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Tempo Restaurant

4231 Duke St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22304-2485
+1 703-370-7900
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“veal” (16 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4231 Duke St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22304-2485
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third visit here, but my first time on a Monday or Tuesday evening. For $55 for 2 people the restaurant offers a bottle of wine, a choice of 3-4 appetizers, a choice of 3-4 entrees, and a dessert from the dessert cart...More

Thank CTManny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We returned to Tempo this week for a special occasion and took the opportunity to order the Monday / Tuesday Special fixed price dinner for two, which includes a bottle of wine and provides a substantial discount over regular prices. We enjoyed the evening thoroughly....More

1  Thank John W. C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always good food with a unique and varied menu. Reasonable prices, especially for the quality and great service. Plenty of parking.

1  Thank MaryandBobontheroad
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is a jewel of a restaurant that many do not know about in Alexandria. The appetizers, entrees and desserts were all delicious, and they have an amazing variety of specials for a small restaurant. The fish and steak we had were equally delicious. The...More

1  Thank joanmoser1947
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Doesn't look outside as stunning as the food and menu. Don't let that stop you. This place has been in business for years. The food and service was outstanding.

1  Thank Alan M
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Our friends know the good local restaurants -- and Tempo, off Duke Street in Alexandria, is one of their favorites. Their menu is extensive, with both standard and featured listings. Many types of fish, pasta, and veal are on offer. Last night I tried the...More

2  Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Nothing too bad will happen if you eat here. Good price, especially for the Mumm champagne at $60. It's a pity they serve the champagne up to the brim, immediately you have sat down (and rather been pressed to order a drink?), so that it...More

Thank MJS1944
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Temp is a very good restaurant. It is kind of idiosyncratic; it has a varied menu with good food and good service, but lacks the insight and expertise to make it great. We enjoyed the beef carpaccio and caesar salad appetizers, and the crusty rolls...More

1  Thank PSUDanO23
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We hadn't been to Tempo's for 15 years but decided to go there for our anniversary dinner. Service was excellent, water and tea glasses kept full. Food was very good and cooked perfect. The deserts were amazing.

2  Thank mbabill
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Tempo offers a very tasty lunch with a limited menu for Restaurant Week. We searched Tripadvisor for a French restaurant and while most of the prix fixe items were Italian, we enjoyed the Gorgonzola salad and split pea soup, the farfale Alfredo and veal scaloppini...More

2  Thank Peter R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4231 Duke St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22304-2485
    (North Gordon)
  • Public Transportation: Nearest Metro Station: King Street Metro is 2.2 miles away within walking distance if you are in good shape otherwise take a cab.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-370-7900
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Nestled in the West End, Tempo Restaurant is one of Alexandria's best-kept secrets. This elegant, but unpretentious, neighborhood restaurant is where the locals dine. Tempo's menu displays a blend of northern Italian and French cuisine, featuring fresh seafood.
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