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Tempo Food + Drink - Delta Barrington Halifax

4.3
35 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Canadian
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Lunch
  • Happy Hour
Situated street-side on the busiest corner in Halifax, TEMPO offers locally inspired comfort food with a twist morning, noon, and night.

Great wines by the glass, local beer and spirits, and inspired cocktails are served alongside updated Canadian classics and Asian fusion.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Canadian, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
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Hours of Operation
Restaurant
Monday - Saturday 7am - 9pm
Sunday 7am - 3pm

Lounge
Monday - Friday 12pm - 11pm
Saturday + Sunday 3pm - 11pm

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Phone number
(902) 428-3676
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Andrew Camm
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Catering
Catering by TEMPO.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Duke
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Parking Details
Free two hour parking in Scotia Square parkade.
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Public Transit
Directly across the street from the Scotia Square bus terminal.
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Special Events & Promotions
Please contact us directly for large parties and space rentals. 902.425.7592
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Tempo is my go-to spot for a celebratory brunch. The food was enjoyed by most everyone: I think the guacamole on the avocado toast needs some reworking as it's not really flavourful inasmuch as it's really mushy avocado. The service was particularly slow to take our order, but friendly and accommodating. The mimosas are excellent.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Overall I expected more in terms of ambiance. The food was good. The service was quite slow. Our reservation was for 11. Took several minutes to be seated and several more to be offered coffee. At 11:50 we still did not have food. It was Mother’s Day but didn’t appear to be enough staff to handle the crowd. The mimosa was a nice touch.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day brunch. Great experience!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

This is our go to place to meet people for lunch. Convenient location, great service and one of these times I will try something other than the Fish Tacos! Well, maybe not because this is what I come for!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Thank you for accommodating our large group service was great!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great overall experience! Friday has happy hour apps and $6 martini from 4-7. Fish tacos were awesome!!! My first trying them and won’t be the last!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Exceeded expectations! Very impressed with the food and efficient service - we will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

This visit was specifically to try the “burger week” burger and it was delicious! A must try before they are gone

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Excellent food with great service in a very convenient location.

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2018

A quick stop while on business. Server/Bartender attentive without being over bearing. The fish tacos were ok.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Happy Hour is a great value! Food was great, desserts were awesome! We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Never disappointed with the food at Tempo. It has a great atmosphere and the service is great. Try the fish tacos, they're great!

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Always a pleasure to have our annual holiday breakfast at Tempo! We did miss the Nutella French Toast but found other tasty options. Thank you for being part of our annual celebrations.

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Always very pleased, never disappointed.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Service on the bar side was excellent! Good was delicious!! A great spot!

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal. There were 10 of us with varying tastes and everyone found something to their liking. Speed of service was also good for a group of our size.

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

very enjoyable first time experience to Tempo! Would highly recommend the seafood spaghettini and the crème brulee was excellent! My daughter had the haddock with veggies and a side salad and this was also great! Our server was very attentive. He looked after us very well. Would definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

My friend and I had a great lunch with great service - thanks!

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5.0Dined on September 25, 2017

The breakfast was excellent and the service was fast and polite.

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2017

Our server was kind and accommodating. There was a slight mix up with my order and he immediately rectified it and compensated with a free drink, which totally wasn't necessary. Delicious food. I recommend.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

My partner and I ate here before the kd lang concert. We ordered a calamari to share as it was half price on Happy Hour. Somehow the order got misplaced and to make up for the delay, the restaurant gave us the late calamari on the house. It was delicious. The fish tacos and burger were also top notch and the garden salad with beet was lovely. We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. Would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

The four of us enjoyed very much, our visit to Tempo for a drink and bite to eat before a concert at the Scotiabank Centre....excellent location for it. The fish tacos were great, as was the Chicken Sandwich (a little Dave's hot sauce was a nice touch). The one dish that was not as great (but still not bad) was the Thai Chicken Wrap. Decent select of beer and wine. Service was excellent and attentive. We were in the bar with a great street view which provided some very interesting people watching opportunities. :)

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3.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Food was amazing but the service was awful. There were 25 to 30 of us that were spending decent money. Had to wait very long for drinks. Felt bad for our waiter as it was only him serving all of us. The manager wouldn't help at all. Would still come back for the food though

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4.0Dined on August 26, 2017

This is my restaurant of choice in Halifax. I love the atmosphere and the varied menu - the Fish Tacos are outstanding. The atmosphere is relaxing and the service is usually excellent. I say 'usually' because there was a slight hiccup this time. For some reason we were overlooked by the server for our table. However, once it was brought to the attention of the supervisor, all was good and in fact the supervisor served us herself for the rest of the evening. Thanks Cristina you were awesome.
Food was excellent as ever.

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1.0Dined on July 27, 2017

This restaurant claims to have vegan options. If it wasn't for my server, I would never have known that the "vegan" burger was deep fried in the same oil as the fish. This is not vegan!

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2017

I always come back for the Fish Tacos! We had a patron who had a number of food allergies and she was accommodated very well.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Excellent food and service!! I go there a lot!! They have the best vegetarian Egg Benedict in town

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Excellent lobster and brie omelette, wonderful service. This restaurant is one of my
favourites in downtown Halifax.

Great use of local ingredients, local beer and local wine
on the menu shows the wonderful things Nova Scotia has to offer!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2017

My lunch was VG. I had the fish tacos and greens salad, so tasty. The last time I was at Tempo was Christmas time and it was just as good as the first time. I also had the fish tacos.

Too full for dessert, but I plan to go back for just dessert at another time soon.

Waitress was very friendly and efficient.

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1.0Dined on January 20, 2017

Me and my partner came in for date night and made a reservation ahead of time. We entered and a waiter in the family resteraunt side told us we could sit ourself in the bar (that's where we wanted to sit). We sat for about 15-20 mins, without seeing any staff other then the bartender. We weren't waited on, didn't receive any menu or drinks, or service of any kind. So we left and went to another resteraunt.

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3.0Dined on January 16, 2017

Tasty food, with slightly above cafeteria ambience.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Excellent experience. The chef treated us to an amuse bouche, our 4yo daughter ate free, and our food was excellent. Very friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2016

This was my first time at Tempo and I was impressed. I will definitely be returning. Our server (I can't remember his name!) was amazing! So friendly and easy to talk to. The turkey club was great (love the bacon mayo!). The soup of the day was corn chowder and it was refreshing. The taste was light and fresh with plenty of veggies. I would definitely recommend Tempo!

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2016

Service was terrific as was the food. The only disappointment is that the lunch special sold out so quickly. Though we weren't able to order the lunch special, the food we ordered from the menu was delicious. On behalf of our group, we all enjoyed our meals.

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4.0Dined on November 26, 2016

We love the creative menu. The fish tacos are to die for each and every time!

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