Robert
Robert

Robert

  • 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: 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
463 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (399)special occasion (249)romantic (211)fit for foodies (166)great for lunch (140)great for brunch (126)neighborhood gem (108)hot spot (93)good for groups (71)notable wine list (42)late-night find (35)vibrant bar scene (20)great for outdoor dining (8)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Delicious and a Great View
    suzrtay
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Not only was the food delicious, the restaurant is quiet enough that we could carry on a decent conversation without screaming - yet the background music helps block the other conversations. Our server was patient and helpful, gave great wine advice, and left us alone when we wanted it. I love the view but we were seated at the back of the restaurant - reserve early for the best seats.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great views
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We enjoyed the views and the food too, but for what you get it is slightly overpriced, but then you get compensated by the window table and great service. I would not go back there but if this is your first time in NY it is a must see!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Tinapay
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Overall it was fantastic. I just think our waiter was overwhelmed. Took longer than normal for orders to be taken. Other than that everything was excellent. Fois Mousse and Duck were the stars of the night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service and what a view!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We were so pleased we chose Robert to celebrate our 10th anniversary. We got a fab table by the window. The atmosphere was super overall. The staff were amazing - I stumbled in front if the restaurant and they were very solicitous in getting me ice and making sure I was comfortable. The food - loved it. We both had the scallops to start and they were huge and perfectly cooked! I had the fillet mignion which was cooked to perfection. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service, amazing view!
    Kimleblanc
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We came to celebrate our anniversary. it was great! Very nice service, great food, nice portions, nice wines. Best restaurant we've been to so far in NyC.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great view
    happy2dine
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The location is great and the atmosphere was very enjoyable. The food was good but very small portions and I am not a big eater. However I would rather have small portions of good food than average food with larger portions. One waiter seemed to have most of the tables so the service was a little slow but acceptable. Overall it was a very nice evening!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved loved loved it.
    NYyum
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    What a great weekend morning...seriously great New York morning (and of course by New York morning I mean early afternoon!). If you aren't familiar-- Robert's location on Columbus circle affords this 9th floor museum retreat (atop the MAD) a stunning view of Central Park. Interesting preparations that were not too out there but special. We got there too early and table was not ready. Staff made us comfortable why we waited and they were very apologetic (which in reality...not their fault we were so early!)-Thank you!!! Drink menu is fun and tasty. Staff is friendly and Ambiance is Museum chic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DonnaVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    The food, décor, view and fabulous staff make this my favorite place for lunch in New York. Everyone I bring to the restaurant falls in love with it. It is a very special restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    A must for dining in New York we will visit again next time we are in New York
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW2014
    Patsy
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Robert was recommended to me by a friend and I was not disappointed. We were a party of three and our table overlooking Columbus Circle was spectacular! We snapped so many pictures! The food was beautifully prepared and presented. Service was attentive, but not intrusive. The Wine List was varied and not over priced. I have not stopped raving about the entire experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Robert Rules
    mnbnycVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    OK it may be a tourists' place but the service and the ambience here are very New York and the view is great even at night. Service for our group of 8 was very good indeed and we had a nice table slightly out of the main part of the restaurant which allowed for reasonable level conversation. The food is very good without being outstanding and the prices are within reason for a restaurant with this quality and location. We try not to go to the same restaurant more often than once or twice but we have used Robert more often as it always delivers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tourists only
    marieclaire
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    out of towners eating mediocre food, lured by the wonderful view
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Only the view is great
    EFPST
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    If you are sure you will get a table by the main windows, go ahead and enjoy Robert. If not, there's better food many other places.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Atmosphere, Good Service, but Mediocre Food
    madmax01
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I have been to Robert on a few occasions, 2x for dinner and 2x for lunch. The staff is lovely and attentive and the view stunning if you sit by the windows. That said, the food is generally mediocre. I had the papaya and goat cheese salad and a seafood stew on my last visit. Both were just okay - I could have made them better at home. My husband's burrata, fig and serrano ham appetizer was the best item of our meal, but his gnocchi was uninspired and bland.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Central Park Views
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This was my second time at Robert's; the first time I was lucky and was given a window table; this time though most window tables remained unoccupied during my stay and I had asked for one I was not lucky..they gave me a table on the back and the hostess was almost rude, she couldn't care less. That disappointing start was somwhow compensated by the great food: Farfalle carbonara and a delicious dessert, Caramel Chocolate mousse.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent place close to broadway...
    FoodhunterVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    If you want to have an excellent late dinner at a hot spot, romantic place and with attentive staff, this is the right one.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average, disappointed
    Dog15
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The restaurant was average. People were to close, food was expensive and ok not great. View was nice but the experience was not worth the price. Came here because it was rated top 5 for romance... For that I say it is a 1 not romantic at all. I would never come again
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • DonnaVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Lunch was fabulous. My guests had the best time. The view at this time of year was spectacular, and the food was delicious. We ate every morsel. My guests can't wait to return. They could not stop complimenting me for choosing the restaurant and for the wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DonnaVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I love this restaurant. And everyone I take to the restaurant also falls in love with it. The view is so glorious, the staff so warm and friendly and the food delicious. It is a perfect place to take all my friends, which I do. I was here for lunch three times this week! What more can I say. It is very special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best view in town
    Joddilly1VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    An outstanding restaurant on all accounts. NYC is lucky to have this unique restaurant to boast about.
