Tempo Urban Bistro

4.5
125 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
Tempo Urban Bistro is a contemporary urban bistro focused on fresh food, craft beer, wine, music and art. A chef driven restaurant, Chef Steven Maynard sources the freshest, local and sustainable ingredients for his menu. Chef Maynard and his wife Karen believe that the food and restaurant should be approachable and unpretentious. Dinners should expect an upscale dining experience in a casual environment.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily; 11:00 am - 4:00 pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday; 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Friday & Saturday; 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm;
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Phone number
(623) 594-6788
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Steven Maynard
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
On street parking as well as large public lot behind the restaurant.
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Entertainment
Saturday nights
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Excellent food and excellent service!!

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Fantastic restaurant in the West Valley. Food was prepared perfectly, staff was extremely professional. Tempo compared favorably with any prime San Francisco restaurant at which I’ve dined. Highly recommended.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Always love coming here, we usually come at dinner. But, lunch was delicious!

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J
3.0Dined on June 13, 2018

We want to like Tempo so much but there just doesn't seem to be anything on the menu that says go back time and time again. We lived in North Carolina and two of favorite restaurants were Bonefish Grill ( great menu, reasonably priced and atmosphere wonderful) The second one was Bad Daddy's (be far the best burger and fries anywhere) Great prices and consistently good! Fun, crowded and for every age group. Salads fabulous. Have someone go to these places and incorporate these tastes...........you would have customers repeatedly coming back and a line out the door continually. I realize this is not chain restaurant but the food choices just are OK not spectacular. Sorry.

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TS
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We always have great service!! The wait staff is excellent!!

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AH
4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Thought it would be more upscale, but casual is just fine. Lively place. Beef Wellington was delicious. Pate appetizer was just so-so.

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K
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Haven't eaten anything I didn't like at Tempo Bistro. Definitely give it a try.

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b
3.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Food was very good, but the service was horrible. 4 tables were seated way after us and they all got drinks, meals etc way before us. Once we ordered drinks we sat for 15 minutes waiting for them to be delivered. Our salads took 30 min to come out. A nice casual meal took 2.5 hours. Not good

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l
4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

It was a great restaurant & great food. The service was just a little bit slow but we were having a great time so it wasn't a major inconvenience on our end. Had we been in a hurry it might have been.

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SF
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food and drinks are consistently good and a very attentive staff

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We have dined here several times. Great location, super cute downtown Verrado location. Over a course of time, receiving your food is taking longer and longer with more mistakes than usual. Not sure if the chefs have changed or what's happening. Our favorite server is Miranda! She is amazing!

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GF
5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Greeted promptly with friendly staff. Excellent food. A little too warm out to eat alfresco but would like to eat outside on their patio when the weather cools off. I had the risotto which was cooked perfectly. Great tasting house Chardonnay at Happy Hour price till 7pm. Bruschetta appetizers were great. We will definitely be back.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Good food, good service, good value, good atmosphere- what more can you ask for at any restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the area, and we try to eat here every 2 to 3 weeks. A great setting and atmosphere add to the usually delicious food. Tonite was just not up to par...it can happen to any restaurant, so no big deal. The Maryland crab cake appetizer tasted good, but contained very little crab that could be seen or tasted. Also, it was presented not as 2 “cakes”, but 2 piles of breading similar in looks to turkey stuffing. Not worth the price. My Tomahawk Pork Chop was, as always, excellent. Flavorful and moist, cooked to perfection and served over tasty couscous. My wife ordered her usual Salmon, but they have changed the entire dish from what it had been previously. It had been Scottish salmon, but now is wild Sockeye...it is quality fish for sure, but has a more gamey taste. Also, the couscous has a marinara type sauce now instead of a white sauce. If the menu stated the new recipe, we didn’t notice because we just ordered what we always get. Others may enjoy this style of salmon, but it was a disappointment to my wife.
We certainly will return because we’ve had so many enjoyable meals here in the past. One disappointing meal is not enough to change our minds, but we will certainly ask if there have been any menu changes beforehand in the future.

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KM
5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

My husband and I recently moved to Arizona and Tempo is one of the best places we have had the chance to dine at. Wonderful food and friendly staff with a very cozy atmosphere. We will definitely be returning!

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GG
5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great food, friendly staff, good service, and family owned.

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DV
5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Wonderful as always. We are always pleased with the food and the service at Tempo!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The the crab appetizers were very tasty, the steak was tender and juicy, the scallops were succlent, and the salmon was delicious. The staff is always very accommodating and fullfilled every request.

