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
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  • Second Empire Restaurant and TavernSecond Empire Pictures & Visual Tour

    Join us on a visual tour of Second Empire. View the exterior of the house. Our covered front porch is a favorite pre-dinner cocktail spot. Then come inside for a peek at the graceful dining rooms with their expansive windows and fourteen foot ceilings. Follow the hand-carved black walnut staircase down to the tavern, a cozy brick cellar serving more informal fare and excellent tap beers.

    A Visual Tour of the house:

    To get a sense of the history of the Dodd-Hinsdale house, read about its origins and how it evolved into its present incarnation as Second Empire in Our History.

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    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!

    We would like to thank all of our community, family and friends of Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern for your continued support and loyalty as we all go through these trying times together.

    We tried to offer curbside takeout meals to our community and again, thank you for those of you that supported us during these last few weeks, however, we found that we will be better serving our guests in our beautiful restaurant when we can once again serve you in our way that we have over the last 23 years.

    With that said, we have discontinued the curbside pickup at Second Empire.

    We certainly look forward to once again opening our doors, bringing back our wonderful staff and serving our guests in the near future.

    We will keep you updated on our social media pages and website.

    With Sincerest Gratitude,
    The Second Empire Team