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581 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202-1201
716-885-1594
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Ranked #21 of 919 Restaurants in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $50
Hours:
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
Niagara Falls, NY
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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niagara
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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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Toronto
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was our second visit to Tempo in the last 5 years and it was really nice to see they have maintained their standards over that time. Our meal was delicious, portions were large and the service was really excellent. This meal did however rank up there with some of the most expensive meals we've had, it was definitely the... More 

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Skaneateles, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Our large party (9) sat at a long table in the bar of this lovely restaurant. We all had a large lunch that day so ordered light--most of us had a salad and appetizer. The food was excellent (I had a wonderful mixed green salad with dried cranberries and mussels). My only complaint was the broth the mussels cooked in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The service and menu selection was good for a "4" score but the excess salt in everyone's entree brought down this rating. Even the gnocchi tasted like salt tablets. The wine and atmosphere was good.

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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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