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 email@example.com
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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Robust Ratings and Reviews
My friend and I had a nice dinner at Rob ...
My friend and I had a nice dinner at Robust. We loved the small plates we ordered—the asparagus and smoked chicken flatbread. The best part though was the cocktails. She ordered their twist on the margarita with sparkling wine, and I got the Love Potion. Both were light, refreshing, and delicious.
We had a wonderful experience at Robust. ...
We had a wonderful experience at Robust. Our server was John and he was great!
We were celebrating a job promotion and a girls night out. The food was great. A little
on the pricey side but it was fun! Will definitely recommend to friends for a great night out and
very good wine!
We had an excellent experience overall. ...
We had an excellent experience overall. Most wine was dead on arrival but that is what you expect in a wine bar. Wish we could find wines from Anderson Valley, ca. Handley, Elke, Toulouse to name a few. I found an amazing wine from the take me to bed flight. We ordered three more glasses and they were corked. It's customary to taste a new bottle before you serve it to your customers. Our wonderful waiter, Joshua, brought our wine from another bottle. The food was amazing. Loved the charcuterie and the cheese dishes. My crab cakes were amazing and my wife's and her friends prefix was great. Deserts were better than most restaurants in STL. We are from SF Bay Area and paid 1990 Bay Area prices. Not bad but much higher for some of the dead wine we tasted. We will be coming back and looking forward to it. Keep up the good work and thanks for excellent service Joshua.
First time visit and we were blown away. ...
First time visit and we were blown away. Wait person was superb and took care of food allergy issues. Chef modified dishes to leave out garlic or put the sauce on the side. Wine list extensive and our selections were served at the right temperature. Food was excellent without exception. We went because it was near our theater and will absolutely visit again.
Josh was excellent wait staff, noise lev ...
Josh was excellent wait staff, noise level to high by a group that overtook the bar area. Was not conducive to enjoying a $150 dinner. Other patrons moved as soon as they heard the noise.
Management should have-could have ushered them into a different area. Food quality was superb. Will come again.
Im not easy to impress when it comes to ...
Im not easy to impress when it comes to resturants and food. I'm very picky!!The food was amazing! I had scallops and they were perfect. Atmosphere was wonderful and the server was too. I will most definitely be going back. I highly recommend this place.
This is a great place to share items. I ...
This is a great place to share items. It has a varied and unusual menu. As we were new to the restaurant, the waiter was attentive throughout our visit. He carefully explained the unusual menu (the food was sandwiched in the wine and drink menu), which was very helpful. Each night has wine or wine flight specials. A section of the space is a wine shop, with some wines promoted with special prices there also. The food was good, particularly the snapper.
The food was quite good. The manager was ...
The food was quite good. The manager was pleasant and we were seated right away. But the service was terrible. The waiter did not come to our table until we'd been sitting for 10 minutes and it took an hour to get the food. We had a relatively simple order--a few small plates. He didn't check on us and didn't seem apologetic given the obvious delays in receiving our food. Then he accidentally charged our card for the table for 4 next to us, so that our card had 2 charges. Good food, terrible and slow service.
Our server was quite knowledgeable on wi ...
Our server was quite knowledgeable on wines and beer even making suggestions based on our preferences. He was helpful in suggesting gluten free options that we could share and have a well rounded meal. Everything was delicious. Try the shrimp and grits despite any preconceived notions you have on grits!
Recent Saturday night dining. Placed at ...
Recent Saturday night dining. Placed at bistro table in area of wine shop. A little tight spacing. My wife and I shared a few small plates, cheese and crab cakes, as well as each had a bowel of chowder. All were tasty. Enjoyed a moderately priced bottle of red wine as well. We have visited about a half dozen times and will continue to return, although high bistro seating is getting a little tougher for us 65+ seniors!
I love this place! It gets crowded (bec ...
I love this place! It gets crowded (because it is so good!) and all that customer traffic means everything's a little noisier, a tad slower. Worth any bother, though--the food is delicious every time, well-prepared, and well-presented! The wine pairings are good and the servers I've encountered there really seem to have a decent knowledge of wine and can discuss it meaningfully. The staff is always friendly and welcoming, from the front door to the back room. I consider it a little pricey yet I feel it was a good/very good value for weekend dining. The weekday pricing specials are a very good/excellent value.
Out food and wine were wonderful. Our s ...
Out food and wine were wonderful. Our server was very rude. We had a large party but the place was not crowded as it was a Tuesday night. I have always loved this place but would not want to come back and risk getting that same server. He was completely rude and short with our entire party as if we were a bother to him. He needs more training and customer service skills.
We did not enjoy our experience at Robus ...
We did not enjoy our experience at Robust. Definitely won't be back for dinner. Possibly wine at the bar if someone asks us to meet there. Otherwise, no thanks. The host was more than pleasant and polite upon our arrival, unfortunately he was quickly interrupted and overpowered by our ridiculously rude waitress. She was inattentive and just plain rude from start to finish. We arrived a little before 5:30 and were one of about 3 or 4 tables in the whole place. However, we waited so long for everything that we didn't get to leave the place until 7:50! The food was nothing to go back for and specifically I was really disappointed when I ordered Robust Chowder with "rock shrimp" and it was served to me with AN overcooked Baby Cocktail Shrimp. That's false advertisement and not what we paid for....The place was a joke in my opinion
We were pleasantly surprised. Robust is ...
We were pleasantly surprised. Robust is in a strip mall which is an iffy proposition in itself, but the dining experience far exceeded our expectations. They have an excellent wine list, feature local sources, and provide very good value. Next time we are in St. Louis we will return.
Food and drinks were fine... Nothing spe ...
Food and drinks were fine... Nothing special. The servers were nice, but the hostess was rude and acted annoyed because we didn't want to sit at the bar to eat. They were busy and possibly overbooked(?). I would go back for a drink, probably wouldn't do the whole reservation/dinner again.
I had made a reservation more than a wee ...
I had made a reservation more than a week ahead of our dinner for 5 people. We ended up at a table for 4 with a chair stuck at the end of the table. Our server seemed more concerned with setting up a larger table than taking care of us. Wine was very good. Food was good but overpriced.
Robust Wine Bar in Webster is a great pl ...
Robust Wine Bar in Webster is a great place for dinner. Nicely prepared and presented dishes expertly paired with wine suggestions from very good wait-staff. Good selection of small sharable plates along with few substantial selections for a full dinner. Very good attentive but not smothering waitress kept the selections moving along. Save room for deserts. Convienient free parkeing nearby. Indoor and outdoor seating available.
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.
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