a modernized version of a classic French bistro. There you will find the
essence of French cuisine combined with American ingenuity and soul.
Currant fills a much needed niche: comfortable yet upscale dining.
Currant introduces the option to relax, sip wine and dine on
sophisticated flavors - creating an environment where culinary quality,
class, and comfort colide.
Brasserie lives on the ground floor of an architectural beauty -
downtown San Diego historical landmark renovated in 2006 to become
San Diego's Sofia Hotel. With dual entrances from West Broadway and the
Currant attracts hotel guests,
downtown 9-to-5ers, and passer-bys. Classic checkered tile, chandeliers,
plush sofas, antique seating, marble-topped tables, soft lighting, and
beautiful artwork create the brilliance of the restaurant and lounge.
Walter Manikowski embodies the tastes of Southern California. The well
accomplished chef has gained accolades from various facets of the food
service industry such as Food Networks "The Best of..." and the "Santa
Fe Restaurant Association".
At Currant Brasserie, Chef Walter has introduced
a menu that represents Southern California cuisine coupled with a French
flair. Manikowski's tireless efforts to provide the guest with fresh,
sustainable farm-to-table food is well received among his diners at