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About 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 Brad Watts who brings a wealth of passion and years of experience 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.

7823 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton, MO 63105
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French, Italian

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:30pm. P
DINNER: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.

HOLIDAY HOURS
Sunday, December 31: Lunch Closed, 5:00-close
Monday, January 1: CLOSED ALL DAY
Tuesday, January 2: Lunch Closed, 5:00-close

The Crossing is open for lunch Monday through Friday and accepts online reservations for dinner only. Please feel free to walk-in for reservations.

Cross Street:
Central Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(314) 721-7375

Website:
http://www.fialafood.com/Jim_Fialas_Restaurants/THE_CROSSING.html

Catering:
Please call 314-721-7375 for availability and details.

Parking Details:
Dinner: Complimentary Valet or self-parking on-street.
Lunch: On-street parking only. (No valet)

Public Transit:
Metrolink station. Nearby bus access.

Executive Chef:
Jim Fiala

Additional:
Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Crossing Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (34)
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Notable Wine List (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Authentic (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Seasonal (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
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Fun (3)
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Great for Lunch (3)
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined 3 days ago

Superb food and service and ambience

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Lovely as usual

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants!! The food is always good so is the service!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Wonderful way to celebrate a special anniversary! We had a relaxing, highly pleasurable, European-syle dining experience. The woman who called to confirm our reservation was delightful. When we arrived, a card on the table signed by Mr. Fiala welcomed us and congratulated us on our anniversary, which was a nice touch. The server brought the (amazing-tasting) blue cheese souffle for a small starter when we arrived and didn't bring the menu until after we'd ordered drinks, which set the tone for a slow meal (exactly what we wanted). Food was amazing. I chose the premium tasting menu and enjoyed every bite. The presentation was gorgeous and heightened the enjoyment. My husband ordered a la cart; it was great for each of us to be able to choose whether or not to do the tasting menu. He was thrilled with his monkfish special. My salmon was cooked to perfection with the lightest crust. Service was attentive without being obtrusive. When dessert was done I felt pleasantly full, without being stuffed. The ambiance was nice. It's a small-ish space, cozy and pretty. It was a bit cold though (temperature-wise--I don't know if it's usually this way because we went on a very cold night in January). I ended up wearing my coat for some of dinner. No loud music, thank God. We could actually talk. The only annoying noise happened when some sort of machine (blender?) buzzed for a couple of minutes at the bar. Not perfection, but pretty close. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and were saying "why in the world did we wait so long to return" to The Crossing? We will definitely be back.

Tags: Healthy, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve special 4-course menu. Wonderful choices and another exceptional Crossing meal. Service attentive without being intrusive. The efficient valet parking was much appreciated given cold weather.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Consistently good. The food is beautifully prepared and delicious and portions are just right

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A perfect date night venue with ambience--my seafood was seared perfectly and the server helped me pick a wine that was an ideal pairing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The Crossing is a great place for a special occasion or date night. My friends and I ordered the four-course meals from the tasting menu and none of us were disappointed. The portion sizes were perfect for four courses and everything was delicious. The plating was beautiful as well. The Crossing uses locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, which is an important aspect. Also, the wine list was very extensive! Would recommend for a nice night out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was great but thought it was suppose to be more of an adult restaurant. Lots of kids / families there so very noisy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Fabulous in every way!

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food was excellent and wait staff was very attentive without going overboard. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Chefs grand tasting was awesome, got to try so many options. Great service also!!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was excellent and they were able to easily accommodate my gluten and dairy allergies and serve me a creative, delicious, satisfying meal (it least they made it seem easy)! There was even an anniversary card from the owner waiting on our table. The service was impeccable, the wine pairing was perfect - everything exceeded our expectations!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was a phenomenal experience. The tasting menu was amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Disappointing meal on this occasion after having a number of good meals. Had the premier tasting menu. The arugula salad was over dressed and the baby arugula was tasteless. I had tuna crudo as a second. And that was also tasteless. There were large cuts of tuna with no sauce and hardly any herbs. The tuna had no taste
I had the steelehead trout as a main and that was good. The pineapple cake ordered for dessert was mushy. Maybe just a bad night in the kitchen? We like this place and will try again

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Have been going here for 20+ years and was a little disappointed this time. Table location was poor, service slow and one entree not up to their standard. Off night or slipping?

