Fine Food on Forsythe
The Crossing nestles snuggly among the shops and skyscrapers of Clayton—a quiet haven for those in search of both sustenance and serenity. Gleaming glassware sits atop white-clothed table, now separated by COVID-protecting plexiglass.
It’s left to the modern art hanging within the booths to brighten the dark wood interior, while an attractively designed wine rack separates the bar level from the main dining room.
Yes, there’s a charm and understated elegance here. Owner/executive chef Jim Fiala has been serving up French-Italian inspired cuisine for the more than 20 years, doing it with panache, but without being overly fussy about things.
The staff was welcoming and chatty, greeting returning patron as warmly as always. I’d missed their wickedly delicious beet salad with goat cheese, pine nuts, sherry and pesto. But I wanted something leafy, so I went with the Romaine Salad embellished with creamy blue cheese, tomato, onion and bacon. My guests were blessed with the Tagliolini with Wild Mushrooms and the Sea Bass special.
The Crossing. 7823 Forsyth Blvd. Open: Lunch, Mon-Fri 11:30a-1:30p; Dinner, Mon-Sat 5p-10p. Valet parking. Named among 2018 “Best Romantic Restaurants in the St. Louis Area.”