Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  903 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 118 316 3 = 313 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 197 532 3 = 529 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 339 906 3 = 903 100% 4.8
All 3,135 8,245 29 = 8,216 99% 4.8
Rating and reviews for:

Heart of the Village Food & Culture Tour

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Taste off-the-radar eats, hear tales of the 1960's music scene, and stroll through Washington Square Park, the heart of Downtown NYC.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
A delightful first experience in New York
Sat, Sep 26, 09   12:00 PM schermerhorn Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Upon the recommendation of a friend, I booked the Greenwich Village/Soho tour for my husband and myself for our first day in New York. It's been 30 years since I visited New York, and we had just 3 days to feel the rhythm of the city. Our tour was terrifuc, owing to the knowledge and enthusiasm of our guide. (I believe his name is Rahim, a charming young man.) His knowledge of the neighborhoods, his appreciation of the history, and his love of the food made our visit to the area such a pleasure. Thank you for treating us tourists to such a pleasurable experience.
Rating: 5
informative and delicious
Sat, Sep 26, 09   12:00 PM addisheedy Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
rahmin was our guide and he was excellent!

the food was all scrumptious and couldn't have been better

we felt the pit stops where we didn't eat could have been a little shorter as we ran a lttle late

the cuban restaurant was a little rushed as we ordered mojitos and had to gulp down (but was worth it)

i'm looking forward to taking your other tours, especially the sushi

unfortunately, the standing only tours may be too much for us
Rating: 5
eclectic experience
Thu, Sep 24, 09   12:00 PM dquantmeyer Female 60-69 Unspecified Group of Friends
Our tour guide was informative and pleasant. We had moe food on this tour than on the other 2 we had previously taken. We all liked the diversity of the food and background info. We will certainly go again.
Rating: 5
awesome NY fun
Sat, Sep 19, 09   12:00 PM sheilafrech Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The food was good, the tour guide interesting and entertaining, and the history portion of the tour very worthwhile. Would definitely do this again and recommend it!
Rating: 4
Greenwich Village -great restaurants
Fri, Sep 18, 09   12:00 PM Tappy61 Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
As a first time visitor to New York we were glad that a friend had recommended these food and culture tours. We did book online before our trip and would recommend doing so as we just managed to secure the last 4 places. We chose the Greenwich Village area as we were very much into Bob Dylan who lived there during our early teen years in the sixties. The food samples in various cuisines were all delicious and we did make a reservation for an evening meal at one of the Italian restaurants albeit we were staying in a hotel off Times Square. The tour also included visiting the Cafe Wha nightclub, it was a surreal moment for us as it appeared that nothing had changed there since the sixties. We also visited the club on the evening after dining at the restaurant nearby. We thought the resident band on the Sunday evening were brilliant and it was such a good atmosphere.
Rating: 5
Thu, Sep 10, 09   12:30 PM dianewood Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was a terrific tour. It was the highlite of our trip. Susan, Our tour guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and just awesome. The food was incredible. We have enterred some of the restaurants into our next trip. We have also recommednded it to many friends. Thank you for this great experience.
Rating: 5
An Excellent Activity
Fri, Sep 4, 09   12:00 PM wendamc Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was a great thing to do in NYC. Our guide was excellent--very knowledgeable and personable. We went to various restaurants and a couple of shops. The food we had was delicious. The tour was 3 hours, and the pace was just right. I was pleased with the information the guide gave about the area (history and miscellaneous info). We were introduced to restaurants and shops we might otherwise have passed by.

I highly recommend this tour (Greenwich Village/SoHo).
Rating: 4
Very Fun!
Fri, Sep 4, 09   12:00 PM LTD1292 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The food tours offer a wonderful way for out-of-towners to see parts of NYC we might not other wise ever get to. Restaurants visited are all great. We did go to one of them for dinner later in our visit and plan to return to others on future visits to NYC.
Rating: 5
Thoroughly enjoyed our tour!
Sat, Aug 29, 09   12:00 PM montville24 Female 60-69 Local Other
We had a great time - we were 2 sets of parents (60 somethings) with our married children (late twenties) - the six of us loved the tour for so many reasons! The weather did not put a damper on our enthusiasm. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the guide was amazing. We will all go back to the places we visited. Everyone spent time trying to figure our favorite tasting and we all had more than one. This includes my daughter who is a vegetarian and me who doesn't eat pork (I went vegetarian for the day). Our guide was very knowledgeable and it was clear that he loved what he was doing and was most attentive to us.

We have all done the Chelsea Market and Village tours and this one is another great one. Thank you!
Rating: 5
Highly recommend it
Fri, Aug 28, 09   12:00 PM Ellenbeth Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The tour guide was terrific, impressively knowledgeable about area and especially about the restaurants and food we sampled. Have been on other tours, the food was by far the best on this one, both quality and quantity.