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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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11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Diamond in the rough

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Joe W
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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Garnet Valley
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

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 via mobile

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
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We normally do not go out on Valentines Day but made an exception because of tickets we had to an event which were purchased many months ago. The fixed price dinner was prepared with care and was excellent as was the service. We didn't feel rushed nor did we see any stress on the staff to accommodate their busiest night... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The Crossing is by far one of the best restaurants in St. Louis. It is located on a quiet and quaint street that is very walk friendly and in the winter is lined by beautifully lit trees. The restaurant is cozy and comfortable inside. All the staff from hostess to servers are welcoming and deliver respectable and prompt service. The... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

My experience at the Crossing was excellent. The food was delicious, the service was friendly and attentive and the overall dining experience was top tier. I would recommend eating here if you have plenty of time and do not mind having a four course dinner. The tasting menu was excellent and allowed everyone at the table to try a number... More 

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Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We were in town for a funeral and needed a nice restaurant. After reading multiple reviews and lists we landed at The Crossing. Service was efficient and friendly, and the four course tasting menu a remarkable value of both taste, quality and cost. One of the best things was a complimentary appetizer, a blue cheese soufflé. The cream of asparagus... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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159 reviews 159 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My wife and I stopped into The Crossing to celebrate her birthday. We had been to their sister restaurant, Acero, many times. We found The Crossing to be just as enjoyable with a few more tantalizing and upscale menu items. We both sampled their four course tasting menu which was delightful. The portions are tasty and appropriately sized to be... More 

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Des Peres, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?