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474 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-0415 (High Street)
+1 781-891-9000
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Maynard, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When was the last time you could say the food came out too fast and was great? Last night for us, holy smokes! I had the hanger steak and my wife had the scallops, both were the right proportions and cooked perfectly. Great beer list and friendly servers! Overall A+!

Thank W_M_Freeman
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Service is very slow and messed up dinner and all I asked was for the stew not to have pork. Which the waitress screwed up. Took forever for my meal to come back correctly. My husband already finished his meal. The waitress and manager were not apologetic at all and basically just said we'll do you still want to the... More 

Thank Rachael G
Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Visited Tempo for the first time last night solo while hanging out waiting while my daughters volleyball team practiced. Loved this comfortable upscale local in the heart of Waltham. I was immediately welcomed by Ryan a bartender as I took a seat at the bar. Several TV's provide atmosphere for solo visitors and others alike. Nightly food specials are posted... More 

Thank PATSFAN201130
Framingham, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Three of us enjoyed a very pleasant dinner here. Staff are gracious and friendly, meals are delicious and atmosphere was comfortable. I had the wild mushroom risotto with Burrata cheese and added three shrimp to the dish. My wife had the pan roasted salmon and my sister-in-law had the wild shrimp and sea scallops. All of the food was cooked... More 

Thank Marplon
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

very good food nice sevice and beautiful environment!!!We had a birthday surprise on 13/12 and everything was great!many thanks to our waitress!

Thank zoi7
Chantilly, Virginia
Level Contributor
42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

While visiting Waltham / Bentley on business - I went to Tempo restaurant on the recommendation of a friend- absolutely fantastic. Food is superbly prepared - fairly priced and service is top notch! Bar are has very ample seating and several high quality tv's tuned to sports. Dining area is a bit removed from tv's so the overall experience is... More 

Thank DBralph
Boston, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Met couple of friends for dinner on a Friday evening. The place was crowded, but not overwhelmingly so. The wait staff was very prompt and helpful. The mixed drinks were very good as was the food. The price was very modest. I recommend this place on Moody Street in Waltham for friends' get together.

Thank henry j
Level Contributor
100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

I almost said off tempo. Tempo has long been my go to local place to meet up with friends. But I have to say, I was a bit disappointed on my last visit. Menu seems to have been paired down. Only a few daily specials. Lots of fish. Service lovely. I had the pork chop and it was tough and... More 

Thank FloridaTravelfan
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Always a great meal, service and atmosphere! We got parking right outside the door. Beautiful night to walk up and down Moody Street.

Thank Tricia C
Boston, Massachusetts
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86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

After taking a little paddleboat trip down the road, my wife and I worked up an appetite and decided to try this place. First off, free parking can be a little tricky on Moody St., but there are always little automated parking lots around where you can park for fifty cents an hour which is very reasonable. This place is... More 

Thank Nick R

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?