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About Currant American Brasserie
New American ingenuity and soul. Excellent menu choices served in a casual and stylish environment. Menus that evoke the seasons of the year allow our guests to experience a variety culinary delights. Currant's Lounge offers a daily Happy Hour and multiple televisions to view your favorite sports events.
San Diego, CA 92101
Contemporary American, American, French American
Hours of Operation:
BREAKFAST: Monday-Friday 7-10 am Saturday and Sunday Brunch 9am-2pm LUNCH: Monday - Friday 11:30am-2:30pm DINNER: Monday-Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm HAPPY HOUR: 4-7pm, seven days a week
First and Front Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Kick off your weekend with $8 Lucid on Absinthe Minded Fridays with traditional table side service. Our intimate lounge offers happy hour seven days a week with reduced priced bar menu items and drink specials from 4-7pm. Get through your Mondays at Currant with $5 selected martinis & wine down on Wednesday for half off all bottles of wine and $5 Bulleit Bourbon and Rye whisky. Take in views of Broadway on our French inspired heated patio any time from 11:30am to close while enjoying cocktails or our cuisine.
There is limited street parking for lunch and dinner service. We offer professional full time valet service through the Sofia Hotel at reduced rates for dining with us.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Currant American Brasserie Ratings and Reviews
We selected Currant because we were attending a play and it was close. We arrived 1 hour and 40 minutes prior to the play. When the waiter arrived to take our order, we alerted him to our time schedule and placed our complete order. He brought our drinks, forgot the appetizer and water that we ordered and we didn’t see him for the next 50 minutes. When we grabbed him walking by our food was immediately brought out. My husband’s seared ahi was completely cooked and dry. My food was good but merely warm. I think that the restaurant has potential but the service was among the worst that I’ve seen.
Went for Sunday brunch before seeing Hamilton at the San Diego Civic Theater. Exceptional service. Started with their signature beignets which were a mouthful of heaven. Went with a lunch option - hamburger with caramelized onions and avocado. Yum. Can't wait to go back.
Mediocre food in small very portions, not worth even the moderate prices. The "salad" accompanying a tiny sandwich was just a small heap of greens with no discernible dressing. The apple strudel was so dry it was barely edible. We choose to sit outside, which was a mistake because of traffic and construction noise. Service was pretty good. We won't be going back.
It was ok, though I was expecting better. We waited a long time for our food once we ordered. Folks who were seated after us somehow got their food before us. There was not alot of attention to our table so we were left to flagging down our waiter as he rushed by. Maybe they were short staffed that night. Other than that, the restaurant is a sweet little spot that I would recommend overall
The food was very good. We had the seabass and the salmon dinners and an appetizer of truffle-infused parmesan fries (amazing). Delicious spinach mashed potatoes; I wasn't sure what to expect but they were fanstastic! We chose this place because of great reviews for pre-theatre dining and a record for getting people out on time for the show. Looks like everyone had the same idea! The servers were running around like crazy around 6:15 - 6:30pm trying to get the bills settled quickly. They did a good job and always with a smile. Although we made it in plenty of time, I would allow a bit more time when we come in the future to avoid that stress. The tables are close together so the seating is cozy, and it's really loud with a full restaurant. However, it was a fun evening and we'll be back. As a side note, the Valet attendants for Hotel Sofia are GREAT. Very personable and friendly on the night we were there (1/9/18). I wish I caught the one guy's name - he was so helpful on that rainy and windy night.
We had a reserved table right next to the window at the high chairs. Liked that they had coat/purse racks for easy storage. The food was very delicious and highly presentable. Lots of flavor and tasted very fresh. Came here due to a recommendation from a family member and it did not disappoint!
This is a great little place. I didnt know it was the hotel Sofia restaurant. The food was good, the coffee was strong and the location was a block away from the mall so it was very busy or loud. Perfect for families and groups. The beignets are a must here.
Took my kids to this restaurant while I was on a business trip. The meal was good but unremarkable. I had risotto and my kids ordered pasta. It was a bit away from the convention center. There were no cabs in sight on the ride back, so we had to call Uber. While this restaurant was not bad in any way, I wouldn't go back.
Overall the food was good, but I was charged full price for my hamburger during happy hour. The drinks were good, but the bartender was sick - coughing and didn't wash his hand prior to putting ice into my glass or muddling the mint. He wasn't very friendly either even though the bar wasn't too busy.
Always a great experience at Currant, and always great service. We come here for a sophisticated, yet affordable family brunch, and for date nights. If you love French and if you love New Orleans, you'll love this place (note it's French cuisine, not creole, but the bigness really do Nola justice!)
Went with a large group for Sunday brunch. Loved the decorations and ambience. Great table in the dining room by the doors that opened onto the patio. I had the Farmers Skillet and it was so delicious. We also ordered beignets with Nutella dipping sauce. The sauce was amazing! If you're with a group that likes mimosas, I recommend getting a carafe. It was plenty for four of us and we loved that the orange juice came separately so you can add as much or as little as you want. I loved the bar area. I want to go back for drinks!
I was pleased to have a nice lunch for my friend's birthday. The place was about empty which I think helped the service, which is notoriously slow. I think they need to keep up on their menu, to provide more variety, since there are no very many choices. I don't think they should do the popcorn at lunch - better for happy hour.
Staff had no clue about wine list and I am no wine snob, but literally no clue. Wine recommendation they gave was already sold out and no knowledge of anything to recommend beyond that.
Service was sincere and attentive and had huge potential, just not trained on finer points fundamental in dining. Not my full time job my guess.
Food was good and honest value. Steak was good which I rarely say when I eat out. Simple, no nonsense, for the spoiled guy who eats out way too much. Memorable.
I think I was in a great lunch spot that is not set up for dinner so much.
It was quiet and I liked that too btw.
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