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



    Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee

    Traditional vanilla custard, caramelized sugar, fresh berries & an almond lace cookie 

    Classic Chocolate Layer Cake

    Chocolate butter cake with chocolate fudge icing and chocolate buttercream. Finished with chocolate icing, chocolate cookie crumble, fresh whipped cream, raspberry sauce, fresh berries, & a cookie.

    Coconut Buttermilk Chess Pie

    Buttery rich short dough crust with buttermilk, coconut custard filling.

    Served warm, topped with our house made toffee caramel ice cream, garnished with toasted coconut, almond lace cookie, mango sauce & fresh fruit.

    Empire Chocolate Souffle

    Classic chocolate souffle baked to order, powdered sugar, & Chantilly cream.

    Second Empire Key Lime Pie

    Graham cracker crust, creamy key lime custard, whipped cream, fresh blueberries, & blueberry sauce.

    Orange & Pistachio Cheesecake-GF

    Pistachio genoise cake & traditional cheesecake layered with orange curd, toasted pistachio, nut butter, & topped with orange gelee.

    Served with pistachio anglaise, blueberry sauce, & gluten free tuile cookie, & fresh fruit.

    Homemade Ice Cream and Sorbet

    A variety of French-style ice creams and non-dairy sorbets, fresh berries, & a cookie.

    Empire Chocolate Souffle $12.00

    All Other Desserts $10.00


    Amber Atkins, Pastry Chef


    ***Key Lime Pie, Buckwheat Toffee Torte-GF, Chocolate Cake only available as to go options***

    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!