Robust

4.6
895 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
What 895 people are saying
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MarthaV
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent! Wine was great! Service was great! Felt comfortable with spacing and cleanliness regarding COVID. Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Robust, always a great meal!

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vipJuliaS
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our first time at Robust did not disappoint. The only thing was the menu had just changed so items we were hoping to try were not available. The Figgy Piggy Flatbread was amazing as was our dinner!

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vipTGI33
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robust is such a charming place with attentive, polite, creative servers. The food is creative and tasty, wine options abound! Outdoor seating is fun. Saturday night, there was music and a nice vibe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Menu is quite limited for main courses

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LizH
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always!

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vipPatrickA
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server made the dining experience absolutely amazing! The food was excellent and the cocktails were even better.

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Linda
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey but worth it. The outdoor patio is very nice. The service was very good. The food was excellent. In addition to the great wine, they had a nice beer list! We had a great time.

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MarleneM
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the food, atmosphere and slides of wine countries.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Overall it was a really pleasant experience. We went on a Friday evening and there was plenty of social distanced seating but also live music while instilled a bit of normalcy in to the evening. Staff was fairly slow but could be due to business of a Friday night.

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AnnS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robust is always a wonderful experience. Great food, wonderful wine, and unique cocktails. They have also done a great job with social distancing and their large patio has heaters to keep you comfortable on a fall evening.

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JohnD
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Crab cakes were great along with a very reasonable priced wine list. Lots of outdoor dining space.

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vipSandraS
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great outdoor seating area! Allows for fresh air and social distancing.

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Italybound
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pricey for what we got. Seems food portions are even smaller, but excellent as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best dining experiences we have had during Covid 19 pandemic. We were able to sit outside in comfortable setting with plenty of distance from other people/tables, enjoy fantastic wine and food, and even hear live music (acoustic guitar) in background. I highly recommend for a really great night out - that also allows you to feel safe & comfortable.

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Jenn
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! It was a beautiful evening, and the Taylor Streiff band was fabulous! Our waiter took excellent care of us, and everything was delicious! Can hardly wait to come back!!!

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ChrisS
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table, great ambiance, great live music.

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KathyT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining at Robust was excellent. Our server was fantastic and attentive. The food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful. Service is great, food is great, not one complaint.

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Picky
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine on the patio!

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vipTimK
Orlando
57 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Never visited Robust before. Very nice place with nice outdoor seating as well. We will definitely be back.

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vipSuzanneP
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent date night outside on the patio! Socially distanced and masks helped keep everyone safe!

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vipspoonball
Naples
58 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place to dine during pandemic. Tables are spread out, lighting is lovely. Menu is fun. Will go back.

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Stabes
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great basic red wine flight, deluxe cheese platter, crab cake and caprese salad. Perfect mix of food. My wife had the rose flight . Great wine! Left with 2 bottles

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vipTGI33
St. Louis
23 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were knowledgeable and attentive. Creative and enjoyable menu with great wine options, along with good beer and drink selection. Patio seating is nicely spaced; inside appears to be nicely spaced with plenty of room to feel safe. Will definitely return!

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KellyB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service! Highly recommend Robust for an evening out

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vipJJdiners
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio din

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2Dogs
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience2

I've been to Robust many times and I was hesitant to write this review because I know what a great restaurant it is...or can be. First, we were seated by a sewer lid, which maybe would have been okay if it wasn't so hot but it was hot. I should have asked to be moved but I didn't...my mistake. The good news is there was a breeze so the smell wasn't constant just an occasional whiff. Second, the tomato and mozzarella salad was small and only had 3 little bits of mozzarella...tiny bits. Not what I expected. The entree was ok as was the dessert but normally the entrees are spectacular. I felt like the second team was cooking. I will say our waiter was great. The evening was not what I expect from Robust and certainly not for the price.

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vipSharonS
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were there on a Friday night, seated outside with our friends - 4 in total. Even though there was an umbrella at our small table, the sun was a problem for about an hour. I know we were at a wine bar, but the wines (we recognized many labels) were very overpriced. They did have a binder full of multiple wines to choose from, fitting every palate, so you’ll find something you’ll enjoy. What they offered in small plates were interesting. I’ll only comment on what my husband and I ordered. We started with Prosciutto for him and the Braesolla for me. Both were served with thin sliced, very soft French bread. My Braesolla was served the typical Italian way - drizzled with olive oil and shaved paremesan and capers. Mine was delicious! My husband’s Prosciutto had tiny corbichons and the bread, which he found his dish tasteless. We passed on entrees - not a big selection. I ordered the Robust Chowder for my hubby - he likes food with a “kick” and I ordered the Calamari salad, (Husband was too busy talking and drinking, so I ordered). We both loved our dishes. The chowder does have a kick, so be warned if you don’t like a kick to your food. I would go back just for the Calamari salad. No lettuce with this salad, just Calamari ring, onions, and I’m sure celery (but not sure) - it was really delicious! Ashley, our waitress, and Brianna, another server, couldn’t have been better. Both were extremely friendly, courteous, and very helpful. They had a trio playing that night (apparently they have music every Friday night) and they were outstanding. The weather was beautiful, being with our friends was always so pleasurable, the wines, the food, the excellent service and the music made it a very special evening - one that will be unforgettable. It was the first time for the four of us to experience Robust, but it definitely will not be the last.

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RobynA
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful night out-side on the patio, live music that was wonderful and still able to talk and enjoy our table. food was delicious as always. corn chowder was especially good. Crab cakes were smaller than i remembered but was good to be back.

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ChrisB
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely enjoyable evening. Will plan to go again.

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Foodiegirl
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love Robust! One of my favorite go to for patio setting and great service. I think that the food is a bit overpriced but very good. I always leave there tipsy and hungry but I still love it there.

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KristineK
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Has ample outdoor seating and it’s always pretty easy to get a reservation. Food is decent, but a little under seasoned and pricy for what you get. Good wine selection. Always great, friendly service!

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Patr
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was the best they could do keeping within the COVID guidelines. We wish them well.

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RamL
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nifty Tapas style restaurant in Webster Groves area of St Louis, MO. A good spread of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrees and desserts. An excellent wine list; beers, liquors and cocktails. Attentive, consultative and outstanding service. The manager came out to check in between to make sure everything was alright. Excellent patio music. Ample sitting room inside and out. Lots of free parking In front and around. There’s a private room as well. Fresh food. Lots of vegetarian, vegan, seafood, and meat options. Healthy tapas style servings - not the typical over-sized servings. Casual dress code. A nice place to hang out with your family and friends. A little pricey but overall excellent dining experience. Highly recommended.

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WayneB
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted at the door by Stanley, the owner. Despite the storms they were still able to make paella. It paired perfectly with their fresh and flavorful calamari salad.

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Stldoll
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and atmosphere at Robust!

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KathieB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate out on the patio, which is actually in front of the restaurant. It was sunny when we first sat down, and the guy at the door went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable. The waiter was exceptionally nice and helpful as well. It was a beautiful evening and we enjoyed our sangria, good food and mellow music from the musician playing from 7 tlll 9. Spinach dip was excellent, as was the flatbread, and my husband enjoyed the steak wrap. Restaurant went out of their way to make sure tables were adequately spaced apart, and all employees wore masks. All-in-all a much-needed, enjoyable evening out at Robust in Webster.

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HeatherS
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love Robust! We had a great “wine down” to our Fathers Day.

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MartyB
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was a very nice night on the patio. A combo played some tunes. Our wine was very good but the portions of the plates were small.

FAQs

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

Robust is rated 4.6 stars by 895 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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