Stubborn Seed

4.6
737 reviews
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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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Stubborn Seed Chef Collaboration

Stubborn Seed will be hosting a chef collaboration dinner with the chef at Ghee, Pushkar Marathe. Guests can opt to try the $95 five-course pre-set menu or order a la carte from the same special menu. Our regular menu will not be available.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 3, 2019

Ends: July 4, 2118

Availability: Tue 6:00PM-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 737 People Are Saying
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Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So this was the second time we ate here and it was even better than the first time! We’re from out of town but if we lived in Miami I’d eat here once a week. My wife and I both got the 8 course meal and each dish blew us away! Our son ordered a chicken dish on top of a pile of mashed potatoes he’s very picky and absolutely loved the chicken. The atmosphere is unlike most other restaurants as everyone works in unison and it seems like every single employee loves what they do and where they work. Our server was fantastic and that’s hard to find here in Miami. Jeremy came out a couple times and that was awesome! He is truly an amazing talent and has something special with Stubborn seed. The sugar cookies is by far the best cookie we’ve ever had. My son said he’d rather have those cookies over any toy! That’s how good they are.

Best restaurant in Miami and it’s not close.

Thank you and we will see you guys again in a year!

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday

One of best meals ever

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s
London
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Went on a date night with my husband and overall it was a pleasant dinner experience. Service was great. We chose to go with the tasting menu paired with wine. The food did not disappoint, very delicious. But what I didn’t find very nice was the fast that our wine was not served from its bottle but rather it came already poured in our glasses. I’m pretty sure you’re supposed to take a look at the bottles while tasting. And they were not spectacular. So my recommendation is go with the food tasting and forget the wine tasting.

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JF
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The server was excellent and enjoy his company.

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M
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic tasting menu with wine pairing. Great service.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative, delicious food. Ambiance allowed for wonderful appreciation of each dish.

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M
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Jeremy Ford justifies his Top Chef award as he produces an imaginative and delicious selective menu of shared dishes. The restaurant reflects his passion in both menu and decor - even down to tiny bouquets tied with twine as a napkin ring. The staff lives up to his standard as well, providing attentive but not intrusive service. They create an open and welcoming environment.

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SL
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the 5 course dinner and it was excellent. Very creative and delicious. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. All foodies in the SOBE area should try.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We booked SS after a few foodie friends recommended the place. In addition, after learning through another site ”Eater” that they had a great deal for brunch we didn't hesitate to reserve for my sisters birthday. However, upon discussing the menu, we were told that the ad/publication of their $35 3-course brunch menu was not valid and it is now $55 although it was written by the site within the month.

Although a bit disappointing to hear, the staff was able to accommodate us by offering a couple of free round of mimosas. The food and service were excellent, and I will definitely go back provided they are consistent with the information they put out to the public. A must visit for foodies!

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New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Food was exceptional but at 9:30 half of the menu was sold out, which was a bummer. Decor is more Brooklyn than Miami.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! The staff were personable , knowledgeable and definitely cared about our experience.

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Miami
12 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A birthday celebration

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L
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch with exceptional service. Highly recommended!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great delicious diner, kind and caring service, must try

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SF
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food!!!! Try the tasting menu its great and good value👍

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PB
London
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious and experimental, heroes ingredients with a great wine list

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NL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the eight course dinner with the wine paring most of it was excellent. We were glade we took a high top by the bar it seemed like the dinning area got really loud.

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic flavors, the tasting menu was excellent. Highly recommend the overall experience.

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FV
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Still Used to eat excellent food in a more quiet restaurant, but I'll return there because food and service are amazing

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server, Justin, and bartender were very knowledgeable in making recommendations to make our experience very authentic. I’d recommend the menu and the staff to anyone!

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AM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved every dish!

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Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Our waiter Jake was incredibly nice and helpful with regards to menu choices. Also, the pastry chef just won best in miami and she is super sweet and her desserts to die for. Everything we had was delicious. We did the 8 course tasting menu and it was perfect!

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FV
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Tim was amazing and made our experience so enjoyable, the food was exceptional and delicious !!!!

