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Tempo Modern Mediterranean, Sault ste. Marie, ON

Tempo Modern Mediterranean

4.4
4.4
43 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Mediterranean

Tempo, a Mediterranean Restaurant with a modern flair. Built with safety in mind, our restaurant was designed to be COVID friendly. Our tables allow for peace of mind and private dining. Our open kitchen showcases our talented chefs allowing you to take in the culinary experience as they prepare your meal.

Our new menu is influenced by the flavors of the surroundings of the Mediterranean. Our food is presented in Tapas style, making it easy to share and try multiple dishes! We strive to source our ingredients from local farms, markets and auctions providing you with Mediterranean dishes while incorporating our community. Dishes allow for food replacements and substitutions.

We offer a relaxed atmosphere with nightly features, specialty cocktails, an elegant wine list, and ambient music. We are able to accommodate larger groups while still maintaining private dining. While dining with us, we want to create a memorable experience and ensure you enjoy your time at Tempo.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (705) 942-5557

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Jane Crawford

  • Neighbourhood

    Sault Ste. Marie

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Appetizers

  • Crispy Whole Sardines$12.00

    Preserved lemon salad, celery root, green olives, parsley, ciabatta crumble

    • Patas Bravas$9.00

      Salami sofritto, halloumi aioli, roasted paprika tomato sauce

      • Arancini Risoto Croquettes$11.00

        Braised short rib, findlay's ragu mushrooms, bistro sauce

        • Pork Terrine Croquettes$14.00

          Orange fennel jam, shaved fennel orange salad

          • Caesar Salad$10.00

            Whole leaf romaine, crispy spiced porchetta porkbelly, garlic crouton, ricotta lemon anchovy dressing

            • Escargot$14.00

              Garlic herb butter, crispy potato chips, parsley, red wine reduction

              Mains

              • Duck Confit Ravioli$28.00

                Sweet potato, oven dried tomato jus, fresh thyme

                • Findlay's Mushroom Risotto$27.00

                  Chicken ballentine, parm brodo truffle oil

                  • Seared AAA Beef Tenderloin$64.00

                    Bagna cauda butter, mead glazed carrots, garlicky spinach

                    • Tagliatelle allo Scolio$29.00

                      Clams, mussels, octopus, garlic, olive oil, a dash of love

                      • White Fish$29.00

                        En papillote, fingerling potatoes, asparagus, citrus dressing, trout chicharrones, sumac dust

                        • Rabbit$34.00

                          Panchetta wrapped saddle, slow cooked shoulder caponata, hot garlic and potato chips

                          • Stuffed Meatball$26.00

                            Fior di latte, fresh linguini, pomodoro sauce

                            Sides

                            • Blue Cheese Gnocchi$9.00

                              • Warm Arugula Salad$9.00

                                W/ Panchetta, Pearl Onions & Lemon Vinagrette

                                • Oven Roasted Asparagus$9.00

                                  W/ Citrus Vinagrette

                                  Desserts

                                  • Classic Pavlova$9.00

                                    Rhubarb, lemon curd, fresh berries

                                    • Deep Fried Pastry Cream$9.00

                                      Raspberry coulis, lemon sour cream, polenta olive oil cake

                                      • Blackforest Baked Alaska$9.00

                                        Chocolate cake ganache icecream, cherry icecream, chantilly cream, charred italian meringue, chocolate shavings

                                        Last updated: April 16, 2022

                                        What 43 people are saying

                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                        4.4
                                        4.4 based on recent ratings
                                        • 4.3Food
                                        • 4.5Service
                                        • 4.4Ambience
                                        • 4.2Value

                                        NoiseModerate

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                                        1. DS

                                          DeborahS

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The food was amazing and the service was great! We will be back.

                                        2. KM

                                          KiraM

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Everything they served was the best I’ve ever had. What still out the most was the crème brûlée because it’s very hard to do it well, but they went above and beyond.

