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The Empire at 138, Tiffin, OH

The Empire at 138

4.7
4.7
809 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Empire at 138, named in part for the building’s original name “Empire Block” and its street address at
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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Thu–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:15 pm
  • Phone number
    (419) 448-7733
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Private banquet room available for both personal and corporate customers. Call 419-448-7733 and ask for an event coordinator to plan for your next meeting.
  • Private party contact
    Michael Pinkston: (419) 618-0311
  • Neighborhood
    Tiffin
  • Cross street
    Madison Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 809 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

809 Reviews
  1. Jody

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We asked for basics - salt and pepper. It never arrived. We had to find it ourselves from the bar. I asked for my steak to be medium rare. It was served well done. No bread was served with dinner as menu states. Wait person was apologizing to all tables around for various reasons. Wrong bill given to ppl next to us. No water refill after we asked.

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  2. Feldest

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful space the food was excellent and the service was fantastic. The best Caesar salad I've ever had and my husband is still talking about his steak five days later. We were very pleased with dinner here.

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  3. MikeP

    Columbus

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was great...personable, effecient, timely. The drinks were delicious. The food was disappointing. The Lamb Chops particularly so. Its a great space, and I'll stop for drinks. I'll be hard pressed to eat there again.

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  4. DanR

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very nice and enjoyable evening. Food and service were both great!

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  5. JeffB

    Toledo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Drinks, Appetizers, Salads all served in timely manner. Entrees took for ever to arrive at our table. Over 25 minutes. The whole restaurant ran out of bread. As usual our meals were very good and competitively priced. Hopefully it was just a bad night for service and hospitality.

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  6. DavidT

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a great experience at Empire. Staff is great. Food was delicious. It’s a great upscale restaurant.

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  7. TrevorC

    Toledo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food good service, good drinks. Thanks for the flowers as well!

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  8. DanR

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great!! Had reservations, they seated us immediately. Food and service was excellent!

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  9. BusinessDinner

    Toledo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant is lovely. I ate there about five years ago and remember the food being top notch. This time around, it was good, but not impressive. For the price, it should be remarkable. Our biggest complaint is the uncomfortable chairs. Again, for an upscale restaurant, I would expect a bigger investment in the comfort of the patrons. Several of us, of varying sizes and heights, were extremely uncomfortable in the tiny, hard, cheap, catering style dining chair. It was difficult to enjoy eating our $39 filets when we had to sit forward in an awkward position because the chair was so hard and small. The Empire has a lot of potential, and I will try them again, but would definitely request to sit in the one half booth, as any other seating is completely intolerable.

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  10. GilmoreFan

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food, lovely building, friendly staff. Be prepared to pay; this is not inexpensive dining. We had an $80 gift card from our kids and spent all of it plus extra for the tip on two of the less expensive entrees, two cocktails, and a shared dessert. Our bill would have been significantly more if we had gotten steak or seafood entrees.

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FAQs

The Empire at 138 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (419) 448-7733.

The Empire at 138 is rated 4.7 stars by 809 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Empire at 138

138 South Washington St, Tiffin, OH 44883

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Madison Street
  • Neighborhood
    Tiffin
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Thu–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:15 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (419) 448-7733
  • Private party facilities
    Private banquet room available for both personal and corporate customers. Call 419-448-7733 and ask for an event coordinator to plan for your next meeting.
  • Private party contact
    Michael Pinkston: (419) 618-0311
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