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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.
Clayton, MO 63105
Hours of Operation:
LUNCH: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:30pm. P
DINNER: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
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.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please call 314-721-7375 for availability and details.
Dinner: Complimentary Valet or self-parking on-street.
Lunch: On-street parking only. (No valet)
Metrolink station. Nearby bus access.
Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Crossing Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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