Great food and wonderful atmosphere!! I loved the old historical cabin
We had four different entrees in our group and all of them were just mediocre. The kitchen got our steaks cooking instructions mixed up so by the time we got our food back the meal was pretty much over. Nice place and the waiter was nice although not as attentive as he should have been. Not the special occasion we'd hoped for.
The service was terrible.
The server missed appetizer, took sooooo long to bring drinks( over 20 mins) food (over an hour). We asked for the bill and it took him over 15 mins to bring the bill.
The food was warm and not hot.
The worst service I had in Oregon!!
The food was good, but we were disappointed that they were out of rabbit. Dining outdoors was lovely. Our waiter left much to be desired. He was not attentive, brought salads and main courses all at the same time. He did not come back to see if we wanted more drinks and forgot to bring water and soft drink that were requested. We observed him chatting at another table for a lengthy period of time.
Our server was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable about everything on the menu and bend itself. I went for my birthday and had a great time.
Seated by hostess quickly but not in a premier location. Luckily for us she was close by and could relay our messages to waiter and management. We ordered quickly and had to after 15 minutes ask for bread. They brought out four tiny slices of cold bread, Yuk. We asked the hostess to try and get us more bread and eventualy she was able to bring out a normal portion of hot tasty bread and butter. One in my party had Halibut and it was excellent. I had the expensive ribeye steak. I ordered it medium and was told this was pink and juicy inside. It was brought to table by a food runner and our waiter never checked on us. The steak was medium well and tough as leather. Finally we asked the hostess to get waiter and he ordered another steak. This time medium rare. This time it was sent out raw. Basically uncooked inside. I could not eat this. My friend also ordered a glass of wine and after 20 minutes of waiting walked to bar to get it for himself. Service by wait staff was terrible. Hostess was sweet and excellent and she got the biggest tip. The manager seemed to try and solve issues but the waiter kept saying everyone else raves about our food. Implying What's wrong with you???
We were bringing friends to dine for lunch. We wanted to treat them to waterfront dining, a great view, and good food. Sadly, the hostess was very rude and curt with us. It was not a welcoming experience. After she seated us, we commented among ourselves how rude and unkind she was. I believe she may have overheard us, because she changed her behavior and service to us quite abruptly, being cheerful and trying to be helpful. On a better note, our server was excellent. I believe his name was Colin. He was so warm and welcoming, very professional and attentive, and made our lunch a very pleasant experience after the rocky start.
We had a coupon for 2 for 1 dinner entrée. Excellent value. Great service and nice view.
Excellent food. Not over spicy or salty.
Great to sit by the river or at the bar.
The hotel itself was beautiful but the restaurant itself was very noisy and the food could have been better. Would not lose any sleep if I never went back to eat there.
I love this restaurant. My sister and I go almost every Sunday after lunch. Usually it's a little awkward getting seated even with a reservation, however there is minimal wait. The wait staff is awesome and very professional.
We ate dinner at the Currents twice this week and both times food and service were excellent. The food is fresh and good, the servings plentiful and the service attentive (but not cloying). What's not to like?
I was completely underwhelmed. I had reservations for 4 at 1pm for Mother's Day. We arrived just before 1pm and it took 20 mins just to get water. Then to receive our coffee and appetizers another 40 minutes. The wait staff was very courteous and polite... But when we finally received our food, the only meal that met the standard was the brunch burger, it was excellent. My mother sent back her Eggs Benedict twice for being too runny and tasting metallic. My grandmother politely ate what she could, but when I asked her how it was, she said she didn't like it. My omelet was cold and had bits of shell (egg) and other membrane type substance from the crab shell. The potatoes were very good and we shared them at the table to satiate our appetites. The staff was gracious enough to remove one entree, but at $111.00 (which would've been more) I feel that I should've had a wonderful Mother's Day meal and experience for the mothers in my life. The women's restroom was dirty and the soap dispenser was empty and dismantled, as well as the paper products were empty. Overall, the portions, quality and speed of service was not what I would expect from a renowned establishment such as the Riverhouse. At this point my family and I will not return to the Currents or any other Riverhouse establishment.
