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Tempo
American Restaurant$$
Today 5:00 – 11:00 pm
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474 Moody Street Waltham, MA 02453-0415
474 Moody StreetUSMAWaltham02453-0415
(781) 891-9000tempobistro.com
$$American Restaurant, Cocktail Bar
American Restaurant
Cocktail Bar
Fine Dining Restaurant
Wine Bar
Snack Bar
Today 5:00 – 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSaturday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSunday Closed
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Tempo is a highly rated bistro that brings fine dining to Waltham, MA. It features a very friendly staff and beautifully appointed dining area.
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Creative New American cuisine is featured at this upscale-casual bistro with a bar & happy hour.- Google
"The cocktail menu is also unique with some handcrafted cocktails."
"Great atmosphere and service."
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Roberto Olivares
3 months ago
Ingredient quality was good and nice atmosphere, but overall very pricey for the final product ($60 for two). The filet tips were OK, but one chunk was gristle and the rest was over done. The salads were good. The pork ribs were good. The tuna tartar tacos were good. The bread and the passion fruit mouse were the most memorable to be honest. The staff was friendly. If you have money to burn, it's worth a try.
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Andrea Wasik
5 months ago
Absolutely beautiful interior, and the food is excellent. You will not be disappointed. Oh, and the service was top-notch.
ronen rubinov
a year ago
I am from Newton, mass. I eat out 7 days a week three meals a day, so I think that makes me some what of an expert of fine dinning. 1- Service with a smile does not exist at American Tempo what so ever, except from the hostess. Last night first dinning there with a few friends and within 15 min we walked out. Dear manager, the quality of service with a smile is as important as what's placed on the table. Learn it, soak it in and teach your snobby help. Thank you.
Erin Newhall
11 months ago
Great atmosphere and service. The salmon was perfection.
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angelique asdourian
5 months ago
Really love Tempo Bistro. The food is delicious, not super pricey and the menu is extensive and changes often. The cocktail menu is also unique with some handcrafted cocktails. Definitely a great spot for a night out on Moody street!
Andrew Binns
9 months ago
Simple, delicious, fresh food with excellent service. The seafood was particularly good.
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Casey Ydenberg
2 years ago
We came here for my wife's birthday because we heard they make great cocktails. The cocktails did not disappoint, but the service was mediocre at best. We had to wait nearly 30 min for a table, IN SPITE OF HAVING A RESERVATION, and there was an unusually long wait between bringing our drink and taking a food order, even though we all got appetizers. Clearly they are trying to maximize profits by squeezing reservations close together and overworking the wait staff. All of this wouldn't have bothered me too much except that they automatically added a 20% gratuity to our bill. I reserve 20% for a truly great restaurant experience, which this was not, and bristled a bit at not having a choice in the matter. I understand the need for automatic gratuities for large groups, but there were only 7 of us, so this seemed excessive. Oh yeah, and if you don't like seafood, the menu is a bit limited.
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Michael Hooning
8 years ago
finally, there's life (and great food!) in waltham. tempo would not be out of place in more fashionable locations - very attractive, good service, an interesting menu, and excellent execution. good choice of meat and seafood dishes, and even some vegetarian options. the only drawback was the noise level - but it was saturday night, so no surprise there.

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