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7823 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105-3307
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Ranked #4 of 2,556 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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Des Peres, Missouri
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I am fortunate to be able to dine out often and have the opportunity to try a variety of nice restaurants I find listed on Tripadvisor. Overall The Crossing is a nice restaurant. It's small but lovely interior creates a nice dining environment but it was just a bit noisy. The service was slow, but not unlike what one would... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Even during restaurant week (you could expect quick service to be more profitable) this os one of the best restaurants i have ever been! Cooked to perfection - really so tasty- crab cake and trout as well as scampi.... From valet to bartender and server - awesome! Only problem is the coffee... As most of the time- improve espressi! thanks... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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178 reviews 178 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

First of all, we love this place. Go here EVERY birthday, anniversary, holiday. Last visit NY Eve. Dammit. They're only human, and this is the first non-five-star experience. Arrived several minutes early, table wasn't ready, so we sat at the bar for a pre-dinner cocktail, which was fine. However, we weren't seated for our 8:30 reservation until 9:15, and not... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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86 reviews 86 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Just had lunch and the food is excellent!........the fried apple pie for desert is WONDERFUL...like the best apple pie I've ever eaten. I've eaten here on several occasions and you can't go wrong with anything you order........it's all delicious! The negative part: it is FREEZING in this place. I don't think they have any heat turned on. Every one in... More 

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New Baden, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This was not only our New Year Eve but my birthday meal and it was perfect. We arrived to find free valet parking on a very cold December 31st and the hostess took our coats and we were seated in a romantic table for two. The restaurant just beginning fill up (6 pm reservation) Our waiter was wonderful. The restaurant... More 

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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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113 reviews 113 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 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
79 helpful votes 79 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 reviews 7 reviews
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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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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