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EATER: “Take a Trip to Havana at The Venetian’s SUGARCANE raw bar grill”
November 18, 2016
Take a look inside SUGARCANE raw bar grill
, the newest restaurant to open at the Venetian
. The Miami-born restaurant from Samba Brand Management is a sister of SushiSamba at the Grand Canal Shops.
New York City-based Parts & Labor Design created the slice of Old Havana inside the restaurant. Cuban architectural and design elements drape the interior with its organic textures, wrought-iron details and vintage lighting. The 1,922-square-foot, 103-seat restaurant features custom-designed furniture pieces, cane-back chairs, inlaid wood flooring and tray ceilings trimmed in a rich red.
At the front, a 67-seat seat bar and lounge area with a collection of rums. Guests look up to see a caning pattern generally found on Cuban furniture on the ceiling. A neighboring lounge is outfitted in sofas and chair, with checkered concrete floors, overhead leaf fans and bottom-painted louvered windows that open to the Venetian’s Restaurant Row. At the rear of the lounge, a raw bar with the restaurant’s catch of the day.
The formal dining room features an open-style kitchen and robata grill with warm finishes and dark hues. A 535-square-foot private dining room has room for 30 to 50 people. Guests enter through sliding glass doors to find a room filled with Post Modern art and a custom-designed bar inspired by 1970s Cuba. Other design elements include a vintage brass chandelier, textured ceiling tile and cigar press detailing.