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Robust, Webster Groves, MO
Robust, Webster Groves, MO
Robust, Webster Groves, MO
Robust, Webster Groves, MO
Robust, Webster Groves, MO

Robust

4.6
4.6
1182 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Bistro, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Mid-Day Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (314) 963-0033
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Zack Dale
  • Catering
    Featuring Chef Eric Brenner<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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
  • Neighborhood
    Webster Groves
  • Cross street
    Rockhill Rd
  • 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.
  • Public transit
    Bus Stop<br />Metro Link at Shrewsbury
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • California Wanderlust

    $85.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Luli Wine Dinner featuring Owner and Master Sommelier Sara Floyd. Wednesday, March 6th Indulge in a three-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Zach Dale, expertly prepared with a curated selections of wines from Luli https://luliwines.com/ , crafted by Winemaker Jeff Pisoni. Discover the artistry of winemaking as Sara shares her insights and tasting notes, guiding you through each wine and its unique characteristics. Sara Floyd, a distinguished Master Sommelier, will enhance your wine knowledge and expertise. She will provide valuable insights into the world of wine, helping you appreciate the nuances and complexities of each pour. Limited seats are available for this extraordinary event
  • Inspire Your Desires: Wine and Chocolate Tasting

    $50.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Inspire Your Desires: The Art of Chocolate and Wine Join us on Sunday, March 10th from 2-5pm, for a fabulous Sunday Funday event - a CHOCOLATE and WINE Tasting. Enjoy a sampling by Bijoux Chocolates and Kakao Chocolate. 15-20 wines expertly paired Also includes an assortment of cheese & charcuterie. Wines and Chocolates will be available to purchase.

What 1,182 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Louis

    Healthy

  • St. Louis

    Hot spot

  • St. Louis

    Neighborhood gem

  • St. Louis

    Great for fine wines

  • St. Louis

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Downtown

    Healthy

  • Downtown

    Hot spot

  • Downtown

    Neighborhood gem

  • Downtown

    Great for fine wines

  • Downtown

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Downtown

    Lively

1,182 Reviews
  1. Lawrence

    St. Louis

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food of various types. Last night I really enjoyed the lobster bisque — outstanding!!! I let the staff choose my wine. They never disappoint.

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  2. AndrewG

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was phenomenal and the double ipa on the canned beer list was smacking!

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  3. cmneu

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and wine pairing suggestions. LOVED the wine and chocolates pairing for dessert.

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  4. DorrieM

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We realize it was Valentine’s Day, so that may have been the culprit here. But… we were encouraged to order all our courses up front, which we won’t do again. Each subsequent course arrived long before we were finished with the previous one, leading to a crowded table and a sense of being rushed, which wasn’t what we were seeking for a VD meal…. Food delicious, wait staff lovely, all else good. But timing of the courses was oblivious to the pace of consumption.

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  5. KCCR

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but not great. Service was about the same. Probably won't return as the soup was the only noteworthy thing on the menu.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the live music at Robust. The wine and service were also good.

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  7. LauraT

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I Llke Robust a lot, and our food was good. Unfortunately, even though there were only a few tables seated, the service was slow. Put a damper on our lunch

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  8. KimH

    St. Louis

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a great culinary experience at Robust. Awesome atmosphere! Love the options… shareables, big plates, wines & cocktails! Our servers are always fun! Knowledgeable and friendly. Last night we had Maddie and she was delightful!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was lovely for a date night. Cozy and warm with a fun vibe

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  10. Lawrence

    St. Louis

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One great characteristic of a good restaurant is consistency. Robust has consistently good food and service.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Lake of the Ozarks

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great appetizers. Didn’t have a lot of the wine we asked for. Overall good time

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  12. mattm

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding atmosphere, food and wine! Plus the service was great!

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  13. Winelover

    St. Louis

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Two girlfriends in for lunch. I had the chowder....DELISH. She had a salad. And we shared the mushroom tart. Delectable. A couple of glasses of wine, and a friendly and helpful server, made for a lovely get-together. Highly recommend.

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  14. Lawrence

    St. Louis

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was very busy last night but the food still came out timely. The servers were very attentive. I had only soup and it was delicious. The wine is always excellent. I always get the red wine flight.

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  15. PerriW

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Robust nevers disappoints! A must go and experience if you haven't.

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  16. MicheleB

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food, acoustic guitar music and ambience. Great place to go for a girls night with my friend.

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  17. BarbV

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you. Great experience and wonderful service!

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  18. Pegl

    St. Louis

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last minute dinner and as usual it was great. A comfortable spot with low key music. Good vibe!

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  19. KateH

    St. Louis

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The food is wonderful! Always a great experience!

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  20. ViBu

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good service and food. A bit too noisy. Great for trying different wines.

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  21. JenW

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The atmosphere was nice and the live music was a fun bonus! The wines we had were tasty, as well as the food. My only real gripe is that the food was overpriced. The Mushroom Tart was laughably small (and boring and depressingly underseasoned) for someone to want to throw 16 bucks away.

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  22. KellyG

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    For the price the portions were extremely small. Went back to the office and made myself a salad. I would recommend your place to a friend but would also let then know about the cost and portions.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service from the time we walked into the restaurant. The cocktails were quite tasty. Food was good. Fish was a bit overcooked but nothing bad at all. over good experience.

