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

  • The Restaurant at Second Empire

    Uptown in Downtown Raleigh!
    The Ultimate Dining Experience in an Elegant yet Relaxed Atmosphere

    Located in the elegantly restored Dodd-Hinsdale house (circa 1879), Second Empire combines history, atmosphere, and gourmet cuisine for an unforgettable dining experience.

    The Dodd-Hinsdale House

    To get a flavor of what we’re about, take a tour of the house. Let your palate guide you to our recent menu and wine list. Please call us for information on upcoming wine dinners.

    Second Empire - Main Dining Area

    Next, stop by our tavern and see what’s on tap. This exposed brick cellar may pique your interest about the history of the circa 1879 house. We also have a wonderful atrium and outdoor seating on the front porch!

    If you’re looking for the perfect spot to entertain clients, customers, or just friends and family, let us show you our private dining facilities. We can accommodate everything from small dinners to receptions and business events. Second Empire is also the perfect setting for an elegant wedding, reception, rehearsal dinner or bridesmaid luncheon.

    As a special opportunity, how would you like to dine in the kitchen at our special Chef’s Table.

    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