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The Empire at 138, Tiffin, OH

The Empire at 138

4.5
4.5
747 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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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Wed, Thu 3:00 pm–6:00 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

  • Executive chef

    Chris Demith

  • 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, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • Artisan Meat & Cheese Board$17.95

    A selection of artisanal meats and cheeses curated for The Empire. Served with house made preserves and a selection of crackers

    • Roasted Cauliflower Dip$9.95

      Roasted cauliflower and roasted garlic pureed with Ohio white cheddar. Served with pita chips

      • Crab Cakes$16.95

        A trio of delicious house-made crab cakes served with The Empire signature sauces

        • The Empire Trio$9.95

          A trifecta of guacamole, hummus and romesco. Served with pita chips or veggies

          • Mussels Marinara$12.95

            Fresh Mussels tossed in a zesty Arrabbiata sauce, and a drizzle of white wine served with garlic bread

            Flatbreads

            • Roasted Mushroom and Gouda Cream Flatbread$13.95

              Woodland mushrooms, sweet onions, and garlic roasted nestled in a decadent creamy cheese sauce atop a crispy flatbread. Topped with slivered green onions

              • Caprese Burrata Flatbread$13.95

                Fresh burrata cheese melted onto crispy flatbread with heirloom tomatoes, pesto and fresh basil leaves

                • Roasted Duck Flatbread$14.95

                  Oven baked flatbread with a delicious fig sauce, caramelized onion, roasted duck, topped with goat cheese

                  • Mediterranean Flatbread$13.95

                    Artichokes, spinach, pancetta flatbread on a creamy cheese sauce and finished with feta cheese

                    Sea

                    • Seared Norwegian Salmon$27.95

                      Pan seared Norwegian Salmon topped with a tomato chutney, served over basmati rice and vegetables

                      • Sea Scallops$28.95

                        Pan seared, served over wild grains with vegetables topped with a creamy lobster sauce

                        • Shrimp Scampi$26.95

                          Lightly dusted large shrimp sauteed in our beurre blanc sauce with garlic, tomatoes and basil served in a bed of our angel hair pasta

                          Soups

                          • Lion Bowl French Onion Soup

                            Slow roasted Vidalia onions simmered in beef stock and topped with puff pastry croutons and melted Gruyere cheese

                            • Cup$6.95
                            • Bowl$9.95
                          • Seafood Bisque

                            Fresh seafood pureed in a creamy lobster base topped with fresh herbs

                            • Cup$8.95
                            • Bowl$11.95
                          • Tomato Basil Soup

                            Slow cooked Roma tomatoes with fresh diced basil, onion and celery and a touch of heavy cream

                            • Cup$5.95
                            • Bowl$8.95

                          Salads

                          Add: Chicken $4.95, Steak $9.95, Shrimp $9.95, Salmon $7.95

                          • Winter Chopped Salad$10.95

                            Hearty baby kale with roasted root vegetables, dried cranberries, walnuts and onion tossed in balsamic Dijon tahini dressing

                            • Classic Cobb Salad$13.95

                              Grilled chicken breast, avocado, bacon, tomato, onion, gorgonzola with house-made buttermilk ranch dressing

                              • The Empire Grilled Caesar Salad

                                Charred baby romaine, bacon, shaved Parmesan, red onion and Caesar dressing

                                • Small$6.95
                                • Large$9.95
                              • House Salad

                                A fresh artisanal blend of greens topped with red onion, cherry tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles and roasted walnuts. Lightly dressed in a raspberry vinaigrette

                                • Small$5.95
                                • Large$8.95

                              Entrée

                              All entrées include warm bread and a house salad

                                Land

                                • Filet Mignon

                                  Center cut by hand filet accompanied by garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables

                                  • MP
                                • Stacked Prime Sirloin$31.95

                                  Grilled center cut prime sirloin sitting atop a marinated grilled portabella mushroom, grilled tomato with goat cheese and mashed potatoes. Finished with a demi glaze and served with seasonal vegetables

                                  • Chicken Piccatta$17.95

                                    Tender chicken breast sautéed in a lemon, garlic butter sauce with capers. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables

                                    • The Empire Burger$13.95

                                      Half pound ground Black Angus burger grilled topped with Ohio white cheddar and house-made bacon onion relish on a soft brioche bun. Served with fries

                                      • Herbed Chicken Breast$12.95
                                      • Chipotle Black Bean Burger$12.95
                                    • Pork Madallions$25.95

                                      Grilled tender pork medallions with a sweet and spicy plum sauce served with garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables

                                      Pasta

                                      Add: Chicken $4.95, Steak $9 95, Shrimp $9.95, Salmon $7.95

                                      • Seafood Arrabbiata$28.95

                                        Scallops, shrimp, and mussels tossed with fresh linguine in a zesty tomato basil sauce

