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About Current Restaurant and Bar
CURRENT's menu is fresh, lively and healthy... along with a few items for splurging! We support locally owned, independently operated farms and businesses whenever possible.
CURRENT brings to you 100% natural or free range raised products only from farms using best practices and we strive to offer natural, organic and local produce and ingredients whenever possible. Our culinary team has a passion for scratch cooking and uses only the highest quality of fresh ingredients available. CURRENT cares about it's community and footprint and gives back a portion of proceeds to others in need in our community and around the world.
For full menu go to www.CURRENTrestaurant.com
Afton, MN 55001
Hours of Operation:
Sunday Breakfast/Brunch Menuy 9am - 2pm - regular menu 2-9pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Outdoor Patio open daily May - October
Cty Road 21
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please visit our website for entertainment schedule.
Offering off-site catering for groups of 10-400 guests. Please contact our event coordinator at 651-436-8883 for all of your event planning needs.
Complimentary parking available at our restaurant and Afton House Inn hotel.
Private Party Facilities:
Reserve our top level of our restaurant for groups of 20-32 guests. Minimum food and beverage required.
Private Party Contact:
Dan Jarvis: (651) 436-8883
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Current Restaurant and Bar Ratings and Reviews
Had a nice meal with my husband. The Pho was awesome...it took a little longer but it was worth the wait. Our waitress was upbeat and bubbly, and she was stopping by periodically to refill our drinks and checking on how we liking our food. it was a nice visit. We will be going back.
I had gone online to find a restaurant with a good patio where my husband and I could celebrate our anniversary and Current was on the list. The review said the patio was along the St. Croix river. Technically I guess you could say that's true (and it wasn't the restaurant that said that - it was in a newspaper article) but you couldn't actually see the river from the patio. So, that was a bit disappointing. But, the food was delicious and we had a great time. We'll definitely go back!
Grape & Brie flatbread keeps us coming back!! Excellent service, food selections and quality as always. A gem with great outdoors seating close to the river. Servers were and are always extremely pleasant, friendly and menu knowledgable. A continuing favorite especially when boating on the St Croix river. Easy boat parking. Thanks
Honestly I was a bit disappointed. I made reservations for a Mother's Day diner for my parents and family. When I booked the reservation it did not state anywhere they would only be serving appetizers. At this point it was about 630 in the evening on Mother's day and knew we wouldn't get in anywhere else. We would not have booked if we would have known they didn't have a full menu. The waitress was nice, however she forgot to bring out two of our flat breads we ordered. Once we realized they weren't coming we asked about them and had decided it was too far into the diner and for her not to bother. Then we were charged for said flat breads. We had to ask for plates, silverware, and straws- on separate occasions. It was very disappointing as it was for a Mother's day celebration, I would not go again for a special occasion.
We had Friday night fish and chips. It was very good. They had the option of all you can eat or just a single portion. Was very family friendly and comfortable. A warm and inviting local find with good food and drinks. We're looking forward to trying some of the other things on the menu as well.
Tried Current for a family meal, including a 10-year old, a couple teens, 40/50 year olds and grandma in her 70s. Excellent options for everyone. Seafood (clams, mussels, salmon) were all prepared well and very tasty. Delicious pastas, and steak was a perfect medium-rare for my daughter. Shrimp flatbread was so-so, but it's flatbread so expectation wasn't terribly high! Friendly service. We were seated in the "upper room" and it was awkwardly dim (like a dark pub), but could be easily solved with a couple votive candles. Overall recommended, and I'd argue definitely worth the drive to Afton - especially in the summer!
My husband and I went to dinner with another couple. We had a wonderful time - mostly due to the fact we love each others company so much. Please don't get me wrong, we like this restaurant and my husband and I will occasionally go back again but the kitchen was way to slow. This has happened before. I believe it took about an hour for our dinner to arrive. I'm not going to label this as; "The service was slow," because from watching other tables, it was clear the problem was in the kitchen. When our dinner arrived it was very good. Please do something to elevate this lag in the dining experience. Maybe have the waiter acknowledge that the kitchen got backed up, offer a small appetizer or something. It's a shame, but most people we know would not go back.
