Tempo Urban Bistro

4.6
202 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great place!!! For the Quality of the food the prices are GREAT!!! Chicken Marsala was soooo good and the PEAR martini was yummy and not watered down! I Will be a regular now for sure!

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E
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Brought our family to enjoy one of our favorite places for lunch. It was not busy, food took forever, and Reuben sandwich was burnt. Waitress seemed to disappear when we wanted napkins or drink refills. Did not live up to previous experiences. Very disappointing.

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g
Phoenix
92 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Happy hour was average. Short rib nachos were good , The octopus salad was tough and not fresh. Five dollar house was fair . The place is average

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T
London
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. Food and service are excellent. Good value for the money. Nice to sit outside.

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d
Portland
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. Everyone at our table of 6 had something different and everyone loved their meal. Service was just ok, but not up to my expectations.

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S
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food and prices are upscale but the ambience is not. Excellent food though.

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DP
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tempo is quickly becoming one of our favorite West Valley restaurants. We've eaten both lunch and dinner there and have never been disappointed. Excellent beer and wine selection. I highly recommend the grilled meatloaf.

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NS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I love this restaurant. The menu is unique and I can honestly say I have never had a bad meal. The owners live in the community and it is nice to see the restaurant do well.

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R
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group of 8 and everyone's first time at Tempo. Most ordered different meals and all were outstanding!!!!! Everyone recommended that if we came back....we should order what they got. It was Sat night with live music, so expected it to be loud....but music was so good it didn't bother us. We will certainly go back!!!!

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N
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Way too loud inside. Sirloin was tough and uneatable. Waiter promptly replaced entre with substitute offering. Off night for me as last two prior exoeriences were superb.

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TT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to hang out with friends and family. Live music on Saturday nights is awesome.

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EJ
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful. Finding a date for next visit.

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D
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great ambience with terrific food and service. We sat on patio with great people-watching. Nice menu and wine options. I will definitely be back.

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DV
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We take all our out-of-town guests to Tempo Urban Bistro, and are never disiappointed!

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OT
Calgary
28 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with exceptional service!

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l
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had out of town companies and we all loved our dinners. Excellent evening & great service.

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OT
Phoenix
105 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was beautifully decorated and the service was great! The food was awful. My Sea Bass was under cooked, the rice was clumped together and the cheesecake was frozen. Very disappointing meal.

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WD
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We been to Tempo Bistro several times and always excellent. Had out of town guests and raved about the place and their good French fries, however, yesterday they were under cooked and not up to their usual standards. To top that, our friend ordered a turkey burger which arrived very rare and had to be sent back. Doesn't it always happen when you rave about a place to strangers and things happen out of the norm.

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TD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We’ve had many visits to Tempo and this was another successful evening. Their bruschetta never disappoints with several excellent choices in flavor and very generous portions especially considering we got the happy hour portions. My first time with lasagna and it was excellent as well. Very pleasant and perfectly attentive servers, and fast service. Very nice as a casual but slightly upscale experience.

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FD
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent. Very knowledgeable and attentive to our needs. The food was wonderful. Overall a great experience.

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KA
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I rate the ambiance 5* because we sat outside on the patio. It wasn't crowded and we had a nice table. The inside is not quite the same ambiance...

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Z
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was prompt, polite and appropriately helpful. Our table was ready and we got just the right amount of help from our server in making our decisions. The wine and small plate special was excellent for a starter, dinner was delicious and we never felt rushed. We look forward to bringing friends along the next time.

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AB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place! We took our kiddos there and ate outside. Our waitress was very good, had great recommendations and was sweet to my busy toddler twins. The food was fresh, came out of the kitchen hot, and very tasty. Definitely going back next time were in town.

