
Rating: 5
I was visiting my daughter forThanksgiving
Sat, Nov 27, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I would have rated this activity/experience as excellent, however, the button was not activitated for Excellent! Our guide was delightful, and loved her job which was obvious in the amazing tour we had. Since my return to Texas, I have told everyone about this experience and have two friends who have booked tickets on my recommendation. Since my daughter lives in Manhattan, it was a wonderful opportunity for her to find out about shops/retaurants that she will frequent.
Rating: 5
family vacation - five of us.
Sat, Nov 27, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
This is an excellent tour & a great intro. to Greenwich Village! Cindy is absolutely the best tour guide! I have personally taken the tour four times in the past 2-1/2 years, each time with different members of my family. Was somewhat disappointed this year that we coudn't wander down Cornelia St. and visit the restaurants there.
Rating: 4
been to NYC before, wanted something "different"
Fri, Nov 26, 04   12:30 PM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
very good historical tour. Food tastings were fun. It was a cold day-was glad to go inside a few times. Our guide was a walking encyclopedia and truly loved the Village. it was lots of fun! I would recommend it.