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Stubborn Seed, Miami Beach, FL

Stubborn Seed

4.7
4.7
1987 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Michelin Starred 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. At the helm is 2022 James Beard Award Semi-Finalist and Bravo’s Top Chef Season 13 Winner, Chef Jeremy Ford. In 2022, Stubborn Seed was awarded one Michelin star in the highly coveted inaugural Florida guide.

A la carte and the tasting menu are available Sunday - Thursday. Only the tasting menu is available on Friday & Saturday. Dress code strictly enforced. Our tasting menu cannot accommodate gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian diets.

A cancellation fee of $50 per person may incur if not cancelled within 24 hours of the reservation. On holidays and special occasions, prix-fixe menus may be exclusively offered, and a la carte will not be available. On holidays and special occasions, cancellations fees are $100 per person.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (786) 322-5211

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jeremy Ford

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (786) 322-5811

  • Neighborhood

    South Beach

  • Cross street

    Washington​ ​&​ ​1st​ ​st

  • Parking details

    Public parking is available Washington Ave/2nd Street.

  • Public transit

    Miami Beach Free Trolley

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Chef's Tasting Menu

    $150.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Top Chef Winner Jeremy Ford takes you on a culinary journey with his exclusive tasting menu where he and his chefs take honest ingredients and elevates them to be splendidly elegant through rigid and persistent execution. The menu is $150 per person plus tax and gratuity, pre payment not required. Tables over 5 guests will be served family-style.

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What 1,987 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Miami - Dade

    American

  • Miami Beach

    Notable Wine List

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  1. MK

    MichaelK

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed at SS!
  2. AJ

    AbbyJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was exceptional without being stuffy at all. Very fun vibe.
  3. MR

    MariaR

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Please provide valet parking to your customers.
  4. D

    Deborah13

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was the best I’ve ever had in Miami. The menu is distinctive, craft cocktails are amazing, and the cost/value of this impeccably delicious food can’t be over emphasized. Bravo to the chef. At long last, Miami has a restaurant that rivals the best in Europe and Northern California.
  5. S

    Sam579

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was superb…cannot wait to dine there again soon!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some simple entrees and some not so simple yet and complex flavors. Presentation was impeccable. Tuna, chicken and wagyu
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    beautiful and amazing food.
  8. C

    Clive

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Even the most simple (sounding) selections -cheesy puffs, chicken were memorable. Cocktails were good, wine selection nice with a wide range of price levels though bottles were about 3x retail. Service was friendly and attentive. I loved the classic rock but it was a little loud making conversation challenging. Overall, this was a delicious, fun experience. We were happy with our 3 starters, 2entrees and 2 desserts for two people. Cappuccinos were lovely and served with dessert as requested.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Our food runner and the mango dessert was the things that made our night. Me and my husband are both chefs in great nominated restaurants and we got very disappointed with the food there. I don’t know if was the time (because we had the last reservation) but everything were zero surprising for good… We got the cheese bread that when mixed with the pickled cucumber made a huge difference for good. Tuna tartare, old tuna and very fishy (not good refrigerated and old piece of tuna) we couldn’t eat at all. The sauce tasted like plastic. Shrimp Gnocchi very poor but didn’t taste bad (or great/surprising) Chicken was the best plate in all of this plates we received, but it was literally 1 min extra in the heat so kinda dry. Purée a little sticky but I liked the flavor. So let’s talk about the wagyu… 105 dolars for literally 3oz OR LESS of smoked meat. Why smoke a piece of wagyu? And the vegetables and the jus… Like, it destroyed the meal…. (Ps not talking about the old looking about that - different colors of tones in the beef) Dessert was WOW and congrats to the chef that created. Very summery and delicious. I definitely wouldn’t like to come back, but maybe I will do in a few time to check if you guys made it better. Our food runner was great, I think he’s new because he looked very excited to serve us and definitely it was a plus. Ps our host was a little exaggerated when he called us to ask for us to be on time. A little kindness with the clients that spend a lot of money getting almost the whole menu would definitely make it better… I really hope you guys get better and show us (the clients) why you guys deserve the Michelin star… I was disappointed, but the dessert saved the end of the meal. Wish you good luck for the future.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Everything about it. Magical cuisine and night.
  11. NY

