Community focused

Neighborhood Restaurant

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About Restore       
Public House

Restore Public House is a community-focused neighborhood restaurant established in the heart of La Crosse, WI. We are a chef-driven establishment with a modern twist on comfort classics. RPH offers regional dishes made from scratch with local and seasonal ingredients to create an elevated yet approachable and intimate experience for all of our guests. A visit to Restore Public House is an experience to share, savor and repeat as needed.

A space to gather, celebrate, eat, connect, indulge, relax and walk away with a smile on your face.

A place for everyone

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Meet the

Chef

Spencer The Chef
Spencer Schaller

The burly, bearded dude with the “I Heart Mom” tattoo peeking out from the white chef’s coat wants to make one thing clear: La Crosse’s restaurant scene is on fire. ​Originally from Brice Prairie, Wi., Spencer Schaller’s love of the kitchen started before he was old enough to reach the countertops. As a kid he spent much of his time cooking for his large family alongside his mother and grandmother.

At age 19 he threw his parents a curveball and flew the coop for a developing foreign country. Schaller landed Colombia and fell in love with the food, sparking his desire to turn his passion into a career.

Live for the food
AS A KID, HE SPENT MUCH OF HIS TIME COOKING FOR HIS LARGE FAMILY ALONGSIDE HIS MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER.

In 2010, Spencer returned to Wisconsin to jumpstart his culinary career at The Waterfront Restaurant in La Crosse, working his way up from line cook to lead cook. He then expanded his skill set at Husk in Charleston, S.C., moved across the pond to cook at Mews of Mayfair in London, then returned to Wisconsin once again in 2015.

 

His regional cooking history is now peppered with some of the best known restaurants: TWF, Driftless Café in Viroqua, Charmant Hotel. ​Today he’s the head chef at Restore Public House, using his love of comfort food to create unique dishes that inspire nostalgia.

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Owner

The owner Augie Weber
Augie Weber

About the
Owner

When he’s not barrelling down a mountain bike trail or escaping to the northwoods, Augie Weber can be found mixing up elegant entrees in his home kitchen that are likely to rival any fine dining establishment. As a trained chef, dog lover, entrepreneur and enthusiast for helping his hometown grow, Augie created Restore Public House with the goal of delivering an inviting and impassioned experience in his own neighborhood. 

Augie loves spending time with his son, biking, surfing and has a passion for culinary pursuits.

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Our

Location

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1810
State St

1810 State Street has a rich past of culinary expertise. For ten years it invited visitors to enjoy fine dining featuring Italian fare in an intimate and darkly-lit setting known as Kate’s On State. The little building eventually got revamped, gained an outdoor patio and fueled the passion for farm-to-table dining as The Mint Restaurant for four years. Now Restore Public House, 1810 is an adaptation of what we loved about previous experiences mixed with your own flavor and personality.

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