Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  3,689 rating points
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Last 3 months 421 1,192 1 = 1,191 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 665 1,871 2 = 1,869 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,313 3,697 8 = 3,689 100% 4.9
All 13,946 37,574 143 = 37,431 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 (family visiting us in NYC)
Fri, Nov 26, 04   11:30 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I would definitely recommend the tour to tourists and natives alike. I wasn't familiar w/ G. Village history or restaurants, so this was interesting. (I would love a little bit more history - but as a former history major in college, perhaps I'm not your typical walking tour participant). It was also nice to find new shops for cheese, chocolate, etc. Some of the shops we visited rival (if not exceed) our slightly uptown shops - maybe we'll make the trek to the Village for future shopping excursions? All in all, 3 hours well spent.
Rating: 5
frequent visitors looking for something different
Fri, Nov 26, 04   11:30 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
very enjoyable-good food-good fun-good deal--also, our tour guide was great!
Rating: 5
Parents showing adult children the big apple.
Fri, Nov 26, 04   11:30 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
A wonderful way to be introduced to Greenwich and welcomed to Manhattan. We came away feeling like a part of the community and confident about returning for dining, shopping, and the arts. Cindy treated us with great care and fine humor.
Rating: 5
visiting from Wisconsin for Thanksgiving
Fri, Nov 26, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We had a great time! I thought it was a good mix of information and food. The guide was both knowledgeable and entertaining.Loved the neighborhood and was only sorry we had so little time to try out all the wonderful restaurents. Thanks again for all the time and effort put into your tours.
Rating: 5
two world-traveled friends from the Baltimore-Washington area
Fri, Nov 26, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
(1) the guide loved her role as host, and her enthusiasm for her neighborhood was infectious; (2) "tasting on the fly" was a great way to sample new foods and restaurants; to have stopped, sat down, and lingered at any one place would have limited the overall experience; (3) I felt like I got "extra value" with the architectural & historical insights provided by the guide/host; and (4) I recommend it highly ! Back home in DC, as I have shared about my weekend with friends, all have been fascinated with the concept of the Food & Culture Tour !
Rating: 5
california couple spending thanksgiving holiday in ny
Wed, Nov 24, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
OUTSTANDING!! We had a great time, in spite of continual rain. It was even better than we expected. Our group leader was so knowledgeable and personable. We learned a lot about the area which we didn't know. The food tasting was fun and a nice variety. We have already recommended it to others and will continue to do so. Thanks so much.
Rating: 5
Couple from the UK visiting New York for the 2nd time
Wed, Nov 24, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
An excellent tour that was made even better by the knowledge of the tour guide Mike. His excellent, in-depth and personal local knowledge of the area, and the obvious respect given to him, not only by the owners of the shops and restaurants where we called, but by the locals of the area, gave validity to his delivery of his subject. This tour should not be altered in any way for to do so would spoil an already perfect product. The shops and restaurants that we visited were excellent giving a insight not only into the varied styles and variety of foods of New York, but also into the local history of the area. We shall certainly recommend it to all we know who visit New York and will most certainly book again on our next visit for a second helping. Please pass on our sincere thanks to Mike, long may he walk the streets of the village. We will always remember his tour as the opening up of a new part of New York to visit and enjoy on future visits.
Rating: 5
First time to NYC. Looking to experience the great ethnic foods.
Wed, Nov 24, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The host was terrific! Entertaining as well as informative. The food was delicious! Truly representative of the multicultural influence of NYC. Fresh samples were carefully prepared by the best of the best in each food category. Also, invaluable was the handout with the written notes on each establishment so they can be enjoyed more fully later. I would highly recommend this tour to others.
Rating: 5
family and friends holiday vacation
Wed, Nov 24, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I would highly recommend this tour for anyone. Even though it rained the entire time, I had a wonderful time and learned so much about the Village. The food we sampled was so wonderful we came back on our own to get more.
Rating: 4
16 assorted vacationers in NYC
Wed, Nov 24, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Our tour guide, Michael, was terrific. Obviously he enjoys doing the tour and has tremendous knowledge regarding Greenwich Village. We enjoyed all of the stops evethough it was raining and we would definitely do another culinary tour someday, perhaps in another neighborhood, i.e. Little Italy or Chinatown. We would recommend this tour to our family and friends.