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581 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202-1201 (Allen Street)
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Located in a beautiful old brick building very close to downtown. We didn't have reservations but it was a Monday so we got a table easily. They offered outside seating on the front patio which was about full but we chose inside, we had been walking and it was a bit warm. There was a good amount of people there... More 

Thank Allen G
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dined at Tempo this past week to celebrate my husband's birthday. While my expectations were high, my experience left me disappointed. We were joined by a friend and the three of us were seated promptly in the rear dining area. While I ordered a glass of prosecco, both gentlemen ordered soft drinks which were brought out and poured directly from... More 

Thank TexasMaui_lover
Niagara Falls, New York
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is top notch and the staff is very efficient: attentive but not overbearing. The wine list is very good. This place is my choice for special occasions. The seafood choices are always a win for me: the Branzino, bass, salmon, and scallops have always been prepared perfectly. Make no mistake, it's a bit pricey, but worth it n my... More 

Thank Karen M
Elma, New York
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104 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a nice romantic dinner. I had the prosciutto wrapped filet. It was cooked to perfection, although I would have preferred it simpler. My husband got the Maine lobster special and said it was excellent. He also ordered an appetizer of calamari which he said was fantastic. We had creme brulee for dessert which was average... More 

Thank Lisa S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Went there for a business dinner with about 20 colleagues as we had the room upstairs rented out. I can honestly say this was a top 5 dinner in my life. Everything was fantastic and everyone raved how great their meal was. We had the calamari which was amazing. I also had the mixed greens with pistachios which was delicious... More 

Thank mazu1976
Buffalo, New York
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

celebrated a family birthday party there-food was good bring in your own centerpieces-they provide table covers an enjoyable place

Thank marian b
Denver, Colorado
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171 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We had a wonderful evening with a group of 8 at this restaurant. There was a nice selection of specialty cocktails. The martinis were wonderful as was the moscow mule and wine choices. I would skip the mojito, not enough mint or simple syrup. The Mista Salad was wonderful, nice greens and creative! Other favorites were Butter Poached whole Main... More 

Thank smileyeye
On the Road
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85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We'll likely go back, not sure, but it was excellent in most respects. Waiter very good and charming, although he did forget the Dijon mustard I had requested, until I reminded him and then it came out immediately. The mussels were the biggest and juiciest I've ever had and the white wine sauce for them excellent. My wife's shrimp risotto... More 

Thank Bikers_Round_World
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164 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

This place is really good. Especially the ambiance and service. The best is gnocchi which is out of this world.

Thank stellardoc1
Buffalo, New York
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

I've been meaning to put up a review here for a while and now, after living in Buffalo for 30 years, I've relocated and I already miss this restaurant. My husband and I went here a few times a year, the last being our first night out together as husband and wife. Every time we have been here to eat... More 

Thank Lee M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $50
American, Italian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?