Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern


(919) 829-3663
330 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27605
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4:30 PM—10:00 PM


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Fine Dining in Downtown Raleigh: An Unforgettable Dining Experience

Located in downtown Raleigh at the historic Victorian Dodd-Hinsdale House circa 1879, Second Empire combines history, atmosphere, exceptional service, world-class wines, and gourmet cuisine 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 are available for private parties seating up to 55 people or various combination's of rooms for parties up to 300 people. Second Empire is very proud to be the recipient of the DiRoNA Award (Distinguished Restaurants of North America), the AAA Four Diamond Award (the only restaurant in Raleigh to receive this award) and the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 1998.  Second Empire is the destination for fine dining in Raleigh.