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Our Story

SUGARCANE raw bar grill is a brasserie-style restaurant and raw bar serving sushi, open fire-grilled fare and globally inspired small plates. 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.

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.

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the duck & waffle story

SUGARCANE raw bar grill's signature Duck & Waffle dish is also the inspiration for our sister restaurant, Duck & Waffle, which opened in London in 2012. Located on the 40th Floor of Heron Tower and inspired by the namesake dish, the 24/7 restaurant is known for its vast views of the city, and offers a playful take on traditional British cuisine with broad European influences. Duck & Waffle Hong Kong opened in 2019.

We have sold over 1,000,000 (and counting!) Duck & Waffle dishes around the world, from SUGARCANE raw bar grill in Miami and Las Vegas to Duck & Waffle restaurants in London and Hong Kong.

Our Design

SUGARCANE raw bar grill’s design captures a sense of timeless eclecticism. Our locations are inspired by Old Havana, embracing Cuban and Latin American architecture and design. Organic textures, salvaged ironwork, reclaimed shutters and vintage “found objects” lend authenticity and warmth, blending seamlessly with a range of modern design elements. An overall sense of “openness” in each restaurant contributes to the brand’s welcoming vibe, representing the “global experience” and restaurant’s mantra: kick back, eat well, stay awhile.

Our Charitable Partners

HELO Haiti Orphanage Gets Support from SUGARCANE raw bar grill, Uncle Nearest Whiskey & LS Cream Liqueur

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Fundraising event raised $5,000 in October, 2021.

On October 2, 2021, with the help of generous patrons, sponsors and staff, SUGARCANE raw bar grill in Miami raised $5,000 for HELO Haiti, a non-profit that provides orphaned and abandoned Haitian children with a critical combination: Home, Education, Love and Opportunity (HELO).  While HELO Haiti is always in need of charitable donations, the current need is more critical given Storm Grace, a deadly hurricane that struck the region in August of 2021.

The fundraising event took place on a beautiful afternoon at SUGARCANE raw bar grill in midtown Miami on Saturday October 2nd. Two delicious cocktails were served: Jamal's Apricot Sour cocktail with Uncle Nearest 1884 whiskey, apricot nectar syrup, and fresh lemon juice and L'Observatoire with Uncle Nearest 1884 whiskey, LS Cream Liqueur (founded by two native Haitians and based on “cremas,” an iconic Haitian drink), and coffee-infused coconut foam.  Guests were invited to either make a donation and get one of the two cocktails for free, or buy one of the cocktails outright and have the $16 donated directly to HELO Haiti. SUGARCANE raw bar grill ownership donated $3,000.

Special thanks to SUGARCANE’s former mixologist Jamal Giles @jmalgls who curated the whiskey cocktails featuring Uncle Nearest and LS cream liqueur. Jamal gave away Uncle Nearest baseball caps to the SUGARCANE staff, who also donated generously to HELO Haiti as a heartfelt show of support. 

Interested in donating? HELO Haiti makes it easy, and even allows you to customize what you give, e.g., $50 for shelter, $40 towards education and other options.




Citi Gardens is an organization that has placed growing gardens in 51 schools across Miami-Dade County. The initiative targets neighborhoods designated as “food deserts” due to the lack of access to fresh food.

SUGARCANE raw bar grill has hosted several “Citi Gardens Grown with The Education Fund” dinners in our private dining room. This private harvest celebration-themed “garden to table” dining experience featured ingredients from the school gardens that were planted as part of the initiative. A group of students from community schools were on hand to assist with preparations of the dinner for Citi card members.

Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength.

We have actively participated in No Kid Hungry events including South Florida’s Taste of the Nation event, the No Kid Hungry Dinner in Palm Beach, and the Great American Bake Sale at Aventura Mall.