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 & Kabocha Squash Phyllo Cigar

    roasted cauliflower & seaweed salad, crispy sweet green lettuce, snow peas, celery root puree, frisse, spicy ginger & english pea vinaigrette $18

    Crispy Duck Leg Confit

    northern bean & tuscan kale, butternut squash puree, horseradish, rutabaga slaw, bacon, dried cherry port jus $18

    Dry Age Black Angus Striploin Tartare *

    sunny side quail egg, capers, beet carpaccio, shiitake mushroom duxelles, spicy cucumber salad, chipotle mango dressing $17

    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 $17

    Steamed Clams & Pork Cioppino

    creamy ricotta polenta, prince edward mussels, shrimp, plum tomatoes, herb cracker, white wine broth  $15

    Empire Spring Salad

    roasted brussels sprouts, dried cranberries, butternut squash, sweet crispy green lettuce, iceberg, spinach, walnuts, pancetta, feta, maple orange vinaigrette $14

    Classic “330” French Onion Soup

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

    Soup du Jour   $13



    Pan Roasted Portland, Maine Sea Scallops

    sautéed amaranth & millet, roasted leeks, kabocha squash, wilted spinach, roasted cauliflower salad, pecans, roasted red bell pepper jus $35

    Grilled Kvarøy Arctic  Salmon * 

    cannellini beans & ouster mushrooms, bacon, braised escarole, celery root puree, grapefruit salad, roasted poblano prune sauce $29

    Grilled Citrus & Oregano Bell & Evan’s Chicken Breast

    bomba spanish rice & eggplant, chick peas, feta cheese, almonds, napa cabbage, butternut squash compote, spice molasses vinaigrette $27

    Bosc Pear & Fennel Braised Black Angus Short Rib

    creamy herb & oyster mushroom polenta, haricot verts, irish cheddar & dried cranberry salad, natural braising jus $33

    Grilled North Carolina Mountain Trout

     rice noodles & roasted broccoli, bok choy, parsnip puree, brussels sprout salad, corn & lemongrass jus $27

    Empire Seafood Paella

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

    Roasted Savory Moroccan Meatballs

    sauteed spinach, creamy root vegetable & zucchini, grape tomatoes, english peas, gold raisins, stagionato cheese, ancho chili tomato jus $28

    Roasted Hudson Valley Breast*

    asian mung bean & roasted root vegetables, butternut squash puree, shiitake mushroom salad, curry savoy cabbage, pineapple red wine jus $39

    Grilled Australian Lamb Rack*

    trio of potatoes & leeks, roasted asparagus, wilted spinach, parsnip puree, apple & fennel salad, white wine olive tomato jus $44

    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!