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Tempo Restaurant

4231 Duke St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22304-2485
+1 703-370-7900
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (13 reviews)
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4231 Duke St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22304-2485
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I have been to Tempo a few times before and previously had all positive experiences. My opinion of this restaurant changed completely this evening when I had the unfortunate experience of being greeted by the owner, Wendy. I found Wendy to be...More

Thank JPJ14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unlike many restaurants that advertise fine dining, the Tempo restaurant actually provides an ambiance and amenities that are usually associated with fine dining. It has a quiet, lovely atmosphere where you and your guests can comfortably hear one another converse; the tables have tablecloths, cloth...More

1  Thank Penny W
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere, attentive staff and delicious food. My husband and I had a very nice dinner with friends. The evening was enjoyed by all. I had snapper, my husband and our friend Corvina and her husband had flounder. So happy with the variety of fish...More

1  Thank Faith525
Reviewed 21 February 2018

We have been rather disappointed as of late with our old favorite in Alexandria. Mind you the food is still really good most of the time however as they've added Groupon/Rest.com coupons (which of course we use) & Mon night specials they've really cut down...More

1  Thank Robert K
Reviewed 25 December 2017

The review below was prepared several weeks ago but is confirmed by a more recent visit in mid-December. This past June we took friends from San Diego to Tempo, in Alexandria, Virginia, a restaurant we have patronized on and off for the approximately 25 years...More

2  Thank barcroft2697
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

We went there for dinner at 6:45 and got the last space in the parking lot. Were seated immediately. The main room is done in white with a window wall. The tables are very close together and the noise level was high. We were not...More

2  Thank Vaster1
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We went to celebrate our son's recent promotion and a nice weekend getaway. This was our first time going to Tempo's as we come to Alexandria a few times a year. The restaurant is very nicely decorated and has modern prints on the walls. Our...More

1  Thank Gene P
Reviewed 6 December 2017

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 25 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 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
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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