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

  • Tavern Menu




    Blue Sky Farm’s Lettuce & Strawberry Salad

    seedless watermelon, radish, belgian endive, green chile, pickled cucmbers, creamy orange & mustard dressing  $13

    330 Hickory Smoked Corn & Granny Smith Apple Waldorf Salad

    little gem lettuce, avocado puree, red grapes, toasted walnuts, celery root, yogurt crème fraiche dressing  $14

     Pan Fried Buttermilk Georgia Quail

    barbeque black eye peas, corn puree, sautéed mustard greens, apple & fennel slaw, golden raisin cider vinegar jus $13

    Springer Farms Chicken Thigh Confit & Grilled Local Banger Sausage

    sautéed mushrooms, creamy cheesy gemelli pasta, roasted cauliflower & sundried tomatoes, madeira lemon thyme jus  $15

    Classic Tavern Caesar Salad

    garlicky herb croutons, stagionato cheese, romaine lettuce, anchovy, creamy lemon garlic dressing  $13

    Point Judith Rhode Island Crispy Calamari

        lightly seasoned cornmeal flour, zingy mayo dipping sauce $12

    Tavern French Onion Soup

    caramelized spanish onions, gruyere cheese, toasted herb croutons, rich broth  $11

    Steamed “Sneads Ferry” North Carolina Clams

    grilled portabella mushrooms, heirloom cherry tomatoes, bacon, roasted red onion, fava bean, caper saffron broth $13




    330 Veal Osso Bucco

     sautéed garlicky spinach, pappardelle pasta, grilled eggplant & zucchini, mushrooms, rich braised tomato sauce $28

    Braised Certified Angus Beef Brisket   

     creamy ricotta cheese polenta, sweet mustard greens, sugar snap peas, beets & baby carrots, port wine thyme jus   $23

    Pan Roasted Springer Farm’s Georgia Chicken Breast

    farro & tofu stir fry, sautéed spaghetti squash, smoked corn & green tomato salsa, fennel mushroom jus $22

    Rosemary & Garlic Braised Mississippi Rabbit

    buccatini pasta, roasted zucchini, cherry tomatoes, fava beans, spinach, rutabaga, corn, garlic herb cream sauce $23

    Empire Seafood Paella

    steamed clams, mussels, scallops, seasonal fish, shrimp, saffron rice, chicken, chorizo sausage, herb fumét $24

    Citrus & Herb Grilled Yucatán Red Fish

     black beans & leeks, fried green tomatoes, latin cream cheese, cantaloupe salsa, smoky pimento & rosemary jus $22

    Steamed Prince Edward Island Mussels & Grilled Shrimp

    shaved fennel, ditalini pasta, pancetta ham, heirloom tomato, calamari rings, olives, staginato cheese, greek olive oil garlic jus $21

    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!