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Tempo Restaurant

4231 Duke St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22304-2485
+1 703-370-7900
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“veal” (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

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

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.

1  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
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We have eaten here with friends several times before attending a concert. The staff has a hard time keeping up with a group of 6 or 8, but they are unfailingly pleasant. The food is basically acceptable. The veal scallopini "Normande" with julienne apples and...More

Thank trackervienna
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I think that the restaurant is a converted gas station. Really. BUT.... The food was gourmet, prepared to order, paired with amazing wines, and the service was amazing. The atmosphere was quiet and dignified. I travel and dine out frequently. This was fine dining at...More

3  Thank TravelerAround23666
Reviewed 17 January 2017

My husband and I and all my friends love this place. Discovered it via a friend of a friend and have been there many times for dinner and for lunch. White linen tablecloths, great wait service, and the food is delicious and beautifully presented. Prices...More

3  Thank will026
Reviewed 31 December 2016

You wouldn't think to find a place like Tempo off Duke Street, which is mainly strip malls and fast food joints. But Tempo is a small, elegant Italian place amidst the bustle. Crisp white linen tablecloths, quiet, and attentive service from charming older men. The...More

2  Thank Ralph B
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We have been going to Tempo for years and years. The food is always so fresh and well prepared. They really know how to cook fish perfectly. Meat too, for that matter.

2  Thank Diane R
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The cuisine is Northern Italian/French and nicely presented. There is a nice choice of appetisers and main dishes. The menu changes monthly. The cake tray is most appealing and choosing is difficult.

2  Thank BillandKathy27
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$23
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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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