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.

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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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (169)
Special Occasion (117)
Good for a Date (109)
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Romantic (98)
Good for Anniversaries (85)
Great for Lunch (81)
Good for Birthdays (73)
Creative Cuisine (67)
Fit for Foodies (65)
Quiet Conversation (56)
Sunday Lunch (49)
Great for Brunch (47)
Neighborhood Gem (46)
Pre/post Theatre (44)
Business Meals (39)
Fun (37)
Live Music (29)
People Watching (25)
Casual (22)
Cozy (22)
Hot Spot (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Good for Groups (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Good Vegetarian Options (17)
Afternoon Coffee (15)
Afternoon Tea (15)
Seasonal (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Authentic (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Healthy (11)
Late-night Find (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Disabled Access (10)
Tasting Menu (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Vegan (4)
Organic (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Great Beer (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

I love this restaurant. Been coming here for 3 years now and it’s always amazing service and great food and great views. I always bring my out of town visitors here and they fall in love with the city. It’s chic and not crowded.

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

BAD. Very tourist trappy. You know those restaurants in touristy areas with great views and terrible food and service? Ya. This is one of those. SKIP. It's NY. We have way better options. The food was truly bad. We had to beg for salt and pepper. I say beg because our waiter was an endangered species for most of our meal. It took a full 30 minutes (after asking, which was an olympic event in itself) to get the check. Nice view. Nice decor. Food is second rate. Service is terrible.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Robert has a spectacular view from most seats. Thrilling for special occasions. The food is fine.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

We understand that not everyone can be seated by the windows, but with other better tables available, we were seated by a noisy large party. Was this an inexperienced host person? After our waiter went off duty we were forgotten.

Living in the neighborhood, we had hoped to add this to our list of regular places, but alas.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic view and delicious food! Perfect dinner before visiting the opera.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Perfect, service was exceptional, the overall environment was very pleasant and my client enjoy the visit, too.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We arrived on time for our reservation and were sat right away. The table was a corner window view - perfect for a date- private. Live piano music, fresh flowers on the table, friendly staff, prompt service. We had a prefixe menu that evening for valentines. Filet mignon and lobster was everything you would want- perfectly cooked - perfectly seasoned - perfectly paired with sides. My husband and I are pretty causal but we come here for most every special occasion. The dessert is beyond - almost life changing. It’s expensive and worth it. See you next time Robert.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

It’s only worth it if you are next to the table. Turns out these fill up weeks in advanced. The food was not Hugh quality but tried to be fancy

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Un bon compromis à tous les niveaux

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Very disappointed. Our fish entrees were very bland. We've had better there and we hope this isn't a trend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The service was excellent as always. I had a mozzarella sandwich for lunch. It was tasty. The salad was good. French fry was not crispy... Alway good to go back. Night view is nice. Recommend a table by window for a nice view!

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Wonderful place to meet friends for lunch - food is tasty, service is excellent and the view is phenomenal.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Visit of family

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Always a stellar place to go

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We were 8 for a special occasion on a Sunday brunch. The service was outstanding, from the hostess to the waiters and busboys. The view is great over Columbus Circle (our table was not close to a window, yet we could still enjoy partial views and the feel of openness and brightness) The decor fits the theme of the museum and feels like a good fit. The food was very good and the desserts were excellent. I had the strawberry napoleon which was a very sophisticated take on the classic with a puff pastry dough perfectly crunchy and light. Overall, the entire party enjoyed the place tremendously.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We love the magnificent location and views. Staff is wonderful, food excellent and we love the cool jazz brunch . I cannot wait to go back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We were very excited to get a table for brunch - even though we booked it only 2 days in advance. Our Sunday brunch reservation was for 11:15am and when we walked in the restaurant was maybe 20% full - with tables available by the window overlooking Columbus Circle. Instead, we were shoved into a corner table with a column up against us as the rest of the restaurant sat basically empty. The service was awful. My nephew asked what kind of coffees were available - he was told regular and decaf (really?). Our orders arrived but we were missing a side of chicken sausage, a cranberry juice and my latte came regular instead of skim. Remember: the place was basically empty. Talk about having the "C" staff - but for Sunday brunch? The views might be wonderful but the hostess would rather leave them open. And the food is good but the subpar service made the experience memorable for all the wrong reasons.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything we ordered was fantastic. The view was amazing as well. I would highly recommend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed our dinner at Robert very much. It was my wife's birthday and we both had a lovely time. Great food, scenic view overlooking Columbus Circle and excellent service. I would highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions and Saturday night dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Live Music, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Robert is a very attractive, stylish restaurant with a beautiful view of Columbus Circle and Central Park. They also have live music. We've had many very good meals there but the last couple of times, I think the food wasn't as good. My rack of lamb was overdone. Fortunately, they were happy to redo it. The accompanying sides were not hot and not up to par. I'm hoping this was unusual and that things return to the way they were.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Recently dined at ROBERT before an opera at the nearby Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center. Was thoroughly impressed with the ambiance, service, and food selection. This is definitely a "quality over quantity" type location. As suggested by several reviewers, I requested a window seat when making my reservation and while I was not granted the best of the best window seat, half of my party had a great view of the Central Park entrance right off Columbus Circle. My dining partners ordered a Manhattan and The Isabel and both loved them. The entrees were perfect, and I was even able to order two halves, since I was torn between two pasta dishes. A nice touch was the waiter asking if anyone in our party had food allergies.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Amazing food that was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. We received complimentary appetizers and desserts - small tastes but they added to the meal. The service was a bit slow.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Window table only with one month reservation. Only come here for the view. Food a disappointment. They try to make special with complimentary pre dinner and desert but main courses pretty presentation but taste Mediocre at best. A shame.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Not too busy at lunch time, very accommodating of having a baby with us.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Consistently great food, friendly service, and light, easy feeling (plus we had a table by the window)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent service, food , ambiance, and view. I loved the Moqueca (fish and shellfish in a rich coconut sauce with rice)!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food was fabulous. Seating at the window is the best location. Crowd was not too loud. Only concern was the waiter was slow and challenged my food request instead of placing the order I asked for, which was to simply bring vegetables to the table before my main meal. The elderberry champagne was lovely. I would definitely dine here again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Hostess not only honored my window seat request but offered me 2 possibilities. Great professional, friendly, helpful server. Good rolls. Good wine. Salmon burgers plentiful. Server arranged to have "Happy Birthday Janice" written on a plate with 2 delicious petite fours making the birthday lunch extra special.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

