Robust - Downtown
Robust - Downtown

Robust - Downtown

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.robustwinebar.com/downtown/
  • Phone: (314) 287-6300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am- 12:00am
    Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am
    Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Joseph Hemp
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking is available for our customers.
A word from Robust - Downtown
Robust Wine Bar Downtown at the MX is an award-winning cafe, wine bar and wine shoppe located on newly revitalized Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis.Sip wines, sample our tasting plates and shop our wines and gifts. Our menu of artisan cheeses, charcuterie and unique gourmet tasting plates are inspired by our wine selection.
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Robust - Downtown reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (15)notable wine list (12)special occasion (10)romantic (7)good for groups (7)great for lunch (6)neighborhood gem (5)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (2)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Cozy lunch on a snowy, blustery afternoon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    A coworker and I headed downtown for lunch on a windy, snowy afternoon. We valet parked and our server did a great job making sure we knew about the $7 charge he would add later to the bill. We both had the crab-cake sandwich, which was superb. Toward the end, I discarded the bun in favor of the crab-cake to avoid having too much bread. My friend had the clam chowder soup, which she thoroughly enjoyed. We both enjoyed the views of the city and the interior. Our server was polite and knowledgeable. Another server kept an eye on us, as well, filling our drinks. As we were leaving through the hotel, the valet saw us and dashed for her car. I've been to both the Webster Groves and Washington Avenue locations and look forward to my next visit at either one. Thanks, Robust!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    wineo21
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I took my girlfriend here for our date night. Great food and wine! We eah did a flight and our server, who we called Bubbles, was very knowledgeable and funny! Would recommend to anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner with great music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We chose the prix fixe menu with the paired wine flights. We had chowder, house salad, arctic char and shrimp & grits. The chowder had great flavor, a nice kick and wasn't too thick. The arctic char was a little boring, but tasted fine. The perfectly cooked shrimp & grits were delicious, although I found the bacon topping too chewy and distracting. My only wish was it wasn't served in a deep bowl - you had to hunt for your shrimp in the grits and bowl seemed awkward. The wines paired with the meals were good. Desserts were tasty, but not spectacular and the pretzels in the chocolate dessert were stale and out of place. My only complaint was that I thought the main courses were too small portions. The waitress was great. Will come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Agnes54
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary at Robust. We had a wonderful meal and our server (Brannon?) was exceptional. My husband ordered all our food - when he told Brannon our selections, Brannon would agree it was a great choice or give us an alternate that we might enjoy even more. Every suggestion he made was spot-on, even the wine (The Ned) that he suggested for me. We had a great experience and my husband was very pleased with my choice of restaurants. Brannon even suggested a place for breakfast the next day that we knew of but hadn't thought of - we went there and continued to be pleased with Brannon's suggestions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great and dependable
    winofoodie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Robust is a favorite restaurant/wine bar no matter which location. The consistency of food quality and service has never disappointed. I treated my daughter and her boyfriend, who had never been there, to a late Sunday dinner, a difficult task to satisfy in St. Louis area as so many fine restaurants are closed! Thank you, Robust, for not disappointing. Their wine list is superb! The individual in charge of finding and maintaining their assorted and varied wines deserves a big applause.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Restaurant!
    Torqual
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Servers knew the menu, wine list, beers, etc. VERY well. Food was excellent - I was surprised at how few people were there for a Saturday night. We will definitely go back next time we are in St. Louis!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
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