Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Sugarcane
238 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121740.680316 -73.974944
Tue-Thu, 5:30pm-midnight; Fri-Sat, 5:30pm-2am; Sun, 3pm-10:30pm; Mon, closed
Neighborhoods: Park Slope
not so great service – i have been to this restaurant on many occassions but tonight was the worst. Don't get me wronf the food was delicious as always but the service was HORRIBLE. We were seated immediately but was not waited upon for 20 minutes. We then waited another 45 minutes for the appetizers of which we ordered two items and was only served one. The waitress stated she was the only one on duty. My advice for future patrons don't go on an empty stomach.
No sugar, but will beat you with a cane – I've never visited Sugarcane for the warm and fuzzy service; it has never existed. That said, the food was once enough to lure me back to experience the punishment doled out by the staff. Where else would you go, and have the staff (especially the bartenders) force you to take control of your dining experience? I've sat and watched them communicate via grunts and nods of the head: Who does that? Is the clientele not worthy of communication? About two weeks ago is when I decided that enough is enough! On top of the indifferent and sometimes rude staff, I was served a red snapper that was so not fresh; I could smell that it wasn't fresh as it was placed in front of me. Anyhoo, I replaced it with oxtails, a dish that was once stellar at this place, but one that I could only pretend to enjoy on this particular evening. Sugarcane, you need to get it together, and stop taking your patrons for granted.! If you were a restaurant catering to another ethnic group, you would have closed long ago, because they don't stand for the kind of sh!t you force your customers to endure.
Yummy brunch – My grilfriends and I come here for brunch sometimes, the prices are reasonable and the food is yummy.
Great West Indian Food – I LOVED the food. It was delicious and not too pricey. The staff is friendly. The location is very busy and parking is tough because it's Flatbush but you can find some on the side streets.
Because it's small I wouldn't really recommend it as a first date spot because it can get a little crowded - not too much privacy.
Excellent Food – Curry Mango! I had the chinese fry chicken wings with tambrand sauce and a chicken dhalpourie with curry mango on the side. Then there was the rum punch. What more can I say. I wish they had one in DC!
Best Trinidadian Food in NYC! – This is the best caribbean food that I have ever had and that's why I keep going back. If you want a true west indian experience straight from the island of Trinidad & Tobago then Sugarcane is the place to be. Please note that you should make reservations ahead of time for any weekend dinner plans. IF not the wait can be over 2 hours since this place is very popular but very small. Call ahead! Then when you get to the table have the appetizer sampler and order the roti and curry chicken. Yummy!
TOO NOISY, TOO SMALL,FRIENDLY PATRONS, – while visiting from England, my two cousins, took me to this place, i would not go as far as much to say is that it is really not a resturant as i think only maybe 6 sets of table it is in my opinion, a bar that wants to be a resturant, but the space is far too small, and the music loud enough to be a club
we ate, i had asked for a drink strainght, no ice, so they bring it , full up of ice, so i let that one go , ordered a steak well done, it came cut into it, it was red rare, they took it away, and surposeddly cooked it some more, and it was a little rubbery, came back not much different, gave up so i would not really go there again
Just dont use you credit card here – Now the food was great! The price was ok. Its was waaay too crowded and the service was extremely slow. Be warned: Bring cash do not use your credit card. They tacted on a extra $20 even after we left a cash tip. If you dont mind going thru all that for some good food, then enjoy!
Good watering hole – I had a chicken sandwich because of the menu (not appealing). Good drinks (mojito), great people on staff and good customers. Very cramped- more of a watering hole than restaurant.
BEST ISLAND RESTAURANT AND BAR IN BROOKLYN – I visited Sugar Cane Restaurant for the first time last night and I must say that it was quite a delightful experience! There was about a 20 min wait before we got seated but it was all worth it after we got in. Wendell, who worked at the door was very pleasant and would continually give us updates about how long it will take till we get a table and that he didn't forget us. Even after we got a table he would pass by and ask us how we were doing, if we needed anything and was always available to answer any questions we had. Within 12 minutes of being seated we were served our drinks and appetizers. The drinks are out of this word - very creative, colorful , tasty and reasonably priced. I had a delicious sour sop colada and my girlfriend had the sorrel mojito. Our waiter was very pleasant, professional and did not make us feel rushed at all. It took about 15 minutes to get the food and when it came it was out of this world. The presentation was fabulous, and when we finally tasted it it tingled all the senses! I had the oxtail, macaroni pie and the best tasting callaloo I have ever tasted (and coming from a Trini that says alot). My girlfriend had the curry shrimp, rice and peas and plantains - she couldn't even finish her meal since the servings were so large. She truly enjoyed the trini syle rice and peas that we were use to and said the food was very, very tasty. The ambiance was elegant, great crowd, friendly bartender and the surroundings had a fancy manhattan feel but we were right here in Brooklyn. Great place to hang with friends or sit by the bar and enjoy good music and a great vibe.
Kudos to the Chief, Management and staff of Sugar Cane Restaurant. I will be telling all my friends about it and I will definitely be going back again and again and again.
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