The Crossing in Clayton is a quaint upscale restaurant with an earthy, farm-to-table approach. Each plate showcased the chef’s talent. This is a perfect date night spot with a relaxing atmosphere. The service was above and beyond our expectations. We couldn’t stop taking pictures of the food.

The menu offers a Prix Fixe Tasting for $50 along with Ala Carte dining for dinner.

The First Course serves Mixed Greens, Tuna Tartare or Frisee Salad. The Second Course offers Tagliatelle, and Crab Cake. We chose the Sautéed Spanish Octopus with potatoes, arugula, peas in a saffron sweet onion puree. (pictured above)

New Zealand Venison was the main event. And it didn’t disappoint. The meat was fork tender and surrounded by roasted sweet potatoes, swiss chard, mushrooms in a port wine reduction. Other selections in the Prix Fixe were Yellowfin Tuna, Quail and Rainbow Trout.

For starter’s on the Al Carte menu there is Soup of the Day, Roasted Beet Salad, Pan, Blue Crab Cake and more.

In the pasta portion of the menu, there are small and large plates available of the Gnocchi, Tagliolini, Tagliatelle, and Stracci.

Atlantic Yellowfin Tuna, North Atlantic Sea Bass, Scallops, Creekstone Farms N.Y. Strip, Double Star Roasted Chicken, and New Zealand Venison round out the menu.

For dessert, you should try the Warm Chocolate Torte with Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. All desserts are $10 and made fresh daily.

The Crossing is an excellent meetup spot for lunch.

The restaurant is owned by Executive Chef Jim Fiala who trained in classical French and Italian cuisine. After working on both coasts, Fiala returned to his hometown in 1998 to open The Crossing. He also owns Acero in Maplewood, MO.

Reservations are highly suggested. Valet service available.


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