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

    Ahi Tuna Tartare

    crispy napa cabbage & shiitake mushroom spring roll, kabocha squash puree, cucumber salad, mango, spicy mayo sauce $17

    Braised N.C. “Painted Hills” Short Rib

    butternut squash & quinoa salad, grilled radicchio, feta cheese, phyllo & leek cigar, pickled egg, rutabaga slaw, cucumber yogurt sauce $14

    Empire Style Cioppino

    roasted plum tomatoes & red onions, grilled octopus, clams, king prawns, chili flakes, mussels, fennel, garlic & oregano broth, sourdough bread $15

    Local Blue Sky Farms Tender Greens Salad

    curly leaf lettuce, oak leaf, bibb, frisée, radicchio, belgian endive, dill, dijon mustard shallot vinaigrette $12

     Crispy Point Judith Calamari

        lightly seasoned cornmeal flour, creamy roasted pineapple lime dipping sauce $13

    Braised Asian Oxtail & Pork Dumpling

    stir fried french green lentils, tofu, oyster mushrooms, roasted leeks, mango salsa, napa cabbage, watercress, citrus red wine vin  $14

    Hinsdale Salad

     gem lettuce, dried cherries,  sunflower seeds, radish, fried edamame, croutons, stagionato cheese, pancetta crisp, creamy lemon dressing   $13

    Classic “330” French Onion Soup

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

    Soup du Jour   $12



    Marinated Grilled Kvarøy Arctic  Salmon* 

    creamy ricotta & chorizo stoneground grits, napa cabbage, cantaloupe & jicama salad, haricot verts, ancho chili mole sauce $26

    Grilled Citrus & Rosemary Springer Farm’s Chicken Breast

    smoky bacon & herb polenta, ratatouille, hericot verts, eggplant, roasted cauliflower & pink grapefruit, buttermilk tahini yogurt sauce $25

    Grilled Beeler Farms Iowa Pork Chop 

    creamy roasted kabocha squash & corn risotto, caramelized red cabbage, gem salad, sun-dried tomatoes, smoked bacon cider vinegar jus $27

    Empire Seafood Paella

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

    Roasted Five Spice Pennsylvania Duck Breast*

    roasted leeks & sweet potato casserole, oyster mushrooms, braised savoy cabbage, parsnip puree, fennel salad, ginger prune sauce $29

    Pan-roasted Swordfish & “Cheerwine” Braised Pork Belly

    sautéed grain mustard spaetzle & grilled oyster mushrooms, collard greens, sweet & sour fennel, spaghetti squash, saffron tomato jus $28

    Grilled Australian Lamb Rack*

    sautéed fingerling potatoes & crème fraiche, green olives, wilted spinach, rutabaga puree, roasted broccolini, dried cherry balsamic vinegar jus $36

    Asian Braised Duck Leg & Rice Noodles   

    bok choy. tofu, edamame, snow peas, spinach, red peppers, shiitake mushrooms, zucchini, kabocha squash, cilantro ginger broth $25

    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!