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Party Size
For 2
Tue, 2/20
8:00 PM
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1473 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date (28)
  • Neighborhood Gem (28)
  • Creative Cuisine (26)
Tempo offers downtown quality and atmosphere in a convenient suburban location on, Moody Street, Waltham's "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 promis you won't regret it!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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American, Farm-to-table, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:15pm
Closed Sunday
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Phone number
(781) 891-9000
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nathan Sigel
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Tempo is pleased to cater for any event large or small. For information please contact Nathan or Erin.
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Cross street
High Street
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Parking details
Parking for Tempo can be found either on the street or at the Waltham City Parking Lot on Chestnut Street located less than a block from Tempo.
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Special events & promotions
We are more than happy to cater to any and all special events!
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1473 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEPOD (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Favorite thing on the menu--truffle fries, tuna entree with curry sauce. And the vreme brulee was great, too. Fun place to go with friends but it's a pretty loud place. We will be back!!!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

I had not been to Tempo for quite a long time, and was delighted to see how both the ambience and the menu had changed. I really appreciated all the healthy options on the menu. The food was delicious and well prepared. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. Other than the fact that the people behind us were quite loud, which impacted my own table conversation, a wonderful experience.

3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Entrees were disappointing. Halibut overcooked. Scallops and shrimp drowned in tomato sauce. Bad menu description.
Service very good.
Creme brûlée very good.
Wines by the glass...meh unless you chose the $12 options.

SKIWTR (New England)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We had a wonderful Valentine's Day dinner. The food was awesome and the beer and "holiday" crafted cocktail were great.

SloO (New England)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food and healthy... went for a group diner for valentines and was nice and cozy..

JonB (New England)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

This was Valentines evening, so everything had to be great - and it was:
- Took us right on time with our reservation
- Our server arrived immediately and after some conversation with the bartenders, made us exactly the drinks we wanted
- The timing of the dinner was right on - each course with a short rest between
- Food was very good: the roast salmon and the Cajun blackened swordfish were beautifully cooked
- No hurry, even though it was a busy night
- Excellent dessert, adjusted to our taste on order
Not cheap, but, very good!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The problem with Tempo is first of all is it's location (Moody St. Watham). I see it as a neighborhood bar and for a bite to eat after work. Nothing special. It used to be! Also we were "over-served". I found the server totally obnoxious. We didn't even get a chance to sit down and take our coats off before he started asking us what we wanted to drink etc. and he never left us alone during dinner. Always interrupting us and seemingly trying to hurry us along. We had a 6:30 reservation and were in our car to go home before 8:00. I know we had a 2 hr timeline. It was really disconcerting and we probably won't ever go back.

vipLinda (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

All the staff was very helpful and attentive.

Rach (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

My friends and I dined at Tempo on Saturday night. The food was great and so were the drinks. We decided on just apps and small plates, as we weren’t as hungry as we initially thought. Our server was awesome too!

One thing that was annoying is we were planning on getting salads and adding protein but the protein add on was more than the salad! Also, a friend did get salad sans protein and it wasn’t the largest portion of you were making it an entree.

Overall, great experience and we’ll be back!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Food is always good at TEmpo- very consistent with a varied menu- we took out of town guest there. We made a reservation so was hoping for a nice table but was placed in the center of the room- guess next time we will have to be more specific.

MaryI (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Excellent will go back!! Went with a few friends, Pat our waiter was great and food delicious!

vipljlblue (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We had the lamb shank and short rib stroganoff can't say enough. Melt in you're mouth goodness homemade pasta. Definitely going back

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Love love love tempo! The food is so good and the ambiance is great!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Portuguese stew was delicious but could use some nice bread for dipping!

Cocktails were fun.

They ran out of scallops????

vipDfromNewton (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was really great. I had a short ribs dish with polenta, and I wish I could have licked my plate. My friend enjoyed the fish and chips, which was a huge portion so she took half home.
The waiter was excellent.
I wish it were quieter. Also, I wish they had iced tea. And I wish parking was easier. But overall, great.