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Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern

Voters Choice Voters Choice 2016 Our 5 Faves
Categories: Restaurants & Bars, Bar, Downtown, Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week
330 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603
Hours: Tues-Sat 5-10 p.m.
(919) 829-3663
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Avg User Rating: 4 out of 5
Total Votes: 19
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Located in a restored 19th century house (the Dodd-Hinsdale house), Second Empire elegantly combines history, ambiance and gourmet food for an unforgettable dining experience.

Here's an excerpt from David Crabtree's favorite restaurants post: Second Empire is one of my favorites....not only here...but anywhere! Kim Reynolds' magnificent Tavern is warm...excellent dining...great wine list...friendly atmosphere. Great bar minus the hassles.

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Talisha M. Apr 23, 2017
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Great service, okay food, cute place... The place is super cute and historical looking. Great service. They will accommodate anyone and adjust a plate to... (more)
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Daniel L. Apr 13, 2017
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What I would call a real chef's restaurant. The building is great and they are a true full service restaurant, although I wouldn't describe this as an... (more)
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Jessica C. Mar 4, 2017
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My fiancé and I went to Second Empire for my 36th Birthday celebration. We arrived at 7:30 pm for our 7:45 pm reservations, but we weren't seated until 8pm.... (more)
LetsBeFair Dec 22, 2014
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Been in several great restaurants. I gauge these places by comparing them to Harold's in Stormville NY. Harold would call at least 2-3 times and have a personal conversation with you, finding your likes and dislikes and when you finally ate there it was personal. You felt at home, and were treated like never before. Everything about you and the food were special.

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