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Tempo Food + Drink

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1875 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3L6, Canada
+1 902-428-3676
07:00 - 23:00
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120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Chef's whim flavored popcorn at the start was fun, menu has a nice set of choices. Decent beers and wines available and service was fast and friendly. I had a great steak, she had lighter fare, all well executed and presented. Desserts were fresh and tasty. Great job!

Thank James P
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I didn't realize this was a restaurant connected to a hotel or I wouldn't have gone there. I ordered the Monte Cristo special and I think they used the same frying pan for fish and then my sandwich - disgusting! I didn't finish my meal and wanted to wash the fish smell off my hands. The waiter, Marc, wouldn't give... More 

Thank Kristina H
Halifax, Canada
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229 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We have been here before and enjoyed it but last night the service was awful. We had 90 minutes before the comedy show at the Scotiabank Center which should have been plenty of time. Our server was inattentive throughout the meal and left us sitting for 20 minutes after we finished eating. He chatted with other wait staff, cleaned the... More 

Thank Jenn N
Edmonds, WA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I had the LOB Cobb salad. And other than one or two big chunks of lobster meat, it tasted like the shredded lobster in the salad came from a can. Very disappointing.

Thank JessRParks
Regina, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I ate and had drinks here a few times and each meal left me super satisfied and eager to come back. Would definitely recommend!

Thank piranhasnacktime
Halifax, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner here in February (we were staying at the Delta so it was very convenient). The service was excellent and the food (we had nachos, fish tacos, and a club house) was delicious! We will definitely be back!

Thank KDD902
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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205 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Went to Tempo for breakfast, the service is excellent, the menu offers a respectable number of choices. The food is good and they go out of their way to ensure you are happy. We had a complaint that one of the meals was too salty. The chef came out to apologize and offered to make it up. Very impressed. The... More 

Thank JDA60
Bridgewater, Canada
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632 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Easy choice for breakfast if your staying at the Delta Barrington as it's right off the main lobby. Great service and friendly staff made for pleasant meals both times we ate here. Decent prices and an enjoyable atmosphere as well, definitely recommended.

Thank TDakin
Dartmouth, Canada
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I had never been to this restaurant but went with some colleagues after training the end of January. The presentation of food, knowledge of the menu and friendliness of wait staff was fantastic. I had the pork burgers with green curry sauce and it was absolutely amazing. We decided to go the 2nd day and it was also perfect. I... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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251 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a couple of drinks and dessert. We were greeted nicely and seated promptly. The bartender wasn't too familiar with the drinks we wanted, but stated she could look it up. Turned out, she mixed a fine drink and we had no complaints. We also ordered a fig/date dessert with molasses sauce to share. The portion was quite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 30
American, Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1875 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3L6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-428-3676
Tempo Food + Drink is a contemporary, urban open kitchen eatery situated street side on the busiest corner in Halifax. Tempo offers locally inspired comfort food with a twist morning, noon, and night. The convenient Grab + Go section takes the guess work out of your brown bag lunch decisions and fills the morning emptiness with its made from scratch all natural products! Something fun, funky and fresh for everyone. Great wines by the glass and inspired cocktails are dished up by schooled mixologists in a hip and trendy lounge, making it a great place to end your day or start your night.

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