Currant Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 140 W Broadway

    San Diego, CA 92101

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  • 619-702-6309

About Currant Restaurant

Hours
Sat-Sun 9am-10pm, Mon-Fri 7am-10am, Mon-Fri 11:30am-10pm

Food

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Had dinner at Currant during Restaurant Week. I have to say that this is one of the better restaurants in San Diego. Restaurant Week rocks... it's that little extra nudge that I need to try out different restaurants.

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★★★★☆

Had dinner at Currant during Restaurant Week. I have to say that this is one of the better restaurants in San Diego. Restaurant Week rocks... it's that little extra nudge that I need to try out different restaurants.

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I love duck confit and decided to go there because that dish is one of their signature. EEEEEWWWWW Disgusting food. The duck skin is falling apart, bad both texture and presentation also it was served with dry, tasteless and ugly lentil. POORLY EXCUTED FOOD. I felt so embarrassed that I ordered that dish. Totally upset my stomach and feeling. I do not mind to pay money for good food but that dish was very unsatisfied. The decor is nice and yah french brasserie but wow the food was totally discrediting the ambiance. I would suggest you take that dish out from the menu or send the chef back to school. It is totally embarrassment for the restaurant!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I love duck confit and decided to go there because that dish is one of their signature. EEEEEWWWWW Disgusting food. The duck skin is falling apart, bad both texture and presentation also it was served with dry, tasteless and ugly lentil. POORLY EXCUTED FOOD. I felt so embarrassed that I ordered that dish. Totally upset my stomach and feeling. I do not mind to pay money for good food but that dish was very unsatisfied. The decor is nice and yah french brasserie but wow the food was totally discrediting the ambiance. I would suggest you take that dish out from the menu or send the chef back to school. It is totally embarrassment for the restaurant!!!

Pros: nice decor, acceptable service

Cons: FOOD, not worth your money

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Hands down my new favorite restaurant! This is my second time to dine at Currant, this time on a date... and it was perfect. The package of outstanding and creative dishes, the cool, classy ambiance and the tremendous service make this a must stop for foodies, or anyone who is ready for a terrific dining experience. Great wine list! I was quite pleased to see a nice variety and looking forward to visiting on half price wine night! I'm admittedly impressed by top chefs who oversee their kitchen and creations and Pfueger must have been in the back personally overseeing my baked chicken. WOW, so delicious! Currant gives me reason to go downtown now besides the Padres! I havent tried the desserts, but I have heard they are to die for. Looking forward to going back soon and even sending my parents on their anniversary.

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★★★★★

Hands down my new favorite restaurant! This is my second time to dine at Currant, this time on a date... and it was perfect. The package of outstanding and creative dishes, the cool, classy ambiance and the tremendous service make this a must stop for foodies, or anyone who is ready for a terrific dining experience. Great wine list! I was quite pleased to see a nice variety and looking forward to visiting on half price wine night! I'm admittedly impressed by top chefs who oversee their kitchen and creations and Pfueger must have been in the back personally overseeing my baked chicken. WOW, so delicious! Currant gives me reason to go downtown now besides the Padres! I havent tried the desserts, but I have heard they are to die for. Looking forward to going back soon and even sending my parents on their anniversary.

Pros: ambiance, food

Cons: none

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Having been recommended by a friend who wasn't really a foodie like I
am, I happily tried this restaurant, but with a grain of salt. Well, let me tell you this:
whether you're a 'burger joint' person or a 'haute cuisine' devotee, you will be utterly
happy here. the restuarant has a sleek, chic look, but is easy and casual in
demeanor. so you'll be fine whether you're dressed up or dressed down.
but it's all about the food: simple, cosmopolitan ingredients and flavors,
perfectly done. i've been several times for lunch and dinner and just keep
trying different things as the mood takes me. i've recommended it to all
my friends and we all agree; it's our 'currant' fav restaurant!

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★★★★★

Having been recommended by a friend who wasn't really a foodie like I
am, I happily tried this restaurant, but with a grain of salt. Well, let me tell you this:
whether you're a 'burger joint' person or a 'haute cuisine' devotee, you will be utterly
happy here. the restuarant has a sleek, chic look, but is easy and casual in
demeanor. so you'll be fine whether you're dressed up or dressed down.
but it's all about the food: simple, cosmopolitan ingredients and flavors,
perfectly done. i've been several times for lunch and dinner and just keep
trying different things as the mood takes me. i've recommended it to all
my friends and we all agree; it's our 'currant' fav restaurant!

Pros: Fabulous Food. WineList w/ an expert Wine Director, Sleek Decor, Casual Ambience

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For all the hype this place has been getting,i'm not so sure i understand why,i liked the bar,that was definatley cool,the rod iron everywhere, it was gorgeous,the drinks were good,nice beer list,randoms that you dont see everywhere else which is refreshing,but i didnt go there just for bar atmosphere,i went cause i heard through the grapevine that the food was handsdown unbelievable.....was,might have been the key word there....my salmon was overcooked,my pasta mushy,butter sauce was like water,my lady friend had the scallop dish,weird is my only comment for that one.....salads were a little weak,i tasted dirt,which dont get me wrong,im down with organic farm fresh food,just take a minute and wash it,the deserts were currants only saving grace,those items were clean,elegant,all the things i wish i could have said about our earlier meal.
Now,after all that said,i enjoy meeting a chef or two,its interesting to listen to them talk about there food,and hearing how much much passion they have for there craft,but,in our 3-4 hour dining experience we had seen the chef more at the bar than in the actual kitchen,and everytime we saw him he had a different drink in his hand,hitting on the hostess,talking trash to the bartender and what looked like to be a manager.I thought this guy was susspose to be the king of the kitchen,"world renowned" is what the earlier review said,"star chef",the other one said. Now i'm not so sure i would be at the bar drinking if my kitchen was putting out over and under cooked food,or then again,maybe i would. On our way out we heard one of the bartenders grumbling about how the food was so much better a month ago but they lost some solid chefs in the kitchen. So maybe "was"really is the key word for Currant. I wish i had more hands to give them four thumbs down,"the milks gone bad!!"

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★☆☆☆☆

For all the hype this place has been getting,i'm not so sure i understand why,i liked the bar,that was definatley cool,the rod iron everywhere, it was gorgeous,the drinks were good,nice beer list,randoms that you dont see everywhere else which is refreshing,but i didnt go there just for bar atmosphere,i went cause i heard through the grapevine that the food was handsdown unbelievable.....was,might have been the key word there....my salmon was overcooked,my pasta mushy,butter sauce was like water,my lady friend had the scallop dish,weird is my only comment for that one.....salads were a little weak,i tasted dirt,which dont get me wrong,im down with organic farm fresh food,just take a minute and wash it,the deserts were currants only saving grace,those items were clean,elegant,all the things i wish i could have said about our earlier meal.
Now,after all that said,i enjoy meeting a chef or two,its interesting to listen to them talk about there food,and hearing how much much passion they have for there craft,but,in our 3-4 hour dining experience we had seen the chef more at the bar than in the actual kitchen,and everytime we saw him he had a different drink in his hand,hitting on the hostess,talking trash to the bartender and what looked like to be a manager.I thought this guy was susspose to be the king of the kitchen,"world renowned" is what the earlier review said,"star chef",the other one said. Now i'm not so sure i would be at the bar drinking if my kitchen was putting out over and under cooked food,or then again,maybe i would. On our way out we heard one of the bartenders grumbling about how the food was so much better a month ago but they lost some solid chefs in the kitchen. So maybe "was"really is the key word for Currant. I wish i had more hands to give them four thumbs down,"the milks gone bad!!"

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My favorite thing about this place is the atmosphere. It's got at great inviting bar area where I prefer to eat. The food is spectacular though. Prices are medium but not exorbitant. With apps and drinks you could spend $60/person, but you could also have a great meal for $20. Menu is diverse and very original. You're almost guaranteed to meet the chef if you go eat there, who's about the nicest guy ever. I can't say enough good things about this place.

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★★★★★

My favorite thing about this place is the atmosphere. It's got at great inviting bar area where I prefer to eat. The food is spectacular though. Prices are medium but not exorbitant. With apps and drinks you could spend $60/person, but you could also have a great meal for $20. Menu is diverse and very original. You're almost guaranteed to meet the chef if you go eat there, who's about the nicest guy ever. I can't say enough good things about this place.

Pros: Ambience, Food, Great Bar area

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Recently, it seems like I've been hearing about Currant a lot. I decided to go down last Friday to see what it was all about. The restaurants decor is really nice, the space is very comfortable and has an vintage art deco kind of feel to it. My dinner was fantastic, I ordered the roast chicken, which I was told was a house favorite. My friend ordered the Hangar steak and loved it! Our signature drinks were great. Only negative thing I could see is that it can get a little loud. Its a very lively and cool place that has terriffic food and service. Everything from the hostess to the wait staff and even manager were fantastic. Its great to see places like this opening up in San Diego. Its truly a one of a kind spot!

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★★★★★

Recently, it seems like I've been hearing about Currant a lot. I decided to go down last Friday to see what it was all about. The restaurants decor is really nice, the space is very comfortable and has an vintage art deco kind of feel to it. My dinner was fantastic, I ordered the roast chicken, which I was told was a house favorite. My friend ordered the Hangar steak and loved it! Our signature drinks were great. Only negative thing I could see is that it can get a little loud. Its a very lively and cool place that has terriffic food and service. Everything from the hostess to the wait staff and even manager were fantastic. Its great to see places like this opening up in San Diego. Its truly a one of a kind spot!

Pros: Staff. Food

Cons: None

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Located inside the stylish yet affordable Sophia Hotel, CURRANT combines upscale menu items with attentive service and a cozy atmosphere. The brasserie theme is successful, and small touches like mix-and-match plates, checkerboard…

 

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