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581 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202-1201 (Allen Street)
+1 716-885-1594
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Niagara Falls, New York
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is just as good if not better than Left Bank for fine dining in Buffalo. My boyfriend and I had a romantic Valentine's Day dinner. Drinks are superb although expensive at $12 a cocktail. Both of us had the gulf shrimp risotto which was very fresh and filling. Desert was the pistachio gelato which was out of this... More 

Thank Emily M
buffalo, ny
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103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of our go to restaurants in Buffalo for a high quality dining experience. The atmosphere is upscale, service excellent and food of high quality. There is a one page standard menu and typically another page of daily specials. Seafood, meat and pasta dishes consistently well prepared and presented. Tempo can be pricey with most of the daily... More 

Thank golfer328
Buffalo, New York
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tempo is always great. Bartenders are friendly and make great drinks. Food is superb, best in Buffalo. Service extraordinary. I highly recommend for a great dinner or special night out. Very classy place.

Boston, Massachusetts
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117 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tempo offers a comfortable and cozy ambience, and the staff are warm and attentive. The noise level is quite high during peak times. And the food is good, but not excellent. We had carpaccio, pasta bolognese, gnocchi marinara and shrimp grits with wine, and desert. The carpaccio was rolled (a rather unique presentation) and well seasoned. The shrimp grits were... More 

Thank capecodrev
Buffalo, New York
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We went here to celebrate an anniversary and a birthday. We had dinner in the banquet room upstairs. The staff were very attentive. We had mozzarella balls on a stick, bacon wrapped scallops, lamb lolipops and carpacio as passed orderves The scallops were a favorite, but they were covered in too much sauce, the beef was 'just okay'. It had... More 

Thank debbiejbond
Buffalo, New York
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89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Had a great time with a carrier and coworkers last evening at Tempo. Atmosphere is top notch, food is top notch. If your looking for a good quality steak you cannot go wrong with the 32 ounce Ribeye- could feed a small family. I never finish it but get it every time we go. Six out of the nine in... More 

Thank MJohnson71
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We went to Tempo this past weekend and it was amazing. The food and wine were exceptional. The service was top notch. Cassie was a great server and when we go back, we will be requesting her. For dinner, two people had the salmon, one had the gulf shrimp, and I had the prosciutto wrapped filet minon. The filet was... More 

Thank MAK829
Cleveland, Ohio
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141 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Beautiful attentive service without over-bearance. From the shared appetizers for our group of four to two pastas (specials; a bolognese and a take on fra daviolo) as intermezzi (perfectly done) to our main courses (two of us shared a perfectly balanced lobster on risotto; one had a tender pork chop; and one a white fish - could it be bass?),... More 

Thank DNARNA2014
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Came here for my boyfriends birthday. I've visited many restaurants in Buffalo, and by far this is best! The customer service/wait staff is amazing! Quality of drinks were true to "old school" mixes. Our waiter was very knowledgable regarding the wine list. I ordered the lobster risotto. Outstanding! It is pricey but worth it. First class from entry to exit.

Thank kandofrank
Buffalo, New York
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Tempo never disappoints... Had the Calamari to start and the Rib Eye which is a massive amount of food. Just book it when entertaining clients, or going out with friends or your spouse. The best in food, service and ambiance. Outdoor seating is nice when the weather cooperates.

Thank downtownbuff

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 581 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202-1201
    (Allen Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-885-1594

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?