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Tempo Restaurant

4.8
1117 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Buffalo's most popular "new world" Italian style restaurant. Superb service, white linens and extensive wine menu selections. Featuring handmade Gnocchi, classic pasta Bolognese, and piping-hot risotto's made to order. Savor the incredibly Grilled Branzino or the Stuffed Veal Chop, and Certified Angus Beef Rib-Eye Steak that will satisfy your premium cravings. Enjoy an evening of cocktails and appetizers in our bar or full service dinner for your guests. Tempo resides in a circa 1880 former private residence that has been restored to capture elegance and romance in our unique hardwood floor and exposed brick wall dining room. Private meeting space is also available. Tempo is located in the Historic Allentown district in Buffalo, New York.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Mon - Thurs 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Fri -Sat: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(716) 885-1594
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Paul Jenkins
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Private party facilities
The Belvedere Room is an elegant dining room with private bar and restroom available for events. It is ideal for private events such as rehearsal dinners, weddings, birthday's, holiday parties and business meetings. It is also equipped with A/V equipment.The Belvedere Room can accommodate up to 55 for a sit down dinner and 75 for a station menu.

The Belvedere 3rd Floor is also an elegant dining room with restroom available for private parties. The 3rd Floor can accommodate up to 24 guests for a sit down dinner.
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Private party contact
James Fachko: (716) 885-1594
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Catering
Please inquire for catering options.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Allen and North
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Parking details
There is a private lot next to the restaurant that opens daily at 6pm.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
What 1117 People Are Saying
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2.0Dined 6 days ago

It has been a while since I've dined at Tempo, and I chose it especially for my birthday dinner with my parents. Imagine my dismay at finding that entree prices are much higher than I remember; most items were in the $50-$75 range. Way too high for a Buffalo restaurant. In addition, portions were huge, overwhelmingly so. My mother ordered the lamp chops, which were off-putting in their size. She could only eat one. My daughter's Chicken Milanese was heaped with a salad about a foot off her plate. Overall, while the service was impeccable, the food was very disappointing in both price and quantity.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Spot on fabulous as always. My favorite place for a girls night out!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

A wonderful meal, perfectly served!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was incredible as always!!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Outstanding service. Interesting main and feature menus. Food excellent. Good wine choices, although on the expensive side...no red wines priced under $50. Would return in a heartbeat, though!

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Having been to Tempo before, I was unpleasantly surprised by the meal this time around. I had a strip steak that was about half fat - a low quality cut for over $50. Hope for a better experience next time.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Came across this great find during a business trip to Buffalo. Food and service were spot on. Excellent wine list. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I used to go to Tempo a decade ago when I lived in Buffalo and I was really excited to find out that it's kept up its stellar reputation! Brought old friends there and everything I used to like about it I still like about it today. Fantastic food and great service! Great wine list too :-)

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Everything was terrific, especially our waitress Cassie.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We go to Tempo for fine dining and truly exceptional entrees! Their wine list is extensive and menu choices are wonderful. I have always been there with a table of 8 and the service has been attentive and timely. It is a perfect restaurant for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent dining experience all around. Very attentive service which makes you feel comfortable. Creative dishes on the menu with excellent specials we kept being surprised with the little touches like the bread accompaniments, splitting the appetizer without us asking, I’m so glad we tried this place! We will definitely return with our foodie friends.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Simply great! It was our first time there and with out a doubt we'll be back. The food was amazing and the drinks rivaled the food. You won't be disappointed!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Best real Italian food for in the Buffalo area. Great service. Every dish is from scratch. I had perfectly cooked Octopus appetizer.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Recently my boyfriend and I went to Tempo to celebrate our anniversary. We were greeted with complimentary champagne to celebrate the occasion. The service was superb and the food was excellent. We will definitely make it point to come here on our next special occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Amazing food, amazing service...what else can you ask for?

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

I was at Tempo two nights in a row. Both dinners were terrific, but what stands out for me for this restaurant is the incredible service! Our waiters were Eric and Kyle. Everyone from those two waiters, to the manager, to the busboy/lady are top-notch. I've eaten at several of the nicest restaurants in downtown Buffalo and for me Tempo is a standout. I'm looking forwards to getting back there on my next trip!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Awesome!! Had a great time!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This was my first time at tempo and my experience was absolutely amazing. I had the calamari which tasted outstanding and for my main course I had the wrapped fillet mignon and to finish it off their homemade gelato which was to die for. The service was of the best I’ve ever had, (Kristin) thank you for your excellent service and bringing my experience at tempo to a different level. I will definitely be going back here.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Wonderful food and outstanding service!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great experience!!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We had dinner last Saturday. As usual, the food was outstanding
The veal chop and the butter poached lobster were our favorites.
Service was exceptional from our waiter to the young women that filled our water glasses.
John
Lancaster, N.Y.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food and service. Looking forward to another fine dinner there

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Great food and the service was outstanding. I didn’t care for my cocktail and the waiter asked me how I liked it. I said it was okay, not as good as I made it, and he surprised me a few minutes later with a specially crafted non-standard, but improved version. I was most delighted with the effort and it tasted much better too. Fantastic bone-in ribeye!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Fantastic place with exceptional service, outstanding food and a warm atmosphere. Had a meal with clients and colleagues here this week and found the experience to be nothing but smiles. Our table was ready when we arrived, but we were encouraged to linger for a drink if desired. Our party was served by at least 4 staff who were attentive to every need yet never interrupted or in the way. Table beside the fireplace was a nice touch. All the thumbs up.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Always a treat

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Delicious meal, exceptional service. Overall, a wonderful dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Always a great meal. Great wine list too. Wonderful, knowledgeable servers and attentive, non-intrusive service. A bit pricey compared to other places in Buffalo but definitely one of the best.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Best food in Buffalo!!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Exemplary food and service. Always an enjoyable experience.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

At the recommendation of a friend, took my wife there as a belated Valentine's dinner. Staff was very friendly, service was excellent, food was great. Pricy but worth every penny spent. Would not go there as an everyday meal but for that special occasion, definitely.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Had a great dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

My new favorite restaurant. Pricey but worth it. Great selection, every dish was perfect. Service was great. Waiter was helpful but not hovering. Great insights on dinner and wine. Will go back often

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Food was amazing!! Highly recommend!!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Adam was a great server! Everything was great

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Best restaurant in Buffalo and there Bone-in Ribeye is the best stake Iv had anywhere. Price is high but worth every dollar. Now the menu is limited, but they always have specials. What they are good at they have often.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

We went the day before Valentine's since I had to be out of town for the Holiday. It was an outstanding experience. Food, service, everything was exceptional. If there was one minor drawback it was that the music was just a bit loud and the selection didn't fit a fine dining experience. Otherwise, it was perfect. I would go back without hesitation.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was great until our $65 steak came out with truffle on it. Even after confirming there would be no truffle on our meals (makes our stomachs turn). When asked after the waitress said they didn’t keep truffle in the kitchen... odd. Anyway she didn’t do anything about the steak even though we didn’t touch it. I then called the Monday after and left a message. I was told I’d be contacted within the week. Nothing. Then i messaged them on Facebook twice. Both shows as read. No response. Incredibly disappointing. We’ve had many great meals here with great service and this one experience ruined it.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Very nice experience and superb food

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our first visit to Tempo. The service was excellent from the time we arrived with the hostess to the time we left. The waiter and the wait staff were very attentive without being intrusive. The waiter was great at explaining the meal.

The food was excellent!! I can't say enough about it.

I would highly recommend this place.

This is a fine dining place.

Thank you for a great experience!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Top notch from the time we stepped into the restaurant

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