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Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern

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Second Empire Restaurant
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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Kelsey B. Sep 17, 2017
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I've been looking for a good fine dining restaurant in Raleigh and I think I've finally found one! Second Empire has a cozy but elegant feel with a strong... (more)
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Mark F. Sep 11, 2017
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The flavor of every dish was outstanding!@ Soup, scallops, paella, quail - this food is meant to be savored. Atmosphere is Southern traditional/historic,... (more)
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Viktoriya M. Jun 20, 2017
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What an interesting place!!! Out of all the places in Raleigh this one is the MOST prestige/elite/luxe And, frankly, it sets a standard. The old building... (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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