Tempo Food + Drink - Delta Barrington Halifax

3.9
45 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Canadian
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Great Beer
  • Healthy
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
What 45 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.1
Service
3.9
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Went on a weekday for an office lunch for 13 people. The restaurant was at best 1/2 full yet service was incredibly slow - to take our orders and to get our food. The entire lunch took almost 3 hrs even though the table only ordered a few sodas, mains and a few desserts. The food presentation was average, but tasted bland. The chowder was not creamy, mac and cheese was oily, burgers were dry.

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Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 2

Really bad experience here. They sat our large group in the lounge, and one of our people was 18. Legal age limit here is 19. We arrived at 7pm, and got our meal a few minutes before 9. Right at 9 asked our 18 year old to leave, citing liquor inspector issues.

They did not try to accommodate us.

Our 18year old had to wolf his meal down. Very poor.

The restaurant was not very busy. I very much regret my reservation here.

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CK
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food, reasonably priced. The free parking in downtown Halifax is a real plus too.

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C
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Our server was beyond rude. I've been here many times, and every time I've had her she's been abrasive, unfriendly, slow, unhelpful and acts snotty when you make requests for simple things like water or ketchup. Just generally ruins the atmosphere, and it has been enough times dealing with her that I will likely not return, which is too bad! One of my favourite spots for lunch and to bring colleagues for business meetings. I can't be embarrassed about recommending a place with such horrible service again.

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IM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Tempo is always a good choice for a meal. I recommend the fish tacos.

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S
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great spot. Bathrooms inside restaurant would be better instead of going through the hotel. Overall, tasty lunch and wonderf service.

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VM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The girls and I go out for lunch every second Thursday from the office. This was our first time at your restaurant. We were blown away and wondering why we have never been before. The food was amazing , creative and perfect portions for lunch. The drinks were outstanding and our server was a dream! We will definitely be back as there were 7 of us in total but usually there are 12 of us so be warned the girls will be back on a regular basis! Thank you so much!

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JH
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I was disappointed with the fish tacos I ordered. They were dry and very had to chew and swallow. I didn't want to say anything to the waiter because I was taking someone very special out to lunch. The first time I had the fish tacos, they were amazing.

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NM
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was great. All 6 of us enjoyed our meals.!

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TE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great brunch at Tempo. Warren was an awesome server.

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NG
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

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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KS
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

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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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Mother’s Day brunch. Great experience!

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CE
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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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TL
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Thank you for accommodating our large group service was great!

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MC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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AB
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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

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CW
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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WW
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food with great service in a very convenient location.

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s
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

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

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EK
Atlantic Canada
10 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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SO
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always very pleased, never disappointed.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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

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Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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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Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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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AW
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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

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NG
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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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c
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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B
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

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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New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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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Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

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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CE
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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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Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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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AM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

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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