excellent food-not cheapOne of our favorite food items is morel mushrooms which are only available for a short time in the spring. The Crossing did a great job of bringing out the very delicate flavor of the mushrooms in a pasta dish. They were also willing to substitute morels for other mushrooms in their other dishes for an upcharge. The price of the mushroom dishes reflected the scarcity and short duration of the morels. Buth what the heck, once a year its worth it. The Crossing has a lot of other very nice dishes that are sort of off the beaten path but were also very good. The wine list is pretty extensive as well. Service was good but a bit ragged at times. The owner/chef of the restaurant was on hand and in fact help serve some of the patrons including us5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAs good as we remembered.We hadn't been to The Crossing for several years, and were glad to have the opportunity to go again. We enjoyed our meal there, and the service was very good. Hopefully it won't be as long between visits next time.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best part of St. Louis!While my husband and I were visiting the St. Louis area, we celebrated our 21st anniversary. From the moment we arrived at the Crossings, we felt that we were given extra special treatment. Our waiter was funny and professional. He knew his wines and the food and described each so well it was hard to choose only one plate for each course! My husband and I each ordered off of the tasting menu and our waiter (sorry I can't remember your name) matched each dish with a specific wine. He did an awesome job - it made our night even more special. If we ever find ourselves in St. Louis again, this is a definite stop!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI'm a recent San diegan transplantI'm a recent San diegan transplant looking for a great restaurant and I found it! I love this place. Great food, great service, great atmosphere!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time back. Simply put,Second time back. Simply put, this is an excellent restaurant. We tend to favor more flavorful, ethnic restaurants (eg, Indian, Thai, high end Mexican) but The Crossing is undeniably good at what it does, which is provide well prepared and well presented food with a delicate touch. Preferred the scallops on my last trip, would recommend those.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAmbiance is great, serviceAmbiance is great, service is impeccable, food presentation is top notch and the food cannot be surpassed in St. Louis or many (if any) places in the country.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe thought The Crossing wasWe thought The Crossing was pretty good. My finance and I are major foodies and enjoy quite a bit of fine dining. This resturant was pleasant. Our favorite part was the service. Their crew was professional but rolled with our quirky punches. Courses were well-timed. The food was PERFECTLY prepared but I thought the flavors and combinations were pretty consistent with other fine dining. The wine and liquor lists were extensive with good variety. The prices were, in my opinion, a shade higher than they should be but not too far off. Overall, a good find in St Louis area.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great Experience!Jim Fiala serves locally-sourced ingredients and he executes it with panache. His wait-staff are well-informed about the food and wine they serve and both are among the best in the St. Louis area. I heartily recommend you let Jim's kitchen create a meal for you complete with the recommended wine flights -- you won't be disappointed!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHad been to Liluma in theHad been to Liluma in the CWE many times.
Also a Jim Fiala restaurant. Loved it. And now love The Crossing. Food was excellent. Service was wonderful. Great atmosphere.
Everything about it was A+. Definitely will go back.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSmall but with Big tasteMy husband and I decided to go out for a nice dinner, and since we're moving to Chicago soon we wanted to go somewhere that can only be found in St. Louis. So, we did some searching and found this cute little "French" restaurant. We gave it a try and had a very pleasant experience. We went with the tasting menu and corresponding wine pairings and the food and wine were absolutely delicious (though not your typical authentic French dishes that you might find elsewhere - which we liked). We had a beet and goat cheese salad, ravioli with truffle oil, and Texas quail which were all super tasty. The wines were amazing also and we even wrote them down so we can enjoy them at home!
The restaurant itself is somewhat small, but nice and intimate4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFive stars in downtown ClaytonThree of us went for the Ultimate Tasting. Our server thought we would need an extra course, which was delicious. I was fascinated that in about half the courses, we did not receive the same dish as each other. They were just big enough to share bites. Our wine pairings were tasty, albeit a little pricey.
I like the concept of French-style cooking with local ingredients. The Crossing is not the only restaurant to try this, but it does it right.
I cannot think of anything that was not top notch at our meal. The food was a very good value; the wines enhanced our meal.
Our server was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about his food and wine, and he seemed genuinely pleased to have guests who were there for the food.3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI cannot say enough good thingsI cannot say enough good things about the tasting menu at The Crossing. I went with the beet salad, crab cake, talipia, and creme brulee. Everything was delicious. My boyfriend had the quail and said it was the best quail dish he has ever had. The price of the tasting menu is very reasonable considering the quality of the food. I love this place!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always the food and serviceAs always the food and service were top notch. Can't wait to go back.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM