LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Currant!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Currant! I want them to open one in SF! I make it a point to dine here every time I visit San Diego. The food and service is fabulous. To start, check out their daily popcorn (this time I believe it was pesto and pistachio, I normally love their truffled version) and don't miss their blue crab stuffed/and lightly battered avocado which is amazing (note it's a small portion but good to share if you want to get multiple items). The salmon salad is always my favorite go-to, it's cooked perfectly.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
I loved the Absinthe Minded
I loved the Absinthe Minded Friday special! It was a fun unique way to spend a late evening downtown. Our reservation was honored without any issue. We had a wonderful server who explained the drink and procedures...the food was great and I tell all my friends I can't wait to go back again and try more food and drinks! Totally fun and different!
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great french bistro food and
Great french bistro food and fabulous cocktails. Energetic and cozy setting. Good for couples or small groups. May be too noisy for parties larger than 6.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is a great place to hang
This is a great place to hang out and have a few beverages and relax. The staff is very attentive and friendly. Food is excellent!
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
A+ except for service
The food was terrific! Excellent ambience too, and not too big. I had salmon with risotto, my wife & mother-in-law had the steak, we also had salad & soup, and chocolate mousse and ice cream for dessert. Everything was great except the service, which takes them down two notches. Very slow in taking our order, our waitress seemed to have forgotten about us. Then for dessert, that took a very long time to bring out. She brought out my coffee lickety split but it was cold by the time dessert came out so I asked for more. Also, it shouldn't take 15 minutes for dessert because the server usually should do that.
Atmosphere was very nice, very cool, well decorated. Maybe service was one-off for us, maybe you'll have better luck
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
We've been to Currant several
We've been to Currant several times and never been disappointed. It seems the food gets better each time we come. We each tried one of their new cocktails. I had a Le Roi, which was light and not too sweet. My husband had the gimlet which was light and refreshing, with hints of basil and cucumber. Both were nice ideas for warm weather cocktails.
My onion soup was not watery or bland, but rich and complex (in addition to comforting) and the sea bass was cooked perfectly. My husband had the candied leek and goat cheese salad, which he loved, and his pork loin was moist and cooked just right, too.
The desserts were also delicious.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The menu is creative & I love
The menu is creative & I love that the chef goes to the farmer's market & incorporates items from there in the dishes.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and atmosphere!!!
Dined pre-Opera. We were 15 minutes late due to traffic, but Currant had saved our table and made sure we were on time. Stuffed chicken breast and pork loin was excellent. Very upbeat, casual atmosphere. We will definitely dine there again!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a nice little spot downtown - off the beaten path. The tables for two were a little to small and cramped. So, we ate at the bar and it was really great! The bartender was friendly and helpful with our choices.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bistro Dining at it's Finest
I've been here twice and the food has been Excellent both times. Try the moules frites, with white wine or curry broth, and the scallops. Reasonably priced. A little noisy but it's part of the charm.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
5 Stars Experience
We arrived very early for our reservation and they seated us immediately. The service was impeccable! Renee was most gracious, and our other server, I wish I knew his name, was a charm! He laughed with us, joined in our slight dancing at the table, kept our mimosa's filled (which kept our level of delight quite high!). The food was incredible! Interior and exterior were beautiful and the staff equally so! We were not rush at all and they allowed us the time to celebrate my daughters graduation brunch. A wonderful wonderful place! Everyone should experience Currant Brasserie while in San Diego!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and good service
The drinks were good and the food was fantastic and good service.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great bday dinner!
Found this restaurant through yelp. Service was superb(Patrick, you rock!). Food was great with the exception of two burgers cooked Med instead of well. They gladly replaced both orders in a snap. Patrick also remembered it was my bday & brought out a special slice of cake for me with a lit candle..great happy hour menu! Thanks guys for the memorable experience!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been here numerous
I have been here numerous times for the wonderful Happy hour, but have never gone for dinner. What a treat! Food was wonderful. We ordered 2 appetizers ( mashed potato balls and calamari) and 1 entrée to share, and they were nice enough to split the entrée into two different plates. What a nice detail. The steak was very good for the price. Not Donavan's or Ruth Chris nice, but better than I expected.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place has good and reasonably
This place has good and reasonably priced food. Their craft cocktails are AMAZING and are not super expensive.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tasty food & Special Occasion Spot
Had the Brasserie Burger and it was a great. My wife had a stuffed chicken dish that was filling and made great use of french style cooking techniques. Great ambience and vibrant, energetic people having a good time. I highly recommend.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
So so brunch
Went on a Friday expecting lunch, but they were only serving brunch since it was the day after a holiday (July 5th). Drinks were great, but the brunch food was so so. Duck in the duck hash was very dry. Pulled pork sandwich was decent. Liked the room overall - super high ceilings with a very airy feel by the windows. Will go back for lunch or dinner sometime.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not your typical hotel restaurant
Never really eat at hotel restaurants but it was extremely convenient. Overall the reviewes were good but there were complaints about the risotto. Can't speak for those who gave bad reviewes, but the risotto was excellent. Make sure to ask for it without tomatoes. Makes the dish watery. Pork loin was superb as well as the hanger steak. Staff was at tentative and courteous. Great experience and highly recommend.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Met 3 friends after Comicon. Service was very good. Hamburgers were excellent. I recommend the tater tots also. Which were more like croquettes. It is located in the Sophia Hotel.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and great service
We had dinner and brunch at Currant over the course of a weekend. Both meals were delicious. Especially notable were the butterscotch gooey butter cake dessert, and the green eggs and ham omelet. The service both times was excellent - knowledgeable, friendly and attentive staff.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hard to choose from the menu
Everything is so good. The menu changes constantly. The "small plates" offer those with smaller appetites the chance to have superb food but in a smaller quantity. This I the 6th time I have been here and every time it is excellent.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little place with amazing
Great little place with amazing food and wonderful drinks.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Currant is a wndeeful addition the the restaurant/bar scene. Each time we go the menu is sliightly different but so far everything hbas been worth going back for. The service is good, friendly servers and the kitchen keeps a good pace.
