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

Robert

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.robertnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2122997730x
  • 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: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Robert reviews from OpenTable diners
538 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (463)special occasion (308)romantic (246)great for lunch (184)great for brunch (174)fit for foodies (172)neighborhood gem (113)good for groups (72)hot spot (68)notable wine list (56)late-night find (45)kid-friendly (21)vibrant bar scene (18)great for outdoor dining (5)Show More
  • New York Magic
    PatsFanNYCVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The most unfortunate thing about Robert is that others are beginning to hear about it, and the precious window seats are getting harder to book. Robert is magically situated over Columbus Circle, with sweeping views of upper Broadway and Central Park. The setting alone makes it worth going to. However, if you want great service and a wonderful menu, you can find that here as well. There is no restaurant in New York that seems more appropriate for any special occasion. (Just don't tell anyone else.)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice restaurant
    Ely5
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Nice place!! good environment with amazing live-music!!! However, disappointed because we asked for a window-seat table for two to enjoy the view. Even though those tables were available, the staff did not give it to us...by telling us we would have needed a month of reservation in advance. my girlfriend asked for a refill of bread could not get it because was gone for the day (it was only 8 PM).
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner before a show
    JuniorM1nt
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We reserved a table for 2 and called to request a window table. They said there were no window tables available but noted that it was a special birthday dinner. Luckily a window table became available and they offered it to us since we had to leave for a show anyway. The view was spectacular. We got cocktails and the grilled calamari - light and delicious. I got the filet minion with a glass of Melbec, also delicious. My husband got the branzini. It was OK, but didn't fill him up. He was still hungry when we left. As a birthday treat they brought out 2 tiny bite-size chocolate cookies with tiny glasses of sparkling wine, nice but skimpy. Overall, the prices are too high to leave hungry! If we go back we will be sure to eat first.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Unfortunately, the restaurant has become one of those that don't think need to have good food because of their nice view. Everything we ate was sub-par. I was there in April with a friend and the food was better then. Will never go back there again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome place
    salonso2
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great view, great food, good price. We got a table by the window as requested. We had a salmon burguer and a portobello sandwich. Both were really good. The wines were good as well
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The staff, the food, the view, the drinks, everything was top AMAZING! Loved everything thing about this gem with views of the park and Columbus Circle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patvitt
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Excellent food and the chef, Luisa Fernandes, is the best!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mmacVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casti
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • always good
    karim
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WOW !
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very dissapointed
    RiosVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great View Great Service
    AboveparVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DonnaVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always pleased
    SJTS
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed not to get a park view
    Sarah
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Birthday Site!
    fluteangel
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great view Columbus Circ Central Pk
    tekteech7
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Delicious food, outstanding service and jazz pianist to set the mood as you take in the views of Central Park West.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    A beautiful space with stunning views, top flight service and food that appeals. Looking forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best View!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great brunch
    NYCexpat
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it
    Jess
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I loved everything about this place. Food was amazing not to mention the view. definitely recommend this place
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner
    Brig
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice view
    AnaM
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Nice view to Central Park, great food, great wine.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Robert excellent dining
    James
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food & Views
    GregK
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highliy recommanded
    MarieMitch
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and amazing food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Food was amazing, service was great, had a great night
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful views
    EAC0902
    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!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A fab restaurant
    Joddilly1
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    You will taste an unforgettable dining experience in every fashion, dining, service & view A must-go
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too noisy for me!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very sad day for Robert!
    ess709
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • flawless
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best dining experience in nyc
    Joddilly1
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    A fabulous restarant in every way for any kind of meal
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fave special occasion venue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Book directly with Robert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and great view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was just ok
    LspiegsVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The most special part of Robert was the view. The food was fair, not great.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic