Stubborn Seed

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$50 and over
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American
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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Specials

Complimentary Bubbles

Guests will enjoy a complimentary round of bubbles upon arrival.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 15, 2019

Ends: November 16, 2118

Availability: Daily 6:00PM-6:45PM 9:30PM-10:00PM

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

What 871 People Are Saying
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B
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu far exceeded our expectations! Great food and great service!

ER
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first impression upon arrival was not the best. We arrived on time and we had reservations for 8:15pm. There were multiple empty tables and yet we were told by the hostess that we needed to wait an additional 15 to 20 minutes to be seated. Thank goodness for the manager who came and took over the seating assignment and we ended up being seated right away. The food is outstanding although the menu is somewhat limited. The service was good. The wines by the bottle were very reasonable but the wine list was not very extensive. Overall, a very good restaurant.

DD
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience4

The price and the quality of food are not compatible

LM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful wedding anniversary dinner. Did the tasting menu with wine pairings. Delicious! The only improvement I can recommend is a change in the music. Didn’t really match the dining atmosphere.

K
Indiana
49 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was simply amazing. Service outstanding. Could NOT be improved upon. I would go there regularly if I lived in Miami. It is absolutely a "not to miss" restaurant in South Beach.

OT
New England
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and gracious service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!! Because it’s a farm to table place it did take some time for dishes to come out but worth the wait!

d
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve had in Miami. This restaurant has to be one of the best in the city.

D
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent selections.
Inventive.
Great service.
One of the best restaurants in South Florida.

O
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent unique restaurant with very creative dishes. Overall it was very tasty, and very well cooked. So far our best culinary experience in Miami.

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing experience at Stubborn Seed with my wife for her Birthday (which happened to fall during our honeymoon). We went for the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairing and were blown away by the flavours.

TF
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic chef who makes fantastic food.

A
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A more casual course dinner but did not disappoint at all! Food was exceptional and the service was personal and felt very homey.

s
London
56 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb somewhat esoteric food. Everything was fresh and attractively presented.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals I've had in A LONG TIME! I live in Portland Oregon...pretty "foodie" town. Haven't found that place here yet. Great time, great people...you MUST GO!

TH
Dubai
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu very balanced one person allergic to shellfish excellent alternatives.The preparation and deliver of the food was exactly as described.Understanding and professional service.

B
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super awesome 5 course tasting! Each dish was well thought out and the service was very attentive.

S
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely the best food in Miami Beach! Thanks so much, especially for ordering us an Uber because the WLAN didn’t work.
Best wishes Sarah

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience1

Locale carino e personale accogliente e disponibile. Cibo non all’altezza del prezzo pagato. Locale estremamente rumoroso.

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G
London
46 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner First time not doing the tasting menu.
Wonderful crudo and beets and tomatoes. Surprisingly delicious truffles potatoes . Perfect sole. Do not skip the bread course

Thanks Parker for guiding us. Wonderful thoughtful service in each aspect of the dinner. Loved the wine suggestion.

Third time visiting. Will definitely return. Highly recommend.

RR
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Stubborn Seed for brunch and it was Great. Not at all your standard omelette and egg affair but totally inventive combinations like roasted mushrooms with a crispy whole egg. Be sure to try the newly introduced blood orange donuts...wow! They ooze a delicious orange-flavored filling that is to die for. Everything was excellent. Not inexpensive but worth it for the uniqueness.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stubborn Seed is absolutely fabulous. The food is sublime and a standout among the other fine restaurants on South Beach. Wow!

C
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate here for Xmas eve. Wonderful dishes beautifully prepared. Highly recommend.

g
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Many “exceptional” reviews have been written about Jeremy Ford’s aptly experimental cuisine in the SoFi District, so we went there on a cool Winter evening. At best, the food explored many interesting textures and combination of flavors from this young Top Chef winner but, more often than not, the product of his exploration seemed rough around the edges, needing refinement and editing. His flavor profile leaned towards freshness often to the point of astringency — focusing mostly on citrus and other acid notes on the dishes. In fried potatoes with truffles and cheese, for example, he has you squeeze lemon to create balance. Dishes also have a pleasing textural quality going from soft and creamy to crunchy in the same dish (fresh turnips blended well with the wagyu ribeye slices). But for what he gives in food flavors, he takes away in service and comfort in dining. The noise level was close to airport runway decibels and the service was... well, there was no service at all. Unknowingly or as a joke, he has you sit in wooden benches that seemed more reminiscent of old Catholic schools or subway stations than modern day comfort. Overall, the food was interesting but forget everything you’ve understood as fine dining and good service — those were left on the doorstep.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of the best meals we’ve had in recent memory
excellent service and great ambience

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wahoo was out of this world. Caviar was outstanding.

J
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We were seated outside. If I had known when I made the reservation that there no lighting outside other than streetlights, I would not have made the reservation. It’s far too dark, and staff know because I told them. Management apparently does not purchase any lights. The only way in saw my food was by my phones light. Which is a shame because the food was beautiful and delicious.

B
Toronto
90 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible meal- standout dishes were the wahoo, beet salad, smoked fish on toast, and wagyu ribeye. Lovely service and atmosphere. Thanks for a great night!

CR
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. I was dining with Chef Dewey Losasso. Thanks to the entire team for a wonderful experience. All of you have a lot to be proud of. Best meal in Miami.

DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, as always, was excellent - balanced and delicious. The service is outstanding. Its pricey but worth every penny.

AT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose the chef's tasting menu, and it was the best meal of our lives!

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice service. Food good too.

DJ
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Tasting menu was wonderful. Great service with a friendly neighborhood feel.
We will be back.

LW
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible! Atmosphere and service were great too. Highly recommend. The best chicken dish I have ever had.

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always get the tasting menu with the wine pairing. It’s phenomenal.

NG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A serious restaurant with good service and impressive food. Latte was disappointing with a bitter and sour taste — something was off. Perhaps it was because I ordered decaf, but still no where near the level of espressos in Spain, Portugal or Italy. Buttermilk pancakes were delicately seasoned and delicious. Mushrooms and egg combination, elegant and refined, although I think if the mushrooms had been sautéed a little more they would have been even tastier. Very pleasant to sit on the outside terrace on a sunny Sunday morning.

m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, four nights in Miami means coming for dinner twice! Never disappointed! Food, drinks, service and atmosphere... everything is great! Thank you!

DD
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience5

We did the chef’s tasting menu. The food is great but they half to either I double the amount of food or cut the price in half. The cost of the tasting menu is absolutely not worth it.

J
E. Tennessee
20 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was fabulous and definitely a highlight. The tasting is quite pricey, but for a special occasion definitely worth it. By the 7th course I was completely stuffed. I wish there were an option for a five course (maybe there was?) Service was good but definitely not over attentive. Not stuffy in a good way. Very fun for a date... would come back to blow some cash :) The food is incredible!