It is our desire to light a spark of adventure within you and encourage you to explore and rediscover a passion for life through truly experiencing what wine, food and hospitality are all about.
When you experience wine, you experience life. Wine encompasses a world of history, food, travel, culture, and romance. Whether a novice wine drinker or expert, Robust wants to create an enjoyable and enriching experience that educates each guest to the next level.
Sip wines, sample our tasting plates and shop our wines and gifts. Our menu of artisan cheeses, charcuterie and unique gourmet tasting plates are inspired by our wine selection.
Wines are listed by Robust Factor™ - a friendly format to help you navigate through the vast world of wines. With more than 40 wines by the glass, wine flights, and a full bottle list, choose your favorites or our onsite sommeliers will be happy to accommodate you with a selection.
Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: Dinner 4:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Featuring Chef Eric Brenner
From a small intimate party to a gala wedding, or corporate event, we can create something to remember. Try a cooking demonstration and wine seminar; small plates or buffet with a wine tasting; a coursed and plated dinner paired with the perfect wines and cocktails; or just a drop-off lunch for that important business meeting. We want to bring the Robust Experience to you.
For inquiries or to begin your planning process please contact Chef Eric Brenner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Private Lot approx. 80 spaces on the West side of the Reliable Life Building. Also plenty of street 2 hour Webster parking in front and on East side of building.
Metro Link at Shrewsbury
Private Party Facilities:
The Sommelier"s Table which is our back Dining Room closes off for a Private Room. Accommodates 32ppl sit down or 42ppl for Cocktail style with limited seating. Minimum Food and Beverage spending Mon - Thurs $1,500 Fri & Sat $2,500. During the day Min is $500.
Private Party Contact:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Robust Ratings and Reviews
Our server seemed not to care that we ne ...
Our server seemed not to care that we needed service. He was involved in a conversation at the bar. He was also drying glasses. I made eye contact with him, raised my hand and he nodded. He did not come to the table. My husband did the same thing with the same result. Finally, he came over and said he was involved in a conversation with someone at the bar that he couldn't get out of, no apology extended. From putting the menus and water glasses down, we had no contact with him for 20 minutes. What the heck. That said, our food was delicious.
Great wine list and flights with pairing ...
Great wine list and flights with pairing suggestions for food. Always enjoy eating here
My husband and I love our date nights at ...
My husband and I love our date nights at robust! We are very find of their wine list and pairings. I highly recommend this spot!
We both really enjoyed our dinner choice ...
We both really enjoyed our dinner choices - I had the scallops and my husband had the chicken. Our server was filling in from the other location. It started off well but as dinner progressed, he was less attentive and someone else finally brought our check.
Food and wine outstanding. Our server, Hannah very nice and competent. Will definitely return .
What a gem!
I took my girlfriend to Robust last Sunday evening and it was one of the best dining experiences we've had ever. We shared four plates - pate, salad, cheese and the scallops special, plus ordered a flight of 3 wines (Prosecco, Malbec and a Falanghina). Every single food item was prepared/presented expertly and was delicious in its own way. I don't know if I've ever had better scallops. We loved the wines so much we ended up buying a bottle of each to take with us. We will definitely go back and try some new things. Jenny C, who served us is very knowledgeable and helpful with the wine selection and is a delightful person. Full marks all around!
Very disappointed ...the service was the ...
Very disappointed ...the service was the worst... This used to be a favorite 'Go To' but lately the food, staff and general ambiance is far lacking.... I anticipated that the Mission Taco food truck collaboration would be a hit, but it was a complete miss.... The service was horrible, the drinks were 1/2 the size and cost double.. Food was fair at best and not up to the quality it had been 1-2 years ago... Once again disappointed ....
Love Robust!! Consistent yummy food, ser ...
Love Robust!! Consistent yummy food, service & wine selection. Enjoyed outdoor dining with local live musician on beautiful Webster Groves evening.
A great experience. Lots of shareable ap ...
A great experience. Lots of shareable appetizers and meals made it really fun to share! The wine flights were great!
Every staff member we encountered was ve ...
Every staff member we encountered was very friendly and seemed happy to be there. Spacious accommodation for a party of 7 and all service was prompt. Everything was delicious!
My first time visiting Robust . I enjoyed the Pear 75 and the Chef's Cheese sampler and Chef's Charcuterie Sampler, they're both a must!!!! We had a fabulous waiter, Joshua!!!! The Brick Chicken and The Sirloin Steak need work, neither was seasoned appropriately and the value just doesn't add up. I had a couple drinks and the bartender wasn't that great at making cocktails. I would say the food and drinks were very hit and miss. I would definately recommend the apple cobbler and salted caramel pot de creme as dessert options. This is a nice spot for indoor/outdoor dining. I would definately return to try other items and hangout. The staff is very friendly and attentive.
I believe our servers name was Hannah. S ...
I believe our servers name was Hannah. She was completely amazing! Left us alone when we needed it and also was able to recommend great choices in wine and food. We had a great experience and can't wait to return!!!!
Friends, Great wines and wonderful food
A group of women met at Robust to reconnect and just catch up. We had terrific service including help in selecting wines that exceeded our expectations. The food was perfectly portioned and delicious. The ambiance was relaxed and yet we felt like we were "out on the town". Can't say enough good things about this lovely neighborhood wine bar and restaurant.
Great server, yummy flight of red wine. ...
Great server, yummy flight of red wine. Goat cheese fonduta could have used more goat cheese, but was tasty. Shrimp and grits for dinner was delicious
We enjoyed the food and our waiter was very patient with our difficult wine choice.
Good time had by all
Robust is one of our "go to" places for good food, great wine selection and social comfort. I recommend it for all occasions. This last visit, our server, Hannah, was friendly, helpful and engaging. Great!
