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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
  • Email: info@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 WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Very knowledgeable staff and terrific service! The food is a bit pricey for the portions, but well prepared."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The location downtown, is perhaps the best. The waiter and staff are very knowledgeable and the food is delicious."
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "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
  • "Service was just right. Featured a pre fix menu at $25 per person. Really nice options, good portions and unique creations that all are palate pleasers. I rarely have anything I don't like. Really makes for a nice evening. Highly recommend checking it out."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Our red-haired server was friendly, engaging, knowledgeable and attentive. The entrees included shrimp and parmesan grits (with ample shrimp and flavorful, almost pork belly bacon), perfectly sautéed trout with crispy savory skin, baked camembert with its pungence exquisitely balanced by the underlying date puree, and near perfectly cooked scallops in citron buerre blanc (just bordering on slightly undercooked). Only the hanger steak was truly disappointing due to its toughness and sparse seasoning with bland demi-glace. For dessert, the salted caramel pot de crème is truly outstanding. Try the wine flights, an enjoyable mix of diverse lesser known wines. The pinot noir flight exemplifies the complexity in the vineyards highlighted."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We reserved a table for two on Saturday morning, only 5:30 or 9:00PM were available, we chose 9:00PM, arrived at 8:30 and a table with a nice location was available. We purchased the tasting menu with the wine flight - the entre was trout for my wife and an airline chicken breast for me. This was our first visit, and we were extremely pleased with the appearance and taste of the food and the wine pairings. The waiter was also helpful and professional from start to finish. The restaurant was sold out even at 9PM on a snowy night...it seems people really want to eat at Robust-Webster Groves...and from our first visit we can see why. We will return."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Robust has an incredible wine list and is highly recommended for those that enjoy wine. The small plates are good and a nice foil for the different wines."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "The name says it all. The food and wine list are very robust. Service was excellent. Thank you Katie. Great to see friends like Frank when we walked in the door. Great new wine pairing menu. Very affordable too! Awesome wines. Can't miss for any occasion."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Nice place to go for dinner with friends any evening or, as we did, prior to seeing a play at The Rep. Good assortment of small dishes to eat alone or to share. Excellent choices of wines. Wonderful service. I had the pork belle special!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Went to dinner with good friends....all drink different types of wine. Wine flight ideal as we could all get what we wanted. Great Food! Service attentive but not cloying. Only thing is that so many good on choices on both wine list and menu are a little overwhelming for first time guests... and I had 3 guests who had never been there before. :) I'm sure that we will return for dinner another time!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Enjoyed our food. Would come back again. Very convenient to the Rep."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Dining at Robust is like visiting a friends house for dinner. A warm comfortable atmosphere complete with great friends and great food."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "If your looking for a place to eat before going to the Rep this is a good choice. We enjoyed the smaller plates options. They did not offer any bread options but gave us crostini's for munching as we enjoyed our wine. Only complaint was the high noise level."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Robust has a great wine list and always satisfies. It is a wonderful day or night spot that offers a level of sophistication in its worldly collection of excellent wine offerings. This elevates Robust beyond the local neighborhood to a regional gem."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "My wife and I visited Robust for the first time for my birthday. We had a wonderful time, great food and wine, charming space and very good service."
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "We enjoyed the cheese plate with four different flavorful cheeses; the salads were excellent (a beet salad and a spinach salad) and the scallops were a delicious main dish! We also enjoyed the pinot noir."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "My lunch at Robust was very pleasant. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and didn't intrude. The food was very, very good, both the tapas dishes that we shared and the entrees that we kept to ourselves. I didn't choose anything that would really show the chef's range, but I wanted just a nice meal and I got it. (If I had tried to more exciting dishes, they might have been great.) At lunch the place was pleasantly peaceful, unlike so many places that are deafening. The bar by the time I left was populated by a number of people who clearly didn't feel rushed—the sort of regulars that show a place is worth coming back to. I am going put go back again myself soon."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Visiting from Chicago, googled upon an Open Table page for Robust completely at random. Sounded interesting. Was able to make a reservation for Friday evening in Webster Groves on the same day though I had to be a bit flexible on the time. Soup of the day (tomato seafood) and salad (wilted spinach w/ bacon dressing) were outstanding. I would have been happy making a meal of either. The main plates, scallops and a hangar steak were delicious. Reasonable portions left room for dessert. I'd go back for the caramel pot de creme alone. The service was great, responsive without hovering. The wine selection seemed to cover a wide range of tastes, though I didn't see any dessert wines. Good value for the price. I look forward to my next visit."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "We went for a birthday dinner. Great service great food and a festive birthday treat. Love the wine flights!!"
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "I was expecting better food and service, I guess. Stick with a flight of wine, salad and dessert to be safe."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "This was my first time at Robust. Was a Monday night so may have been a little quieter than usual given the late hour (8PM). Our server John was exceptionally knowledgeable and did a great job of explaining the menu, especially the wine flights. We started with a couple of appetizers (Camembert cheese and smoked salmon), both of which were excellent. Perfect size for sharing! Then finished with the crab cakes and the scallops, again both excellent. We loved the 3oz wine pours in the wine flights as it gave us the opportunity to try three different wines for about the same price as most 6oz pours. Prices for wines to take home extremely reasonable. Will definitely come here again!!!"
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "We found Robust on a whim looking to try something new and had a WONDERFUL time. The food and wine list were incredible. We will definitely visit again!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We were looking for a new place before theatre in the Webster Groves Area. All four of us agreed this is a great find. The menu is complex and about 80% wine and liquor. They take the time to explain it to you. The food was delicious. Appetizers were very good: Hummus, Artichoke and Spinach dips; the Hanger Steak was perfectly cooked and delicious, as was the Golden Trout. Lots of plates to sample and share. Wine was excellent and reasonable and can be ordered in flights or in 3 oz. or 6 oz sizes (or both) or by the bottle however you prefer. Service was excellent with a little anxiety for the dessert and check. The tempo was picking up as we left for theater and I suspect the noise and energy level is a lot higher by 8pm."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "Our table was ready when we got there. The server was very helpful explaining the wine flights and the dinner options. Both the wine and dinner was fantastic. It's a place that will be back to you soon."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "We visited Robust on a Sunday before a 7:30 pm Fox Theatre show and couldn't have been more pleased. Great food, atmosphere, and service. We will be going back."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "We recently went to Robust to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We started with the "love potion" from the special drink menu and shared salads appetizers and entrees. Its a great spot for a romantic dinner. Great food & wine. Excellent wine list. Nice atmosphere. Top notch service."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "One of my favorite s in St Louis. Great wine selection. Food presentation and quality is always excellent. Staff is very attentive. Always a Sommelier on hand with answers about wine if needed to answer questions about the wines."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Met up with some friends and our evening at Robust was perfect. Our server was knowledgable, attentive but not intrusive and very friendly. Water glasses filled promptly, food was delicious (and beautiful!), and our wine selections were perfect. Had a wonderful evening and will definitely return!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "The service is so thorough and friendly, their timing is perfect too. I ate the beet salads and hanger steak and can't stop talking about it. For desert we shared the dream cicle bread pudding which was fresh and light as well as the pretzel toffee brownie which was lip licking delicious. Their wine list is expansive and the flights are always a fun way to sample."
    Dined on 10/18/2013