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Stubborn Seed, Miami Beach, FL

Stubborn Seed

4.7
4.7
1897 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Michelin Starred 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. At the helm is 2022 James Beard Award Semi-Finalist and Bravo’s Top Chef Season 13 Winner, Chef Jeremy Ford. In 2022, Stubborn Seed was awarded one Michelin star in the highly coveted inaugural Florida guide.

A la carte and the tasting menu are available Sunday - Thursday. Only the tasting menu is available on Friday & Saturday. Dress code strictly enforced. Our tasting menu cannot accommodate gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian diets.

A cancellation fee of $50 per person may incur if not cancelled within 24 hours of the reservation. On holidays and special occasions, prix-fixe menus may be exclusively offered, and a la carte will not be available. On holidays and special occasions, cancellations fees are $100 per person.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.

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Delivery

  • Logo image for Postmates

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (786) 322-5211

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jeremy Ford

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (786) 322-5811

  • Neighborhood

    South Beach

  • Cross street

    Washington​ ​&​ ​1st​ ​st

  • Parking details

    Public parking is available Washington Ave/2nd Street.

  • Public transit

    Miami Beach Free Trolley

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Chef's Tasting Menu

    $150.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Top Chef Winner Jeremy Ford takes you on a culinary journey with his exclusive tasting menu where he and his chefs take honest ingredients and elevates them to be splendidly elegant through rigid and persistent execution. The menu is $150 per person plus tax and gratuity, pre payment not required. Tables over 5 guests will be served family-style.

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What 1,897 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Miami - Dade

    American

  • Miami Beach

    Best Food

  • Miami Beach

    Fit for Foodies

  • Miami Beach

    Notable Wine List

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  1. CH

    CHSpaints

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chefs tasting. Creative & great service.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Adore this place. The food was incredible, the environment was fun and not stuffy. We did the chef’s tasting, and it was an experience to remember. Don’t walk, RUN!
  3. e

    eatersf

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional on all levels. We got the tasting menu and wine pairing, and they did a vegetarian version for 1. Truly fantastic experience all around. Shout out to Daniel for presenting the dishes with such passion.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place rocks !!!! Hospitality and local ingredients that exceed expectations. Well done !!!
  5. EO

    EatOutAllTheTime

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular restaurant! Each course was another amazing taste experience. The service was impeccable.
  6. RM

    RobertoM

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Expensive, noisy but....the food was outstanding. Will repeat Do not have valet parking !!!! Why ? The area is crowded
  7. LP

    LarryP

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and the wine pairings were spot on with complementing the food.
  8. NA

    NicoleA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service, and experience. Everything was beautiful and delicious. All their recent recognitions and stars are very much deserved. Thank you for a lovely evening and outstanding food!
  9. EF

    EllenF

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was so excited to eat at a Michelin Star restaurant and in Miami! The 8 course dinner was just enough and the foie gras and lamb was the best foie gras I've ever had. Every course was intricate and looked beautiful. So many textures and flavors together made the night a memorable experience. The cost was low to me, but it was so worthwhile. I am not a wine fan, so I had non alcoholic drinks and they were gorgeous and delicious. Don't miss this!
  10. N

    Nicasio

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. A bit noisy. Getting valet parking service should be a concern for this restaurant.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got the chef tasting. Absolutely wonderful. We ate every bite. Cocktails were also on point. The staff was very attentive!
  12. R

    Robertcardenas

    Tampa

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing! Definitely a go to for any
  13. HS

    HelenofSparta

    Miami

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cassandra, Jake and the entire service team were exceptional! The wine pairing was a little pricey. But dinner quality was stupendous. I hated oysters until last night!! Thank you very much!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably some of the best food I’ve had in a very long time!!! Service was just as good!
  15. NF

