Second Empire Restaurant  

330 Hillsborough St
Raleigh, NC 27603

Uptown In Downtown Raleigh

Imagine a dining experience that combines an atmosphere of classical history and elegance with a selection of cuisine that is as exquisitely unique as it is delicious. Then imagine delighting your senses with a world-class wine selection. Now imagine finding this right here in the Triangle. It's not imagination; it's Second Empire Restaurant. Located in the beautifully restored Dodd-Hinsdale House in downtown Raleigh, Second Empire satisfies the highest standards.

Our delectable menu and polished service have won us the AAA Four Diamond Award, the DiRoNa Award, and the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 1998, ensuring a truly unique dining experience. Our Tavern and Atrium Room provide a more casual feel without sacrificing excellence. Simply put, a trip to the Second Empire is an experience unlike any other.

Join us today!

  • Formal Room & Casual Tavern Available
  • Special Events, Private Dining, Weddings & A Chef's Table That Seats Up To 8
  • New "Wine Dinner" Part Of The Wine Educator Series