                                        3. MH

                                          MikeyH

                                          1 review

                                          2.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                          overall2food3service3ambience3

                                          Mother’s Day brunch: $43 per person. One of us requested a steak knife in order to cut through the pea meal bacon and tough English muffin. The only vegetarian option was pancakes with apple compote. Again, for $43. Twice, the server forgot to bring cutlery. She seemed frazzled. The place was not busy, however. We were never offered coffee (but requested it with dessert). The crème brûlée was not fully set, nor could the tiramisu stand. For the price, the whole experience was pretty disappointing. I’d heard good things about dinner at Tempo, so maybe I’ll give that a try someday?

                                        4. YZ

                                          YZMN

                                          Veracruz

                                          2 reviews

                                          3.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                          overall3food2service2ambience1

                                          I guess we had high expectations on this brunch. There isn't as many brunches in the city and from our experience at Tempo a few times before we thought it was going to be nothing but GREAT. Price: was fair as we got Entrée, Main I had the shrimp cocktail, the tomato sauce was fantastic. My husband had the Goat fondue salad (sort of) and it was fair enough. My main was the Benedict's, a dish in which I had to ask for a steak knife due to the meat being way thick, hard bread, although the bread had a good flavor, we also tried the salmon which was simply at its best; there are so many ways of creating a flavorful salmon! Tiramisu didn't have a good presentation, it looked almost as if it was melting, which I think it was, my pavlova was okay. I asked for a coffee and the waitress said it wasn't included, and clearly it said so on the menu, however, this allows me to touch base on the fact that, it is clear Tempo doesn't have their own staff, as a matter of fact their service becomes poor as the servers lack of experience in serving and don't have knowledge on the menu. Our server brought the Entrées and the Main dishes at the same time, we had to ask to take back the Main courses, so we could have enough time to eat and enjoy our entrées. Not saying the fault relies on someone, but the decisions made by the organizers/owners. I had worked in the past in such business and maybe this is why I am more picky and know what I want exactly. We still visit the place for dinner occasionally as we like their innovation in dishes, sadly this brunch wasn't our best experience at the place.

                                        5. A

                                          Andyg

                                          Northern MI

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 5, 2022

                                          overall4food3service4ambience4

                                          Appetizers were wonderful. Didn’t enjoy the whitefish entree.

                                        6. F

                                          Foodie1

                                          Toronto

                                          8 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          8 reviews

                                          Dined on April 21, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great variety even if you want to eat Keto. We got all the apps and shared them among our table of 6.

                                        7. DB

                                          DorothyB

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                          The charcuterie board was extremely good. The chicken was beautiful in taste and presentation. Everything was well received excepting the appetizers….one guest had what I thought was rice balls and we had the sardines….the tagliatelle seafood dish was great. We were well taken care of and that was excellent…we would have liked our food to come out faster. Other commitments for some guests. Thank you for your great efforts.

                                        8. BN

                                          BarryN

                                          Toronto

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on February 25, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Food was excellent! Service was excellent as well .We enjoyed the whole dining experience and would definitely recommend it and looking forward to the next time Atmosphere is great …liked the privacy Great dining experience

                                        9. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Naples

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on January 1, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          New Year’s Eve. We had a wonderful meal. Enjoyed some delectable appetizers from the special menu for the evening. The mushroom tart was our favourite. The dark chocolate frozen mousse with blueberry sauce was amazing for dessert. As always we enjoyed our main courses of Chicken Coq au Vin and and Octopus Carbonara. Looking forward to returning as soon as we are able to so we can treat ourselves to some of our other favourite menu items like the Braised Beef Short Ribs with Roast Fingerling Potatoes. Thank you Tempo!

                                        10. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Naples

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on December 21, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          On many occasions we have enjoyed their exceptionally delicious food with pleasant and efficient service. We love this restaurant whether it is just for the two of us or joining friends for fabulous food.

                                        11. DA

                                          DeschampsA

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on November 6, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Amazing food!! The restaurant is so trendy and has a relaxed feel to it, we love the open kitchen so you can watch them preparing the meals and the staff was wonderful! I will definitely be returning!!!

                                        12. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on October 29, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Fantastic meal. Good service. Enjoyed seeing the open kitchen

                                        13. A

                                          Ashleigh

                                          Toronto

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on October 22, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          We had a wonderful meal at Tempo! I would highly recommend.

