First Look: Brett Hull’s Junction House in Wentzville
A former St. Louis Blues legend has opened an exciting new development out west. Overlooking I-70, Brett Hull’s Junction House celebrated its grand opening at 1311 Lodora Drive in Wentzville on Saturday, Nov. 14.
The phrase “elevated sports bar” may get thrown around a bit loosely these days, but that’s exactly what the new restaurant provides with its extensive menu conceptualized by executive chef Bruce Piatek II (Chase Park Plaza, Eleven Eleven Mississippi) and consulting chef Matthew Birkenmeier (Hotel Saint Louis, Quincy Street Bistro).
Starters range from lemon-pepper ahi tuna and beef carpaccio to glazed Brussels sprouts and Hullie’s #16 meatball (Hull’s jersey number was 16), which features a 16-ounce beef, pork and Italian breadcrumb meatball. There’s also a wide selection – spanning many cuisines – of flatbreads, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pizzas, tacos and pastas. Entrees comprise everything from veal marsala and Northern Lights sea bass to a 16-ounce tomahawk rib-eye and brown butter sea scallops.
“Our vision was to redefine casual sports dining in an atmosphere that was different than any other in the surrounding area – a unique environment with fire pits, lounge areas, TVs, and a bunch of great ‘fine-dining’ type food that a lot of people think that you have to go somewhere super fancy and expensive to get,” said owner Keith Horneker. “We wanted to create that type of atmosphere where everyone is having a good time, but still keep it budget-friendly and appealing to everyone. I think that we have far surpassed our vision, and I believe that everyone will be very happy with what we have worked so hard on creating.”
The drinks lineup is equally far-reaching as the food menu, with 25 specialty cocktails in addition to mimosas, bloody marys, sangria, bombs, shots, plus a lengthy wine and beer list. Hull’s premium tequila brand Codigo (he co-owns it with musician George Strait and former Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan) is also on offer and featured in many of the drinks.
In the heart of a rapidly growing 18-acre development called The Junction of Wentzville, the sleek, modern space is massive with close to 10,000 square feet total, which includes a 2,000-square-foot patio and 1,500 square feet of open-air rooftop, along with the remaining indoor space that seats roughly 150 plus a 28-person private room. There’s a full-service bar in each of the three main areas and 55 TVs scattered throughout. There will eventually be live music, likely in the form of acoustic duos and trios.
The restaurant is now open for dine-in and carryout service, and there’s also free delivery to the apartment complex across the street, as well as hotels in the surrounding area. They plan to expand delivery in the future.
The restaurant is also utilizing a new app called Wager Rewards, which gives customers the ability to wager on sports games to win appetizers, entrees, gift cards, apparel and more with the points earned from their previous purchases.
Check out the slideshow below for a peek at Wentzville’s newest restaurant.
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