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581 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202-1201 (Allen Street)
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Cleveland, Ohio
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful attentive service without over-bearance. From the shared appetizers for our group of four to two pastas (specials; a bolognese and a take on fra daviolo) as intermezzi (perfectly done) to our main courses (two of us shared a perfectly balanced lobster on risotto; one had a tender pork chop; and one a white fish - could it be bass?),... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Came here for my boyfriends birthday. I've visited many restaurants in Buffalo, and by far this is best! The customer service/wait staff is amazing! Quality of drinks were true to "old school" mixes. Our waiter was very knowledgable regarding the wine list. I ordered the lobster risotto. Outstanding! It is pricey but worth it. First class from entry to exit.

Thank kandofrank
Buffalo, New York
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Tempo never disappoints... Had the Calamari to start and the Rib Eye which is a massive amount of food. Just book it when entertaining clients, or going out with friends or your spouse. The best in food, service and ambiance. Outdoor seating is nice when the weather cooperates.

Thank downtownbuff
Buffalo, NY
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254 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We have eaten at Tempo a few times and have never been disappointed. But our anniversary dinner last Saturday was probably the best meal that we have had at this restaurant. My wife and I shared a foie gras appetizer and we both had quail for the main course. Both dishes were expertly prepared and presented and a joy to... More 

Thank niagarariverfatman
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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were so disappointed that we chose to go to Tempo for our anniversary. They were vert unaccommodating, high-priced, the rooms carried sound making it very loud. The food was definitely not worth the price. We will not be going back there! We advise you not to waste your money and time and especially your one-time a... More 

Thank debster401
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Poor service was the hi-light of our evening, sent back my lobster which was so over cooked it was mush. Of course they were out of it so it couldn't be remade. Had to flagged down on several occasions as our waiter was MIA. Ordered there homemade limoncello which tasted like gasoline which we sent back. They took the lobster... More 

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Dulles, Virginia
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223 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

This was recommended by our hotel and it was a good choice! Lucky to have been able to get a table since it was booked the same day, for Saturday. It has three different rooms and we had the one in center. Our server was good and the food was very good. We were given a free cocktail because it... More 

2 Thank Sweetie897
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92 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Fine dining in an atmospheric brownstone on one of the city's grand boulevards, Tempo is nearby the Buffalo bar/entertainment district, but a few blocks removed. The spot aims for and achieves elegance in decor, menu, cuisine and service, and lands within reasonable proximity of the mark. Seafood risotto was particularly good, as was starter salad. Very good wine selection.

1 Thank Cannonball
Niagara Falls, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Food is very good!! I had the prosciutto wrapped filet mignon, my husband had the angus beef rib-eye steak , the only thing he did not like was the steak was blackened (charcoal burned on the outside) they should mention this on the menu for people who do not like charred, otherwise service great!! Going there again tonight

1 Thank gmwhite40
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225 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

We have eaten here many times and it always delivers with excellent food and service. The veal chop with a cheese sauce was superb as was my wife's Tuna. It is not an inexpensive place to eat, however you get what you pay for and Tempo is worth it.We look forward to our next meal in this great restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $50
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?