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

    grilled shrimp & goat cheese arancini

    arugula, fennel & orange salad, pistachio nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, arborio rice, smoked prosciutto, balsamic reduction $16

    kvarØy arctic salmon carpaccio*

    chickpea & roasted oyster mushroom salad, corn, feta cheese, grape tomatoes, hard boiled eggs, crispy lettuce, lemon garlic dressing $17

    herb roasted tiger prawn & australian octopus stir fry

    spicy mung beans & chickpeas, tofu, kabocha squash, roasted corn, bok choy, fried green tomatoes, sesame seeds, cashew & molasses vinaigrette $18

    latin seasoned roasted georgia quail

    black bean & chorizo ragout, shiitake mushrooms, plantains, avocado, roasted corn salsa, ancho chili & lime cream sauce $18

    local blue sky farms tender greens salad

    curly leaf lettuce, oak leaf, bibb, frisse, belgian endive, radicchio, dill, dijon mustard shallot vinaigrette $15

     empire autumn salad

    dried strawberries, toasted pumpkin seeds, cucumber, feta, jicama, tuscan kale, gem lettuce, roasted poblano & citrus agave vinaigrette $16

    crispy point judith calamari

        lightly seasoned buckwheat & cornmeal flour, creamy roasted pineapple lime dipping sauce $18

    classic “330” french onion soup

    caramelized spanish onions, gruyere cheese, toasted herb croutons, rich broth $14

    charcuterie plate

    serrano ham, duck pastrami, soppressata with pecans, salami, red onion marmalade, dried fruit, chevre spread, chow chow, crackers $21

    soup du jour   $13



    pan roasted new bedford sea scallops

    sweet potatoes & roasted leek hash, pancetta, tuscan kale, broccoli & celery root, tahini, arugula, balsamic vinegar & orange jus $39

    grilled kvarØy arctic salmon* 

    smoked trout & grain mustard risotto, eggplant puree, sautéed spaghetti squash, tapenade, cauliflower salsa, carrot & roasted poblano cream $29

    sauteed chilean sea bass

    french green lentils & cardamom carrots, turnip puree, napa cabbage, roasted grape tomato salad, pineapple & fennel curry sauce $36

    empire seafood paella

     steamed mussels, clams, scallops, seasonal fish, shrimp, saffron rice, chicken, chorizo sausage, stagionato cheese, herb fumét $29

    grilled citrus and rosemary bell and evans chicken breast

    red quinoa & millet sauté, grilled zucchini, roasted pineapple & grilled red onion salad, spicy english pea & cucumber vinaigrette $28

    pan roasted australian lamb rack*

    roasted mushrooms & pimento pepper risotto, sauteed tuscan kale, fennel & date salad, green olives, smoked bacon & balsamic sauce $46

    grilled beeler farms pork rib chop* 

    chorizo sausage & prune polenta, tahini, harissa roasted rutabaga, wilted spinach, corn slaw, ginger cider vinegar jus $29

    roasted hudson valley duck breast*

    saffron bomba rice niçoise style, pancetta, braised escarole, eggplant puree, asparagus salad, caper & mushroom jus $39

    empire’s signature roasted  angus ribeye*

    crushed yukon gold potatoes & irish cheddar cheese, roasted asparagus, chimichurri, adobo & caramelized onion butter $63



    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

    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!