About 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.

2 Columbus Circle, 9th Floor
Museum of Arts and Design
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch (Weekends Only): 10:30 am - 2:30 pm Lunch: Daily: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm; Small Plates, Drinks and Desserts: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm; Dinner: Wed-Sat: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am; Sun-Mon: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Tue: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm





Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm;





Sunset: 2:30 pm- 5 pm;





Dinner: Wed-Sat: 5 pm - 11:30 pm;



Sun, Mon: 5 pm - 10:00 pm;



Tue: 5 pm -11:00 pm ;

Cross Street:
8th Avenue & Broadway

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 299-7730

Website:
http://www.robertnyc.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz Wednesday - Saturday evenings



Jazz Sunday brunch 12:30 - 2:30pm

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)

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.

Executive Chef:
Luisa Fernandes

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

We welcome you to join us for Thanksgiving. We will be offering a special three course prix fixe dinner for $110, $55 for children under 12 and will feature live music with Scott Gordon.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We welcome you to join us for Christmas Eve. We will be offering a special three course prix fixe dinner for $110 per person, $55 for children under 12, and will feature live music.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

We welcome you to join us for Christmas. We will be offering a special three course prix fixe dinner for $110 per person, $55 for children under 12, and will feature live music.

Private Dining

Robert at the Museum of Art & Design is a romantic and elegant setting for your wedding or special event. Enjoy expansive views of Columbus Circle & Central Park in a sexy & romantic atmosphere. Our culinary team creates seasonal menus with a modern twist on American cuisine. Come celebrate with us.

Robert Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (168)
Special Occasion (133)
Good for a Date (114)
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Romantic (99)
Good for Anniversaries (96)
Good for Birthdays (81)
Great for Lunch (63)
Creative Cuisine (63)
Quiet Conversation (53)
Great for Brunch (52)
Business Meals (48)
Neighborhood Gem (48)
Pre/post Theatre (46)
Sunday Lunch (42)
Fit for Foodies (41)
Fun (39)
People Watching (31)
Live Music (29)
Hot Spot (25)
Good for Groups (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Afternoon Tea (21)
Casual (21)
Cozy (21)
Authentic (19)
Healthy (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Comfort Food (15)
Afternoon Coffee (15)
Happy Hour (12)
Tasting Menu (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Local Ingredients (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Seasonal (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Vegan (3)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Great Beer (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 8 hours ago

Everything was good, not spectacular. For unknown to us reasons, we didn't get any tasting appetizers and after dinner treats from chef like two tables next to us got. Guess, not everyone is special at Robert's these days. Even thou, they used to. Also ordered tea and had to remind and wait for some time. Service was far from top notch.

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·Dined 2 days ago

EXCELENT OPTION FOR DINNER.
GOOD SERVICE .EXCELENT FOOD WITHCREATI E DISHRS.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

I have never been disappointed at Robert. Yesterday I tried something more “comfort” a grilled cheese sandwich and soup. Both were great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great place for a memorable birthday dinner! Food and service were excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 5 days ago

Our server, Ignacio, was amazing. Thank you to him and reservation staff for making my little sister's birthday a hit. We all enjoyed our experience and are planning a trip back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Server didn't care what we wanted

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 (Montreal)·Dined 6 days ago

Dommage que la bouffe arrive tiède. Le reste, parfait.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Did not bring dessert menu. Vegetables with lamb very hard or undercooked.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 6 days ago

Ambiance and view was outstanding! Service was excellent, limited menu, but the options were superb. Food was delicious and presentation was fabulous!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

We had reservations for a while, for a window view. We received that. The server was great, but the food was not warm. One of the entrees was severely undercooked per the order. The head of the service, came and retrieved the order and had it recooked. Other than that small mixup, it was fine.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Out of town friend visiting, so came here for the view and good food reviews. Sad we couldn't get the window table request we'd made, but the service was great and the food delicious. Tomato caprese sandwich and salad, tomato soup with grilled cheese were super fresh. Dessert of sweet potato cheesecake was subtle and great. Chocolate cake absolutely perfect. Would still recommend even if you can't get the window seats.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined 7 days ago

This is a very lovely restaurant with a great view of Central Park. I highly recommend it

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Easily the best dinning experience we have ever had. We couldn’t imagine a better restaurant to celebrate a 10 year wedding anniversary. Everything is a Wow at Robert.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The views from the windows are stunning. The food was amazing. I ordered the tomato soup with grilled cheese and it even came with a mini salad all for $20 which is reasonable for New York City. The service was great!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food and views were lovely however when I️ booked I️ was told I️ could not reserve a window table when I️ arrived the window tables were empty I️ asked for one and was told they were reserved they remained empty the entire time I️ feel they are dishonest

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Roberts is well worth the view alone then add in awesome menu and superb service makes this a venue not to be missed!!!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The waiter staff was attentive, engaging and spontaneously responsive when I mentioned at the end of the meal that we were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. Thank you to them

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I would recommend for any occasion. Food, service and ambience were all great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The view the food and staff were terrific as always

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch
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 (México)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Un ambiente muy agradable y la vista increíble! Fui con mi pareja a almorzar, la presentación de la comida es bastante buena y los precios están muy bien. Muy recomendable si estás en NYC y quieres pasar un momento romántico e inolvidable! Reserva con tiempo para que puedas tener mesa a la par de la ventana y disfrutar de Central Park.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We requested a window table. The host said I have an hour to sit on the corner. 15 minutes before our ticking clock the waiter wanted to move us. Now, there was a table next to us with better view had no customer facing the window. If you manage things better, you could have given us the table that was empty.
As a business owner, a guest with his wife, I think you manage things poorly.
Finally, not a place to return to. Arrogance tend to make your customers look elsewhere. New York is full of good restaurants with better view and definitely better hostesses!

