Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern

8 ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Dessert
100% of 8 votes say it's celiac friendly
330 Hillsborough St
Raleigh, NC 27603

Top Reviews


Celiac

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We went here earlier in the spring and had a good experience. It is not a quick dinner so set aside a lot of time- also seemed to be short of servers.

The food was wonderful and there were lots of options that my celiac husband could eat. The gf bread they gave you was the only thing I’d turn down next time. It’s hard to describe but it wasn’t bread.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Chef is Celiac and has redone the entire menu. Almost all items are gluten free and safe for those with celiac disease.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The restaurant is beautiful, the staff and servers were absolutely lovely, and very reassuring. The chef has Celiac and the majority of the menu is already gluten free. We had an absolutely delicious meal, complete with gf cookies and cream ice cream.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Reported to have dedicated kitchen space
  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Restaurant

Photos


Duck that my celiac husband had
Lamb entree
Gluten free dessert!
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Celiac

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Most items are already GF. I had the seafood paella and orange pistachio cheesecake. It was all delicious.

Updated 6 months ago read full review

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Very celiac friendly. Every appetizer and main course is gluten free, as long as you have them hold croutons if you get a salad. Wonderful experience. Highly recommend.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Completely dedicated gluten-free kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing experience!! The food was incredible and the selection of gluten free choices was surprising. They even brought me homemade fig bread in place of the house bread. The staff was very knowledgeable and the chef even has celiacs. I will definitely be going back. Very high quality food for reasonable price. What a nice night!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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In March 2021 I was told the chef gas celiac disease and so the kitchen is celiac safe! Almost everything on their menu is gluten free and the staff are extremely knowledgeable! They even had fried foods that were gf when I went in April!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent, elegant, special occasion dinner. Chef was diagnosed Celiac and menu adjusted accordingly. Most items are, or could be made, gluten free. Knowledgeable and conscientious staff.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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