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 Roasted Latin Seasoned Duck Leg Salad

    crispy phyllo cup, beets, rutabaga, corn, belgian endive, fingerling potatoes, kabocha squash puree, english pea vinaigrette $17

    Roasted Bay Scallop & Pecan Smoked Trout Salad

    orange scented wild rice & jicama, grilled oyster mushrooms, avocado cream, belgian endive, dried cranberry vinaigrette $15

    Savory Red Wine Braised Oxtail Crepe

    roasted leeks & maitake mushrooms, sautéed spinach, cumin scented butternut squash puree, fennel slaw, rutabaga, star anise thyme jus $15

    Local Blue Sky Farms Tender Greens Salad

    curly leaf lettuce, oak leaf, bibb, frisée, radicchio, belgian endive, dill, dijon mustard shallot vinaigrette $13

     Crispy Point Judith Calamari

        lightly seasoned buckwheat & cornmeal flour, creamy roasted pineapple lime dipping sauce $16

    Grilled Latin Seasoned Prawn & Crispy “Cheerwine Braised” Pork Belly

    sautéed brown basmati rice & grilled pineapple, braised bok choy, curry cauliflower puree, jicama, cucumber, coconut milk, vera cruz sauce  $16

    Empire “330” Greek Salad

    iceberg lettuce, gem lettuce, feta cheese, olives, grape tomatoes, pepperoncini’s, cucumbers, croutons, red onions, zesty garlic dressing   $14

    Classic “330” French Onion Soup

    caramelized spanish onions, gruyere cheese, toasted herb croutons, rich broth  $13

    Soup du Jour   $13



    Marinated Grilled Kvarøy Arctic  Salmon* 

    basil pesto & grilled oyster mushroom risotto, napa cabbage, celery root, black eyed peas, plum tomato & port wine sauce $26

    Grilled Citrus & Rosemary Springer Farm’s Chicken Breast

    toasted hominy & quinoa, collard greens, maitake mushrooms, spaghetti squash, carrot curry slaw, fennel port wine jus $25

    Grilled Beeler Farms Iowa Pork Chop 

    fingerling potatoes & chorizo sausage mash, sautéed spinach, creamy celery root vegetables, roasted pineapple & chipotle madeira jus $27

    Grilled Carolina Mountain Trout

     cannelini beans & braised lamb shank ragout, collards, spaghetti squash, parsnip puree, creamy apple & pecan salad, ginger fennel & cider jus $26

    Empire Seafood Paella

     steamed mussels, clams, scallops, seasonal fish, shrimp, saffron rice, chicken, chorizo sausage, stagionato cheese, herb fumét $28

    Roasted Pennsylvania Duck Breast

    hickory smoked oyster mushroom & saffron risotto, bacon, bok choy, roasted baby carrot salad, star anise & orange reduction sauce $36

    Pan-Roasted Swordfish 

    creamy ricotta & green olive polenta, harissa roasted broccolini, kabocha squash compote, grain mustard & poblano cream $28

    Grilled Australian Lamb Rack

    braised savoy cabbage, tide water N.C. gold rice, butternut squash, english peas, roasted pear salad, roasted red pepper & rosemary white wine jus $38

    Mustard Braised Rabbit Leg Meat & Penne Pasta   

    bok choy, zucchini, french beans, snow peas, edamame, shitake mushrooms, butternut squash, peppadew peppers, braised jus $26

    Chef Daniel Schurr

    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!