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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 32
    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
Great Meal

Close to a perfect meal. Attentive service, elegant setting and superb food. My only quibble is that the rib-eye was slightly over-salted.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
VincentvanGoGo
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New York
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Close to a perfect meal. Attentive service, elegant setting and superb food. My only quibble is that the rib-eye was slightly over-salted.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

I made reservations at Tempo to celebrate my daughters 21st birthday. Tempo made it special for my family. Every entree was excuisite. I sampled a bit of each. I had the prime rib, I asked our waiter to have it cooked legally rare, it was made to perfection. The salmon my sister ordered was also delicious. I had the fried... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We went to Tempo on a whim on a Thursday night, the evening was perfect and they have a nice outdoor sitting area. There were not a lot of folks there with us outside, maybe 3 other tables. We watched what they were eating and when we saw the fliet mignon come out - the size and look - we... More 

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Medina
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

After investigating many top-rated Buffalo restaurants, chose TEMPO for a special anniversary meal. My husband and I can honestly say it was probably one of the best meals we've shared in over 20 years of togetherness. Split the calamari appetizer to start. The coating was light, yet a little tangy...delectable. Probably wouldn't have ordered an appetizer if I realized we... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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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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231 restaurant reviews
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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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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: Special occasions, Doing business
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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