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“Wonderful place - always first rate experience!”
Review of The Crossing

The Crossing
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Tue, 6/18
8:00 PM
Ranked #1 of 86 Restaurants in Clayton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
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Restaurant details
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.
Reviewed April 19, 2019

The food is exceptional, very nice wine selection, attentive and professional service. If you're anywhere in the area it is not to be missed. You'll start out with the blue cheese mousse-like spread for bread; the 4-course tasting menu is definitely the way to go - a little of everything/great variety/perfect size portion. First course-I had the beet salad - very tasty; second course the homemade pasta - wow - we had the morel mushroom pasta - chef's pasta's are off the chart; third course Pacific Baramundi - a very tasty white fish on a small bed of potatoes, a light sauce; some greens - it was amazing. For the dessert course - you can't go wrong with anything-the molten choco cake and salted caramel pot de crème - 2 of 4 or 5 very yummy choices. Bon Appetite!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Thank roberta s
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant. The atmosphere was great. Even though it is a small place you could still have a conversation and not feel like everyone could hear you. The food was fantastic and the wine selection was superb.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

Before the order was placed we were served excellent crisps with what was likely a truffled paste which was amazing.
The bread was warm, thinly cut, with a mild oily texture which tasted great without butter and did not need to be dipped in oil.
The soup was a puréed vegetable soup which tasted like a savory tomato soup. It was very good, but not necessarily great. However the pasta bolognese was both light and full of taste. It was excellent.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank P5832DWalbertor
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

A great location in down town Clayton Missouri. Food and Service are exceptional.
Nice portion sizes and a great setting. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Thank Lee H
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Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

We had a business dinner there with group of nine of us on a Thursday night. The restaurant was very accommodating and set up table up for us upstairs near the bar. The decor the restaurant is nice and they had a good food menu and an excellent wine / beer menu with lots of very good selections by the glass at a normal level and then and an elite level of wines. In addition it appeared that you could also bring wines that were being served on their wine list and they would charge you a corkage fee to be able to bring them in from the outside. All of the staff that we interacted with were pleasant and friendly and we had an excellent server taking care of all of us. We were eating at about 7:30 and the restaurant was pretty full at that time.

In addition to their normal menu they also had a few different specials that all sounded very good. The Caesar salad was good and served with anchovies if desired. Although it was good, the dressing did leave a little to be desired and I have had better at other establishments. A few of us chose the fresh halibut special others chose the trout off the menu and then a few chose some of the Italian selections the duck confit ravioli and stracchi.

The people who had a trout said it was superb. The halibut that I had was unfortunately a bit overcooked whether it was due to too long being seared or waiting while all the other was being consolidated to be brought out to the table. Unfortunately that was a bit of a let-down with such a great piece of fish but all of the contorni that came with it was absolutely wonderful. Another standout was the butternut squash soup which had excellent flavor and was well-liked by those who had it. Although the duck confit ravioli was enjoyed it was another little bit of a let-down a little too salty and chewy maybe from over cooking or just seasoning and would have been better served had as an appetizer versus an entree. One great thing about the menu is that you can get a lot of the pasta related dishes in a half portion or a full portion there for having it as an appetizer.

A few at the table also got dessert and all that had the cheesecake said it was excellent. However the best was definitely saved for last as a few of us also had espresso which was freshly ground both caffeinated and decaffeinated espresso from an excellent selection of beans and superbly made a true barista style event. It was the best espresso that I have had in the last year either in the United States or in Europe.

Price-wise it is what you would expect for the Clayton area with entrees ranging between $30 and $40 in general. We would definitely return although we do think there are better restaurants in that price range in the st. Louis area.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank snrkl
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