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The Crossing

4.9
4.9
2125 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Featuring local "farm to table" cuisine using a breadth of farmers 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 Thu Rein Oo who brings 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (314) 721-7375

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jim Fiala

  • Catering

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

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Neighborhood

    Clayton

  • Cross street

    Central Ave.

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet starts at 5:00pm. Self-parking on-street.

  • Public transit

    Metrolink station. Nearby bus access.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,125 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Louis

    Best Overall

  • St. Louis

    Best Food

  • St. Louis

    Best Service

  • St. Louis

    Great for fine wines

  • Midtown

    Best Overall

  • Midtown

    Best Food

  • Midtown

    Best Service

  • Midtown

    Best Ambiance

  • Midtown

    Best Value

  • Midtown

    Good for business meals

  • Midtown

    Innovative

  • Midtown

    Great for fine wines

  • Midtown

    Romantic

  • Midtown

    Good for special occasions

  • Midtown

    Most Booked

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  1. S

    Skinman

    St. Louis

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great food, outstanding service. Joseph the waiter could not have been better. Met our every need in an attentive but not solicitous way b
  2. W

    Will

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always have a wonderful experience at the Crossing. Terrific food. Wonderful service. Always a delight.
  3. MS

    MikeS

    St. Louis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best in Clayton - and likely all of St Louis.
  4. DN

    DebbieN

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is one of the best restaurants in St Louis. The food is fantastic the service is great. You couldn’t ask for a better dining experience.
  5. LM

    LynnM

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phil is the absolute best! The conversation, drinks and dinner cannot be matched! Simply incredible experience every time.
  6. VA

    VickiA

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a lovely venue for a relaxing outing. The food and staff are excellent.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was incredible. Also, wine pairings were spot on.
  8. JN

    JeffN

    San Antonio

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Very pleasant experience at The Crossings. Staff was very welcoming, nice ambiance and pretty good food. One person in our party had the crab cake sandwich - ok crab but also had peppers which overpower the crab - would suggest keeping it simple and include more crab and less other stuff. Overall a very nice place for lunch, dinner or a drink.
  9. AW

    AW4JW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We looked forward to our first tasting menu experience after having an amazing time at Acero with their tasting menu. We were left underwhelmed with The Crossing and wish we would have spent the money and time out (have a young one, so don’t get time away often), elsewhere. The service got better as the night went on, but we had no introductions and waited about 15-17 minutes until someone came to get a drink order. Aspects of dinner were exquisite in flavor and originality, while others were bland and lacked excitement for the price and anticipation. The Spanish octopus was outstanding, but the tagliolini with the truffles added on (at $30) had little to no flavor. We both felt the trout was cooked perfectly but just average in flavor, yet the skirt steak entree was delicious. Both desserts were yummy. Neither one of us cared for the Panchu or mushroom soup aperitivos. I can’t say I’d return or advise visiting in comparison to other tasting menus or service around town, but we enjoyed parts of dinner. May have been an off night!
  10. DP

    DavidP

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful meal, thank you Jim and the staff for everything.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great food and drink. Outstanding!
  12. NW

    NateWins

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great restaurant but too loud for a business meeting.
  13. g

    gcvmd1

    St. Louis

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the finest meals we have had in years. Mushroom soup, light but not bright, was excellent. 3 cheese pumpkin ravioli was delicious. The pork shoulder, pounded, was perfectly tender and absolutely succulent. The fried apple turnover with crème fraich perfectly prepared. Had a very nice visit with Jim Fiala and our server, Howard, was very attentive and pleasant. Always great to see one of our favorite servers over the years, Tom. The best. A special shoutout to Johnny who ran the water, bread and cleanup in our area. What a personality and smile. A PERFECT 49th Anniversary dinner. Thanks to all.
  14. BR

    BillyRon

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third time we've been to The Crossing. It has been fabulous every time. We did the four course tasting menu and they allowed us to mix it up any way we wanted. It was wonderful! The choices are all so good, it is very hard to choose what you want. Service was perfect. I can't stop recommending this place to people looking for a top notch dining experience!
  15. DH

    DeiseH

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great trout and scallops . Good service and ambience.I will come back.
  16. F

    Fastidious

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After living in the Chicago area for 35 years I've sometimes been underwhelmed by some highly recommended restaurants in this area. Not so with The Crossing - everything was great!
  17. CR

