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




    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 Chowder

      purple potatoes, corn, roasted carrot, smoked collard greens, bacon, celery root, leeks, herb cracker, blanquette sauce $15

    Creamy Jumbo Crabmeat & Roasted Broccolini Tostada

    avocado, roasted poblano, black bean puree, grilled red onion, gen lettuce, jicama, cojito cheese, roasted corn tomatillo vinaigrette $15

    Wagyu Steak Tartare & Roasted Bone Marrow Gratin

      grilled herb focaccia bread, capers, cornichons, pickled mushroom & asparagus, arugula, gribiche sauce $16

    Pan Roasted Madagascar Prawn & “Pepsi Cola” Braised Pork Belly

    star anise basmati rice, butternut squash puree, sautéed bok choy, tofu, broccolini, haricot verts, corn, soy, ginger, carrot & coconut curry jus $17

    Marinated Grilled Georgia Quail

    warm toasted farro & mozzarella salad, sun dried tomatoes, portabella mushroom, chick pea puree, green olive & garlic vinaigrette $15

    Asian Pork Shoulder & Foie Gras Dumpling

    spicy mung beans & grilled pineapple, snowpeas, kohlrabi chow chow, napa cabbage, ginger molasses vinaigrette $14 

    Empire Baby Mesclun Salad

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

     Harrington Street Salad

     local blue sky farm lettuce, pickled egg, beets, crispy chick peas, croutons, blueberries, gouda, creamy honey tahini yogurt dressing $13

    Soup du Jour   $12



    Grilled Citrus & Za’tar Seasoned Chilean Verlasso Salmon 

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

    Grilled Black Angus Beef Filet*

     toasted farro  & petite french lentils, harrisa roasted broccolini, collard greens, bacon, tomato pesto salad, pine nuts, poblano madeira sauce $48

    Roasted Springer Farm’s Chicken Breast

    creamy english pea & sun dried tomato risotto, roasted asparagus, cauliflower & kohlrabi slaw, lemon caper butter sauce $24

    Grilled Latin Seasoned Barramundi

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

    Empire Seafood Paella

     steamed mussels, clams, scallops, seasonal fish, shrimp, saffron rice, chicken, chorizo sausage, stagianato cheese, herb fumét $26

    Roasted Five Spice Pennsylvania Duck Breast*

    trifecta potato & leek tart, prunes, gouda cheese, sweet & sour red cabbage, black-eyed pea beet salad, roasted pineapple port jus $29

    Pan Roasted New Bedford Sea Scallops

    creamy yucca root & smoked trout, radish, sautéed collard greens, roasted asparagus, pineapple salsa, roasted tomatillo & chorizo sauce $28

    Grilled Australian Lamb Rack*

    black barley & harissa roasted sweet potatoes, feta cheese, napa cabbage, turnip puree, sautéed haricot verts, apricot curry jus $35

    Seared Ahi Yellowtail Tuna 

    brown basmati rice & local chestnut mushrooms, bok choy, leeks, roasted carrots, jicama melon salad, green peppercorn rutabaga orange jus $29

    Lager Braised Angus Beef Short Rib

    sautéed potato gnocchi, portabella mushroom, tuscan kale, corona bean, root veggies, tomatoes, stagionato cheese, natural jus $27

    Grilled Rosemary Canadian Veal Strip Loin

    creamy ricotta & pancetta ham polenta, ratatouille, wilted spinach, butternut squash puree, dried cherry coco jus $38

    *consuming raw or undercooked meats, seafood, shellfish, eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness

    *these items may be served raw or undercooked


    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!