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 930 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience. Amazing food and wine pairings. Thanks to the whole team.

JO
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived at 9,30 and although
In the web site it”s clearly explained that the 8 courses menu was available
till 10,30 they told us that it was to late. We left the restaurant .

DW
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried stubborn seed for our anniversary dinner. Opted for 8 course tasting menu (wanted to try Chef Jeremys surprise dishes) with wine pairings. Everything was delicious. Carrot soup with accompaniments and celery heart stand out as extra special. Too much food for me but my portions easily finished by my husband. Wine pairing was excellent. Dessert delectable! Will be back.

HL
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered 5 Course Chef Surprise menu. Very delicious dishes with creative flavor profiles. Each course was beautifully plated and carefully described by the wait staff. Chef Ford came out from the kitchen to meet and spend time talking to us. He was very warm and gracious, even offering recommendations on restaurants for the remainder of our trip. Truly a neighborhood gem!

S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

We were at Stubborn Seed a year ago and looked forward to returning on our visit to Miami this year, as it had been an outstanding experience. Our disappointment started when we we were seated next to the kitchen door and a service station. When we asked if we could move, we were told by a waiter with major attitude that we could sit at a high top near the front door or stay where we were. We stayed, only to have a couple seated next to us at a better table for four. We were then told that our two main dishes--fish and beef--would not arrive at the same time. While eating dessert, this same waiter brought us our check before we asked for it. The prices are very high for this type of careless, inconsiderate, rude service. And while the food is very good, the overall experience was just awful. There are much better choices in Miami.

TH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sous Vide Chicken!
The Corn Pavlova!
Love these...

Everything else done excellently as well.

p
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had the 8 course tasting menu. Food overall tasted excellent with some stand out dishes, particularly the raw protein and vegetable forward preparations. Some of the portions were really too large for a tasting menu so it seemed like they were just pulled from the a la carte menu rather than being especially designed for a tasting. There were some service issues with too long a wait between courses in some cases (almost 40 minutes in one case). Attention to detail of the pacing is imperative for a successful tasting menu, not too short and not too long. Can be just a few minutes for a few bite course but shouldn’t go much beyond 20-25 minutes even for larger courses. Ambiance is quite casual and it got very loud at times though it was always possible to hold a conversation.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food!

AS
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was inventive, beautifully presented, exceptionally tasty, and overall outstanding! We also had top-notch service, mostly provided by Steve. The table was nicely dressed (small spring of baby’s breath on the napkins was a sweet touch). It definitely was a memorable meal and our group of six tried most everything on the menu that evening (rivaled our experiences at Girl and the Goat in Chicago and Nonesuch in Oklahoma City). Our particular favorites included the chicken liver butter and the tuna dish. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to foodies and want to return.

KB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the 5-course tasting menu with pairings: fantastic from start to finish. A great way to end our trip to Miami.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience with delicious food and knowledgeable and friendly service.

n
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flavors and beautiful plates

w
Montreal
277 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Oysters, beef cheeks and good wine. What else do you need!!

EB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just delightful! We did the five course tasting menu. The food was great - flavorful and innovative. It is an expensive meal but worth every penny!

JS
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef tasting was great, larger portions than expected and great variety.

g
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was amazing and delicious and make sure to order the corn pavlova

NW
Houston
73 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had brunch here--the food was delicious and creative. Stubborn Seed specializes in unique flavor combinations and healthy options. We had the roasted mushrooms (with poached eggs) and the cauliflower dish which we customized for scrambled eggs instead of poached eggs. Both were very good--the scrambled eggs were outstanding and the toasted cauliflower was beautifully spiced and roasted. Mimosas are superb and prepared with fresh OJ. Blood orange donut was our "dessert" and quite good if a bit messy.
Atmosphere is hip and the location south of 5th in South Beach is in a fun neighborhood to explore. Definitely worth the visit but be sure to discuss your order with the server.

