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

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

No better way to ring in the New Year than dining with a pre-set menu curated by Jeremy Ford and the Stubborn Seed team for $295.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 825 People Are Saying
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MG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner we've ever had. Coming from NYC we do a lot of good restaurants.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Don’t expect to order any of the dishes that they post on their website. Majority are not available on their many, fancy cocktails as well . Food was not tasty and many of the delicate ingredients were poorly paired with very strong sauces. Duck breast was served overcooked and our server was trying to convince us that medium is the best for this dish.... desert - fancy chocolate cake that we were expecting came as a 3 layered cake that anyone can buy in Whole Foods. We simply left it untouched on the plate.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience3

The food was phenomenal, but the service was not great.

OT
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Completely fabulous presentation and service. Each dish is memorable and surprising

CA
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Noisy.
Lazy service
Not outstanding food as expected

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Food too salty, price- quality exaggerated, cleanliness has to be verified ( especially toilets and floor/tables)

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and creative presentations. We had the five course tasting menu with wine pairings which were well selected and the portions were very generous. Bit noisy, but we expected this. Courses are delivered very swiftly except for a small break before dessert.

GU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

You must do the "surprise" 5-course tasting with the wine pairing. The food was inventive and delicious. I cannot wait to get back to South Beach for Stubborn Seed and not the sand!

AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is outstanding. Every dish we had was so full of flavor and interesting combinations, it felt like a michelin star restaurant. Although some of the main dishes were quite heavy, this dining experience was a treat, and the service was unexpectedly outstanding for south beach. Kudos.

p
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good price, good atmosphere and good service.

p
London
31 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sensational, imaginative food served by knowledgeable and friendly staff. Cocktails are equally impressive, make sure you try this place if you’re visiting

OT
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the minute we walked in the door we were treated like royalty. Our waiter was exceptional. We ordered the 5 course chefs choice with the wine pairing. It was unbelievably good - everything!!

JT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Selective menu items were superb but the remainder were weak
1. Oysters uninspired
2. Duck overcooked and served late in my case
Prices are undeservedly high

MF
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve ever had! My husband is a chef and he couldn’t stop raving about how well each dish was thought out and executed. Definitely going back if we’re ever in Miami again.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner date.

SR
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant If you a foodie -

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Highly recommend for anyone who is looking for a good overall experience.

VS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing but the portions are too generous on the tasting menu. A little bit less food would be better to apreciate well all the 8 courses.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu is a must do! Experience was 10/10 from start to finish. Definitely one of the best restaurants in Miami.
Also really enjoyed how you can see into the kitchen.

b
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best food in town have been there several times always outstanding!

CG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb... very deserving of being in the top 5 list in Miami.

BF
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

I would definitely recommend this place for the food.
However, the acoustic was absolutely horrible. People would scream instead of speaking normally which would create chaos. We couldn't hear each other or the waitress that would explain each of our dishes...
My recommendation: use tablecloths and/or fabric wallpaper which would reduce that burden for a better culinary experience.

PF
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time, we chose the 5 course tasting menu, each course was explained by our server Steven who did an exceptional job ensuring we had a great time

r
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delicious

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A
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was great!! Unfortunately the service wasn’t at the same caliber as the food. The four of us went with the with the chefs tasting menu and also selected the wine pairings. Wine was coming out after the food. We had to ask what kind of wine it was. At one point we had food down and had to wait for them to go find the wine. Another time we had everything served and they told us about the plate and to enjoy and we had no forks or knives on the table. This was a slow Sunday night. With the four cocktails we had before dinner and gratuity our bill was $1000 dollars. At this price point the wine paring should be explained and it should come at the correct time. Also silverware would be nice. I did it expect Michelin star service but for $1000 bill I do expect better.
My foot friends from San Francisco weren’t impressed and was a big disappointment.
Guess we should have saved money and just went during miami spice for the food. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service

JW
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative, at-times edgy, use of flavors that if a gourmet restaurant were in the mountains next to a big, fresh stream and used the surrounding ingredients, this would be it.

OT
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My girlfriend and I went on a double date with some friends of ours for the Miami Spice Brunch. From the first course, our favorite was definitely the biscuit with onion jam, it was absolutely delicious. The cornbread was quite bland, the ricotta had a almost cake-y texture which felt off and the salad didn’t have a good development of flavors, the whole thing was dressed up beautifully but tasted bland throughout. The cauliflower entree was very salty, some of us liked that but others didn’t. The green purée at the bottom specifically was very salty which turned a few of us off. The pancakes were good but very small and unsatisfying. Both entrees were very small portions. The cookie brought for dessert was the best thing served all day! Warm, gooey and absolutely delicious. The doughnut option was much less sweet, the doughnut itself essentially had no flavor and the lemon merengue on top was also more tart than sweet. Overall the food an environment were ok but we don’t plan on coming back for brunch any time soon.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Small portions. Flavorless food

J
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Thru Open Table i informed was my husband birthday but, whe we arrived to the restaurant no host was waiting upfront. No one said Happy Birthday. The barman came to ask me for the reservation and then he accommodate us. That’s it. For an expensive restaurant poor levels of service

CJ
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Service was great. Recommend.

LE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Vacation dinner

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SD
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food, amaizing place!

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Great flavors. One of the best meals off all time.

KW
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic. I don't eat raw fish as a rule but the wahoo (done ceviche style) was amazing. The service could not have been more attentive. The portion sizes are a bit on the small side, however. We all tried different items on the Miami Spice menu and all of them were excellent. We'll be back for the regular menu.

P
Miami
63 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our favorite this Miami Spice season out of about 15 restaurants. Amazing!

w
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyable meal, lovely appetizers. A bit pricey and cold dining room decor, but really top notch food and waitstaff

G
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I could not recommend this restaurant highly enough. The food was utterly fantastic. We got the 8 course tasting menu. Every bite I took was terrific. Nice variety of food. Great pacing. Wonderful service. Our waiter was knowledgeable and welcoming. The atmosphere was great!

A
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a local and this is the second time I have been to Stubborn Seed. It is outstanding. The food and service are excellent. We did brunch for Miami Spice. Try it out!

L
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Stubborn Seed twice and both experiences have been outstanding! The food is espectacular and the service is A+.