    NaddiasFavorites

    Miami

    140 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stubborn Seed has always been one of my favorite restaurants in Miami Beach, recently Chef Jeremy Ford has been awarded one Michelin Star which was overdue and well deserved, congratulation to Chef Jeremy Ford and all the staff which make the experience exceptional 👏❤️👏 Yesterday we had the tasting menu with the wine pairing, absolutely incredible, here what we had : Cacio e Pepe Cheesy Puffs (bread & butter pickles) Beau Soleil Oyster (green papaya mignonette, unfiltered sake & passionfruit granite) Florida Littleneck Clam (carrot vinaigrette, basil foam) Local Fish Crudo (buttermilk dressing, summer plum, coriander crisp) Spring Asparagus Noodles (torched jalapeno froth, snow peas, crispy shallots) Intermezzo (roasted peach gusher & sweet tea granite) Charred Local Dayboat Swordfish (grape tomatoes, charred corn, smoked umami broth) Pan Roasted D’Artagnan Farm Lamb (braised lamb neck, baby carrot, seared foie gras, mint puree) Peanut Butter Candy Bar (fudge brownie, caramel cremeux, beanut butter mousse, banana sorbet) Choux Bun (chef selection) The tasting menu changes seasonally so I am already looking forward to the next time ❤️ @stubborn_seed @chefjeremyford For more of my favorite restaurants, places and more, like my Facebook page Naddia’s Favorites or follow me on Instagram @naddias_favorites
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was truly wonderful. Attentive, friendly and knowledgeable service, and most of all, the food was sublime. Each dish has multiple flavors and textures, not a single one wasted. So glad we were able to visit while we were in town. We will be back and would highly recommend it to anyone!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous from start to finish. Will come again and again.
  18. RP

    RogerP

    Miami

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service, a culinary experience unmatched in Miami Beach
  19. LU

    LUISV

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Gentle service, some waiters need more training, but they try. Valet parlking is necessary and noise level a bit high. Food is the king here, and wine list is the queen. We loved it and we will be back.
  20. MO

    MichaelO

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had high expectations and Stubborn Seed delivered on all of them! Amazing dining experience and the best I've had in the year plus I've lived in Miami. Outstanding.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the tasting menu with wine pairing. Great food and wines!
  22. IA

    IgnacioA

    Madrid

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice food presentation, some good flavors, friendly service. Wait between courses too long. I am sure they have had better days in the kitchen…
  23. r

    rubenv

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, the creativeness is amazing and the food exceptional. I even loved asparagus and I don't like asparagus, lol.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food.
  25. GS

    GeneS

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service and great food. Portion were generously sized and we had a very nice experience.
  26. G

    Gilly

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Exciting and delicious tasting menu and wine pairing. Quality and cost both what you’d expect for a 1-Michelin star restaurant. Recommend indoor seating if possible for best experience.
  27. CL

    CodyL

    Miami

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Very, very loud. Service was decent once we were there but there was a snafu with the reservation. There were a couple interesting dishes, but I’m not sure you can compare with one star restaurants in Europe or NY. 2 items needed seasoning which definitely shouldn’t happen (lamb neck in particular). Felt a bit overpriced for what it was and the recently granted star sets an expectation I feel they failed to meet.
  28. RD

    RosaD

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and the service was very good.
  29. G

    Gorman

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best food I've ever eaten and all the details of the dining experience were so well thought out. The progression of dishes was excellent, like listening to a well crafted album. And the house playlist was on point with good energy and vibes, a mix of classic and modern rock. But the food! Well balanced, super savory and bright that had me smacking my lips and wanting more.
  30. BG

    BenjaminG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great experience. The fixed me he is amazing. We went for my husbands birthday, we loved it. The food is amazing, we’ll thought and meticulously presented. It was an incredible experience and we recommend it for any occasion!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was the highlight of our dining experience. The value comes from the flavors curated by Chef Jeremy Ford. Well worth the time and money!
  32. A

    Alexis

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Tasting Menu Selection. The service staff is very gracious and knowledgeable of everything on the menu. The Music playlist also goes really well with the setting and the pace. Amazing place to dine and have a amazing experience without being pretentious. Just won a Michelin star and you can see why!
  33. L

