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Crossings Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.crossings-restaurant.com
  • Phone: (626) 799-7001
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner

    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Lalo Sanchez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Meridian
  • Public Transit: Crossings is conveniently located just steps away from the South Pasadena Gold Line station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on the street and in the public parking lot located just north of Mission on Meridian avenue.
A word from Crossings
Crossings restaurant is located in the beautiful historic Edwards and Faw building on Mission St. in South Pasadena. The building was originally built in 1908. Crossings utilized the beautiful brick and mortar structure to inspire a classic American restaurant space. The downstairs dining room encompasses a fully open kitchen and 14 foot ceilings. A patio under a 100 year old oak sits right next to the Metro Gold Line, providing a truly urban space not easily found in LA. A wine loft sits between the first and second floors, offering a wide variety of wines to choose from. The second floor offers a full bar as well as raised booths and tables overlooking Mission St.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had a double date night at Crossings and they hit it out of the park! Everything from entrees to desserts were wonderful and all four of us really enjoyed our experience. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Everything was perfect....food, service, vibe. Sit upstairs near the windows if you have the choice."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "While the main course menu was somewhat limited the items we choose, lamb & salmon, were cooked to perfection and very tasty! Waiter staff was very efficient and a visit from the owner was a pleasant surprise. We like the contemporary urban look & extensive wine list. This was our 4th or 5th dining, and we will be back again."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Just tried dinner at Crossings. It was excellent! Only 8 weeks old and up and running smoothly. Easy reservation on Open Table. Had a table downstairs with high front window to watch the action on Mission. Did not realize until later there is a larger, cozy dining area upstairs, with a bartender who ages his unique cocktail mixes in oak barrels on site. Must try one of his concoctions next time. There is outdoor seating next to the surprisingly quiet Metro line - nice for daytime. Next to Buster's ice cream, if you can pass up the temptation."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We had tried to get a reservation on several previous occasions but we were not calling earlier enough to do so. Obviously a good sign about the restaurant. Finally, success!! Everything was wonderful and we will most certainly return and have already recommended the restaurant to others. We ordered the swordfish which was fantastic. The decor is interesting and appropriate and we enjoyed sitting downstairs watching the activity outside and liked the light from the large windows. This restaurant is definitely one of our new favorites!!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Great service and interesting and delicious entrees. I would highly recommend this place to diners looking for a great meal in a pleasant environment which excellent service. It is probably the best restaurant in this part of Los Angeles. We brought a small child to the restaurant with us and they were very accommodating. We had both cocktails and wine and very much enjoyed their offerings."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I have eaten at Crossings before and been quite impressed, but this time was a clunker. My dinner was mediocre at best, and we had to wait forever for the check. The restaurant wasn't busy, but I was about ready to get up and go to the desk for our check! My friend's dinner was adequate only. Too bad....."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The owner is the consummate host and he has created a beautiful blend of crisp modern styling, with an open kitchen and full bar, in a classic two-story brick storefront building in South Pasadena. They have a very nice patio, but it was a rare muggy night so we sat inside at a great window table. The service was perfect and the food, upscale American, was superb, especially the corn chowder and the salmon cooked in a plantain skin. We will be back."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Our experience at "Crossings" was great. Food was awesome, service was superb and the wine list extensive. Loved it"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "For its price you would expected something special, a bit more, the food was your average food, and the bread was bad, the bread can tell a lot about a place, it wasn't fresh, displayed as if you will get a treat and then you will be disappointed. The description of the dish was dishonest (gold line chicken) spicy braised vegetable, were your average steamed veg. The presentation, was not appealing."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We loved our evening at Crossings - everything about it was perfect. Great service, delicious food. The ahi tuna appetizer was generously sized and simply perfect. The rib-eye special had a delicious sauce and was large enough to split with my husband. Dessert - chocolate brownie cake - couldn't have been better and was perfect for 4 people to have a few spoons each."