    NYCDOC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and great staff. Cocktails are fantastic.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Jeremy Ford never disappoints. Our fifth visit was off the charts. Service is impeccable and knowledgeable. His food is always inventive and full of flavor. It’s like eating a great painting with every color and line meticulously executed.
  13. SM

    ShannaM

    Miami

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service lived up to the hype! Amazing! The ambiance was nice, but nothing memorable. The only real downside was the lack of valet parking. After 20 minutes of searching, we finally asked another restaurant’s valet to park us. Help your customers to have the best experience possible and offer valet parking please.
  14. T

    Treatze

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. The most amazing food, incredible service and just a lovely ambiance.
  15. MA

    MANDR

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creativity and art in the presentation of each dish. I definitely would return for more. Every dish was spectacular. From beginning to end is a great tasting experience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was excellent as always. Certainly one of the best restaurants I have had a meal in.
  17. C

    Carodowntown

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We took our 16 year old daughter for her birthday. The staff was incredible to make it celebratory. We took the tasting menu for all 3. Our daughter has severe allergies and we thought it will not be possible with all her dietary restrictions. Despite being a busy night, the chef did the whole menu with adjustments to the dishes for her. That was incredibly nice and special. The food was delicious, specially the crudo. We had a great evening. Great way to turn 16!
  18. OT

    OpenTableVIP

    E. Tennessee

    140 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Modern and minimal, candles and low lighting Edison bulbs, moderate volume old rock to modern pop music, all set the scene for Chef Jeremy Ford’s tasting menu from his badass chef crew. Land and Sea selections dominate the fused French and Asian influences of the plates, artistically arranged in beautiful presentations. Eight courses and two desserts, each small enough to easily finish in less than six bites. This chef team is able to provide strictly vegetarian substitutions as well. This type of dinner at Stubborn Seed, on a full capacity evening, will be finalized and paying the tab at the least timeframe of three hours. These types of preparations and presentations take time and professional skill to complete and be appropriate to serve. An absolute must attend is the category of Stubborn Seed. Congratulations all around to Stubborn Seed employees for achieving one star Michelin dining designation.
  19. P

    Paulo

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great service done by Luis
  20. MD

    MDCNJ

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    This is a difficult review to write. While the food and service is exceptional. The experience was very disappointing. Ordering a chefs tasting menu of the caliber of Chef Ford comes with high expectations and anticipation. And you expect to get what you pay for— we did not. The cadence of the second half of the menu was slow and uneven with no explanation. Our wine ran out when I asked the waiter what was going on he said he would speak to the manager. Wine was then suggested, offered and poured clearly to be complimentary: it was not! Two glasses of fine red wine offered by the manager and appeared on the bill for $68.00. This was no error; you can read other reviews and hear the same story of the Michelin starred restaurant. Let me close by suggesting for wonderful and impressive dining experience try Joe Andreas Baazar, Thomas Keller Surf Club or Jean-Georges Vongerichten Matador Room. All will deliver memorable experiences. Chef Ford, we will not return to your restaurant.
  21. HV

    HilaryV

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were some of the very best in miami
  22. I

    Isabellederee

    Maastricht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was truly amazing! Best food I’ve had in Miami!
  23. XN

    XimeNZ

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved Stubborn!! The attention was really good, the food delicious, was a gratefully experience, definetely worth it.
  24. K

    Kmac

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We had the a la carte option, and were underwhelmed with the originality and taste of a number of the dishes. The truffled bravas were decent but not especially tasty, the foie gras was poor (watery and acidic- and it should be neither). The truffled chicken was tasty, while the swordfish we had was well cooked but not especially flavorful (corn jus excepted). In the peanut candy bar dessert the amazing banana ice cream showed up the rest of the dessert as sub par.
  25. GM

