Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  1,512 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 170 479 2 = 477 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 262 732 2 = 730 99% 4.9
Last 12 months 554 1,516 4 = 1,512 99% 4.9
All 5,936 15,932 51 = 15,881 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
One of the best tours we took in New York
Sat, Sep 15, 07   11:00 AM BeverlyDana Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Our tour guide, Curt, was so enthusiastic and informative. The 3 hour walking tour

went by too fast. Not only did we learn about the food of NY but also architecture, high cost of living in NY and neighborhood changes. We highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
My "girls" loved it!
Fri, Sep 14, 07   12:00 PM ritagone Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I brought a group of 30-something ladies (and my 30-something daughter) who have been together as a group for 13 years. I thought they would love the food aspect of the tour, and they did. Our guide, Darrell, was quite pleasant and articulate and funny. The only change I would make is to go directly to the hotel rooftop and skip the tour part on the walk there, which was just mentioning showrooms and restaurants and Coyote Ugly's bar. To me this was the least interesting part of the tour. I loved the history of the building and how it was converted to shops, and of course the food sampling (best lobster bisque I've ever had!) was wonderful. Lots of bang for your buck!
Rating: 5
Extemely interesting and informative
Sat, Sep 8, 07   11:00 AM john66 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a great guide who knew the history of the buildings and the areas. Sampling products at various stores was another great feature. We could not have done and seen as much if we were on our own. We may do this again on our next trip to N.Y.
Rating: 5
Tour and Curt were FANTASTIC!!!!!!!
Tue, Aug 28, 07   12:30 PM kaygeter Female 60-69 Local Individual
I have lived in New Jersey all of my life, but I happen to see the article in the Star Ledger in June and thought it looked interesting. I calle for my reservation and then also asked a friend if she would be interested. We had a great time. Curt made the tour. He is so cheery, knowledgeable and considerate. I'd recommend this tour to everyone - local and tourtist. It was just great
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.