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



    Empire Greek Salad
    plum tomatoes, red onions, crispy lettuce, feta, cucumbers, black olives, peppadew peppers, croutons, zesty herb dressing $13

    Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad
    creamy buffalo mozzarella, basil pesto, baby greens, balsamic & honey reduction $14

    Pan Roasted Georgia Quail
    sautéed ricotta gnudi dumplings, spinach, king oyster mushrooms, turnips, dijon mustard & thyme cream sauce $15

    Savory Shrimp & Curry Rice Croquette
    local wild pea & lima bean succotash, mustard greens, bacon, jicama salad, smoked onion & golden raisin jus $15

    Blue Sky Farms Lettuce & Strawberry Salad
    pickled cucumbers, seedless watermelon, feta cheese, belgian endive, green chili pepper, arugula, creamy orange dressing $13

    Point Judith Rhode Island Crispy Calamari
    lightly seasoned cornmeal flour, zingy mayo dipping sauce $12

    Classic Tavern “330” French Onion Soup
    caramelized spanish onions, gruyere cheese, toasted herb croutons, rich broth $11

    Steamed “Sneads Ferry” North Carolina Clams
    pulled chicken leg confit, corona beans, roasted plum tomatoes, corn, poblano peppers, garlic white wine sauce $13


    Sautéed Yucatán Red Fish
    creamy country rice & pancetta ham, curry roasted vegetables, collard greens, smokey pimento rosemary jus $22

    Steamed Prince Edward Island Mussels
    grilled octopus, sautéed basil spaetzle, roasted cauliflower, fennel, fava beans, roasted garlic & bell pepper cream sauce $21

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

    Crispy Mustard & Herb Braised Mississippi Rabbit
    braised french lentils, turnips, roasted sweet potato, gouda, bacon, napa cabbage, roasted poblano & prune sauce $23

    Braised Beef Short Rib
    corona beans & baby carrots, sautéed garlicky spinach, savoy cabbage chow chow, horseradish & grain mustard jus $22

    Grilled Rosemary Springer Farm’s Chicken Breast
    sautéed orzo & oven roasted tomatoes, collard greens, peach salsa, chestnut mushrooms, chipotle & lemongrass jus $22

    Braised 330 Veal Osso Bucco
    cheesy whipped polenta, sautéed zucchini, fried green tomato, roasted asparagus, roasted plum tomato veal jus $28

    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!