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About Stubborn Seed

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.

101 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Monday: Closed,
Sun – Thur: 6:00pm – 11:00pm,
Fri-Sat: 6:00pm- 12:00am

Brunch:
Sunday's- 11:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.

Cross Street:
Washington​ ​&​ ​1st​ ​st

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(786) 322-5211

Website:
http://stubbornseed.com/

Parking Details:
Public parking is available Washington Ave/2nd Street.

Executive Chef:
Jeremy Ford

Stubborn Seed Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (63)
Creative Cuisine (61)
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Bar Seating (25)
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Authentic (23)
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Healthy (13)
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Notable Wine List (11)
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 (Miami)·Dined a day ago

Requested me to sit in a kind of waiting table... they could have started better...

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 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and service. Too bad they run out of both our choice of cocktail and a couple of entrees in the menu. Considering it is a short menu, (which in general I prefer..) it limited our experience. We will be back for sure.

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·Dined 2 days ago

The experience was AMAZING! Awesome menu (which is updated very often based on what is fresh and available) with fresh ingredients mixing all sorts of different flavors together! Presentation of the food is gorgeous! Fantastic server was very knowledgeable about the menu! The passion and joy of everyone at the restaurant only enlightened the entire experience. This is a must do when in the area!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Naples)·Dined 2 days ago

This was our second time and we loved it as much as the first. The service was spotty which was disappointing but the food is excellent.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Lousy experience. Arrogant hostess. Very loud music. Poor quality food. Okay presentation. Absolutely does not reflect the ratings and comments that can be found on Zagat, Eatery, Trip advisor, Timed out.
Plenty of better restaurants in the area.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Start to finish - brilliant experience. I noted it was our anniversary in my reservation and they welcomed us with complimentary champagne to mark the occasion, and spelled it out in our eventual dessert option- very thoughtful.
Every single bite was beautiful in presentation and taste. I did not want the meal to end. We practically licked the plate of each dish (we opted for lavash, celery root, charred beets, smoked foie gras, short rib and chicken)!
Worth noting that our sever was attentive and pleasant without being overbearing. We enjoyed his service and input.

Thank you, Stubborn Seed, for our special meal. When in Miami, we shall return whole heartedly!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing meal! My best meal in Miami. This is a must eat place in Miami. I cannot begin to say enough good things. Every dish I had was nothing short of spectacular. Beets... cauliflower.... foie...lobster... and incredible dessert [corn pavlova].

Service also A1. Michelle and Eddie were great. So happy that I chose to eat here. Recommended by Chef Dean Max. And I’m so glad he did!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was delicious . Portions not really big enough to share as they suggest . I would order each dish individually or order two of each as we ended up doing .

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great Chef...awesome ambiance ...hot spot ...love it

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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·Dined 5 days ago

Wowed by the staff attention, especially MARIO, and the nine course tasting with wine pairing. The culinary delights amazed the tastebuds and the presentation delighted the senses. Voila, a tiny quail egg sitting atop caviar hidden deeper below.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was phenomenal: best oysters I ever had, great vegetarian as well as other options (the beets were perhaps my favourite). Great atmosphere.
Unfortunately i think we got the rookie waiter which pulled down the evening a bit.
They should also invest in sound absorbers.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Me and my husband ordered the tasting menu with wine pairings because we wanted to try a lot of the menu. The food overall was very good, with a few exceptional dishes, and the wine was well paired, but the front of the house struggled with the service. The food always arrived before the wine, often without much explanation, and the pairings were poorly presented. The wait staff and runners seemed overwhelmed, disorganized, and poorly prepared. I am sure the chef would be disappointed to know his creations are so poorly presented to his diners.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Refreshing change from tourism driven dining! Amazingly creative dishes made with true Chef expertise. Best service we had during our 4 day stay in South Beach. Go now before Miami figures it out and you can't get in!!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

It was good but not expected. they take a long time to serve

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was amazing and service was top notch. Jacob really knew his wines and menu and took care of us like we were family. Short rib, foie gras app and Hawaiin app were extra delicious.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Was a bit loud but got used to it. Dishes very small!! We were 4 people , we each got 1 beet when ordered beet plate . They were seating us st high top table ( husband needs hip replacement ) and wound take half hour wait for other table , think should do something about that ! But enjoyed the food , good service!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Affordable fine dining. Food was absolutely unique and extremely tasty especially the rosemary ice cream.

Tags: Bar Seating, Organic, People Watching, Healthy, Authentic, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The food was incredible but the service wasn’t as good. We ordered 3 small plates and 2 larger ones and all the food came at once - making for a really rushed and not relaxing meal. Everything we ordered was delicious though.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

They will need to change the menu, pricing, and quality of the food. We could barely eat the pasta......was way too salty. Seemed like no one cared even though I told our server how bad the pasta was. They indicted that it could be due to the salt they add to the water. I explained that I make pasta all the time......and you need to drain and wash it. This was not my problem.