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MB
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

The seared scallops plate was very skimpy. There were 6 scallops, which was good, but very skimpy on what was served with it. The menu said, "sweet potato puree" and "quinoa with tart apple salad". There was only about 1 teaspoon of the puree and only about 1/4 cup of the quinoa and tart apple salad. That's all there was on my plate for $25. Very disappointing. Other guests at the table were happy with their meals. I should mention that the noise level was extremely high. Don't expect to carry on any conversations at this place!

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BF
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The much vaunted veal meatballs were nothing spectacular....bland marinara sauce. Would have been better with "Classico" herbs and spice sauce. the veal meatballs were not spiced, but were free of gristle and moderately soft. The shaved cheese on top the only saving grace. The "wedge" salad was truly 1/4 wedge iceberg with lots of fun things including 1 heirloom grape sized tomato split in half. The "crispy" onions were out of a can....NOT fried there. The scallops were very tasty. The windowed garage doors lead to an inviting patio/street dining area. If you ask for a "booth" it is one strip of soft couch on the right with cushioned chairs.... all of the other tables have nice wooden chairs with no cushions. Tables = no tablecloths or candles or flowers...

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S
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it, always good! Our waiter did a wonderful job.

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R
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun and relaxing. Our go to option in Verrado!

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MA
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Didn't like the room we were seated in. Otherwise great

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MC
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Food was good if not special. We waited an hour for food. The menu had too many options.

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AD
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very noisy but food was good and service great.

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E
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrating a birthday with family they were very helpful in trying to make our 99year old mother comfortable. And all of us thought the food was terrific!

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S
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 star awesome as always. :) I love this place. The short ribs were astoundingly good.

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BD
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I LOVE Tempo. Our experiences from the first visit about 6 months ago to the most recent visit this week have been exceptional. Wait staff is friendly, knowledgeable of the food and wine menu, and ready to please. I took my 96 year old mom there to celebrate a birthday...they were accommodating to her walker, noise placement and didn’t wince at our “sharing” an entree (she eats very little). Nick, our waiter, was patient with her and bent down so she could hear him instead of directing the conversation to me. That gave her the independence to control her order - so important. And...she LOVED his recommendation for the lemon cake, eating every bite on her own. (Sweet tooth extraordinaire) Edgar, one of our favorite waiters, made a point to say hello, chat a moment and wish us a Merry Christmas. The food is fantastic and fresh. We love the seasonal offerings Chef creates for the regular and special event menus. It’s become our go-to spot!

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WD
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn't been to Tempo for a while and forgot what a delightful dining experience it was. We'll go again!

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JL
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We’re big fans (and frequent visitors) of Tempo. The pasta bolognese this time was heavy on the sauce and very thin on the pasta - a surprise since most everything is exceptional. Highly recommend this gem in Verrado though.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic I will always go back.

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CZ
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the menu and the variety. The Veal Meatballs are to die for!

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C
Phoenix
164 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We arrived early for dinner at 5 and learned that Tempo has a great tapas hour between lunch and dinner. So we ordered chips and salsa, flat bread and drinks while we decided on dinner. For dinner we ordered the Kolbe burgers, Shepards pie and the Bronzino and all was very good. If we had room we would have ordered the ample chocolate fudge layer cake to share. Next time!

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meals were tasty with nice presentation! Our server was exceptional!! Even though it was quite busy, she was always available and checked on us frequently!!👍👍

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OT
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We heard good reviews about Tempo from friends and are looking for good restaurants in the West valley, but we must have caught them on a bad night. We went to celebrate a birthday, just 4 of us. It started off well...easy parking, seated right away, welcoming hostess and server. The ambiance is very nice.... industrial yet warm. The service was very good and the menu was interesting. Three of us ordered pasta dishes and the 4th person ordered meatloaf. All 4 of us we’re disappointed with our food. Two of the pastas were watery and tasteless as if the noodles weren’t drained well. The other pasta was drowned in sauce. The meatloaf was so-so. Overall, all our dinners were rather tasteless. We wanted so much to like this place. We’re chalking it up to a bad night for the chef and we may come back for lunch.

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