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Currant American Brasserie

#198 of 3,870 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, French, Contemporary
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140 W Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101-3811 (First and Front Street)
+1 619-702-6309
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed dinner at the bar my first night at the hotel. Great selection on the happy hour menu. Friendly service. Nice mix of hotel guests and locals.

Thank Keepa3B
Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here twice, they have good drinks and very tasty food, and is convenient to the Broadway hustle.

Thank Chas857
Calgary, Canada
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141 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Pretty place by Sofia Hotel - pricey - service good but the bus "boy" offered us refills of coffee not the server. Food not great. Disappointed as could be fabulous

Thank karlowsj
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

As an Irish person I have to say I have travelled all over the world and have pretty high standards when it comes to bars! Currant brasserie is a beautiful venue, unique in the area however it is the service that truly sets this place apart. Talk to the guys here! They are kind, generous and hilarious, they made me... More 

Thank Chrissi H
Los Angeles, California
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I have eaten at this restaurant many times and it never fails to disappoint. Everyone I bring here falls in love with it as well. My favorite item on the menu is the brussel sprouts - they are so good I have had people who hate brussel sprouts become fans. My friends rave about the mussels, I tend to always... More 

Thank KarlaDiane
Tunbridge Wells
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner as staying at the hotel. The starters were Mexican street food - nice. The mains were dumped on our table while my wife was still eating her starter. There was no silverware for the mains. I had to get up and find our waiter after waiting some minutes. My wife's main was moules frites - the fries... More 

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Encinitas, CA
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251 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Met up with friends for happy hour snacks and drinks. Very cute atmosphere inside (also has bistro seating outside on sidewalk). I appreciated that, at least at that time of the afternoon it wasn't very loud inside, so we could hear each other talk. We had the "popcorn of the day" which was a cheesy concoction of popcorn served in... More 

Thank motherHEncinitas
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113 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Came here once and they have good espresso (for America) plus a good range of breakfast menu items. Had the omelette which comes with either potato hash or fruit. Tasty food and good service so came back a second time. Would definitely come again!

Thank HarryJM88
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Staying at hotel so we decided to grab lunch. Steak was good. Salmon sandwich dujour was too peppery and salty. Cute restaurant/lounge

Thank IV15
Carlsbad, California, United States
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Had a great experience here. The restaurant is in the old Pickwick Hotel now the Hotel Sofie. Excellent service. Friendly staff. Great food for a fair price. Love the Beingets! Thanks for an excellent pre theater brunch!

Thank Linda P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, French, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 W Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101-3811
    (First and Front Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-702-6309
Currant, open for lunch, dinner and brunch (Saturdays & Sundays) blends New American cuisine by Chef Walter Manikowski with French flare. Currant offers fantastic ambience and decor including an outdoor dining patio. Currant Lounge is the perfect spot to unwind, sip and watch your favorite sporting event. We are also pet friendly, enjoy a meal on out patio with your pooch. We have doggy menus too!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?