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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.
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: Dinner 4:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Featuring Chef Eric Brenner
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.
For inquiries or to begin your planning process please contact Chef Eric Brenner at email@example.com
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.
Metro Link at Shrewsbury
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Robust Ratings and Reviews
The food was only okay. Our meal took an incredibly long time to come out. The waitress apologized when it finally came, but never stopped to check in with us while we were waiting, for example to offer bread or anything else. At the end of the meal, the waitress sent us a free dessert because the meal took so long, but didn't ask us what we wanted, or if we wanted anything else, and sent a dessert that neither I nor my husband enjoyed. Would not recommend, will not be going back.
Had tickets for an 8 pm show on a Friday night so had an early (6:15) reservation. Problem was that my late afternoon meeting kept going on. I went on Open table and modified to 6:30. Easy. Then I went on Open Table and modified to 6:45. Easy. Then I called the restaurant when I got in the car and told them I was on the way but it would be after 7. They held the table. Then they told us what food the kitchen could get out fast, and they had a glass of wine in my hand in 3 minutes. The food was out shortly after. It was delicious. Service extraordinary. And we made the 8 pm curtain with 5 minutes to spare!
The place is in need of a menu refresh . They are still serving “summer squash” in late November for example. The quality of food has slipped as well. The meatballs where inedible- drenched in a horrible sauce . The story was the cook was using a different pepper. The service was good and they did their best to handle the issue. Some key people most knowledgeable about wine are no longer working there .
Horrible experience the night I went with my girlfriends. We had a 7pm reservation and got seated right away and by 7:45pm we still had not been served our wine or any food. We asked the waiter about it and he was extremely rude to us. He told us, "we were not really smart girls" We ended up leaving. Worst dining experience I have ever had.
I have loved this place for years. They continue to serve great small and large plates and have a wonderful selection of wine flights. Their menu as well as the staff helps with the wine pairings to accompany the food. The service was great! The waiter knew when to check in and when to let us chat away. It was a girls night out this time. The ambience is great with wines crate panels decorating the wall and a stream of Napa photos on the flat screen. We sat inside but the outside patio was quite lively since it was the perfect weather that night!
I visited twice in 2014/2015 when we lived in Kirkwood. Loved the food and wine. We moved to St Charles in summer of 2015. But friends and I met here Sept 2017 and it was as fantastic as ever. It got a bit loud at times and the ladies room had 1 stall. Our group loved it. Will be back again!
We are so sorry to report that even though we wanted Robust to be a "Great " experience, it was not. Waiting 25 minutes for a 2 glasses of wine on a Friday night at 8 pm is not acceptable when there are so many options available on Lockwood in Webster Groves. Our server explained that he had just seated 5 tables and was slammed but all would be good from there. I was just fair from that point on. Baby Spinach salad with long stems, I wouldn't serve that at home, cool Crab Cakes, again I wouldn't serve that at home either. I'm sure that many folks have had wonderful experiences here, but we did not. We didn't take it out on our server, still left over 20% tip, but we won't be back.
Discrepancy with $ withdrawn from our gift cards. Receiver a total bill but Never received a bill to review after gift card was charged. We had two gift cards and the balance left on the card with the balance isn't correct. Upon reviewing at home called restaurant the next day to discuss discrepancy but restaurant has not returned my call. I don't know if waiter added a tip and deducted this from the gift card, however we left a cash tip on the table. Very frustrating.
Robust is one of my favorites. Met four girlfriends on a Wednesday. We five were seated at a round table which was great for conversation. Enjoyed happy hour and ordered one of everything from the happy hour app menu (five items), and indulged on wine. Server was friendly and attentive.
We used to love this place when we lived here 7 years ago. New management apparently makes all the difference. Wine is still good, food is tasty, but service is beyond slow. 90 minutes in we had tow wine flights and two starters. we planned on dinner, but stopped there. Watched numerous patio customers coming in to look for their servers. Product without service is worthless!!
My friends and I choose Robust for our monthly book club meeting! It was a great environment and they had live music in the background to enjoy! We were able to do wine tastings, however the pricing did get messed up and had to be redone. Our server did not give us the nightly special on wine flights, we had to ask for that discount to be taken off.
The whole family went to Robust for our daughter's 21st birthday. It was a great evening. Aimee took *exceptional* care of our table, and we very much appreciated that. The food was excellent. My daughter especially enjoyed the cheese plate and the molten chocolate -- as well as her flights of wine. Thanks for a great evening, Robust.
Started the evening with an excellent bottle of PJ Zinfandel. The beet salad is always a favorite. I enjoyed a sausage & mushroom flatbread. My partner enjoyed Borscht soup and a Caesar Salad. We ended with coffee and Ruby Port. The service was prompt and friendly. We eat at Robust often.
We have dined at Robust several times in the past and had looked forward to spending our anniversary dinner there. Having previously given verbal recommendations, I will not in the future.
Despite being only half occupied, the noise was frequently disruptive of our conversation.
A regular patron arrived and was enough commotion that we couldn't acquire our server's attention.
The hostess paid us more attention than our waitress. Generally weak service.
The scallops we're poorly prepared and small for the price.
The wine selection and cocktails lived up to expectation.
The recommended cheese board paired well with the drinks.
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