Food & Drink

Miami Vibes Come to Dumbo With Opening of Sugarcane

By Bianca Bahamondes

Miami Vibes Come to Dumbo With Opening of Sugarcane
Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill has won a handful of awards for its “casual cool and innovative cuisine” (along with being a 2011 James Beard Awards “Best new Restaurant” semifinalist) since its Miami inception back in 2010. Now, the team is bringing that same energy, style, and caliber to Brooklyn.

The restaurant is a go-to spot for Miami locals looking for killer cocktails and a casual yet upscale dining experience. Especially for brunch!

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Even with all the competition in South Florida, Sugarcane is a staple on any local’s list. This week, NYC officially gets a flavor of the laid-back yet clubby vibes native to the 3-0-5 with the opening of Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill on Dumbo’s waterfront.

The space is huge. At 11,000 square-feet there’s an open kitchen, a bar that seats 18, and a spacious outdoor patio that’s 2,000 square-feet. From the restaurant you’ll enjoy beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline as well as the Brooklyn Bridge, being that it’s located nearby.

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Facebook/Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill

Experience a touch of Miami’s beach culture with the blue-green tones of the open kitchen and surrounding seating. One thing the two cities have in common is the melting-pot nature of its residents, and that is reflected by the global cuisine chef Timon Balloo offers. Inspired by the variety of food prepared for him by his multiethnic parents, Balloo combines that with his year’s of experience learning the ins and outs of “global flavors and techniques.”  On the menu you’ll find several sections that range from tapas-style small plates, sushi rolls, curds, a raw bar, and an open fire grill.


Yelp / Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill
Yelp / Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill

While the cuisine is global, the variety of refreshing seafood and salad options speak to the ocean-side lifestyle of Miami that NYC locals have been craving more of.

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Facebook / Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill

Sugarcane now joins the ranks of Cecconi’s and VHH Foods all located in Dumbo’s Empire Stores. 

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