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Tempo Food + Drink

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1875 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3L6, Canada
+1 902-428-3676
07:00 - 23:00
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Regina, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate and had drinks here a few times and each meal left me super satisfied and eager to come back. Would definitely recommend!

Thank piranhasnacktime
Halifax, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner here in February (we were staying at the Delta so it was very convenient). The service was excellent and the food (we had nachos, fish tacos, and a club house) was delicious! We will definitely be back!

Thank KDD902
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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198 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Tempo for breakfast, the service is excellent, the menu offers a respectable number of choices. The food is good and they go out of their way to ensure you are happy. We had a complaint that one of the meals was too salty. The chef came out to apologize and offered to make it up. Very impressed. The... More 

Thank JDA60
Bridgewater, Canada
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597 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy choice for breakfast if your staying at the Delta Barrington as it's right off the main lobby. Great service and friendly staff made for pleasant meals both times we ate here. Decent prices and an enjoyable atmosphere as well, definitely recommended.

Thank TDakin
Dartmouth, Canada
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had never been to this restaurant but went with some colleagues after training the end of January. The presentation of food, knowledge of the menu and friendliness of wait staff was fantastic. I had the pork burgers with green curry sauce and it was absolutely amazing. We decided to go the 2nd day and it was also perfect. I... More 

Thank debmelissa
Moncton, Canada
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208 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a couple of drinks and dessert. We were greeted nicely and seated promptly. The bartender wasn't too familiar with the drinks we wanted, but stated she could look it up. Turned out, she mixed a fine drink and we had no complaints. We also ordered a fig/date dessert with molasses sauce to share. The portion was quite... More 

Thank JackTheDog1
Halifax, NS Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Regardless of what day of the week it it, this is one of the best go to's for business breakfast and brunch (also good for casual dining of course). Recently attended Tempo with work colleagues and ordered the omelette with the gluten free option and guacamole on the side. GET THE GUACAMOLE!!! It was the perfect addition to the meal.... More 

Thank Kaznore
Halifax, Canada
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154 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This was my first time at Tempo, and there were both pluses and minuses to my meal here. I was a little surprised to find out that you had to go through the hotel and down the elevator to find a washroom. I understand that they moved the restaurant up from downstairs; however, I think they should look at putting... More 

Thank JustTravelling4
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98 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We had two breakfasts here, because I don't care for the free hotel breakfasts currently offered at so many hotels. Both breakfasts were excellent and the waitress was very friendly, but not obsequious.

Thank 13bato
Fredericton, Canada
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82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I arrived late at the hotel and was looking for something other than fast food without having to wander far from the hotel. The meal was superb, fast and great value. As good as any steakhouse and well priced.

Thank Kingcoady

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
American, Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1875 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3L6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-428-3676
Tempo Food + Drink is a contemporary, urban open kitchen eatery situated street side on the busiest corner in Halifax. Tempo offers locally inspired comfort food with a twist morning, noon, and night. The convenient Grab + Go section takes the guess work out of your brown bag lunch decisions and fills the morning emptiness with its made from scratch all natural products! Something fun, funky and fresh for everyone. Great wines by the glass and inspired cocktails are dished up by schooled mixologists in a hip and trendy lounge, making it a great place to end your day or start your night.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?