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TEMPO

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581 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202-1201 (Allen Street)
716-885-1594
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful dining

Atmosphere is beautiful. Cozy and warm. Food and service is excellent. The bread and olive tray for starters was delicious. Everything piping hot, tasty and made with care. My only complaint, the music. Too loud and annoying. I couldn't hear a word my husband was saying. Easy, soft music would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Amybsophia
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Buffalo, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Buffalo, New York
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Atmosphere is beautiful. Cozy and warm. Food and service is excellent. The bread and olive tray for starters was delicious. Everything piping hot, tasty and made with care. My only complaint, the music. Too loud and annoying. I couldn't hear a word my husband was saying. Easy, soft music would have made the experience much more relaxing.

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Binghamton, New York, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Very impressed with this restaurant. The staff/waiters were all very professional and accommodating. The food selection was limited, but I liked that. Food was excellent. Compliment to the chef. Yes, it was a bit on the pricey side, but it was well worth it. Portion size was plentiful. The interior design was so beautiful. All this contributed to a wonderful... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A very good restaurant located amongst all of the Buffalo mansions. The food is four star and the service is five star. Good job TEMPO.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We enjoyed our dining experience at Tempo. It was clear that the staff were so well trained in all areas. The atmosphere, the food, the cocktails were all very well executed. The lovely fireplace and the delicious entrees were very pleasant. The waiter was attentive but not too attentive! The entrees were all perfectly sized as were the appetizers. Just... More 

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Top Contributor
228 reviews 228 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

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
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
30 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 581 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202-1201
    (Allen Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 716-885-1594

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?