    GabrielleMyers

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Best Meal I’ve Had in My Life So Far! If you visit Miami, go to Stubborn Seed! Not only does this place have a great name, the food and service are fantastic. The Foie Gras was amazing paired with a pineapple-plantation-scotch bonnet sauce, crushed macadamia nuts, and shaved white chocolate. The best part for me is that every cook, prep cook, chef, bartender, server, farmer, rancher, fish monger, and host has their name on the menu. It takes a tribe of dedicated hands to run a good restaurant, and this place understands that on a deep level.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for a nite out with my wife. We got an early dinner reservation (6:15pm) to ensure sufficient time to eat, drink and talk. Food was amazing, and so was the service. We didn’t get any cocktails but we got an excellent bottle of wine and a five dishes as dinner. Would recommend it and will get back soon Thanks Stubborn Seed for such an amazing evening and experience… FA
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Everything was great but the food took WAY too long. Over 20 min in between courses. We were there for almost 3 hours
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Not what I was expecting, especially for the price. Not a Michelin experience at all. Drawn out, not good music. The food was mediocre. Just not worth the chefs experience.
  29. T

    Tlars

    Stuttgart

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding.....my wife and I've been to a number of 1-star Michelin restaurants all across Europe and Stubborn Seed is every bit as good. Wonderful fusion of flavors, every dish was very well appointed.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my best friend out for his 30th on a Saturday. The curated menu was delectable and we had a great time. It was excellently paced and our server Jackie was amazing. The drinks and food are presented masterfully and are unique. Would come again!
  31. D

    Disdude28

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Servers were very kind acknowledging birthday multiple times
  32. AH

    AlwaysHungry

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal ever! Perfect way to celebrate partner's 32 birthday. So memorable and delicious. Really happy we did the wine pairing with the coursed tasting menu.
  33. AA

    AndreaA

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply outstanding — delicious and perfectly flavored food, gracious and knowledgeable service, upscale fun (tho not at all stuffy) vibe. I would go back in a heartbeat!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We chose this restaurant and the Chef’s tasting for our 25th anniversary dinner. This was the first time we had eaten at a Michelin Star restaurant. The food was incredible! We have eaten food this good in our entire lives, and I’m a foodie. There were things in the courses I never would’ve ordered in a million years, but to much my surprise things like raw oysters and raw tuna were absolutely mouth watering. The service was good, but we had so many it was dizzying. The drinks from the bar were top notch and prepared very well. This night will be a night to remember for my husband and I.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greece

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Its simply my favorite place, everything is Amazing!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    I think this restaurant is a lot of hype. The presentation was beautiful, but food was average except for the oysters which were amazing.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most spectacular dining experience. Your taste buds will go on a rollercoaster of emotion. Highlights were the asparagus noodles and cacio pepe cheese puffs. Stunning location, drinks were on point. Will be thinking about this meal for a long time.
  38. MF

    MichaelF

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Top notch better than expected. Highly impresed must go
  39. CG

    CarolG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We enjoyed every moment. We chose the tasting menu option and did not regret it. The eight dishes and dessert were delectable, and paired with an amazing selection of champagnes and wines. The staff was very professional and friendly. I would highly recommend Stubborn Seed to anyone who wants to treat themselves to a very special meal.
  40. BQ

    BuffaloQueen305

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and ambience was excellent. A bit pricey but very good.

FAQs

Stubborn Seed does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Stubborn Seed is rated 4.7 stars by 1987 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Stubborn Seed

101 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Washington​ ​&​ ​1st​ ​st

  • Neighborhood

    South Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public parking is available Washington Ave/2nd Street.

  • Public transit

    Miami Beach Free Trolley

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeremy Ford

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (786) 322-5211

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (786) 322-5811

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