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r
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We went into Stubborn seed with an appetite. We were a little concerned with the "bread basket" being so small. But quickly realized the menu is set-up to build, as each course provides a little bit more. Stubborn seed is 100% meant for sharing.

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Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Overall, the experience was good...not great. The space itself is nice. My fiancé and I decided to try this place to celebrate my birthday (which I indicated in the reservation) but no one acknowledged this when I checked in or later on during the meal. This was very disappointing since other restaurants I’ve booked with opentable at least say “happy birthday.”
We tried the tasting menu and the food was complex and tasty, from what we could tell ourselves. The biggest issue we had was with the service. When we’ve dined at other establishments the wait staff always have made us feel welcomed, especially if we’re paying a pretty penny for a tasting menu AND it’s a special occasion meal, but this was not the case here. The waiter barely told us about the dishes as they came out and didn’t really check on us throughout the meal. The courses took a very long time to come out (30-45 minutes) and when they did, we just had a brief explanation of what the dish contained.
Additionally, the waiter never came around to fill our water glasses or ask if we needed anything. We did notice that there was a table who seemed to know the wait staff and was getting special attention. Because of this, all the other tables including ours were neglected. There was a birthday at this VIP table and they brought out a special dessert with a candle. Towards the end of the meal, my fiancé told our waiter it was my birthday while I was in the restroom and asked if they could put a candle in the last course which was the dessert course. The waiter told him that they aren’t allowed to use candles. Very odd since they just had one for the other table! They brought some cookies as an extra dessert (which were delicious) but they should have already prepared something in advance since it was written in the reservation that we were celebrating a birthday. Maybe things would have been different without the VIP table, but because of them, we didn’t have the best experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal. We chose the 8 course tasting menu and truly could not choose what we liked best. There was some type of snafu in or order that caused our dinner to take 3.5 hours instead of the 2.5 hours we were told it would take. However, our server and the manager did everything to apologize and try to compensate, including comping extra desserts that were both amazing and difficult to eat because we were already so full. It was, overall, a great experience, and we would gladly eat there again.

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ML
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience! We did the tasting menu and it was fantastic!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food ever!! Every course was delicious. Waiters were phenomenal!

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AC
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu was brilliant and they were completely accommodating of my gluten allergy. Genuinely perfect dining experience with gracious and well versed service and spectacular food.

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m
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

The food was over the top delicious; the service was superb but the noise level was just too much. Impossible to carry on a conversation and this gem will probably suffer due to the noise.

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M
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Stubborn Seed at the receommendation of a friend. The food was spectacular and the service was 5 star! They even accommodated me with the tasting menu because I don’t eat red meat. I will definitely return....

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 3

Food to expensive for what offers.

Dishes are beautiful, but flavor is ok

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S
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The hot foie gras may be the best thing we ever tasted. Don’t share! The menu was unusual and brilliantly executed. There’s no gimmicks, just wonderful innovation pulled off very, very well. The wine list was good but limited. Better than serviceable but not for total oenophiles. Go there for sure.

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MO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food experience in Miami! It’s pricey, but if you’re a foodie, this is the place for you. Small space but cool atmosphere!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Not a great experience. Sat at the bar and was told I couldn’t order the fluke because they wanted to shut the station down. This is at 10pm on a Thursday night of a holiday week end?? No fluke for you!!

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1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and unbelievable food. Worth the hype!!

Perfection from beginning to end...
Fish Toast - Good start to pop off the night
Celery Root - Who knew that celery root could be so good? Our favorite dish of night!
Mussels - Succulent bone marrow with a flavorful broth. The best mussels that I’ve had and it’s one of my favorite dishes to order.
Halibut - Cooked to perfection!
Snickerdoodles - Take them home if you don’t have room.

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New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience. The staff is courteous, professional and attentive. My server, Ashley was delightful. I was a solo diner and they all made me feel comfortable. I had the 5-course chef’s tasting menu with the optional wine pairing - highly recommend! The raw Atlantic fluke was amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service and awesome music.

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Cornwall
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

On honeymoon, lovely restaurant and experience. Not an everyday meal out, something a bit more special. But it was noisy.

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s
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing tasting experience! 5 stars! Would recommend to anyone looking for an enjoyable meal. A foodie paradise. Nice work!

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