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Tempo Food + Drink

$$ - $$$American, ,
1875 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3L6, Canada
+1 902-428-3676
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“fish tacos” (15 reviews)
“burger” (16 reviews)
Opens in 29 min
All hours
American, Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1875 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3L6, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Little break from paperwork. It's a Sunday so very quiet. Waterfront is a little busy compared to here for sure. Very pleasant staff and good service.

Thank Adina S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So good, we had to return the next night. Tuesdays, at least in Oct, each taco is $5, vs $15 for the two taco meal including a side. Each taco is pretty big, delicious mild jalapeños salsa with lightly deep fried haddock.

Thank oceanlover66
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to Tempo and it certainly won't be our last! The food was so good on our first visit last year that my husband and I decided to return to this gem of a restaurant for our anniversary yesterday. Love the...More

Thank Krista9698
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with a friend for a martini and a bite to eat. I was happy with the service. Everyone was friendly and the food was great. I had the burger and the chowder my friend had a Cobb salad.

Thank Born2Experience
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although busy before 8, breakfast was good once rush is over. Avacado toast w/ tomato, poached egg was excellent! Sal.on eggs Benny as well. Lobcobbsalad, not great.

Thank Marcia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is ok, apparently the best fish tacos, tried them and I did not like them, however I do not like fish tacos, but I gave them a chance and it was not horrible. The restaurant is very load and if you have a group,...More

Thank Scott L
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Stopped for lunch. Seated reasonably quickly, and the table service was fine. Very noisy - open concept, no wall decoration, and music playing - music not loud enough to be offensive, just annoying. $13.50 bowl of seafood chowder had one scallop, one small shrimp, a...More

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 10 September 2017

As we came in the door we could feel the atmosphere was very positive. We were received with smiling faces and a smell of good food to come. Service was fast and both the seafood chowder and the beet salad were delicious.However the best was...More

Thank 751heleneg
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We had breakfast here and it was very good. The staff was exceptionally polite and because our food took long to receive we we're given a very nice discount which was super nice of them.

Thank cotemelissa1
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We were in Halifax for a wedding and we stopped into Tempo for dinner. I had the chicken burger and pickled beet salad, that was great and filling, and my wife had the fish burger, wish was also very tasty! The prices were also very...More

Thank Frank L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1875 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3L6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-428-3676
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Tempo Food + Drink is a contemporary, urban open kitchen eatery situated street side on the busiest corner in Halifax. Tempo offers locally inspired comfort food with a twist morning, noon, and night. The convenient Grab + Go section takes the guess work out of your brown bag lunch decisions and fills the morning emptiness with its made from scratch all natural products! Something fun, funky and fresh for everyone. Great wines by the glass and inspired cocktails are dished up by schooled mixologists in a hip and trendy lounge, making it a great place to end your day or start your night.
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