Deborah BarattaUnited States
Dominick was an incredible guide. As a former N.O. city planner his knowledge of this city is extensive. Our tour took in several restaurants for tasting southern foods which stretched us to try some "real" specialities including alligator and catfish. Aside from full tummies we took away much information imparted to us about the history of N.O. from its beginning, through the French/Spanish/French/American occupations, wars, fires and Katrina's aftermath and massive rebuilding. Highly recommend Dominick.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am happy that you are happy! It is fun sharing my city with visitors and hopefully you have a clearer idea of what Mardi Gras is and isn’t Thanks for trying all of the food items Hope to see you again Dominick
Kimberly DicksonUnited States
We LOVED your tour. It was definitely a highlight of our short trip to New Orleans and gave us excellent context and background on the city, while also letting us have one amazing taste after another ending with some great jazz! Your passionate love of the city is what we wanted in a tour by a local - their feel and insights, as a local. It helped us quickly fall in love with the city. We definitely have to figure out how to come back.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sounds like you were "infected". My hope to to have visitors feel and taste the lace and fall in love with it! Sounds like you did. Thanks for selecting me and choosing New Orleans as your destination. Bring the kids next time...we'l baby sit so you can go out at night! Dominick
Phillip ZuckerUnited States
Dominick the entire family enjoyed your historic knowledge of the French / Spanish Quarter, coupled with the up to the min awareness of where to try great local cuisine. With you as our guide; we really had a terrific time on our 1st day in New Orleans.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am delighted to know you had fun and hope that you as a group or individuals return for more New Orleans. Your questions added to the tour and helped me inform you. Hope your dinner at GW was memorable, if there was any room for anything! If Tulane is a reality, I am glad to help with boots on the ground. Thanks, Dominick
Amos Ben-israelUnited States
Dominick is a first class guy and excellent tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much. I enjoyed spending time with you both. Dominick
George WuUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks I do hope you had fun! Dominick
Natalia ShklyarUnited States
Dominick is an outstanding tour guide. He knows and lives the city. He is professional, knowledgeable, pleasant, resourceful. Great communication. We were very lucky to find him and will be recommending him to our friends. Thank you Dominick!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words. Your insightful questions made the tour better for it gave me to opportunity to focus on your specific ideas. Hopefully the tours gave you some insight about the North versus South aspects of our history. Hope to see you all again. Dominick
Richard KelloggUnited States
Dominick gave us an incredible tour of the city that included incredible restaurants and food. We followed his recommendations and we were not disappointed. I can't imagine there is a better tour guide, so if you have the chance to choose, you should choose Dominick. Finally, Dominick's knowledge of the city and how this city evolved over the years is very interesting and extensive. You can't go wrong with a tour by Dominick!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words. I am delighted that the tour met your approval. Thanks for coming back to enjoy our wonderful food and history. I do hope to see you again.... we could visit some eateries outside the French Quarter! Dominick
Charles FeingershUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The Taste Tour is very popular and I think you would agree that we had some great food no matter where we went...even at Rocky and Carlos! Small portions! Come back when you're hungry... Dominick
Eleanor KennedyLondon, United Kingdom
Dominick is a fabulous guide - he is wonderfully passionate about his city and brings its history, politics, economics and geography to life over delicious appetizers! I cannot recommend this tour highly enough!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to meet you and share my hometown. I hope during your stay you got to experience the unique character and people of New Orleans. It is different than most places in the US and frankly we like it that way. Please tell everyone you know that New Orleans is in recovery and getting better everyday in a post-Katrina world. Please come back and see us. Thanks, Dominick
Dennis SeveranceAnn Arbor, MI, United States
Dominic was the perfect guide for an evening in New Orleans. Personable and lighthearted, he led a leisurely stroll of the city filled with knowledgeable conversation and stopping for both some local fare and an evening in a jazz club on Bourbon St. Loved it!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to meet you. I am delighted that you had a good time and hope that your overall New Orleans experience was enjoyable and informative. Please tell your friends and others that we're here and ready to welcome all visitors. Thanks for selecting me to be your guide and for choosing New Orleans as your destination. Dominick
Robert J. KeanUnited States
This was an excellent addition to our day tour. Dominic knows the New Orleans culinary scene. His suggestions regarding the choices of cuisine and insistence on finding that "right taste" at several locations was a great experience. The evening concluded with time at a great jazz club with exceptional classic and contemporary riffs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am happy that out food and music tour fit the bill. New Orleans has so many options!! Thanks also for trying a number of food items. Please some see us again. Dominick
Chris L.United States
Dominick brings a true local perspective to his tours and this combined with his passion and energy for bringing New Orleans to life makes him an excellent guide. I am normally reluctant to book a walking tour for over two hours as that is about the maximum amount of time my interest can be retained. Dominick had no problem keeping our interest for the full 3 hour tour as he has great stories and a communication style to keep one engaged. I highly recommend him as a New Orleans tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to have you both tour the French Quarter and see it through my eyes this time. The Quarter is a unique place and I hope the information discussed gave you new insight to the people, place and culture of New Orleans. There are many places outside the Quarter to see for New Orleans has many beautiful neighborhoods. Hopefully you'll be back some day and visit places visitors rarely see. Thanks for choosing me and for making New Orleans your travel destination. Dominick
Carl R.United States
We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the food realm with Dominick. The food was outstanding, conversation was enlightening and he was a most gracious host. Spent almost five hours with him, though scheduled for only three.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so glad you enjoyed the food tour. Not everyone who takes this tour is willing to try new things but you were willing and that made it a better experience. I hope the tour information and food gave you new insight to city. Thanks for selecting me to be your guide. Dominick
Erna SmeetsUnited States
We were a tough group, because of food allergies and preferences, but Dominick handled it with grace. He sent some suggestions for us to look at menus beforehand, and was flexible to the last minute. He knows so much about the French quarter, it was a super enjoyable tour! Fabulous Dominick, thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You guys weren't tough! We just had fewer options to choose from food-wise! You were more than flexible and willing to try new things and that willingness made the tour work. I hope each restaurant presented a different atmosphere, menu and taste. You guys ate everything so I can only guess you enjoyed it! Thanks for choosing me to be your guide and for visiting New Orleans. Hopefully I'll see you again. Dominick
Jocelyn StewartUnited States
Dominick is a fabulous guide. His walking culinary tour should not be missed by anyone wanting the real flavor of NOLA.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for selecting me to be your guide and for choosing New Orleans as your destination. I am so glad you all were Foodies for you could truly enjoy the experience. Hopefully too you learned something about the city's history, people and culture. Hope to see you again. Dominick
Bob ScozzafavaUnited States
When traveling my family and I love to have a tour guide that has a detailed understanding of not just the sites but also the history. Dominic is your guy for New Orleans & surrounding areas. Born & raised in New Orleans Dominick's first career was a city planner. Now retired, he provides visitors with his energy, knowledge & passion for his city. We booked short notice tour & he was very accomodating to build a walking/tasting tour of the French Quarter. We will definitely use him again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the kind words. Your participation in our discussion made the time together more personal and interesting. I hope everyone you met in New Orleans made you feel at home and welcome. Given more time to plan I can develop a more in-depth time while in New Orleans on your next visit. Hope to see you again. Dominick
Kathy KocharhookUnited States
Our tour with Dominick was easily the highlight of our recent visit to New Orleans. His knowledge and depth of understanding of New Orleans is evident and encompasses her history, architecture, culture, food, infrastructure and her people - pointing out many fascinating and little-known things along the way. The restaurants we visited and the food we had were fantastic and very representative of the spirit and culture of the area. His love for his home is palpable and his spirit is infectious.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: How sweet! Hopefully you understand more than you did when you arrived I enjoyed being with you and hope the rest of your trip was tasty and great Thanks Dominick
Joan GenningsUnited States
Fabulous!! Dominick went above and beyond in introducing us to his wonderful city. So many surprises in what we thought we knew about NO......and the food!!!! Perfect!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am delighted that you enjoyed all 6 appetizers! We are blessed here to have wonderful food and I thank you for trying everything! I hope that because of this experience you will be encouraged to try these appetizers in entree form the next time you' re here! Hope to see you again. Don't forget the availability of a Mardi Gras tour!
This tour was wonderful - everyone had a very good time and our group of 9 gave rave reviews of Dominick. He was fantastic - he related well to our group and everyone found him easy to ask to questions of. We visited a few restaurants and the food choices were great - we had a lot of fun, had some great food and drink and lots of wonderful chatter. We also heard a lot of the history of New Orleans, and it was particularly fun at night. Highly recommend Dominick as a tour guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Somehow good food and a few cocktails made everyone smile! All three restaurants offered something different in food, atmosphere and service and I am glad you enjoyed what each place had to offer. Don't forget Mardi Gras in 2016! Thanks, Dominick
Dr. Yvonne S. ThorntonUnited States
OMG!! Dominick's tour, if you want to call it that, should be rated TEN STARS!! It was not a "tour" but a wonderful time with a knowledgeable, affable new friend who knew EVERYTHING as we leisurely strolled down the streets of the French Quarter in New Orleans. Dominick was the BEST tour guide I have ever had. My daughter and I were truly amazed!! He really did his homework. Photos and literature abound. It just made New Orleans come "alive"!! What a GREAT, FABULOUS "Taste of New Orleans".
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your review came in just as I transmitted my comments about your book and movie... Your comments are very kind and I am happy that our time together was enjoyable for you and your daughter. Hope to see and your daughter and your husband again.