Stubborn Seed

4.7
348 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu
Stubborn Seed is the result of pairing unrelenting passion with an unapologetic approach. It aims to unearth cravings of the palate while constructing a reward in each bite. This philosophy takes honest ingredients and elevates them to be splendidly elegant through rigid and persistent execution. There is an undeniable spirit surrounding the Stubborn Seed that stems from Jeremy Ford. His tenacious demeanor and candor define the cuisine, but his technique boosts it. An exceptional and memorable dining experience is championed above all else.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Monday: Closed,
Sun – Thur: 6:00pm – 10:00 p.m.
Fri-Sat: 6:00pm- 11:00 p.m.

Brunch:
Sunday's- 11:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
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Phone number
(786) 322-5211
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jeremy Ford
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Cross street
Washington​ ​&​ ​1st​ ​st
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Parking details
Public parking is available Washington Ave/2nd Street.

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What 348 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Miami
1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique menu, flavors and drinks. Exceptional.

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Miami
1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional in every way!

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New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall very good food. Ribeye was extremely fatty and light on the meat for the price, but otherwise everything was excellent from food to service to ambiance (slightly on the loud side FYI)

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DT
Miami
14 reviews
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional- delicious and unique foods served artistically with great service. Must definitely return for more.

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NA
Kansas City
4 reviews
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best experience ever. Hands down the best meal I have ever had.

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T
New York Area
4 reviews
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service! The ribeye steak is hands down the best I’ve ever had (beats Gordon Ramsay’s at Maze Grill in London)! Looking forward to my next visit!

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SB
Miami
44 reviews
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall great as always!

Once they got 2/3 full though the kitchen slowed down quite a bit and there were larger gaps in serving up tasting menu courses! Needs to be fixed or it will be an issue!

Pricey but there is no place like it on the Beach!

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M
Miami
12 reviews
4.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Incredible meal. We had a great window seat into the kitchen. For the price, the service and attentiveness could have been better. It is a limited menu but still phenomenal food. My main issue was with the server and his recommendation and guidance. For a super high end, gastro intellect style dinner you have to look to your server a little for combinations and wine pairings. For me at least. We started with Lavash, which I did not even know was Duck Liver, as like an intro or small shared bite. And then server allowed us to order the Foigrois so it was stuffed liver again?


Besides that the celery root was amazing. The poached lobster incredible. We then had the chicken. And even thought it was very, very good. For this type of place and these prices each dish needs to be memorable.

So all in all amazing place but they need to step up their game a tad.

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Miami
1 review
3.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was horrible....with no reason... food were taken out of the table before finishing eating. Restaurant had empty tables, nobody waiting, no reason to rush and push an expensive meal....

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IG
1 review
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stubborn seed was without a doubt one of the best means I have had. I went there for an anniversary dinner, and the food was amazing. We did the chef's menu, and it was a lot of expertly crafted food at an appropriate price for the quality of the food.

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FK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are a foodie like us, try Stubborn Seed for your next dinner date! We loved the service as well. We went on July 4th, which is both my husband and my birthday. We were treated to a glass of champagne on the house. We tried out several different dishes, all easy to share and 2 desserts. Overall, would definitely go again and recommend it to others.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
4.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very very nice experience!
The food is amazing, good price, cozy athmosphere

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M
Miami
4 reviews
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is very high quality, innovative, and comforting at the same time.

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ZJ
1 review
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had dinner here while on vacation. Everything was outstanding. It's a very small restaurant. I'd estimate there are about 10 tables in the dining area. All of the tables have a view of a large window. You can watch the chef and his staff prepare the meals through the window. It's the kind of place where you can order several small plates and share. The presentation of the dishes were as beautiful as any I've seen. The cocktails were also superb. I think the celery root was our favorite dish.

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r
Miami
60 reviews
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We just had our first meal and it was very impressive. Food presentations were not only stunning, but the flavors and textures were superb. We look forward to returning and bringing friends.

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DO
Miami
5 reviews
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend this restaurant for any night of the week. We tried for the first time on a Saturday which the busiest night for restaurant and they hit a homerun with us. The food, the staff, service, the ambience, were all exceptional.
Dr.T

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent!

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Denver
4 reviews
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing flavors in each dish we tried. Love the plate sharing concept.

