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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
  • "The four of us dined on a busy Saturday night and all was just perfect. Waitress was clearly a veteran who knew when to be there and when to give us time. Beet salad and caprese salads were very good, followed by foie gras that was slightly crisp on the outside and hot and tender on the inside. Main course of tenderloin and trout were prepared perfectly and bursting with flavor. Deserts were excellent, especially the pot de creme, which was salted caramel. It all added up to a great evening and dinner with friends."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "The tasting menu had selections spanning several different types of cuisine. The dishes were tasty, interesting, and expertly cooked. I was very surprised to experience such fantastic food, even with the more exotic proteins (St. Louis doesn't often get the freshest octopus). I will certainly return for another adventurous dining experience."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "The Crossing offers two different priced tasting menus that both offered a wonderful variety of flavors and choices. There was an off-menu dish -- a duck confit ravioli that was delicious. I had a pan-seared salmon that was perfectly cooked. The beef tenderloin was also perfectly cooked and flavorful; my husband found the blue cheese on top a bit strong for the meat, but tasty smeared on a piece of bread. My husband was left a little hungry with the smaller portions of the tasting menu, but it was plenty of food for me."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The Crossing is known for its wonderful 8-10 course chef tasting menu. Such understated elegance. Service is attentive yet not intrusive and overbearing. My favorite restaurant in all of St. Louis."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We had a fabulous dinner starting with the yummy blue cheese spread. We opted for the 4 course menus with the wine pairings. Every single item we shared was truly delicious. Our waiter, Gus, was very knowledgeable. Never did we feel hurried. We were able to enjoy the atmosphere, the food and each other's company."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Recently celebrated a bday there with the better half and it was pretty much as expected, excellent food, good service, impressive wine list. I thought ambiance was just ok to be honest. Good espresso though. Would return for a special occasion, not a cheap meal."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We were looking for a restaurant that offered a good wine list and fine food. After searching the internet we decided to try The Crossing. We were pleasantlly surprised. A little loud, but the Premium Tasting menu was great. Wine selection to pair was spot on. We will be back in St. Louis in the spring and will have another great meal at The Crossing."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The food and service were perfect. We celebrated our wedding anniversary there and they made it special! Our server in particular was very helpful with food and wine choices."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "As expected, another great dining adventure at Jimmy Fiala's cornerstone, the crossing. The food, drinks, wine and atmosphere only augmented by Zach's great service. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "TRIED THE PREMIER TASTNG WITHOUT THE WINE FLIGHT EXCELLENT! Continues to be one of our favorites!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The Crossing is an awesome place for a celebration dinner. The tasting menu is a terrific way to try a variety of dishes, but they are all so good, you'll wish you had ordered them from the regular menu so that your portion size is larger!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We are from Houston & chose The Crossing because of reviews on Open Table. What a wonderful experience! The wait staff was helpful - answering questions and making suggestions. Everything from appetizers to dessert was skiffully prepared and presented. A bonus, was the very nice wine list! All in all a gret experience."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "I had 4 courses in the crossing. First course was octopus salad. Octopus was tender not chewy, salad add good balance. Only flaw was the entire dish had little particles. The chef said it was the ingredient. If that it was, then it brings unfavorable taste despites the good ingredients and efforts. The second course was crab cake. It was an average crab cake, no surprise, not bad. The third course was quail. I considered that dish is above the average. The quail meat is tender, and with good favor. I even think that dish is better than the duck breast in other places I have always had. The last one was chocolate cake with ice cream. Warm and cold, very similar to one of best chocolate shauffle I have had. Overall, it is a place worth to go."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was cooked to perfection and tasted absolutely wonderful. That being said, the menu is not 'modern' at all, and might even be considered a little bit tired. However, if you're interested in a tried and true dinner, you're not going to get one that is executed more perfectly than here. We ordered the scallops and the egg pasta. The waiter wanted to know what we were having for a first course, as if what we ordered were not enough and told us so. We added another fish entree to the mix and were completely over-stuffed. We had to throw the leftovers away because we were staying at a hotel. Very disappointing because the food was really good and expensive. The amuse bouche was amazing as well (blue cheese souffle)."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The food was great as well as the service. The noise level was a problem this time. We still enjoyed our meal and will return."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Very good food, good service, nice evening until the end. The bill included a handwritten "suggested gratuity" of 20% (including 20% of the $100+ bottle of wine). This isn't a lot more than I normally tip, but the implied coercion "If you don't accept this, you're a cheapskate" is deeply offensive. Enough so that I will avoid the Crossing in the future."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Always great flexibility with tasting menus. Watermelon gazpacho, beet salad, homemade pastas, outstanding halibut and tuna. A group of 8 and everyone had an outstanding meal!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We dined at The Crossing on July 26th. The overall experience was excellent. I ordered the premium 4 course dinner and my wife went the menu al a carte route. Both dinenrs were creative, well presented and delicious. We most certainly will return."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We had a wonderful and romantic date night at The Crossing. Excellent menu.... Absolutely loved the foie and the tuna entree was delicious. Also great wine list. Have already recommended this place to many friends!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Ate at the Crossing last night. Everything was perfect from the demeanor of the server to the last drop of dessert on the tasting menu we sampled. Clearly the best restaurant in St. Louis and one of the best restaurants in all of the Midwest."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants. Awesome scallops and the blue cheese soufflé is to die for."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "What a jewel! Server [Garrett] knew his wines:) and lost of art of organizing an exquisite dining experience. We ordered the filet and the salmon with the mashed peas.....omg! Absolutely superb and with the wine pairing....heavenly. You definitely do not want to miss this one."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant. Appeared to have many locals and returning customers. Good service."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "It was our anniversary evening and it was wonderful! We had great food and service!"
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Consistently great food for every course. Service is excellent--knowledgeable, polite, and friendly."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "This is the best restaurant in St. Louis. The food and service are outstanding! It's worth it."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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