It was a busy Mothers day breakfast and we were not in a hurry, but the service was not great. She seems to be taking care of people on the deck as well as inside. We waited a long time and never got the the things we asked for. The food was above average and that was appreciated. All in all it was good, we did not have to wait for our food to arrive, but not refills on beverages. Will go back as the new design is really lovely. I found the chairs were low and so the table was high for me and was surprised at how noisy it was with not a lot of people in the room so early in the day. We wished we had requested the deck, as that was sunny and nice view.
We had mother's day brunch, good was good. Our waitress was very nice but in general the service was very poor. Very slow, left us sitting,at our table over 20 minutes without taking a drink order, again took almost 20 minutes to get our bill. Probably won't go back to the restaurant. The bar was great.
Sitting outside and hearing the river flow- excellent location.
Took our mom and sister for a special treat. Only reason ambiance didn't get full marks was the noise level. We were in the part of the restaurant furthest from the bar but the bar noise still intruded on our meal.
Great breakfast in a nice waterfront restaurant. Cooks are skilled and wait staff friendly.
Outstanding food, among the best in Bend, OR, in an unmatched environment on the bank of the Deschuttes River. We were there for a birthday celebration which, at Currents, was very special. We will definitely return for more meals at Currents!
Service was pretty poor. Either overwhelmed or just under trained. Failed to response to several requests, didn't course the meal??? $31 for a 4oz Halibut with carrot and onion sauce? Love the atmosphere and the remodel. Service doesn't match the prices though!
We enjoyed our birthday dinner, everyone was great. The service was the best, no one hurried us and our dinners were excellent. Our server was one of the best we have had in a long time. We will go back for the next celebration. I would recommend Currents to anyone who wants excellent service and good food.
Normally enjoy this restaurant for brunch with friends on the weekend. Had a reservation for two. When I arrived to meet friend I was not greeted and two employees at the hostess stand were talking to each other and completely ignored me. Fortunately, my friend had already arrived and was seated and i walked around the chatting hostesses to seat myself.. Bloody mary mix is terrible- 'chunky' and too salty. Wrong omelet order was delivered. Wait staff was difficult to find. I'm not sure I could recommend this place for a great experience, even though it has been good in the past.
We had two meals at the restaurant one was dinner for three, our son's 25th birthday which was wonderful. Great food excellent service and wonderful cocktails. We had cassoulet-superb and the special which was superb as well. Overall really a good experience and we would return there for dinner. The second was breakfast which was awful. We had reservations, sat for 25 minutes then went up to ask what the problem was they had no idea we had been sitting there waiting for so long. The food was lousy at breakfast-bagels and lox-too much bagel and not enough lox-the eggs Benedict really forgetful, no flavor at all, and the Currents breakfast about which the only redeeming thing was the toast. It's always difficult when it is a mixed bag like this but we recommend skipping breakfast at this place and stick to dinner.
Other than the second worst seating options in central Oregon Currents has become a nice evening stop. Every seat in the house is low to the table heights for eating. Lounge tables are all coffee table height, not even convenient for cocktails!
Amazing food. Amazing service. The menu prices reflect the service and quality of the food. A bit pricy, but worth it!
The steak and eggs were delicious. The potatoes tasted like they just came out of the oven. Steak cooked just right. There were no steak sauce. Either the chair was too low or the table was too high- had to sit on a pillow to be just right.
We had a reservation, but still had to wait to be seated. Took about 10 minutes to be greeted by what appeared to be the manager, who said our server would be over soon but he wanted to get us started. thats fine, then the waiter comes over with creamer for our coffee that was all over his hand and dripped it on the table. Finally took our order, and one of us had a large eggshell in our food. Then, when we asked to have 2 bills (2 couples) he simply split every single item on the bill in half. Wouldn't recommend.
With a reservation we were seated in a booth where there was a great deal of noise radiating from the seating below us. We asked to be moved and were seated in the quieted side of the restaurant. Everyone was more than willing to assist us.This was our second dinner there. We enjoyed our first meal better for overall experience. I will try again for a lunch visit and see how the restaurant fares at this time of day.