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

One of my favorites, always good such a friendly staff

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Absolutely fabulous dinner, service, and anniversary celebration.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 8, 2017

A business meeting with an out of town client meant that I had an opportunity to go to one of my favorite restaurants again. We had a four course tasting menu with paired wines and it was, as always, stunning.

Service was prompt but unobtrustive. Food selections were creative, even playful, and nicely sized. The ambience was warm and quiet. Two and a half hours of business conversation went by in a flash, and we left well satisfied.

I cannot recommend this place highly enough.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 7, 2017

One of our go to places when we have visitors from out of town

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great meal. Had the tasting menu and was not rushed.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful food, great server, especially long time employee from Mexico! He’s the best! So attentive, friendly and just a classy act!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our group was extremely pleased with the food and cocktails we had for our business dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 29, 2017

As always, the service here is terrific. I ordered stripe bass and was not a fan of the curry butter sauce used as a dressing. Nor was I a fan of the mushroom/onion side. The flavors just didn't work with the bass. It was a special and not a regular menu item. The apple dessert was fantastic!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Douglas is the best waiter.
Jim Fiala is the best chef!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Best restaurant we've tried in our 12 mintgs in STL. Love it. Will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Best, most dependable, high quality, meal in STL.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Overall experience was top notch. Food, wines and service were outstanding. The flexibility of the tasting menu was a really nice option and we got to try everything we wanted!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Lucky enough to get the table for 2 tucked in the corner of the upper level. Once a table of 4 ladies cleared out, it was nice and peaceful. My wife had the premium tasting menu and I the tile fish special. The tasting menu was a good deal at $50 (I ate probably 1/3 of my wife’s), but the tile fish (although perfectly prepared and tasty) was maybe overpriced by $3-4. Anyway, the service was excellent and by and large, the overall experience was top notch.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great foos

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Several dishes were too heavily sauced. Coffee was terrible. Service was great. Need an interior renovation

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great meal and service. Excellent for any special occasion.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Tasting menu was fantastic from start to finish! Absolutely loved it!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This place was excellent. Can't believe it took us so long to visit. We will be back. The $35 Classic Tasting menu was everything we liked...soup, crab cake, trout and dessert. If you haven't been to this place yet, you are missing a great meal.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The Crossing has exceptional food. It is a perfect place for a romantic date or a special occasion for a couple. We couldn't have asked for a better place to spend an evening together. Do not go if you want to scrimp on the cost of the meal.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Overall our experience was very good. We had a great server and a nice table with a note from the owner since it was my birthday. My meal was perfect--butternut squash soup, mushroom tagliolini, black Bass, & caramel panna cotta. The bass was flavored so well. One friend was disappointed with the crab cake which she said was mushy & short on crab. Two at our table ordered the poached cod special and felt that it lacked in flavor. My husband ordered the quail and was disappointed to find no breast meat on his plate. I like the tasting menu idea and feel like it's a good value. I hope that our next visit pleases everyone more.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner at The Crossing... we were seated right away at a table up by the bar which was fine for us. Our food was very good- we had 3 separate entrees and 1 tasting menu. The atmosphere and service was decent. We went to celebrate a birthday, and I would recommend it for a special occasion. They also have free valet parking out front which was convenient. Over all an enjoyable evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The Crossing never fails to impress - from the staff, to the drinks, to the spectacular food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The Crossing has always been a favorite of ours for any type of special occasion, hence a bit of disappointment last Friday evening when we hosted a farewell dinner for friends/colleagues leaving STL. The waiter was rushed and seemed hassled; we waited quite a while just to get a menu. The food wasn’t the usual high level I’ve come to expect there and the place was so full and noisy we had a hard time talking to our friends. A bit surprising.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The Crossing is consistently a top St Louis restaurant. It truly has creative food that always makes the evening special. The menu is varied and ever changing. The quality and presentation are extraordinary. The service is relaxed but truly attentive. The staff who have been at The Crossing a long time make the each meal,there something special. This restaurant continues to get better with age and is to be complemented in it’s consistently winning form!

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