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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

3291 St. Croix Tr. S.
Afton, MN 55001
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross Street:
Cty Road 21

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(651) 436-8883

Website:
http://www.currentrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Please visit our website for entertainment schedule.

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
Complimentary parking available at our restaurant and Afton House Inn hotel.

Executive Chef:
Marc Paavola

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

Additional:
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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us for our Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet from 11am-5pm. Serving Turkey, Sliced Beef Marsala, Honey Clove Ham, Crispy MN Sun Fish, Salads, Fruit, Smoked Salmon, Charcuterie Assortment, all the Fixings and Desserts.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the New Year at CURRENT Restaurant. Full Menu and Chef's Features available from 4-10pm. Special 3-Course Dinner in Swirl Wine Bar.

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Current Restaurant and Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.3

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4.0

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4.2

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We thought we would try something new, and Current was the placed we picked. The Staff was great and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. We for sure will visit again in the future.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great for families with kids!

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great spot...menu was full of great selections! Our table tried several appetizers, flatbreads and sandwiches and everyone loved it. The wontons were a favorite of the whole table!

Tags: Bar Seating, Seasonal, Casual
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 11, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Savannah)·Dined on August 6, 2017

This restaurant did not take Open Table reservations even though our seating was confirmed by the app.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 18, 2017

A nice, tasty lunch after hiking at Afton State Park.

Tags: Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Fun, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Very nice restaurant, went there for brunch on New Years Day and was very pleased. Hidden gem in the east metro

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 4, 2016

I always enjoy Current. This was our first time here for brunch. It took about 10 min to get our drinks after we ordered and it was not busy at all. Fair service for not being busy.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Our server was great. He had good recommendations and was friendly but not overly. Food was delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 30, 2016

The fondue dish was not that good the cheese was more like a paste. Seems like it was not hot enough.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 27, 2016

Excellent food!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 1, 2016

Great food and drinks. A very full night, the servers were very busy but did their best to stay on top of things.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 30, 2016

Always a great choice! Love this Afton gem. Great service, fantastic food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 24, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 7, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 13, 2016

This is our go to stop for a low key date night. Burgers and salads great. Entrees yummy if you want to get a full meal. Staff usually great- they were a little overwhelmed on Valentine's Day.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 13, 2016

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.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 5, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 8, 2015

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.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 3, 2015

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 26, 2015

we enjoyed sitting outside on the patio.
our waiter was very informative.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 8, 2015

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 21, 2015

Great food, great service. What more could you want?!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 7, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 12, 2015

The menu is awesome, but the food was made to perfection. The execution was amazing. Incredibly tasty food. I would love to come back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 3, 2015

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 10, 2015

Mother's day brunch was over priced for the quality & choices provided.

The food was luke-warm, and not consistently refilled - beyond disappointing when you are out to celebrate.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 7, 2015

The food and service was excellent. Unfortunately we won't be back because neither of us enjoyed the smell of what can only be described as moldy.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 1, 2015

Fun night with a group of friends, and we had a excellent and really fun server--Jackie. Great job!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 18, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 10, 2015

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.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Was seated but was not served for the first 25 minutes. They forgot to bring out my soup. We finally asked after we received or entrees. The good was very good and cooked well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 14, 2015

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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Cozy little booth we sat in, although it was rather chilly in there.
The food was very good, a little pricey for the size portions, but the portions were just the right size.
The waitress wasn't overly friendly.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 13, 2015

Noisy but it was a friday night and friday on Valentines eave.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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