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I took my best friend here for her 30th and we had a wonderful time. Our server was fantastic and the food was delicious. The ambience is also perfect for a quiet and peaceful dinner. We also loved the decor....so cute! We will definitely be back :)"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "My wife and I dined here for our 30th wedding anniversary. From the time we entered the restaurant and being greeted by the hostess to the time we left, we were the recipients of personalized service, which included a welcome card, friendly conversation, exquisite food, attention to detail and a wonderful dessert. We were totally satisfied and thoroughly happy we had chosen Crossings to celebrate such an awesome occasion!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "I took friends from out of town. We were greeted with a cheery hostess. Our waitress knew the menu well and was very attentive to all our questions and requests. The food was simply outstanding. The busboy was constantly refilling the water and cleared plates only after all of us were finished. I can't say enough how wonderful the evening experience was. I would recommend this anyone who loves fine dining. From the looks of it more and more people have found The Crossing."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Took my husband and daughter tonight to experience dineLA menu. Everything was perfectly prepared. We had a reservation on the early side and were seated immediately, upstairs, in the larger room. The booth was perfect and our meal was well timed. No rushing at all. Also, our server, Mauricio, was attentive and knowledgeable. We all enjoyed our various first courses (burrata allowed for "perfect bites," BLT Wedge was crisp and quite a portion, and short-ribs so tender they melted), all savored the filet mignon which was prepared differently for each of us, and shared the two rich and fabulous desserts. And the rosemary bread was perfectly seasoned. We all left feeling well cared for, satisfied, and special. Thank you Crossings!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food and ambience are okay but nothing special. Not sure what the restaurant is trying to achieve. Avoid being seated in the upstairs back room -- it's a dungeon."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We came from LA to So. Pasadena for the dineLA Restaurant Week promotional. Excellent service. The promotional menu was also excellent."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Food and service were excellent. A great place for dinner and in my neighborhood."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Hospitality embodies not just food and wine, but the welcome you feel (or don't) as you enter the restaurant through the "thank you for coming and hope to see you again soon." Service here is superb; professional but personable. Wine by the glass is poured at table, temping artisan breads are offered throughout dinner service.. Food quiality was excellent and expertly plated. Ambiance combined the historic building with elegant artistic touches."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My husband and I tried this restaurant with another couple. So glad we did! The atmosphere was upscale without being stuffy and we were able to carry on a conversation without shouting, which seems rare in restaurants these days. The service was attentive and our waiter was knowledgeable about the food and gave us a good wine recommendation. Started with a very nice watermelon martini, enjoyed a delicious salad with grilled peaches and burrata, ate every bite of a perfectly cooked and seasoned filet mignon and finished with terrific creme brulee. We will be back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "After a late afternoon appointment, I checked on Open Table for some early dinner reservations. The menu read really well, so I booked it. Everything about this place was great! The food, service and storefront ambiance of Crossings went way beyond my expectations. I highly recommend it and will certainly make sure to come back whenever I'm in the area."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Third visit; food, service, attention to detail continue to be excellent! Best swordfish ever!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Had been wanting to try this restaurant for a while, but was put-off by reports of loud music. We took advantage of DineLA to do an early dinner. The upstairs dining area was casually elegant. Music was good and not overwhelming...nice mix of styles. My daughter had the swordfish and BLT salad and the Blueberry Cobbler with Mascarpone. Delicious! I had the Grilled Peaches with Burrata Salad, which was excellent and the Filet Mignon, which was just okay, cooked rare as requested, but grey. The thyme reduction saved it. Creme Brûlée came with toasted meringue, but was much too sweet, so I scraped it off. In all, a good experience and will come back to try the full range of food. The ambiance is wonderful. Sophisticated but comfortable."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "A great place romantic dining. The wait staff was extremely attentive. The filet mignon (served rare) was better than anywhere. If you like oysters, try the Oysters Rockefeller."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I brought my family to Crossings for a special occasion and we were treated to an amazing night. Our server Annie was phenomenal. I couldn't decide between the two vegetarian dishes and they actually let me order half orders of each. I've never had a restaurant do that, and especially one as nice as this. Great ambiance, extensive wine list, and foodies will be very happy. Definitely going to be returning here."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Another fine restaurant in my neighborhood worth coming back to. Just come and enjoy the food and service. If you are a wine lover, you will love it more. Personally, I thought the Gold line is a little bit too close for comfort (You can almost touch the training as it goes by thus can be a little bid loud). Of course, this could be attractive for some."