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

    Roasted Pennsylvania Duck Leg & Toasted Pearl Barley Salad

    crispy phyllo, pickled beets, irish cheddar, roasted rutabaga, frisse, kabocha squash puree, horseradish orange sauce $14

    Grilled Georgia Quail

    creamy black eyed pea & dried apples, toasted cornbread, smoky tomato puree, corn slaw, ginger molasses vinaigrette $15

    Empire Jumbo Lump Crabmeat Salad

    black beans, crispy fried plantains, avocado, jicama, poblano, cotija cheese, mango, gem lettuce, radish, cilantro crema dressing $16

    Local Blue Sky Farms Tender Greens Salad

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

     Crispy Point Judith Calamari

        lightly seasoned cornmeal flour, creamy roasted pineapple lime dipping sauce $12

    Roasted Madagascar King Prawn & Crispy “Pepsi-Cola” Pork Belly 

    creamy irish cheddar cheese grits, sweet & sour savoy cabbage, leeks, butternut squash salad, dried cherry poblano jus  $15

    Autumn Hinsdale Salad

     tuscan kale, gem lettuce, belgian endive, dried apples, granola, roasted butternut squash, beets, raspberry vinaigrette  $13

    Classic “330” French Onion Soup

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

    Soup du Jour   $12



    Pan Roasted Chilean Verlasso Salmon* 

    roasted brussel sprout & jasmine rice stir fry, kabocha squash puree, toasted coconut salad, ginger & roasted pineapple jus $26

    Pan Roasted Black Angus Beef Filet*

     creamy saffron & smoked mushroom risotto, roasted broccolini, braised escarole, parsnip puree, celery root slaw, madeira & raisin jus $49

    Grilled Moroccan Seasoned Springer Farm’s Chicken Breast

    sauteed brown basmati rice & napa cabbage, asparagus, bacon red onion jam, sun-dried tomato salad, celery root & roasted mushroom jus $25

    Citrus & Rosemary Grilled Swordfish

    cannellini bean & smoked pancetta ham, grilled radicchio, green olive tapenade, roasted root vegetables, fennel raisin white wine cream sauce $26

    Grilled Beeler Farms Iowa Pork Chop 

    creamy corn & shitake mushroom bread pudding, collard greens, ham hocks, apple butter, roasted celery root, smoked bacon cider vinegar jus $27

    Empire Seafood Paella

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

    Roasted Five Spice Pennsylvania Duck Breast*

    sauteed polenta & wild rice cake, fontina cheese, wilted spinach, cauliflower, butternut squash, almonds, orange star anise port wine jus $29

    Sautéed New Bedford Sea Scallops

    roasted butternut squash & grilled shrimp risotto, bok choy, green apple & pear salsa, arugula, new castle brown ale reduction $28

    Grilled Australian Lamb Rack*

    fingerling potato & gruyere cheese gratin, sauteed spaghetti squash, baby carrots, beet salad, roasted turnip & red wine sauce $36

    Braised Mississippi Rabbit & Rigatoni Pasta   

    sun-dried tomatoes, grilled red onion, english peas, zucchini, oyster mushrooms, tuscan kale, stagianato cheese, grain mustard cream $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!