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Robust, Webster Groves, MO

Robust

4.6
4.6
1214 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

11:30 PM


Booked 11 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

  • Rosé Rendezvous - A Pink Affair

    $10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    May 29, 2024 only
    Join us for a Rosé tasting on the patio, more than 15 wines. May 29th from 6-8pm. Wear pink and receive 10% off retail bottle purchases.

What 1,214 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Louis

    Great for fine wines

  • Downtown

    Healthy

  • Downtown

    Hot spot

  • Downtown

    Neighborhood gem

  • Downtown

    Great for fine wines

  • Downtown

    Great for outdoor dining

1,214 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had the charcuterie with meat and cheese. It was very good but I think it could have had a little more to it for the price. Crab cakes good but needed seasoning, so did the shrimp and grits. Not bad though and I would go back.

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  2. Pegl

    St. Louis

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mother’s Day pre dinner. Excellent service. Great selection of wine and dinner menu offered numerous choices many gluten free which I need for celiac. Tried smoked cheddar cheese plate for first time and it did not disappoint. Best gf crackers I ever had. Service was friendly, hard working and competent. Will return.

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  3. James

    St. Louis

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is always great. And the food is always wonderful. Last night I had the new seafood salad, which was phenomenal. And the wine I was served was excellent.

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  4. PattiH

    St. Louis

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was excellent and very attentive to our needs. Our lunch was delicious! Love their chicken salad sandwich.

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  5. Mdine

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Was ok Not a lot of selection on food Small portion

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  6. MelZ

    St. Louis

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wine flight and Bibb salad were yummy. We split the Coq Au Vin and the server brought us our individual portions already plated. We also enjoyed the acoustic guitar duo during our visit.

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  7. KateH

    St. Louis

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff is so friendly. Amazing wines by the glass at great prices. The food is wonderful. Lots of tasty sharing options as well as entrees.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Aimee was a delight. We have been to many restaurants lately and the service has unfortunately been very haphazard. She was attentive and didn’t get anything wrong with our party of 9!! Than you so much! It really made our day special, as we were all there, as a family, for a 21st birthday. I can’t say how much your server really made our experience. We will be back because of your wonderful food and service!

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  9. James

    St. Louis

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is a neighborhood gem. I go there regularly. The food is unique and the wine opportunities are the best in the city. You can get 3 or 6 oz. pours. Try the charcuterie. It is fantastic.

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  10. CarmenB

    St. Louis

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We are not first timers to Robust. We find it to be a typical quaint Webster Groves establishment. Pleasant and consistent. Since it was early in the evening it was still quiet, and we could have a conversation. My cocktail was a delicious work of art, my Pinot Noir was excellent. Our food was very good. My Coq au Vin had a perfectly cooked crust and a very tasty broth, albeit a bit salty. My husband enjoyed his chicken flatbread. All was delicious in manageable appetizing proportions. And all very reasonably priced. The service was excellent.

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  11. Oliver

    St. Louis

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's always great to go back to Robust, and to remember just how good the food is! Already can't wait for next time.

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  12. TimoC

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great service and an impressive wine selection, however, $18 for a common cocktail was bit steep

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  13. SandraO

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely dinner with an old friend, not much more to say but apparently 50 characters are required.

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  14. mattm

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time here!!! The wine was incredible! Try the VDR wine! Food is hard to beat and the ambiance is incredible!!!

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  15. James

    St. Louis

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. LauraT

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. James

    St. Louis

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 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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  25. 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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  26. mattm

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 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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  27. Winelover

    St. Louis

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 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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  28. James

    St. Louis

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. Pegl

    St. Louis

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 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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  33. KateH

    St. Louis

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. BFCfromSGF

    Springfield

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 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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  39. 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

  40. 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

FAQs

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

Robust is rated 4.6 stars by 1214 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 11 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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