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

    Crispy Fried Goat Cheese & Grilled Shrimp Salad

    grilled pineapple & jicama, sundried tomatoes, gem lettuce, frisse, fermented black beans, basil pesto, red onion, chipotle orange dressing $16

    Sautéed Veal Sweetbreads

    apple cider braised french lentils, green tomato & mango salsa, poblano, parsnip puree, spaghetti squash, caper & lemon garlic sauce $17

    Roasted “Cheer Wine” Braised Beeler Farms Pork Belly

    burmese red rice & plantains, cotija cheese & poblano pupusa, rutabaga puree, fennel salad, lemongrass pineapple sauce $16

    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 $16

    Braised Rabbit & Pancetta Ham Crispy Phyllo Cigar

    pickled beets & kabocha squash salad, tuscan kale, grilled oyster mushrooms, belgian endive, balsamic strawberry vinaigrette  $16

    Empire “330” Summer Salad

    burmese red rice, tomatoes, pineapple, bok choy, gem lettuce, bacon, plantains, cotija cheese, peppadews, coconut curry mango dressing  $14

    Classic “330” French Onion Soup

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

    Soup du Jour   $13



    Latin Seasoned Pan Roasted Atlantic Monkfish

    tidewater n.c. gold rice & roasted carrots, bok choy, sautéed leeks, chickpeas, roasted celery root & tomatillo cream $28

    Marinated Grilled Kvarøy Arctic  Salmon * 

    creamy chorizo sausage & bosc pear polenta, balsamic braised red cabbage, roasted broccoli salad, apple curry cream $28

    Grilled Citrus & Oregano Bell & Evan’s Chicken Breast

    creamy sun-dried tomato & oyster mushroom risotto, roasted carrots & rutabaga, tuscan kale & cucumber salad, ginger cider vinegar jus $26

    Grilled Beeler Farms Iowa Pork Chop *

    roasted cauliflower & red pepper casserole, spaghetti squash, collard greens, fennel & grape salad, almonds, rosemary white wine cream sauce $28

    Grilled North Carolina Mountain Trout

     roasted butternut squash & hominy, collard greens, ratatouille crepe, smoked cauliflower slaw, shiitake mushrooms, saffron fumet & caper jus $26

    Empire Seafood Paella

     steamed mussels, clams, scallops, seasonal fish, shrimp, saffron rice, chicken, chorizo sausage, stagionato cheese, herb fumét $28

    Ancho Chili Braised Lamb Risotto

    grape tomatoes, spinach, goat cheese crumbles, diced zucchini, english peas, oyster mushrooms, roasted rutabaga & carrot, stagionato cheese $27

    Roasted Peking Duck Breast*

    sautéed potatoes nicoise style, wilted spinach, parsnip puree, roasted asparagus, grain mustard port wine jus $39

    Grilled Australian Lamb Rack*

    cannellini bean & kabocha squash mash, pancetta ham, napa cabbage, grape tomato & spinach salad, roasted eggplant& curry jus $43

    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!