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

I found Robert while planning a recent trip to Manhattan with my husband. It looked nice online and had great reviews and I'm so glad we made reservations and called ahead to get on the list for a window seat. This was an amazing restraunt for; the views, the food, and the service...highly recommend for a nice grown up evening out!! We will be back next trip to the city💜

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My sister ran the nyc marathon. Wonderful place to celebrate

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The menu was varied. The food presentation was gracious. The food was delicious as well. We plan to return soon.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wait staff ignored myself and date for about 25 minutes. We were early 30s and well dressed. I was only one who ordered wine, and had to grabbed waiters attention 25 minutes later to take our order. Tables to left and right came after and were served. Food has my stomach upset and wine was lackluster.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 3, 2017

You come here for the view & ambiance, service is 2nd and the food is third. Don't get me wrong, the food is very good, just not AMAZING and frankly the menu doesn't offer a lot to choose from. I'm sure almost every eater can find at least 1 thing on the menu they like the sounds of, I liked the description on about 5 things, my husband, just that 1, but he liked that option and was satisfied. I would have eaten McDonald's from here though, truly the view was nothing short of spectacular! We were very lucky as the marathon was last weekend and they had fireworks in the park on Friday...seeing that from Robert was an awesome treat!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I love Robert - great food, wine, cocktails and atmosphere

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Service and atmosphere were fine, food was disappointing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food was amazing!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Loved our window view! The staff was friendly and made our night extra special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (London)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Fantastic location with the most amazing view over Central Park. Nice ambience in the restaurant. Be sure to ask for a window seat with a view when making a reservation. The food was very good although the Pancotta was disappointing. Fixed price menu at lunch good value. Would recommend and happily visit again x

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Excellent food. Quite environment with great views.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

What a pleasure to come in from a stormy evening and be seated in the window overlooking Columbus Circle and Central Park. Very attentive service, with particular attention to our "Special Occasion". And the food was delicious, the wine list extensive and not over-priced. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Good brunch menu. Window views. Upscale, modern. Small footprint. Would definitely recommend.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Robert is an outstanding restaurant with a wonderful, helpful, and friendly staff from the person who seats you to the wait staff. The meals that my wife and I had were fabulous and unique. Our server, Joe, couldn’t have been any more accommodating in answering our questions and keeping us aware of when our meal would be served. The view we had from our table of the Columbus Circle area at night was spectacular even though we were not seated at the window. Because of the volume of people in the restaurant, the noise level was a bit high but tolerable. We had a wonderful experience and highly recommend visiting this restaurant. If you are looking for a romantic evening dinner, try to book a table near the windows for a beautiful view of the city.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our first visit. We had a 5:45 reservation but arrived about ten minutes early. The first thing we noticed was how noisy it was and requested to be seated towards the back, away from the noise, but also unfortunately, any chance of a view.
My husband ordered the mussels and I half a portion of pasta, a risotto croquette with shaved truffles. We received a nice amuse bouche of melon and prosciutto. The truffles were the attraction but I did not taste any. Very disappointing. After the appetizers, the bus boy surprisingly asked, "You have more food coming here?"
Our entrees were rack of lamb and pork tenderloin and pork belly. We waited for a loooong time for our entrees, one hour from the time we arrived. My husband's lamb was cold enough to send back, parsnips almost raw. We started getting nervous as we had theatre tickets and limited time. A gentleman whose job seems to be walking around the restaurant overseeing stopped at some point by our table to inquire how everything was. We told him and he apologized and asked what he could do for us. We said nothing as we were in a hurry. We ordered a shared ice cream for dessert, thinking it was the fastest and the roving ambassador came back offering a sweet wine, which we declined and he told us our "special complimentary desserts that he had ordered were on the way." My husband said we didn't want anything, just to have our ice cream and leave. Our ice cream finally arrived, with two more desserts and a plate with Happy Birthday written on it, nice touch. We sent back the complimentary desserts. The roving ambassador was very considerate and tried really hard, he removed the lamb and the ice cream from the bill. Robert tries to be what it is not–- top notch restaurant. It takes more than a view.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

It was not our first time at Robert. We took visitors from overseas.
Apart from the great views from the restaurant, the food selection was great with a good mix of seafood and meat dishes.
The best tables, of course, are by the front windows with a view on Columbus Circle. Unfortunately they are not guaranteed.
Only a ten minute walk to the Met.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Business Meals, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Beautiful view of NYC and Columbus Circle. Attentive waiters, and the food was delicious. The Filet was perfectly prepared, and the drinks were good quality and not skimpy. Will return !

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent food and service. It has a beautiful view of Columbus Circle. I highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent place to celebrate the 70th birthday of our good friend with a fancy lunch and stupendous views of Central Park.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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