    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.
  • CasperVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    This is the third time I have taken guests to Robert and the third time my guest was overwhelmed by the view, the ambiance and the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cosmogurl
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    It was a great place to entertain our guest from Boston with the amazing view next to the window! Make sure when you make your reservation you ask for the window seats!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food and service
    Etherkay1
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    this was my second time here and i enjoyed it even more, great cocktails, i recommend the Isabell, the food was delicious and especially the Bomboloni, the waiter could not have been nicer and we had a great time. as this is just a few blocks from me, i will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WastingfoodisasinVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Great view over Central Park if you luckily got seated at a table by the window facing north. Very contemporary decor. Tomato pasta sauce was like ketchup. Scrambled eggs were overcooked. Service was good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    Jaymarie9
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I have been to Robert several times, whenever family/friends come visit NY, I take them to Robert. Food and service are great, and the place is beautiful. However this is the last time I will go there. I made a reservation and requested a window table, for a special occasion. When I get there they told me there were no window tables available. I was dissapointed but enjoyed my dinner. What is upsetting to me is that there were 2 empty window tables the whole time we dined. This is the 3rd time this has happened. I recommend Robert but if you're taking anyone for a special dinner and reserve don't expect to get what u asked for.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    we brought friend who were celebrating their wedding anniversary and the restaurant remembered with a lovely little token dessert. food and service were outstanding as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reservation
    dissatisfiedcustomerVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    While our reservation (3 weeks in advance) was with a suggestion of a window table, we did not get it. When I asked the host about a table close to the window she indicated it was reserved. However, the table remained open all the time we were in the restaurant. I noted to the host before leaving the restaurant that the table we wanted remained open, she did not have any answer to that question.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • midtowner
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Ask for a table at the window, which wasn't available. Then at another table within minutes, we were moved to a table at the window, the view from which is amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • To pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Es very expensive for the quality you are receiving
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Fun.
    nytourguide
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    This place is great. I'm a Tour Guide and this is my favorite NY restaurant. Walk around this lively (But not loud) restaurant. The interior design is colorful and different parts of the L shaped hall have different kinds of tables in different shapes and made of various materials and oh! the colors! Really excellent food. (I had the duck this time) I've gone 3 times. Twice for a birthday celebration and the staff was eager to please without being overbearing. You can dress up or go casual. This place is "hip" without even a hint of pretentiousness. Have fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great view of Central Park
    BadgerSteveVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Lunch at Robert was very pleasant. Asked for and got a seat by window overlooking Central Park and Columbus Circle. Efficient, friendly service and very good food. Nice lunch options. Enjoyed the tomato soup, salmon burger and salmon Caesar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just a delight
    Sandy75
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The esthetics and acoustics of the setting, are a terrific backdrop for delicious food and easy conversation. A gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MARATHON MILE 26
    Eric
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    What a remarkable view, the marathon runners 9 stories below running through Columbus Circle and into the park. The menu was clever, the food tasty, and, as befits a restaurant in the Museum of Art and Design, the design was artistic and modish. I enjoyed the tuna nicoise, while my daughter gobbled up the portabello mushroom sandwich (with portabello mushroom in lieu of bread, with mozzarella and tomato between the portabello mushroom).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • co3lho7
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Very Good for for the view and very poor for the food (I choose the steack for the brunch). The price it's correct.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rekalb
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The service and meal was fabulous. Will recommend this restaurant..its high on our list for a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Who Knew ????
    Jazzsax13
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We actually received a gift certificate for Robert and much to our surprise it was an excellent time . Live music, great views (but don't EVER expect a window seat), wonderful service and fantastic yummy food. Will go back in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful View & Service!
    DCDiner
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We were fortunate to have a window table and though it was raining outside - it was warm & sunny inside. The service was first rate and the ambience was fun. Food was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would not recommend
    MDB2
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I made my reservation a week in advance, but they were not able to fulfill my request for a window seat. The room was too dark - people were using their phone lights to look at the menu, which was distracting. The two person tables are so wide, it's hard to feel close to your date/talk intimately. The tables are too close to other tables making it impossible to feel privacy. It was supposed to be a live jazz night, but the music was so soft and far off I hardly knew there was live jazz. The food is mediocre and lacks flavor. I was expecting a beautiful view of the city, excellent food and presentation, a colorful and well designed restaurant, but Robert failed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday evening pre-concert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The food greatly exceeded our expectations based on other food reviews we had read. It was a great experience beyond just the view (which was outstanding). The wait staff (especially our waiter, David) was fantastic. Greatly enjoyed the experience prior to a concert at Carnegie Hall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place.
    RichLAVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Got a reservation here for my birthday and asked for a window table. It probably helped that we did an early dinner. The view was absolutely amazing (went just at sundown). The food was great. Everything about the restaurant was perfect. Would definitely love to go here again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate