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Tempo Restaurant

4.8
1086 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • 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 1086 People Are Saying
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4.9
service
4.6
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vipMary (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Had a great dinner.

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KevinM (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Food was amazing!! Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Adam was a great server! Everything was great

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JonathanC (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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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Dinestein (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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olibe (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Very nice experience and superb food

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RamonaH (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Top notch from the time we stepped into the restaurant

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Always a pleasure. Excellent food and wine. Oysters were fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The food and service was superb.

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MaryM (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Dinner before the show, appreciated your delightful food and drink!— The service was amazing and I would say it was a perfect evening! FIVE stars

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johny3 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Tempo is my favorite restaurant in town. The place is cool, the staff is wonderful and the foot is the best in town. It is hard to branch out from the filet due to the amazing gnocchi on the side. They should allow sides of gnocchi, I keep forgetting to ask! We had not been in a while but always enjoy coming back when we are without the kids.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was delicious. We had a combination of items on the menu and some of the daily special Lobster and risotto special was great. Also lamb and shrimp with risotto were well received. Delicious fish but despite reviews we forgot to ask for no added salt and it was too salty. We shared two appetizers. Iced oysters and calamari with sweet chilli sauce. Both were great. No room for dessert but the ones we saw looked good. Only downside was waiter locked out one of our credit cards by entering expiry date incorrectly three times. All in all a lovely experience. It was quite pricey

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Regular (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was excellent as always. Only complaint is music being played. Music was not appropriate for a fine dining establishment. Bit too loud and a somewhat funk groove to the music was more appropriate for a cocktail bar than a fine dining restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything was perfect. It couldn’t of had been a better experience.

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DT14127 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Our server Kristin took a lot of time explaining her opinion of the menu items which was very helpful. The dinner was more than a meal, it was an experience. Everyone in our party loved their meals. Everyone in the staff was very attentive. The atmosphere is elegant. My husband stated the Tempo was the best restaurant in Buffalo. We will definitely return for another food experience!

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foodlover (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was outstanding paired with impeccable service! Our whole party commented that there was not one thing that could've been done better!

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Food was great highly recommend it

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vipOpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The service is phenomenal and the food is excellent. This is in the top 5 restaurants in Western New York for sure. Never disappoints

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TeePee (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Never disappoints...Service, food, drink. Not easy to pull off such an intimate, elegant, yet unpretentious experience.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

First off, the service is spot on from when you enter the restaurant to when you leave. Wait staff are attentive, friendly, but not "to present." The food is as good as it gets in Buffalo. Always a great meal here.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

One of Buffalo's top restaurants with a menu that has multiple selections from which to choose unlike so many places where there is only one item that one enjoys.

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ArtVandelay (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Everything was great from the moment we walked in. The hostess took our jackets and we had a seat at the bar. The bartender was prompt and took our order right away. We were about 20 min early for our reservation and the place was packed. After our 1st drink, the bartender picked up our next round because our table wasn't ready right at 8:30 which was our reservation time, but we didn't even notice as we were enjoying ourselves at the bar. Extremely nice gesture as we had no problem waiting. We finished our drinks at the bar and was directed to our table by one of the managers. I could go on and on about the service, but I'll stop with one word, exceptional. And the food, well that matched the service. Everything from start to finish was excellent and it makes me wonder why it took my wife and I so long to go back. In my opinion, it's easily the top upscale restaurant in Buffalo.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

It was my son's 30th birthday so we choose this restaurant for his party. food and service was excellent. Loved being by the fireplace and was able to carry on a conversation with minimal noise. We brought our own cake and the server was more then gracious to present it on separate plates for everyone.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

It was our first here. We went for our sons 25th birthday. He is a “foodie”. He had heard nothing but good comments, we had heard mixed reviews. He had the bone-in rib eye. A bit pricey, but per our son “the best rib-eye he has ever eaten”. Besides he only ate half of it, so leftovers for the next day. The appetizers were very good, I had the brazzeno fish special and my husband had the NY strip special. Both of our meals were excellent. The service was exceptional! We ordered dessert and they did not charge us for our sons. We will definitely be back. Can’t believe it has taken us so long to try it.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Arguably the best in Buffalo. Always great food and cocktails and impeccable service.

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Lovelycouple525 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants great food and scenery

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Cassie was a great server. Food was outstanding as usual.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing food and service!

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