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New American Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, and Hotel Bar$$$$
Horton Plaza, San Diego
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    Mark H.
    "Currant has a great brunch in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter!"(2 Tips)
    Paula G.
    "The servicie it's outstanding and the Happy Hour Menu it's delicious"(6 Tips)
    Xiomara M.
    "Bottomless mimosas for the weekend brunch and GREAT food!"(4 Tips)
    Ryanleo F.
    "Bison Burger is great!"(2 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon55 Tips and reviews
  • happy hour
  • gaslamp
  • tater tots
  • popcorn
  • brunch food
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  • ian h.
    ian hallAugust 5, 2013
    Friendly bar staff and chefs! The crab and avocado app is a winner and the desserts are delectable. Don't miss out on the 1/2 price cocktails during happy hour. Plenty of bang for your buck!
  • Mark H.
    Mark HintzApril 12, 2015
    Their beignets are to die for! Absolutely delicious! The atmosphere is great and service is punctual and delightful. Currant has a great brunch in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter!
  • Erin D.
    Erin D.July 22, 2013
    The duck burger is not actually a "duck burger" but a beef burger w/ a duck egg on top. Oops! But a great wait staff helped me fix my reading goof. Also try the Old Broadway.
  • BRINK Magazine
    BRINK MagazineJuly 28, 2012
    Great little American eatery attached the The Sofia Hotel. You cannot leave without ordering the goat cheese stuffed zucchini flowers. Great drinks too, but most importantly, mega-cute bar staff.
  • BRINK Magazine
    BRINK MagazineAugust 7, 2012
    Great little American eatery attached the The Sofia Hotel. You cannot leave without ordering the goat cheese stuffed zucchini flowers. Great drinks too, but most importantly, mega-cute bar staff.
  • @Ms_Terree G.
    They have THE BEST late Happy Hour Bar Menu prices! Incredible quality fare at prices much lower than you would pay elsewhere in the Gaslamp! They only charge 1/2 price 4pm - 7pm & 9pm - 11pm! They Read more
  • @RickNakama
    @RickNakamaNovember 9, 2012
    I did a yelp check in for the special for my 1st time because the yelp offer is better than the foursquare one.
  • Softub I.
    Softub Inc.February 22, 2012
    The Sofia hotel may be old, but the flavors here aren't. Each wine compliments their stellar plates, that are filled with nothing but amazing taste, and phenomenal presentation.
  • Lidisset V.
    Lidisset ViartAugust 9, 2014
    Unless you like thyme don't order the fries. . Good happy hour ambiance. . Very lively and friendly bartenders
  • Ernesto
    ErnestoJanuary 25, 2012
    Nice place, cool but not too pricey, in the Hotel Sofia. Back for the turkey burger and thyme fries before hitting the hay after a looong day of work and travel.
  • Paul S.heart icon on user image
    Paul SmithDecember 30, 2014
    Pretty good brunch. I need to go back and try their dinner menu.
  • Joyce s.heart icon on user image
    Joyce soberSeptember 17, 2017
    Fabulous brunch. Great service from Lo. Will be back
  • Kevin W.heart icon on user image
    Kevin WilsonAugust 20, 2017
    Quiet hotel and one of the cheaper options close to the gas lamp.
  • Paula G.
    Paula GutierrezNovember 11, 2014
    The servicie it's outstanding and the Happy Hour Menu it's delicious
  • Alfred A.heart icon on user image
    Alfred AvilaAugust 22, 2016
    Great lunch specials and faster then tender greens next door.
  • Selin D.
    Selin DemrenJune 15, 2013
    Kyle is the best! This place has a great happy hour and great service.
  • Simi F.heart icon on user image
    Simi F.June 18, 2015
    Porkbelly popcorn anyone? Fantastic cocktails and tasty plates
  • Nicki E.
    Nicki EscuderoAugust 20, 2012
    Ask for Peter--he's a really great server! Go for the bottomless mimosa brunch on the weekends--only $8!
