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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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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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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
Absolutely perfect.

This is the best restaurant I have been to in a long time. Jimmy (the owner) is the coolest. The food was amazing. We did the tasting menu, pick what you want from wherever you want. Totally laid back, and extremely accommodating. The scallops were the best I have ever had. The drinks were perfect... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Mandy S
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Greencastle, Pennsylvania
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

The tasting menu was fabulous. Tuna, three scallops, and mushroom pasta were wonderful. The portion of lamb chops (2)were just too small of an amount. The tenderloin was just ok. The dessert was ok. Blueberry pie and chocolate torte were the best. Our rating was reflective of the over priced corkage fee of $25. This is very high for expensive... More 

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Greencastle, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is the best restaurant I have been to in a long time. Jimmy (the owner) is the coolest. The food was amazing. We did the tasting menu, pick what you want from wherever you want. Totally laid back, and extremely accommodating. The scallops were the best I have ever had. The drinks were perfect. The waiters were extremely helpful... More 

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Delicious food and great service in an amazing setting. This was an incredible tasting experience. An exciting restaurant concept.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My SIL wanted something memorable for her 70th Bday and she got it at The Crossing. Starting with tomato basil soup, cold, thankfully since it was 100F outside. My favorite course was the seared scallop with foie gras on top....next favorite was duck, best I have had since 1956 in Canada. Service perfect food even better than that. $2800. dollars... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Coming from Chicago, seeing a Tasting Menu for $30 with good selections was a nice surprise. Everything we tasted was prepared in perfection and arrived in a timely manner. My 10 year old son ate everything on his plate and gave this restaurant high praises. What set this place apart was the service. Our waiter was very experienced! He was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My friend and I were told how wonderful The Crossing so we thought we would give it a try. We were very excited to go and expected a lovely meal. I have special dietary needs and our server told me no problem the chef would be able to take care of my requests. Little did I know that when it... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We went here with another couple on a Friday night. We had reservations and were immediately seated. We brought a bottle of wine which they happily uncorked for us. I had the fish special...corvina with mashed potatoes. It also had some capers and anchovies on it along with sauteed kale. Loved the dish. Loved the atmosphere. I'll be back.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Celebrated our anniversary here and enjoyed a delicious meal, excellent service and perfect quiet and romantic ambiance. The Crossing offers locally sourced products on a seasonal menu and food is consistently excellent. Take a bottle of wine ( as long as it isn't something in their cellar) and take time to enjoy a great meal. Best for us is that... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We had a birthday dinner for 9 planned for a Monday evening so many places were closed but we were all the happier to have visited The Crossing. Good ranging menu both A La Carte and Prix Fix. All food was truly excellent. Extensive wine list (and added fees) discourages BYO though still allowed. Service was good and small bar... More 

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St Louis
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

As the title suggests, we celebrated an anniversary at The Crossings and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. You will read reviews of a "stiff" wait staff and lackluster finish to the restaurant, however, it's a place that's easy to feel comfortable in with a very balanced menu that is superbly prepared and presented. The cheese spread offering to start the night... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?