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  • Address:
    2 Columbus Circle, 9th Floor
    Museum of Arts and Design
    New York, NY 10019
    Columbus Circle
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Robert Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.robertnyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 299-7730
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch (Weekends Only): 11:00 - 3:00 Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Small Plates, Drinks and Desserts: 3:00 - 5:30; Dinner: Wed-Sat: 5:30pm - 12:00am; Sun-Mon: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Tue: 5:30 - 11:00pm

    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm;

    Appetizers, Drinks and Desserts: 3:00 - 5:30

    Dinner: Wed-Sat: 5:30pm - 12:00am;

    Sun, Mon: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

    Tue: 5:30-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Luisa Fernandes
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Entertainment, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz Every Night of the Week!

    Jazz Trio Sunday brunch 12:30 - 2:30pm
  • Special Events & Promotions: Celebrate your wedding or special event at Robert as you overlook Columbus Circle, Central Park and Broadway through our floor-to-ceiling windows. Dine on classic, modern American fare. Create the experience of a lifetime with our event planners and culinary team. At Robert, our focus is on surpassing your expectations. Leave every detail and element to our knowledgeable staff.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th Avenue & Broadway
  • Public Transit: A,B, C, D & 1 trains to Columbus Circle, N, R, Q & W trains to 57th St and 7th Avenue, and F train to 57th St and 6th Avenue. M5, M7, M10, M20, M30 and M104 buses to Columbus Circle at 59th St or 57th St and 8th Avenue.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: World Parking Garage - 1 Central Park West (60th St), ICON Columbus Circle Parking - 330 W58th St (between 8th and 9th), Central Parking at the Time Warner Center, 345 W58th St (between 8th and 9th), and Champion Parking, 225 W58th St (between 7th and Broadway)
A word from Robert
Robert is a modern American restaurant housed within the Museum of Arts and Design with an amazing view of Columbus Circle and Central Park. Enjoy dinner and a bottle of fine wine from our collection in our beautifully designed dining room. Have a seat in our lounge next to our baby grand piano and sip one of our cocktails.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "A beautiful room with great views, even if not at a coveted window table overlooking Central Park. Piano music in the background was a lovely touch. My dinner choice, Branzino, was excellent. However, my dining companion chose the Hudson Valley duck and found it to be inedible, so chewy she literally couldn't get it down. The restaurant was very gracious in accepting her judgment and offering her a substitution. She chose the salmon and found that to be very much to her liking. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Make sure you do the reservation in advanced (3weeks) to get a nice view otherwise you are going to end up looking a wall. The coctails are not good. This was my first and last time in this restaurant"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I have been here about 10 times and must say the food is always consistent. The Bacalao is an amazing dish thx to the greta chef Luisa Fernadez. My only complaint is the prices are on the high side = the line list is very limited and very expensive."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "This was our first visit to New York and our special treat for our last night. Robert totally lived up to our expectations. We had a window table and the view was spectacular - sunset over Central Park. The food was scrumptious and our waiter was wonderful, very efficient and full of fun. The pre-meal cocktails were also very good."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I am a concierge/customer that loved sending people as well as treat myself to a nice meal and service. I was very disappointed this last Friday when I went on a date. Although waiter, staff and Manager made a great effort to make sure i was taking care off during my time there, everything went out of the window by the end of my meal. After paying the check, I went to the restroom. On my return, I found out my friend was asked by the hosted to leave the table and move to a different area. He was in shock but was picking his stuff to move as he was asked. I told him not to worry and that we will leave the table shortly. Host came a second time and ask me to leave as well. At that time, I just simply told her to please wait a moment."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Had a wonderful experience at Robert. It was a special occasion and assured by coming early we would be able to get a window table which we did. The view was spectacular, the food excellent and service as well. Knowing it was a special event, the restaurant went out of their way to make the night special. Would recommend."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This dishes are as beautiful as the view of Central Park and Columbus Circle. The piano and guitar music was a pleasant addition. Prices are very good for a top New York restaurant."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "This is my favorite restaurant. I love introducing my friends and family to this very special restaurant. The food is delicious, the ambiance elegant and modern, the view spectacular, and the staff warm and friendly, professional and welcoming. I return over and over again."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I've always been for lunch and brunch and the service has always been very good, the food is above average, and of course the view is exceptional."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I have been here several times and always enjoyed the food, ambience and service. This time I took two friends who had never been before, but was unable to impress them with the view which I understand must be booked a month in advance."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "My friend and I went here on our recent visit to NYC on the recommendation of a local. We were not disappointed! The view was phenomenal and only got better as the sun went down. There was live music (pianist and upright bass) and the food was WONDERFUL! Our server was very attentive and full of suggestions as was the host. I got two birthday desserts (thankfully no singing) and overall it was just a marvelous experience. HIGHLY recommend going here."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Delicious food, outstanding service and jazz pianist to set the mood as you take in the views of Central Park West."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "A beautiful space with stunning views, top flight service and food that appeals. Looking forward to returning soon."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Had brunch and the best table near the window so it was if we were sitting in the air over Columbus Circle. Wonderful views!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Overall was a really positive experience. The view even not close to the windows was great and the staff did a great job. The food was spot on and the drinks were well done. The Jazz band was a nice touch and the location was spectacular"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I loved everything about this place. Food was amazing not to mention the view. definitely recommend this place"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Absolutely a must!! The service was great the suggestion for the wine right on. Most of all the view spectacular. Without hesitation we would go back."