Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  1,464 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 129 366 0 = 366 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 237 659 0 = 659 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 534 1,466 2 = 1,464 100% 4.9
All 5,840 15,669 49 = 15,620 99% 4.8
Rating and reviews for:

Chelsea Market/Meatpacking Dist Food Tasting Tour

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Discover Manhattan's latest hot-spot for food, art, fashion and nightlife and sample some of Chelsea Market's best delicacies.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Informative, wonderful guide, great tastings!
Sat, Aug 18, 07   12:00 PM JoyceLomma Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We thoroughly enjoyed the Saturday afternoon with our guide. He was very informative, lots of fun to be with, and made our entire group feel lucky to have him as our guide. The tastings were great. We had beautiful weather and the tour outside of the Chelsea Market was interesting, and delightful.
Rating: 4
Tad disappointing
Thu, Aug 16, 07   11:30 AM NanRickard Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
A few years ago, my sister and I took the Greenich Village Food Tour and were totally wowed by it. Since then, we have both sent friends to take the tour. This one just wan't as good. Our guide had a pleasant personality, but his lines seemed "canned" and his focus seemed to be on passing out the food, not filling in quite so many details. He filled his time telling us to walk around the different stores while he set up the next hand out. He told us several times to come back in five years when the area would be really changed.

We liked the chance to go on the roof top hotel observation deck, but would have enjoyed a few more details about the new or established restaurants in the area and, maybe, a peak into a couple of them. When I got home and read your flyer, I realized there were some mighty fascinating restaurants that he told us nothing about.

The guide, additonally, made no mention of the art gallerys which we had been told were in the Chelsea area. After the tour, we wondered where they are.

The food tastings were good and generous. We especially likee the gelati.

An opportunity to view the studios of the food net work would have been a great addtion to the tour!
Rating: 5
Great--So much fun
Fri, Aug 10, 07   11:30 AM RalphBarb Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
We, my husband and I had a great time. Next time we are in the city we will either do the village or soho. Our guice, Daryl B---- was also really good.
Rating: 5
Great review of the Chelsa/meat-packing district.
Fri, Aug 10, 07   11:30 AM RLKerr Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The tour guide was both informative and entertaining. He provided great reviews of the shops and resteaurants. The tastings were outstanding and made you wanting to go back for more(which we did).

This is a must tour for anyone who has not visited the Chelsa Market and the Meat-Packing district.
Rating: 5
Fri, Jul 27, 07   12:00 PM lriccajr Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
While born and raised in New York, although I don't live there any longer, I had never visited this area before or really knew about it, other than that it existed. It was a really worthwhile tour with excellant food, a fantastic, very knowledgable tour guide, nice people from New Orleans, Europe and Australia, and educational. I went because of a recommendation from a friend, and will definitely recommend this to others.
Rating: 5
Curt was fabulous
Fri, Jul 27, 07   11:30 AM vjwackeen Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I thought we spent too much time at Chelsea Market, but that may be because there are not a lot of restaurants in the area. Curt was wonderful. He's entertaining, friendly, funny and knowledgeable.
Rating: 5
Marvelous Way to Experience NY
Sun, Jul 22, 07   11:30 AM endredi Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour led by Cindi. The group size was just right, and the tastings were quite extensive and varied. We were surprised to have so many "locals" in the group, as well as tourists. We are looking forward to taking other offered tours in the future. Thanks for the memories!
Rating: 5
great tour
Sat, Jul 14, 07   11:30 AM KarenHart Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
guide was knowledgeable and very pleasant. pace was good, although it would have been nice to visit food network studios too. food was great and a nice variety. time went by fast and at the end I wished there was more! kh
Rating: 5
Surprise Tour of NYC
Fri, Jul 13, 07   11:30 AM sealady Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I had read some online reviews of this tour and suggested to my friend that we take the tour. My friend is a vegetarian and when it said "Meatpacking District" she was turned off. We loved this tour and would highly recommend it to others who have an interest in food and unusual finds in markets. This area is new and not totally discovered so was not packed with tourists. We loved all the shops we were taken into for tastings and the tour guide was very down to earth and a true delight. You could tell she loved the area and knew the history behind this district. Since we were from Nevada she gave us a true picture of New York and this area. Would love to go on the tour again because I am sure we missed some things.
Rating: 5
We loved it!
Sat, Jul 7, 07   12:00 PM JHelper Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our Chelsea Market Food Tastings and Tour with Bob was terrific! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and, though we hadn't had any breakfast, felt we could happily wait until dinner to eat again after enjoying all the various tastings. Bob was a wonderful, enthusiastic, caring and informative guide and a nice guy, wanting to see everyone enjoy ourselves. We'd do it again!!! Jan and Gary Helper