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Tempo: Was I there on a bad night?

jamie2742 | Feb 19, 200810:34 AM

Went to Tempo for the first time this past Friday night (Feb 15) to celebrate my wife's b-day. Arrived on time for a 9pm reservation and was sat around 9:20 in spite of it not being particularly crowded.

A request via OpenTable to be seated in a cozy spot went unheeded (as did any mention of my wife's b-day, also noted in the reservation). On to the food....

First course: Farro Salad was probably the highlight of the meal. However, the fresh mozzarella special tasted like something from Key Food (required a knife to cut).

Main Course: Garganelli Con Zucca was salty to point of being inedible. Orata was OK.

Dessert: Assortment of gelati was solid.

So what's the deal? Based on the reviews here (which are usually dead-on), I was led to believe that Tempo was in the same league as Applewood and Al di La. Can't say I get that at all. Was I there on a bad night?

To end on a positive note, I will say that the room is very nice and the wine list very well put together.

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