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Current Restaurant and Bar & Afton House Inn
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. We are offering Curb Side Pick UP. Call in your orders at 651-436-8883
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Fine Dining with Special Menu - Limited SeatingStarting Jul 22, 2020 · Wed - Sat 4:00 PM - 9:00 PMEnjoy Fine Dining by Reservation only in the Wheel or Pennington Dining Room of the Historic Afton House Inn. We will provide to you Social Distancing with a quiet and relaxing area to dine in with no worries. Call for Reservations 651-436-8883
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
First time dining at Current. We sat outside. Server was very friendly and attentive . Went for the Friday fish and was very good .
Food was great. Waitress very pleasant and helpful in describing dishes. Excellent cocktails. Will definitely be back.
The food was outstanding and the portion size was nice too. The walleye and short ribs were very flavorful and certainly better than what I can make at home. Being outside was very nice. A nice evening.
My husband and I ate here on June 25th for our anniversary. The food was outstanding, but the service was good, but incredibly slow and they did not seem that busy. It took over nearly 25 minutes from the time we sat down before we received our beer and wine. Since we enjoyed the food, we will likely try it again and just hope the slow service was not the norm.
Outstanding weight staff. Food is very good, good wine list. Ambience is excellent. Sit outside if you can.
Great place for a date night! Patio has a great view. Service was outstanding, and the food was excellent!! We'll definitely be back! PS, try the truffle sprouts, they were out of this world!
Awesome food, great location on the St. Croix rive, staff/service was excellent! Our favorite items - avocado wontons, spicy chicken drops, Thai chicken flatbread, and the Grape & Brie flatbread. All were absolutely delicious!
My husband never got his meal after an hour sitting at the restaurant. The waitress numbered the tables wrong and even after we told her he did not have his meal she never checked on it. She didn't charge us for his meal but never offered to make it right. The sign of a good restaurant is if they make a mistake they ask you how to make it right. We were very disappointed. After 3 months not going out to eat due to the corona pandemic we were really looking forward to a good meal and afton fell very short.
Incredibly slow service, the server was very apologetic. Multiple mistakes with our order. The cocktails are pretty good, and the food is decent. Great location, and scenic surroundings. A lot of work to do to get the service up to speed.
This was our second time here and just as good as the first time. This time we sat out on the patio, with our dogs. My wife had the chicken asparagus flat bread pizza(outstanding). I had a chicken club with fries(very tasty) and a beer. Our server brought ice water for our dogs, which to me showed class. This a new go to place for us.
The food was excellent though a little higher priced. Our waitress was amazing!
As seniors we like going here for the soups. The bowls are perfect size for a full meal with a side of bread. This trip we brought our son and his girlfriend. It was a nice quiet place to share a meal and have great conversation.
There were six of us for an early happy hour (4 pm) leading to dinner. We shared great apps - edamame, chicken drops, cheese curds. All were good. I had shrimp tacos but had them served on bibb lettuce. very good. Our server was busy and she remained attentive and friendly. (Ashley)
Very slow service.
Seemed overwhelmed for Valentine’s Day service so food service was very slow. Great waitstaff and overall decent food.
I have to be gluten free and these folks hit it out of the park. The risotto was excellent-order extra veggies, you’ll be happy you did!
Hubby had salmon and au gratings and loved it.
The only reason we marked it 4 stars was because it IS a bar, which kind of messes with the fine dining menu and the fireplace ambiance. Bar patrons were a little distracting and “thirsty”. There is another room if u go up a few steps tho, so if it’s super bothersome you can go there. Cocktails were great. Have a Pomtini. Yum! Overall we had a fantastic night thanks to Jessi our server. She was tops!!
Everything was just great waitress was so nice and polite friendly but the table behind us had was so loud this has nothing to to with the restaurant I’m all for having fun but me mindful of Other people in the restaurant
Very nice setting and great service
Food was worth it. Totally would and will go back.
Went for Thanksgiving dinner. The food was good, not great and not consistently hot. I certainly expected more for the price. Desserts were small and largely forgettable. My biggest complaint was service - while other tables seemed to be getting constant attention, we rarely saw our server. In fact, he stopped at our table 3 times - two times after I asked a waitress to find our server and once when he dropped off the bill. I expected more
Excellent food and service at Current/Afton House Inn for their Thanksgiving Buffet. Buffet line logistics could probably have been better thought out, and staff may need some more training on Open Table reservation system (I was called 3 times to confirm my reservation; confirmed on the phone 2x and online. I was called again on the morning of to confirm.), but all in all wonderful experience. My elderly parents couldn’t remember having a better buffet-style meal.
