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  • Address:
    227 W. Lockwood Ave.
    Webster Groves, MO 63119
    Webster Groves
  • Cuisine:
    Tapas / Small Plates
    Price: $30 and under

Robust Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.robustwinebar.com
  • Phone: (314) 963-0033
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: Dinner 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kris Janik
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Featuring Chef Eric Brenner

    From a small intimate party to a gala wedding, or corporate event, we can create something to remember. Try a cooking demonstration and wine seminar; small plates or buffet with a wine tasting; a coursed and plated dinner paired with the perfect wines and cocktails; or just a drop-off lunch for that important business meeting. We want to bring the Robust Experience to you.

    For inquiries or to begin your planning process please contact Chef Eric Brenner at cheferic@robustwinebar.com
  • Private Party Facilities: The Sommelier"s Table which is our back Dining Room closes off for a Private Room. Accommodates 32ppl sit down or 42ppl for Cocktail style with limited seating. Minimum Food and Beverage spending Mon - Thurs $1,500 Fri & Sat $2,500. During the day Min is $500.
  • Private Party Contact: Stanley (314) 963-0033

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rockhill Rd
  • Public Transit: Bus Stop
    Metro Link at Shrewsbury
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private Lot approx. 80 spaces on the West side of the Reliable Life Building. Also plenty of street 2 hour Webster parking in front and on East side of building.
A word from Robust
It is our desire to light a spark of adventure within you and encourage you to explore and rediscover a passion for life through truly experiencing what wine, food and hospitality are all about.

When you experience wine, you experience life. Wine encompasses a world of history, food, travel, culture, and romance. Whether a novice wine drinker or expert, Robust wants to create an enjoyable and enriching experience that educates each guest to the next level.

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.

Wines are listed by Robust Factor™ - a friendly format to help you navigate through the vast world of wines. With more than 40 wines by the glass, wine flights, and a full bottle list, choose your favorites or our onsite sommeliers will be happy to accommodate you with a selection.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "The shrimp and grits were absolutely Devine!!!!!!! Stop it!!!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Good food and atmosphere but waited 10-15 minutes without ever seeing a server. Had to go up to the hostess stand and ask to be served."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I have been here a number of times and enjoyed both ambiance and the food. However this was just awful. My friend and I both ordered a salad with beets and spinach. It was a terrible disappointment. Nothing about this salad could be considered first rate. I really have nothing more to say. I really would not recommend it in the future."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Couldn't hear the person next to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Even though this was not a kid friendly restaurant, the waitresses went out of their way to make my 4-year old niece happy. The food was great. Loved the sharing plates & matching of wines. Great wine restaurant. Great for socializing & celebrating a special event."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Our son worked here years ago, so it was fun to revisit while in from out of state."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I made reservations at Robust to celebrate my husband's 35th birthday - we had heard so many great things! We have no complaints - food was good and service was good, we were just about 25 years younger than the average customer."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Everything about this very pleasant restaurant is enjoyable, from the food and wine to the servce and ambiance. My sister-in-law and I enjoyed a delightful lunch there recently. Our waiter was very helpful with recommendations for wine and food pairings and checked on us just often enough. We each enjoyed a wine flight and then a glass of our favorite from the tasting. For our meal, we sampled some lovely appetizers, including a cheese plate, a flatbread and soup. All were delicious. The pace of the meal was relaxing and both of us left feeling very satisfied."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I took my wife here for our anniversary. Joe our waitress was great. The food was awesome. We had a great time. Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We made our reservation on OpenTable just a few hours prior to our dinner because the weather was gorgeous and we LOVE the outdoor seating at Robust. It turned out just how we planned...beautiful weather, delicious food & wonderful wine! The pork belly is fantastic. I loved the "take me to bed reds" wine flight. The service is always friendly and we love it that the porch is dog-friendly too! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Good food, good band... but. We arrived 10 minutes early for our reservation. Hostess claimed they didn't have one for us. We showed our confirmation email from OpenTable, she told us we could sit outside or at the bar but since they didn't show our reservation we had no other options. Sat at the bar where after dining the staff were notably slow to clear empty dishes. Bartender tried to make amends for the "magic" reservation by giving us two glasses of champagne. Good effort but not enough to make up for us being forced to eat at the bar instead of a comfortable table."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My girlfriends and I celebrated birthdays this visit and the evening was perfect. Great food and the wine flights were a wonderful option! Three 3oz selections of wines that go well together. The food was fabulous with a tasting menu as well! Will definitely visit Robust again!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Food was yummy Waiter inattentive, but sweet and helpful when she was there. We appreciated being able to make a reservation for 10 2 days beforehand."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "great before Opera Theatre...love that Webster Groves welcomes visitors with easy and free parking!!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Our food was delicious and the 3 course prixe fixe menu was great. Excellent wine selections."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Ate outside - had the scallops over risotto and cauliflower with goat cheesecake for dessert and soup of the day for entree with andouille sausage and shrimp. Everything was superb! Paid the extra 15 for the preselected wine pairings-excellent. Waitress was attentive and knowledgeable. Great experience."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Everyone had a great time. The food and wine were mighty fine. We will return and take another flight soon."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Stopped here after a day at convention. The staff were extremely pleasant and accommodating. Our server made great pairing suggestions, but we enjoyed "The Bubble Bath" three champagnes in a flight. What fun it was. The goat cheese fig flat bread was to die for. Overall it was a wonderful experience. Friends stopped for lunch and said the sandwiches were delicious. Must try!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "My first time at Robust. The food was surprisingly mediocre."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Great selection of small and regular plates. Wonderful wine list. Not the usual supermarket fare. Menu helps pairings for those who could use a little help."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Went for my wife's birthday as Robust is always a special experience. Fantastic wine paired with small plates, and a special salted caramel dessert just for her (with a candle, very nice). Started with a small cheese plate, followed by exeptional seafood chowder, wrapped up with the char (a very tasty fish) with a glass of wine for each plate, loved it."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Everything wonderful as expected, except interior air caused everyone's eyes to burn. And when I went to bathroom myself to wash my eyes with water to get relief, a woman in there spoke to me, commiserating, saying she she and her friend has moved outside it was so bad. Otherwise, food and service were excellent."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I came to Robust with 2 girlfriends, and it was perfect for our girls night out. We were unsure what wines to order (the list is so big!), but our waitor knew how to steer us in exactly the right direction with just a few simple questions. We shared two appetizers and both were fantastic! I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Robust is a great place for wine and food. The staff is excellent! I am so impressed with their knowledge of wine and intent on making sure you get the wine you want!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Lovely wine bar serves a variety of tapas style small plates. Plentiful wine list & wine flights available. 3 or 6 oz wine servings at different price points allow you to try a few selections. Excellent service, outdoor sidewalk seating available."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Robust is that rare wine bar that pays attention to food, and all dishes were well-prepared. Note that they also offer a limited list of very creative cocktails, which were a welcome starter. Our only objection was that the evening menu seems completely geared to "sharing" dishes on "small plates" - so if you're NOT a sharer (none of us were), there's a small dance to figure out how much to order to make an actual individual meal. That said, you can pretty safely order a salad and a small plate "entree" and be satisfied."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I have visited Robust in the past with much satisfaction, therefore my return. But after this last visit I am not certain that I will return for a while and will make other restaurant choices.Service was slow……though the overall restaurant was empty. Soup was Delicious, Beet salad soggy and warm (too much dressing and possibly sitting too long), Fish dish was great. Robust you could look at adding some new items to your menu. Our party of six was pleased with the wine choices. I however, was on medication and could not partake and asked the waiter if I could get a non alcoholic coctail. He said the only thing they could offer me was a non-alcoholic beer. you may want to train your waiters/bar tender to offer more. I couldn't be the only 1"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "This is the second time within 2 months that my girlfriend and I had dinner, and it was just as delicious as it was the last. The servers were very knowledgeable about the food and wine, and their service was excellent. Enjoyed it very much and look forward to going back again soon!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Yep, once more we experienced great food, wine, conversation and interaction with the staff at Robust in Webster. Thanks to Frank, Katie #1 (who was caring for customers outdoors) and to John who made sure our dining experience was top notch. Another fantastic dinner. We never leave there disappointed. Always the opposite! If on the menu, try the Porcini Risotto! Can't wait for the next time. See everyone soon!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Loved the wine pairings. More of a tapas style with the food, which I prefer. The "shareables" were large portions and we could have just ordered 1 per person and it would have been sufficient. We will return!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I was very impressed with both the atmosphere and the quality of the food. I will definitely be going here again!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "First time. Great service. Limited food selections but great wine! I would go again. Try a flight!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the approach to the extensive wine list, it was helpful that the menu suggested how to pair the wine and food."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Wow! Once again Robust in Webster comes through. Another great date night with my beautiful bride. Thanks to everyone there! Love Katie our server. Always ask for her and have such a good time interacting with her throughout the evening. Always good to see Frank and the staff. They treat us like royalty. Thanks again!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The restaurant was nice and the service was excellent. They kind of made us feel like we out stayed our welcome though. The food was good but the some complained that the portions were too small. I felt they were just right considering we did the three course menu. I felt that the bottle of wine I paid $30 should have had a cork and not a screw cap. I thought that was weird for a nice wine bar but the wine was excellent. I would go back for a special occasion but not on a regular basis. I would tell others that it was a good experience but expensive."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This was a great dinner out. The Prix Fixe menu is fantastic. The wine pairings are delicious and compliment the flavors of each dish wonderfully. Our server was very knowledgable about each wine and gave great descriptions. It was a great dining experience and well-priced."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We stopped in for lunch last Saturday. Not many people were there but the ones that were there were having a good time! Food was great and the wine flights are a lot of fun!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food was delightful. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. More than just the server came over to answer questions. I had a charcuterie sampler which included a delectable pate. It looked like a terrine to me because there were berries visible in the matrix. A staff member actually checked with the chef to clear up my confusion. We went on a Monday, so it was quiet and conversation was possible. A very good experience."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "We loved everything about our dining experience at Robust. We tried a wine flight - lots of fun with the colorfully worded descriptions of each wine. The shrimp and grits were THE BEST...as was the trout. The camembert and spinach/artichoke appetizers were wonderful...the port wine dessert flight was fun. EVERYTHING was top notch...LOVED it!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Restaurant was nice and the wait staff was very friendly and intelligent. I do no know much about wine, so I asked them to make the choices for me and they did a really good job, including letting me sample a couple with my food. They made us feel at home, however the only downside was that the tables were sort of close together and not so private so conversation could be heard and others could hear ours. Other than that it was suitable for a special occasion and they did a great job!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014