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 - 2:15 pm Lunch: Daily: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm; Small Plates, Drinks and Desserts: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm; Dinner: Wednesday-Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Sunday-Tuesday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm





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





Sunset: 2:30 pm- 5 pm;





Dinner: Wed-Sat: 5 pm - 11:00 pm;



Sun-Tues: 5 pm - 10:00 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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Enjoy a wonderful Valentine's Day at Robert with a 3 course Prix Fixe Menu for $150.
The evening will include live music and a Champagne toast.

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

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (182)
Special Occasion (129)
Good for a Date (113)
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Romantic (102)
Good for Anniversaries (94)
Good for Birthdays (80)
Great for Lunch (75)
Creative Cuisine (74)
Fit for Foodies (62)
Quiet Conversation (57)
Business Meals (50)
Neighborhood Gem (50)
Pre/post Theatre (49)
Great for Brunch (48)
Sunday Lunch (47)
Fun (43)
People Watching (29)
Hot Spot (27)
Live Music (27)
Good for Groups (26)
Cozy (24)
Worth the Drive (23)
Casual (21)
Notable Wine List (20)
Afternoon Tea (19)
Authentic (19)
Healthy (18)
Afternoon Coffee (17)
Seasonal (16)
Late-night Find (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Disabled Access (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Vegan (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Organic (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Tapas (2)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Celebrated our engagement here. Outstanding brunch with an outstanding view. We chose early reservations to improve chances of a window seat, but there’s really not a bad seat in the house. Brunch fare was excellent with good variety. Alexandra waited on us, and she was top notch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Pros- Delicious food/drinks, service is second to none, beautiful ambiance.

Cons- Really no tips on how to get a window seat. I think it really depends on how crowded it is. I have been here 3x so far and the first time I got a window seat and booked the day of, second time couldn’t pull a window seat (booked a few days in advance) and was told that you have to book a month in advance for one? and this 3rd time I was here I booked 2 days in advance and had gotten a window seat. Basically the luck of the draw but either way the restaurant is fabulous and there is a piano player on the weekends.

Recommendations- Duck breast, sea scallops or ravioli for entree and bomboloni for dessert.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We went for a milestone birthday and everything was even better than I had wished for. We had an amazing table with a magical view, great courteous and friendly service and outstanding fresh food and drinks. I am already planning my next occasion there. It was the best of the best!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Scenic View, Romantic, Healthy, Afternoon Tea, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

This was an amazing place to celebrate my birthday with family and friends. The food was amazing and the service superlative. I felt well taken care of and celebrated.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Consistently pleasant experience here. Usually we're there for lunch or brunch but this time was dinner and the food was terrific as was the service and ambiance.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

What a nice surprise. Beautiful setting. Attentive staff. It is now my favorite restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a few mishaps at dinner (a drink spill and a mistaken order) but everyone was so kind and accommodating!! We had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary - they even brought out a special dessert for us!! What a special night!!

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 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

Gorgeous stylish restaurant with stunning views - we asked for and got a window seat, which was lovely. We had cake and champagne, and the cake was almost too pretty to eat. Would absolutely recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 5 days ago

Robert is awesome! We had there generations at lunch and all of us agreed we had a fabulous meal, loved the ambience and view, and the service was fantastic. Can't wait to go back! Thank you!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

By far, one of the best views of the Upper West Side and Central Park West. The staff are very attentive and the food is very good. Perfect place for that special someone or catching up with dear friends.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 5, 2018

One of my favorite midtown restaurants! I love taking people here because their reactions have been consistently the same - they all fall in love with the place. They all want to go back. Never had a less than stellar meal. Service is excellent and the view magnificent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Always great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We have an outstanding lunch at Robert. Everything was great, but the view from there is awesome!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

- Great Location
- Great Food
- A Little bit noisy because of noisy people sit next to us

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I go to Robert several times a year. For years now. Love this place. I take dates. Out of towners. Cocktails/ dinner. It always impresses.

