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Currant American Brasserie

#168 of 3,821 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
09:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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Cape Cod, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While staying at the Sofia Hotel, we ate here one evening. We had a very friendly waiter, Daniel, who really was a pleasure. We happened to come at Happy Hour, so we had several small plates on the cheap! Beer was cold and delicious and we had one of the gourmet Popcorns of the Moment, the Sepulveda Sausage with Fennel... More 

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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entrance was under renovation when we were there which made it very noisy. I'm sure it is complete by now. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was very high quality.

Thank Delbert B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Let's keep this sweet and to the point: the salmon dish was off the hook, and the french onion soup was absolutely fly. Unfortunately, we can't say the same about the salad - but that isn't a reason to not come here. We stayed at the Sofia Hotel (just upstairs) and didn't plan on coming down, but were pleasantly surprised!... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

They are open for breakfast and oh what a breakfast! I have not had food this good since the last time I was in Paris. The coffe, service and atmosphere were outstanding! I will be back!

Thank CaptainDaleH
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

During a 10-day stay in San Diego for conferences, I enjoyed eating here 3 times. Two of the three meals, a lunch and a dinner, were with business associates. The third was when my wife visited and we had our wedding anniversary dinner here. We all enjoyed the relaxed vibe of this American version of a French Bistro. I preferred... More 

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United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

HUBBY SAID THEY WERE THE BEST PORK CHOPS HE'D EVER HAD! We frequent the Civic Theater downtown San Diego from time to time and we're always looking for a nearby place to dine beforehand. I think we just found our new favorite place to do that! Not having a reservation for the restaurant side, we found a cozy window table... More 

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Lindsay S, Guest Relations Manager at Currant American Brasserie, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! Absinthe is becoming very popular ever since Van Gogh loved it lol! We are happy that you tried it and liked our presentation. We might do an Absinthe tasting class next month, so let me know if you would be interested in attending. Cheers and have a great Holiday! Lindsay More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice restaurant. Good service and good food. Not too expensive. I would have liked another scallop or two in the risotto. The steak was more than adequate and very tasty. I liked the menu too.

Thank Alan K
Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Visiting my sister and her hubby in SD we decided to go for a late lunch early dinner. We got the beignets as an appetizer with the different sauces/dips. Sooo delish! They are not the same as true New Orleans French Quarter, Cafe Du Monde beignets but they were yummy in their own right. Lighter and fluffier. The sauces were... More 

Thank Darielle A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Brunch was served until 2:30 and we got there about 2:15. We split beignets with Nutella sauce. Very yummy. I ordered a spinach eggs Benedict. Very yummy

Thank Kate M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My breakfast was very good - I had a special of the day and loved it. My friend and a skillet breakfast and found it dry and lacking flavor. The orange juice was fresh and very good. The coffee not so much. The Beignets with both the Nutella and Lemon Curd dip were Yummy. Not as good as Cafe du... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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?