                                        14. BW

                                          BenW

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on October 20, 2021

                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                          Overall a quite enjoyable dining experience. Our waiter was great and checked on us regularly to see if we needed anything We shared a warm squash salad to start and it was quite delicious. Our main course was the Coq Au Vin. The presentation was quite unique and the chicken was delicious. Desert was a maple crème brûlée, the best ever…. We do not live in this city and if we were to return and go to this restaurant I would have the same dish. My only “gripe” would be the limited menu offerings.

                                        15. S

                                          Shirleyvs

                                          Toronto

                                          52 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          52 reviews

                                          Dined on September 28, 2021

                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                          Most likely one of the better restaurants in Sault Ste Marie for gourmet style dining. Thoroughly enjoyed our very fresh local fish main and recommended the restaurant to some foodie friends we knew were visiting the area shortly after us. would return for sure if back in the area.

                                        16. DT

                                          DavidT

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on September 24, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Tempo is a great experience and is reasonably priced. We had a few appetizers and entrées and I really enjoyed the oysters and beef shank. We will definitely be back!

                                        17. F

                                          Foodie1

                                          Toronto

                                          9 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          9 reviews

                                          Dined on September 11, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Private. Loved the beautiful food as well as the taste.

                                        18. MD

                                          MirandaD

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on September 9, 2021

                                          overall5food3service5ambience5

                                          What a great concept! Love the television idea and would like to see smaller ones at each seat for a better view. Food and drinks were very creative and delicious. Service was 5 star. Order everything and share. I can’t wait until they expand their menu and pack the place!

                                        19. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Toronto

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on August 19, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Amazing - oysters were great - had the salmon special - very different and refreshing - octopus is always great!!!

                                        20. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Toronto

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on July 17, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Service- Top Notch Quality of food and presentation- Top Notch Value- Top Notch Beautifully layed out restaurant with ample spaces between tables. Staff was amazing as well! My guest and I felt welcomed from the time that we entered until we left! Outside of the true to their roots downtown restaurants I highly recommend checking out this place.

                                        21. EA

                                          ErAk

                                          Toronto

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 1, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          You have to eat here! As ssm locals we've eaten at every restaurant in town and this experience is top 3 for sure! Love the covid safe layout and open kitchen. Felt super personal, perfect for birthdays or special occasions. Food, cocktails, wine and dessert were all incredible.

                                        22. F

                                          Foodie1

                                          Toronto

                                          9 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          9 reviews

                                          Dined on March 13, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          I enjoyed sharing the platters. That way I was able to try many different dishes without feeling bloated. The food is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. My partner had a Fumo drink which was cool to see made...they smoked the glass with some lit cinnamon sticks. Awesome!

                                        23. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Toronto

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on March 5, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Had the charcuterie, oysters, holumi, gnocchi, artisan salad and the crispy octopus - everything was absolutely fantastic! Great ambiance, service was awesome - we found our new favourite date night spot!!! Keep up the amazing work Tempo team!!

                                        24. F

                                          Foodie1

                                          Toronto

                                          9 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          9 reviews

                                          Dined on December 22, 2020

                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                          Great variety for both someone that doesn't eat meat during the week and is also watching carbs.

                                        25. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on December 4, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The server was really friendly and polite. And I really enjoyed how when me and my wife got up to leave everyone working in the kitchen stopped looked at us and told us to have a good evening. Will definitely go here again!

                                        26. DJ

                                          DianneJ

                                          Tampa

                                          1 review

                                          1.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on November 24, 2020

                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                          Great food and great service! Would recommend to anyone.

                                          Tempo Modern MediterraneanResponded on December 1, 2020

                                          Hey Dianne, we're glad you enjoyed your time with Tempo! If you could kindly edit your review from 1-star to 5-stars to reflect that, we would really appreciate it!

                                        27. W

                                          Wendy

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on October 30, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The restaurant had a great atmosphere and tables were separate from other diners. Menu is limited but the food was amazing.

                                        28. RG

                                          RachelG

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on October 22, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We were promptly sat for our reservation. Very clean restaurant where distance was maintained between diners. Knowledgeable, friendly staff who were well versed in the menu. And above all else - delicious food.

