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





    First Courses

    Scottish Salmon Gravlax Tostada*

    fava bean & heirloom tomato salad, grilled corn, fenberg lettuce, fried avocado, chipotle aioli $15

    Grilled Beef Tongue & Navy Bean Salad*

      local gem lettuce, fennel, orange segments, dates, frisse, grilled asparagus, crispy green tomato, key lime molasses vinaigrette $14

    Citrus & Rosemary Grilled Shrimp & Smoked Trout Salad

    grilled fingerling potatoes & sun dried tomato salad, pimento cheese, radish, edamame, arugula, ginger mango vinaigrette  $16

    Coconut & Curry Braised Monkfish & Grilled Harissa Octopus*

      bok choy kimchi, lotus root, snow peas, udon noodles, radish, asian eggplant, roasted oyster mushrooms, curry broth  $15

    Phyllo Wrapped “Beeler Farms” Iowa Pork Belly

     creamy hominy & roasted radish, braised mustard greens, sophie goat cheese, green olive, beet salad, roasted poblano & molasses sauce $14  

    Empire Baby Mesclun Salad

    curly lettuce, red haze leaf, frisse, radicchio, belgian endive, red oak, fenberg, dill, shallot dijon vinaigrette $11

    Soup du Jour





    “Off the Hook” Ocean Catch

    grilled fingerling potatoes & smoky beets, corn slaw, roasted oyster mushrooms, cauliflower puree, lemon herb nage  $26

    Grilled Certified Black Angus Beef New York Strip*

     creamy roasted sweet potatoes & corona beans, collard greens, sautéed snow peas, corn salad, ancho chili & apple cider vinegar jus $34

    Citrus & Rosemary Grilled Swordfish*

    navy beans & sun-dried tomatoes, sautéed spicy collards, spaghetti squash, lettuce hearts, cucumber, roasted tomatillo poblano sauce  $26

    Grilled Australian Lamb Rack*

    english pea & local mushroom risotto, bok choy, roasted asparagus, baby turnip salad, grain mustard citrus jus $34

    Empire Blue Crab & Pasta Casserole

    roasted cauliflower & cherry tomatoes, pancetta ham, wilted spinach, grain mustard leeks & celery root, harissa & red pepper cream sauce  $28

    Roasted Five Spice Pennsylvania Duck Breast*

    potato & spinach gratin, butter braised savoy cabbage, french horn mushroom salad, port wine & thyme jus $29

    Pan Roasted New Bedford Sea Scallops

    basil pesto risotto, pine nuts, bacon braised escarole, turnip puree, ratatouille, arugula, romesco sauce  $27

    Pan Roasted Beeler Farms Iowa Pork Chop*

    crispy date & herb polenta, sweet potato puree, mustard greens, creamy fava beans & celery root, arugula, dried cherry balsamic sauce $26


    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!