Webster Groves might have a reputation as a great place to raise a family, but let's be honest: Sometimes you need to get away from the kids. You don't have to go very far, though. Located at the western end of what passes for Webster's downtown, Robust is the ideal place to enjoy being a grown-up again. The décor is classy, but the vibe is casual. Enjoy a full meal or take a seat at the handsome bar for a glass of wine. The list features a wide range of wines by the glass, which you can sample in three- or six-ounce pours. Get together with some friends and try one of the one-wine flights — or, if your kids have been really rotten, try all of the different wine flights by yourself. Whatever you order, revel in this opportunity to chat with a neighbor about something besides SpongeBob. At least until the baby sitter calls.
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