Second Empire Restaurant  


(919) 829-3663

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

  • Dine In The Upstairs Formal Room Or The Tavern Offers A Lighter More Casual Dining Experience
  • Special Events, Private Dining, Weddings & A Chef's Table That Seats Up To 8
  • New "Wine Dinner" Part Of The Wine Educator Series