Jul 18 at 3:00pm

CURRENT freshens up hotel dining in The Woodlands

by Audrey Seykora

If I had to explain my experience at CURRENT in one word, it would be ‘surprising.’ I’ve eaten at a lot of hotel restaurants, and my takeaways are usually the same: subpar service, inflated prices and mediocre food. The new, 150-seat eatery in The Westin at The Woodlands breaks the mold. The servers are attentive, the prices are on par with nearby establishments and the food shines.

"We don’t want to just be labeled as a hotel restaurant,” said Jonathan Mack, Director of Food and Beverage at The Westin at The Woodlands. "Obviously guests are a big part of our day-to-day traffic, but we also want to become a place that locals frequent, too.”

When they do visit, those locals will be happy to find dishes that feature regionally-sourced ingredients -- like freshly-baked bread from Kraftsmen Baking in Houston and organic greens from Sustainable Harvesters in Hockley. And as the name alludes, CURRENT’s menu changes seasonally, something that’s imperative to the restaurant’s concept and Chef de Cuisine, Nathan Friend. 

"We change the menu quarterly, which allows us to showcase farm-to-table foods while maintaining a low carbon footprint,” says Friend, a graduate of the famed Le Cordon Bleu. "By using what’s in season, we spotlight the best and brightest regional ingredients.”

On the summer menu, dishes like sweet corn soup and crispy soft shell crab speak to this.

As if the food isn’t enough, the space itself is stunning. Designed by Waldrop Nichols out of Dallas, the restaurant features panoramic views of The Woodlands Waterway® and contemporary, airy décor.

"Our hope is that CURRENT will become a place where people can enjoy brunch with friends, a business lunch with clients or a romantic dinner date,” says Mack. "We’ve really got something for everyone.”

Modern and inspiring, CURRENT is a welcomed addition to The Woodlands’ already-booming food scene.

CURRENT is located at 2 Waterway Square Place inside The Westin at The Woodlands.  They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner service daily, as well as brunch on the weekends. For more information, visit www.currentthewoodlands.com.  

Click here to learn more about CURRENT's upcoming events.


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“By using what’s in season, we spotlight the best and brightest regional ingredients.” -Nathan Friend, Chef de Cuisine at CURRENT

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