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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 3:45 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
Spicy Seared Wild Shrimp and New Bedford Sea Scallops
House Roasted Tomatoes, Wilted Spinach, Sticky Rice, Hot Cherry Peppers (Available Mild, Medium, or Hot)
Shoestring Truffle Fries
White Truffle Oil, Romano Cheese, Fresh Herbs, Garlic and Rosemary Aioli
Grilled Berkshire Heritage Porterhouse Pork Chop
5 Cheese Mac N' Cheese, Brussels Sprouts, Apple Cranberry Reduction, Bacon Onion Jam
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.
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.
Wow where do you start with all the superlatives to describe this experience.
Staff was on the go with pretty full house, took care of seating and used iPad to order. Fully knowledgeable about menu and knew which items not available.
Had the tuna and salmon tartare, they split the beet and goat cheese salad, very refreshing.
Mains were cashew crusted haddock on sweet potato purée , and the spinach shrimp stuffed flounder.
Both cocktails well prepared and wine suggestions where spot on. But they could not give a taste because of mechanical wine pouring.
Had time to chat with owner and wait staff.
Sat near the back at end of bar at a table.
No masks on staff.
Tempo never fails to live up to it's 5 star rating. The food is great. The ambiance is comfortable and lively. My husband & dined here a couple of weeks ago and we returned last night because the restaurant is THAT good! Plus, they serve $1 oysters on Tuesday night and it's hard to only get a dozen! With that as an appetizer, we moved on to our entrees--I got the fish & chips--plentiful in portion accompanied by cole slaw and shoestring fries, all of which were delicious. My husband ordered the halibut and absolutely loved it. We were too full for dessert, but they have wonderful choices. Our ONLY negative comment is that Tempo does not serve any bread on the table. It's always a nice addition.
Food was good, but service was lacking. Waitress and service staff were not very attentive.
We had a great meal at Tempo! The lobster rangoon were amazing! We've been before, but this is the first time we ate outside, which was awesome. Love the buzz of Moody St! Great restaurant, great vibe....highly recommend!
Service was horrible! Rude server ! Had to ask for water twice! Never offered us desert .. which we wanted, he just brought the check . Not worth 400.00
I love Tempo and am a frequent diner. Last night we arrived to find no power yet they were open and said could accommodate outdoors with apps and salads and drinks. Servers very unclear about what was possible and had to keep going to ask. Wine took 20 minutes to come. One appetizer was burnt and we returned it . Server didn't take it off tab and had to be reminded. The app and salad we did eat were good. Likely should not have been open at all. Hopefully a one time occurrence.
Food was fantastic!! Would definitely return again. Sat outside, atmosphere was very pleasing! Service was perfect. We asked our waitress for her recommendations...and we went with them...food was delicious!
We sat in the new section in the back. Our waitress, Nicole was awesome! Food and drinks were delicious!
One of our favorite restaurants on Moody Street. We have never had a bad experience with Tempo. The food and drinks are always top notch.
Food amazing as usual. Waitress disappeared for long intervals making ordering and paying difficult. Think it was a new waitress but tables around us experienced same frustration.
Tempo has an incredible atmosphere, wonderful staff and an all around positive and fun vibe! One of our favorite local places! Thank you for an amazing dining experience every time Tempo!
Great food. Poor service.
It was a warm evening and we opted to sit outside. The food was excellent, service was great and we had a lovely evening.
Exquisite, succulent seafood and fish dishes. Loved the flounder and scallops and heirloom tomato salad. Outdoor seating really comfortable and accommodating.
Very good food.
Great food, great atmosphere and plenty of outdoor dining!
What a fantastic meal my husband and I had! We started off with a dozen (buck a shuck on Tuesday night) oysters. Delicious! My entree was the sea scallops; they were the best I've ever had! The entree of choice for my husband was the baby back ribs and he thoroughly enjoyed them. He claimed they rivaled some of the best he's had across the board. Since it was our anniversary and we had a very nice conversation with the manager, he treated us to Death by Chocolate dessert. It was amazing! We can't say enough good things about Tempo. Sitting inside, but along side an open window to the outdoor dining, we enjoyed the ambiance of both settings. This is definitely a 'don't miss' restaurant on Moody Street with its vibrant dning and music scene.
Food was great and service was better. Atmosphere was very nice.
They were out of my first choice entree , but it was fine as my second choice was delicious.
Amazing food, as always. We absolutely love this place!
Food was bad. Pan roasted salmon came out fried. Risotto was drenched in butter. Buffalo cauliflower was sitting in oil. Southwest salad was dull and bland. Overpriced and not worth it. Best thing about this place is the way the patio looks.
This is one of my favorite places to go to on Moody St. The food is always great and the staff is friendly. They have plenty of outdoor dining options as well as a new bar area that is able to open up large windows to get more air circulating in.
We ate out on the back patio. It was nice, but not as scenic as out front or even certain parts of the back patio. However, the food was awesome! Tuna poke and guacamole for appetizers. Broiled scallops and the hanger steak for mains. Everything was really excellent.
Always enjoy Tempo. We ate there on our last night before moving to New Mexico. We will miss one of our faves !
Excellent seafood in an upscale setting. Service was solid.
Tempo never disappoints us! Wish they had the calamari last night but enjoyed everything ( oysters, chicken wings, truffle fries, fish tacos).
Service excellent as always!
Great food. Menu is very improved (but bring back the swordfish!!). Always good and good service too.
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 4.5 stars by 1958 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.