Second Empire Restaurant

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 3 publications
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3 expert recommendations



Wood paneling, muted lighting, and well-spaced tables make for an elegant dining experience in this restored 1879 house. Full review →


Frommer's 33

Among the restaurant's well-prepared menu items are buttermilk-fried quail and arugula salad, steamed local clams with penne pasta, pan-roasted halibut, and grilled Angus beef rib-eye. Full review →


Gayot 13.0

His menu changes frequently, offering such starters as a butternut squash and braised duck leg salad that includes roasted golden beets and kohlrabi, and a cioppino made with coastal Carolina shrimp. Full review →

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