Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  4,180 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 459 1,290 2 = 1,288 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 900 2,531 2 = 2,529 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,486 4,183 3 = 4,180 100% 4.9
All 15,962 43,208 151 = 43,057 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
excellent tour
Fri, Jun 6, 08   11:00 AM electromagne Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The tour was amazing as our tour guide, Marie, was punctual, knowlegeable and enthusiastic. The food samples were delicious and would highly recommend this activity.
Rating: 5
An informative and extremely pleasant experience
Fri, May 16, 08   11:00 AM BertCBach Male Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My son and I were concerned that a heavy rain would diminish major features of the tour. It did not. In spite of heavy rain, we visited each of the locations. We had unbrellas, but our tour guide provided rain ponchos for those who did not. The tour guide was pleasant, informed, enthusiastic about her job, and attentive to the questions and interests of a diverse group. An extremely valuable feature of the tour is that the food establishments we visited (especially some small restaurants and shops to which I was introduced) will, in several instances, be experiences I will revisit. I visit New York twice a year. Because of my experience on this tour, I plan to schedule other Verve tours on my future visits.
Rating: 5
I loved the whole experience.
Sun, May 4, 08   11:00 AM estowe Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I loved the whole experience.
Rating: 5
great time
Sun, May 4, 08   11:00 AM ashleyprosek Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
i really enjoyed the food tour. the only suggestion i would liek to pose is to not do two pizza restaurants on the tour. i understand these places probably are the simplest to do a sampling at but i think it would have been nicer to have a sample at a different type of restaurant. i am really excited to go back and try all the restaurants that were featured on the tour.
Rating: 5
A taste of true NYC flavor, village style
Thu, May 1, 08   11:30 AM clynnb3 Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Other
This tour will help you sample the fine food and fun character of a New York City village. The guides are in no hurry to chase you away, but rather would love to have you stay and visit. What a charming experience for all ages. Do be sure to wear comfortable shoes and prepare for the weather.
Rating: 5
Food was delicious/Tour exceptionally informative
Tue, Apr 15, 08   11:00 AM JoAnnThomas Female Unspecified Local Group of Friends
We found this tour to be fun and informative. All the eateries we visited exceeded my expectations. The tour guide was very interesting and entertaining.
Rating: 5
Fun and delicious
Wed, Apr 2, 08   11:00 AM alicemann Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Kirk was a great guide! You are lucky to have him. I wish I had taken notes, he shared much more that I could remember. The pace was easy, which was good for me since I'm not in great shape. Most of the food samples were very good. But I did wish we had had something a little more adventuresome at Murry's! (Also, little critism - Kirk compareed the Piave to Romano when it is really more closely related to a not so aged parm reggiano). I returned to O&O where I spent too much money because they offered "free" shipping, But the prices were so high I know they didn't loose much GP off me! And I returned to Cornielia Cafe for coffee and to rest and read before moving on to walk up to the Celsea Market. I used the coupon at Jaques Torres for a very very small sample of Hot Chocolate, But I bought a full size one and a box of chocolate. And returned Cornielia St Cafe to hang out at the bar. (Where I shared a drink with the owner!) And went to thier 8:30 show. All in all I had a great day which was certainly jump started by your tour. I would resommend this tour to anyone. Thank-you.
Rating: 5
good clean fun
Tue, Mar 25, 08   11:00 AM ajuell Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I live in New York and frequently have visitors from out of town. I get really bored taking people to the same old touristy spots. The food tour was a great way to spend the day. My friends really loved it and we all enjoyed learning about some of the special local restaurants. The historical aspect of the tour was great too. I totally recommend the Greenwich Village tour... sign up for Curt's group. He's hilarious and has an uncanny ability to remember everyone's name.
Rating: 5
Great Tour!
Wed, Mar 12, 08   11:00 AM martha123 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
excellent tour guide.(he definitely made it the most fun)........fun stops good overview of wide variety of food.......could be 2/5 vs 3 hrs
Rating: 5
A Highly Recommended Tour
Fri, Jan 18, 08   11:00 AM thekua Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified