Crossings is one of our local favorites! Though it no longer has the best bartender in Los Angeles (Reuben Pascual), the new chef is extraordinary! Excellent service by Sweeney and Christian paired with fine wine and a melt in your mouth salmon entree featuring beets, yogurt, with smoked roe made for one of the most exquisite salmon dinners we have experienced in a long time. Thank you!
We thought the new menu was limited and the food quality was poor. It used to be a fantastic restaurant.
We have read some of the recent reviews on OpenTable. We feel compelled to write our own.
Crossings has totally revamped their menu....for us, we could not be happier. We have been regular guests at Crossings since the day they opened, but the menu had not changed and, frankly, we got a bit bored. Yes, the menu was more extensive. Now, the menu is smaller but the execution and care that goes into each creation goes beyond what was on the previous menu. We have already been in 3 times in the last month.
On this last visit, we had the Mushroom Salad...so many different layers in terms of taste and presentation. The Hamachi Collar was outstanding. It was unlike any we have every had. The fish was very fresh, marinated with a kick of tangerine and chili, served with mini tortillas. What a fun dish to eat. Finally, the Uni Carbonara was beyond compare. A very labor intensive dish, this chef almost makes it entirely from scratch. Very rich and satisfying.
Bravo, Crossings. We will be back (again) soon.
While the dishes were creative and everything we had tasted very good, the menu was too limited. Hopefully the new chef will add a chicken or duck option to the entrees.
Easy location to find, valet parking. Cute part of So. Pasadena.
I met a friend for a casual dinner and we had a great time - two bottles of delicious wine, oysters, beef and salads. Everything was cooked properly and creatively. The wine list did not disappoint! The owner came over and introduced himself and even joined us, after we invited him to, for a glass of one of his favorite wines.
I will be going there again and again.
You drastically changed your menu... I loved your menu before but not happy with the change. I hope for your sake it is a big success but doesn’t appeal to us
The food was good (a bit disappointed by the surf and turf starter though), the wines were good, but really too pricey
Went to Crossing for dinner in December and everything was wonderful! When I went for brunch this past Sunday the food was amazing, but the service was horrible. The waitress stated she was new, which is fine we all have to start somewhere, but there was no one else helping her. I had to ask for my mimosa three times before I received it. It took almost an hour before I got it. Everyone seemed flustered. It was awful!
Menu selections were narrow and frankly pretentious, my portion of salmon was small, as was the accompanying “garnish” (I don't care for "cute food"), and not very good. I have gone to Crossings, before and it has always been one of my favorite places to dine, but unless they fix the menu, I doubt that I will make a point of dining there, again.
We went for brunch. The chilaquiles I ordered did not disappoint. French roast and pancakes with quest fresco looked good.
The servers were very gracious and responsive. There was a mix up with opentable showing us as a no show, it it wasn’t the fault of the restaurant.
We sat outside which was wRm thanks to heat lamps.
FANTASTIC food - the service was great as well.
Get the burger exactly as it comes, it's one of the best burgers I've ever had!
Crossings has a new chef! I've been a patron from the beginning and have enjoyed Crossings but this new chef really changed things up in a positive way. Since he is still considered new the menu is not as extensive but what he has is amazing. My husband and I started with a dozen oysters mignonette. I had the Uni Carbonara which is probably one of the most delicious and balanced dishes I have had in a long time!! It blew my mind! My husband had the Hamachi collar (one of his favorites at a sushi bar) and said it was amazing. The owner Patrick per usual was delightful and very knowledgeable with is extensive and excellent wine list and paired the dishes perfectly. Patrick informed us that as they master the dishes on the menu they will add more. There are currently about 6-7 main dishes, several appetizers and sides. Just the uni carbonara is worth returning very soon. BRAVO!
Had a wonderful waitress who provided great recommendations on the menu. The food was delicious and very filling. We will definitely be back.
We've been to Crossings many times and sadly we were pretty disappointed on this trip especially because it was for our Valentines day. It had nothing to do with the ambiance overall, it had everything to do with their new very limited menu. We both ordered the Wagyu Belly, which was only ok and fairly tough even at med rare. There were no longer any poultry options, vegetarian options besides some appetizers and salads, and very minimal fish options as well. I'm honestly not sure we will return when there are so many other great options in the Pasadena Area with a far more diverse menu. I don't mind a limited menu, but at least make it more diverse.
What a Valentines day! I made reservation thru Open Table over a week ago for tonight. When we showed up, hostess were showing me a outside table. We had problem with it, because it was colder than I liked and food will get cold easily. The hostess said that there is no other table inside for us. They proceed to argue several times with me that they called me yesterday to confirm and I agreed to the outside table. I told them I never received the 'phone call' and I received a text message stating "your table for 3 is booked at Crossings... Please respond '1' to confirm or '9' to cancel" So, I responded as '1' There was no information about the outside sitting in the text. I told them to check my phone log and showed the text. Luckily, I saved the text to show them. You think they will accept customer evidence and apologize? NO, they ignored me to help another customers. The manager happened to see me and came over to give us table within minutes.
The waiter service was good.
Food - Tried two 18 ounce Ribeye for $75 each for our dinner, the most expensive item. Portion does not appear to be 18 ounce like the menu said. Not enough to share with 2 adults. like the flavor of ribeye.
We agree that we will not be going back to the place. Not worth it for hostess service we got. Prepare to show evidence of your communication with them about the reservation, otherwise, you may not get the table you want. Otherwise, if you want get the table, confirm in person or make call yourself.
Went for Valentines Day and was shocked to learn that the menu and chef changed the week prior. The new Menu is very limited and not for everyone. The couple who were sitting next to us was so disappointed in their meals they did not eat them and left early. This of course caused us to worry about what was coming. We ordered the basic salad since the appetizer selection was nothing special for us and it was pretty basic for 15 dollars. Our meals arrived and they were good but nothing that would make us rush back. Sad that the change took place - loved dining there with friends but not sure this change is style will help them. The staff are great there - as are the cocktails - but the menu is not something I think many will like.
The mushroom Salad,Wagyu Navel,Heirloom Carrots, and Salmon we a fabulous taste sensations paired with our wines. The food selection has changed from the last time we were there. But just as good. The service is outstanding making the dining even more enjoyable.
I always love going to Crossings - the drinks, service and ambiance are perfect. The food is very good, always, but my last visit I felt the menu was too heavily weighted towards fatty meats and fishes. There wasn't a single vegetarian entree option and the entree options were all high fat. I don't expect Crossings to embrace "Spa cuisine" but a little more variety in terms of healthy entrees would be good. I love this restaurant so I hate to dock them even one point for this but I actually found it hard to choose my food the last time I was in and I'd hesitate to go back because of this so for me, the current menu just doesn't deserve 5 stars.
This was my second visit to Crossings for brunch.
The service was excellent as well as the eggs Benedict
It was our first time sitting on the patio and the train passing close by was somewhat loud. Would recommend seating inside.
We will return soon
Very nice ambiance, and friendly and attentive wait staff. Cocktails were imaginative but unfortunately the food was not. Crossings has a very limited menu selection that won't appeal to many. Nice presentation, yet the beef choice was chewy and lacked flavor. The price is on the high end, so that created an expectation that just wasn't met. There are too many competitors a short distance that offer the complete package. The new chef (menu just changed) hasn't captured the essence of what the restaurant could be - perhaps with time and some maturation, hopefully driven by their clientele and an astute proprietor.
Always perfect. Oysters the best. New chef does a beautiful job
Good for celebration. Expensive
Sat on the patio. It was a very nice atmosphere for a date. Service was friendly and prompt. Moved to the bar after dinner upstairs. Great find and I will go back.
Pricey but very good. One of the best New York steaks I have ever had but also one of the smallest. Sides are tiny and they don't have any options to buy extra sides which is weird so definitely order a few appetizers.
It was excellent!!!! My go-to place from now on!!
Fantastic food in a great location in South Pasadena. My favorite thing about Crossings however is its relatively low markup on wine. I've found some fantastic values on their wine list!
The oysters Rockefeller were amazing. Our guest was thrilled to see this entree on the menu. The bread served is the best ever...soda bread not sure, taste similar to sourdough, robust and crunchy. It is so good! The linguini bolognese is a repeater. The meat sauce was bold and rich. I would definitely recommend it to guests who gravitate toward Italian cuisine. Our only miss was the LAdinning menu. The collard salmon was a disappointment. It failed to please, very small portion and ingredients did not come together to enhance the dish. The entree salad, lardon bits were so small you could barely taste the pork. The carrot cake Brûlée was the best offering on the prefixed menu. Carrot shavings were a hit! This is one of our fav restaurant and we will go back for happy hour to try a variety of appetizers.
We have dined at Crossings numerous times over the years. Crossings regular menu is terrific; we were not as impressed with the DineLA menu. Please don’t judge the restaurant only on DineLA. We will definitely return to enjoy all that they have to offer.. the great service, setting and regular menu.
I enjoyed a delicious dinner with 5 friends. We had a table on a Saturday on the second floor which was a quiet location at 5:30 pm. My friends enjoyed a martini and ordered duck and steak entrees off the DineLA winter 2018 menu. I ordered my favorite on the regular menu, Goldline Chicken. Service was attentive and efficient.
This is a fantastic restaurant! The food was delicious, the service was great and the atmosphere was beautiful in this great old brick building. We were celebrating an Anniversary and they were so sweet to leave a present and card on the table when we arrived. Incredibly thoughtful. We will definitely return to this great restaurant.
My wife and I went to try out the dine LA menu tonight. The duck was fantastic. Apparently the chef worked on the dish for 2 months. I would also recommend the wine pairings. We will definitely be back to try their regular menu.
The food at Crossings is always very good. Service is stellar. There aren’t many restaurants in the area that are at this caliber. It’s a great date place also as the ambience is romantic and comfy. I visit here often.
The server gave us space to enjoy our food in peace. The portion sizes were small for the amount of money. The desserts were not delicious
We tried the Dine LA menu and the portions were very small and tasted okay. I heard other customers who felt the same. I felt bad for my guests because I chose the location. The hostess and others were very polite and welcoming but the server was MIA....took our order and we hardly saw him afterward. I expected more and should have read the reviews more carefully. It's a beautiful restaurant but I wish the food/service were the same level.
We had looked forward to dining her with great anticipation. But the open kitchen is a truly fatal flaw in this place. From the start we could not hear each other for all the slamming of pots and clanging of metal. IT'S REALLY LOUD!!!! And not with the energetic chatter of a lively urban crowd (the diners were mostly old) -- but with the annoying, make-you-jump clamor of metal on metal. After five minutes we joked that they'd hired someone to drop a pile of cookie sheets every twenty seconds. After ten minutes our nerves were truly jangled. We ate as fast as we could and got the hell out never to return.
The waiter was terrific, the sort of place you expect when paying $40 an entree, but the food was not quite up to that level. This neighborhood supports enough rich people that you can get away with sub-par food and still get a clientele who, for variety, will keep coming (Bistro de la Gare); but with the Raymond and Shiro nearby, both of which have terrific food, there's no need to cheat yourself of gustatory delight in this area and at this price-point.
Dine LA menu was not regular menu items like it was last year. The beef was poor quality(grisle)the duck was just Ok(sauce wasn’t good) Service was adequate at best.last time I will go to this restaurant.
Refined atmosphere and attention to detail.
We had the “dine LA” menu with the wine pairing and it felt like a good value overall.
The beef tartare was excellent - this was the high point. The duck à “l’orange” on the other hand was hit and miss: the thicker breast was undercooked, and as a result a little too chewy: both of us dining had the same experience. In fact, I was a little surprised to be asked how we wanted to have the duck cooked. There was little else on the plate but a purée to counter the chewy texture. Finally, the lemon tart and carrot pudding were good but both felt a little underwhelming.
Great. They didn’t have our updated reservation time, but were able to accommodate us.