Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  903 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 114 295 3 = 292 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 217 580 3 = 577 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 340 906 3 = 903 100% 4.8
All 3,178 8,352 29 = 8,323 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: 4
Enjoyable and Tasty
Fri, Mar 13, 09   12:30 PM JDFILL Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
An enjoyable afternoon. Susan was pleasant and knowledgable and has an obvious affection for the area. The food was tasty. We want to go back and try several of the restaruants.
Rating: 5
Great Day
Sat, Dec 20, 08   12:00 PM gsavarese Female 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
Our guide Diana was informative and well versed in her subject. The food was varied and very good. The weather left a lot to be desired as it was extremely cold and icy. Diana did everything in her power to keep us warm and entertained. Will do this tour again on a nice spring day. this was one of my daughter's Christmas presents and she enjoyed it tremendously. Thank you.
Rating: 5
Our group enjoyed the day...the food , leader.
Fri, Dec 12, 08   12:00 PM Spages Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was a well organized trip. Raheed was informative on the area as well as the restaurants. We would request his group again. The food was all very ethic and delicious. A well planned trip....only we wished we could have tasted those cupcakes!!1
Rating: 5
Sat, Nov 22, 08   12:00 PM kjd9999 Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Other
Great afternoon, spoilt only by the biting cold. Rahim was an articulate and charismatic guide who displayed in depth knowledge on both the food and the areas we passed through.
Rating: 5
A Very Pleasant Experience
Sat, Nov 15, 08   12:00 PM Helwig Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Excellent Food

Great Restaurants

Very Informative Tour Guide

Wonderful Weather

Tour Guide Was Very Considerate Of My Needs
Rating: 5
Perfect view of the central Village!
Sat, Oct 25, 08   12:30 PM bridgechatha Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Very enjoyable and informative. Wonderful guide and delicious food, great for locals and visitors.
Rating: 5
Terrific food and tourguide
Fri, Oct 17, 08   12:00 PM mlevine2 Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
There was just the right mix of information about the local area and great tasting foods.
Rating: 5
Historical, informative, and enjoyable
Thu, Oct 16, 08   12:30 PM ShirleeClark Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Susan did a great job.
Rating: 5
Sat, Oct 4, 08   12:00 PM raheyer Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great way to spend 3 hours. Entertaining guide. Have done 3 food tours.

Please add more. Thanks!
Rating: 4
Great food; too much "advertising"; guide needs im
Fri, Sep 26, 08   12:00 PM tonywernert Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was our second tour; we did the Central Village tour last Thanksgiving it was with Cindy and it was fantastic). Our guide (Rahim..sp??) was wonderfully enthusiastic and humorous, BUT, he kept callings the group "guys" WAY too many times, as in "OK, guys, let's go here" or "Hey, guys, this is a really great place....". Also, we had two run-ins with neighbors. They were silly/stupid/inappropriate locals, BUT, it appeared to us that Rahim was too confrontational with them. It felt awkward.

Also, some of his neighborhood facts/comments were not correct. I'm by no means an NYC expert, but he'd say things that I knew simply were not true from a common sense standpoint. For instance, he told us that St. Anthony's Church (1860's) was the oldest parish in NYC. That's not true...it's the oldest parish in NYC specifically serving the Italian community.....the plaque says so.

Lastly, it just felt that much of his recommendations were advertising for places along the route rather than discussions on food diversity and availability. It's hard to describe what made it seem that way, but it just did!

Otherwise, we thoroughly enjoyed it and will do another one of your food tours on our next visit.