Current was a nice place to eat a casual meal. Menu was varied and had many options. Highly recommend the gouda fondue plates.
Go eat the edamame, they were magic. Although just a bar, the food was really good. The cowboy steak was worth the price & Caesar was not overdressed. Though they should replace the good but oversold Surly Furious with Rush Rivers Double Bubble, a bolder IPA.
We enjoyed the best truffle fries and Gouda cheese, shrimp tacos and flatbread pizza. Everything was good. Our server was great. Thanks!
Always a great experience.
Jessi was our server and was exceptional at delivering wonderful service. The food was tasty and brought out in a timely fashion.
We stopped in for an early dinner at 4:45 on a rainy Saturday. The host was pleasant and the server was very knowledgeable of the menu. I had the bacon and cheddar burger and my wife had the linguine+mushroom pasta. Both items were very good. We will be coming back.
The food that was on the website was not the same as on the menu. Brisket sandwich was tasteless. Salmon was so small for $25. Short rib portion was really just a plate of potatoes. For the price of the food and what you get it’s totally not worth it. Only good thing or the truffle fries, amazing
We were one of only a few groups there on a lovely night. It still was over an hour from when we got there till we got our food. We did get a bread basket and Avacado wontons, but the latter were 5 for over $10, which meant that they were $2 apiece for tiny wontons that were mostly cream cheese with a hint of avacado.
The kids’ meals were the smallest over seen, with 2 tiny chicken pieces laying alone on a plate next to peach yogurt.
The bathrooms are interesting, but a little odd with a shared sink in between and is fundamentally in the dining room. So everyone can see if you wash or not. :D
Our visit to the Current was a last minute date. It was nice to sit outside and the menu was great. We did notice some of the surrounding clientele brought our comfort level down a bit, but not to the point of disrupting our time. We would come back.
A good spot to eat while boating on the St. Croix River. We all loved the Salmon and Risotto.
Will go back.
Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Consistently good, Brie w/grape flatbread still the best. Crab cakes great. Easy visit by boat.
So happy to hear you love the menu! The Afton City Docks is right behind the restaurant, which gives our customers easy access to come up and grab a drink, lunch or dinner! Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again!
July 4th brunch
Sorry to hear you were not a fan of the 4th of July Breakfast Buffet. We Served, Scrambled Eggs French Toast Bake, Sausage Links & Kielbasa, Potatoes O'Brian, Scrambled Eggs Benedict, Assorted Fresh Fruit & Berries, Cereal, Caramel rolls & Pastries, Yogurt, Biscuits & Gravy. I'd love your feedback. Feel free to email me at dan at currentrestaurant Thank you and we look forward to making your next visit 5 stars!
Our waitress was very patient with our table. She kept checking on us but never rushed us. Food was amazing.
Thank you for the 5 star review. I post these reviews to our staff and they appreciate your feedback!
Overall great food and great service. We have had a great experience at this restaurant both times we have gone. Peg was a wonderful waitress.
Outside dining. Table was wabbly. Service was slow. Food was average at best.
Great place to go of you like loud drunk teachers and over priced dried out food.
Good food. We like the ambience. Wait staff attentive.
This restaurant didn't know what it wanted to be, sports bar, fine dining, casual dining, something else. Service was not so much slow, but inattentive. They just seemed to be mentally somewhere else. The food was not very good. The salad could have been good, but the dressing was just colored oil. The fish was hit and miss. My first piece was good, light delicate batter, nice amount of fish, then the rest was mostly batter. My wife's fish was almost all batter and very greasy. Very glad we didn't go for the all you can eat fish. French fries were nicely seasoned, but were basic fries, not much different from McDonalds. All in all a disappointing evening.
James, Thanks for your review. The concept is upscale casual dining. We're definately not a sports bar, although we do have a few tv's! My apologies for the slower than normal service. We had our busiest fish fry of the year and Unfortunately we were short staffed that evening. I can assure you we have made adjustments in our staffing and will be staffed accordingly for tonight's Fish Fry. How can you compare our french fries to McDonalds, that's nonesense, really James. LOL
Best appletini I've ever had and the meal was scrumptious. I had the ground turkey lettuce wraps. Well seasoned and plentiful. Nice job.
Staff was attentive. Food was very good. They have the best truffle fries that are gluten free! ( prepared in a designated fryer). So appreciate this added bonus!
Current Restaurant and Bar & Afton House Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (651) 436-8883.
Current Restaurant and Bar & Afton House Inn is rated 4.1 stars by 222 OpenTable diners.
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