Stubborn Seed

4.6
674 reviews
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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.

Special Notes:
* Please be advised when booking a reservation that the availability of our tasting menu ends one hour prior to closing.
* For parties larger than 6 people please email reservations@ stubbornseed.com with your request.
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Stubborn Hour

Experience #StubbornHour every Tuesday-Thursday from 6-7 PM. Try our signature cocktails, or sip on wine/beer for $10. Snack specials are also available.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 9, 2019

Ends: April 10, 2118

Availability: Tue-Thu 6:00PM-7:00PM

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Join us these Easter Sunday for a delicious 3-course prix-fixe brunch menu. Brunch is served from 10am-4pm.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 674 People Are Saying
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LG
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Miami for a long weekend to celebrate my husband‘s birthday. A friend recommended this restaurant. We were not disappointed. We both had the chef‘s tasting menu. Which was excellent. 5 courses $95pp and well worth it. Service was excellent.

Would go back and highly recommend

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MC
Miami
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

We didn’t dine we just had a beer and left

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OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The quality of food and portion size for the 8 course surprise chefs tasting menu far exceeded my expectations! The wagyu beef was phenomenal, as always that way so it’s where my favorite, however what really took the cake was the year Impressive celery root dish. What a wonderful evening!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

So loud. Incredibly beautiful food, the ambiance of the restaurant doesn’t match the quality.

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NA
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a disappointment. A favorite worldwide. Easily one of the best.

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AC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Stubborn Seed is unassuming on the outside, but the food and service inside are outstanding. Best foie gras dish I've ever had. Jeremy's play on textures is incredible. Every bite more satisfying than the last. Service was great. They were knowledgeable without being pretentious and seems like everyone is proud of the food they serve. Definitely one of the most enjoyable nights on my trip to Miami.

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B
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Desserts were not on the same level as the rest of the food, however.

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p
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Best meal our party EVER had! We thought the entire experience to be wonderful. We also went for Sunday Brunch, but were hoping for more egg meals, less sweet. Highly recommend dinner!!!

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d
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

best food in south beach. a party in your mouth! only drawback is it's very noisy.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

I love Stubborn Seed. Food is creative and delicious. Presentation is exceptional. Unfortunately they were short handed the other night and service was slow. They did comp an entree since the timing was way off. I wish they could do something about the noise level in the dining room. Makes for a very unpleasant experience when you're trying to engage with your dinner partners. Definitely order the chicken!

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r
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible menu and the flavors were outstanding. Well done all around and we will be back!

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ER
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing, from the food, service, atmosphere, and creative and unique menu. Highly recommend.

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RS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply incredible! Food is outstanding! In South Beach come here!

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M
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just let them bring you food.Beautifully presented, delicious, inventive satisfying. Surprising amount of choices that would work for Vegetarians. Spectacular blend of flavors, reasonable portion sizes. Wow desserts! Smoked banana ice cream one of the best flavors ever tasted.

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SG
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The price for what you get is a crime. I left feeling hungry, unsatisfied and extremely disappointed. The 8 course meal took forever. We repeatedly told them we had to leave and nothing was done to expedite the meal. Course are are small and fair at best. They had to substitute a course on me because I was allergic to an ingredient so they gVe a bowl of lettuce with parmesan cheese, not even dressing. Meal took almost 3 hours. Do NOT recommend!! Many other places in Miami to get a better meal.

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NM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 1

Food was an A+. Service was subpar. Kitchen timing was off. Lots of time between courses. Ambiance lacked intimacy and didn’t stand up to the food.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top 5 of Miami

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Food was wonderful, but service is absolutely neglectful. We were sat next to a large group that were over served and yelling across the table at each other 1/2 way through our meal. An absolute shame that the shortcomings of the dining experience overshadowed the thoughtful and more than delicious food.

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CB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Please view the Google review: https://goo.gl/maps/yec9Y5JKAu72

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S
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is always good at Stubborn Seed but don’t ever bring a date or anyone that you’d like to have a conversation with...it’s literally impossible. I’ve been there 4-5 times and each time I enjoy the food but the best moment of the night is when we walk out the door to the quiet of Miami Beach. Unfortunately the really excessive noise drowns out the amazing talent of Chef Ford. I wish that there could be some solution to this problem in order to continue enjoying his true culinary talent...

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SN
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Stubborn Seed is an amazing find in Miami Beach. The cuisine is every bit as good as many of the Michelin starred restaurants I've dined at in Copenhagen, Paris and New York. I would highly recommend this restaurant and it's formidable chef to anyone interested in a unique and exceptionally delicious dining experience.

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MC
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall it was excellent. The food was exquisite and service outstanding. We will definitely be coming back.

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SO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful experience from start to finish. One of the best meals I've had.

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k
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Steak and dish were delicious. The fluke dish and salad were very salty.

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JO
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Yes but I would tell them to bring a winter coat. I will not go back because it was way to cold in the restaurant. I was uncomfortable during the complete meal. Ask but was told it is a fundamental flaw in the building construction

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious but the fluke appetizer and snickerdoodle cookie were two of the best things we’ve eaten so far in 2019. We never would have ordered the snickerdoodle cookie but after asking our server what he would recommend that was his pick. It’s nondescript on the menu but it’s stuffed with decadent French chocolate. To die for! We had a great experience! Too late for 2019, but hope to see this restaurant on the James Beard nomination list in 2020.

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e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a great experience !! There were 4 of us and we actually ordered everything on the menu ! It was an amazing tasting the chef is incredible and staff couldn’t be any nicer. We will definitely be back to try the dinner menu !!

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E
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food tastes really great. Was hoping to see Chef Jeremy but was not there. I tried their chef tasting menu and the delivery of food from 3rd- 4th Course took 24 minutes. They got overwhelmed by the orders I guess. Still recommendable for the great food.

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic experience. The restaurant is very welcoming and comfortable. It was great to see the kitchen crew working away through the large window. The staff was amazing - friendly, extremely knowledgeable, and not at all rushing or pushy. The foot was superb. New American/modern without being unnecessarily odd or over-the-top trendy. The plates were gorgeous. The flavors were incredible and interesting. It will be hard not to go back next time in Miami

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals of my life!!!

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GA
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

GOOD VIBE RESTAURANT BUT TOO SMALL TO ALLOW GROUPS OF OVER 6 ..IT GETS VERY LOUD.

FOOD IS VERY WELL PRESENTED AND DELICIOUS....BUT FOR THE LAST 6 MONTHS, MY WIFE AND I HAVE DINED AT SS 4 TIMES AND FOUND THEIR LIMITED MENU HAS NOT CHANGED!

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VH
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great presentation, great food. All the waiters were extremely responsive. Would recommend to anyone!

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New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Return customer.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most memorable meals ever. Outstanding

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d
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great 5 Course Tasting Menu. Good wine list. I will go back and explore ala carte menu, even though South Beach is a challenge to drive to and parking is an issue for the area.

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ES
London
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Quality of food is worth a visit but service and level of service is not adequate.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and creative food with attentive and well-informed service.

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BD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The evening started out well, our appetizers came out on time, but it took over 45 minutes for our main course dishes to come out. We had to get our waiter over to ask what was happening and he said it would be a while , we had to get the manager and tell him how poorly he was handling the situation. They comps us a bottle of wine after we had to tell them what we wanted, it should have been offered to us instead of us asking for it. The food was great, the rest of the experience was horrible.

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CW
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 2nd time to this gem of a restaurant. Once again we found everything about this dining experience to be outstanding! I can’t describe adequately the beautiful presentation of each course and the experience of tastes exploding in your mouth with each bite!!

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