The Crossing nestles snuggly among the shops and skyscrapers of Clayton—a quiet haven for those in search of both sustenance and serenity.
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 more than 20 years, doing it with panache, but without being overly fussy about things.
The staff is welcoming and chatty, greeting returning patron as warmly as old friends.
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.”