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.
Our Wedding Coordinator, Marilynn Akers, is available to assist you with all of the planning for your special day. Contact Marilynn to arrange for more information or to schedule a showing of our beautiful facility. Begin your new life together with a celebration at Second Empire!
Photo by Shane Snider
This is a beautiful location for any wedding. It's fully of history and romance! I highly recommend having your event here!