17 Dec Sugarcane Restaurant
This caribbean restaurant is a small and intimate space on 6th and Flatbush Avenue. Locals and travelers alike come down for their famous potato salad and oxtail. I began my night with a Sorrel Pina Colada that was brought to me in what I thought l was a tall dildo glass. I did feel better once a few lovely ladies asked what I was drinking and decided to follow suit and order it. I then went on to order the Chicken Rasta Pasta, which had Jerk Chicken that was unexpected, but I liked the overall taste. My friend had the Ribs with a side of mashed potatoes. The only reason we even stopped by was so he could try the potato salad and they were sold out, which we found that strange. There were a lot of great selections on the menu, but I thought I’d play it safe and go with something recognizable.
The only thing that bothered me in this experience was the lack of staff attention. Even though the place is a little small for my taste, it was disappointing that the waitress/bartender didn’t tend to our requests in a timely fashion. Our food came out a little while after we made our order, which was excellent, but there were lapses when we asked for something and it took awhile for something trivial. My friend ordered a bowl of hot water with lime to clean his hands, but it took 5 minutes for her to come back with a bowl of warm water and lemon. Other than that, the beautiful crowd, tasty food, great background music and decor more than makes up for it. Once they can improve the customer service a pinch (don’t want to give you the idea they’re totally disorganized) Sugarcane IS the Brooklyn answer to Negril Village in Manhattan.
238 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11234
– Prezzi The Boss