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Rating: 4.8  867 rating points
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Last 3 months 52 135 0 = 135 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 137 366 0 = 366 100% 4.8
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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
Excellent guide. A nice mix to content.
Tue, May 8, 07   12:00 PM Antonette1 Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We were a group of 5 friends. 3 having been to NY & 2 not.

Your tour proved to be a highlight of our 5 day stay. It gave us an excellent feel for the area & returned one evening to enjoy dinner at Monty's, visit the Comedy Cellar, & a Blues venue.

The mix of history, & food cultures proved excellent. We tried things that we would never have found or tasted.

We all would highly recommend this tour to others.

The weather was an added bonus - no umbrellas required!!

Antonette Stone.

Rating: 4
Great tour
Sat, Apr 28, 07   12:00 PM Julzoomn Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour was very interesting - we learned alot about the area. the only thing i didn't like was I thought the guide went a little to fast everything else was great.
Rating: 5
GREAT!!!
Wed, Nov 22, 06   12:00 PM funny012 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great food & area information. Would do it again!!
Rating: 3
Great tour guide but need a sit down break
Sat, Nov 11, 06   12:00 PM janicefox Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Barri, the tour guide, was the best part of the tour. She was extremely knowledgable and passionate about the area.

If there is not going to be a break in the walkiing, that needs to be stated in the write up. I went with a group of ten women and it was very tiring for many of them. We had been on the previous tours and there was always a stop to sit and catch your breath...this definitely needs to be included on this tour for it to be enjoyable for many. Also, the food on this tour is very ethnic...it would be better if there was a better mix of the food. Many in our group did not enjoy the food selections...how about a regular bakery or a chocolate shop? We were all definitely craving something sweet after the tour. I would hope that you could make some adjustments so that this trip would measure up to the two previous trips.
Rating: 5
A definite must-do in NYC
Sat, Nov 4, 06   12:00 PM mkeeler Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
All three of us had taken (and thoroughly enjoyed) the first Greenwich food tour a few months ago and were equaly enthusiastic about this one. Great guide (Barry, not Mary!), interesting information, excellent food. A great value and perfect way to learn about NYC. The next morning we returned to Cafe del Mar for a wonderful brunch. Good food at a very reasonable price.
Rating: 5
Fantastic! Our guide made it all.
Wed, Nov 1, 06   12:00 PM BLindeberg Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We wish this kind of tours could be possible everywhere in Ny.Next time we´ll try another of your tours

We had this phenomenal guide, Barry, who took well care of us all, who informed us so well on cultural and gastronomical issues while we walked. We could not miss anything. We´ll remember New York after this, be sure.
Rating: 4
Great guides, good information, too much standing
Sat, Sep 9, 06   12:00 PM adeleowatz Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Other
I loved the information that we were given about the area that we were in and the restaurants that we could return to to eat,d rink and derive entertainment from. The down part of the trip was a lot of standing around instead of walking or finding a spot where we could all sit and listen to the guides. The food was good and they accommodated individuals who were vegans and disliked spicey food. Very considerate. Some of the portions could have been larger or peraps have two small ortions of two different foods at the same location. I wold reccommend this tour to others in the New York area as something to do when they first arrived so that they had options for dinners and entertainment away from Broadway.
Rating: 4
very good
Sat, Sep 9, 06   12:00 PM Sheilaghw Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour was very good. Barry seemed annoyed when I bought some food at a pasta shop. She told me three times that the tour would not wait. I agreed each time, saying OK, we'll catch up. The third time was REALLY annoying. The group had not left when my purchase was complete for reasons that have nothing to do with me. Therefore, at least two of the three naggings were superfluous.

Also, there was no bathroom stop on a three hour event.. Not so good for persons over sixty.

Otherwise, we enjoyed the food, the history, and the tour.
Rating: 4
Heart of Village Tour
Sat, Feb 14  12:30 PM sitalow2000 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The food on the tour was great! It is a great value for the money and a very fun activity. The only negative was the tour guide. She was a bit harsh when we arrived when she learned that some of our party of 11 were going to be late (they ended up being 10 min late) and made a big thing about where where we sat / put out coats in the meeting place restaurant. We actualy started our tour at another place so not sure why we had to meet at one place and hand out water / napkins there vs just meeting at the actual fist stop and handing stuff out there. All in all, as I mentioned the food was good, the tour guide descriptions of the area was ok.
Rating: 5
A GREAT EXPERIENCE
Sat, Feb 14  12:00 PM Daiseygirl22 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Not only was the food at 7 different restaurants exellent but the history of the neighborhood where the restaurants were located was very interesting!

I would recommend this tour to whoever enjoys food, likes to walk and enjoys the history of NY