I took my Mother to The Current for Mother's Day. We had a wonderful time. It was a beautiful day and we sat outside with a view of the marina . The staff was friendly and courteous. We had the salad with salmon and it was cooked delicious. My only "complaint" would be that the service was a little slow, however they only had one server working at the time we were there and she was new. She did an amazing job though and kept a smile on her face the entire time.
The price point was a little high, however it was the two glasses of wine that were priced high. Next time , we skip the wine and just order food. If you do that the prices are pretty reasonable.
I definitely will go back.
Our experience with Current has always been good. On this particular evening we had a wonderful waitress that was very helpful and attentive. The food was very good and the nose level was low enough that we could talk very easily. Another great place to have dinner in the St. Croix Valley.
Our family of 6 ate here after skiing. The food was excellent! Both adults enjoyed the good food and drink selections - nice craft beer selections. The children (well behaved and 6 & under) were right at home and enjoyed the food as well as the children's menu to occupy them while waiting. We will return and highly recommend this place. Price for us all was reasonable.
Terrible service and a staff who could care less. I'm all for supporting local restaurants but I'm done with this place. A staff more concerned with their mobile device than the needs of customer. Our food came out in "stages" so some where done eating before others received their meal. Lack of concern or care from staff so will NEVER be returning.
Todd was an awesome waiter and recommended the best Old Vine Zin's we have ever had! (2013 Girard). We had sweet potato fries and a flatbread as an appetizer. Both were excellent. All of our entrees were well prepared, fresh and flavorful! Would highly recommend.
The town of Afton provides at least 12 free, high quality boat slips for the general public. So, you can tie up almost any size boat about a 100 feet from the front door of the Current. And if you are out of gas, there are 2 marinas about a 100 yards in either direction from these slips.
Docked our boat at he Afton public docks and walked the short distance here for dinner. This place is the best it's ever been. Food was excellent, staff and service was great and very friendly. They have done some great and creative things with the menu. This is definitely a cut above your standard standard bar & grill kind of food. Nice outdoor dining area. Didn't do the wine this time but it looked good, and they have a great local beer list on tap. This is a must-stop place whether you're cruising the river, or the hills on a bike or in a car.
The Spicy Chicken Drops on the small plate menu were fabulous! The Apricot and Apple Salad was unique and good. The flat bread pizza on the kids menu was more like a pizza than flat-bread which was to my children's liking. I didn't really care for the linguine and chicken but I would still go back again to try more dishes. I wish I would have tried the salmon and Wisconsin Guoda Fondue
Wonderful dinner at Current on a busy Sat night. Service was attentive and efficient. Food was different and well prepared. We had the Steak and the GULF COAST GROUPER - both prepared perfectly. Many healthy and GF choices on the menu. They do have outdoor seating - however, it is adjacent to the parking lot- good for people watching- but cars pull up right to the seating area.
We ate at Current on a Friday evening. We had a reservation for 7:00 and were seated at 7:15 at a table by the door with lots of traffic. There was a large party that had clearly been enjoying happy hour and they were unpleasantly noisy. Once they left the noise level was what you would expect for a bar/restaurant. In the future I would wait until 7:30 to dine at Current, after the happy hour crowd has thinned out a bit.
The staff was clearly overwhelmed by the valentines night crowd. First when we arrived they could not find our reservation on OpenTable. We had to press several times to get a manager to come to the hostess stand to find it. Apparently they "seated" us earlier by mistake with another couple. The server was very friendly but clearly they were all overwhelmed. Eventually we did get to order and our food was delivered to our table by someone not a server, just a runner. Who dropped and ran back to the kitchen without giving us a moment to check over our plates. We had to flag down our server about 10 minutes later when she ran by our table, just to get our steak knives. By this time our food was really cold and not so pleasant. We ate it, but it was pretty bland and nothing special. It was their prime rib special, which was really over priced for what we got. Barely any starch complement and the meat was very tough. All in all we had a good time as foodies watching the restaurant (bar with tables around it) from our corner vantage point. But we will not return to this restaurant.
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