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  24. BFCfromSGF

    Springfield

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was gathering of old friends, who hadn’t seen each other in a while. We wanted to meet at a place where we could have conversation, some good wine, and some great food. Robust checked off all those boxes. To top it off, the service was outstanding, and we had a great evening. .

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Was suppose to be a neat new year’s experience but there was no speakeasy. Worst new years ever

    1 person found this helpful

  26. Lloyd

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    I guess I did not pay attention. I did not realize that it would be a pre-set menu for new years eve with the minimum price for a dinner at $85 per each. I also did not realize that the wine pairing was in addition to the $85. I was on a first "real" date with a nice person and I guess I just dealt with it. The options of scallops or prime rib were both items that I don't like, but I dealt with it. I like robust for a casual wine bar, but the bill was $240 for what I consider a not so great dinner with entrees I did not like. We could have eaten at a very fine high end restaurant for that cost. I am a regular working person and I am not used spending that kind of money, The wait staff was good, but we could have had a much better time and meal for a lot less somewhere else. I am sorry to make this type of review, but this was the most expensive dinner I think I have ever had and I did not enjoy the food.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. JamesK

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Robust is a favorite place where a friend and I get together for wine and dinner at the bar. We particularly enjoy the tenderloin entree follow by the 4-cheese plate. On this visit Kelcey did a great job in recommending a champagne before the meal and a red to accompany it.

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  28. NonaLisa

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ashley was a great server. The champagne toast for our anniversary was a nice surprise. Live music was pleasant and not too loud. Food was amazing and my food allergies were attended to by the kitchen. Robust is always a nice experience. Happy holidays!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Aargh. I’m super disappointed to write this review. My wife and I live in WG and are eager supporters of all the restaurants here. We haven’t had a night out just the two of us in a while, so we got a sitter and met after work at Robust. We had a precious hour and a half for dinner and wine together, and left without having eaten. We ordered our food at 6:15 and waited. At 7pm, the waiter came by and said he’d check on the order. A few minutes later he came back to say that our order did not go through to the kitchen. We were disappointed, but figured they’d take care of us. We watched as he went back again, only to return to tell us that the kitchen was backed up and we were likely not going to get our food “for quite some time. “ We told him that we only had our sitter for a short period of time, and that after an hour and twenty minutes, we were disappointed to cancel our order. From there, he went to the manager (she couldn’t care less), and he returned with a $10 off business card for our next visit. All of this after we ordered and drank a $100 bottle of wine. We get how it goes on the restaurant scene. We support (now past tense) the Madrina venture down the street under same ownership, but now we feel like it is not worth the time to go to an expensive restaurant whose manger can’t even take the time to look us in the eye when they screw up. Save your money and go to Olive and Oak. Mark, the owner there, would have gone out of his way to be sensible and make sure that we left feeling good about our experience. Come on, Robust. It’s a low hanging fruit to invest in people who likely would have gone back 20x in a year. Instead, you chose to ignore us and shimmy us away with a $10 card that we will never use.

    2 people found this helpful

  30. Lawrence

    St. Louis

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great wine. Aimee orchestrated a great experience for our small group. It is always a fantastic experience at Robust.

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  31. CoralC

    St. Louis

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We always like going to Robust. This time we sat in the back. In a quiet area. Which was perfect. It was buys. Many people going for the holidays. Only two things. Our table was right next to the coffee machine. They were pouring coffee every 10 minutes right behind my head. Bit uncomfortable. We could also see an office / register area form our table. I always think these areas should not be in open spaces that customers can see. They are always little messy. Which is normal, it is a working area. Just a suggestion. Overall we had a great time and my boyfriend loved the snowball drink. It was pretty cool. And I found out about the wine program I can buy wine bottles. I didn’t know that.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Don’t go late at night, the kitchen and bar were slow and you could tell our waiter knew

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  33. KatyC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great holiday themed cocktails! Entrees were delicious, I had the stuffed trout which was awesome-chocolate torte paired nicely with espresso martini!

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  34. GregS

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful dining experience! The desserts are amazing! Get two.

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  35. JanS

    St. Louis

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It took longer to receive our main entries than expected.

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  36. out4din

    St. Louis

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good. Server was personable but made several errors with the drink orders. Irish Coffee doesn't contain Old Forester bourbon. One drink was switched from one version to a holiday style with no notice or agreement. She was very nice, but either she or the bartender was not well trained.

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  37. SandraO

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner entrees and atmosphere were lovely. The live entertainment was also nice. The only negative experience was the bread pudding dessert. It was extremely dry - not like what I expect for bread pudding. The only thing that made it edible was the scoop of ice cream on top.

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  38. Lawrence

    St. Louis

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last night I tried the steak soup that my server recommended. It was some of the best soup I have ever had. Unbelievably tasty. And the wine pairings were great too.

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  39. Wendy

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waitress Brittany made our dinner delightful … but the music by FARSHIDE exceeded all expectations to make god a wonderful evening with my son

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  40. AliciaS

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The miniature portions certainly didn’t justify a $130 bill. While our waitress was nice, she was nonexistent most of our visit. We will not be returning.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided

FAQs

Robust offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 963-0033.

Robust is rated 4.6 stars by 1182 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Robust

227 W. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Rockhill Rd
  • Neighborhood
    Webster Groves
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Mid-Day Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Bistro, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • 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.
  • Public transit
    Bus StopMetro Link at Shrewsbury
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Zack Dale
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (314) 963-0033
  • Catering
    Featuring Chef Eric Brenner<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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
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