                                        • Spagehetti and Meatballs$21.95

                                          Spaghetti tossed in a fresh tomato basil sauce topped with three large veal and sausage meatballs topped with Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

                                          • Linguini Vongole$24.95

                                            Linguine with sauteed garlic, shallots, and little neck clams tossed in a white wine butter sauce

                                            • Empire Mac N Cheese$16.95

                                              A delicious bake of penne and four cheeses topped with crispy breadcrumbs and fresh herbs

                                              • Ginger Rice Bowl$14.95

                                                Sauteed seasonal vegetables over organic brown rice tossed with sesame ginger spice sauce

                                                Sides

                                                • Garlic Mashed Potatoes$6.95

                                                  • Roasted Seasonal Vegetables$5.95

                                                    • Risotto$7.95

                                                      • Parmesan Truffle Fries$4.95

                                                        • Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta$6.95

                                                          Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                          What 747 people are saying

                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                          4.5
                                                          4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                          • 4.6Food
                                                          • 4.5Service
                                                          • 4.6Ambience
                                                          • 4.3Value

                                                          NoiseModerate

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                                                            DonaldN

                                                            Toledo

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We always enjoy The Empire, but the buffet for Mother's Day was spectacular.

                                                          2. JH

                                                            JodyH

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Really great food, great service. Went on a Friday and there was a pianist for ambiance. Very enjoyable evening.

                                                          3. BA

                                                            BradA

                                                            Columbus

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                            overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                            Everything was great - server could have been better - never came back to ask if we needed more drinks or if we needed anything else. Just dropped off the bill and collected the money.

                                                          4. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Cleveland

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                            The restaurant is lovely, and the service was excellent. My friend and I were disappointed with the chicken picatta, but our husbands enjoyed their steak and pork medallions.

                                                          5. c

                                                            clevelander55

                                                            Jackson Hole

                                                            23 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            23 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Dinner with Family. This was my third visit to Empire over the past 5 years or so. It is consistently good food with reasonable prices (especially compared to Cleveland restaurants) and a decent bar! Dinner comes with a salad (the $2 upcharge for the Caesar was well worth it... amazing!). Food was fresh, well prepared and service was excellent. Well worth the stop if in Tiffin!

                                                          6. BA

                                                            BradA

                                                            Columbus

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Easter- Amy H. Was our server and she did an excellent job. Food was delicious.

                                                          7. LK

                                                            LaurenceK

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Our experience couldn't have been better. Cory's service was spot on. The food / presentation was excellent. The pianist and atmosphere were perfect and more than met our expectations for the evening.

                                                          8. BC

                                                            BobbyC

                                                            1 review

                                                            2.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                            overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                            The venue was beautiful and the live piano music was wonderful. However, it was ~45 degrees outside and they were running the A/C. We, and the table next to us, almost left because it was so cold. The food was hit or miss. The cauliflower dip was amazing, but my seafood bisque was less than room temperature and tasted like canned tuna. My wife's meal (chicken piccata) was good but my steak was underdone and was missing the grilled portebella cap that made it a "double stack" meal (which is why I bought it). The sides were good, but they must have received a discount on garlic that night because they were VERY generous with it. It was quite difficult to carry on a conversation because the room was very loud. The service was very attentive but quite slow. The all-around experience was mediocre. I do not always like to judge a restaurant on our first visit because they may have had an "off" night. But, seeing that we drove an hour to get there, we will probably not be back.

                                                          9. MD

                                                            MalindaD

                                                            Columbus

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            Interesting old building downtown, service was fantastic. Entrees were both really good and the cheesecake was amazing.

                                                          10. PH

                                                            PatrickH

                                                            Toledo

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            Chef came to our table to discuss gluten free options! Service was outstanding.

                                                          11. TD

                                                            TevinD

                                                            Toledo

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The desert took a long time to come out. Food was great and was overall a great service.

                                                          12. RS

                                                            RobinS

                                                            Columbus

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                            overall4food5service2ambience5

                                                            The sea scallops were awesome. But we had to wait an hour for our food. Maybe not enough staff?

                                                          13. HH

                                                            HeatherH

                                                            Toledo

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                            We had a great time and the food was great as always. We only saw our server once during our meal, but she was very busy so we completely understood why. We will always recommend the Empire to anyone looking for a Great Meal!

                                                          14. AM

                                                            AndreaM

                                                            Toledo

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                            overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                            Food, drinks and ambiance were fabulous. Service could have been better. No one greeted us for at least 15 min. Our waitress misinformed us about the buffet plates. We requested bread and didn't get it for about 1/2 an hour. Drink refills was more ice than drink. We will definitely dine there again.

