Stubborn Seed

4.7
1044 Reviews
$50 and over
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.

SAFETY MEASURES:
- Prior to opening our restaurant went through professional deep cleaning and was treated with disinfectants and sanitation sprays
- The dining room has been reconfigured to keep tables 6ft. apart
- Team members are using masks & gloves at all times
- All table tops, menus, surfaces, plates, glassware, & utensils are disinfected and sanitized after each use
- Team members are adhering to strict hand washing standards
- Several sanitation stations are available for guests to access hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and paper towels
- Team members temperatures are being taken prior to

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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KevinO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Let me premise by saying that parking in this area is a disaster. With no valet, parking garages or lots available It took us close to 30mins to find a parking spot which was very frustrating. If you’re local this might not be a surprise but since we were visiting we had no idea. Valet would’ve been a nice touch and I happily would’ve paid for it. Moving onto the restaurant we were greeted nicely but sat squeezed in between 2 other parties and pandemic aside it was very close as my wife and I couldn’t hear each other from across the table without raising our voices. I asked if we could be moved and we were accommodated without complaint which was nice. However I don’t think people should ever be expected to sit so close to other parties like this when they want to enjoy a nice dinner. It seemed to me like they try to squeeze as many people in as possible and I think it would be better if they kept it more exclusive so people have room to breathe and be able to enjoy their experience. Once we were moved everything took a turn for the better. The menu was small but diverse and I everything was well executed. We started with the jalapeño & cheddar biscuits which were delicious, followed by the ricotta & mushroom dish which was also great although it could’ve used more greens. For the main course I had the local fish(grouper) which was cooked perfectly and my wife had the chicken which I tasted and was very good. The portions are a decent size for this kind of place so we were pretty full so we shared the caramelized pear with French toast which was just perfect. All together our stay was about 1:45mins and the staff was very nice and professional. It was a little bit loud due to the music and just the small space but definitely an inspired chef with friends staff which at the end of the day is the most important.

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vipfoodie757283837
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Overall the food was really good. Service was great but the kitchen was super slow- it took an hour and a half to get all of our three appetizers out. They did compensate with free dessert and free wine. We loved the truffle caviar pasta but the fish was overcooked and dry. Dessert was great. Cocktails were also really good (get the Sunburnt Pam). Maybe they had an off night- I would definitely go back and give it another shot- you can tell it's quality food and service was great.

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JoshuaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food, but the portions were very miniscule.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This experience hits our top 5 dining of all time. We booked again for the week we were here just to get try the chefs tasting menu. Every dish came out to perfection. We highly recommend this for your next dinner out.

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vipslowcarr
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Expensive & small portions, but nuanced & complex flavors, balanced so well. Delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Stubborn Seed
Has some of the best food in South Florida
The service front of the house and environment sadly don’t live up an easy $150-200 per person.

The Worst part of Stubborn is the noise level — even with a few people the concrete floor uninsulated ceilings and plain wood tables — make the noise level above conversational — worse they play loud music over a poorly distributed speaker system making yelling the only way to be heard or anyone over the age of 30 to ask for constant repetition for their dining companions just said.

Worse the staff / manager dont seem to care too much
Blaming it on the chef and that they will get in trouble of the chef comes out ... This sounds absolutely crazy.

Pre Covid you couldn’t get a reservation for months now i habe dined at least 5-6x and the place is never fully booked. stubborn is not a scene restaurant — the longest surviving retaurants depend on repeat local business.::. How do these prices with an environment one cannot hear
And that’s inappropriate to the restaurant and food.
Service that fluctuates between outstanding to dreadfully dismissive to rude doesn’t sound like a long life to me. It’s a shame because the food is really spectacular — maybe Chef should come out and speak to customers rather than have his staff fearful if they turn the music down to low for his tastes

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful chef’s tasting and fabulous service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional. The teste it’s really out of this world.

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vipYuliya
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, delicious food

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SharonQ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about it. We did the chef tasting menu and opted for the wine pairing as well. It was pricey - but oh em gee! Delicious. Every bite was unbelievable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was superb, all plates were presented well, flavors unique! Recommend if you are in south beach to give it a try...won’t be disappointed.

JM
vipJayM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

One of Miami's best restaurants and a new favorite

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viplajung
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best meal I’ve had in a very long time. The fine dining in a rock-n-roll atmosphere was unique and wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Prepared so nicely. Packed in a flavor punch of taste. Waiter was phenomenal!

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vipJeffK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every item we ordered was spectacular!

The flavors found here, even in the salad are such high level. The server we had knows the menu extremely well- not just knowing the items on the menu but the precise preparations and what makes them special.

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vipSHolden
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The tomato and kumquat salad under "fois gras snow" is the most delicious thing I ate this year. Rest of menu is excellent too. Outdoor seating is on the sidewalk but not bad. Inside is industrial chic but LOUD.

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vipCindyR
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite meals in South Beach during our vacation! Highly recommend!

