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.
Tue–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Wed, Thu 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:15 pm
Saturday Night After Hours
Stop in for an after hours Cocktail, one of our specialty small plates, famous empire burger or our delicious house made desserts.
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: August 23, 2018
Ends: August 24, 2117
Availability: Sat 9:45PM-11:00PM
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Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: August 23, 2018
Ends: August 24, 2117
Availability: Wed-Fri 3:00PM-6:00PM
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The wife and I went to celebrate our 2 wedding anniversary and the food was fantastic as usual. We enjoy eating there when we are looking for a night out. The food is well worth the value. We haven’t found anything on the menu we didn’t love. I’m not a health but by any means but I think their salads that come with the meals have to be the best salad I have ever eaten and I look forward to eating it anytime we dine there.
Ate here before concert at Ritz Theater because it was within walking distance. First time to this restaurant, but will go there again if we are in the Tiffin area. Food was excellent. Portions were generous. Loved the restored feeling of the building. Very friendly staff.
Food was good but they were out of the two specials we ordered first but the food that we ordered next was delicious anyway the place is a very nice place to go and eat the girl who waited on us was excellent
Went for my sons 18th Birthday. He’s a local student at Tiffin University. This may be the place we dine every time we visit! Ambiance and food was excellent and the wait staff was super friendly!
Food and service can not be beat... excellent and fair priced.. specials are a little pricy but worth the extra cost. This was our 5th visit and will assure you, we plan on returning. Worth the 25 mile drive from Findlay. Just wish they were located in Findlay!!
We took my parents here for dinner. With dad having challenges with hearing in noisy places, I wanted somewhere he would be able to participate in the conversation. The Empire fit the bill perfectly. The ambience was absolutely wonderful, the host was very friendly and welcoming, the server was very attentive and the food was delicious. What a great addition to Tiffin!
I would highly recommend the Empire. I have never had a bad meal and the staff and excellent!
Everything was 5 star once again..... This place is one of the best dining places in town.
I was disappointed that they had no options for children
Been here several times. Great atmosphere, quality food, excellent service.
We specifically started going more often when live piano returned We always enjoy the food and atmosphere.
Recommended by a friend from Tiffin - so glad he did. Crab cakes were delicious as were the pork chops. Nice wine & cocktail list. Very good service without being overbearing. Didn’t feel rushed - plenty of time to visit!
We dined at Empire Saturday night, a party of seven, food was excellent as always, service was great and manager came to us several times to offer suggestions. We have all dined there before and we questioned the manager what happened to the wonderful piano music to go with our dining. How we missed it!
The pianist just makes the whole evening so relaxing. Hope you bring him back.
Food was okay, but overpriced. My husband had the clam bake and it had way too much Old Bay Seasoning in it. I had halibut and it was good, but not $36 good. Service was great. Beautiful place.
An absolute must. Delicious food, creative dishes, amazing staff, great location and a beautiful space.
Great staff, Michael is a joy!
We have been to the Empire at least ten times and have never missed, it is a great place , very good menu, excellent service and very friendly. The Empire has been a tremendous addition to downtown Tiffin.
I've come to expect nothing but the best from Empire at 138 and they did not disappoint. Two pasta entrees, a filet mignon and pecan-encrusted pork chops were enjoyed with gusto. I don't usually consider pork a "fine dining" selection; most often it is flavorless and dry. Not this time. The crunchy coating encased a perfectly prepared piece of pork.
Excellent food and friendly staff. Love coming to The Empire at 138!
This is the place we take visiting guests.
The food was outstanding! We loved every bite!! We always love the atmosphere at the Empire and our server was fabulous!!
Food and service outstanding excellent menu and fair pricing
Wonderful environment. Delicious food. Great service. Our first experience we were there with a group of friends, which was pleasant and I knew we would be back again. Our second experience was just myself and my husband. Everything was great except my husband and I were sat at a table for 2 (appropriate) but I felt like we were part of the table of 4 that was very close beside us. We could hear every part of their conversation and it made it difficult for the two of us to enjoy each other's company.
Our favorite spot. Had negroni' s\ Cesar salad and seabass with acient grains and a peach salsa with tender green beans. Perfectly prepared . There were about 18 ables filled and conversation was easy to hear as it was not too loud. Light from out front was perfect as windows face East as sun sets west . You will not be disappointed
We love this place! The food and drinks are amazing, the service is always exceptional, and the atmosphere is tastefully done. The Empire has a big city feel without having to travel a great distance. Tiffin and NW Ohio have a true gem in the Empire at 138.
The service and overall dining experience was wonderful!
My husband and I were very impressed! We are happy to reccomend and WLL be coming back.
Beef short rib appetizer was outstanding. Lovely ambiance.
Took a friend from out of town there and he was very impressed with such a restaurant choice that we have in Tiffin, OH. The Empire at 138 never disappoints!! Thanks once again.
Our second visit. Food is good better than most restaurants but halibut not as fresh as last visit. Well worth driving from Findlay and we look forward to returning. Great service and excellent drinks 🍷
Second time here, and they didn't disappoint. Food and service were excellent-nothing in the area compared to this overall quality. Michael Pinkston, the manager was great to talk to. Have encountered him before back in the day at The Zelkova Inn-he is world class-Tiffin is lucky to have a home town boy back.
The only downside was that the piano player was off for the summer, and the music they were playing was too loud.
Excellent presentation of food, tasted great and fairly priced. Exceptional drink list, good service and ambiance. Have eaten here for lunch with a different menu. Dinner menu heartier selections. Excellent taste either way. Will come here again.
Wonderful as always! Keep up the great work! Mike and the crew are always up to impress!
The atmosphere was very nice. We attended after an open air concert at the East Green in Tiffin, as did many other concert goers. The food was fantastic (just as it always is) and Mike P. is always very welcoming... We even had a piano concert from one of the performers (an added bonus). Tiffin is very fortunate to have Empire 138 as one of their dining establishments... keep up the good work!! We will return shortly for another enjoyable evening!!! Thanks again..........
Nice environment and the food was delicious, however we had quite a wait for our food.
Been to Empire many times. NEVER disappointed. This night was no exception. Food was outstanding (special: shrimp & langostino lobster over risotto in a rich cream sauce)! My only criticism of the restaurant is the noise level. It's excessive when trying to carry on a normal conversation. While I appreciate the "energy"...too much is a distraction. A professional sound engineering study could help identify acoustic treatment options that could be used without damaging the decor and ambiance of the space.
Wonderful service, delicious meal and all round superb dining experience. Missed the piano however!!
A bit discouraged with our server. Service was slow and we felt forgotten for long periods. Drinks were left empty and the place wasn't even busy. Overall the good part was the food. Hopefully our next experience is better as we have many friends and family we'd like to take here.
It was our 25th wedding anniversary and the meal and environment was perfect for our celebration. My compliments to the chef! Many thanks.
We had heard many good things about “The Empire at 138” and they were absolutely true! All of the food that we ordered was delicious, beautiful presented on the plates, and the service was attentive.