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Tempo offers downtown quality and atmosphere in a convenient suburban location on, Moody Street in Waltham known as "Restaurant Row". The menu features a wide variety of fresh seafood, great cuts of meat, chicken, duck, and truly has something for everyone. Tempo is excellent for a date, great for groups, and the bar is a perfect place for singles and people watching. The cuisine rivals higher-priced alternatives and the staff is welcoming and eager to please. The bar offers the largest selection around and the wine list pricing is the best in Waltham. We have a gorgeous private dining room that is perfect for events, corporate dinners, holiday parties and graduation celebrations. If you haven't visited us we promise you won't regret it!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Spicy Seared Wild Shrimp and New Bedford Sea Scallops
House Roasted Tomatoes, Wilted Spinach, Sticky Rice, Hot Cherry Peppers (Available Mild, Medium, or Hot)
Grilled Berkshire Heritage Porterhouse Pork Chop
5 Cheese Mac N' Cheese, Brussels Sprouts, Apple Cranberry Reduction, Bacon Onion Jam
Fried Brussels Sprouts and Smoked Bacon
Blue Cheese Crumbles, Lemon Vinaigrette
This is going to be my new go-to place for sure. Drinks and apps were amazing.
Good food, pleasant atmosphere. Easy to make reservations and got lucky and sat outside.
Great atmosphere, a fun place to share some delicious plates. Wonderful cocktails too!
Tempo’s food and drinks never disappoint! So good! Highly recommend and the patio seating was awesome! Loved the ambience of the patio with all of the flowers!
Dining out on Moody Street was just so great last evening. There with friends for dinner and drinks. Delightful and Delicious. Broiled scallops were excellent as was the sea bass. Friendly service despite a very busy Saturday night.
Everything from the service to the ambience to the food is outstanding… Every time we have gone the food service and the ambience has been impeccable… Even through the tough times during The pandemic everything was exceptional ..Highly recommend it always consistent…
The atmosphere was wonderful! Food and drinks were great and can’t wait to go back this summer.
Tempo is always a slam dunk! They keep the menu fresh and interesting but also have some tried and true staples. A member of our party is gluten-free and was able to have a lobster roll and fries for the first time in a decade! I had the dirty "wings," which are crispy saucy delicious boneless chicken thighs, and the Portuguese Fisherman's Stew which was every shellfish you could think of plus chorizo in an amazing tomato broth. We were too stuffed for dessert, but they all sounded fantastic and it was hard to say no. They currently have lots of outdoor seating both along Moody St and on the back patio. Don't sleep on Tempo, they are the best of the best!
Great outdoor dining experience. Cocktails were delicious. We split the following dishes for apps:
- oysters on the half shell (delicious)
- boneless tenders (delicious, but not your typical expected tender)
- potstickers (delicious)
- calamari (delicious with notably great thai basil sauce)
I had the carbonara for my entree which I would not recommend. All the other dishes were full of flavor, but the carbonara was truly flavorless. Had a great presentation, and was a good serving, but I ended up not eating much of it since it was pretty bland.
Waitress was attentive, food timing was appropriate, overall good experience!
Poor lighting (dinghy hue) making the room (right side, front) seem like it needed a cleaning. Colors are drab heading into Summer. Service was excellent. Room past the right side entering the restaurant reminds me of a ground round, horrible. Drinks were superb, interesting. Used to love this restaurant and it’s open feel… can’t recommend any longer…
First night out after Covid restrictions were lifted. We were seated right away. Wait staff was knowledgeable of the menu items, attentive and friendly.
The atmosphere was lively and fun. The noise level was a little noisy but tolerable. You could carry on a conversation easily.
Meals were delicious especially the cod with Baby Bok Chou. Highly recommend this restaurant for different selections of appetizers, salads and main courses.
My salmon dish was quite good - flavorful, nicely cooked, good accompaniments. Brussels sprouts side was also good -- tasty, pieces of bacon worked well with the Brussel sprouts. The fig appetizer was less tasty, more bland, but the ingredients were good even though they did not blend well together. My husband very much liked his cod dish and agreed about the side dishes. We both loved the banana bread pudding. The Frose had a bite to it, sweet with a good level of alcohol, refreshing but pricey for the amount served.
Yes, I would definitely recommend Tempo to friends.
Great food, service was about what I’d expect from a packed restaurant on a weekend, can’t complain much.
We had a great time. The back patio is wonderful. Great service.
