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
461 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (395)special occasion (245)romantic (212)fit for foodies (162)great for lunch (142)great for brunch (131)neighborhood gem (112)hot spot (93)good for groups (74)notable wine list (40)late-night find (37)vibrant bar scene (20)great for outdoor dining (8)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • 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.
  • 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
  • An ALL-INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE
    Joddilly1VIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    It does matter where i start regarding Service, food&wine, ambiance & Views......ROBERT is the verybest that NYC has to offer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location - the rest terrible
    AviEatsOutVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Overrated due to the location and view. Can the seats be any more plastic, cheap, and uncomfortable. Is shoving someone into a corner with a mirror in it to look at the reflection of the park a good use of space? The place is empty and just opened and I had to get 3 staff members to figure out how to seat us and where....then get the nastiest seat in the empty house?
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Romantic Evening
    MeeeVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Excellent views - one of a kind - Staff is very attentive. Went for late night drink and dessert - very romantic - A must for anyone looking for something unique, and classic New York City
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Last evening in New York
    mkbarchway1
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I booked this restaurant a few weeks ahead as I was keen to have a window table. On arrival we were taken to the perfect spot where we could see Central Park as well as all the hustle and bustle on the streets below. We had a three course dinner, cocktails and a glass of wine. Everything was excellent and the service really good. the only issue we had was the cool air from the air conditioning unit, which was above our table. They were able to turn up the heat a bit and this helped. I would recommend an evening at Robert, especially if you can get a window table as the views are wonderful !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BunnyG9429
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The celery soup was excellent, The veggie spinach wrap was not edible as a wrap. The wrap itself was tough. The veggies needed to be cut into smaller pieces for a sandwich.I opened the wrap and ate the veggies as a salad and they had little flavor or seasoning. The risotto was good.The decaf cappucino was very good.We had a window table and that's what it's all about!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Highly recommended. Very attentive service and food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very nice
    nativnuyorkR
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    great for out of town guests and special occasions esp. if you can get a table by the window
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice views. Mediocre food.
    AspyriVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We loved the views over Columbus circle and Central Park, although if you are not seated near the windows, you don't see much. The decor is stunning and the service very friendly and accommodating. The food was mediocre, however. We went for brunch and there was a jazz group playing. Again, if you are seated towards the back, you can't hear much. Overall, it was a very pleasant morning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic