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Rating: 4.8  1,030 rating points
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Last 3 months 83 229 0 = 229 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 198 522 1 = 521 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 389 1,034 4 = 1,030 99% 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
FOODS OF NY CENTRAL GREENWICH VILLAGE
Sat, Jul 18, 09   12:00 PM bakerca78 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
A GREAT WAY TO LEARN ABOUT A SECTION OF NEW YORK CITY. I WOULDN'T HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT SEEING THIS PART OF THE CITY, BUT AFTER TAKING THIS TOUR I WILL RETURN TO EXPLORE FURTHER.

I'VE SCHEDULE ANOTHER TOUR FOR MY WIFE AND I IN THE NEAR FUTURE THROUGH THE MEATPACKING DISTRICT.
Rating: 5
Very enjoyable and informative experience
Thu, Jul 16, 09   12:00 PM newyork33 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide 'Racmede' (sorry for spelling) was extreemly knowledgeable regarding the local restaurants and history of the area; very considerate for the group while concerned for the locals, particularly with safety of all. My wife and I would strongly recommend both him and the tour and hope in the future to have him as guide on the 'sushi' tour. Best regards, Mike & Nancy Moore
Rating: 5
fabulous
Thu, Jul 9, 09   12:00 PM CECILEPITZER Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Gide was very knowledgeable about the SO Ho district and food.

Every place we went to taste food the food was excellent, I especially enjoyed the cheesecake, the best I ever had.

I would recommend this tour to anybody,
Rating: 5
Beyond Expectations
Thu, Jul 9, 09   12:00 PM llwood Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our Central Village/ SoHo tour was way better than any food tour I have taken previously (other cities). Not only did we have comprehensive and generous tastings from a variety of excellent ethnic restaurants , we also got historical and architectural insights that enhanced our experience. Our guide was friendly, informative, energetic, and respectful. I heartily recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Great Value!
Fri, Jun 26, 09   12:00 PM annwis Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
My husband and I were celebrating our 39th wedding anniversary and had already done many typical outings; events, dinners, trips etc. I went on the West Village Tour last August and loved it and thought this would really appeal to my husband. He loves history, architecture and food!

The tour guide was awesome (Susan)...very knowledgeable and friendly. The size of the group (16) was good...it was easy to hear everything. The food tastings were wonderful and we will go back to several of the restaurants for a meal.

All in all, it was a great value. The tastings provide plenty of food and served as a lunch. The amount of walking is just right and the length of the tour is also good.

I would recommend this highly to anyone who wants to have a more hands on approach to investigating New York City.
Rating: 5
Pouring rain didn't dampen the tour!!
Thu, Jun 18, 09   12:00 PM kathrynlyons Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Wonderful tour guide - he tried to keep us as entertained and dry as possible. Our group loved the food, the history of the area, and the whole tour. We'll be back!
Rating: 3
It Was O.K.
Fri, Jun 12, 09   12:00 PM pfagin Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Thought it was weak on really exploring the food of the Central Village (only two stops in SoHo). The leader was charming and reasonably well informed, but for us who are not real big music enthusiasts there was much too much discussion of musicians and music venues, more on the literary and visual arts would have been somewhat more satisfying for us. We enjoyed the food samplings, but thought there was a bit too much advertising for those restaurants.

I would recommend this tour with reservations. It was strongly recommended to us by friends.
Rating: 5
Fun, well-paced, and good tastes
Fri, Jun 12, 09   12:00 PM owenfay1848 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The variety of tastes was excellent, and the order starting from appetizers to entree to desert was well-done. The guide's narrative about the Central Village was informative. I wish that when we were in the shops/restaurants where an owner or manager was present that the guide would let the owner/manager speak more. The guide gave a "commercial" for the establishment, which is OK, but I would have preferred to have heard directly from the owner/manager. This especially applies to Bellavitae. All in all it was a sucess and we will be back for more.
Rating: 5
One of the top highlights of week in New York
Thu, Jun 11, 09   12:00 PM AliceLewis Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Guide was excellent, infor was great and fun. He had a wonderful presentation and foods were best and better then expected. Have already sent a couple to try it out.
Rating: 4
second food tour with you
Fri, Jun 5, 09   12:00 PM maryainbinde Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Since it was raining, it would be hard to judge this tour. I felt like the leader was not in great command of the information. There were 7 tastings which was less than our last tour. It was fun, but not nearly as fun as our last tour of the Village.