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

    Citrus & Herb Grilled Shrimp & Crispy Phyllo Salad

    roasted brussel sprouts & mozzarella, root vegetables, butternut squash puree, english pea, frisse, honey curry dressing $14

    Grilled Georgia Quail

    smoked gouda cheese pupusa, sautéed napa cabbage & jicama, heirloom tomatoes, celery root puree, pickled egg salad, tomatillo sauce $15

    Springer Farms Georgia Chicken Ballantine

      french green lentils & cauliflower, mango, jicama, maitake mushrooms, heirloom tomatoes, gem lettuce, ginger orange vinaigrette $13

     Grilled Chilean Verlasso Salmon Terrine*

    poached salmon rillettes & gravlax layers, capers, beets, english pea salad, irish cheddar pimento cheese, shallot port wine vinaigrette $14

    Crispy “Pepsi-Cola” Pork Belly & Smoked Trout  

    savory herb crepe & smoked trout, green tomato, celery root, beet carpaccio, pickled collards, roasted pineapple curry jus  $15

    Roasted Bone Marrow Canoe & Beef Tongue

    crispy yukon potatoes & plantain pancake, mushroom & blue cheese gratin, roasted leeks & arugula salad, red wine jus  $14

     Roasted Harissa Seasoned Madagascar King Prawns

    star anise scented jasmine rice, maitake mushrooms, bok choy, kobacha squash puree, cucumber salad, coconut peanut sauce  $16

    Empire Baby Mesclun Salad

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

    Empire Mediterranean Salad

     local blue sky farm lettuce, cucumbers, black olives, feta cheese, tomatoes, chick peas, red onions, roasted red bell pepper zesty dressing $13

    Soup du Jour   $12



    Grilled Chilean Verlasso Salmon* 

    grilled fingerling potatoes & jumbo lump crabmeat, carrot curry slaw, wilted spinach, haricot verts, grain mustard jus $26

    Grilled Black Angus Beef Filet*

     cannellini bean & roasted cremini mushrooms, artisan blue cheese, collard greens, roasted asparagus, beet salad, juniper berry port sauce $48

    Roasted Springer Farm’s Georgia Chicken Breast

    orzo pasta & heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, green olive & mandarin orange salad, wilted spinach, pine nuts, mushroom thyme jus $25

    Grilled Moroccan Seasoned Barramundi

    creamy pearl barley risotto, smoked pancetta, arugula pesto, grilled asparagus, coconut salad, roasted red pepper & port wine jus $26

    Roasted Stuffed “Beeler Farms” Pork Chop 

    braised oxtail & dried cherry stuffing, creamy english pea & hominy ragout, napa cabbage, roasted broccolini, white wine rosemary cream $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*

    smoked plum tomato & saffron risotto, chestnut mushrooms, roasted haricot vert, celery root, radicchio salad, balsamic red wine sauce $29

    Pan Roasted New Bedford Sea Scallops

    roasted pear & blue cheese polenta, garlic braised escarole, sautéed butternut squash & broccolini, new castle brown ale reduction $28

    Grilled Australian Lamb Rack*

    roasted butternut squash & basmati rice casserole, chorizo sausage, bok choy, roasted parsnip & rutabaga, ginger lemongrass jus $35

    Sautéed South African Red Fish   

    toasted farro & fava beans, napa cabbage, kobacha squash, baby swiss chard, turnip puree, ginger english pea cream sauce $29

    Grilled Za’atar Seasoned “Free Range” Veal Chop

    sautéed toasted farro & black beans, sweet potato puree, garlicky tuscan kale, spaghetti squash, dried cherry poblano jus $39

    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!