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Tempo - CLOSED

117 5th St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5247
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good14%
  • Average22%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible0%
10 Feb 2017
“This Has Been Replaced By Water Street”
21 Jul 2016
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
117 5th St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5247
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

Tempo has been replaced By Water Street. We went here recently for Restaurant Week. The food was plated attractively and was good- not great. When looking at the regular menu after we ate, we saw that if we had ordered the same things outside of...More

Thank DeDe B
Reviewed 22 July 2016

After having walked by countless times and only looked in on the beautiful decor, some friends and I tried it out for summer restaurant week. The interior is misleading- it's so well done, I always thought it would be too posh for my liking- but...More

Thank Lynne R
Reviewed 15 April 2016

I've eaten here a few times with lots of different friends, and we have always had a very nice experience. There are a good number of choices, and the appetizers are fantastic! The fried oysters are delightful, as are the tempura shrimp. Really good. The...More

Thank wsmithwilliams
Reviewed 27 January 2016

In my reviews I always try to put food above service, but with Tempo, it was hard. Going into Tempo the atmosphere is amazing from lush sofa tables, to ambient lighting it was a well decorated. I tried ordering a glass of wine, but they...More

1  Thank PnutButterJellyTime
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Great food, great atmosphere, friendly staff and owner. I've always wanted one of those local places where you feel at home: Tempo is it!

Thank Jward928
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Tempo is off the beaten path of the downtown mall which is good. It's a good place to go and chill, no tv's which is good so none of the trouble making sports crowd come in and I've never had a bad experience there.

Thank Gerald P
Reviewed 8 May 2015

The place looks upscale, but really is a casual place to meet up with friends, socialize, and get unique, thoughtful, and well-prepared food - not loud, but at ease. A group of us used the private room with big screen projector and got all our...More

Thank StationSquared
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Food was okay. The fries were awesome. They would be more busy if they added more user friendly items. The beer list is very limited. The menus is too formal. Have three high end apps, and the rest $8 or less. Have three high end...More

1  Thank Jason J
Reviewed 16 November 2014

We dined with friends last night at Tempo and found it to be quite average and a little pricey for what was offered. The wine list was crazy. While there were a very good range of offerings, the price point was way off. There was...More

Thank Bermudaman
Reviewed 11 October 2014

We had an exceptional experience at Tempo, just off the beaten path from the downtown Charlottesville mall. We were staying at a B n' B outside of Charlottesville and looking for a special dining experience since the nearby restaurants were mostly brew pubs. We found...More

Thank Joanne S
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 5th St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5247
    (Market Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-244-0217
(434) 244-0217
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