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  1. Distance: 1.90mi
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About Robust

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.

227 W. Lockwood Ave.
Webster Groves, MO 63119
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Rockhill Rd

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(314) 963-0033

Website:
http://www.robustwinebar.com/

Catering:
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 cheferic@robustwinebar.com

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
Metro Link at Shrewsbury

Executive Chef:
Kris Janik

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Robust Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (29)
Good for a Date (21)
Special Occasion (21)
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Neighborhood Gem (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Happy Hour (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Fun (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Romantic (11)
Cozy (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Casual (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Authentic (5)
Healthy (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Tapas (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
People Watching (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Business Meals (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Live Music (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined 2 days ago

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 .

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 5 days ago

Very good food and service and lively atmosphere but not noisy.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Made reservation for three at 9:45pm. When we arrived, restaurant was closed.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great place for a special occasion- higher priced but fantastic quality and selections- will definitely return

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great atmosphere.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent small plates & wine. We go there often. Service is always friendly...

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was expensive. It was tasty but small portions and everything was a la carte. Glass of wine was $9. Pricey
I won’t go back

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food and wine were really enjoyable! It's go back again in a heartbeat.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Augustus, our server and the wine buyer made the experience fantastic with his wine and pairing recommendations. Can’t wait to return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Shrimp taco special was AMAZING. Robust is delicious always and the wine pairings are perfect.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fun, Live Music, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Meal was just so so, this was a second time there and it was not any better

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 29, 2017

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!

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was excellently prepared, tasty and nicely presented. Excellent selection of wines and beers to pair with the food. Outdoor dining is very nice on a spacious front patio.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Wine menu is exceptional and so was our service. Live music the night we chose to go.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Restaurant manage/ server was attentive and funny. Made great recommendations and we enjoyed the 2 hours spent there. We will return!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 14, 2017

we sat outside where there was music. the food was great and the music was nice and not so loud you could not talk.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Casual, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We enjoyed the wine flights and the tasting plates. Very good selections

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Decent visit that served in a pinch. Disappointed that the entree I hoped for was unavailable that evening. Food was fine - nothing blew us away, but it arrived timely and at the correct temperature. Service was attentive and helpful.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 25, 2017

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!!

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 17, 2017

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.

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·Dined on August 16, 2017

This isn't the second time we have come here for a girls night and again it did not disappoint!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food was very good wine flights very good service great

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Had a nice time. Food was good and service by Steve was great. He is very knowledgeable and attentive without being too visible

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Our server was very knowledgeable and more than willing to make suggestions. We ordered the escargot, the meatballs and a flatbread. They were all delicious. Will definitely be back!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We were sat at a table and then told that their kitchen was being renovated and they only had 5 items available. We left and went elsewhere.

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·Dined on June 30, 2017

We mostly loved the hospitality and the wine and food was wonderful!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 26, 2017

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.
Key issues:
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.

Positive aspects:
The wine selection and cocktails lived up to expectation.
The recommended cheese board paired well with the drinks.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Easy, delicious, pleasant. Great meal.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 21, 2017

We were there for Paella on the Patio, but it was so crowded that the paella sold out quickly. I am hoping they do it again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Dinner on the patio, quiet and enjoyable. First time with new menu so we tried new things. Food was good, wine was great! Service was perfect.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 11, 2017

To call Robust a "wine bar" doesn't do it justice. Yes, the wine selections and wine flights are well chosen, but the food (whether snack or meal) is pretty outstanding, as well.

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Sold our house

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 8, 2017

We enjoy Robust & dine there a couple times a year. We enjoy the Mediterranean style menus & the wine list/tasting menu. Wait staff is knowledgeable about wines & menus. Relaxing venue.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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