Address:N88 W16631 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls Website:hothousetavern.comCuisine: AmericanChef:Darin YenterMood:VibrantPricing:Lunch and dinner entrees, $12-30; Sandwiches and salads, $10-14
Hot House Tavern opened in 2019 in downtown Menomonee Falls’ historic Fire Station No. 1 building. Like its two sister restaurants, Leff’s Lucky Town in Wauwatosa and Revere’s Wells Street Tavern in Delafield, Hot House attracts both casual everyday diners and those celebrating special occasions. The three concepts are owned by Chris Leffler.
Hot House has become a neighborhood meeting spot, especially during the lunch hour, for local business professionals, including employees of nearby Milwaukee Tool and Kohl’s Corp.
“We opened the concept with mostly high-top tables, with the thinking that when you’re walking by a table, you’re still looking someone in the eye, … and if it happens to be a neighbor, coworker or friend, it builds that camaraderie in the community,” said general manager Nick Sanders.