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



    Grilled Hickory Smoked New Zealand Venison Salad*

    quinoa & fava bean, ruby red grapefruit, castica cheese pickled shallots, almonds, romesco sauce & mandarin orange vinaigrette $16

    Crispy Phyllo & Slow Roasted Pennsylvania Duck Leg Salad

    honey roasted brussel sprouts & butternut squash, bacon, wasabi mascarpone, fenberg lettuce, green chili lime molasses vinaigrette $14

    Crispy Asian Crab Meat & Date Croquettes

    pickled beet & lentil salad, tofu, curly spinach, dikon, smoked egg salad, butternut squash puree, caramelized pear & tahini yogurt sauce $16

    Thyme Braised Atlantic Monkfish & Grilled Harissa Octopus*

    black-eyed pea & mustard spätzle, bacon, roasted cherry tomatoes, green olive & golden raisin salsa, bell pepper & herb butter sauce  $15

    Crispy “Beeler Farms” Iowa Pepsi Cola Braised Pork Belly

     coriander & smoked paprika roasted rutabaga, wilted spicy spinach, sweet & sour leeks, grain mustard & balsamic vinegar 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

    white stone ground grits & pancetta ham, braised bok choy, pineapple & jicama salsa, roasted asparagus, ginger carrot jus   $26

    Grilled Certified Black Angus Beef New York Strip*

    green olive & potato gnocchi casserole, celery root puree, sautéed baby carrots, beets, edamame, dried apricot & ancho chili cream sauce  $34

    Crispy Sautéed Yellowtail Ahi Tuna Cake

    herb roasted fingerling potatoes, melted savoy cabbage & leeks, smoked egg salad, mustard greens, roasted poblano molasses jus  $26

    Grilled Australian Lamb Rack*

    sweet potato & collard green gratin, roasted asparagus, black-eyed pea & corn salad, kolrabi puree, ginger mushroom jus  $34

    Pan Roasted Scottish Salmon “Pinwheel”

    creamy jasmine rice & fava beans, spicy curly spinach, butternut squash puree, ruby red grapefruit salad, lemon grass caramelized prune jus  $25

    Roasted Five Spice Pennsylvania Duck Breast*

    roasted butternut squash & fennel risotto, soy braised bok choy, cauliflower & roasted radish salad, lemon grass orange sauce $29

    Pan Roasted New Bedford Sea Scallops

    smoked trout & navy bean ragout, rutabaga puree, oyster mushrooms, molasses braised tuscan kale, red wine turnip jus  $27

    Pan Roasted Beeler Farms Iowa Pork Chop*

    green chili tuscan kale, creamy polenta, roasted brussel sprouts & root vegetables, chick pea puree, dried cherry & balsamic jus  $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!