Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern

330 Hillsborough St. RaleighNC27603
Payment Methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Cash
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Second Empire Restaurant is a American, Seafood, and Breakfast restaurant where most Menuism users came for a romantic date, paid more than $50, and tipped more than 18%.
by menuism on April 20, 2017 from menuism


Know Before You Go: For a first-hand kitchen experience, call ahead and reserve the chef's table where you can watch the workings of the Second Empire staff. (Advanced reservations required.)
by ezlocal on December 10, 2013 from ezlocal
Save Money: For a look at the Dodd-Hinsdale house at half the price, dine downstairs at the more casual Tavern.
by ezlocal on December 10, 2013 from ezlocal

Editorial Reviews

Wood paneling, muted lighting, and well-spaced tables make for an elegant dining experience in this restored 1879 house. The menu, which changes seasonally, has a regional flavor. The food is intricately styled so that colors, textures, and tastes fuse. Previous standouts have included pan-roasted sea scallops served with grits and applewood-smoked bacon and five-spiced duck confit with green...
by fodors on April 09, 2015 from fodors
Second Empire Restaurant Review:
Among the most elegant restaurants in the city, Second Empire occupies a restored “Second Empire Victorian” mansion. Refined details include an ornate hand-carved staircase and white linen-draped tables set with Christofle and Villeroy & Boch, and chef Daniel Schurr lives up to the high expectations the atmosphere suggests. His menu changes frequently, offering such starters as a butternut...
by gayot on August 28, 2013 from gayot
The restored 1879 Second Empire Victorian mansion that houses the restaurant may be the most elegant restaurant setting in the city. Such details as an ornate hand-carved staircase and white linen-draped tables set with Christofle and…
by Citysearch on August 09, 2012 from Citysearch
Located in the restored Dodd-Hinsdale house, this tavern offers upscale drinks and casual food in a warm atmosphere.:
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Located in the lower level of the renovated mid-Victorian Dodd-Hinsdale house, this bar and restaurant is a favorite for after-work cocktails and light meals. Resembling a wine...
by by Contributor at Citysearch on August 01, 2006 from Citysearch

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The Ultimate Dining Experience in an Elegant yet Relaxed Atmosphere:
Located in downtown Raleigh?s historic Victorian Dodd-Hinsdale House (circa 1879), Second Empire combines history, atmosphere, exceptional service and gourmet cusine for an unforgettable dining experience. Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern features our award winning Contemporary American Cuisine in two dining atmospheres. Upstairs enjoy the ultimate dining experience in an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere of charm and grace. Downstairs in the Tavern and beautiful Atrium room enjoy a lighter fare menu and more casual environment. The Capitol Room, Raleigh Room, Pine Room and Atrium Room...
by CITYSEARCH on July 18, 2013 from CITYSEARCH