Our Story

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Eat Well and Prosper.

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The Union House Restaurant has always been our special place. We are absolutely honored to continue the Union House fine tradition of providing our guests world class cuisine and service. Our mission and passion is to provide you with an unforgettable dining experience every time you walk through our doors. We will be adding new exciting dishes, wines, bourbons, scotches, and other drinks for you to try while still providing some of your favorite menu items and our award-winning Old Fashioned cocktail. We made improvements to the interior and exterior of the Union House with your comfort and dining experience being of utmost importance which includes the addition of our new VIP room upstairs which seats 50 people. Please continue to enjoy one of the top historical restaurants in Southeastern Wisconsin as we want you also to call it your special place for many years to come.      

 

Since 1861...

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Our story started back in 1861 when a 35-year-old Irish immigrant Patrick Lynch first opened the doors of The Union House Hotel. Located in beautiful Genesee Depot, the hotel was well-known throughout the community and a gathering spot for both locals and visitors. Due to the number of visitors passing through and requests for dining, The Union House kitchen would open around the same time. Adding dining only added to The Union House’s appeal as a meeting place for families, visitors and locals. They could now stay and dine on a meal that would be memorable. 

This is exactly what Patty and Curt Robinson wanted to keep going when they purchased the building and business in 1989. They wanted this to be a historic fine dining restaurant that would continually serve the community and travelers. With their incredible menu, wines and scotch list, The Union House has been named one of the 30 restaurants for over a decade in Southeastern Wisconsin. They were always known for fine country gourmet in a charming, historical setting. Curt and Patty offered The Union House’s dining experience to guests for over 30 years. They truly brought the community together and made guests feel like family.

Early 2020 the Robinson’s decided it was time to pass on their dining legacy to local entrepreneur and philanthropist Jim Lindenberg and his wife Heidi. They have both loved the restaurant for years, and it was an honor for them to carry on The Union House tradition. They were thrilled to announce the hiring of Executive Chef Lissie Vorberg who would carry on as Executive Chef and General Manager along with her husband Nick Vorberg who would come on board as Assistant Manager. Lissie has worked at establishments such as Couquette Café, Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro and previously at the Union House. She also attended culinary school in Chicago. Nick Vorberg grew up in the restaurant industry and was also a star goalie for the Milwaukee Wave. Together both Nick and Lissie are excited to carry on the fine dining tradition and dedicated to continue superior customer service. They along with the whole team want this to be a dining experience you will never forget!