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474 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-0415 (High Street)
+1 781-891-9000
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met couple of friends for dinner on a Friday evening. The place was crowded, but not overwhelmingly so. The wait staff was very prompt and helpful. The mixed drinks were very good as was the food. The price was very modest. I recommend this place on Moody Street in Waltham for friends' get together.

Thank henry j
Level Contributor
93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I almost said off tempo. Tempo has long been my go to local place to meet up with friends. But I have to say, I was a bit disappointed on my last visit. Menu seems to have been paired down. Only a few daily specials. Lots of fish. Service lovely. I had the pork chop and it was tough and... More 

Thank FloridaTravelfan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Always a great meal, service and atmosphere! We got parking right outside the door. Beautiful night to walk up and down Moody Street.

Thank Tricia C
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

After taking a little paddleboat trip down the road, my wife and I worked up an appetite and decided to try this place. First off, free parking can be a little tricky on Moody St., but there are always little automated parking lots around where you can park for fifty cents an hour which is very reasonable. This place is... More 

Thank Nick R
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. We had the bass and the salmon. All good. Service is professional and ambience good. Can recommend this restaurant for discerning diners.

Thank EJT1966
Waltham, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
86 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

It rarely matters what you order here because every meal is prepared just the way you ask and always a delight to the pallet. Pork tenderloin 1+ inch thick chucks, chargrilled grilled outside and pink inside set in a tasty sauce, tenderloin circled a spiced rice/vegetable center. The spicy seared wild shrimp and sea scallops was also deliciaous with its... More 

Thank kma5000
Paris, France
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Although the prices are rather high (~25$ per entrée)- it was well worth it! The family of 4 highly enjoyed the dinner we had at Tempo. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was enjoyable! Located in the cute town of Waltham, it was a great night out! I would highly recommend the salmon or the bass if fish is... More 

Thank Caroline T
Weston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Awesome menu and delicious food. Ate at the bar and bartender was super helpful and friendly. Drinks awesome too. Even the prices weren't bad. Don't have a bad word to say about the place. Go there!!

Thank james33332
Needham, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice menu, large portions, good drink and wine selection. Service was attentive. Only negative was when we presented server with multiple credit cards and asked to have the bill evenly split, he gave us grief and offered to do it for us this time but that new policy is to only split two ways. Multiple cards generally means multiple and... More 

Thank Maureen B
Waltham, Massachusetts
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479 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Stopped here the other day for a drink and appetizer. They have a great wine list. I was just disappointed they no longer serve the mushroom pizza. Decided to have a glass of vino and head to Solea a block away on Moody for appetizers instead. Really enjoyed it there.

Thank daksterinwaltham

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 474 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-0415
    (High Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Waltham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-891-9000

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