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
Offering:
  • Weddings
  • Special Events
  • Chef's Table
  • Award winning cuisine

  • A Message From Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern

    Thank you to everyone in the community for the years of support, we are so grateful. We miss everyone, especially our amazing staff. As you know, these are difficult and trying times. Since the Governor made the decision to close all restaurants & bars, we made the heartfelt decision to lay off our staff. We all look forward to the day when we can open our doors to you again. Over the past week, we have had numerous inquiries about Second Empire to go meals, so we put together some menu options that will feed your stomach and warm your soul; after all, that’s what we do best. While it is normal for all of us to feel some fear and uncertainty, right now it is important to remember that our restaurant community is uniquely positioned to help our city heal once the worst of this crisis subsides.

    Sincerely,
    Management Team


    COZY COMFORT CUISINE PICKUP INSTRUCTIONS:
    (All food will be handled, prepared and packed safely.)

    • Calls for to go food will be taken Wednesday thru Saturday from 2pm-8pm
    • Pick up for to go food will be from 4pm-8pm
    • Payment will be taken at time of the order
    • At this time, phone calls only accepted for to go orders call 919.829.3663
    • TO GO Menu available on our website, Facebook, and Instagram page
    • When order is placed, must give an approximate time of pick up, as well as Car make & model please come to pick food up at the Edenton Street Entrance (Back Parking Lot)
    • Stop in front of the white table and someone will be with you to collect the name of the order and to give you, the to go food.

    Cozy Comfort Cuisine Menu

    FIRST COURSES

    EMPIRE BABY MESCLUN SALAD
    curly leaf lettuce, red haze leaf, frisée, radicchio, belgian endive, red oak, fenberg, dill, shallot dijon vinaigrette $10

    EMPIRE MEDITERRANEAN SALAD
    local blue sky farm lettuce, cucumbers, black olives, feta cheese, tomatoes, chick peas, red onions, roasted red bell pepper zesty dressing $11

    CREAMY BROCCOLI & CRAB SOUP $9

    ENTRÉES

    ZA’TAR SEASONED BARRAMUNDI*
    brown basmati rice stir fry, snow peas, corn, bok choy, grain mustard sauce $18

    BLACK ANGUS FILET & NEW BEDFORD SEA SCALLOPS*
    fingerling lyonnaise potatoes, collard greens, new castle brown ale sauce $32

    CITRUS & HERB GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST
    toasted farro & grilled zucchini, wilted spinach, red pepper port sauce $15

    ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH RISOTTO
    cherry tomatoes, roasted red onions, mushrooms, pancetta ham, stagionato cheese $16

    CREAMY SAUTÉED SHRIMP & GEMELLI PASTA
    roasted organic carrots, cherry tomatoes, spinach, zucchini, white wine cream sauce $17

    SIDE ITEMS $7

    POLENTA
    COLLARD GREENS
    SAUTÉED SPINACH
    SAUTÉED VEGETABLES

     

    DESSERTS $8

    CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD PUDDING
    KEY LIME PIE

    WINES
    De Faveri Prosecco di Treviso Brut, Veneto, Italy `NV $18.00

    Anna de Codorniu Classico Brut Cava, Spain `NV $15.00

    Altanuta Pinot Grigio, Trentino, Italy `18 $20.00

    Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc, Constantia, South Africa `19 $18.00

    Manuel Manzaneque Suarez, “ ¡Ea! ”, La Mancha Tempranillo, Spain `15  $20

    Steele “Red Hills” Cabernet Sauvignon, Lake County `16 $22.00

    Bench Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast `18  $22.00

    Chef Daniel Schurr

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

    Your Special Experience

    Special Events

    We will develop and present for you a special and unforgettable dining experience…

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    Weddings

    Second Empire is the perfect settings for your Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Luncheon, Ceremony or Reception.
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    Chef’s Table

    An opportunity for 2 to 8 people to dine exclusively in our kitchen with Chef Daniel Schurr and his staff.

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    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!