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“Above average food + fantastic service”
Review of Tempo Food + Drink

Tempo Food + Drink
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Ranked #52 of 737 Restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: Contemporary, Bar, Cafe
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Tempo Food + Drink is a contemporary, urban open kitchen eatery situated street side on the busiest corner in Halifax. Tempo offers locally inspired comfort food with a twist morning, noon, and night. The convenient Grab + Go section takes the guess work out of your brown bag lunch decisions and fills the morning emptiness with its made from scratch all natural products! Something fun, funky and fresh for everyone. Great wines by the glass and inspired cocktails are dished up by schooled mixologists in a hip and trendy lounge, making it a great place to end your day or start your night.
St. John's
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Above average food + fantastic service”
Reviewed June 19, 2014

I like having breakfast meetings at this resto, whenever I'm in Halifax for business
The staff is very friendly, efficient and engaging
The breakfast menu selection is quite good, with a lot of options for the health-conscious
I would love to try this resto for dinner, for my next business trip to HRM

  • Visited June 2014
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Grand Cayman
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Very good service and above average food”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

Not sure initially as I considered it to be a "hotel restaurant" attached to the Delta Barrington, but was pleasantly surprised, not an extensive menu but healthy eating options and the service was very good. They didn't have a "cheese plate " on the menu but within 15 minutes they produced a great selection and went over and beyond what I expected. Definitely be back again.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Grahambda
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HarbourCityGrill, Manager at Tempo Food + Drink, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Thanks for the great feedback! Yup, we do have cheese, so we will make you a cheese plate if you so desire. "Our kitchen is your kitchen."
Come see us again if you're back in town. We're always trying new things, and you may wish to join us!
Jen
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Halifax, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have had lunch at Tempo twice since it opened and have yet to be wow-ed. The look and service is very good but the food needs to be a little more distinctive to get a higher rating. Presentation on the plate is fine but the food itself only average. It's a bit expensive for frequent dining unless it can be expensed. I'd like to see some more experimentation.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank wanderingman09
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HarbourCityGrill, Manager at Tempo Food + Drink, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Hello "Wanderingman" and thank you for your input.
While we are not trying to re-invent the wheel, we certainly don't wish to be seen as "average".
In the end though, we DO want all of our guests to leave happy and feeling like they received good value for their money. I think for the better part, we have accomplished this, but we take all guest commentary seriously and will put yours to use as we consider some new menu options.
:)
Jen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great as always ”
Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Since the opening, I have dined here many times. Mostly over lunch but on occasion in the evening and always find the service great and food most enjoyable. Somewhat limited menu but I have yet to be disappointed. Would recommend

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Halifax, Canada
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“Very impressed!”
Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Visited with friends and enjoyed the mussels and dips of the day, both were very delicious! The staff were also very friendly and welcoming!

Visited May 2014
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Thank Kathryn B
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