    Lspiegs

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I would give zero stars if I could but that is not an option. When we made the reservation 6 weeks in advance for my birthday we mentioned that we were interested in the tasting menu and asked if they could accommodate a dairy allergy and were told yes. We confirmed the reservation and asked again and were told yes, not a problem. We took a $20 Uber to Stubborn Seed and arrived right on time. We reserved an outdoor table and were seated immediately after the manager, Jacob, set the table. He took our water order and then returned with an iPad. “I see that you have a dairy and gluten allergy”. I reply “dairy is the allergy, gluten will be ok”. Gluten was not in my notes. He said “ if dairy means butter there is very little we can serve you. No dairy will compromise the integrity of the food”. He went through my choices and what I was told would be a tasting menu became endive salad, oysters, grilled chicken, steamed vegetables or, of course, the very overpriced Waygu- all with no sauce. I told him that I called and was told a dairy allergy would be able accommodated and Jacob replied “that was corporate reservations. They don’t know what we do here, you should have called the restaurant directly”. I told him that I tried but they don’t answer the phone and he said “true, we don’t”. It started to drizzle and when I mentioned the change in weather he said “looks that way” and walked inside, not even offering us one of the open indoor tables. He clearly wanted us to leave as he never came back out or sent a waiter to help us. Called another Uber and $20 later were at a better restaurant in Brickell. Not sure what Jacob’s issue was but a restaurant that can not pivot to accommodate an allergy should not exist. Makes you wonder if all of their items are in little meal prep containers in the back and they just heat them up when you order. We have never experienced anything like this. This place needs an overhaul so that patrons feel welcome.
  34. AJ

    AndreaJ

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the tasting menu and was spectacular! You won’t walk out in a food coma but enough for a good meal. Drinks are a highlight!
  35. JI

    JIMNYC

    New York Area

    151 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Overall excellent. Unique. No option but the tasting menu. Get the wine pairing. I had a very nice experience except that the last two courses were delayed in delivery. In case 1, the suited captain gave us an extra pour of wine. In case 2, the waiter gave me a few extra ounces of wine and then charged! me for it! I mean really! Total turn off to sit waiting for food for too long with empty glasses and not have the house pour a few mils of wine to hold you over. So I just subtracted that charge from the tip because I found it totally tone deaf with the rest of the experience. Definitely highly recommend the restaurant. But many moving parts on a busy weekend night. Nonetheless we spent over $500 so it better be good.
  36. K

    Kevinboycr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A great dining experience in a casual atmosphere. Lots of trendy types around but all very freindly. The food was the star of the show and the wine tasting was perfectly matched.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and inventive food. A must try. Wine pairings with chefs tasting menu were great as well.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Monterrey

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Stubborn Seed is a runner up for a Michelin Star in Miami. I hope they do get it because they definitely deserve it. From the great staff, the drinks at the bar, the 8 course tasting menu, and till the final carajillo they made for us, you can taste the chef’s care in every single part of the experience. The drinks. We ordered some agave powered cocktails and were amazed on how the flavors slowly revealed themselves. My suggestion would be to sip them slowly so you can fully acknowledge the complexity of the flavors. At the end of the evening, we ordered a carajillo and the bar tender was nice enough to accommodate our special request with flying colors. The food. Going for the tasting menu was definitely the way to go. Everything was completely amazing, but the jewel of the crown was the chef’s swordfish. Not only the fish was seared to perfection, but it has a special broth that accentuates all the senses and blows your mind. I am from Baja, so I know fish, and never before I tasted something like this. The waiter told us that the broth was inspired in the chef grandmothers’ recipes, and you can feel the love in that dish for sure. Environment and staff are just great. Unpretentiously superb.
  39. K

    Kassy

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Has the tasting while in town for a conference. One week before their star. Amazing service and food. The wine pairing elevated the meal. So worth it. Def worth the $$. Will come again.
  40. DD

    DeviousDiego

    Miami

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stubborn Seed is one of the best restaurants in Miami. The staff is friendly and professional. Every dish is delicious and beautifully presented. The cocktails are great and perfectly crafted. Don't walk, run to Stubborn Seed.

FAQs

Stubborn Seed does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Stubborn Seed is rated 4.7 stars by 1897 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Stubborn Seed

101 Washington Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Washington​ ​&​ ​1st​ ​st

  • Neighborhood

    South Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public parking is available Washington Ave/2nd Street.

  • Public transit

    Miami Beach Free Trolley

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeremy Ford

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (786) 322-5211

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (786) 322-5811

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