Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern

For reservations or any other assistance, please call (919) 829-3663. Fine Dining in Raleigh NC
At the Historic Dodd-Hinsdale House
330 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: (919) 829-3663
  • Weddings
  • Special Events
  • Chef's Table
  • Award winning cuisine




    chilean verlasso salmon gravlax carpaccio*

    chilled navy bean & citrus poached sea scallop salad, cucumber, radish, frisée, seaweed, corn, caper mandarin orange dressing  $14

    warm springer farms georgia chicken ballotine

      foie gras & smoked mushroom mousseline, parsnip puree, roasted pear salad, rutabaga, blue cheese, ginger & golden raisin vinaigrette  $13

     second empire cioppino   

    crispy herb cracker, clams, sea scallops, octopus, mussels, plum tomatoes, collards, corona beans, garlic white wine broth $15

    harrington autumn salad

      local blue sky farms lettuce, baby arugula, mandarin oranges, sunflower seeds, dried cherries, black pepper & blue cheese dressing  $13

    crispy “pepsi-cola” braised beeler farms pork belly

    creamy ricotta & toasted pine nut polenta, smoked collard greens, cauliflower & dried cherry slaw, ancho chili mole sauce  $14

    pan roasted madagascar king prawns

    mung bean & charred radicchio, sautéed bok choy, seaweed, hominy, roasted carrot & coconut curry jus  $17

    sautéed crispy veal sweetbreads

    cider braised French green lentils & oyster mushrooms, wilted spinach, turnip puree, red grape fennel salad, caramelized prune sauce $16 

    empire baby mesclun salad

    curly leaf lettuce, red haze leaf, frisée, radicchio, belgian endive, red oak, fenberg, dill, shallot dijon vinaigrette $12

    jumbo lump crabmeat & steamed mussel salad*

     shaved brussel sprout & fava bean salad, grapefruit segments, radish, gouda cheese, beets, gem lettuce, honey tahini yogurt dressing  $16

    soup du jour   $12



    grilled icelandic char 

    toasted farro & butternut squash, napa cabbage, muhammara puree, walnuts, green apple salad, balsamic & grain mustard sauce  $26

    grilled black angus beef filet*

     butternut squash puree, country style collards, bacon, hominy ragout, roasted asparagus, fennel rutabaga slaw, dried cherry port wine jus $48

    roasted springer farm’s chicken breast

    creamy roasted poblano & golden raisin, harissa broccolini, celery root & blue cheese slaw, cinnamon & apple ancho chili jus  $24

    grilled harissa seasoned barramundi

    braised sweet & sour red cabbage, chorizo flavored basmati rice, asian eggplant, haricot verts, butternut squash & lemongrass sauce  $26

    empire seafood paella

     steamed mussels, scallops, seasonal fish, shrimp, saffron rice, chicken, chorizo sausage, stagianato cheese, herb fumét $26

    roasted five spice pennsylvania duck breast*

    ginger molasses roasted sweet potatoes, braised napa cabbage, creamy leeks, chestnut mushrooms, juniper berry red wine sauce  $29

    pan roasted new bedford sea scallops

    creamy green olive & saffron risotto, roasted local mushrooms, braised savoy cabbage, pan roasted cauliflower, autumn red wine jus   $27

    grilled australian lamb rack*

    savory brioche & ricotta bread pudding, cauliflower, garlicky escarole, rutabaga puree, butternut squash compote, grain mustard cream sauce $35

    grilled citrus & za’tar seasoned swordfish 

    cannellini bean & sundried tomato ragout, collard greens, turnip puree, fennel & mozzarella salad, caper & red bell pepper jus  $25

    braised mississippi rabbit & tasso ham pasta

    bucatini pasta, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, spinach, local mushrooms, broccolini, black eyed peas, rosemary cream sauce $24

    grilled canadian veal strip loin

    crispy bacon & horseradish fingerling potato mash, garlicky spinach, creamy root vegetables, tomato confit, roasted cremini mushroom caper jus  $38

    *consuming raw or undercooked meats, seafood, shellfish, eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness

    *these items may be served raw or undercooked


    Daniel Schurr

    Chef de Cuisine













    Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern
    - At -
    The Historic Dodd-Hinsdale House
    330 Hillsborough Street
    Raleigh, NC 27603

    Phone: (919) 829-3663
    Fax: (919) 829-9519

    From everyone at Second Empire, Thank You! We look forward to seeing you soon!