    CRAZYFORFUN

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stellar dinner in every way.. beautiful restaurant to celebrate a date night.. waiters are attentive not intrusive and the tasting menu is worth every penny!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always perfect 🤍
  19. m

    maryf

    St. Louis

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food is always amazing. The staff from the valet and hostess to the wait staff and bus boys are far superior to other restaurants at this level. Phil at the bar is the best ! He’s knows everything about wine and spirits. I highly recommend The Crosssing.
  20. s

    sharpdiners

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the Chef’s Grand Tasting Menu and requested seafood. We had 7 amazing seafood dishes and the perfect dessert. We actually wouldn’t have minded a salad course, but since we requested seafood, the chef delivered!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mu husband took me here for my birthday dinner just the two of us and it was exceptional also our waiter was - 10/10 his name was Sunny he was great
  22. j

    juan61

    St. Louis

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the service and opportunity of closing the year in our favorite restaurant.
  23. D

    Diann

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary and were made to feel special right from the beginning. We sat at our table and there was an Anniversary card signed by the staff. Everything about the evening was absolutely perfect. Well done!
  24. ME

    MelissaE

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Amazing service! Amazing drinks! This place never disappoints.
  25. c

    cynthiad

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Valet Parking upon arrival was a big plus for us; no walking in the rain and we got out at the front door. The waiter and busser were friendly and attentive. Water was filled and bread was replenished without asking. Food was excellent and dishes were spaced nicely for the next entree. Upon chatting with the hostess as we were leaving, we told her we would love to sit at the window table next time. She entered that information into our Client Info File for next time! Highly recommend The Crossing for a fine dining experience!
  26. SB

    SharonB

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Josh is a terrific waiter … made excellent descriptions of options and gave us ample time to talk (hadn’t seen each other in nearly 10 years).. The scallops were fabulous, as always.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A+ service all around.
  28. AD

    AlisonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dining experience. We did the tasting menu and the pacing between courses was perfect. Our server was amazing and made great recommendations. It was nice they had a complimentary valet as parking is limited. Overall, we had a great night!
  29. D

    Djrjr

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in every respect.
  30. JB

    JanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Josh was excellent. His choice of wine pairs w our meal was wonderful. Meal was excellent.
  31. A

    Anne

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Our service was superb, but this was the first time I have dined at The Crossing when the food was not outstanding. Each dish was good, but not outstanding as usual. The shrimp scampi used to be my favorite dish, but yesterday it did not taste like the scampi which I have ordered every time.
  32. JB

    JoshB

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great as always. Love the 4 course menu. All restaurants should do this - 4 smaller portions of the “regular” menu allowing you to get a variety of dishes. Service as always is top notch, great wine list. One of our go-tos for date night without the kids.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the food! Especially the duck, foie gras, very delicious and nicely designed. The service was also very great since stepping into the door.
  34. PM

    PamelaM

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent dinner. The wait staff lead by Tom was professional, friendly and efficient. My son, daughter-in-law and husband who had never ate at The Crossing were very impressed.
  35. EG

    ElaineG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome! Loved every dish. Service was fantastic and the wine pairings perfect.
  36. KB

    KayleeB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our favorite restaurant in Stl for any special occasion! delicious food and many gluten free and dairy free options for my allergies!
  37. MN

    MessN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent restaurant! Would definitely recommend and look forward to going there another time. Food was delicious, service ( Tom was serving us) was impeccable, and they were so thoughtful of leaving us a Happy Anniversary card even in our last minute reservation. We had the four course menu and a flight of wines accompanying the meal. Beet salad and octopus were extraordinary, and duck breast was cooked perfectly with a delicious sauce on side.
  38. LM

    LindaM

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we did the Chefs tasting menu and it was awesome!!
  39. RC

    RobertC

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very good food and service, great drinks but wine selection a bit over the top. Noise level or the acoustics made it a challenge to hear server.
  40. J

    Jesse

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall, the best restaurant in Saint Louis. Deep wine cellar, highly-trained staff of adults who get it

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Crossing offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 721-7375.

The Crossing is rated 4.9 stars by 2125 OpenTable diners.

The Crossing does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today
Google Map for The Crossing

7823 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Central Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Clayton

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet starts at 5:00pm. Self-parking on-street.

  • Public transit

    Metrolink station. Nearby bus access.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jim Fiala

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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