Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  3,828 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 416 1,164 1 = 1,163 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 717 2,045 1 = 2,044 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,371 3,834 6 = 3,828 100% 4.9
All 15,352 41,501 149 = 41,352 99% 4.8
Rating and reviews for:

Original Greenwich Village Food and Culture Tour

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Enjoy the history and culture of this Bohemian neighborhood, tasting delicacies from classic mom n' pop food shops and ethnic eateries.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
perfect, best ever,
Mon, Aug 27, 07   11:30 AM ALISONSCHMID Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
i have taken a lot of group tours (all over the world) and Cindy was perfect. I thought that the walking trip was balanced between the history of NYC and the food shops. Great job.
Rating: 4
Recommend the tour but with a different tour guide
Sun, Aug 5, 07   12:00 PM carolynchoo Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
In general, I would recommend this tour, however, with a different tour guide than the one we had. The direction clearly states that we should be at the meeting locating 15 minutes PRIOR to the tour. This means that the tour guide should have been there earlier than 15 minutes. Our guide showed up late (at noon) and started to yell at me for calling the office to confirm the location and time. He also said that the direction on the internet is not very clear. Is this true?? Did we waste our time and show up too early???

There was no apologies for being late. The simple I am sorry (and I was running late) would have been appropriate. His attitude was very unprofessional and almost degrading. His attitude and stupid jokes ruined that tour that would have been very pleasant otherwise.
Rating: 5
Wonderful and Entertaining Tour!
Thu, Jul 5, 07   11:30 AM SANDYGANDOLF Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting New York! Our tour guide, Mike, was extremely knowledgeable about the area, as he must have been a resident of Greenwich, which really added to the tour experience - it gave you a flavor or what it was like to live in Greenwich - past and present! The food we sampled was delicious, and with the great commentary from our guide made this tour well worth the time and money!! Thanks for a great experience!
Rating: 4
enjoyable tour, knowledgeable guide, lots to eat
Wed, Jun 27, 07   11:30 AM HollyEland Female Unspecified Local Family With Children
Tour guide Michael was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about Greenwich Village and its culture, food, history, etc. We were well fed (I was stuffed) by the end of 3-hour tour and well informed about available food establishments and specialty food shops plus restaurants in the neighborhood. All of the food was good. However, there was too much pizza - 3 different pizza stops in 1 tour is excessive. There was too much fried food, pastry and dessert . We had no fresh vegetables or fish or fresh fruit which was kind of disappointing. All of those items should have been incorporated even if that required a slight increase in tour cost.
Rating: 4
a fun way to learn about the Village
Sat, Jun 9, 07   3:00 PM RosemaryLee Female Unspecified Local Family Without Children
This was my birthday treat for my husband!

We were very happy with the service of our guide- he was fun and warm and entertaining. He guided us through the Village with witty stories and interesting facts . It was fun walking through the small resturants, too bad there wasn't any samples there. The food samples from the specialty shops were very delicious! We were stuffed. (tip: don't overstuff yourself on the first Pizza stop!)

I always find that being in the place where history was made and being made aware of it gives one great insights into why things are the way they are. throw in the food aspect and you've got yourself one heck of a great tour!

The village is a facinating area and we were very happy with my special gift !

Rating: 5
REALLY excellent. One of the highlights!
Wed, Jun 6, 07   11:00 AM dnacrady Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Curt (our intrepid guidemeister) was friendly, civilized, extremely knowledgeable about food and local architecture but, more than anything, VERY enthusiastic about the neighborhood, the eats, the shops. The food we tasted was wonderful, we wanted to go back to the village and eat more of everything. Just a wonderful introduction to the neighborhood and a thoroughly great time led by a very amusing but very gentlemanly, upbeat, articulate guide.
Rating: 5
Highly Recommended
Thu, May 24, 07   11:30 AM fastnfurious Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Highly recommended tour due to the personality and vast knowledge of tour guide. Having the business owners visit with the tour group was a nice touch.

Tour guide might not want to make assumption that everyone is from out-of-town. I didn't not enjoy the tasting consisting of deep-fried mushrooms as much.
Rating: 5
Thu, May 17, 07   11:00 AM kwparker Female Unspecified Combination Group of Friends
Cindy was as enthusiastic & as knowledgable as one can imagine. The tour provided a fun, interesting, and deliciously intimate view of the Village. My friend from Paris and I both loved every minute.
Rating: 5
Wonderful Experience
Tue, May 15, 07   11:00 AM PeltzM Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My college age daughter and I went on this tour along with a couple of friends.

What a great way to spend a few hours with family and friends. The food was good, the tour of the village was outstanding and the places we visited were all very friendly and hospitable. We will definitely go back to several of them for lunch or dinner.

At the end of it all we could not believe how much we had actually eaten over the few hours we were walking.

Thank you for a great tour experience.
Rating: 5
very enjoyable
Sat, Feb 10, 07   11:00 AM eileengeiss Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Our group of four had a very enjoyable time on the food tour. We enjoyed all of the food selections and learning about the history and culture of Greenwich Village. We highly recommend this tour. We plan on returning and participating in one of the other tours offered.