Moreover, they charged me for the pasta. No excuse. They may not be good operators.

We won't be going back. Wish them much luck.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Absolutely one of the best restaurants I've been to in a long time!
Stephen, our Server was wonderful and the food was divine, and creative!
Hats off to The Stubborn Seed and Jeremy Ford!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

A fabulous tasting menu in a very trendy environment. Was so great to see such an innovative menu with a particular focus on vegetables - the sweet corn dessert took me by surprise but was the stand out for me and was one of the best I have had for a long time. Congratulations to the chef and his wonderful team, I can’t wait to come back and try more delicious dishes when I next return to Miami!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The place has a great ambiance in a not too large space, with a beautiful exposed kitchen. Excellent service & explanation of everything ordered....Great presentation of every dish, with Intersting combination of ingredients, topped off with an amazing dessert!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

'Top Chef' Jeremy Ford's Stubborn Seed is a phenomenal restaurant. The 8 course tasting menu is a 'must-do' as every course is a complete surprise! The first few courses were so good I was actually excited to see what they would bring next. It was the most excited I've been for a meal at a restaurant since I moved to Florida 19 years ago. Chef Jeremy lives up to his billing for unique, totally off the path creations. The flavor balance was incredible on all of our dishes and I really liked the out of box scenario's he was trying. We can't wait to go back and try another tasting menu to see if it lives up to the first!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent!! Try special menu

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great vibe, unique presentation, excellent service !
Each dish was exciting, scrumptious and surprising! Vibe is hip and casual. Mix of ages and kinds of people.
Staff well trained, attentive and knowledgeable. ( thanks Jacob!)
Competes with the best restaurants in the NYC foodie circle.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 5, 2018

My friends both had Celery Root and Lobster. Both were served timely and my guests loved their dishes. I only ordered the chicken and it didn't arrive until after my guests were served and finished both of their dishes. It was about an hour for my chicken dish, after asking twice, and then it was served barely warm. I truly think the restaurant just made an error with my dish. Everyone around me and my guests seemed to have a great experience, without issue. I did taste my food and it was full of flavor but cold. The restaurant was very apologetic and adjusted our bill and offered us dessert or to do my order over. Managers and servers were very kind. It was just too late for me to make my guests wait to do my dish over. For the price, the kitchen should be on top of their game a little more.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 4, 2018

One hour to get first food
DISORGANIZED

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

This place is outstanding. I had the short ribs and my wife had salmon. Both were tasty and well prepared. We had the bread with garbanzo. Wonderful. Based on our first visit we have two additional reservations

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Superb! Where’s the Michelin star?

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food is absolutely fantastic. Tasting menu is a must

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

nice place but very crowded, chef is great , only certain dishes daily because menu changes

Tags: People Watching
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great restaurant, fabulous chef who is really creative, if you love food this is a must.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food is amazing but portions are small and expensive...

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Jeremy Ford swings for a culinary home run with Stubborn Seed, but the service is terrible. A lot of kinks need to be worked on that should start with a complete retraining of the front of house. Either greed or total ineptitude is at play when it comes to reservation management. My reservation was for 830 and I wasn’t seated til almost 930. I did the tasting menu, which I highly recommend. Some of the standouts were the foie grad and the short rib. Unfortunately there were very long pauses of 30 minutes between a few of the course. Clearly some timing issues to work out, too. Still the food was over the top. I hope they get it together.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Horrible. I got there all the way from Brazil. All day flying and had made a dinner plan for 7:30. Got there and I was told that there was no table except for some waiting table at the entrance. I was told to wait 15-20 minutes, which I did. After about 30 minutes, I checked and I was told again 15-20 minutes. I waited another 10 minutes and asked again and yes, I was told 15-20 minutes. No one offered a menu, a drink, a snack. Nothing. Horrible service, never again. Completely disappointed with the experience. By the way, the ambiance looked tacky, the food plates, although I was starving looked very very small portions and not as attractive as they did on pictures. The place is very crowded and noise level high. And lots of people waiting to be seated with or without reservations and meandering around as there is nowhere to go.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Très bonne cuisine... mais prix trop élevés, carte trop courte, et deux de nos plats n’étaient plus disponibles.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was really good but service not so good! It was reallw noisy and very cold inside 🤭

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Bravo. Something special is happening at Stubborn Seed and it’s being driven by Chef Jeremy Ford. I’ll be back my next time in Miami.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2017

One of the best meals I've had in a long time here in Miami! excellent in every single way.

Tags: Tapas, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

One of the best meals I have had in months! Nice job!

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