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My husband and I shared the ceviche! A great spicy taste! Followed with the swordfish! A very delicious dinner! Went straight home and recommended crossings on my FB! We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "What a great new restaurant! The decor is so awesome, the vibe is great, the food is outstanding, and the service is perfect. I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We enjoyed a fantastic dinner at Crossings on Tuesday night. The food, service and atmosphere were all perfect! Thank you to Crossings for supporting Five Acres."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Our table of four friends had a terrific Friday night dinner. Swordfish was sublime, halibut yummy, apparently the veal chop was terrific. Melon/ prosciutto was delicious and different, spinach salad really really good. Not cheap but not stupidly expensive. I will go back often!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was my second time o Crossings, I have talked this place up to many because there is nothing I do not like. This time Stephanie showed us the outside patio are, so very nice. I also like the seats at the end where the chefs cook, this is where you learn what is really happening. Another great feature is you can take the gold line from Pasadena and it will drop you off right across the street. All the more to come you do not have to drive or worry about a parking space."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Has a great meal at Crossings. Great tasting with excellent presentations and service. Everything including special of the night, Veal Chop, cooked to perfection as ordered. Piquillo Pepper Sauce with the Black Cod was fantastic."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "FINALLY, South Pasadena has a restaurant that could be found on the West side...OUTSTANDING! We had the perfect evening. Thanks to everyone at Crossing for making our Friday night so special!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The Oysters Rockefeller was no where near New Orleans calibur, and my wife's entre, salmon, was slightly overcooked and lacking in flavor. The desert, a raspberry peach tart was only okay, and the salted caramel ice cream was pretty subtle, with barely a hint of either salt or caramel, and not coming even close to the salted caramel ice cream at Carmela Ice Cream. The waitress was very attentive, but the food was not worth the price tag."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Excellent choice for our anniversary. Delicious fresh, local food with interesting preparations. Chicken with Moroccan spices was exceptional. Service thoughtful and attentive without being intrusive or having attitude. Prices a bit high but not unreasonable, and corkage is a deal at $15 these days. Modern, cool looking space, vibrant. Could be noisy if near the bar, but upstairs is perfect. Will return when ever in the area."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We stumbled upon this place here on OpenTable and decided to give it a shot. Turns out that we took a chance and scored big time. The ambiance is romantic downstairs and a little more quiet, and upstairs it's a little more lively and upbeat. While no one was dining on the back patio on a Tuesday evening, it seemed liked it'd be a really nice place to enjoy a warm summer evening. The food was fantastic . . . we tried the pear and burrata salad, the filet mignon (south pasadena style), and the chicken. All was delicious. We also enjoyed fresh squeezed lemonades that were great. The service was also great--above and beyond what I was expecting, although I'm not really sure what I was expecting. Overall, loved it and will go back soon!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Although Crossings isn't new, it opened in the last year, so it's new to me. It is really a little upscale for South Pasadena (which I consider to be a mostly casual kind of town), but it isn't overstated. We were there for an early sitting on a Sunday afternoon, almost the only ones in the place, so it is a little hard to judge the service at busier times (it was filling up quickly as we were finishing). The food was outstanding and carefully served. The oysters were perfectly presented (I hate it when a restaurant doesn't train their staff to cut the oyster loose from the shell when they shuck them), these were done correctly. The dishes we chose were inventive and beautifully plated. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "My husband and I are foodies. We were in the restaurant industry in the past for over 10 years each (both servers/managers). However, we have been out of that industry for the last 6 years, but we carry with us, high standards when we go to almost any restaurant. With that said, I will go into my review. The décor was elegant and classic. The food was very good. The service could use a little work. Empty plates should not sit in front of patrons for more than 5 minutes, as ours sat for 15. We were the only two-top in the front of the restaurant and I felt we were getting less attention because of that. All patrons should be treated equally because we could bring in a larger parties on other occasions."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. The wait staff was attentive and friendly, but not intrusively hovering. Our meals were (me-Halibut special and Joan-swordfish) very tasty,generous portions.The restaurant was recommended by 2 of our sons. We will return soon."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Really neat setting for most any occassion, or just an evening out. Menu short, but ample for most appetites. Excellent service, Great food. Will retiurn"
    Dined on 6/4/2014