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

    Jumbo Lump Crabmeat & Roasted Pineapple Salad

    spicy cucumber carpaccio, sesame seeds, jicama, plantains & celery root, roasted poblano coconut dressing $19

    Aged Black Angus Striploin Carpaccio*

    herb focaccia bread, roasted kabocha squash & northern bean salad, pickled eggs, feta cheese, arugula, creamy garlic thyme sauce $18

    Crispy “Pepsi Cola” Braised Beeler Farms Iowa Pork Belly

    queso blanco cheese & chow chow pupusa, sweet potato puree, black bean & corn ragout, pineapple salsa, mojo verde sauce $18

    Pan-Roasted Georgia Quail

    saffron jasmine rice & raisins, cashews, creamy spinach, tahini, roasted tomato salad, roasted poblano & black currant vinaigrette $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 Spring Salad

    grape tomatoes, crispy applewood smoked bacon, cotija cheese, gem lettuce, treviso, pecans, butternut squash, chick peas, poppyseed lime dressing $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 $15

    Charcuterie Plate

    serrano ham, duck pastrami, soppressata, salami with pecans, red onion marmalade, dried fruit, chevre spread, chow chow, crackers $23

    Soup du Jour   $14



    Pan-Roasted Sea Scallop & Savory Braised Short Rib

    sauteed asian mung beans & red quinoa, baby bok choy, maitake mushroom, sweet potato puree, mandarin salad, ancho chili curry sauce $39

    KvarØy Arctic Salmon & Jumbo Lump Crabmeat Pinwheel* 

    cannellini beans & roasted sweet potatoes, savoy cabbage, basil pesto, shaved fennel salad, tahini, saffron & roasted red bell pepper jus $31

    Sautéed Chilean Sea Bass

    roasted duck leg & grain mustard risotto, braised escarole, sweet & sour butternut squash, basil & pancetta white wine cream 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 Herb Bell Snd Evans Chicken Breast

    chick pea hummus, tahini, roasted eggplant, ratatouille, tuscan kale, oyster mushroom salad, spicy mango & cilantro dressing $28

    Pan-Roasted Australian Lamb Rack*

    creamy ricotta cheese & basil pesto polenta, wilted spinach, celery root & haricot verts, dried date salad, grain mustard sauce $46

    Grilled Beeler Farms Pork Rib Chop* 

    french green lentils & jasmine rice saute, kabocha squash, sauteed brussel sprouts, sesame, napa cabbage, broccoli & pimento pepper sauce $29

    Roasted Hudson Valley Duck Breast*

    cannellini bean & english peas, roasted baby carrots, tahini, red cabbage, radish salad, ginger orange & fennel jus $39

    Empire’s Signature Roasted Angus Ribeye*

    sauteed yukon gold potatoes & pancetta ham hash, leeks, lemon garlic asparagus, arugula, cremini mushroom sundried tomato butter $64


    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!