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474 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-0415
+1 781-891-9000
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“oysters” (12 reviews)
“pork chop” (11 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
474 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-0415
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great, creative menu. food is always great. Helpful attentive staff. I've never had a meal here that wasn't top notch. Very tough to beat in the suburbs. Rates favorably with similar places downtown.

Thank sankatybluff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come here at least once a month for date night and have a drink (or two!) and appetizers at the bar. Of the many great places on Moody Street, Tempo Kitchen and Scratch Cocktails is our favorite. The bar stools are comfortable, the bar...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tuesday night, and there was a line out the door. This place was hopping! I met a friend for dinner - she is a regular here. Fortunately, she knew enough to make a reservation. The menu has lots of wonderful offerings. Food headed to other...More

Thank MuddyGurl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this spot. We have visited 3 times and always had fabulous food, drinks are great and service very good. The vibe is good and it's a refreshing change from the popular "industrial" decor...oversized wooden light fixtures and interesting art define the cozy space....More

Thank hancamem
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Tempo for Valentine's Day dinner. We were looking for a place that wasn't too swanky or pretentious, but also someplace that was interesting and had great food. We liked the vibe; it was friendly, efficient, good service. The dishes had flair. We were...More

Thank nealwBoston
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Great food, great ambiance ...parking was a bit of a challenge but there may have been dedicated parking that we didn't see.

1  Thank Eyvonne K
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Finding great restaurants that are very careful with gluten free preparation is a challenge, but we were delighted to find Tempo. The food was delicious and nicely presented. I had herb crusted swordfish, and it was some of the best swordfish I have ever eaten....More

Thank Happy_Camper_2004
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I have stopped here on a Thursday night with my sons. The atmosphere is relaxed and inviting, and the food is always impressive. A nice wine and dessert list. Everything we've ordered has been delicious.

Thank spanielmom
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I live locally and there are a lot of choices in the area - Tempo never disappoints. Cocktails are inventive (tonight we had the “Exodus” - a gin and Aperol beauty as well as “Love and Fernet” which was Rye based) We started with a...More

1  Thank Kim P
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We had an excellent meal at Tempo. The philly cheesteak rolls as an appetizer are amazing! I had the haddock special and my husband had the Cabonara- both were excellent. The only reason I gave them 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the...More

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25 March 2015|
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Response from Beth H | Reviewed this property |
They have a busy bar scene, so if you go early there should not be a problem. As I said we went from a movie and they couldn't wait to turn the table which I took issue with. But if you have a larger group I too would call... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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