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Tempo Restaurant - Alexandria

4.7
750 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Italian, French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday – Friday: 11:30am – 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm – 9:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 370-7900
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Serge and Wendy Albert, husband and wife chef team
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
North Gordon
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Parking details
Parking is available with 28 parking spaces in front of the restaurant. Street parking is also available in the residential neighborhood.
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Public 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.
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Special events & promotions
Monday and Tuesday nights, 3 course menus for two with wine, $55.00 (tax and gratuity not included.) Quartely wine dinners.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 750 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.6
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRestaurantBird (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Tempo has to be one one the best restaurants in Alexandria. We eat out often in very good restaurants and are now delighted to include Tempo on our list of regular dining spots. Food was delicious and well prepared, service was without being but intrusive, and the interior of the restaurant beautifully decorated with original artwork. Featured "flavor" was cherry, and the cherry vodka martini was perfect. Don't be put off by the Duke Street location or surrounding commercial/apartments. There is excellent reason why Tempo has been here since the early 90s!

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vipOrchid (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 9, 2018

Brought some friends here for the first time. Had the $55 special: selected entrees with a bottle of wine and appetizer and desert. Friends really enjoyed the veal (we all had it). Had a good time and will come back there again with these friends.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Extensive menu, delicious food, best Caesar salad I have had in ages, the grouper with scallops was sensational! And an impressive dessert selection. There were four of us and everyone of us was very pleased with our meal. Also, very attentive, friendly staff, pleasant atmosphere. This is a dining gem not to be missed!!! We are already making plans to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

This has been one of our favorite spots for more than 20 years. Upscale without being pretentious, great food, modern decor that maintains and old-country ambience, friendly and attentive staff that feel like family. Lively without being noisy. And oh yes, the food is excellent (northern Italian with some French influence) -- fresh ingredients, well prepared, and appealing presentations that, again, stop short of being pretentious. Good choice for special occasion or a family meal.

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Sandino (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

So nice to return could not have been better. On the service they forgot to offer fresh ground pepper with the salad. All so very warm and friendly dessert tray to die for. Liked the fixed price menu for New Year special dinner. My hats off to the owners. Keep up the good work. Please do not sacrifice quality for quantity. The food portions were PERFECT. See you soon again.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent service. Excellent dinner- top notch! And easy parking...

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Rossdinesout (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

Consistently great food, service, wine, and inviting.

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Tres (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

Dinner was great as always! Wait staff attentive, a little noisy but it was Christmas Eve.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 21, 2017

Tempo is one of my favorite restaurants. The staff is very friendly, the food is great and the price is very reasonable. I highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on December 19, 2017

We are first time diners who were pleasantly surprised at the entire experience.

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