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Tempo Restaurant

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4231 Duke St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22304-2485
+1 703-370-7900
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“veal” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4231 Duke St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22304-2485
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Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visit Tempo several times a year when we are craving a nice meal in a classy restaurant that is totally unpretentious. The food is mostly Mediterranean cuisine leaning towards Spanish and Italian. The seafood is always well prepared and fresh. I had the Osso...More

Thank CairoMo
Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

For an intimate sized restaurant, it is always packed! Not only packed with people but packed full of flavor. Now, I can not comment too much on the food as I get the same thing always - the Pasta w/puttanesca sauce and my sister -...More

Thank LRB10
Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

While the setting off of busy Duke leaves something to be desired the food is excellent. The salad dressing on the house salad is citrusy and delicious. Warm rolls with butter are served. The fish is always fresh and the side of vegetables that most...More

1  Thank lkdpeach
Reviewed November 26, 2014

Looking at the reviews on Trip Advisor, we chose this restaurant for a dinner in Alexandria on our last night in the DC area. It was great to have parking on the premises, the interior was welcoming and the service was attentive. But we came...More

Thank GlobalRambler
Reviewed November 16, 2014

We arrived at Alexandria hotel at 5:30 p.m. and needed a place for a nice dinner. Selected Tempo from Trip Advisor based on ample menu to satisfy the various dietary needs of our group, reasonable price, location to hotel and high rank. We were lucky...More

Thank lindagr17
Reviewed November 11, 2014

We have eaten here probably 10 times and everytime the food was wonderful and service was good. Great consistent quality.

Thank clarkelovetotravel
Reviewed November 2, 2014

My parents have been raving about Tempo, a French restaurant in Alexandria for sometime. So, we made Sunday brunch reservations. While the restaurant is in odd location, it's worth finding. The food was outstanding and all of the servers were very attentive. I highly recommend...More

Thank Marsha H
Reviewed September 29, 2014

I met my daughter-in-law to be at the Tempo Restaurant today. Neither of us had been there before, but the reviews on trip advisor were so good that I thought we should try it. Both of our meals were delicious! I had the poached salmon...More

Thank MsParticular1
Reviewed August 28, 2014

We were visiting friends who consider this a favorite. We hadn't been to Tempo in maybe ten years, but it clearly must be one of the finest restaurants in the area. The food was phenomenal, and the atmosphere and service were excellent as well. Very...More

Thank mwleonard
Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

We decided to try this place due to it's close proximity to where I live and the great reviews it received. We sat outside on a Monday night, so needless to say it was rather slow, but I did call and make a reservation and...More

Thank Christina A
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$23 - $23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4231 Duke St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22304-2485
    (North Gordon)
  • Public Transportation: Nearest Metro Station: King Street Metro is 2.2 miles away within walking distance if you are in good shape otherwise take a cab.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-370-7900
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Nestled in the West End, Tempo Restaurant is one of Alexandria's best-kept secrets. This elegant, but unpretentious, neighborhood restaurant is where the locals dine. Tempo's menu displays a blend of northern Italian and French cuisine, featuring fresh seafood.
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