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“Delicious Risotto..too bad it's gone”
Review of The Current - CLOSED

The Current
Price range: US$25 - US$101
Cuisines: International, Canadian, Bar
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Downtown Winnipeg
Transit: The Forks Market is serviced by Winnipeg Transit’s the Downtown Spirit, route #38. Winnipeg Transit routes #14, 19, 53, 54, 55, 57, 59, & 68 all stop just a five minute walk away!
Reviewed 23 October 2014

It seems The Current is now Smith and the menu is totally different. Too bad- I loved the menu at the current. I had their Seafood Risotto and was hoping to go back for it but it's not on the new menu.

Thank Shannon M
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Reviewed 19 October 2014

$120 for 2, no alcohol on the bill. Outrageous for the quality we experienced. They want to be something they clearly are not!
The restaurant looks like a cafeteria. The food was just bad. The fish I ordered was dry, and contained bones even though we were guaranteed otherwise. After choking on one, the manager did not even come to see if i was OK. I also ordered the chocolate pumpkin cheese cake which had no chocolate in it. They told me yes its in the crust. It was a graham crust!
I had to go back for breakfast during the same week and it was the same poor cuisine. My french toast was not cooked properly.The other breakfast plates were not that good either.The coffee tasted OK but was cold.
I would not recommend this new restaurant to any of my friends. Save your frustration and money go somewhere else. Sorry Smith, Smitty's is better!

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Reviewed 26 July 2014

We chose the Current for dinner prior to an event at the Forks. There is the challenge of construction at the Inn, but we waited an above average time for service, when we saw the server come to the edge of the patio twice before finally acknowledging us. Once we did get his attention, drinks were fine, ambiance of the patio very nice with lots of fresh veggies growing just beyond the seating area. Again, it was a challenge to get the attention to place our order, because we did have critical time commitments. When we did, the food was very good...my Bruschetta, and my Husband's choice of Club. Very good.

1  Thank Lynda D
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Recently ate here with three other women while staying in the area for a conference. We all enjoyed our meals which were unique and a bit unusual. The food was perfectly prepared and attractively presented. The variety of butters served with the warm bread were delightful. The service was good, but the food took quite a while to arrive. The decor is very attractive. Didn't have room for dessert after the main course!

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1  Thank ontheroadagain006
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

We heard this was a gourmet restaurant, right in our hotel so went in for dinner, almost the only diners. The bread was not fresh, not warm, and the 3 kinds of butter were all mediocre. The starters were not very good but large. Everything was bloopy and a bit heavy. Then the main came, supposedly a fresh northern manitoba pickerel. It was heavily breaded like in a cheap sports bar. It had no flavor, surely frozen long ago.

Fortunately we brought our own good wine, but they actually had a decent but pricey wine menu. Well, they had a lot of mediocre wines and a few exotic very high priced ones.

If what we had was at all typical of what you will get, this restaurant is a bad joke. How could it be at all possible to reconcile the reviews here with this food? Maybe the chef was sick and the desk clerk filled in. Believe me, don't eat here. My stomach is giving me problems like the ones I got from Radisson's in Rockford Illinois.

Last night we ate at the Duluth grill, in Duluth Minnesota for 1/7 the price of this meal, and had fresh ingredients and delicious food.

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Thank winewimp
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