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The Crossing

7823 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105-3307
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Ranked #5 of 2,527 restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, French, Italian, Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Central Ave.
Transit: Metrolink station.
Description: Featuring local "farm to table" food using a breadth of farmer in the Missouri and Illinois communities. When asked to define of The Crossing, Owner/Executive Chef Jim Fiala often says that he is a chef that buys locally whenever possible and cooks as any French and/or Italian chef would given the ingredients sourced. Joining Jim is Chef Matt Abeshouse who brings a wealth of passion and expertise in classic French cuisine to the kitchen. Our food is fresh, organic (whenever possible), seasonal and by design very simple. The Crossing stays true to classic techniques and the chefs love showing off their skills and passion for elegant food.
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98% Recommend
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English first
Clayton, Missouri
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82 reviews 82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The Crossing is usually a "special occasion" restaurant for us, but, to be honest, I do not know why we do not visit more frequently. The menu selections, including the specials, always offer more than enough choices, even with my self-imposed food limitations. The quality of the food is always terrific. The service and atmosphere are excellent. The wine selection... More

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St. Louis, MO
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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We dined as 7 middle age siblings and spouses as a family reunion of sorts on a busy Saturday night of a holiday weekend. The restaurant graciously expanded our table from 4 to 7 with only 2 days notice. The decor seems to have been updated since my last visit several years ago and is now modern with great art... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is our third visit always great food and service, it is not an inexpensive place to eat but I have never left feeling I didnt receive my moneys worth

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary at The Crossing. The staff was outstanding! We both chose the tasting menu and substituted the special entree for the evening. Every course was sublime. At the end of our dinner, our waiter brought us out a special dessert (with a single candle) and two glasses of champagne to celebrate our 25 years. The... More

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New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner at the Crossing on Sat night the staff could not be more attentive. The ambience was warm and comfortable I had the tasting menu with the wine flight($32+30). The waiter gladly substituted items to enable me to create exactly what I wanted. My wife had the sweetbread appetizer and the anchovy/ fresh tomato salad.... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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135 reviews 135 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I, as we have for the last 10+ years, dined here for our anniversary; opting this time to give full control of our dining experience to chef/owner Jimmy Fiala with the Grand Tasting Menu. We answered a few brief questions to guide the course selections, and plate after plate of magic began streaming to our table! Soup,... More

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Washington, DC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Visited this restaurant for dinner with a large business group. The menu was varied and interesting. Wine list very good. There are two tasting menus available (actually, reasonably priced for the quality), and our waiter informed us that we could mix and match from the choices and also substitute specials if we desired. Every course was exceptional. Excellent salads. Especially... More

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St Louis, MO, USA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We chose this restaurant after several unsuccessful attempts to get reservations in the past. We were very happy that on a Tuesday evening we were able to get a reservation to celebrate our anniversary. They had 3 large tables of business people, but our service was excellent and our waiter informative and attentive. He knew of our request for a... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Let me start this review by saying that I am not a food critic. If you saw my waistline though you would see that I enjoy food. I have been to many fine restaurants throughout my life. I chose this restaurant to celebrate my wedding anniversary of 3 years. My husband is a little bit of a country boy and... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is the kind of restaurant where no customer will be found without a two piece suit. Food is great, and the desserts are mediocre. Would not recommend desserts. Aside from them this restaurant was sublime.

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