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The Crossing

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7823 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105-3307 (Central Ave.)
Metrolink station.
314-721-7375
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Featuring local "farm to table" food using a breadth of farmer in the...
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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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Presentation, Pairings, Ambience, Flavor - All Top Shelf

The Crossing is the type of restaurant that is perfect for a celebration - anniversary, birthday, new job, retirement - you won't be disappointed. Our waiter was patient and knowledgeable, professional and very approachable. The food looked amazing when presented. a shame we had to eat it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

RACIST. STAY AWAY IF YOU ARE NOT A WHITE PERSON. The food was over priced. Wine list was fine. They let you know that you are not welcome if you are not white. Last i checked cash was still mostly green.

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St. Louis, MO
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The Crossing is the type of restaurant that is perfect for a celebration - anniversary, birthday, new job, retirement - you won't be disappointed. Our waiter was patient and knowledgeable, professional and very approachable. The food looked amazing when presented. a shame we had to eat it. :-) Everyone at the table remarked on how delicious everything tasted. We weren't... More 

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Southport, Connecticut
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Worthwhile stop for foodies in St Louis. My pasta was sublime, the crab cakes fantastic and the service was spot on. Impressive! I would absolutely return.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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106 reviews 106 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great ambiance, and excellent selection of drinks (beers, wine and cocktail) and food. On top of that very good service. Always ask for their daily specials!

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Murphysboro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed the Chef's tasting menu coupled with wine pairings. It all was excellent. My only criticism was that for most of the courses we were each served a different item. It was nice for tasting a larger variety of items but it also meant the constant sharing of servings. On the next visit I believe that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is a perfect place for a romantic night out or a business lunch. It's one of the favorites and they never disappoint! Get their tasting menu, great value. Drinks are also very good. Everthing is very fresh. Service impecable.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Crossing is owned by notable St. Louis native and chef Jimmy Fiala. The menu at The Crossing is Italian and French inspired and never disappoints. Jimmy is knowledgeable about wine and offers a nice variety of French and Italian wines to compliment his food. The atmosphere at The Crossing is friendly and relaxed and conducive to good conversation while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Enjoyed an incredible dining experience at The Crossing! Ambiance was wonderful, staff incredibly professional and the food was as good as it gets. Special Thanks to Garrett for recommendations and explanations, you enhanced the event!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Crossing is our favorite place in St Louis. Every dish on the menu is perfect. Atmosphere is intimate and memorable. Jim Fiala is always there and makes sure his customers are having a great experience.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The Crossing ranks up in my top 5 restaurants for St. Louis. Always consistently great food and service. Loved the tasting menu the other night...great beet salad, followed by grilled octopus, a tuna entree, and delicious desert. Looking forward to returning soon.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7823 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105-3307
    (Central Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Metrolink station.
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
  • Phone Number: 314-721-7375

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

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.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?