The Empire at 138
138 S. Washington St., is an everyday hub of activity to eat, drink and congregate over real wholesome food and ingredients.
Part local neighborhood hangout, part fine dining restaurant, we develop heirloom recipes based on family and friends' favorites, using as many locally raised and farmed, organic, and hormone free products as are in season and meet our quality standards.
Menus change regularly based on seasonal availability. We offer fine dining, cocktails, wines, interesting beers, and signature coffee.
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Our server, Kate, was wonderful and attentive. There was a large company event going on the evening we were there so the salmon (my favorite dish) was sold out, but Kate recommended the Black and Tan with shrimp and it was awesome. I would also like to give a special shoutout to Sam and Annie for their exceptional service and bartending skills as well. We will return to The Empire the next time we're in Tiffin!
Great dining experience. HIGHLY recommend the creme brulee!
They never let me down. The food is amazing, service is excellent, and the place is just damn cool. We’ll be back for sure!
Fabulous fish dishes, halibut and salmon, as usual. Piano music was so comforting after a long day of gardening, as well as the excellent bottle of Chablis. I am so glad that your establishment has brought top class dining to our Tiffin downtown.
All was outstanding except the noise level is very distracting. As a result could not appreciate the piano music in the background.
This restaurant is quite a find. The service and the offerings are consistent with what you might expect in a fine restaurant. It was pretty full the night we were there, including diners at the bar as well as in the main dining room. Someone played the piano, which was very enjoyable. The atmosphere is sophisticated, and the ambience is very pleasant. The food was well prepared and presented; cocktails were excellent.
Food was wonderful!! Sam is awesome!!!
Good food great service
Exceptional food, fair pricing!
Couteous throughout the experience. Scored high on ambiance, lighting, food quality, presentation and server, Sidney. She knew the food offerings well and moved quickly and happily to replace a salad containing nuts. Inevitably, the noise level increased as the restaurant filled. Tiffin is fortunate to have such a fine dining establishment.
From bread and salad through to the end of entree the food was a wonderful experience
Always a great meal and attentive service.
Food and service were excellent. Curt King on the piano made for a wonderful dinner and evening.
Empire is a hidden gem. Our meals were excellent along with the service. Onion soup is one of the best I've had anywhere in New York and LA. The pork chop had a gorgeous char, moist and juicy with great flavors. The sea scallops we're fresh, large and cooked to perfection. Do glad we gave this place a try. We'll be back.
Beautiful venue. Friendly service. Excellent food and full bar.
Great waitress and food was delicious
Excellent each and every time we go there great food and service and friendly people who care about you
Steak was very good. Cooked perfectly. For the cost, a little more of the side dishes would be very appreciated.
We had such a special time!! Food was delicious and service was good. Live piano was a nice touch and it’s a beautiful restaurant. It’s certainly a little pricey but quality is high. We celebrated our Anniversary and Sam personally picked up an arrangement my husband ordered at the florist and surprised me. Only downside is acoustically it’s very loud and hard to hear your group conversation. It wad also freezing, but at least that can be controlled. Overall, a fantastic experience.
It's good food, good service, just uninventive. Not exciting.
Excellent good, outstanding service, great presentation and a wonderful pianist. What a gem this restaurant is for Tiffin, OH!
Great Night and great food!
Perfect. Our server was outstanding, her timing was excellent and she was very knowledgeable of the menu.. Couldn’t ask for anything better.
Good food, nice ambiance. Wait staff was prompt and knowledgable
Loved our dining experience! A whole table of "foodies" enjoyed upscale dining in our hometown of Tiffin, OH.
The food has been excellent every time.
Service needs to improve. I was drinking Mich Ultra draft asked for another beer a different beer in the bottle was brought to the table and sat down. I asked what happened they run out of Mich Ultra draft, the waiter replied yes and walked away.
When are meal arrived we were never asked if everything was okay or did we need anything. During my meal I drank my bottle empty and then drank my water empty. We were off near a corner the waiter returned when we were finished eating.
The food has always been great but not the first time the service needed to improve.
Loved the background piano playing while enjoying great food and good times with out of town guests. Wonderful server too!
We traveled an hour to try this highly-rated restaurant and were not disappointed. We were with friends and all of us were pleased with our entrees.
The best! Sydney was our waitress and was always available and prompt. The ambience is very relaxed with the piano player playing in the background near the bar. We had reservations for 8 originally but added a ninth guest at the last minute. They were very accommodating and we all sat comfortably. The food was fantastic and they have a nice wine list. I would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a great meal and a good time.
Enjoyed my seating in the restaurant.
Get the Cheese Board 👌🏻 More than easily worth the whole visit
Always very good. Noise level a little high as very busy.
Beautiful venue with great service. Overall great restaurant with nothing but good things to say. Highly recommend
Best food, service & atmosphere. Piano music was amazing. My favorite restaurant hands down!
Enjoyed a nice lunch with an out of town friend recently. New artwork on the walls was lovely. Food is always delicious and service second to none! Thank you!
Love this place go often and have never had a bad experience
As usual, the staff at 138 did not disappoint. The drinks, food and service were all excellent. Our out of town guests were very impressed. Keep up the good work!
The Empire doesn't disappoint! We were celebrating a 60th birthday. Staff was very attentive and the food was wonderfully prepared with beautiful presentation. From the wine and appetizers through the salad and main course to the dessert for our party of ten, the pace was perfect. We enjoyed Curtis on the piano.
Food was amazing both in flavor and presentation. Loved the piano player.
The soups are always amazing! We’ve had a couple of meals here and the food is wonderful! The specials are delightful so far! Enjoy!