Stubborn Seed

4.7
1143 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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vipRodolfoP
St. Louis
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We ordered their eight course menu. Food was very good. It took two hours and 30 minutes. Too long. They chef apologized for the significant delay and slow service. Vladimir, server, was very good, however, he could have warned us of this situation.

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vipBarbara
Miami
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Four nights in Miami Beach and this was clearly the best food we had here. Portions, although small, were prepared with the most flavor and best product in all the restaurants we ate in. Best oysters I've ever eaten.
If we had any problems it would have been in serve time. 3 hours for dinner for two is a bit much! Good thing it was a beautiful night but because service time was sooooo long we might have missed out on 2 wonderful desserts.

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SabrinaO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and amazing service! Definitely coming back soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience3

We made a reservation at 8:30 however the restaurant did not seat us until 9:30 nearly an hour after our booking. Given the restaurant at charges $50/per person for no shows it’s particularly hypocritical to not honor reservations in a punctual manner.

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CrystalB
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience1

Food is amazing. Melt in your mouth delicious. Be prepared to pay for it.
Ambience is not ideal. Could be any restaurant in any city. No dress code so you have people in work out gear sitting next to you while you spend hundreds of dollars on dinner. Very loud. Couldn't hear waiter. Too busy to accommodate guests. Waited 45 minutes for a drink. Waiter barely noticed. Best food in Miami but worst venue/service of entire trip.

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CarlG
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food . Very flavorful and well prepared

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Went on a Friday night... Restaurant was very busy and VERY loud - to the point where I couldn’t even hear myself talk. Service was prompt but they ran out of the signature cocktails by 10pm. Ordered the Wagyu and the fish of the day. Fish was impeccable. Wagyu wasn’t worth it. Overall experience was underwhelming. I’d skip this place as there are better restaurants in South Beach.

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vipMickigi
Miami
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let me tell u that every item is so exquisitely and specifically chosen the mouth watering dishes are a burst of flavor in your mout w every bite ... one of my favorite restaurant by far.

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Anna
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager, I believe his name was Jacob really needs to work on how to talk to customers, not calling customers liars. Extremely rude. Everything else was absolutely amazing

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viphistandards
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

probably the best and most creative restaurant in Miami Beach. Certainly one of the tops in the entire area.

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vipAndyW
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great view of the kitchen. Food was very good but portions smaller than expected. Service was excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative menu with excellent service. Not too stuffy, Stubborn Seed is a hidden gem!

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vipdano
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Poor. Not inviting. Hostess and waiter not helpful nor pleasant. I asked for recommendations the waiter said . Well we have chicken and fish ... no recs at all. They were Out of several items on the already very limited menu choices.

One plus. The manager ultimately came out and apologize but by then it was too late. We love Miami Beach and we are always looking for a unique experience. This was not one of them.

Maybe they deserve another try, however I doubt that we will go back. Too many other choices.

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vipJohnO
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, the food is wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Stubborn Seed was superb. The tasting menu was perfection, the drinks were great and the atmosphere is spot on. The service was attentive but not overwhelming. I’d highly recommend it for a special and different night out in Miami.

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Foodie101
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, well balanced, fresh ingredients. I will recommend it to everybody who enjoys good food

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MarionMS
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service sometimes was long but the food was excellent and the bartender made us great customized drinks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Coffee too strong, some dishes are too spicy. Cocktails are fabulous

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vipClaudineC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service Fun atmosphere Amazingly delicious food

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vipRichardS
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Stubborn Seed holds fast to a palate pleasing ethos: Take the freshest, simplest ingredients and elevate them to sumptuous simplicity. Oysters splashed with a familiar yet innovative mignonette. And, in my humble opinion, the best tasting pasta and caviar this side of the Mason-Dixon Line. In their version house-made pasta is infused with mustard and dressed to the nines in Osetra caviar and shaved black truffle. And lest I forget, one of my favorite dishes coming out of the SS kitchen is the roasted chicken: Simple. Expertly prepared with the obligatory crispy skin enveloping the juiciest breast meat.

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PatriciaF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Great food but terrible service. Items that we ordered never came, and after we finished our entrees our server didn’t return for over an hour. We wanted dessert, but clearly that wasn’t happening, so I we finally gave up and asked the woman pouring water to bring the check.

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VanessaE
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience at Stubborn Seed. We sat safely distant at the bar and our server, Stephen, was so attentive and friendly. He made great recommendations and we had a wonderful time. Would definitely go again.

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vipnaomit
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in Miami!

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rcpk
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great way to end our South Beach trip! Food was creative & flavorful, drinks were inventive & delicious, staff (Steven & Andy) was accommodating and went above & beyond. I can’t say enough great things about this place! We can’t wait to go back and we have already been telling everyone about this gem!

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and they had a fun atmosphere, had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a phenomenal meal and experience at Stubborn Seed. Every bite was delicious and the cocktails were so great! Our server, Parker, was amazing and his recommendations on wine paired perfectly with our food choices. These were some of the best bites we’ve had since we arrived in Miami. The balance of flavor profiles and textures were perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing dining experience. I had a wonderfully romantic evening.

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vipGino
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience

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vipCheckmate
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was absolutely incredible. The space itself wasn’t what we were expecting, outdoor tables right on the busy sidewalk and insider had more of a bar feel. But the food was the highest foodie quality.

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LarryF
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Stubborn Seed's 8 course tasting menu ranks up with the best. Portions are small and may leave you hungry later in the evening. Service was very good.

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karisag
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Eh. Don't recommend the tasting menu. Was ok at best. Service was nice but because of reviews, I guess we expected more. The maître d told us he was "tired" upon arrival. Weird, as they just opened. There are probably better places for less money. Won't return.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond amazing!!!!

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vipMrRichNYC
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful food. Creative and delicious.

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vipSallyC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was excellent...had the tasting menu & every course was on point. The service left something to be desired. We had a 6pm reservation...arrived at 5:40 & was told by the manager to "wait outside we do not open until 6". Made us go back outside & locked the door behind us. There was a police issue going on right in front of the restaurant with 2 people fighting...you would think they wouldnt want their customers exposed to that, but no, they didn't unlock the door & let us in until exactly 6pm. No apologies...several customers were waiting as we were outside on the sidewalk. Our server was pleasant but not terribly knowledgeable. The manager NEVER came over to ask us if everything was ok...too busy at the bar on his cell phone or yucking it up with servers. Ambiance was dark with very loud music. Not much social distancing between tables. If you want to be a fine dining restaurant, you need to up your service game.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best dining experience my fiancé and I have ever had. The ambiance was great, food was phenomenal, and service was excellent. We had the chef’s tasting menu with wine pairings. Absolutely worth every penny! Every course was flavorful and unique. Our waiter was personable, attentive, and knowledgeable about every course and wine that was served. We can’t wait to come back!

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vipDC1timer
Miami
48 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great meal with just as good service! Be prepared to hunt for parking since there’s no valet and plan at lest 20 minutes to hunt.

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vipKimmy1
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great Chef's Tasting Menu with Premium wine pairing. Everything was delicious and the service was exceptional. Stephen was great at explaining each course to us with an explanation of the wines too. We will certainly be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! Best food in Miami so far!! Deserves a Michelin star.

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MeganH
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stubborn Seeds exceeds all expectations everytime! My second time coming and my moms first time coming! Our server, Luis (I dont know how its spelled) took extra care of us and was so friendly!

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RichardB
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu is amazing. This is our favorite restaurant in Miami

FAQs

Stubborn Seed does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Stubborn Seed is rated 4.7 stars by 1143 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.