Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  1,617 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 161 444 0 = 444 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 339 947 2 = 945 99% 4.9
Last 12 months 584 1,620 3 = 1,617 99% 4.9
All 6,106 16,403 51 = 16,352 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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 4
money well spent
Sun, May 29, 05   11:30 AM Celeste Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We took the tour on a friends recommendation who had visited the market just two weeks before us. My husband and I really enjoyed the tour, our guide was very enthusiastic (I wish I could remember his name) and provided us with great details and very interesting facts. He was very knowlegable about the tour he gave and he even gave us an added bonus through Greenich village. We ended our tour with him in a freinds beautiful garden for our dessert.
Rating: 5
Guide far superior to guides in other tours
Sun, May 22, 05   11:30 AM Charny Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The tour started on time, the participants were perfect for this type of event--congenial and anxious to be involved. Guide was most effective in taking charge, Let us know where she'd be, where to meet, how many minutes she'd be gone. Well planned and executed.

The tour dropped to almost zero when we went out of the facility. Altho much of the first portion (shops and future shops) was interesting, the stop at the bar was a real turnoff. It was dirty dark and filled me with revulsion. Could have had a more upbeat finale to such a wonderful day.

I have told many people about the tour and suggested they try it when in New York.
Rating: 5
Fun & Informative
Sun, May 8, 05   11:30 AM brayton5 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I really enjoyed the tour. The guide was enthusastic and entertaining. The history of the area was interesting and the food was great.
Rating: 4
Good, but underscores neighborhood.
Fri, Apr 29, 05   11:00 AM EnidLayes Male 30-39 Local Other
Really enjoyed the tour, food and history lesson, but walked away with an overwhelming sadness about the neighborhood. The guide kept saying that the gentrification was really great, but what's great about landlords quadrupling rents, moving an entire industry to a remote part of the Bronx, and gloating about a building going for 12 million, when it was up for 400,000 5 years ago. Restaurants are great, and 60$ t-shirts from the boutiques is terrific. I know this happened in Soho and elsewhere, but I still don't condone it. It was like you're tour had a subtle helping hand in promoting the decline of a once great industry/area in NYC. Even the guide said to me that he nevers ventures there at night as it's a "scene". I couldn't agree more. It seems to me that it's the epitome of New York being sold to the rich. Sad.
Rating: 5
Will take other tours.
Tue, Apr 19, 05   10:30 AM RitaDolce Female 50-59 Local Other
Curt is a great tour guide. Very knowledgable , courteous, fun. He made the tour memorable. I highly recommend it and am going to take the greenwich Village tour.
Rating: 5
Great food, Great time
Tue, Apr 19, 05   10:30 AM sbarn50 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My husband and I own a time share in NYC, and we come once a year to the city. We try to plan one walking tour per visit. The Chelsea/ meatpacking area has interested me, so we booked this tour on line.Our tour group included a group of nine retired teachers, and we were right at home with them, since we are educators ourselves. Kurt was fabulous, and we enjoyed the narration of the history of the area. The food was authentic, and the weather was perfect.

Next time we will definitely do the Greenwich Village tour.
Rating: 5
Interesting and Informative
Tue, Apr 19, 05   10:30 AM janefilner Female 30-39 Local Other
Tour guide Curt was able to mix humor and history along with great food. Good fun!
Rating: 5
Sun, Apr 17, 05   11:30 AM milic13 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
my husband and i thoroughly enjoyed this tour, and curt was very informative and entertaining. great food!
Rating: 4
We didn't go away hungry..........................
Sat, Apr 16, 05   11:00 AM JeanCantwell Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We enjoyed this tour very much. There were 7 of us in the group and we especially enjoyed the market. Of course, most of us have watched the food channel, and look forward to seeing more of the food channel since we have been to the market. I am sure the Meatpacking area will improve as changes are made.

We also went on the Greenwich tour several months ago, and that had more to offer as far as restaurants were concerned.

However, we would recommend both tours, and have done so. No one has been disappointed.

Jean Cantwell
Rating: 5
Best tour we have ever taken in NYC!
Sat, Apr 9, 05   11:00 AM CHRISTEEN Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I went on this tour with five other friends, all females, we absolutely loved it! Of course the food tasting was great, but, it was really interesting to see a different side of NYC. It wasn't an area we would have found on our own. Curt was really great. He was very funny and informative. The three hour tour seemed to end in one. It was worth the money for sure. I would even do it again.