Moody Street is right in the middle of Waltham’s “restaurant row,” a popular destination for foodies to sample a wide variety of cuisines. One eatery that has become a local favorite is Tempo, a stylish comfort food bistro that wins raves.
Check out Tempo's “7 Before 7” menu, which offers bargain-priced appetizers such as the hand-cut fries tossed in Romano cheese, herbs, and truffle oil and the Philly steak and cheese spring rolls with spicy ketchup and horseradish mayonnaise. For bigger plates, regulars recommend the Portuguese Fisherman’s Stew, stuffed with fresh clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, and whitefish with a kick of chorizo sausage. The house special grilled marinated swordfish chop pairs the robust ocean fish with pineapple salsa and basil oil.