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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.
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
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!
Our first visit to The Crossing and it won't be our last! We had a wonderful dinner before going to the theater. Started out with the blue cheese appetizer which was delicous. I had a salad (can't remember which one) but it was crisp and fresh and very tasty. My husband had the mushroom soup which he devoured. I ordered red snapper and it was mild and flaky and had the most exquisite saffron sauce that just enhanced the fish perfectly. My husband ordered tuna and he also loved it! We wish we could've stayed longer to try the amazing list of desserts.....next time! Going back next weekend. Our waitress was wonderful and kept things coming in a timely fashion so we wouldn't be late for the show. This place is our new fave!
We tried the 8 course sample menu. I woukd say 3/8 were really tasty, 2 not so great, the rest average. It's difficult to give a definitive review on each because it can vary greatly. Our server was awesome. It definitely added to the experience, just perfect.
The place is very quaint and subtle, but I liked it quite a bit. With the art on the walls, it almost feels like an art gallery, but you can view the work from your table.
It was very good across the board. This place is a hidden gem. Hard to spot from the street, but once you do you will be back. For me it's not a place I would patronize regularly, just due to the price, but that makes it even more special for special occassions. As with most places these days noise is an issue and wish places like the Crossing would offer 'quiet' dining options. Other than that it's a wonderful place worthy of a try. Easy to get to and valet parking in Clayton is nice as well.
The Crossing was an excellent choice for a special birthday dinner on a Friday night. Even though the small restaurant was full and the noise level lively, the small but comfortable booth allowed the four of us to have nice conversation throughout the meal. Our server was of a higher level than I have seen in St. Louis in a number of years. Very professional but friendly, attentive but not smothering, and very knowledgeable. Food was inventive, choices were many. Two of us had the tasting menu, an excellent value. Courses were served to all with excellent timing. Very impressive; we will return.
Had to wait although we had a reservation. The hostess seemed overwhelmed. Noise level is unreal! Could not have a conversation with our friends, who came all the way from Miami for a visit. Fortunately we were able to switch to a table in the corner close to bathrooms and somehow noise was not as bad. Decor is terrible...the art on the wall is bad. Could use some needed revamping. That said, the food was very good, although I suggest they come up with something else for the appetizers they leave on the table while you are waiting for your waiter.....the Melba toasts fell off a plate too small...and it's kind of tacky looking really. I had an excellent main dish, the Kiing salmon on a bed of fennel...that was excellent. But it's not sufficient to give the Crossing a high rating. It had been recommended to me...disappointed.
This was our first visit to The Crossing and it was truly outstanding. As good any anyplace we've eaten anywhere. The staff were smart, funny, helpful, knew about the art on the walls and food on the plates. Great cocktails, especially the barrel aged bourbon. Very complete and interesting wine list. All the food was great. We weren't super hungry so just ordered a la carte, but I'm sure the tasting menu would be wonderful. Go there.
We enjoyed a lovely evening at the Crossings and are already planning a return visit. The menu was interesting and included a chef's menu which had the flexibility of substituting different items from the regular menu which is very unusual. We had an excellent server Meagan who added to our dining experience. Ask for her if you are going. I give it 5 stars *
Started with Browned Blue Cheese spread on hot bread. Very good. Green Salad with Tomato and Fennel was quite nice. Trout was slightly overcooked and Mom had to remove the skin herself. My Tuna was very tasty and cooked to perfection.
Service was honestly just okay. I expected better. From the hostess who seemed a bit clueless (I think a friend walked in while were getting seated) to our waiter who didn't introduce himself until I asked his name. Just not that great. Especially for the price.
The Crossing never fails to offer palate pleasers, in this case both the duck confit and a whole roasted branzino. JIM goals has hit his sweet spot and will tickle yours.
As a fan of foie gras there never is enough, but the portion leaves you room for the mains. The wine list is extremely strong particularly on the high end.
Bring you wallet but you will not feel cheated. The food is worth the price
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