Current Restaurant and Bar & Afton House Inn

4.2
247 Reviews
$30 and under
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

Support Current Restaurant and Bar & Afton House Inn during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Enjoy Mothers Day Brunch at the Historic Afton House Inn. We will be taking reservations from 9am - 5pm for Afton House Inn and 9am - 8pm for CURRENT Restaurant. Reservations are required and you can call 651-436-8883. Open also for Take Out and Curbside Pick-up to Go. Enjoy &Relax this Mother's Day

What 247 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.2
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Foodie18
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Menu and fun location. Nice place for friends to meet up and get together.

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KenL
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as was service. Waitress checked in a few times to see if we needed anything. We both had chicken sandwich and it was delicious. We have been here a number of times and each time food and service are outstanding.

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vipdanr
Minneapolis
47 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good, and the timeliness of the service was good. It was prom night for at least one local school, but the extra volume was handled well. To be in the country and near the river, for the service and price it was a great choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Server was great, but food was slow and came in multiple trips. On a very not busy Sunday night, and connection to fine dining in house, surprised by that. Food was great, though.

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KelseyG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and plenty of options, even for a vegetarian. Server was very helpful with a great attitude. Overall, awesome experience!

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JanelleT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had the top sirloin steak and it was delicious! I ordered it medium rare and it was cooked perfectly. My boyfriend and I didn't think the portion of the mashed potatoes and green beans was large enough for the price we paid. The waitresses were very nice and very personable.

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DickE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

not a good experience, but with all that's going on it happens.

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GeraldE
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the service was outstanding.
The only complaint was the restaurant was very cold.

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LaShayneKnox123
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We enjoyed the food and wine selection. Our server Kayla was outstanding and made our experience very memorable. She was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. She was able to provide great recommendations and was honest about things that she wasn't for certain on. We even purchased a few bottles of wine to take home.We will definitely be coming back soon.

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Disappointed
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this place. Nice bar/restaurant setting on the St. Croix River with really yummy food. Flat breads, the short rib (yum!), caprese pasta, truffle fries and burgers are all fantastic here. Lots of gluten free options for our Celiac which is a huge bonus. We'd go back any time!

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AlexandraT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our night out was amazing at the afton inn. Food was so good and Peggy was so much fun to have as our waitress.

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vipdanr
Minneapolis
47 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and although the food service (time to get) was slow the overall service was good and friendly.

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KenL
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afton House is never disappointing. Great food, wonderful service and great drinks. Outdoor and indoor seating. The town is also cute to wander through. In this time of Covid, staff and customers wore masks and we were seated with enough space between diners when we dined inside. The fine dining restaurant is elegant with wonderful dishes. The Current restaurant is casual and fun with great burgers. I sincerely hope the restaurant is here to stay through this pandemic. It is my new favorite!

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chris
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was a slow Wed night and we were the only ones there. It was the quiet, romantic night we were looking for after a hike at Afton State Park. We were late for our reservation, but the staff was so friendly and nice, even though we were late.
The braised short rib was great.
Thanks for a great night.

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EricS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outdoor seating was a little makeshift, but that's the COVID era. Everything on the menu had a unique twist. The food was delicious, though the asparagus flatbread didn't have a lot of asparagus on it. The truffle oil sprouts were amazing. I ordered a 2-ounce wine taster, and they gave me a glass. The server was superb, informing us that our initial selection would probably be too much for us. She also brought a small dessert for our anniversary.

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StacyG
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Enjoyed the patio on a beautiful fall evening for dinner.

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vipAnnM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Waited a long time or our check.. in covid conditions we really like to eat and run

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RicheleB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

There were four tables. We waited 1 hour and 15 min and only had bread and a drink. Then another table who arrived after us (same # of people) received their food before us. We heard their food wasn’t what they ordered and also heard them then cancel their appetizer. The waitress told us there were 3 restaurants to one kitchen. We walked out very disappointed and hungry!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
33 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We loved our food and received good service. The ambiance was fairly good, but there was an opportunity for more in terms of decor and setting the mood, so to speak. The braised short ribs were delicious.

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vipmkefoodie
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food is great but the best item on the menu is the spicy chicken drops.

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vipTTMM
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Our server Lynn was awesome! It was a quaint place to visit.

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HeidiM
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They were very understaffed and service was slow. They weren’t even busy for a Fri. night but very slow. Fish fry was ok, would have been better if it didn’t take 20 min. to get some lemon with my fish. The Angus Burger Dip was good with the sweet potato fries. The Bloody Mary mix is made in house and very good if you like spicy. Our server was very nice and friendly just busy and inattentive.

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MNJeff
Minneapolis
44 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had a nice time on the patio. Server was great but the kitchen and bar were very slow. Took a while to get our drinks and appetizer then the rest came out almost all at once.

The Gouda fondue was quite good and the Caesar salads were tasty and came out refreshingly chilled. The Margarita flatbread was a miss. Soggy and almost tasteless.

Hard to gauge if there were many people inside. The patio was about 70%. Safety protocol was being followed at least by the staff. It was entertaining to watch people try to go inside without a mask and quickly realizing that they could not. That and people thinking that they could just seat themselves on the patio.

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KimM
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice evening on the patio

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PaBoy54
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super-friendly staff, food delicious and nicely presented. We used the outside seating.

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MicheleV
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Current. We sat outside. Server was very friendly and attentive . Went for the Friday fish and was very good .

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KenL
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Waitress very pleasant and helpful in describing dishes. Excellent cocktails. Will definitely be back.

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vipdanr
Minneapolis
47 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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kkf1225
Minneapolis
40 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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.

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DonP
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding weight staff. Food is very good, good wine list. Ambience is excellent. Sit outside if you can.

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EricW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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AMYL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipJean
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

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.

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EricH
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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.

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KevinD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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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
3 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
Minneapolis
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.

FAQs

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 4.2 stars by 247 OpenTable diners.

Current Restaurant and Bar & Afton House Inn does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://resnexus.com/resnexus/reservations/lodging/GiftCertificates/?ID=1015&Tab=GC&UID=8C466FB3-35F5-4305-A5F2-FF4EDBC52612.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.