Second Empire

330 hillsborough street, Raleigh, NC 27603 Map · Phone number
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About Second Empire

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 and Tavern. 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 new Atrium Room provide a more casual feel and lighter fare menu without sacrificing excellence. Simply put, a trip to Second Empire is an experience unlike any other.

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15 Reviews for Second Empire

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.2
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    Allison · Married on 09/03/2016

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    Great venue for wedding. Beautiful

    Sent on 09/11/2016
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    Amy · Married on 11/30/2013

    5.0
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    Very helpful with all the arrangement and detail

    Sent on 02/21/2014
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    Carmen · Married on 09/04/2010

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    I couldn't have asked for a more perfect setting for my wedding than Second Empire. Tracy, the Events Coordinator, helped me from the very start to craft my vision of how my ceremony and reception would shape up. The room where we held our ceremony was beautiful, with a bay window just behind the bride and groom, where the light was amazing. The atrium, where we had our reception, was breathtaking - we were surrounded by glass. The photographer couldn't stop taking pictures of the little details in the decor.

    The food was awesome, and yes, we got to eat it! I've now had three wedding guests tell me that when they come back for a visit, they want to go to Second Empire for dinner.

    For smaller weddings, Second Empire would be THE go-to location for a wonderful day.

    Sent on 09/21/2010

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Second Empire FAQ

  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    7
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
    Mansion
    Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer?
    Cake
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Linens

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • Alexanders Studios Wedding Photographers

    I had the pleasure of shooting a wedding at The Second Empire. The staff was incredible, the food was amazing and the venue itself was stunning. I would highly recommend the second empire for your intimate gathering. Stephen Alexander Alexanders Studios

  • Robert F. Filcsik Photography Wedding Photographers

    This is actually such a unique restaurant. Yes, they cater and their food is top of the line which I highly highly recommend. But in addition, the restaurant is amazing! It's a combination of history and elegance. The restaurant itself is in the Dodd-Hinsdale House in downtown Raleigh. Give it a try! You may even book them for your next event!

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  • 330 hillsborough street Raleigh, NC, 27603 See on map
    9198293662 (Phone number)
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