GREAT PLACE WITH AMAZING VIEWS IF YOU GET A WINDOW SEAT, FOOD WAS FANTASTIC GOOD CHOICE OF MEALS TO PICK FROM. SERVICE WAS GREAT FRIENDLY

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Nice view over Central Park. The food is nice but nothing insane. I would take my firends and family there to see the view and enjoy. For true New Yorkers, I will take them somewhere else.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Went primarily for the View but pleasantly surprised by the food and service.
Experience has shown me that some times location and quality don't always combine.

Happy to say that Robert provided both. While I would recommend making reservations way ahead of time if you want a window seat (definitely much better than any other seat in the house) the atmosphere and seating in the rest of the restaurant is nice as well. We sat in the "lounge" and were more than comfortable for two.

The mussels app was tasty with just the right amount of kick and the Scallop and Lamb entrees were both presented well and tasted great. I was also happy with the portions, 4 nice sized Scallops and 6 well cooked (medium on rare side) chops.

Out Waiter was attentive and knowledgeable but, not overly hovering and the support staff was there to clear, fill and clean as appropriate.

Over all a 4 Star experience. Don't look to compare it to NYC's bests but if you're looking for a VERY GOOD dinner in a unique setting with a wonderful view, Robert fits the bill.

And if possible, I do recommend trying to get a direct window seat, it will definitely make the experience that much more enjoyable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The stake for brunch menu was gigantic that was awesome surprise! High quality service! Fantastic view.

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Fun, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

A special place for special occasions or just for going out. People come for the views, which are striking, but the food is about as good and the warmth and intelligence of the staff is equal ton anyplace in the City. Given the stylish ambiance and the special location overlooking the Park, Broadway and Columbus Circle, the prices are quite moderate.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

If you're lucky enough to get even close to a window, the view up B'way at night, or into Central Park and over Columbus Circle are what would bring me back there even if food and service were not as good as they are. I bring visiting friends and relatives often.

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We had to wait an unusually long time for our food. Tables around us were served before we were even though we were seated first.
View from window is beautiful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Splendid food and polite but unobtrusive service, panoramic views of the circle and the park. A great way to impress business guests

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 (New England)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great view, which is only surpassed by the food. Terrific experience overall!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The Management and Staff at Robert's are outstanding. The food is delicious and beautifully presented. Special Shout-Out to Restaurant Manager & Banquet Director Richard for the fabulous window table and arranging VIP treatment.
This was a business luncheon and our client was impressed. Thank you everyone at Robert's for a job well done!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This was our third time at Robert. It was our anniversary and I requested a window seat a week in advance. We technically got a window seat but we were sitting at right angles to each other and I was staring at myself in a wall mirror - window was to my left. Not a big deal... we simply moved to the lounge area but they should not offer that table. It is quite disturbing to stare at yourself all through a dinner. Service was great as usual. Food was good but not memorable. For NYC the prices are quite reasonable. The view and the price makes this a good value and a solid place to take a date.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The breathtaking Central Park view never ceases to amaze guests at this wonderful restaurant. The delicious food and highly professional service add to the experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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