  • Leeanne
    LeeanneSeptember 23, 2011
    Why are you waiting in line at Sushi Deli? This place is across the street and has real food that is delicious.
  • Selin D.
    Selin DemrenJune 15, 2013
    "Tater tots" are not really tater tots. They are fried mashed potatoes. Try them they are great.
  • Alyssa
    AlyssaSeptember 10, 2011
    Get the tots during happy hr, red wine sangria, and/or the lavender lemonade.
  • Christy M.
    Christy McAbeeMarch 3, 2013
    Candied leek and goat cheese salad was delicious. Not very vegetarian friendly place though :(
  • Mike L.
    Mike LambertiAugust 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Kevin is awesome at the bar. Strong drinks, great service.
  • Alan C.
    Alan CruzJuly 14, 2010
    Take your dog to Currant! The dog friendly patio is quiet pleasant, and they feed your dog organic doggy snacks!
  • Matthew
    MatthewJune 23, 2012
    The bison burger was epic in size and taste. Awesome experience!
  • Xiomara M.heart icon on user image
    Xiomara MurtishawJune 19, 2013
    Bottomless mimosas for the weekend brunch and GREAT food!
  • Visit San Diego
    Visit San DiegoApril 19, 2010
    Currant was the first bar in Southern California to sell the popular European drink, Absinthe. Try it and find out if you see any green fairies. Read more
  • Danielle D.
    Danielle DavisAugust 10, 2014
    Amazing happy hour! 4-7 and 9-close!
  • Quinta J.
    Quinta JacksonJune 23, 2014
    Get the corn & basil risotto.
  • Katie W.
    Katie WJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    foods a bit rich (although yummy) so don't worry about the small portions
  • NK
    NKMay 31, 2014
    Get the Pimm's Cup, it's amazingly delicious!
  • Mike C.
    Mike CroyNovember 6, 2011
    Croque monsieur is great and the 'tater tots' are criminal.
  • Ryanleo F.
    Ryanleo FloresSeptember 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bison Burger is great! Drinks are pretty good too!
  • Karen S.
    Karen SocitoDecember 8, 2013
    Bottomless Mimosa for the weekend brunch $9
  • Barbra B.
    Barbra BlairMay 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't do the chicken tortilla soup for 6.95 in a small bowl w/o chicken but Chef said should only have a small amount broth I call it.....
  • Alyssa G.
    Alyssa GalellaJune 15, 2012
    Get the garlic tots!
  • Jon A.
    Jon AOctober 30, 2011
    Get the stuffed avocado, frigging delicious!
  • Katie W.
    Katie WJanuary 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out the mirror tvs...and food not bad either
  • Tk C.heart icon on user image
    Tk CheathamJuly 5, 2015
    Try the absinthe
  • Barbra B.
    Barbra BlairMarch 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The chicken sliders are the best.
  • David A.
    David AriasAugust 5, 2011
    Nice table outside weather is nice
  • milena r.
    milena raicevicOctober 24, 2010
    Try the 'LE TOURMENT VERT' Absinthe!
  • Katrina C.
    Katrina CarlJuly 18, 2010
    Popcorn if the moment was the best!! Parmesan and truffle!
  • Deborah B.
    Deborah BeckmanJune 12, 2011
    8$ Bottomless mimosa during Sunday brunch
  • Greg M.
    Greg MaffettJuly 11, 2011
    10% off if you show up with a jury tag.
  • David C.
    David ChenDecember 24, 2013
    Martini Mondays
  • Alan C.
    Alan CruzJuly 26, 2010
    Try the Brasserie Burger...its amazing..
  • Whitney F.
    Whitney F.April 14, 2014
    This place is awful. Rude server and food heated up so hot you can't even eat it. Won't be making a trip back.
  • Hillary H.
    Hillary HueterMarch 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The steak & fries are delicious.
  • Kate M.
    Kate MitchellJanuary 13, 2011
    The sangria will be in my dreams!
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