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DV
5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We love Tempo, and have brought several of our guests there for dinner. We are never disappointed.

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B
5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

There were 5 of us and we loved the restaurant. Edgar was our waiter and he was wonderful. Paid attention to our table and was there whenever we needed him.
Food choice is great and everything we ordered was excellent.
Cannot wait to go again ..

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TS
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our server was amazing, as usual. The food at Urban Tempo is always delicious.

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OT
3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Rib eye steak razor thin.
Served cold.

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CE
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Everything we ate was great! Good house red wine and delicious short rib nachos for appetizer. The service was on point. This was our first visit, and we’re already planning when we will be back.

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OT
5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great lunch with friends.

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C
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Another great meal! Crab cakes, salmon, and a Tomahawk pork chop made up the three entrees, and all were expertly prepared and flavorful beyond belief. Our meals were slow in arriving and we got a bit restless waiting, but our server explained that a party of 15 was just ahead of us and everything is cooked to order...so that slowed the kitchen down. However, it was worth the wait once the food arrived. We appreciated the fact that they didn’t take short cuts with our meal quality in order to reduce our wait time. So nice to have a chef owned, non-chain, make to order restaurant so close by. Can’t wait for next time already!

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OT
5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Fabulous evening at Tempo’s with delicious food and awesome service!

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B
5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Tempo is our go-to restaurant and they do not fail. We had burgers and salads and everyone was very happy. We like to come for Happy Hour and also Trivia Night on Thursdays as well as a night out.

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g
3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Slow service , beef patty that taste and looks like it came out of frozen supermarket bag . The fries were made in house and taste good . The rest was average and a bit overpriced

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DV
5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Took two groups and f friends on separate weekends. All were very pleased. Exceptional wait staff.

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V
5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Good food and service. It was a nice evening and they had the doors open.

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OT
4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Tempo was recommended to us by a bunch of the baseball guys in town for spring training. We were not disappointed. The manager stop by our table at least three times and the waiter lit up when we said we were visiting from Ohio...told us we have to try the meatloaf and he wasn’t wrong. Skip the Vic and come here for great food and service.

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BB
5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Dinner at Tempo was great as usual. Salads are big enough to share and the main courses visually appetizing and flavors spot on. We had reservations and were sat in the bar on upholstered bench seating with metal chairs on the side next to the bar. The metal chairs are NOT conducive to the date night experience. They are very uncomfortable. Other than the seating, the experience was wonderful!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

We love Tempo. The food and drinks are excellent. The happy hour specials are great and creative. The people are friendly and helpful. We love the Thursday Trivia Night. It does not disappoint.

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NS
5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The menu itself is fantastic, but we went for the Friday night fish fry which was phenomenal. Great happy hour and happy hour tapas. We’ve had Edgar as I raider several times and he is very pleasant and attentive to your needs.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This was our first time at Tempo Urban Bistro and we were very pleased with the atmosphere, the food was excellent and our server, Miranda, was top notch. A great place for our Valentines day.

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KB
1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was not well prepared. Manager asked people seated next to us to leave because other customers were waiting.

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W
5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Amazing dinner for two. Great service from the wine to the entrees, to a prefect desert and coffee. Perfectly balanced, fresh ingredients. So refreshing to enjoy a meal and not reach for salt shaker. Hats off to a great chief and most excellent wait staff.

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LM
4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Restaurant was not very busy and we told our waiter we were not in a hurry but we still felt rushed. We had barely taken the last bite of salad and appetizer and main course arrived.

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OT
3.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Quality food served and service very good. Atmosphere is always conducive to a relaxing meal.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We have dined at Tempos many times before. We always try to dine early as it does tend to get noisy with more people and bar type music rather than conversational dining. However, the food is so good that we have brought many friends. Last Saturday night was even more enjoyable. Although we cautioned our friends that it may be a bit noisy, and some are already hard of hearing, we noticed that the music had been not only turned down in volume, but the selection of music was more relaxing for dining, rather than a hip hop bar scene, which would be fine for later. Our reservations were for 6:30 pm and it was wonderful. Our friends have already been back. The ambiance, food and the service by Rick, was amazing. Three members of our party wanted the prime rib. They all wanted rare, but Rick was very honest and said that it was more like medium rare and that after dipping in au jus to warm, it may be medium. Our guests took a chance and Rick was right. It was medium, but still very tasty.
THIS IS A VERY NICE RESTAURANT WITH AMAZING FOOD AND SERVICE. Treat yourself!

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