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Currant American Brasserie

$$ - $$$American, French,
140 W Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101-3811
+1 619-702-6309
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“beignets” (18 reviews)
“moules frites” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, French, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
140 W Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101-3811
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1 - 10 of 247 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for lunch on a whim. This time we got it right. First our server was perfect. He greeted us with a smile and visually check with us several times during our lunch. We split a hamberger and a wedge salad. Both were especially.....very...More

Thank Kathleeenw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was amazing! The service was excellent! The hours are great! Attire is easy as they accommodate the hotel Sofia as well. They have outdoor seating and the dining experience is unique. The menu is a bit pricey, but totally worth every penny!

Thank nurturehope
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

BAD: I gave it a 2-star despite finding an insect in my salad. Lack of attention to details and carelessness can destroy any restaurant. Lunch was pricey and in small portions. Parking was across the street for $16/hour. I don't know if this is normal...More

Thank BobbbyE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have eaten here many times over the past several years. We considered it "our place" because we stayed at the Sophia and continued to eat here after we moved to San Diego. A couple of months back we made our last...More

Thank William C
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I was in San Diego for a quick court appearance (show up late Thursday on the train, argue a motion at 8:00am, and get back on the train at noon). I got in to my hotel about 9:00pm, and set out looking for a quick...More

Thank CAdanReviews
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We had the most delicious beignets with lemon curd and with honey lavender sauce! Yummy and worth the calories! Also the eggs over easy were perfect, service is friendly and efficient, a favorite place for breakfast in San Diego!

Thank natalia64
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This beautiful restaurant at the foot of the Sofia Hotel is amazing. The decor, the staff, the food, all bring peace and enjoyment. We had an amazing breakfast skillet and they even packed it to go to our room, although after sitting in this delightful...More

Thank Tamara G
Lindsay2457, Manager at Currant American Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Hi Tamara Thanks for writing about us! That was very nice of you. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit to Currant! Lindsay

Reviewed 14 June 2017

Ate lunch and dinner here bec of the proximity to the hotel. The ambiance is nostalgic, the staff was accommodating and the food tasty with adequate servings. The price is mid range.

Thank Gene P
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Absolutely terrific restaurant with sophisticated charm and energetic service, and staff that is eager to please. We are vegan so there is always a bit of adjustment to restaurant offerings to make it work for us. The wait staff was knowledgeable about vegan requirements and...More

Thank krsandiego
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We ate breakfast at Currant one morning during our stay at the Sofia. My husband had the eggs benedict which he said were very good. I had the croissant with ham and cheese and I ordered it with a scrambled egg. The egg was terrible--almost...More

Thank Mary J
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Questions & Answers
Hubert S
4 September 2016|
Response from Uniall | Reviewed this property |
While no restaurant would refuse to seat families with children, I don't think this is a proper venue for kids.
Sandy W
27 July 2016|
Response from Lindsay2457 | Property representative |
Sorry I didn't see this.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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