Current Restaurant and Bar & Afton House Inn

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236 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

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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
What 236 people are saying
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vipdanr
Minneapolis
35 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
Minneapolis
1 review
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
7 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
31 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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vipMegan
Milwaukee
5 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
17 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
9 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
2 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
36 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
36 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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Jean
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
1 review
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.

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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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You can order delivery directly from Current Restaurant and Bar & Afton House Inn using the Order Online button. Current Restaurant and Bar & Afton House Inn also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (651) 436-8883.

Current Restaurant and Bar & Afton House Inn is rated 4 stars by 236 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.