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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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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 31
    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
Delicious meal in beautiful setting

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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NYC
Top Contributor
325 reviews 325 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 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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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
237 reviews 237 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions
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?