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7823 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105-3307
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Ranked #5 of 2,549 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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Lakeland, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We had the Chef's Menu which was exceptional; I lost track of the courses but I thought it was 8 plus dessert; the wine list was also exceptional with some reasonably priced bottles ; there are two other set menus and a la carte; certainly a "try to make it restaurant".

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Eagan, Minnesota
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111 reviews 111 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We found The Crossing on the Trip Advisor site and decided to make a reservation for 11/8. What a fabulous find with great food and service. We were seated at a small table that overlooked the lower area of this small restaurant. Cozy but would have preferred a “four top” to allow more room for the food. Server was very... More 

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Chestnut Ridge NY
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I was here in a group of 8, and everyone enjoyed the food and ambiance. The tasting menus are excellent values, and the portions are just right...I felt well fed, but was ready for each new course. The wine list is very good, and the bartender on duty that night did terrific cocktails. Definitely worth a visit.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

During a road trip stopover in St. Louis, my wife and I visited The Crossing without reservations based on the fine reviews in Trip Advisor. The Crossing is a charming, small, intimate, tastefully decorated, boutique restaurant. We elected to sit and dine at the bar. Our server/bartender was a charming “Scotsman”. We stated the meal with a straight up martini... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Crossing was recommended to us by several friends and now it is my turn to highly recommend this restaurant. It is a little pricey but well worth it. The four of us enjoyed the Moroccan lamb, walleye, scallops, and the Amish chicken. They were all well prepared and delicious. I rarely would order lamb but the Moroccan recipe had... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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167 reviews 167 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I feel like a shill, writing yet another glowing review of The Crossing. We were just there in June for our 30th Anniversary, now my wife & mom-in-law have their bday choice & we end up...once again...in care of Mr.Fiala and all the wonderful folks at The Crossing. One more visit, one more fantastic dining experience. My son likes to... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ate here after an evening at the Rep. Had a wonderful meal in an intimate and warm setting. I usually shy away from pork chop since they are usually dry and a little tough, but it was the night's special so I went for it. I was glad I did. The most tender and juicy pork chop I have ever... More 

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St. Charles, MO
3 reviews 3 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We've been to the Crossing several times and we come away wanting to return as soon as possible. If you're in town for business and want an excellent dinning experience check out The menu at the Crossing. We recently celebrated our anniversary and both of us decided to try the 4 course tasting menu with wine flights to match each... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I cannot come up with enough good words for this place. Somehow manages to blend a fine dining experience with being a warm comforting unpretentious place that, for what you get, is a bargain. I cannot imagine a better option in St. Louis now. The food, blending Italian and French themes focuses on fresh local products, often organic, and was... More 

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Walked in at last minute and they accommodated us. Food was wonderful. Higher end, people dressed nicely, food was absolutely delicious....a great night.

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Additional Information about The Crossing

Address: 7823 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105-3307
Phone Number: 314-721-7375
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, French, Italian, Seafood

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