Robust

4.6
1043 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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KSchaeff
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for wine flights, conversation, and charcuterie.

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viphomechef
Kansas City
59 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

When we were seated in a dining room behind the bar (couldn't see the bar from our table, nor vice versa) we asked the hostess who'd led us to the table to please lower the volume of the big band playlist coming from the ceiling speaker close by our table. "I will do that" she said, but didn't. When our waiter showed up five or six minutes later, we asked him the same thing. At that point, there were a total of 9 people in the room, including ourselves, at three different tables; all the rest of the tables were unoccupied and would remain so through our time there. "Well, we have other customers here" he objected, and we countered that we wanted to be able to have a conversation, that suffering from tinnitus as we do, loud music was not acceptable. He reached into a cabinet and turned the volume down a little. At least he seemed to make an effort, although it remained at a level that we found uncomfortable. From that point he was at best curt, at worst indifferent; our service slowed but we weren't in a hurry so we put up and shut up.

The food was excellent. We'd eaten here once before on a previous trip to St. Louis, and had had a similarly satisfying experience with the menu. It's varied and well-realized cuisine. No complaints there. Wine options were very good as well.

So back to our waiter. Like the other staff we saw, he was masked, but with a gaiter, soiled and tattered, with an American flag design. Not only was this offering him and us virtually no Covid protection, it seemed disrespectful, of the US flag at the least. His short sleeves revealed two arms full of tattoos, the image on his right forearm of a nuclear mushroom cloud (Hiroshima?). The effect was both off-putting and menacing. Was there some kind of message there? I know that it's difficult to get and retain restaurant help these days, and that tattoos are many peoples' rightful means of expression, but things just added up menacingly in this instance. It gave us pause, to say the least.

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ajcarp63
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The wines were delicious and the ambience was excellent, but the service was very, very slow and the waitress was not really paying us any attention. We had to go to the bar to retrieve our drink order. They acknowledged it was very busy but it looked like they were not full but short-staffed.

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vipFunEats
Orlando
40 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been a few times and have always enjoyed the wine and food menu. This time did not disappoint, as the service and food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful night at Robust. Quiet, romantic and truly delicious food.

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vipout4din
St. Louis
42 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoy Robust. The cocktails, wines and food are very good, and the service is always excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food, excellent service, plenty of options & consistently enjoyable

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MoMickey
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance and food are first rate; albeit a little pricy side. The only downside is it can be a bit noisy when they are full.

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SteveP
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tapa were good ... main dish, sea bass slightly dried out, but very edible and nicely plated. Service was very good.

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GinnyJ
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Consistently the best!

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vipbobbybrat
San Francisco
94 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great wine bar. Tasty food, nice wine selection, enjoyed the wine flights and service was very good. Nice place for small, shareable plates

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Excellent and prompt service. Wine flights are such a great way to discover what you like. Unfortunately we did not care for our entrees at all - the chicken confit tasted like very bland chicken spiced up with sriracha. Starters were just ok. Desserts were really good. Our server explained that the menu changed not only with the season, but to choices that allow them to keep prices down when their costs are rising. Personally I would rather pay a little more to get better tasting food. Example: crab cakes used to be a menu staple but are now “seafood cakes” - not the same and not good.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to Robust for a while; it did not disappoint. Food was delish and plenty of gluten free available too.

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vipcfklobucar22
St. Louis
54 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved the dining atmosphere. Good wine list for beginners. We stopped in and liked that we were not rushed. Enjoyed a lovely evening.

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GeorgeB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a busy Saturday night and the staff was stretched but knowledgeable and we're doing their very best to serve their customers. I especially appreciated Mark Webber's attention. The maitre d'.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and service were excellent! Our server made the celebration of our three birthdays extra special ♥️

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LisaBW
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff! Friendly and helpful. Perfect place out for a date or a gals' night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food. Terrific service. A fun lively atmosphere. My girlfriend and I celebrated an anniversary, and it was awesome - as usual. The wine flights of three glasses are fun, and allowed us to sample new wine brands. It was a great dinner for us.

