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Crossings restaurant is located in the beautiful historic Edwards and Faw building on Mission St. in South Pasadena, 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 often found in LA. A wine loft sits between the first and second floors, offering a wide variety of choices. Two bars, one on each floor, offer hand crafted cocktails as well as barrel aged selections made in house by our bartenders.
South Pasadena, CA 91030
American, Contemporary American, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
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We do not feature any live entertainment.
We do not offer catering. However, we can do in home dinners for special groups. Please contact us if you are interested in scheduling a special dinner.
We offer valet parking Wednesday through Saturday beginning at 6:00.
The charge for valet is $8.
There is also public parking available on Mission and the surrounding streets.
Crossings is conveniently located just steps away from the South Pasadena Gold Line station.
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Crossings schedules several special events each season including: winemaker dinners, cooking classes, and chef's table dinners. These events are announced through our email list as well as on our Facebook page and Twitter.
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We can accommodate groups up to 35 in our upstairs, Trestles Room and up to 50 on our beautifully lit, outdoor patio.
Crossings Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrated annual get together with close friends that I don’t see often but find time to once a year get together and celebrate our great friendship. My second time to reserve at this place. Extremely satisfied and more with my first. This recent experience was not up to par with our expectation. Everything was great except for our server. She’s not really very interactive we felt like were imposing on her. We felt that we are being rushed with out r orders. We ask here to take a picture a simple request that I’m pretty sure a lot do but we have to wait 40 min before it got taken and even with that it was not too pleasant! Don’t get me wrong, we still had a great time but if your server is having a rough not....it reverberates in the service that’s being provided! Would we visit again! Absolutely urs but most likely will stay away from that specific server!
The only thing that really annoyed me was how the hostess greeted us, and that she denied to change our table (most tables were open) and gave us a long face and awkward silence when we asked her to do so. This incident ruined the night despite the great food and service.
Tables are very close. Cozy equals cramped. Food was mediocre. My wife's flat iron steak was more tender than my filet mignon. My green beans were raw and had no seasoning. My wife was disappointed in her bock choy; again no seasoning. I had a salad which was pretty good but not outstanding. Dessert was pretty good. Service was good, but not outstanding.
Went to this restaurant entirely because of Open Table reviews. Searching for a restaurant close to where we were staying and this caught my eye! Was not disappointed! From drinks, to appetizers, to entrees, to desserts.....everything was delicious! Would recommend and would return when in the area!
Had a great experience. Great service and food. Sat next to a table of eight and still were able to have a quiet conversation. Everything we ordered was cooked to perfection. I strongly recommend the skirt steak and the Oysters Rockefeller as well as the sea bass.
We made reservations with a special request for a table upstairs in the front. The reservation was made 2 weeks ahead. When we got there they had no idea about the special request regarding a table. whether this is the fault of Open Table or the restaurant we do not know but it but a damper on the visit.
The food was excellent as we have come to expect - this was probably our sixth visit.
We had Sunday brunch and everyone really liked what they ordered. The menu has a good selection of appetizing choices that make me want to go back and try the rest. The avocado toast was excellent. The creme brulee is delicious if you have room for dessert.
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