Robust

4.5
795 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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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St. Louis
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite places. We brought friends from out of town and they loved it. Fun with a group to do shareables.

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FF
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love coming here.

There was a group that appeared to be a bridal shower or some equivalent in their own room but the doors were wide open; they got a little loud which was less than ideal and, when they tried to close the doors between the two rooms, they kept slowly opening and making it impossible to contain their excitement to one space.

Not a big deal.

Great food, great wine (obviously), and an amazing staff.

I will definitely be back!

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JW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The paella was okay. No flavor, that’s unusual. Robust typically has great food.

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MM
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I selected Robust to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had a great time as always.

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MD
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We went for our anniversary, and knew that there was a fund raising event for dogs/cats going on as well. We took a table in the bar area, which in hindsight was probably not a good choice as many of bar patrons were pretty loud.
Our server Aimee was super. Because of the event, she was helping out behind the bar so was pretty busy.
However she was attentive to our concerns. Our bottle of bubbly was not cold enough, so she took our glasses and put them in the cooler (filled). then brought us a glass of an equivalent sparkling wine in the meantime.
This is what service is all about. She had the autonomy to correct a problem and we applaud her for that. Not all restaurants would have taken that action.

Food, as always was super, and Stan brought about a nice dessert for us to end the meal.
Can't be angry because it was a little noisy and busy when Robust is helping to raise some funds for the pet rescues.
We have been always been supportive of animal fund raisers as pet owners ourselves.

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g
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding food, wine and service. Our favorite wine bar.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience as usual. Everyone is so friendly & accommodating & you can’t go wrong with their recommendations. Highly recommend!

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j
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very nice meal of shareable starters and entrees, nothing to die for but everything was well prepared and match our wine selections...40% off wine on the 5th of the month certainly helped us go in for bottle #2. Will return for this type of value!

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LM
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is my favorite spot in the St. Louis area for an early dinner and wine tasting. I love the wine flights, and the head waiter (manager?) is wonderful although sometimes the other guys seem preoccupied. I also like the options for smaller plates as well as the dessert flights. Perfect for people who like to share.

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CC
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Robust. My wife and I routinely drive 30 min to eat there. Chowder is outstanding. The flatbreads are original. Shareables are unique and creative. There are enough items on the menu that it never gets old. Service is always great as are their cocktails.

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CC
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Soups and cheese are fantastic. Cocktails are original. Entree’s are a perfect portion size when combined with an assortment of shareables.

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BM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time here, and we really enjoyed it again.

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D
St. Louis
26 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We ate outside and they had live music (two guys with guitars). Very pleasant but not so loud that you couldn't have a conversation at your table. Food and wine were very good, as always. One of our favorite places.

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BN
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

My husband and I dined here to celebrate Father's Day. The service was spectacular, the wine options endless, and the charcuterie and cheese board very good. Salad was also very delicious.

However, all of our main dishes were, simply put, not good. The escargot we ordered consisted of a few incredibly overcooked snails out of the shell and drowning in what I can only describe as beef gravy. Our scallops were so overcooked they were rendered inedible. The final dish we ordered was just okay, with a few pieces of meat that were not appetizing.

Overall, we'd say this is an excellent place for happy hour, salads, and apps. The service was so great we didn't have the heart to complain, but for a nearly $200 meal with tip we will not be back for dinner.

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CS
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was awesome! The server made us a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses we liked. She told us about the specials and navigated us through the wine list. We sat outside which was nice. The food was really good. I would like to go back and try some other items.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From my wife’s pictures on Facebook, the cheese was plentiful.

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j
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Robust is one of my mom's favorites; we've never had a bad meal here. If you're looking for large portions this isn't the place for you, but we appreciate the reasonable serving sizes. Great food and wine selections, accommodating service, pleasant ambiance--what more could you ask for?

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CL
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

I'm usually never leave review but gosh where is the food. 20$ for a charcuterie and cheese plate with 4 ridiculous slices of meat !!!
I will advice people to only go for wine stay away from the food except if you have money to loose

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CS
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance! Our server was excellent with his recommendations! A great place for “date night”

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OT
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wine options and cocktails were excellent. Innovative small plates and shareables. Delicious. Service was superior.

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W
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, wine's varied and appropriate, food good several enjoyed the crab cakes and soup or salad, one of us had the scollops with lardon and shaved brussels sprouts. Deliciaous. Great service. Got us to the play on time! We love this place.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My daughter and I requested a table in the separate room and it was great. Our server was wonderful. I forgot to use my gift card and probably should have asked if he would rerun our tab. My only "complaint" was that a couple of servers or bussers kept doing housekeeping things at the table in the corner right next to us... Just felt a little less private or personal. Overall, a wonderful experience.

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LM
St. Louis
20 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends finally getting together and learning about CBD oil.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Champagne was warm and steak was cold.

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CC
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic chowder, amazing cheese plate special, lobster risotto was perfect. Their Manhattan cocktail was very good as well. Flatbreads are unique. Deserts are always a winner

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N
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always knowledgeable servers, good food and fun atmosphere. Excellent place to meet friends.

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R
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Generally wonderful wines....Caesar salad with shrimp was good, but the new chef forgot to add parmesan cheese. When it was requested, it was provided.

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DR
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great food , service and wine. Quite pricey for the small portions

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J
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Always fun to return to a place that was in our neighborhood when we lived in St. Louis over 10 years go and find it's just as good as it always was!

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LH
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For starters, our server Joshua, was nice, professional & knowledgeable.
That set the tone for the party.
He made us feel welcome, in a world in which we are often invisible. Food/cocktails and wine were all delicious, and we enjoyed ourselves to the point where I know we will need a Redux.
Thanks from the Gaggle of Gals!

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MS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at Robust! Excellent service, our waitress really knew the wine selection and was able to make great recommendations and took great care of us. We had a lot of shareables and every dish was delicious! Making a reservation was super easy online and our table was ready promptly.

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M
St. Louis
25 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Be prepared for small plates, but food is excellent. Personalized wait staff who knows menu and works to get you what you want. No hurry to move you for someone else—they want you to eat and relax. We were there for two hours wining and dining. Great place. Will return.

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OT
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Last minute decision for an impromptu Friday date night. Robust was a great choice! Exceptional wine list and cocktails. Delicious food and excellent service!.

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CP
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about Robust!!!!!

Best wine selection food fantastic pairings

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St. Louis
26 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I have been for dinner several times, but this was the first time I went for lunch. The lunch food is good and the service was great (there were very few customers when we went), however I like their dinner "shareable" menu better than the lunch menu

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JD
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the evening out with my wife. We each had a wine flight and the chowder. Nothing better than the chowder on a cold night. We continued our meal with shared small plates: charcuterie prosciutto, meatballs and crab cakes. All foods were excellent and served timely on a busy Friday evening. Would recommend for a night out.

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w
St. Louis
66 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy Robust. Tasty small plates and nice wines, with excellent service.

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OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! This is one of our favorite date night restaurants. All of the servers are well versed in the seasonal menu and wine offerings, and make great recommendations based on your preferences. Josh is our favorite, and his suggestions have always been spot on -- we have discovered several amazing wines that we might not have tried otherwise. Our favorite is to sit outside on the streetside patio when the weather allows, but the inside is great too!

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LL
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was not our first time to enjoy Robust- love the tapas for sharing and the wine flights are well selected! Enjoy the sassy grouping! We all enjoyed the variety. We will be back.

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MA
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at Robust and I absolutely loved it. It’s somewhat tucked away and has a very charming ambience, great food, and a very friendly vibe. I’ll be returning soon!

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