                                        29. T

                                          Tuna

                                          Toronto

                                          16 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          16 reviews

                                          Dined on October 16, 2020

                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                          Lindy was the best waitress!!! Loved the food and ambience

                                        30. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on October 14, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Service (Lindy) was awesome. Food was unique and excellent. Had some shareables and the large charcuterie board both beyond expectation. Had a great evening and can’t wait to return.

                                        31. JC

                                          JohanneC

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on October 3, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Our server was knowledgeable about dishes and attentive during our stay. Menu wasn't extensive but covers all tastes. Our dishes were hot and excellently prepared. The charcuterie board for 4 was outstanding. Management sent over a complimentary vegetable dish and birthday dessert. Overall it was a great value for what we had. I'd definitely recommend this restaurant.

                                        32. L

                                          Lindsay

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on September 25, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Delicious food, wonderful service! Would definitely go back!

                                        33. MI

                                          MIKEC

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on September 24, 2020

                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                          I enjoyed my stuffed chicken but the Tuna was a little raw for my wife. She has never had Tuna before so it was not her favorite meal. over all the experience was good. we will be back.

                                        34. HI

                                          HollyI

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on September 18, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The whole experience was amazing! The best service and the food was delicious! We will definitely be back!

                                        35. F

                                          Foodie1

                                          Toronto

                                          9 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          9 reviews

                                          Dined on September 18, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          I picked the special desert and it was almost like a mousse or custard and it was very tasty. The soup was a cream of cauliflower which was smooth and not bitter. Could have been a bit warmer though I saw them heat the bowls in the big oven as I sat at the open kitchen area.

                                        36. TR

                                          TabithaR

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on September 17, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          I took my parents to Tempo for the first time, they truly enjoyed their time. They kept raving about how amazing the food tasted. They also really enjoyed the atmosphere. Probably one of my favourite places here in Sault Ste. Marie.

                                        37. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Naples

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on September 11, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          This was our second visit to Tempo. We were eager to try other menu items as we were so impressed on our first visit. Did not disappoint! The food was amazing! Our first meals were Short Rib and Stuffed Chicken. Fabulous. On our second venture we enjoyed the Seafood Pasta and the Porchetta! Scrumptious. Wonderful presentation and perfect portion size....allowing room for us to indulge in a dessert. Looking forward to our next dining experience at this wonderful new restaurant.

                                        38. BD

                                          BethD

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on September 5, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          For starters, felt very safe with the dividers, social distancing and masks. The food and drinks were delicious. Lovely presentation! The portion sizes were just right.

                                        39. JR

                                          JordanR

                                          Toronto

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on September 3, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Finally, a restaurant with Mediterranean dishes here in Sault Ste. Marie. My wife and I both got the gluten-free stuffed chicken, which was one of the best-stuffed chickens I've ever had. I really enjoyed the open kitchen aspect of this place, it was entertaining to watch our food being prepared. It was nice to see a menu that caters to everyone's dietary preferences and restrictions.

                                        40. JM

                                          JohnM

                                          Toronto

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on September 2, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Fantastic food and staff. We had a great dinner and the presentation was awesome.

                                        Safety precautions

                                        • Cleaning & sanitising

                                          • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                          • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                          • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                          • Contactless payment available
                                        • Physical distancing

                                          • Limited number of seated diners
                                          • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                          • Extra space between tables
                                        • Screening

                                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                          • Staff is vaccinated

                                        FAQs

                                        Tempo Modern Mediterranean offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (705) 942-5557.

                                        Tempo Modern Mediterranean is rated 4.4 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

                                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                        Google Map for Tempo Modern Mediterranean

                                        450 Albert St W Sault ste. Marie, ON P6A 1C3

                                        Additional information

                                        • Neighbourhood

                                          Sault Ste. Marie

                                        • Hours of Operation

                                          Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                        • Cuisines

                                          Mediterranean

                                        • Dining style

                                          Casual Dining

                                        • Dress Code

                                          Casual Dress

                                        • Parking Details

                                          Public Lot

                                        • Payment Options

                                          AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                        • Executive Chef

                                          Jane Crawford

                                        • Additional

                                          Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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