Welcome to Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern
Imagine a dining experience that combines an atmosphere of classical history and elegance with a selection of cuisine that is as exquisitely unique as it is delicious. Then imagine delighting your senses with a world-class wine selection. Now imagine finding this right here in the Triangle. It’s not imagination, it’s Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern. Located in the beautifully restored Dodd-Hinsdale House in downtown Raleigh, Second Empire satisfies the highest of standards. Our delectable menu and polished service that have won us the AAA Four Diamond Award, the DiRoNa Award and the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 1998 will assure you a truly unique dining experience. Our Tavern and new Atrium Room provide a more casual feel and lighter fare menu without sacrificing excellence. Simply put, a trip to Second Empire is an experience unlike any other.
Your Special Experience
We will develop and present for you a special and unforgettable dining experience…
Second Empire is the perfect settings for your Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Luncheon, Ceremony or Reception.
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An opportunity for 2 to 8 people to dine exclusively in our kitchen with Chef Daniel Schurr and his staff.