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“Dessert and Coffee were yummy...”

Currant American Brasserie
Ranked #205 of 4,804 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: First and Front Street
Description: 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!
Ottawa, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Dessert and Coffee were yummy...”
Reviewed May 1, 2014

Stopped into Currant Brasserie for a dessert and coffee while on a holiday in San Diego. We had already had dinner, but had walked by several times and this restaurant was HOPPING almost every night. We didn't have enough time in San Diego to try all the restaurants we wanted to try. We did, however, stop in for dessert and coffee on our way back to the hotel one night after a long day of sightseeing. Have to say that my coffee was excellent (one of the best cups I had in San Diego) and the Butterscotch Gooey Butter Cake was served warm and was delectable! I'm not normally a dessert person, but this really hit the spot. I'm a little sorry that we didn't have the chance to stop in for dinner, but next time we are in San Diego, this restaurant will be on our list.

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Amazingly Fabulous Food & Tremendous Service”
Reviewed April 11, 2014

The food, superb. the service, superb. The atmosphere superb, the prices reasonable. That sums it for me, I'll be back! Very strongly recommend this place.

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Not worth it”
Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

I ordered their moules frites and the frites were piled on top of the moules. Maybe if you like soggy fries, this is where you would go. The moules were fresh enough but small in size.

The onion soup was bland and little flavour. Overall, not good food.

Thank xithaki
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Level 6 Contributor
286 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Nice Brasserie.”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

This restaurant produces some nice classic brasserie food. We tried the onion soup, the mussels, the steak-frites. All very good. Service was polite and prompt. I would recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Robin D
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Rochester, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Food selections limited, no breakfast.”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

Odd menu collection, nothing struck me enough to order. Tator tots mixed in with steaks. Bartender was friendly and fast.

Visited March 2014
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