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "we had omelettes, fritattas, and ricotta pancakes. All very delicious, plentiful, but not overfilling. Coffee was readily available. Service pleasant and attentive. Wonderful decor and rhe view was spectacular. Recommend reserving a table if you want to sit bynthe window. A definite revisit is in order."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Nice view to Central Park, great food, great wine."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "With a fantastic view of Columbus Circle, Central Park West, and the SW corner of Central Park, Robert offers excellent food and service with an ever-changing Manhattan scene."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I dined at Robert for the first time this week. What a pleasant surprise. The food presentation and taste was amazing. The views of Columbus Circle and Central Park were great!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The food was delicious, the waiter was really nice and thoughtful, we never missed anything. The manager came by our table to see if everything was okay for us. They brought us littles tapas we didn't ordered just for tasting it. If you have a chance to eat by the window, the view is gorgeous."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Food was amazing, service was great, had a great night"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Food was mediocre. Our server was lovely but supporting staff was weak -- brought incorrect orders& seemed constantly confused. Only one working toilet for a dining room that seated 100+ diners!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "You will taste an unforgettable dining experience in every fashion, dining, service & view A must-go"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "The best thing about Robert was the view -- our table was at the window overlooking Columbus Circle -- & the food & service were good, but the noise level was DEAFENING. A jazz trio played about 75% of the time & during their sets we couldn't converse. The relatively small L-shaped room had nothing to absorb the sound, so it reverberated endlessly. A duo of piano & bass would have been okay, but the 3rd man, an energetic drummer, made an intrusive attention-getter out of what should have been background music. In addition, there was only one working unisex toilet for the whole crowd -- UGH! If both these things were improved, my rating would go up astronomically, but until then, I wouldn't recommend it."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I have been to Robert over the past few months only to see and taste it's decline each and every time! By far this past experience was the last for me! I have never experienced such poor service in a restaurant especially of this supposed caliber. After paying the bill and being asked how everything was by the manager, I expressed my feelings only to be told that he was sorry and hope our experience next time will be better! If I ran my companies like this restaurant, I wouldn't be employed to run a company as there wouldn't be one to run!! Poor Robert!!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Robert is on the 9th floor of the Museum of Design at Columbus Circle with a view of Central Park and Columbus Circle. I had the seared duck with a parsnip puree that was roasted and then pureed with butter and cream. Roasting added the extra flavor and sweetness. It was marvelous. We also ordered the grilled octopus with chorizo, tuna crudo, clams, funky flavors of ice cream for dessert and a tapioca with cilantro and mint. They served soft, rosemary bread sticks with salt and great cocktails, although no cheese stuffed olives for the martinis. The service and food were perfect. The noise volume of the dining room was very good. We were able to talk quietly without hearing the tables near us. It had a modern and colorful decor. Go."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "A fabulous restarant in every way for any kind of meal"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Though we tend toward more moderately priced eateries on our visits to NYC several times a year, we've taken to thinking of Robert as our preferred "special" place - for the inventive menu, solicitous and suave service, and of course the view. We also love visiting the Museum of Architecture and Design - very much including its interesting street-level gift shop. For us it's a worthy splurge (though for others the prices probably seem NYC status quo). If you reserve through Open Table, don't fail to call in person, too, and register your hope for a window table with a live person - which is the only way to get one, and well worth the extra bit of effort."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Requested a window table when using Opentable to reserve. When we got there, we were told that we needed to confirm the window table via a telephone call which they mentioned is on the restaurant's reservation website. Opentable didn't mention this. It would be better to just book directly with the restaurant."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We were fortunate to have been seated at a window table as requested...there are just a few for two people. The restaurant suits me. I've been many times, and combined with the outstanding museum on the floor below, it's a perfect venue for both a good meal and an exhibit. The food prices are appropriate for the room. The wines are affordable and the by the glass list is extensive. With all the glass, the natural light is something that most restaurants can't offer. As I said the restaurant just suits me fine."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The most special part of Robert was the view. The food was fair, not great."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Ive had lunch twice here in the last month and found the food and service to be very good...I think the ambiance is really what makes this place special-great views of the park and Columbus Circle from many windows.... Appetizers and desserts very delicious and attractive. Salad menu a bit limited-wish there were more choices in that category..."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Es un lugar ideal para cenar o almorzar, con una vista divina y un ambiente super cool. Mi hija adolescente estuvo feliz y nosotros mas"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Reliably good in food, service and ambience. The tuna crudo was really delicious. Definitely we will be back."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Its a great place to show New Yorks best side (upper West Side). Very good food and this time we got a great table. The last table south/east. Our guests from Carmel was duly impressed"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The location is really nice, you can enjoy your lunch in a modern and relaxing atmosphere with a great view of central park. The food is tasty and the service is very kind. Suggested."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "This is my favorite restaurant. We had a delicious prix fixe lunch. We were able to talk without being rushed, and of course the view is spectacular. My friends want to return again very soon."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I made a reservation with Robert, and told then it was an anniversary dinner for me and my girlfriend. They really pulled the stops, and offered incredible service. Not to mention amazing food! Definitely try the lamb. Highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/30/2014