Great outdoor setup and outstanding food, as always. Waitstaff could have been a bit more attentive, as we would have liked to order another round of drinks, etc.
really enjoyed the food. menu was great. I could've ordered almost anything on the menu. Service was good and helpful. Looking forward to going back.
Sat outside in the back. very quiet and enjoyable.
Love Tempo. We go at least once a week. Their oysters are da bomb.
I had the signature Frose, which was refreshing and delicious, especially at an outdoor table! I didn't realize this before we got there, but there are outdoor dining patios in both the front and back of the building, which is awesome. I had the roasted chicken marsala with fresh fettuccini, which was very good but it arrived later than all the other meals at our table - not sure what happened but the waitress quickly fixed it once she realized. My mom had the cashew encrusted haddock, which she enjoyed.
Ambience is great. Love the expansion they're building in the back. Food and wine is way over priced for the quality. I don't mind paying more for better quality but this is paying more for mediocre food. Service is hit or miss. I'd go back for drinks but not for dinner.
We had great meal at Tempo. We sat inside even though there was outside dining available. My husband forgot his jacket and we decided it was getting cool. We felt very comfortable and safe inside. The tables and booths are spaced well. The food was great as was the service. Can't wait to dine there again.
Awesome food great waitstaff amazing drinks Will definitely go again
Our waitress was amazing and had great recommendations and was very attentive..... food was delicious!
Great food and service! Would love to make another trip back.
We sat on the patio and the weather was beautiful. The food came out promptly and was delicious. We had the truffle fries, oysters and steak rolls as appetizers and for the main course steak tips, chicken marsala and Sea Bass. All entrees were cooked perfect and delicious. The service was also great.
I was kind of disappointed with cocktails. There was minimal effort put into them. Food was okay. Was expecting more professionalism. Guys were drilling outside of patio on property during dinner, not the best experience. Won’t be going back.
Delicious dinner and drinks! The service was excellent as well. Highly recommend for a night out!
Menu was interesting and table enjoyed their meals although a bit expensive for overall experience. Drinks menu was a bit more limited than would have liked, particularly around cocktails.
The selection was great. My food had great flavor. The meat was so tender. Loved the veggies.
Wonderful meal as always. It was our first time in a restaurant in more than a year and we felt completely safe. We’ve been doing take out which was great, but so nice to be in the dining room! Can’t beat $1 Wellfleet oysters on Tuesdays! Fried calamari and all of the dishes were wonderful! Staff is fantastic. TY Colleen!
We stopped by Tempo to have some drinks and
Always fabulous food...dinners arrive hot and delicious...never disappointed here
First time visitor, rather picky eater. Only a few entrees I would eat (knew this ahead of time), but would not have eaten most of the apps. One dessert was very good, one was just okay.
First night out in a long while. It was my husband’s birthday and we loved our evening out. The service was great and we loved the food. My husband had the Lobster Paella and I had the Blackened Catfish. The catfish was nicely seasoned and the spinach and grits that accompanied the catfish were delicious and complemented the catfish. My husband loved his paella. The portions were generous, we didn’t have room for dessert. But, we bought some of their chocolate bomb ‘to go’. We’ll definitely go back.
Everything was delicious! We ate outside on the patio, which was really the parking lot, but it didn’t matter!
Food was excellent and service was great, consistently good!
It was extremely cold in the dining room. It ruined the experience.
Tempo has adapted to the Covid world and is running like a well oiled machine. The environment feels very safe but not uncomfortably so, you can still enjoy your meal, date night and have the same exceptional service that you had prior to 2020. We enjoyed the hanger steak with cream sauce - it is always SO juicy and tender with the most flavorful coffee rub. I could eat this every day. The Aztec Tomb (I think that’s what it was called) is a great addition to the drink menu (please keep it!) It is basically a pineapple painkiller with fresh grated nutmeg on top (essential). Keep up the great work Tempo! We moved to Dedham years ago but still come back all the time.
Everything was very good, food, staff, and yes the drinks.
Tempo never dissapoints. Food is inventive, appetizers are great and the dishes come out quickly and taste amazing.
Try the parmesan truffle shoestring fries which are outstanding. Brussels sprout appetizer also very good and can't stop eating either.
I had the Spicy Shrimp and Scallop with spinach in a tomato broth. Very light yet done to perfection. Other dining member had grilled pork chop and it was succulent and very generous portion.
Drinks were great as well. Highly recommend!
The food and drinks are always great here. The short ribs and the tuna were cooked perfect and our server/bartender Danyele was awesome.
You can order delivery directly from Tempo using the Order Online button. Tempo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 891-9000.
Tempo is rated 4.6 stars by 1947 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.