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

    Warm Crispy Phyllo & Roasted Pennsylvania Duck Cigar

    hickory smoked fingerling potato salad, muhammara puree, walnuts, spinach, oyster mushrooms, arugula, fennel & orange vinaigrette $14

    Empire Steamed Clams & Braised Oxtail  

    stagianato cheese, roasted organic carrots, smoked collard greens, bacon, cremini mushrooms, potato gnocchi, corn, garlic white wine broth $15

     Jumbo Lump Crab Meat & Sea Scallop Ceviche

    crispy tortilla, plantain, poblano pepper, pineapple, cilantro, black bean puree, chicharron, honey lime vinaigrette  $16

    Ahi Tuna Tartare

      marinated sea weed salad, cucumber disc, avocado, mango, sesame seeds, cilantro, crispy wontons, wasabi ginger mayo sauce $17

     Sautéed Veal Sweet Breads & Crispy “Pepsi-Cola” Pork Belly

    pan roasted grain mustard & orange scented spätzle, harissa cauliflower, gold beet slices, caper egg salad, apple curry jus  $15

     Grilled Georgia Quail

    roasted corn & plantain pancake, creamy savoy cabbage, leeks, fava beans, butternut squash puree, rutabaga slaw, black currant sauce $15

    Za’atar Roasted Madagascar King Prawns

    creamy herb & mozzarella polenta, spicy tuscan kale, green tomato & mango salsa, arugula, walnut, caper herb & white wine jus $17 

    Empire Baby Mesclun Salad

    curly leaf lettuce, red haze leaf, frisée, radicchio, belgian endive, red oak, fenberg, dill, shallot dijon vinaigrette $12

    Empire Mediterranean Salad

     local blue sky farm lettuce, cucumbers, black olives, feta cheese, tomatoes, chick peas, red onions, roasted red bell pepper zesty dressing $13

    Soup du Jour   $12



    Grilled Citrus & Za’tar Seasoned Chilean Verlasso Salmon 

    ditalini pasta & roasted rutabaga, pancetta ham, garlicky tuscan kale, corn slaw, roasted cremini mushroom & red bell pepper jus $26

    Grilled Black Angus Beef Filet*

     cannellini bean & roasted cremini mushrooms, artisan blue cheese, collard greens, roasted asparagus, beet salad, juniper berry port sauce $48

    Roasted Springer Farm’s Georgia Chicken Breast

    orzo pasta & heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, green olive & mandarin orange salad, wilted spinach, pine nuts, mushroom thyme jus $25

    Grilled Latin Seasoned Barramundi

    duck confit & deviled egg fingerling potato salad, grilled savoy cabbage, muhammara puree, walnuts, broccolini, golden raisin & ginger jus $26

    Roasted Stuffed “Beeler Farms” Pork Chop 

    braised oxtail & dried cherry stuffing, creamy english pea & hominy ragout, napa cabbage, roasted broccolini, white wine rosemary cream $27

    Empire Seafood Paella

     steamed mussels, clams, scallops, seasonal fish, shrimp, saffron rice, chicken, chorizo sausage, stagianato cheese, herb fumét $27

    Roasted Five Spice Pennsylvania Duck Breast*

    smoked plum tomato & saffron risotto, chestnut mushrooms, roasted haricot vert, celery root, radicchio salad, balsamic red wine sauce $29

    Pan Roasted New Bedford Sea Scallops

    white northern bean & artichoke ragout, collard greens, spaghetti squash, pineapple salsa, chorizo & tomatillo sauce $28

    Grilled Australian Lamb Rack*

    roasted butternut squash & basmati rice casserole, chorizo sausage, bok choy, roasted parsnip & rutabaga, ginger lemongrass jus $35

    Pan Roasted Empire Jumbo Lump Crab Cake   

    brown basmati rice & local chestnut mushrooms, bok choy, melon salad, latin spice carrots, grain mustard scallion cream sauce $29

    Grilled Za’tar Seasoned “Free Range” Veal Chop

    sautéed toasted farro & black beans, sweet potato puree, garlicky tuscan kale, spaghetti squash, dried cherry poblano jus $39

    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!