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
502 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (434)special occasion (276)romantic (225)fit for foodies (168)great for lunch (166)great for brunch (158)neighborhood gem (109)hot spot (75)good for groups (71)notable wine list (52)late-night find (43)vibrant bar scene (15)kid-friendly (15)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • Great food with amazing view
    Peck
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great food priced reasonably for lunch, breathtaking view over Central Park and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Our window table afforded a wonderful view over Central Park and Columbus Circle. The ambience is good for cocktails and dinner. The wait staff were helpful. Mussels must be eaten the day that they are harvested, and we were not sure that this was the case for our mussel starter, which was routine but otherwise acceptable. My duck breast on parsnip mash was cooked to perfection. Pork medallions were tasty, but served on soggy potatoes, detracting from the overall dish. We had about an hour wait for the entree, which was too long. Kitchen seemed overwhelmed, as other diners had the same problem. The wine, a 2011 merlot from Washington, was young but complemented the dishes. Almond cake dessert was v good. Good expressos to finish.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing View
    ClassicVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The view is fantastic, but the food is really good too and the service is quite solid. I have never been disappointed by this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cool spot for beautiful view
    JeremiahRed
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Beautiful view of Columbus Circle, Central Park etc. Cool vibe inside with classy piano jazz and jazzy decor. Great food and cocktails. Exceptional service, and they really made our first anniversary special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ambiance is great! Views are too!
    annok94
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great place, reasonably priced food. There was a man playing the piano which was awesome. Make sure to ask for a window seat, the view of central park/Columbus circle is absolutely amazing. Overall, I recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the view
    WillajaneVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Better choices for food in the area Crowded- sterile space View only from select tables Otherwise you look at buildings and diners Food average Good band though!!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but ..
    EmmaVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Good restaurant, food was good too but they messed up my order and service was slow.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great extra touch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I called ahead of time to reserve a window seat. I mentioned that we would be at the restaurant celebrating my husbands birthday. After our meal a complimentary bite size dessert was brought out with the words happy birthday written on the plate! It was a great special touch and helped make the day even more memorable.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience
    Kstylez
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I was referred by a friend to eat here and I'm so glad I did. Everything was absolutely amazing form the view (I had a beautiful window seat) to the food to the service and overall experience. Just keep in mind if you do want a table by the window which I highly recommend you have to call and reserve it as I did about a week before actually going because everyone and I mean everyone that dines there want a seat by the window to see that gorgeous view. As I arrieved for my reservation the hostess told me people that walked in to eat there were eying my table lol so I'm glad I called to reserve that seat. Amazing place and I will most DEFINITELY be dining there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WANT A WINDOW SEAT
    enjoygoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    You only want to go here if you're visiting New York or have folks in town who have never seen NY. You have to request a window seat 3-4 weeks in advance. If you don't have a window view sort of defeats the purpose of dining here. Anyhow, The food is Good , Average nothing amazing. Our waitress Rosie on the hand was Outstanding. Great Personality and made dining here interesting and fun. The ambiance is nice and you're not on top of one another which is also nice. The had a guy playing piano and a woman singing which was a nice touch. No Bar in the restaurant. They serve alcohol but no where to sit for after dinner.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TomfromNJ
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great service, good food and a terrific view over Central Park. Also, a very nice jazz piano vibe on Saturday evening.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive Views In & Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went for our anniversary and brought the kids (11 n 12). They don't have a kids menu or crayons but if your kids appreciate a cool atmosphere and good food they'll be fine. They have a few pasta items that should have broad appeal with most kids. Everyone loved their food. Although one of my braised lamb cuts was overdone the other was delicious. For me though the prices are high and portions are small so every bite should be perfect. For my plate it wasn't so 4 stars instead of 5. That said we still had a great time and would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sugarboy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    As, before, lunch was excellent and delightful (uncrushed) dining experience and , Oh, the spectacular views!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite venue for guests
    evrgreen1VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Fab service and ambiance Special birthday surprise for our guest on the house. Lovely wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must
    Urbanapple
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Love Robert. My favorite place for delicious food , excellent service and best view!! A must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food Great service Great view
    Mrpmoreira
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Friendly waiters, awesome food, beautiful view and great food! Can't go wrong
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutly FAB
    Joddilly1
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    From beginning to the end A fantastic experience in fine dining
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary surprise
    DLane
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Our waitress was very friendly and helpful, the food was fantastic, the little touches added by the staff made our anniversary dinner special. And, we had a fun chat (at the end of dinner) with the two tables next to us. The view was wonderful, too. We would highly recommend the restaurant. The Bacalao dish was fabulous, as was the spring citrus salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goodspot
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We thought the food was excellent and also priced reasonably for such an excellent restaurant. Sam Haffey
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BEST lunch in town
    CatLondon
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    What a great place to meet for Sunday lunch! Food is inventive and delicious and ambiance is fabulous. The staff could not have been nicer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eating above the Park
    NYCGEM
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The Robert is an incredible experience. Its one of those NYC gems that makes you drink in the city while having dinner. You can't beat the food and the view is just fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place, BUt
    FoodhunterVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It is a nice place and the food is food too. But service should try to be kinder. When I arrived I asked for a table that was visibly empty, but the host could not give me a similar option nor demonstrate any interest to address my request. I had visitors in the city and just said good things about the place and was really fustrated.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • blondemamaVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was my second visit to Robert. We were a group of seven and most of us ordered brunch. We were all satisfied with our choices and we especially liked that we were able to sit at a round table where we could easily see one another and converse. This group had some out of towners; so we especially appreciated that. Maybe next time, I will try dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • newyorker10021VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    When you make your reservation, request a table at the window. Gorgeous view! Even if you don't get lucky, the room is so bright and cheerful,you will feel good that you are there. Salads are predictably good, so are the pasta dishes. I love the grilled cheese and tomato soup combo. Menu is a a carte and prix fixe . Although it is a haven for tourists and museum goers, some of us local, just go to meet a friend for lunch,; checking out current exhibits is optional.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Great Find
    KCnNY
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Fabulous view over Columbus Circle to Central Park, good food with reasonable portions. Menu could provide more variety but what they offer is very good. Good service. Make sure to ask for a table by a window. Piano and singer provide a wonderful atmosphere. I've lived in NY for 40 years and only 10 blocks away and discovering Roberts was a wonderful surprise. Recommend for locals and visitors!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Space and Great Food
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I had a business dinner there and the food was outstanding. Client really liked the decor and energy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for an occasion
    Vincent
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great view on Broadway and Central park. Good food with a huge wine list. Service very kind.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late Night Find
    WowwhataviewVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were wandering NYC after some tennis at the Open looking for something open late. Booked an 11:30 reservation via open table. We were seated by the window with the most fantastic view up Broadway overlooking Columbus circle. Bronzino and Black Sea Bass were fantastic. Byron took great care to make sure we has everything we wanted. Reservations for the window are hard to get so go late and see if you get lucky like we did!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter make the mood
    GGalvan17
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I went to Robert for my friends birthday. My waiters name was Byron... He made the evning everthing a customer could ask for. Ask for him whem you reserve.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing view
    Hunnynut
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is my favorite romantic and special place. Been here twice for my birthday. The service is wonderful. Have great menu selection from drinks to the dessert. I highly recommend place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Splendid
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I've dined at this restaurant several times and always had a terrific experience. The food is great. The view is smashing. The service is warm and attentive. The decor is playfully modern and colorful. When I took my nephew here for his birthday, they brought out a special birthday dessert for him without my even asking. Call them and ask for a table next to the window the day before your reservation - no guarantees but they'll do their best. At brunch, I especially recommend the ricotta pancakes. On your way out be sure to stop at the very cool gift shop on the ground floor. You can do some excellent Christmas or holiday shopping there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jedgarnyc
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We celebrated my niece's 18th birthday at brunch. The staff was amazing. Friendly and helpful when they learned she was gluten intolerant. And they served a special dessert for her with Happy 18th Birthday written in chocolate. Very special. Thank you so much.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great views!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Convenient to the park with beautiful views but the food was just average, tiny portions, and very pricey.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service; food disappoints
    DeanoVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The staff are extremely welcoming, attentive, and professional. The space is ciche with great views and is in a nice area. But the food was lackluster, especially for the price. My fiancé and I shared 2 apps: the watermelon/feta salad, and the buratta. Both were decent, but it's hard to mess up such stalwarts. Our entrees were the Scottish salmon and the duck. Both had decent flavors, but we're not executed to perfection and lacked texture (the salmon was quite mushy when all components were combined and the duck was very chewy). I've come to expect $200 dinners in manhattan (when including a bottle of wine and tip), but I expect a certain level of quality for those kinds of prices. Robert was good, but ultimately did not live up.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a $$ restaurant.
    DeipnosophistVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Be warned: this is not a $$ ($30 per person) restaurant. OpenTable has it badly mislabeled. Recent dinner for two with their cheapest bottle of wine was over $200. Entrees alone are in the mid-thirties. This is an expensive joint. However, the food is great and the service is terrific. Only three stars because it's not a good value for the money.
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  • Fabulous
    BrianVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This place is just fabulous. The view is amazing. The food is even more awesome. I had the duck breast and MY GAWD it was juicy and all sort of delicious. My friend had the braised lamb and that was great too. We shared the pork belly with melon which was just fab. Too bad we didn't get to have the seat by the window.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite spot!
    marketingexec
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I love going to Robert because the view is spectacular and food is great. They have a fantastic pre fixe. The pasts and sauces are always cooked to perfection and delicious. The area is a little tight and getting a window seat hard. Prices are reasonable too.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NYC Gem!
    Naya
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My fiance and I visited NY from CA and had high expectations for some good eateries and great views. We went to Robert for a date night and ended up picking off of each others plates because everything was so delicious! The prices are fair and I can't put the view into words -beautiful Central Park and Columbus Circle right outside. Overall, it was such a wonderful experience. I HIGHLY recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CasperVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Second time here, but not my last. It is perfect in almost every way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet