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4231 Duke St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22304-2485
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Ranked #21 of 654 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $23
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: North Gordon
Transit: Nearest Metro Station: King Street Metro is 2.2 miles away within walking distance if you are in good shape otherwise take a cab.
Description: Nestled in the West End, Tempo Restaurant is one of Alexandria's best-kept secrets. This elegant, but unpretentious, neighborhood restaurant is where the locals dine. Tempo's menu displays a blend of northern Italian and French cuisine, featuring fresh seafood.
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English first
Alexandria, Virginia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

While the setting off of busy Duke leaves something to be desired the food is excellent. The salad dressing on the house salad is citrusy and delicious. Warm rolls with butter are served. The fish is always fresh and the side of vegetables that most meals come with are excellently prepared. I've been here many times and have never been... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Looking at the reviews on Trip Advisor, we chose this restaurant for a dinner in Alexandria on our last night in the DC area. It was great to have parking on the premises, the interior was welcoming and the service was attentive. But we came for the food and while it was good, we had higher expectations based on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at Alexandria hotel at 5:30 p.m. and needed a place for a nice dinner. Selected Tempo from Trip Advisor based on ample menu to satisfy the various dietary needs of our group, reasonable price, location to hotel and high rank. We were lucky to get a reservation via open table on Tempo's website an hour and a half... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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155 reviews 155 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We have eaten here probably 10 times and everytime the food was wonderful and service was good. Great consistent quality.

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Reston, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My parents have been raving about Tempo, a French restaurant in Alexandria for sometime. So, we made Sunday brunch reservations. While the restaurant is in odd location, it's worth finding. The food was outstanding and all of the servers were very attentive. I highly recommend the Eggs Benedict which comes with a side of mashed potatoes and fresh fruit. My... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I met my daughter-in-law to be at the Tempo Restaurant today. Neither of us had been there before, but the reviews on trip advisor were so good that I thought we should try it. Both of our meals were delicious! I had the poached salmon with basil and tomatoes in a delicate, light white wine sauce, and she had another... More 

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Sunset Beach, NC
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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We were visiting friends who consider this a favorite. We hadn't been to Tempo in maybe ten years, but it clearly must be one of the finest restaurants in the area. The food was phenomenal, and the atmosphere and service were excellent as well. Very highly recommended.

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We decided to try this place due to it's close proximity to where I live and the great reviews it received. We sat outside on a Monday night, so needless to say it was rather slow, but I did call and make a reservation and they were more than accommodating when I requested outside upon our arrival. The interior is... More 

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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We have been going here for years. It deserves all of the accolades you see in these reviews. I have been getting the wonderful seafood dishes they serve. Then one time I had the outstanding lamb chops. I really cannot say enough good things about the food and service. This is our go to place for special occasions.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Drove from Annapolis to take relatives visiting from England and staying in Old Town Alexander to dinner. Chose Tempo because of the Trip Advisor reviews, and we were so glad we did. Also happy that we made a reservation because the place was packed on a recent Saturday night. A warm smile and welcome from the owner set the tone... More 

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Additional Information about Tempo Restaurant

Address: 4231 Duke St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22304-2485
Phone Number: 703-370-7900
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 23 - 23
Cuisine: American

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