Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern boasts a unique consensus of quality among diners and critics in the downtown Raleigh area. Located in the Dodd-Hinsdale house, the former residence of one-time Raleigh mayor William H. Dodd, this restaurant is a delight for all the senses. The gorgeous interior inspired the restaurant's name, featuring ornate design accents in the French Second Empire style. True to this spirit, the seasonal menu reflects complex quality, Chef Daniel Schurr utilizing his extensive culinary training to infuse innovative American cuisine with the traditional preparations of French cuisine. While the restaurant could be content with themselves on this winning combination alone, the carefully-curated wine list and photo-ready plating provide a final master's stroke to this top-rated locale. Boasting a four diamond rating from AAA on top of numerous other accolades and awards, Second Empire is a mandatory stop for fine dining foodies passing through the Raleigh area.
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex, discover