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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 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.

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)
Tasting Menu (30)
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Good for Anniversaries (27)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Romantic (24)
Notable Wine List (18)
Business Meals (17)
Cozy (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Authentic (10)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Healthy (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
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 (St. Louis)·Dined a day ago

Second time here and it didn’t disappoint. Food across the board was phenomenal. Can’t go wrong with this place!

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and service

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful Valentines menu. Jimmy and the entire team did a fabulous job. We had an incredible evening.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent service and food

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 3 days ago

Always a favorite. Consistently solid across the board.

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·Dined 4 days ago

The Chef's tasting with wine pairing was the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day. Delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The dish preparations were impeccable and our service was refreshingly friendly without any pretense. DO NOT let the Clayton location intimidate you. This is one of the best and most approachable dining experiences that you will encounter in St. Louis.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I went to The Crossing with work and it was to die for. The service, the food, the drinks...you name it - it was all outstanding. So my husband and I then had a double-date night there and again it was amazing. The specialty drinks, the food, the service. Healthy and fresh. Farm to table. Simply the best.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 8, 2018

It was amazing

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Another great dinner with friends at The Crossing. Service and food both excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The food was amazing and so was the service! Zach was the best and will request him when we go back!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Consistently serves great food and superb service - that's why we keep coming back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Tasting menu was outstanding. But, oddly, the coffee was bitter and the dessert was just average.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Always a great experience the owner Jim is one of the best chef/owner combos in the STL

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Awesome food, excellent service. Some times in life you get what you pay for, at the Crossing you get it EVERY time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

3 of us celebrated 2 birthdays & they made an event of it. There was a note on the table & Kaylee, our server, mentioned straight away.
One had fixed menu which was varied and Delcious. Another had a nightly special they swooned over. All were thrilled with their selections. So much so that dessert was a must. It did not disappoint.
Will NOT be waiting for a birthday to return.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

If you want to dine in an upscale restaurant that has great food and outstanding service, you can't beat the Crossing! The tasting menu provides excellent value. The flounder special was delicious and Gus, our server was attentive and made sure we were able to make a 7:30 show at the Fox.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent service, food, ambiance, etc ... haven’t been since 2004 but will definitely be back!

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Superb food and service and ambience

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Lovely as usual

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 6, 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 6, 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 December 31, 2017

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 30, 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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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 30, 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 30, 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 23, 2017

Fabulous in every way!

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 (Palm Springs)·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 18, 2017

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

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 16, 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 15, 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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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 9, 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 9, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 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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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Absolutely fabulous dinner, service, and anniversary celebration.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 7, 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 6, 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 1, 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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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 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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