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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!
Live Music Nights at Tempo Bistro
Multiple dates available
Thu 4:00 PM - 9:45 PM, Fri - Sat 4:00 PM - 10:00 PMLive Music Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at Tempo Bistro in Waltham. Join us for dinner and live music on Moody Street in Waltham.
- 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
Flash Fried Calamari
Hot Cherry Peppers, Shanghai Dipping Sauce
Shoestring Truffle Fries
White Truffle Oil, Romano Cheese, Fresh Herbs, Garlic and Rosemary Aioli
Fried Brussels Sprouts and Smoked Bacon
Blue Cheese Crumbles, Lemon Vinaigrette
We set at the high table in the bar area, our server Alex was amazing, probably it was the best service we got for more than ten years coming to Tempo.
We had a wonderful experience at Tempo. The service was amazing and the food was delicious!
Better than expected, food was tasty, service was quick although we had to remind waiter about our drink order.. over all I would go again
Service was excellent and the food was delicious this was our second time here in a while since we live a bit of a ride away. Will make the effort to get back sooner than later. Excellent night out.
Interesting menu. Good preparation and food quality is reliable, diverse and well presented. Good wine and spirit selection - many high end wines offered by the glass which is great. Their creativity and community service has allowed them to survive Covid intact. Nice people and friendly staff.
Great food, fantastic service, wonderful experience.
Food was really good, those fries are to die for somehow! Our server, Billy, was very friendly and attentive even though we were the only ones seated outside, we never felt forgotten.
We lived absolutely everything about Tempo. Our only disappointment was that we had a reservation for two and despite other tables for two being available we were not able to take the table assigned to us which was in the bar area.
Those tables were also reserved but unfortunately they only allowed us to sit there rather then reassigning us/ it was cold with the door opening and loud from the bar which was why we would have preferred to sit at a table for two in the other part of the dining room.
The food was wonderful and music was a lot of fun in the dining rooms!
Food was very good but we felt rushed. Good experience overall.
I would highly recommend Tempo! Went for dinner last night and sat outside on the back patio. Was a gorgeous night and appreciated being able to dine outside. I had the salmon with pumpkin risotto. It was to die for! My friends had the beef brisket and said it was also delicious. We took the chocolate bombs home and are excited to try them too. Would definitely go back. Lots of great choices on the menu.
Staff is very good and attentive. Food was very good as well.
Best gluten-free dinner options in the Boston area, but they definitely need more gluten-free desserts!
delicious and interesting dishes. good service. outdoor patio was really pleasant.
Excellent food! Friendly server.
Food was delicious and service was great. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable and all the staff were very nice. The food came out quick and hot! No masks required for staff or customers which was different but seemed very clean. Want to go back to try the other menu items and to hear some live music.
Food was very mediocre. Not worth the cost. Service was fantastic!
The card with the scan image was turned away from us, so we didn't initially realize we needed to scan it to see the menu, which caused some delay in our table service. Food was good and the service was mostly prompt. I'd go there again.
Food was good but we're not likely coming back.
We had an outdoor reservation for Saturday at 5:30pm and we we're seated promptly. The waiter was very good and trying to serve a lot of tables so he wasn't at fault for our less than desirable experience.
I ordered a Negroni and it was the smallest drink I've ever had, was more like a shot serving so that was disappointing.
The appetizer came out 2 mins before the meal and our niece never was able to ask for grated cheese on her pasta because the service was overwhelmed and didn't return until our dinner was finished.
If we did come back another time it would need to be on a less than busy night but there are a lot of other options on Moody street.
We had a variety of dishes, all of which were good.
We had a very nice, helpful waiter (a photographer, can't remember his name). The food was excellent for all 4 of us! We will definitely be back.
Ate outside in the rear patio. Beautiful evening and their heaters made the night very comfortable. Apps of calamari and brussel sprouts delicious. We had different fish dishes that were also excellent. Highly recommended.
We had a birthday dinner on a busy Saturday night. The service was excellent and made us feel comfortable. The food was so fresh and flavorful. The drinks looked beautiful and tasted flavorful. After dinner our server reserved us a table in the back room to hear a band. It was a beautiful experience. I love Tempo.
Tempo’s food is always perfect. We tried the fish bowl drink—needs a little more alcohol, but delicious otherwise. Love the cotton candy and popcorn. Such a fun touch.
Always reliably delicious with a decent wine list as well.
Great food and drinks.
Great food and drinks! Good place to meet up with people.
Overall experience was fine. Seated outside as requested- in the area behind the building. Wait staff was busy but attentive. Apps came out quickly and we’re tasty. Apparently they ran short of glasses so martini was served in a short square plastic cup and the wine was served in 6oz disposable plastic cups. Main courses well received overall. They ran out of scallops for the spicy shrimp and scallop dish I ordered not a problem as they told me up front and could have changed order. The taste was good but the tomatoes and spinach sure looked like they came from a can (which may well be the recipe). Others in our group content with their choices. All good but not over the top. Will return next time we are at BC to give Tempo another try.
Tempo has consistently excellent food. Every one in our party of four had different entrees and none of them disappointed us. The proportions are generous and reasonably priced. We shared an order of truffle fries and split salads. The only negative was the extremely loud music from the next door that made it hard to hear anything.
Food was excellent
Try this restaurant!! We ate outside so noise was no issue. We want to return and sit on the back patio for drinks and maybe an app or two. Service was attentive, drinks and food were attractive and yummie. Seafood paella I definitely will have again. His seared scallops looked good, he was pleased with his dish. Dessert was pecan cheesecake we enjoyed that too.
We ended up dining outside as it was a beautiful evening. The food was really good. The flavors in the salmon entree were wonderful and the presentation was beautiful. My partner had the scallops which were delicious.
This restaurant takes a lot of pride in their food. I’ll look forward to coming back.
Very big disappointment that at 6:00 they were already out of guacamole. One of the reasons we went there was because we like the guacamole! Instead we had the mushroom appetizer which was pretty small for 2 people to share.
This experience was quite different than our previous visit. The server was untrained and not at all pleasant. The food lacked in quality. The wine was room temperature.
Wide selection of gluten free items. The burnt ends was amazing as well as the spicy shrimp!
Excellent Food and Service. Had the Swordfish Chop. Very rare to find in restaurants. Some of the best fish I have ever had.
My group was extremely happy last night at Tempo. The meal was outstanding and the selections and menu descriptions were unique and imaginative. My group is extremely fussy and savvy when it comes to food and they were all really impressed!
I was super excited because most of the menu was gluten free. I found the food to be very expensive for a lack luster meal and sub par cocktails.
I love this place, been going periodically over the last decade and every time is a treat!
The food is consistently good at Tempo.
We go for special occasions and every day.
It is always Fun & Delicious and a great value. Great date night place! Enjoy!
This was my first time in Watham and Tempo came highly recommended. Unfortunately our experience was just okay. The waiter didn’t appear to know the menu and couldn’t recommend much on the menu because he hadn’t hadn’t tried it. Service was very slow. We got there right after opening, 4:15,. We kept looking around for our waiter to order and get drink refills. Not sure we’ll go back.
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 4.4 stars by 1952 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.