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581 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202-1201 (Allen Street)
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic food

Food was amazing and excellent service. On the pricey side but well worth the money and effort. Not the best location to park for but found a spot on Delaware not too far. Luckily the weather was good!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Rich A
Tonawanda, New York
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Tonawanda, New York
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was amazing and excellent service. On the pricey side but well worth the money and effort. Not the best location to park for but found a spot on Delaware not too far. Luckily the weather was good!

Thank Rich A
Buffalo, New York
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Tempo never, ever disappoints. For a city its size Buffalo has an abundance of really GREAT restaurants but year after year Tempo stands tall. Among my favorites. Was there yesterday, 23 December, for my birthday dinner. Despite being seated circa 9PM the place was packed and buzzing. As always...the food is of the very best quality. Comes out nuclear hot.... More 

1 Thank billsfan2000
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I called last minute on a Friday night. We were able to "squeeze in" within an hour of calling. The filet was perfect, served with a side of fried gnocchi,great wine selection, we even fit in a dessert! I tried the after dinner drink-"Stinger" based on another review and it was great as well! An overall great... More 

Thank spikerbiker
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We recently had dinner for a friends birthday. The food was very delicious, portions were very generous. The melt in your mouth salmon was the best I've ever had! It's a good place for a celebration dinner, the price will keep you from going there too often

Thank itscoldhere
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Started well - the service was very attentive and the Lemon Drop cocktail was tasty. Limited vegetarian options and the vegan who called ahead was basically offered pasta with red sauce. Upon his request they added some veggies. The beet salad should rather have been called a salad with some beets. The mussel broth was bland (salty but bland). The... More 

Thank kawbuffalo
Caeur D Alene
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Just a great experience. The staff is very well prepared. Great service. Justin at the bar was a great resource and patient. The food is delicious. From appetizers to entrees. Loved the lobster bisque and the pasta. Wine and bar selection for any taste. Got to meet Paul. Enticing personality. He is a pleasure to talk with.

Thank Jaime U
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

I love this place. The staff is very nice. It is expensive so be prepared to spend the money but i will say its totally worth it. I had an aged tenderloin, and i will say it was HEAVEN! I wanted a shrimp cocktail, it was not on the menu but the server was able to have the chef make... More 

Thank Jeannine M
Westfield, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

If you want one of THE best places, both in service, quality and style, go here. Tempo will not disappoint.

Thank artisanshands
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355 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Tempo in my opinion is one of the finest places to go in Buffalo. I've been here many times, and usually for special occasions. I highly recommend going here. I suggest making reservations.

Thank Sean B
Twinsburg, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I had made the rezzy several weeks in advance through Open Table. I asked for a quiet table as we were celebrating a significant milestone anniversary. Once we were seated and greeted the waiter returned with 4 comp glasses of champagne. A nice touch and appreciated, Our waiter was patient with us as my wife's sister and husband joined us... More 

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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: Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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?