Living on the islands definitely has it's perks. Recently I added another "perk" to my list when CURRENT Kitchen & Cocktails opened. Considering it's just seconds away from where I live, I may soon be one of their regulars.
You may be familiar with Elē, the former restaurant in the same location. I'm going to be honest, when I heard Elē was closing and the owners Chef Sean & Elē Tran were going to open a new restaurant with a completely different atmosphere, I was so disappointed. I never once had a bad meal at Elē and I loved the feel of the fine dining establishment. I also knew however, that anything the owner's have touched, has turned to gold. They also own the King and I, Fire Street Food, Flying Monk, The Vault and Chive, which all have incredible reputations and equally amazing food. Consistency is key when it comes to the food industry, and they have that down pat. So my disappointment soon gave way to excitement the closer it came to their opening.
My husband and I decided to double date with our close friends. When we arrived it was already buzzing with excitement. As soon as we walked in I was blown away by the renovations. The interior decorations, flooring, art, and architecture make me think "modern coastal". All of the white marble and shiplap were making my heart sing. The outside area features an indoor/outdoor bar and outdoor dining with some of the seating being actual porch swings! There's also a fire pit and games available for children. The atmosphere really caters to families and provides a casual place to have a drink, hang out, and relax with your friends too. You have multiple options for your indoor dining experience as well. There's seating available at the bar of course, but you can choose from a more "open" dining area or a more intimate setting in the semi-private dining rooms separated by glass. There's also seating available at the sushi bar where you can be blown away by some serious sushi-making skills.
We began with some beverages and I perhaps had the best mojito I've ever had. I had a taste of the Honeysuckle Pimms Cup and it was as equally tasty and refreshing.
When it came down to the food, we were not let down. From presentation to taste, everyone's dish was delectable and simply perfect. It was quiet throughout eating because we honestly could only focus on the food. You can expect the same high standards and quality for food as with their other restaurants, while having very reasonable prices. All of us opted for seafood dishes.
As with any brand-new restaurant, have a little patience as they adjust and go through some growing pains. Every server I met and management I spoke to were so accommodating and attentive. Overall, the experience was very pleasant and I'm looking forward to attending their Current Summer Nights events featuring live music and yummy cocktails!
So don't hesitate to go relax on island time and enjoy CURRENT today!
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