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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
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (20)
Special Occasion (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
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Good for Anniversaries (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Tapas (12)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fun (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Romantic (7)
Cozy (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Casual (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Authentic (3)
Live Music (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, not so great service, a good alternative to prix fixe menu to pay for less much food at a better price

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 3 days ago

lovely Valentine's day dinner experience. The lobster bisque should be on the menu all the time.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 4 days ago

We went for an early Valentines Day celebration and were not disappointed. Excellent wine and excellent food combined with excellent service. A win all the way around.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 7 days ago

Anniversary dinner. Melissa was very nice!

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined 7 days ago

Leah was fantastic and the food was wonderful!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 7 days ago

We had a wonderful time at Robust. The wine is great but so are the cocktails. The food was awesome and the wait team were wonderful. We had a group of 15 and they accommodated us all very well. Worth going for any occasion!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great meal and wine selection, Enjoyed having Joshua as our waiter, again, and suggesting several dinner items and the wine.

Tags: Tapas
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

A very upbeat place with a nice ambiance and friendly, attentive wait staff. Good wine list, the menu carrries a pleasing variety of choices and the items we selected were very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Tapas, Casual, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We arrived at 6:15pm to eat and go to a Rep play. It was quiet when we arrived. "Energetic" was a nice word for the noise level when we left at 7:30. The food and service were supurb. The onion soup was delicious, as was the beet salad. Salmon was cooked interestingly and properly-not raw but not too cooked and dry. Two of us shared these dishes and had more than enough. The wine choices were wide enough for almost any taste. There were enough single malt scotch choices to satisfy most scotch drinkers. Coffee was fresh and strong and the pot de creme (salted caramel) was delicious but a little rich with all the whipped cream on top. Service was prompt, friendly and courteous. The staff seems to cooperate nicely with each other. A satisfying experience and we will return when we can be a bit more leisurely.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Lighting was way too dark to see the menu.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We enjoyed two new flights, one from Maysara, an Oregon winery we visited in 2016, and one featuring three Syrah’s. Food was very good as usual - chowder, flatbread, & roasted cauliflower. Service was outstanding.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Always good food and service! My brother treated me to lunch for my birthday, it was his first time here and he was impressed also!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

A great place to share and enjoy wine. Really enjoyed our flights and recommendations. The duck bacon was great for me and the trout with crab was very tasty. Awesome chocolate mousse dessert with plenty to share.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It was very pleasant, the service was outstanding, the wine flight was very good, the food was as. It always is ....outstanding. Love Robust.
Pleasant

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on January 25, 2018

A great intimate atmosphere with great wine flights and creative dishes. Live music on Thursday’s. A real must!

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Outstanding experience at Robust. It was our first time visiting. The wine flights are wonderful way to experience variety of wines for little cost. Wait staff super attentive and friendly. Great menu options. The cauliflower and French onion soup were standouts on this winter evening.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Went there after a play at Webster University. Was not crowed after the play. Was seated immediately and service was good. Shared plates were good and so were the drinks. Great place for conversation and shared food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great guidance from waitress on both food and wine.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Robust is one of our local favorites as we love the atmosphere and tasty food! This visit was enhanced by a lovely corner table, a delightful guitar player/singer, and awesome service by our waiter, Kip. We savored glasses of our favorite Pinot Gris, roasted
cauliflower, delicious roast chicken entrees and a salted caramel custard dessert. We will be going back soon and often!

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 18, 2018

My husband found his steak to be tasteless. Mty trout was fine good.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent food and a great wine selection. Be sure to try a wine flight, or make your own with the small pours. It can be a bit pricey as the small plates can add up.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Post-theater date with my husband. We arrived a bit early and were seated immediately. Nice service. Very good food choices. We each selected different wine flights.
I ordered decaf coffee with my dessert but the coffee arrived cold. The server was apologetic and quickly had a fresh pot made and replacement fresh cup to my table.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We had a party of 4. Leah was very attentive and engaging. The food was excellent. Will go back soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This was the first time we had been to Robust for dinner. We have been for lunch and stopped in for a drink. We had a wonderful meal with great service! The place was crowded, so glad we made a reservation. Table was ready for us and we could not have asked for a better meal. We will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fantastic server - Kip. Great wine flights and food. An all-around great experience.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The ambiance is great at Robust and on Wednesday’s they have 15% off flights which is advertised in their menu! My whole group ordered flights and they were amazing until the waitress didn’t give us the discount and then acted like it wasn’t a thing until we showed it to her in the menu. It was a big deal to have her redo the ticket so she didn’t. Only critique of the evening was that the waitress should know the evening specials and be extra willing to correct the bill when she doesn’t!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Birthday dinner. Obviously not a romantic place, but after 70 years, who cares. The very best part of the dinner was Kip, our waiter. Pleasant, knowledgeable and with just the right amount of attention. We tried a couple wines, had wine with dinner and on his recommendation, bought a couple bottles to take home. Dinner was great, particularly the beet salad and onion soup.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We dined after The Rep, so the restaurant was quiet.b Trout was perfectly prepared. Carmilized Cauliflower was delicious. Will definitely return.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Everything about this place was satisfying. Don’t miss Staub’s gourmet grocery next door on your way to or from Robust.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food was great, waitress made sure we met our time schedule and always great wine selection!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 13, 2017

disappointing. Have eaten here three times before and it has gone down in quality service. Was out of special at 630pm,and out of scallops on menu. Waitress was not helpful with wine selections, and did not even ask how we wanted steak prepared. When I asked for med-well, I got med-rare. It used to be nice place to eat, will not go back now. Too pricey for that poor service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great service by Melissa and Amy at the bar and food was fantastic. Great gathering place after work. Would definitely recommend and will be a repeat customer.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 10, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great atmosphere.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 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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