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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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J R C. Nov 6, 2016
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It's the little things that stand between being good and being great... An amazing space, with thoughtful spacing between tables. Excellent acoustics made... (more)
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Matthew W. Oct 17, 2016
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Great food, great service, blah, blah, blah...... However (you knew this was coming) why was I seated at a table, in a chair, that was directly over the... (more)
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Alicia X. Oct 7, 2016
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My boyfriend took me here for my birthday yesterday. We had dinner in the main dining room. I had sooooo much fun! Wow wow wow! That's literally my reaction... (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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