At SUGARCANE raw bar grill, globally inspired small plates come from three kitchens – an open fire grill, raw bar and traditional kitchen – overseen by award-winning Chef Partner Timon Balloo. Inviting guests to “kick back, eat well and stay awhile,” we are on a quest to celebrate the simple pleasures in life – eating well and celebrating with friends – with a focus on the “shared experience.”
Since digging its gastronomic roots into the Miami dining scene in 2010, SUGARCANE raw bar grill has become a favorite synonymous with casual cool and innovative cuisine. The restaurant has garnered widespread recognition, having received numerous awards including “Best New Restaurant” semi-finalist by the James Beard Foundation; “Best Restaurant” by Johnson & Wales; “Restaurant of the Year” by Eater; “Best New Restaurant” by Miami New Times; and two three-star reviews from the Miami Herald.
In 2016, SUGARCANE raw bar grill opened a second outpost on Restaurant Row at the Venetian® Las Vegas, an AAA Five Diamond luxury resort on the Las Vegas Strip. The restaurant was quickly recognized by top culinary outlets: Eater called it “the most anticipated arrival of the year” and named it one of the “15 hottest restaurants in Las Vegas,” Thrillist and The Daily Meal dubbed it “Best New Restaurant,” and Lara Spencer of Good Morning America called it “Las Vegas’s newest hotspot.”
Continuing the growth of the brand, the newest location of SUGARCANE raw bar grill opened in September 2017 in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Perched along the waterfront in the restored Civil War-era Empire Stores complex, SUGARCANE raw bar grill in Brooklyn has been a mainstay on Eater’s famed Heatmaps including “The Hottest Restaurants in Brooklyn,” featured as one of the “Hottest Spots to Dine in New York” by Guest of a Guest, and “Best New Restaurants” by Time Out New York.
SUGARCANE raw bar grill’s design captures a sense of timeless eclecticism in all our locations. For Las Vegas, award-winning design firm Parts and Labor design partnered with SUGARCANE raw bar grill to create a space inspired by Old Havana, embracing Cuban and Latin American architecture and design.
Our signature use of organic textures, salvaged ironwork, reclaimed shutters, and vintage “found objects” continue to lend authenticity and warmth, blending seamlessly with a range of modern design elements. A mix of custom-designed furniture pieces, cane-back chairs, inlaid wood flooring, and tray ceilings trimmed in rich red hues carry through the Cuban undertones throughout the 6,376-square-foot space. Its overall sense of “openness” contributes to the restaurant’s welcoming vibe, representing the “shared experience” and restaurant’s mantra: kick back, eat well, and stay awhile.