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vipMichelleP
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent presentation and service. The food is Michelin star worthy. Every single bite was phenomenal and the combinations were unusual, popped with flavor and unique. We ordered five different dishes and all were exceptional. We asked our waiter what to order and he selected all our dishes. Ask the waiter ...they know! We will go back again and again. The vibe is upscale, NYC neighborhood and vibrant! Hi

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The craft cocktails were amazing
Make sure to order from Vladimir. The food was off the charts.
Highly recommend !!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was delicious and we enjoyed every course. However, when we first arrived the dishes flew out of the kitchen and we thought we’d be done within an hour and a half. Then the dessert course took over an hour to come out. It was also a tad strange that they ran out of the ingredients for 3 different drinks our table tried to order. It was NYE so maybe they were overwhelmed, but the wait definitely detracted from the whole experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing great flavors and perfectly executed

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was abysmal. It is a shame this restaurant can remain open during the pandemic while so many others across the nation are forced to close. We got the tasting menu only after being ignored by the staff for nearly an hour and having to stand up 4x to ask for water/menus/etc. The meal then took over 4 hours we decided to cancel the rest of our food and cut our losses. The food was also served cold and multiple dishes were put out without utensils to eat. We then had to ask for those multiple times as well. All of this and they discounted the bill only 10%. It was truly an unacceptable dining experience for a restaurant of any quality - let alone one that is supposed to be fine dining.

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DinaB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Fod was amazing and had great service

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KentonK
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience. The oysters and snapper tartare were fantastic. We would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for an upscale dining experience

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vipJames
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Big hype. Tasting menu was good. Had to send back the beef selection because it was all fat. Uneven pace. Nice servers. Loud. No social distancing.

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AmandaA
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 8-course tasting menu was wonderful, with very creative yet simple dishes. Our favorite was the Oahu ceviche with lime and carrot juice. Also the gingerbread French toast with biscuit flavored ice cream and roasted pear— so yummy! It’s a bit pricey (we added the elevated wine pairing, and the total was over $600 for two people with the gratuity)— but for a special occasion it’s perfect. Highly recommend!

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charlotte
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious food and wine pairing! We got the tasting menu and had a lot of fun. Everything was delicious. There is room for improvement would reside in waiters getting better knowledge of the wines (our waiter never knew what he was serving us) and the dessert was quite ordinary. Apart from that the meat, fish, tuna tartare and mushroom dishes were top notch, and the atmosphere and the room super nice. strongly recommend trying this for a special night out!

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Matt
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, drinks and atmosphere. We absolutely loved Stubborn Seed!

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travelbyfood
Detroit
34 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always been a fan of Jeremy Ford (from his time on Too Chef)-I knew the food was going to be good but everything far exceeded my expectations. Fine dining and superb hospitality in a very relaxed and fun/comfortable setting (including a big window looking into the kitchen). Taking familiar dishes and putting new flavor profiles on them. Every dish was delicious and harmonious. I wanted seconds of you everything...great wine pairings to go with it (and generous pours I might add). The dinner ate very light and clean. Loved everything about my experience there (did the tasting menu, took 3 hrs so don’t expect to be in and out quickly but that’s not the point of a dinner like this one. It’s about having an experience!)

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RobertF
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

16th wedding anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally the best experience ever. Service is impeccable. My husband and I love Michelin Star restaurants but Miami had none. Boy does this one deserve one! The chef is amazing and a pretty kind guy. It’s rare you can see the kitchen and people cooking but seeing the head chef cook is even more rare. If you’re visiting Miami this is a must try spot. Worth the expense. Do the tasting menu with the wine pairing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I tried chef’s surprise 8 course dinner, I would recommend this restaurant to enjoy interesting combinations, definitely deserve a star. Great job

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MegiR
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cohesive team work & communication made for the best service & experience I have ever had in an establishment. Food was fantastic deserves Michelin star

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I wish the hostess spaced people out more. Service could use some work.

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Jerad
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The only minor improvement would be if the waiter gave better explanations of each dish's portion size. Highly recommend the crispy pork with grits.

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vipmaximed
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice as usual!! Food, service, atmosphere... 10/10.
And excellent rum old fashioned!
Can’t wait to come back!
THANK YOU.

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Miami
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Was expecting more for the money. The dish that stood out to us was the RICOTTA GNUDI, quite delicious. The dessert; MILK CHOCOLATE CHILE CREMEUX was amazing. We had the tasting menu plus a few additional dishes. However, everything else failed to impress or was really all that memorable. Overall, we walked away full, just not blown away. We have eaten at much cheaper restaurants and been more impressed with the food. Would love to come back and enjoy dessert and a few drinks in the future but I’ll forego the expensive and unimpressive mains.

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vipDatenight
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

HIDDEN GEM!!!!
A must when in South Beach!!

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Jered
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks! A cool spot in the South of Fifth area of Miami Beach..my favorite area. Highly recommend!

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CristinaG
Key West
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing dining experience

FAQs

Stubborn Seed does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Stubborn Seed is rated 4.7 stars by 1044 OpenTable diners.

Stubborn Seed does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://grovebaygroup.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php?action=store.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.