                                                          15. CM

                                                            CherylM

                                                            Cleveland

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 2, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The food and service here is always great. Had an early dinner on a Wednesday, and it was very quiet, with few patrons at that time. One of my favorite places in eat in northwest Ohio!

                                                          16. ES

                                                            ElaineS

                                                            Cleveland

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            2.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 1, 2022

                                                            overall2food2service3ambience5

                                                            Place was great, food was not so great. Need to put more on the menu.

                                                          17. BM

                                                            BethM

                                                            Toledo

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We had a fabulous time and can't wait to go back. Our server, Amy was fantastic. The food was wonderful and the ambiance was an unexpected bonus. The gentleman playing the grand piano was such a treat! It was a very special evening and we will definitely be back.

                                                          18. CC

                                                            CarolynC

                                                            Toledo

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Love the menu!

                                                          19. SH

                                                            SusanH

                                                            Charleston

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                            We selected a busy night to meet friends for 5:45 dinner. There was a large family group with little kids seated next to us so the noise level was a LOT higher than norm. Our table of 4 arrived by 5:20 was seated by 5:30, ordered dinner well before 6 but never got served until 6:50. We had to scramble to make our 7:30 show at The Ritz! Beverages, soups, salads & entrees were delish & prices very reasonable. Our table side server was great & very attentive.

                                                          20. ML

                                                            MLBJO

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                            overall3food3service3ambience5

                                                            We enjoy going to the Empire. Great ambience. My food was great but my wifes wasn't as good. Was a little disappointed since we always enjoy making the trip to Tiffin for a great meal. We're hoping it was just the night. We did feel rushed but possibly we had a fairly new waitress that was trying to hard. I hope that next time we won't feel as rushed and let us enjoy and eat each course we order before getting the next. I really don't enjoy getting another course before I finish the previous. Anyway, I'm hoping for the best the next time since we really enjoy ambience of the place and most times good food and drink. They had piano music for the first time we were there and that was great, really enjoyed that.

                                                          21. M

                                                            Matt

                                                            Toledo

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                            overall3food2service5ambience3

                                                            Ok food. Not worth the money. Atmosphere was really nice. Had a steak it was nothing special. First time probably will go back to give them another try.

                                                          22. JW

                                                            JessicaW

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            I had dinner with a friend and we both enjoyed our food and the overall experience. We will definitely be going back.

                                                          23. DR

                                                            DonnaReleve

                                                            Detroit

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                            overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                            Valentine’s dinner. The piano player was just ok Our server was great!!! Food was delicious.

                                                          24. SH

                                                            SHAWSMACK

                                                            1 review

                                                            2.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                            overall2food2service2ambience1

                                                            To start off we were in the back room which has to be 10 degrees colder than the front room. We were seated almost immediately, so that is a positive. It took quite some time for the server to come to our table. We ordered the drinks and the Roasted Cauliflower Dip. The dip was above average and came in a timely manner. My grilled caesar salad was great as usual. Our dinners took a while before we received them. We watched several tables get their food before us even though we watched them be seated. This was due to the server not coming back to our table for a while to get our order. We both ordered the specials for Valentines Day. I had the Tarragon Pappardelle Pasta & Grilled Lobster Tail. There was very little lobster and the whole dish was completely bland. I had to keep adding salt for flavor. My wife had the Beef Wellington. She was never asked how it should be prepared so we assumed medium-rare. When she cut into it the beef was completely well done. She ate about 1/3 of it. I attempted a piece and I had to chew it for a while to get it down. It was not good to say the least. The bread was alright and the butter for the bread had good flavor. We each had a dessert. I had the creme brulee, excellent but small. She had the lava cake with ice cream. The cake was good but the ice cream was clearly not quality. All in all the experience was not a pleasant one. We left a near 20% tip even though we feel the server did not deserve it as getting drink refills was a chore as well. So for the night we spent $150 and definitely felt we got a raw deal.

                                                          25. HH

                                                            HeatherH

                                                            Toledo

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The food was absolutely delicious and the service was top notch! We go to the Empire often and never have a bad experience. Some how the Chef at the restaruant makes everything you eat taste like the best meal you have ever had every single time we go! Can't say enough good things about the food....and the Chocolate Raspberry Martini's are amazing too! Lol!

