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581 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202-1201
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Ranked #18 of 919 Restaurants in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $50
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Allen Street
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English first
Top Contributor
224 reviews 224 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Had new year's eve dinner with some friends here, our first time at Tempo. We were not disappointed that is for sure! Great atmosphere with tasty cocktails to start. The filet was absolutely delicious and my friend's ribeye was HUGE (32 oz) and tasty. Everything you hear about this place is absolutely true, looking forward to going back soon!

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Buffalo, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Best Food in town, I have taken family, clients and others here and it has consistently been the best in service and in quality for years. A buffalo staple.

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Buffalo, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Never disappointed with a visit to Tempo. The food is consistently excellent. great atmosphere, great service. Mark - the maitre d was, in a word, AMAZING! Was greeted warmly on arrival, did numerous check ins to ensure we were OK, and to top things off provided a complimentary after dinner drink owing to it being my birthday. We really felt... More 

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Niagara Falls, NY
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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have been here numerous times over the years and it has yet to disappoint. Atmosphere is great-alittle loud due to acoustics but the ambiance makes up for the noise. It's an old historic home renovated into a restaurant. Not a place for small children as it is definitely an upscale place with a menu that I would say is... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I just had our wedding in the private room upstairs at Tempo. The food was over the top! Everything was delicious, presented in a gorgeous manner and the service was flawless. James was a delight to deal with, and very accommodating. I highly recommend this restaurant for any event or even just a dinner for 2. Love... More 

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West Falls, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Small little place without much seating with, in my opinion, the best food in town. Gnocchi is amazing. Steak is worth the price. Cannot wait to go back.

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Glenshaw, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I was in a party of 5 who recently dined at Tempo for a celebratory evening. We arrived early and enjoyed our cocktails at the bar served by a very attentive staff Once seated our server was terrific in providing our requests with a flawless and timely fashion. Everyone enjoyed their chosen meal very much and there was definitely not... More 

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Wilson, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Not only is it one of the most charming Buffalo restaurants, the food is terrific. The service is spaced just right for a lovely dining experience. From the first course to the last, every morsel is to die for!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Why a "3" Rating.Made a reservation , seated 45 minutes later.Main course of lamb lacked imagination,,,2 large pieces of lamb with spinach and beans...not too exciting.Service polite and prompt but made you feel just another plate.When you spend a lot of money and the only thing you really liked is the pistachio ice cream something is wrong.Mikes and Rue Franklin... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

One of the best upscale restaurants in Buffalo. When busy, it can be pretty loud, making conversation difficult, but the food is always a treat.

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Additional Information about TEMPO

Address: 581 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202-1201
Phone Number: 716-885-1594
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 50

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