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“Tempo has the right beat”
Review of Tempo Restaurant

Tempo Restaurant
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Ranked #68 of 757 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $23
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: North Gordon
Transit: Nearest Metro Station: King Street Metro is 2.2 miles away within walking distance if you are in good shape otherwise take a cab.
Description: 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.
Kiev, Ukraine
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487 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Tempo has the right beat”
Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very nice restaurant that is largely undiscovered. Excellent menu with good variety of dishes, and some especially good seafood selections. There is excellent gazpacho soup as well for a really refreshing dish on a hot summer day. The seafood selection is good and there are good soups and salads as well. Lunch is a good time to go, not so crowded and there is separate back room with some privacy. Nicely decorated and stylish interior. Well worth the visit and very good value for money. Service is good as well.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Glen W
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  • English first
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English first
Onancock, Virginia
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145 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Delightful”
Reviewed July 12, 2014

Do not dismiss this neighborhood gem of a dining place: outward appearances can be deceiving. Delicious food, attentive staff, great service, appealing intimate atmosphere, very friendly and welcoming. Menu offerings are sure to please.
We were introduced to Tempo by friends and it is now on our favorite list.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank sister-cousins
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Beaverton, Oregon
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Fine neighborhood Italian place”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

This little place calls itself Italian and French, but it's really Italian. Right off Duke Street (there is parking), it's not much to look at, but the inside is bright and pleasant. Service was attentive and helpful. We didn't get a broad taste of the menu, because we all had osso buco, which was really good - tender and very flavorful. There is an extensive menu of both northern and southern Italian options. There's a huge and diverse dessert selection - cherry cobbler was lovely. Very good wine list, at reasonable prices, so all in all this place is a good value.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Travelguy51
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San Diego
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Surprise find”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

My sister and I came across this restaurant while visiting Alexandria. What delicious food and wonderful setting! I had the Corvina fish and she an angel hair crab gratin, but were excellent. Our waiter was wonderfully charming and helpful.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank KatharineLee
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Orangevale, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Delightful and dependable”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is my son's favorite restaurant and he takes us here every time we come to visit the DC area. We always are impressed with the service as well as the food. The chef's Mediterranean Italian menu offers a variety of unique and healthy selections. The owner is always making the rounds to make sure everyone is happy with their meal. This is a small restaurant so larger parties need to have reservations!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Joanne M
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