A short while ago, my wife and I recently celebrated our anniversary here and enjoyed every bit of it. This was our first time at Second Empire and we chose to dine in at the lower level Tavern where you get two different menus. Our server was very knowledgeable and patient while answering our questions. The atmosphere was very elegant as well.
My wife had the halibut on rice and I had the bison short ribs with vegetables. We also tried one of their cheese entrees and key lime pie desert, voted one of the best. We really enjoyed it all. Though we knew the prices beforehand, we felt they were reasonable for such a very special occasion. On the food - lets just say neither of us wanted to share our plates with each other as soon as we started eating. Jokingly afterwards, my wife said if she were not married to me, she would have offered herself up to the chef being the taste was out of this world! :P
Though I originally lived in Raleigh 20+ years, we are glad to know such a good restaurant exists in this town! We will plan to be back again next time!
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