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New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure. 6th time in 2 months:)

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JH
New York Area
12 reviews
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful whirl wind of flavor and spices

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New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food is an understatement. Enjoyed chill vibes with the industrial modern decor.

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Miami
5 reviews
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible; each dish better than the last!
Service was awesome; we had Stephen and he made a wonderful dining experience even more special!

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Miami
1 review
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing tasting menu not to miss

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Miami
45 reviews
4.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great meal but little loud for my taste. Also, they desperately need valet parking.

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Las Vegas
1 review
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servings are small and prices are high, so be ready to spend $500 for a table for 4. Other than that, the food is amazing and the service is great.

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M
New York Area
25 reviews
4.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food came before wine which is very strange for an up-scale place. Also the level of noise is over the top - really distracting and annoying.
Food itself was superb, great attention to products used and meticulous presentation. If only surrounding people did not have to be so loud...

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RW
Miami
5 reviews
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was amazing. Had the tasting menu. Strongly recommended.

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LL
New York Area
1 review
1.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was excellent - unfortunately it almost never made it out. Our chef’s tasting menu dining experience was abruptly cut short for about 45-60 minutes. No dishes were coming out, a few apologies here and there and yet still there were mistakes. Two dishes came out during one course in lieu of four; more apologies were made and a round of drinks on the house for the oversight. Towards the end of service, the manager abruptly walks out, not to be seen again.
It was a regrettable experience. The food was exquisitely presented and delectable. It’s truly unfortunate however that the service does not match the caliber of the cuisine, particularly at that price point.

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Miami
6 reviews
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flavors and presentation are outstanding. We ordered a la carte and shared the plates. The foie gras, wahoo, and house spaghetti are a must, as are the snickerdoodle cookies!

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New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is so unique and delicious! Waiters were all so friendly and knowledgeable!

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C
Miami
1 review
5.0Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife and I were down in South Beach for our anniversary. We had looked at Stubborn Seed before coming down as an option for dinner. The food seemed eclectic and pricey but the reviews were great so we decided to check it out. So glad that we did.

Just before we arrived, my wife had found a review mentioning the Chef’s Tasting Menu but couldn’t find any additional information on it. We decided we needed to know more.

The restaurant is very unassuming as you walk in: a small bar, a few high tops up front and more tables in the back. Seating for 30 maybe? Not very big. We were greeted by the bartender and told someone would be right with us. Host came over, looked up our reservation and sat us all in very short order.

The bartender came over and told us he was going to be our server for the evening, not sure if they were short staffed or if that was normal for them, but it didn’t matter, he was fantastic and attentive. (I feel bad for not remembering his name as I write this review). We said we were interested in the chefs tasting menu with wine pairings and he let us know it would be 8 courses served over a 2 hour period and that we had made it just in time. (Our reservation was for 8:45. I imagine they stop serving the chefs menu after 9 as they close at 11.)

What followed was probably one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Just go, get the tasting menu with a pairing, you couldn’t possibly be disappointed.

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Miami
4 reviews
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great; so friendly and helpful with suggestions.
The space is decorated really thoughtfully with great attention to detail.
The food was absolutely amazing!!!

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SC
Miami
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was very friendly, Service and food was excellent. Will definitely return

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New York Area
1 review
1.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Bad bad bad

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L
New York Area
70 reviews
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! By far top restaurant in Miami! No where else is even close! From the moment you are greeted by the manager Fred Ross to the wait staff and servers...everything is friendly and first class. Food is beyond delicious! Presentions beautiful. Every bite multiple layers of flavor perfectly prepared! Big shout out to the smoked and seared fois gras with strawberry/rhubarb jam. Best fois gras I’ve had anywhere in the world! Can’t wait to return!!!!

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DM
Naples
3 reviews
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve eaten at restaurants all over the world. This was easily one of the best meals I’ve ever had. We did the tasting menu. It was amazing.

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1 review
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly and professional service… a must when you pay this kind of prices. Some of the best foie gras I have ever had (and I have had my share, in spite of my low-cholesterol… LOL).

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Miami
1 review
5.0Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food is the best in Miami- creative, beautiful-most important taste is delicious.

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Miami
1 review
5.0Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary. They gave us Champaign and everyone was lovely.

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