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The Crossing
The Crossing

The Crossing Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.fialafood.com/Jim_Fialas_Restaurants/THE_CROSSING.html
  • Phone: (314) 721-7375
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:30pm. PLEASE CALL FOR LUNCH RESERVATIONS
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jim Fiala
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please call for further information.
  • Special Events & Promotions: HAPPY HOUR at Wine Bar "X" located inside The Crossing! Mon-Fri 5:00pm - 6:00pm. Salumi and delicious bites including Gnocchi, Scallop Crudo, Burger Ham Beignets, Swabian Hall Pate, Boquerones and our famous Blue Cheese Souffle. Wine Flights available as well as Happy Hour Moscow Mules, Mint Juleps, Plymouth Gin & Q Tonic, Aperol Spritz and Margheritas.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Central Ave.
  • Public Transit: Metrolink station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Dinner: Complimentary Valet or on-street. Lunch: On-street parking only.
A word from The Crossing
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 Michael Craig who brings a wealth of passion 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Fabulous experience. Food was excellent! Staff , service was superb!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We don't get to The Crossing as often as we should, and every time we go we always get our best St. Louis meal. We had the Premium Tasting and everything couldn't have been better. Both entrees were cooked as we asked, service was spot on, and we were not stuffed at the end of the meal."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food is always excellent and the tasting menu is a good way to sample a broad range of their specialties at a very reasonable price. The waiters/chef is also amenable to adaptations. The scallops and pasta were outstanding, as well as the lamb, and let's not forget the desserts. The berry cobblers, hot chocolate cake a la mode are magnificent."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I chose this restaurant for a girls night out to celebrate a close friends 30th birthday. None of us had been before so I was a little nervous because we eat out a lot just for fun and I was hoping for something that would be special and better than average. The Crossing definitely did not fail to impress! We all had the Chefs Tasting Menu and the food was absolutely delish. Our server Gus helped us with our selections and was very knowledgeable about the wine list, food, and preparations, and gave us a detail on a huge variety of dishes that were served. Come prepared to spend some money so that you are able to fully enjoy what the restaurant has to offer to the full extent. It is well worth it!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I was shocked when I entered the restaurant, it was very musty smelling and looked just ok. Started off great, Had the Beet Salad - yummy. Had the Poached Snapper it was overcooked or something, fish was rubbery, just ok but very disappointed (told waiter). The staff really seemed to be working very hard, appeared there were understaffed (valet helped waiters serve, clear etc.) I was under-whelmed with the food."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "My wife and I went to The Crossing for our wedding anniversary dinner. The food and service were outstanding. We enjoyed one of their tasting menu options which allowed us to sample a bit more of The Crossing's menu without eating too much or spending too much. The roasted beet salad, foie gras, scallops, tuna and tenderloin were all excellent as were the desserts. The restaurant setting is not as elegant as the food but is interesting for a first visit. We found the price to be quite reasonable for the quality of the food. The one negative for us was the group of 6 people sitting next to us that were extremely loud and seemed to get more so as the evening progressed. We will return!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "It was our anniversary evening and it was wonderful! We had great food and service!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Excellent in every respect. The computer program mandates additional characters to make a review. Beyond declaring excellence, added characters sen unnecessary."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This restaurant sits near the very top of the St. Louis dining scene. Quite pricey, but worth it. Service is attentive but never overbearing. The wine list is heavy with Italian and French offerings while a bit light on American labels. The menu is creative and preparation is consistently top notch. One of my favorites."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We are regulars at the Crossing because it never disappoints. The food is always excellent. This time I had the lamb sweetbread appetizer and they were amazing. My wife's foie gras appetizer was equally marvelous. My pork chop entre accompanied by sautéed arugula and mushrooms with mashed potatoes (the night's special) was just as good at the sweetbreads. The wine list is better that most any restaurant in Saint Louis."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The experience and food are consistent and very good. We have a great server we prefer but the whole staff is very friendly and always makes us comfortable, even when we bring our son. I would recommend the entire menu but the homemade pastas are among the best. The duck, quail and fish dishes are great but I would strongly recommend the tasting menu to get appropriate portion sizes with variation in flavors."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great food, great service -- The Crossing is consistently terrific."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "This is a great place to celebrate friends and family and to impress clients. I think it is romantic, especially the cozy booths for two near the bar. The service is flawless, a relaxed but attentive pace that you don't find everywhere. The food is great; try the tasting menus to be able to taste as many dishes as you can. You will not be disappointed. The pasta, made in house, is consistently good no matter how it is prepared. The egg raviolo is one of my favorites. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Lovely locale and excellent service but way overpriced for the meal, especially the entrees. Example: unexceptional tuna over marginally warm potatoes was wholly unremarkable yet cost $40. Varied wine menu but a thousand percent mark up definitely not worth the prices. Best thing was the service--effective and friendly. Lastly, looks like a quiet dining spot but the room noise was extraordinary making conversation with a table of 5 rather difficult. Look elsewhere for less expensive dining experience."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This is the best restaurant in St. Louis. The food and service are outstanding! It's worth it."