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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    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
Best steak possibly on the planet

As an habitué of some fine dining establishments in Texas I was pleasantly surprised to find the best steak in the world was not in Texas but in Buffalo, New York. Tempo wears its white linen menu and service with well-earned pride. An airy, light filled, exposed brick room buzzes with just the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

As an habitué of some fine dining establishments in Texas I was pleasantly surprised to find the best steak in the world was not in Texas but in Buffalo, New York. Tempo wears its white linen menu and service with well-earned pride. An airy, light filled, exposed brick room buzzes with just the right amount of ambience and excellent service.... More 

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Williamsville, New York
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113 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My family and I have eaten here a few times and are never disappointed. I had the caesar salad, Gnocchi Pomodoro, and for dessert the flourless chocolate torta. Everything was great! The staff takes great care in their service and very friendly. Definitely recommend this place to anyone!

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East Amherst, New York
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230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We don't go to Tempo often, but when we have been there, we have always been pleased. The service is excellent, very well trained and knowledgeable. The food is excellent as well. It is a bit pricy, but well worth the price. The wine list is extensive and priced reasonably.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

For a high end restaurant it was quite disappointing. Sat at a folding table, which at the ends did not allow for leg room. There were nine of us. Food was mediocre for the most part. My daughters steak however was prepared correctly. The waiter was unfriendly and not helpful. Prices were higher than other high end restaurants in the... More 

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buffalo, ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

OK. My husband and I just returned from Europe where $60 or less gets you an excellent dinner. But, this is a joke. My Filet was the worst I ever had. Oddly it arrived steaming. I ordered it rare and it arrived medium. They offered to put in another order, yet it arrived steaming. This was not a prime let... More 

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NYC
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338 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is a beautiful, intimate restaurant with excellent service. After a long day it was a great place to relax and enjoy the food and service. The restaurant was full when we entered and I wouldn't say it was quiet but the noise was manageable. Since I am not from Buffalo I have no idea of the good tables but... More 

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Miami, Florida
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Tempo is one of many Italian inspired restaurants in the Buffalo area. It distinguishes itself by being a bit more upscale in presentation and service. It succeeds at both. Food was creative and beautifully presented. A waiter was on standby to fill water glasses and get bread or whatever was desired. My only problem with the restaurant is the noise.... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This restaurant is really amazing. The service is great and they really know how to make you feel special. The food was even better and normal portions for European standards. The interior looks great. This is one of those places that you will take your date!

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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
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11 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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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $

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?