MA
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was exceptional. Well balanced and refined. Loved the brunch, the service and the clean simple decor.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding brunch with interesting superbly prepared dishes and excellent cocktails. Service was great - highly recommended!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, we ate at the bar, could not have been better from the choice of wine to the recommendations for food, we look forward to going back.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised at the amazing presentation, quality, taste and creativity in the food. This restaurant is probably the best of Miami Beach if not South Florida. We had a 6 pm reservation and finished at 9:30. Never rushed or pushed out. We had the 8-course tasting menu and the restaurant accommodated dietary restrictions. This was a fantastic experience and we would definitely return!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The service and food were great! They sat us outside, not so nice but the the whole experience was pretty good. The parking was a mess, so take Uber! The place was packed! Thanks!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service at Stubborn Seed were outstanding as always. And my cocktail? EXCEPTIONAL. However, we were a little surprised that we had to sacrifice our reserved table for two women who sat drinking the bottoms of their glasses for *an hour and a half* after they had paid their check. We felt that management could have asked them to rightfully give up their table and take their conversation to the bar. Thankfully after waiting thirty minutes past our reservation time, we were offered an alternate table. Overall an excellent experience with delicious food!

L
St. Louis
39 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved sharing plates. Unique, delicious. Dessert, too!

MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Our waiter, Parker, was super attentive and accommodating. He even brought out a new dish when someone in our party did not like one of the courses in the tasting review. Very thoughtful!

SF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal! Every morsel is a culinary sensation!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Unfortunately the menu was limited for us, but we had the 5 course tasting menu and it was fantastic.

JC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is creative and amazing! Service was wonderful too! Ask for Stephen!

s
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had the 8 course testing menu. The food was excellent - there were a lot of combinations that I didn't think I would like but I really enjoyed (eg, celery root and flash fried maitake mushrooms). Each dish had an exceptional textural element that really elevated the dish. They also had the best dessert I have ever eaten - ever. The service was very kind but was a little sloppy at times. The server seemed to had made a mix up between the 5 and 8 course tasting menu and had given us a different wine pairing and the food order had been mixed up a little. We also had a bit of a delay between the courses (which were coming out quick) and the service for wine pours (which was coming out slow). The server was very kind though and he apologized for the errors - and we will surely return again.

JE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Epic. I’ve never really spent this much on a meal so I was skeptical. But every dish was incredible and so was the service. Really, really incredible. Can’t wait to come back!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The chef is fantastic. The service was decent.

s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best meal we have had so far in South Beach. Not super lively but outstanding food.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Wouldn’t recommend. Waited forever and got a $600 bill

HJ
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings. Without a doubt, one of the best dinners ever. The dishes here are all superbly designed, excellently crafted, and amazingly delicious. I' m not a fan of the atmosphere - way too noisy. Almost impossible to carry on a normal conversation. But the food and service makes it all worth the many $$$ we spent here. Highly recommended.

OT
Berlin
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience3

All in all a disappointment. I am really sorry to say that but there were several points that just didn’t match.
First of, there was a rule that if one person chooses the 8 course menu the whole party has to order the same thing.
Totally new to me but maybe common in the us as I don’t live here.
The Food is Not Bad at all but definitely totally overpriced.
You pay 160$ for eight courses of which two were basically salads and three desserts. As the service was talking about Family Style and shareable and what not i actually was thrilled to see what they got but most of the courses were not even comfortably shareable.
I am really sorry but that experience was not what Iowa’s hoping for.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

I can’t get over the portion sizes served for the prices with the topper being the stone crab claw.

KL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time. Both kitchen and service were excellent. Will be back again very soon.

Stubborn Seed
Responded on February 7, 2020

Hello Karen, I’m so glad to hear that you had a great experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review. I look forward to having you dine with us again soon. Best, Angelique Bracelis Restaurant Manager Stubborn Seed

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. We ate outside because weather was nice and music was louder than we wanted inside. Food was perfect and delicious. One of the best steaks we’ve ever had... Will def be going again

h
London
21 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really terrific and inventive food. One of the best restaurants in the entire Miami area.

AA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!