Tempo Food + Drink

3.9
56 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
CAN$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Canadian
Top tags:
  • Fun
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
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.
Sort by
Newest
Filters
EW
Brighton
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great meal for those who eat meat or fish and lovely service but there were NO vegetarian options for a main course so with two vegetarians in the family will likely not return.

Report
Helpful
TT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great dinner here Saturday evening before the Songwriters’ Circle at Casino NS. A very good location in the downtown core. The food was delicious and I had a wonderful cocktail. Try the taco duo, both (fish and chicken) are delicious but the tempura chicken taco is outstanding. Accompanied by the kale salad it’s a healthy and satisfying option.

Janice was our server and she’s wonderful - a true credit to your establishment.

Report
Helpful
HA
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Although the Ambiance was good we were cold sitting by the windows.

Report
Helpful
OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service and food is always spot-on at Tempo!

Report
Helpful
OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Great for big groups, nice atmosphere.
Servers are very friendly but service is very slow.
Food is variable. Some dishes are great (lobster poutine) some are alright. BIG portions.
Great happy hour prices.

Would go back for drinks and snacks but wouldn’t expect a really tasty dinner.

Report
Helpful
KB
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food was good. The service was great, however the wait for our food was not great. We waited for over a half hour for our meals and when you have only an hour for lunch, it doesn't allow a whole lot of time to eat.

Report
Helpful
F
Atlantic Canada
14 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. What more could you ask for?

Report
Helpful
SL
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Service was extremly slow. We cancelled our food order in order to make our show which started at 7:30. Our reaervation was at 5:45.

Report
Helpful
EK
Atlantic Canada
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The fish tacos are always outstanding! Service is wonderful and the beer list, though short, is very good.

Report
Helpful
JH
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were on our way to a concert and chose this location as it was very near our hotel. We made a reservation and upon arrival we were quickly shown to a table next to the window. It was a great spot for people watching! Our waitress was attentive and very friendly. Despite the bar side being very busy, our drinks arrived without delay and there was a nice selection on the menu for dinner. I ordered their famous fish tacos (I know, so may places say they're famous for something... but these were great!). My husband enjoyed his chicken sandwich but upon seeing my tacos wished that he had ordered those instead. He truly enjoyed his side of chowder.

Report
Helpful
SB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

The service here was excellent. The drinks were excellent and Happy Hour prices are a good deal.
The food was not very good. I ordered Chicken Pappardelle which says it has mushrooms and bacon in it. There might have been one mushroom cut into tiny pieces and I didn’t see any bacon.
They share a washroom with the hotel, which is fine, but you have to take an elevator to get to it. I don’t like elevators and they said that they keep the door to the stairs locked, so that means I will never go back.

Report
Helpful
OT
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.

Report
Helpful
OT
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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.

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

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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
NG
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

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

Mother’s Day brunch. Great experience!

Report
Helpful
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!

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

Thank you for accommodating our large group service was great!

Report
Helpful
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!!

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
s
Houston
45 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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
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.

Report
Helpful
EK
Atlantic Canada
12 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!

Report
Helpful
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.

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

Always very pleased, never disappointed.

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
OT
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.

Report
Helpful
OT
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!

Report
Helpful
AW
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
1
2

Tweets by Tempo Food + Drink