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "There were four of us in our group and we all enjoyed our entree. We all had the prix fixe meal which was a good value. After we all had our dessert, one of us asked the waiter as to what is the favorite dessert. We had had 4 different desserts but we hadn't had the favorite. As we were finishing our drinks the waiter brought us the favorite dessert which was the chocolate tort. It was a very enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "delicious food at very reasonable price for quality; wonderful service; great for special night out or everyday dinner"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "We love everything about The Crossing...the food is always delicious and inventive with a beautiful presentation, the service is excellent and the atmosphere is that of a very special place!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Usually great food and why I brought an LA foodie to Dinner here. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The snails and fois gras were the best, and the cauliflower soup too. We will be going back alot! This chef is amazing. So excited to find it, walking distance from our hotel. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My 3 friends and I went to The Crossing this weekend and it was amazing. We are all foodies and the technical proficiency in which the chef delieved our dishes was awesome. While maybe not as "cutting edge" as Niche or Sydney Street the food was equally as amazing and delicious. The chef's grand tasting was a great expirence with taste beyond reproach and the service was phenominal!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Always terrific food, nice staff, and pleasant atmosphere. Great for special occasions or just a nice dinner."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Very nice evening!! Food was excellent & the service impeccable!! I think it would also be nice for a small group which we will probably do at some point in the future...."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "First time diners at The Crossing. Loved the free valet parking. Greeted promptly and guided to our table efficiently. Staff was always friendly, smiled, and no one ever said "that isn't my job, I'll get your waitress." Owner did not stop at our table. Waitress didn't seem to be talkative or willing to engage in conversation beyond taking order and delivering food. But we thought she was responsive when asked a question. We did not drink any wine, our preference. Food tastings were a fun way to keep things interesting, plus best value $$. Enjoyable. Just the right amount. Everything tasted as if it were a bit over salted. Pork loin was tough."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our recent visit and can't quite figure out why we don't go more often. I think that will have to change. From good drinks at the bar from a skilled barman to excellent service at our table, the service was always warm, informational and there when you needed without hovering. Each dish was great and, with fresh morels in season, the pasta that evening was superb. Lamb loin and lamb sweetbreads over faro was another great dish. We will need to keep the Crossing more front of mind. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Had a business dinner at The Crossing this week. Server was possibly the best I have ever seen. The 4-colurse tasting menu is a great bargain. While the portions are smaller, the food was fantastic, especially the Texas quail and salted caramel pot de crème for dessert."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Food was outstanding - we both had the four course premium dinner. Excellent wine selection list - lots of choices. Service was very good , but we both felt rushed as the courses came without much of a break - just finished one the other was on it's way. This was a special occasion to celebrate my wife's birthday -which we indicated when we booked the reservation and there was no recognition by the restaurant. Our table was ok - but cramped by a large table with a group of 10 other diners and I faced the kitchen door - not the best ambiance for the prices. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Fresh fish selections were gourmet. The wine selection was terrific and the service was stellar. The meal was pricey but the experience was well worth it. Outstanding evening."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We ordered the 8/9 course Chef's choice and it was wonderful. Every single dish was outstanding. Highly recommend!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Coming from a food snob, I found The Crossing to far exceed my expectations. Every course was superb for every member of a 5 party seating. The waiter could not have been more helpful, friendly and efficient. I best of all, after the meal was over our bill was so reasonable. Bottom line - I would higly recommend."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our meal, we had the premium menu with, beet salad, and tenderloin as the two best items. They were excellent. We will return when we are in the city"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Haven't been to The Crossing in awhile but it was as good as I remember it. Everyone had the "Tasting" menu at our table and the food was delicious as usual. Waiter was attentive as it should be as The Crossing is expensive."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Crossing, one of our favorite places. We love the tasting menus and made selections from both the regular and the premium. Everything was wonderful, and the service was friendly and excellent."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The two tasting menus are a real treat, plenty of choices for each and nice size portions - small but overall a nice size meal. Great place for dinner or lunch. We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I LOVE The Crossing! One of my favorite dinner spots!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Consistently excellent on service and dining experience!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The Crossing always is consistently excellent, but last Friday night it was exceptional. The food, the service, everything was the tops! The seared fois gras was the best I've had. It was crazy-good."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The Chef's Grand Tasting Menu at The Crossing is not a meal but an experience. The food is both delicious and exquisite. The service is impeccable. We could not recommend this more highly."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The taster menu here is the best value of any restaurant I have had in St. Louis. The food is exceptional and thought through with a lot of care. I would list this as the best restaurant of Clayton."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "If you are staying at the Ritz Carlton the Crossing is a great choice for dinner. Varied menu of well prepares dishes and a wine list to match. Easy walk from the hotel even in 12 degree weather. Warm environment enhanced by knowledgable and friendly servers."
    Dined on 2/25/2014