8/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
A fun spot with great ambience
I took my wife here for her birthday in August because she had heard about the Absinthe selection, and was intrigued.
The highlight for my wife was definitely the Absinthe. We went on Friday which allowed $8 Lucid, but she decided on a different selection. Our waiter (Patrick) was very kind, and explained the traditional way they serve Absinthe, and my wife was very excited to have her drink flaming before her eyes.
I had the Bison Burger with the bacon jam. It was tasty, but nothing out of this world. The bun was a bit crumbly. The fries that accompanied the burger were a bit heavy on the thyme for my taste, but then, I didn't know they came with thyme.
My wife had the scallops and is still talking about them.
AND A GREAT PRICE!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Staff and food, both great
Went here for brunch. The food was delicious and the staff was very accommodating of my food allergies, which is always appreciated. Also, they have $8 bottomless mimosas which were definitely worth it.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second time time to Currant American Brasserie and not dissapointed--food and bottomless mimosas as a great pair! Love the casual ambiance. Will come back next time we're driving down to San Diego (from L.A.).
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant Week Find
During San Diego Restaurant Week, a 2/3 course meal is provided prix fixe. The portions were good sized and the
presentation was excellent. Didn't try the wine as I don't drink at lunchtime.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good but service was slow
Tried the restaurant for lunch during restaurant week. The curly pasta with mushroom was really good, very flavorful. The pasta was cooked just right! Pea soup was pretty good too. The service was a bit slow during the lunch hour, probably because of restaurant week..
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time dining/ not the last!
I came in for lunch during restaurant week. I was very pleased with the service, the food, and the drinks. I was a little concerned that I would be hungry after since I was only getting two items from the menu, but alas... I was full. I mean like, sit back and rub my stomach full! I'll definitely return again for dinner next time.
9/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
enjoyed everything about it.
enjoyed everything about it. excellent service, friendly staff. overall great
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Mushroom kale farro was absolutely
Mushroom kale farro was absolutely delish! Hope it stays on menu! Was served with cedar planked salmon....yum!
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great night @ Currant
We had a wonderful night at Currant. It was a group of five and we requested the "Chefs table" it was so nice! Our waiter was wonderful, he was very attentive and on point with everything. The food was delicious!! Two thumbs up to the chef ;-) I will f
Definitely be coming back and would recommend this restaurant. Thank you again for a wonderful experience ;-)
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
In The Heart of Courthouse Row
In the heart of "Courthouse Row" in downtown San Diego, Currant stands out as an upscale place for a lunch time meal. Excellent variety of menu items and always with an excellent daily off menu special. The day of our visit the special was a swordfish sandwich with a choice of salad or fries. Very good. My daughter had a salmon salad which she really enjoyed.
Service is very good with food served quickly to accommodate those who need to get back to the office.
My wife and I have had dinner there on several occasions usually before attending a show or production at the nearby Civic Center. Also very good.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
This place has never disappointed. It is on our list of places to eat every time we are in San Diego!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely Private Room
We were celebrating two birthdays, so they were kind enough to give us their lovely private room. It was the perfect space with wonderfully tasty food and great personal service. We will definitely we coming back!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food for a high price
Food was excellent; service was fast and the servers were very friendly and experienced. Even the "small plates" are big enough for a meal if you're only slightly hungry, and the entrees are definitely of a good size. I would most definitely be eating here again!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time visiting San Diego; Our family decided to do something atypical for the holiday. I found Currants online during a search. We were happy with the Thanksgiving menu.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing Mac n cheese! Seriously, one of my top 5 of all time. Valet parking that's actually less expensive than the lots. Great drinks and inventive bistro classics like the blue crab stuffed avocado or burgers.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic in every way!
What a wonderful restaurant. The food is incredible and the wait staff is amazing. I can't say enough about this place. We thought it was superb the first time we went, just my boyfriend and I, and we decided to test them on a group of 10. Blew it out of the water! Drinks were always full, food came out hot and all together, and all our guests were very complimentary. Thanks again Currant! We’ll be back.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM