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Tempus, St. Louis, MO
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Tempus

4.8
4.8
163 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Tempus is the flagship restaurant for chef Ben Grupe. A James Beard semi-finalist and Captain of the 2016 Culinary Olympic Team, Grupe’s approach at Tempus is to take his extensive training in precision and technique and offer thoughtful food and hospitality based on the highest standards while remaining familiar and approachable. Using his training from the prestigious Greenbriar Culinary Apprentice program and vast experience in luxury clubs Grupe’s approach with Tempus is to take all the finer details of hospitality and make them comfortable and accessible. When dining at Tempus you can expect every experience is curated and thoughtful without pretension.

TEMPUS REQUIRES THAT ALL PERSONS OVER THE AGE OF 12 ENTERING THE BUILDING PROVIDE PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINE, OR NEGATIVE RESULT FROM A PCR SARS COV2 (COVID-19) TEST FROM WITHIN 72 HOURS OF THE SCHEDULED RESERVATION TIME.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (314) 349-2878

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ben Grupe

  • Neighborhood

    The Grove

  • Cross street

    Manchester & Newstead just east of Kingshighway

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 163 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Fit for Foodies

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    Contemporary American

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    Best Overall

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    Fit for Foodies

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  1. S

    Sles

    St. Louis

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful, Service was extraordinary, As well as the ambience. Selections were small
  2. T

    Trish

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tempus is fantastic! Food, service, ambiance…..all is ON POINT!
  3. NM

    NancyM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food relied heavily on local ingredients--everything was delicious, from the focaccia with butter and molasses, to the tomato-ricotta appetizer, to the main course of hen of the woods mushrooms. One of the best restaurants in St Louis.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is exceptional- creative and delicious
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was outdone only by the level of hospitality the entire team provided. Everyone at Tempus acts with intention and is passionate about their role within the restaurant. The attention to detail both in the food and the ambiance made for a truly special dining experience.
  6. L

    Love2dine

    St. Louis

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food here is simply delicious. Interesting flavors that really work together. Attentive service that focuses on the diner’s needs. Shout out to Julia. Variety in menu items. We think this is one of the very best fine dining restaurants in St. Louis.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing and the staff was super-knowledgeable and attentive. We had a wonderful experience.
  8. DS

    DanaS

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!!! The flavors of everything from the bread to the dessert were A-1.
  9. s

    stlmom

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Intimate and cozy atmosphere. Enjoyed the assortment of meals and the drinks were amazing. Def try the strawberry vodka cocktail! Each of the foods were moderately portioned, and the staff explained the sizes were built on the fact that you should order one of each course. I ordered the focaccia bread, croquettes and wild mushroom. I still had room for dessert and was glad I did. The chocolate dessert was amazing, portioned enough to feed two. Will def be back! Appreciate the staff who wore masks and asked for proof of vaccination. The dining area is cozy, so not much room for a big crowd. I can def see why this is on USA Today’s list. So glad to have experienced this gem in St. Louis
  10. MS

    MarkS

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I've had in a very, very long time. Servers had the perfect level of contact.
  11. MJ

    MaryJaneB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish was excellent and the wine recommendation was perfect!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We really enjoyed our meal but felt rushed, service was attentive, but you barely finished one course and the next was being set down. Semi understandable on a busy Friday or Saturday. It was not busy on the night we visited. Cocktails & 3 courses was one hour.
  13. AR

    AnnR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is exquisite. Charming little place, excellent little touches that add to the ambience. A bit pricey but if you’re a foodie, it’s worth it.
  14. L

    Love2dine

    St. Louis

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Our waiter was very friendly but also capable. She helped us understand the menu and deal with some food restrictions in ways that allowed us to enjoy the excellent food. The food was innovative without being “weird”. Just delicious. All four of us agreed that this restaurant is among the very best.
  15. JC

    JamesC

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    A disappointing start as the hostess lead us to an isolated table in the back of the restaurant near the kitchen, guiding us past several more desirable tables. We noticed that no other couples were guided to that table the entire time we dined (over an hour). When we insisted on sitting at the table next to the one she had lead us to, she balked but ultimately relented when it became apparent we weren’t backing down. Our waitress was very proficient. The appetizers (broccoli and croquettes) were very tasty albeit a bit pricey. The crab over a bed of rice my wife ordered, was fair but definitely over priced at $47! My pork steak on a bed of collard greens and grits was unique and tasty. However, I did leave still a bit hungry. We passed on dessert - not enough options that interested us. The ambiance was average but we both sensed an air of “snootiness,” not something we expected from a restaurant in the Grove neighborhood - not helped by the inhospitable hostess.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it soooooo much! If Broccoli could be a dessert- it was here! Best food in stl. Hands down!
  17. AF

    AnnF

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried a variety of dishes. All were very flavorful and delicious!
  18. AM

    AlexisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were incredibly accommodating with vegan options and I was able to eat an app entree and dessert.
  19. SL

    StLouis13

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time but long awaited visit to Tempus. Everything exceeded our expectations. Every dish was amazing! Wish we could have tried them all. The staff was extremely kind and attentive. The drink service and Sommelier were wonderful as well. A perfect evening! Can’t wait to come back with friends. Thank you Ben and and your amazing team!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding, innovative food. Highly competent, friendly staff.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything that comes out of that kitchen is amazing. Each dish is perfectly balanced, tastes amazing and presented in a unique way. The service is beyond any expectations. The atmosphere is great.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and cocktails were amazing! Focaccia is to die for and halibut was melt in your mouth. Only criticisms: - options for vegetarian or pescatarian are limited; many small plates at first appeared to be veg friendly but then had bits of meat or were cooked in meat broths with no option to amend. - music was a bit out of sync with the mood, bass was loud and I was expecting more chill music.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food in a beautiful space. Our server Nikki and the entire staff was outstanding, taking care of everything before or right when we needed it. I had the pork steak and grits and they were absolutely incredible. Best pork steak I’ve ever had.
  24. JD

    JerryD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Special place for a special day. We celebrated my wife's birthday with great food and an outstanding, knowledgeable staff. It was perfect. We are ready to go again.
  25. MM

    MichaelM

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very creative approach to menu items introducing the diner to all sorts of new & bright flavors using an interesting array of natural resources. The menu is somewhat limited, so I found it a little difficult to make a selection. My pork steak was just OK while the beet plate was absolutely A M A Z I N G !! I'm big on nice bathrooms and these are beautiful !
  26. R

    Riverhawk

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special food, unsurpassed service, beautiful art & ambiance. Everything was perfect...except the small enclosed dining room amplified noise to the point we couldn't hear each other without yelling. Next time we will eat in the much quieter, equally attractive bar. Tempus, hang some tapestries to absorb the sound!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tempus spends a lot of time focusing on the diner’s complete experience: the service is incredibly attentive and every dish has a blend of great flavors and textures. It’s obvious that Chef Ben and management are spending a lot of time thinking about how we can have an outstanding dining experience and sophisticated food while in a cool but unpretentious environment. Totally worth a visit.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upon entering, my spouse and I were in awe of the chic contemporary decor and lighting. The menu, although small, hit all the bases. Each dish was outstanding with its fresh herbs. Dining there was an amazing adventure. We are looking forward to returning and sharing the experience with our friends.
  29. M

    Michelle

    St. Louis

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ben Grupe and the entire Tempus team are hitting on all eight cylinders. Flavor profiles were on point and the food was down right delicious. Elevating sometimes somewhat pedestrian ingredients into next level combinations is on full display and executed to perfection. All that said, do not dismiss the cocktail program....it's rocking too. The ambiance/design has a great vibe and service provided just the right level of attention (without crossing into overbearing). Tempus is representing!!!
  30. KS

    KarenS

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful decor. The menu was diverse. Loved our choices of broccoli salad, chicken and halibut. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. We were too full for dessert but enjoyed the complimentary miso chocolate chip cookies. We will be back!
  31. AA

    AAK1

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding and super attentive. Food was excellent.
  32. LD

    LocalDiner

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, service. Nice urban ambiance.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down one of the best meals and experience we’ve had in St. Louis.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were celebrating two birthdays. Service was exceptional! Food was wonderful ! We thought the gnocchi was too heavy, although the flavor was great.
  35. DW

    DineWell

    St. Louis

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the ambiance and service. Staff are knowledgeable and totally enjoy what they are doing. The food is uniquely prepared and wonderful! Enjoyed the whole experience!
  36. LR

    LRC1961

    St. Louis

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish, our experience was great. Greeted at the door, lovely dining room, timely and knowledgeable wait staff. Our meal choices were fantastic. Beets and the crab for me. My partner had the gnocchi and the chicken sandwich. The chef has a great way to have layers of flavors come through. Would be delighted to go back!
  37. JH

    JamesH

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere. Sesonal menu was terrific and drinks were top-notch.
  38. GM

    GregM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and distinctive, well crafted appetizers and entrees. Definitely will be a repeat customer.
  39. KO

    KarenO

    Mexico City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Although the food and service were very good, the noise level was ridiculous. At a table for 2, we could hardly hear each other. Definitely detracted from the experience!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. The ambience was so cool and every single bite of food was a bite of heaven.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tempus using the Order Online button. Tempus also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 349-2878.

Tempus is rated 4.8 stars by 163 OpenTable diners.

Tempus does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Tempus

4370 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Manchester & Newstead just east of Kingshighway

  • Neighborhood

    The Grove

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ben Grupe

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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