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vipBobW
St. Louis
68 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had two fish items on menu and ran out of one. The one left was bland and very average. Disappointing.

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vipAlesu
Cincinnati
117 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We are love the foods at Robust. We all had the delicious and wonderful Robust Chowder on a cold night. We were very lucky to have Brianna service our table. She is very knowledgeable about the menu. She was well travelled in several Asian countries, especially in Japan, so has a very nice demeanor with us.
For Dessert we all wanted the Salted Caramel Pot de Creme. She advised us it was extremely rich, and that we should maybe ordered only 2 to start, and if we really want to order a third dish, she will be happy to bring it. Well, she is absolutely correct, I would have not been able to eat that Pot de Creme by myself. Sharing one dish with my husband is perfect. We are thankful for Brianna’s advice.
Next trip we are in the area, we definitely will dine at ROBUST again, and would love to have Brianna service our table.

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ChrisL
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is very good from their new menu and they have excellent drinks. Service was very good. Can get pricey with drinks and wine.

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GinnyJ
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always great! Our group really enjoyed ourselves! Thx Stanley for your awesome hospitality!

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HeatherW
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service and food in town hands-down! Aimee and Ashley and Mark are unbelievable. The staff treats you like family.

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JoyceDel
Clacks
12 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We shared a charcuterie board for two and i thought it was rather sparse. 2 small wedges of cheese and i mean small! Meat was good

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ConnieM
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable; servers very attentive. Food arrived promptly. Entertainment was amazing. The sound quality was perfect and not too loud as to block out conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Love Robust and their music. Only problem this time is I ordered my favorite wine, Jorche, and one of the people at our table ordered a flight which was supposed to have Jorche. We found ot they had no Jorche and gave us a substitute wine without letting us know.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Live music playing when you walk in and a warm, inviting atmosphere. Charcuterie board could have used an eye to presentation, but was delicious. Shared plates were lacking: tuna tartare was bland, baked Brie was oily and “seafood” cakes (no crab available) were all breading and little seafood. Wine flight was delicious. Would return for the wine and ambiance, but would eat before we went!

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ElizabethAC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We return to Robust often because the food is great, the service is awesome, and it’s a wonderful place to spend an evening catching up with friends or having a quiet dinner while reconnecting with family.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great but the singer was too loud.
Thanks

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MicheleB
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was awesome. Wonderful ambiance.

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patb
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

wait staff are friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our dining experience.

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LEOS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience, wonderful staff,, good food and great wine.

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Duchess
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful experience. The food was delicious! Our friend Robert Schless works there and we were able to see and talk to him.

It was a little too noisy for a date night.

Our waiter was very nice and would check on us without being interruptive. The order was filled in a timely manner.
Everyone was so nice.

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Dsis1
St. Louis
35 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We have been to Robust many times. This is the first time we have eaten near the bar; it was a little loud and the marble table was slick, making the cheese plate we got to share slide around on the table when we tried to get a serving. Our server was nice, but very slow to close out our bill. Other than those minor issues, we enjoyed the food and the wine and we will definitely go back, but will request a table in a different area.

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Exceptional
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The patio is fantastic. Service was a bit erratically timed and slow, but our server was knowledgeable and gracious. Food was good; the cheese and charcuterie plates were excellent, as were the meatballs, but the chicken in the smoked chicken pasta was a bit dry. Wines were excellent. The goat cheesecake was spectacular, as was our server's recommendation of a dry sparkling wine to go with it. The band was very good; it was fun to enjoy live music (unexpected treat) on our date night. We'd come back.

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DottieE
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great for Friday night end of the week wind-down.

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vipPaulM
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Doing everything right here. Wonderful casual wine bar with good food

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HeatherW
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and service is incredible and the food is fabulous! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, great food and great music from Baker Symes!

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CarolW
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I met for dinner on the patio and there were certainly several times when we had trouble hearing each other over the music. I like the music, but would have preferred it to be quieter.

FAQs

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

Robust is rated 4.6 stars by 1043 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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