My husband thought his dinner was just so so. I ordered an appetizer for dinner and the description was a cheese cake, my thought was like a crab cake but came to the table like a large slice of cake. My fault for not getting more clarification from our waitress.
1st time there. The music was wonderful, food was good, great service. Hidden gem, will come again and again.
The meal and service was wonderful. The bar was very nice as well. We will definitely be back!
I have always enjoys my visits. I have always been happy with food and wine available! I have met friends, business and otherwise here and been comfortably satisfied. This visit was not good. A date night with my daughter, came for jazz but we're stuck in the farthest cold dark corner in a hole, bad lighting piercing my eyes (pointing directly at us), a door right behind us that was repeatedly opened by another patron (and it's freezing), there were other tables away from these issues and not booked.... the waitress listened to the issues but did not offer to remedy. My daughter and I walked by the entertainment for not more than a minute, then explored a hallways with jazz artist pictures... took a couple selfies... returned to table from this in less than ten minutes to find the check, when we advised we would order dinner. Spoke with manager who defended the waitress and did not offer to make the visit better. I'm really disappointed with this experience when previous experiences were pleasant. Not sure if I will return and will not recommend.
Don't bother. The food is mediocre at best. The waiter was very nice but disappeared after serving the main course. A waitress came and asked if we wanted dessert. Fifteen minutes later the original waiter appears with a burned apple and pear crisp. What kind of chef do they have that would allow anything to leave his or her kitchen that way? When I pointed this out,the waiter said there would be no charge.It was not taken off the bill,and that was the last straw to me. They want to appear as if they are caring and successful, but the restaurant does not have a clue about that.
Our reservation was at 1:45, and a server told us the kitchen closed at 2:00 when we sat down. The server would not offer us anything except the brunch menu either. There were no advertisements about any of this information prior to our party showing up.
Excellent service. Our reservation was ready when we arrived. Food was delicious. We had a beautiful view of the river.
We had stopped in to the newly remodeled and renamed Currents at the River House for a glass of wine and appetizers during happy hour previously and the new decor is fabulous. So, we decided to book our annual holiday "fancy" family dinner out at the restaurant. Unfortunately, it was a big disappointment. The prices were higher than some other of our favorite high-end restaurants in town (Such as Arianna and Zydeco) however, the food did not compare at all. My filet mignon was good. The potato puree & vegetables that came with it were not very good and the portion was tiny. My husband's bouillabaisse was so bland he had to send it back. Tasted like the seafood had been cooked separately and dropped in at the end so it had no flavor and was overcooked. My son ordered a Medium Rare NY steak which came out so well done it was nearly burnt. This too had to be sent back. I could go on. My filet was the only thing ordered that was good. Too bad as the wine list is good, although our waiter didn't know anything about any of the wines. The new remodel was done well and the ambiance is good. Good for a sunny summer afternoon to sit outside and enjoy the river but don't expect excellent food or service. Such a disappointment. We made the best of it but will not be returning.
Great service. Reasonable price. I never order a drink, but the Yule Thai was incredible!
Local Gem! We had not been to Currents since they underwent an extensive remodel. The new decor is upscale and tasteful and provides great ambiance. We enjoyed dinner on Christmas Eve and thought the food was delicious -- creatively prepared with beautiful presentation. The woman who waited on us (Chandra?) was very congenial and helpful and we enjoyed interacting with her. The manager came over and chatted with us to be sure we were happy with the food and the service -- we were ! We live on the north side of Bend so were delighted to find such a great restaurant so close to us. We will go often now that we have tried it. Once the weather warms up again, we'll be sure to enjoy a lunch or happy hour on their balcony overlooking the Deschutes. The restaurant is fairly quiet so we were also pleased to enjoy a meal in a setting that was not noisy like many Bend venues. They offer an interesting lineup of jazz artists on a weekly basis so we also want to go some evening to enjoy the music.
Wonderful food and Randy was probably the best server I've ever had! We did have a loud table of quite a few people sit behind us about part way through the meal. But overall delicious food and they were very accommodating to a gluten free diet!
Very good value. Nice breakfast menu. tables overlook patio and Deschutes River with large windows giving an outside in/inside out experience. nice service. good coffee!!