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581 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202-1201
+1 716-885-1594
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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581 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202-1201
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a very nice dinner with my family a day ahead of UB graduation. The scallops were excellent as was the filet mignon. The eggplant appetizer was very tasty and more than enough for two. Especially good was the fried calamari appetizer also plenty for...More

Thank Russell F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere is romantic. The food is beyond delicious, and the wine list is extensive. Tempo is just one of those restaurants that you don't mind laying down a few extra bucks. You would NEVER look back and regret it.

Thank StevenMozg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't review the atmosphere because I ordered takeout from this restaurant when I was staying at the Mansion on Delaware. I had the Cesare salad, the Prosciutto wrapped Filet Mignon, and the Flourless Chocolate Torta. I completely splurged as I was eating alone and...More

1  Thank Nicole F
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We heard a lot about this restaurant......however, the menu was a tad overwhelming. So I ordered the Scungilli Fra Diavolo...which is sautéed conch. I like conch, however this generous portion was mostly shell pasta, too much heat & I could barely find the chopped up...More

Thank MarciaK w
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Great dinner with clients. Most of us had the Bone-in Ribeye that was the best I've ever had. Highly recommend.

Thank Spring96
Reviewed 15 February 2017 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...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank golfer328
Reviewed 2 February 2017

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.

Reviewed 18 January 2017

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....More

Thank capecodrev
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,...More

Thank debbiejbond
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Carl C
How is their lunch. Thinking about visiting from out of state July 2nd and we are looking for a good eatery for lunch in the downtown core. Any other suggestions?
2 July 2016|
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Response from Dream2265 | Reviewed this property |
They are only open for dinner but you can go early at about 5:00 and skip lunch. I would!
Does Tempo have small private rooms for an anniversary party?
9 May 2016|
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Response from marian b | Reviewed this property |
down town buffalo hOTELS-ADAMS mARK-HYATT- NEW MARRIOTT-near canal side-which is a great area for many activities-also a restaraunt at naval park in canal side called Liberty Hound(right inside the naval park)walk a half... More
Are there hotels nearby?
6 October 2015|
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Response from RobynW731 | Reviewed this property |
Many hotels in the Buffalo area, with many within 15-20 mn car ride. It's very easy to get around this area. Easiest thing is to just google hotels around that area. We actually stayed out by the airport and it was still... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
A formal dining experience, Tempo offers entrees ranging from $20-$50.