Current Restaurant and Bar & Afton House Inn

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212 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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. We are offering Curb Side Pick UP. Call in your orders at 651-436-8883
For full menu go to www.CURRENTrestaurant.com

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3.8based on recent ratings
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3.7
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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent though a little higher priced. Our waitress was amazing!

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DonaldG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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JanP
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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)

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GregH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Very slow service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Seemed overwhelmed for Valentine’s Day service so food service was very slow. Great waitstaff and overall decent food.

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Jille
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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!!

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robertc
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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ROSSM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice setting and great service
Food was worth it. Totally would and will go back.

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DaveG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

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

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alh72
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Pollen69
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Current was a nice place to eat a casual meal. Menu was varied and had many options. Highly recommend the gouda fondue plates.

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ThomasS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

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JackieN
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the best truffle fries and Gouda cheese, shrimp tacos and flatbread pizza. Everything was good. Our server was great. Thanks!

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vipCathedral
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Jessi was our server and was exceptional at delivering wonderful service. The food was tasty and brought out in a timely fashion.

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mike
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Lisam
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

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

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CarrieMe
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

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

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MicheleA
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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.

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EBear
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A good spot to eat while boating on the St. Croix River. We all loved the Salmon and Risotto.
Will go back.

Current Restaurant and Bar & Afton House Inn
Responded on July 12, 2019

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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vipTavelalot
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good, Brie w/grape flatbread still the best. Crab cakes great. Easy visit by boat.

Current Restaurant and Bar & Afton House Inn
Responded on July 12, 2019

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!

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Lulu
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

July 4th brunch

Current Restaurant and Bar & Afton House Inn
Responded on July 12, 2019

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very patient with our table. She kept checking on us but never rushed us. Food was amazing.

Current Restaurant and Bar & Afton House Inn
Responded on July 12, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review. I post these reviews to our staff and they appreciate your feedback!

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vipJordanW
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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TmothyD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Outside dining. Table was wabbly. Service was slow. Food was average at best.

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Steve
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Great place to go of you like loud drunk teachers and over priced dried out food.

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BerkL
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food. We like the ambience. Wait staff attentive.

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JamesW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

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.

Current Restaurant and Bar & Afton House Inn
Responded on April 5, 2019

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

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best appletini I've ever had and the meal was scrumptious. I had the ground turkey lettuce wraps. Well seasoned and plentiful. Nice job.

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vipCathedral
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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!

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AnnH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We waited over an hour for our food. The amount of food for the price was a bit less than desired. The wait staff was pleasant and efficient. The host and staff moved large tables and nearly knocked over a guest through the dining area with a loud unnecessary set of rudeness to those seated near the room they were storing these tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Visited for an anniversary dinner. The food was alright but the restaurant, or at least the table we were sat at, was very cold and we were uncomfortable the whole time. We informed the staff as well.

The service was very slow, and they apologized, but being cold and slow service made our evening very disappointing.

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Buckaroo
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service. Good beer list. Nice menue, I ordered the duck breast and it was cooked exactly like I like it.Could use a refresh on the interior walls. Turquoise paint!

Current Restaurant and Bar & Afton House Inn
Responded on November 5, 2018

Thank you for your review. Happy you enjoyed the duck! We just repainted the entire interior of the CURRENT Restaurant. Sorry you are not a fan of the tourquoise. We look forward to seeing you again! Dan - Owner

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skdiner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good choice. Best kept secret East of Twin Cities.

Current Restaurant and Bar & Afton House Inn
Responded on November 5, 2018

Thank you! We love hearing from our customers!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the free kids meals on Sunday! Thank you! Great service and food.

Current Restaurant and Bar & Afton House Inn
Responded on November 5, 2018

Great to hear and thank you for your feedback!

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PennyB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience4

My fruit bowl was only watermelon and honeydew. I could have accepted the lack of variety but the fruit was most the core of both the watermelon and honeydew. Almost completely white and inedible. Don't say the french toast comes with fruit compote if it's only blueberries. Say blueberry compote. The over easy egg on the hash was not runny. Completely hard. Soda was almost flat. Service was extremely slow. Waitress from the bar was nice. Wasn't her fault. Edamame was inedible. A huge bowl of teriyaki sauce (I think), didn't go well with the meal. Ate a couple. I thought the edamame would come without the pod. Pods were inedible with their hard tips still attached. Will not go here again.

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KeithB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Extremely slow service. 60 minutes for appetizers and 1 hr 45 min for food.

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Wiscmeaway
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Good food but every time we have gone to The Current the service has been very poor. Slow, inattentive service; disappointing because the food is good but we won’t be returning.

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skdiner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great meal at Current. Fresh, flavorful & in fun small river town atmosphere

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RdeanK
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We thought everything about Current was great! Nice location, great patio and patio seating. Service was good; the staff was very friendly and helpful. Good menu choices.

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Current Restaurant and Bar & Afton House Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (651) 436-8883.

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