                                                          26. WI

                                                            WINELOVER

                                                            Cleveland

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            2.0

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                            overall2food2service2ambience4

                                                            Very disappointing meal. Our waiter was very slow and unattentive, the place was not busy either. We ordered drinks and the duck flatbread which was good. We did not know we could have soup or salad with our entree, the menu only indicated salad. We ordered 1 "cup" French onion soup and 1 cup seafood bisque. It was more like a quarter cup of soup. The French onion "cup" could only hold 2 croutons. Way overpriced. When our dinner finally came I ordered the stacked strip steak for $32 and my son the filet mignon at market price. The only difference between his dinner and min was I had a goat cheese portabella mushroom under my steak and he was charged $41 for his. The scallops my husband ordered were cooked well but only had 3 for $30+ charge. The salmon for our other guest was cooked nicely. Mine came with garlic mashed potatoes and there was so much garlic in them I was unable to eat them. The carrots were slivers and over cooked. Our meals looked the size of a children's meal. The best thing on the table was the bread, which I am sure they didn't make. The cut 2 slices of Italian bread in half for the 4 of us. We had to ask for more. Our water was never refilled unless we asked and then there was still a wait for this to be done. We decided to take an order of creme brulee home. When we went to eat it later there were no fresh berries as described on the menu, just a sad little vanilla pudding in the corner of the box. We spent with tip $250.00 for a special night out and were thoroughly disappointed.

                                                          27. J

                                                            Jack

                                                            Jacksonville

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 8, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Here I thought Tuesday experience might change from weekend dining. It was spectacular! We brought 2 friends and they were equally in awe. The food, service, and atmosphere were top notch as always. Will always come back!

                                                          28. TS

                                                            TSarka

                                                            Cleveland

                                                            11 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            11 reviews

                                                            Dined on January 29, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Another great meal and night out at The Empire just like every time before. My favorite restaurant

                                                          29. TJ

                                                            TiffinJ

                                                            1 review

                                                            2.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on January 11, 2022

                                                            overall2food2service4ambience4

                                                            The food was mediocre and overpriced considering the portion sizes. I have been disappointed with my dining experience the last few times I have been there. Our server was very good, but the service was very slow-expect dinner to take a couple of hours.

                                                          30. J

                                                            Jones

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on January 9, 2022

                                                            overall3food2service2ambience5

                                                            Long wait for food. Staff nice but you could tell they were very busy running around trying to get everybody their items to their tables And my food was OK. We have been there a few other times and it was much better but still probably one of the nicest places in Tiffin,OH

                                                          31. BH

                                                            BethH

                                                            Toledo

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on January 9, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great service and delicious meal. Enjoyed the pianist who played during the evening!

                                                          32. S

                                                            Steph

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on January 5, 2022

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            Food was good, service was great. Sharon was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Tried new things and everything we tried was great.

                                                          33. DJ

                                                            DuaneJ

                                                            Philadelphia

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on January 4, 2022

                                                            overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                            Unfortunately out of too many items on the menu and the bar.

                                                          34. b

                                                            beth

                                                            Columbus

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Food cooked perfectly. Everything came out in a timely manner. Staff was very friendly

                                                          35. PA

                                                            PaigeA

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                            overall3food2service3ambience5

                                                            Our server was great and nice, but felt like she was gone most of the night. We had a wait time of an hour for our food. I ordered a burger and fries. The burger was cold and the bun was so hard that I couldn’t eat it. The fries were so salty and I wasn’t able to eat them. My husband ordered clams, which had sand in them and clearly weren’t washed. This was the worst experience we’ve had at the Empire, which is disappointing! It was not worth the $80 that we spent.

                                                          36. BC

                                                            BobC

                                                            Toledo

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                            Everything was good except for the length of time to get our meals.

                                                          37. n

                                                            nancyc

                                                            New York Area

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 29, 2021

                                                            overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                            Started out well but had several communication problems with the waitress, and then there must have been a problem in the kitchen or again waitress/kitchen communication because we waited and waited after the salads for our entrees. We finally had to ask another waitress what the holdup was. It would have been much better had our waitress just told us there was a problem. Avoiding us and not explaining was a bit disappointing. Only one or our party of 4 was disappointed with their entrée of scallops, saying it was way too salty, she couldn't eat the last one.

                                                          38. G

                                                            General

                                                            Toledo

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on December 29, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We have been to the Empire a few times before and it never disappoints! Food is always great and the service is fantastic. Nice to have such a high class restaurant in the area!

                                                          39. A

                                                            Anonymous

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on December 23, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Very nice place. Best place in Tiffin…. Great food. Great date place.

                                                          40. MC

                                                            MarkC

                                                            Toledo

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 23, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            All 4 if our dinners were great. Appetizers consumed immediately.

                                                          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 4.5 stars by 747 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                          Booked 3 times today
                                                          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 Tue–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Wed, Thu 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:15 pm

                                                          • Cuisines

                                                            Contemporary American

                                                          • Dining style

                                                            Casual Dining

                                                          • Dress code

                                                            Business Casual

                                                          • Parking details

                                                            Street Parking

                                                          • Payment options

                                                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                          • Executive chef

                                                            Chris Demith

                                                          • Additional

                                                            Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, 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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