Very good food... small plates to share!
Wine list is excellent and servers are very knowledgeable... great neighborhood gem in Webster Groves
A great neighborhood wine bistro. Servers very knowledgable and courteous.
Great food and wine selection. Great atm ...
Great food and wine selection. Great atmosphere for a girls night out or date night. I have always had a great experience!
The chef is genius! We had a cheese pla ...
The chef is genius! We had a cheese plate for an appetizer, shrimp grits and the dinner special as entrees for dessert we had the pretzel chocolate crunch. It was amazing.
First and only
First time eating here and nothing to bring me back. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Atmosphere was terrible, we were seated in their wine shop area. Can't tell if its a restaurant or store. Food was just ok, the price was not worth it, assume they are pricing to meet the high rent of the area.
Always a great eveing
Love stopping her for dinner before the Rep theater! Streak, butternut squash flatbread, scallops, and delicious cheese sampler board
A great St Louis staple. Solid across the board.
When ever I return, I wonder why it has been too long. This is a very solid restaurant with a creative menu, great value, and an excellent wine list.
I was so glad to find this place. The fo ...
I was so glad to find this place. The food was excellent. Get the cheesecake! It's creamy and delicious. Loved the wine bar/cellar ambience. Great wine selection, and we both really enjoyed our wine flights. Our waitress was knowledgeable and delightful, and when we realized we were about to be late for our movie, our cheesecake and check came very quickly.
Good food and wine but service poor
I was having birthday dinner with my girlfriends on a thursday evening. The waiter was knowledgeable regarding the menu, but after ordering our wine and appetizer, he pretty much disappeared. We wanted to order dessert, but waited so long for him to return that we just paid and left.
The Valentine's Day menu was a bit under ...
The Valentine's Day menu was a bit underwhelming. Wine pairings didn't come out with food. Parts of dinner were over and under cooked.
Good wine and excellent food. The duck c ...
Good wine and excellent food. The duck confit was spectacular. Love the chowder.
Overly filled menu, uninspired dishes
The ambiance was nice and that was nice for an early Valentine's Day celebration but my wife and I really like good food. I don't think that we are to the point of being foodies but we have eaten at some spectacular places and grown to realize that price tag and outstanding cuisine don't always go hand in hand. We went with Robust's psudo fixed menu. We both had lobster bisque for starters, she followed with a duck dish and I had steak. I closed with creme brûlée and she with teramazu. None of the dishes were note worthy. We had the wine pairings and we both really liked the Chardonnay that was served with the soup. Also I quite enjoyed my old fashion, but that was about the highlight from a taste perspective.
The best part of Robust was the wine flights!
The food was good but oversalted and they didn't offer enough vegetables on the menu. Our server was not friendly. The wine selection is great with the option to choose one of their preselected wine flights or select your own.
Great food, great service, fun place
We really enjoyed our visit. Be ready to share your food as the plates are designed for that. Outstanding wine list with servers (We were served by Dorian and would really recommend you ask for him (not a dis to the other servers)) well versed in wine options which appeal to the customer's taste.
Not Your Average Wine Bar
We were pleasantly surprised by the interesting wine flights and everyone chose a different tasting. I loved my Bubble Bath...sparkling wine flight and everyone enjoyed their choices. We all felt like the wine flights were a good value. We also ordered several plates for sharing. The mushrooms in the goat cheese were spectacular! We only wished we had more crostini to take advantage of the roasted garlic and onions--this was quickly remedied by our outstanding server. The risotto and scallops were also outstanding. Would definitely recommend this to a friend. We'll be back!
Great atmosphere and delicious food
I've been here lots of times. It has always been great. Good service, great wine choices and very very good food. We always plan on coming back.
I had heard of this restaurant but never had the opportunity to go there. I am very happy that we did go. I met my sister and her boyfriend there along with my wife. We had a great dinner and the food was very good, although it was just a little pricey for what you got. Still well worth it. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. I would definitely go back again.
We went to Robust for NYE and really enjoyed the food and wine. My only complaint would be that the server seemed very rushed and almost bothered if we asked for anything. I know things were busy because of the New Years crowds, but I felt like it hindered our dining experience, especially when you're paying this much for a nice meal. Overall, the food and atmosphere were great. I loved the photo booth outside for the special occasion and I would come back.
Good New Year's Eve Dinner for Two
Food was quite good, waiter was efficient and knowledgeable, New Year's Eve special was a good value at $50 pp. Ambiance is fine and what you'd expect from a nice neighborhood spot, although not extraordinary.
Picked this restaurant for a long lunch ...
Picked this restaurant for a long lunch with a few close friends. We will looking forward to exploring a few new wines and a relaxing atmosphere in which to share some time. This restaurant fit the bill. The multiple wine flight combinations offered choices for each person to try based on their preferences. The food portion sizes were appropriate and delicious. The servers were attentive. And the retail area with wine related gifts and bottled wine sales was a great surprise.
Superb wines, attentive service
With excellent selections of wine flights and various size plates, this is a great place to enjoy time with family and friends, particularly if your group fully embraces "sharing" a meal.
It was an absolutely amazing time. The food was just as beautiful as it was delicious! Our waiter was Stephan, he was on top on everything! We had never been there before and he was so kind in how he guided us through the experience, but never in a pushy way. We were also restricted in time and he was so mindful of keeping the pace without rushing. We cannot wait to go back!!
Good was great! Quaint space and great atmosphere. Service was mediocre. Server was not attentive and has to be tracked down on multiple occasions.
Helpful, knowledgeable server, delicious ...
Helpful, knowledgeable server, delicious food, and great wine. A delightful evening!
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