Tempo Restaurant - Alexandria
Wonderful wait staff and great foodWe went here for my husband's birthday. The avocado imperiale was an amazing starter. We both ordered fish (flounder and salmon). The portions are very large and the fish was just perfectly cooked. A wonderful meal.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMStill There After All These YearsWe went back after having moved from the Alexandria area 20+ years ago. This used to be our favorite restaurant, and it hasn't changed a bit! (Good thing). Same waiter, and one of the funniest people to enjoy! Mothers Day brunch was exquisite. Love it.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant continuesThis restaurant continues to be a sure hit for its food and its service. The veal dishes (several different sauces) were all great. On Mother´s day the salmon dish was spectacular and included at least 8 good size mussels. I had not seen it done this way before. We´ll come back for sure!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat selection of entrees,Great selection of entrees, always fresh and perfectly prepared. Will never disappoint.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is always excellentThe food is always excellent at Tempo, but there are often surprises. Growing up in New Orleans, and also living in Pensacola, FL, for 22 years, I have had Crab Soup in many fine restaurants, but Tempo's version is the best I have ever eaten.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMCharming surpriseFor a 23 year old establishment between a barber shop and laundromat, we were somewhat quizzical about what lay in store during our first visit to Tempo for lunch this week. We three were all surprised and delighted - from the menu to the food and service and price points, we couldn't have asked for more. We all ordered fish - trout, salmon and halibut - and each was impeccable, generously proportioned and delicious. White table cloths and efficient service made this small dining room hum. Too full for the enticing desserts - may have to return just to try them Warmly welcomed and thanked, we are all looking forward to our next visit to this tiny surpise in Alexandria.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for a pre-theater/pre-concertGreat for a pre-theater/pre-concert dinner. Early reservations and efficient service. Ask for any off menu items.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have visited this restaurantWe have visited this restaurant many times over the years and have never been disappointed.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have dined at Tempo RestaurantWe have dined at Tempo Restaurant many times over the years, and it continues to be one of our favorite restaurants. Food preparation has been consistently outstanding, no matter which entrees we chose. The restaurant has a regular menu, but always has a very robust specials selection. I especially recommend any seafood entree.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAt Sunday brunch there wasAt Sunday brunch there was a live singer. It was delightful and unique. We were four people. Each had a different entrée. All said their entrée was excellent. Can't ask for a better experience.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMTempo Never DisappointsWe love Tempo. Our family went there on a Tuesday evening for a special occasion (going-away dinner) and loved every minute of the experience. The staff are great about treating you like a regular, even if you only visit every couple of months. The drinks are generous and the selection is good. The fried cheese appetizer was made in house and was actually very delicious -- this is no "generic fast casual frozen fried cheese!" The gazpacho was delicious and perfect for the weather. The veal scallopini with shrimp and fontina cheese was fantastic! I ate every morsel on my plate. Others in our party had pasta with broccoli rabe and crab, and filet mignon with crab and bearnaise. Everyone was delighted. We shared desserts, all good!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Choice!Celebrated my wife's birthday. Very attentive, menu was varied and food was terrific. Don't believe we've ever been disappointed over the years.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful, as always. I'veWonderful, as always. I've never had a bad meal here, whether it's brunch, lunch or dinner. Selections are great, and the quality of the food is fantastic.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a group of 8 meet hereWe had a group of 8 meet here for Easter dinner. Using public transportantion made several of us late for our reservation so we were the last group seated for the lunch time hours. Our order was taken very quickly because they were ready to close the kitchen, however, other than that we were not rushed at all. I was relieved that they were so accomodating to our group given that we arrived late. The menu was diverse enough to satisfy everyone in our party and the food was very good. We were all pleased with the decision to try Tempo for our holiday gathering.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMA neighborhood gem outside DCI went to Tempo for the first time a couple of days ago with my mom. I wanted a restaurant that had a nice seafood selection since it was Good Friday, and this restaurant fit the bill nicely. I got a trout that was beautifully prepared and served with shiitake mushrooms and a few asparagus spears in a mildly spicy brown sauce -- tasty! My mom had the steak diablo, which was very flavorful and tender. I also had a kahlua chocolate cheesecake for dessert that was fantastic, and I'm not a big chocolate dessert person. The service was great and everyone greeted and treated us warmly. Tempo has a good-sized parking area too. I will definitely be back!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service and food.Excellent service and food. Their version of Linguini Frutti Di Mare is the gold standard. Dessert tray is mouth watering.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a lovely dinner here.We had a lovely dinner here. The salads were fresh and tasty. We both had seafood and it was well prepared and the dishes were full of flavor. We will be back.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious lump crab and avocadoDelicious lump crab and avocado appetizer paired with Pino Grigio, then dinner of linguini with lobster and scallops was delicious!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMTempo is a popular restaurantTempo is a popular restaurant that we picked from Open Table's on-line listing after we arrived at a hotel in downtown Alexandria for a two-night stay. Advertized as a seafood restaurant it turned out to be seafood with an Italian flavor. My appetizer mussels came with a distinctly Italian tomato-based sauce although my wife's salmon gravlax and our entrees (mahi-mahi and corvina) seemed more French than Italian. I enjoyed the mussels but may have preferred a standard wine based broth. The fish entrees were fine although I thought my maha-mahi a bit bland. The gravlax (evidently of Nordic origin) was actually the highpoint of the meal. Pasta, meat and vegetarian dishes are available.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been here several timesI've been here several times and the food is consistently good. Love the lower level of noise and pleasant surroundings. The one area they could try to improve on is their wine list. Choices are pretty pedestrian.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food, wonderful specials,great food, wonderful specials, best service in town3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMUsed to live in AlexandriaUsed to live in Alexandria and frequented this restaurant - always one of my favorites. Was recently in town from Milwaukee and had lunch there with a friend. Just as good as it ever was.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's all in the food, wineIt's all in the food, wine selection and ambience; all done very well at Tempo. Our server was Fredy; very profesional.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWE both had the flounder andWE both had the flounder and it was perfectly cooked with a very nice sauce.
Dessert selections were numerous and all look great! We had tiramisu and a
fruit tart and they were delicious.1/26/2013 12:00:00 AM