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

it was a perfect and lovely experience to look down Columbus Circle and park view while having yummy and good portions of lunch prefix.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Usually place with a spectacular view have mediocre food.
This place checks all the boxes. One of the best Fillets I’ve had.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Always a pleasure to dine here. Good food, attentive help. Great view.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Nice view. Nice food. But I prefer the view. The window is the best

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Robert never fails to deliver an over all great ding experience with a menu that changes seasonally in s convivial ambiance with great views.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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 (London)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent dinner. Food superb. Service was expert, comme il faut. Stylish surroundings. Personalized too: a window seat was unexpectedly made available: a view to die for. And at end a lovely personalized iced plate wishing us safe journey home the following day; generated by a chance comment we made in passing at the beginning of the meal. Good wine list . Best dinner we had all week. Not inexpensive but great value. Thanks to all there.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Robert was a huge disappointment on every level. We had a brunch reservation at 1:45 and arrived on time, yet the minute we were seated our server came over and in and extremely rude and hostile tone said "you have 30 seconds to order"...what?? If the kitchen closes at this time why would a restaurant still accept reservations when the kitchen is closed? Unfortunately it was a downward spiral from there. The food my friend received was very average at best though my salmon burger was way below. When the bill arrived and we were still settling up the extremely rude server came over and said "can I take that?" It was very obvious we hadn't settled it up yet...RUDE RUDE RUDE!! Yes the view is beautiful but there are many restaurants in NYC with equally beautiful views and MUCH better service and food. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Robert did not disappoint. It's my goto place to take out of town guests. Friends from Sweden loved the views(we were fortunate enough to sit in the window.) Service was friendly and gracious. The menu for lunch was varied, only two people out of 7 ordered typical brunch dishes(eggs benedict w/ good looking sausages on the side, steak and eggs w/mixed greens). Salmon burgers were a hit and baked salmon was nicely cooked to order. Cappuccinos were thick and creamy but my expresso could have done with a twist it was bitter. We closed down the lunch service but no one hustled us. No small thing on New Years Eve.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Overall an outstanding experience. The only slight point deduction would be thaat our server was efficient but not particularly friendly. the food was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Never fails to be fun, festive and delicious. The interior design best in the city, and great view. Live this place. Best bRunch

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent restaurant. Great service and spectacular views of Central Park.
The food was outstanding, great combinations of flavours.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food, great view, outstanding service. Pricey but worth it.

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

I love Robert! Been coming here for years and the GREAT staff coupled with the FAB food and view makes this a real NYC jewel!

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Thanks for a fun evening, great view, easy menu and great wines.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We called ahead to ask for a window table, they told us they didn’t have anything available. When we arrived they seated the 5 of us at a window table overlooking beautiful Columbus Circle, first nice surprise! Then service and food were perfect. The halibut, moqueca (seafood stew), rack of lamb, and pasta, everything was very tasty, well done and well presented. We had an opentable rewards certificate that they didn’t accept, even though we had made the reservation with the reward. Then the manager came to bring us each a glass of Moscato to compensate for not accepting the reward. Another nice surprise!
We’ll definitely go back to Robert!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic, Healthy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very accommodating staff. Knowledgable waiter. Prompt and efficient service. Food was great! Great view from table by window. Will definitely return. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

How wonderful to dine on delicious food as you enjoy a spectacular view overlooking Columbus Circle and Central Park! I heartily recommend the pasta dishes, as well as the pumpkin and butternut squash soup. Plus the Bomboloni for dessert were wonderful! The service was friendly and attentive as well. Although walk-ins are accepted, it's definitely worthwhile to make a reservation to ensure you get a table by the windows.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very nice place. Beautiful view. Great service and tasty food.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent moment for a nice stop and eat un New York Columbus Circle

Tags: Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Beautiful view, I would go to the lounge area for cocktails only
food not great for the price

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Entire experience was wonderful. Staff went out of their way to be helpful. Food was terrific and view is simply fabulous.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Dinner was wonderful! Great service, great atmosphere. They were great with accommodating food allergies & very friendly. We loved our dinner. It was flavorful & unique!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This was our 4th visit here. Service and food are always outstanding . Restaurant is almost always 100% full when we’re there but noise is never an issue. Had filet mignon last evening and it was perfect. I’ve never been able to score a window table but the view is still great from the others. Great for impressing guests from out of town.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Passato una serata bellissima ottime menu' con atmosfera unica

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a great time and I love this placee so much, Thanks for the great service and awesome food:):)

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Seasonal, Live Music, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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