Stubborn Seed

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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 788 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable meal, lovely appetizers. A bit pricey and cold dining room decor, but really top notch food and waitstaff

A
Miami
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a local and this is the second time I have been to Stubborn Seed. It is outstanding. The food and service are excellent. We did brunch for Miami Spice. Try it out!

L
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Stubborn Seed twice and both experiences have been outstanding! The food is espectacular and the service is A+.

N
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After a long time in Miami we came across a place where every bite was delicious and delectable. Already made reservations to come back again

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

We chose to eat at Stubborn Seed as it was highly recommended in multiple blogs, lists & review sites. While the food was presented well, but it either lacked flavor or was overwhelming. The staff seemed less than enthused to be there which made the experience less exciting. The oddest part was the mix of 70’s hard rock music. It did not go well with the ambiance of the restaurant or the price. Overall not a bad experience but not memorable either (except for the cookies).

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delicious food and welcoming staff. We will be coming back for sure!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Very poor service and unenthusiastic staff. We asked for the Miami spice menu and ordered exclusively off of it. When I got home, I realized they charged me a la carte for the items ordered off MIAMI spice. Not cool at all. Would not go back. Food was subpar.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Sunday brunch with our friends we were 4pp.
We had an outstanding experience. The food was over the top everything tasted excellent the food was very detailed, and the flavors were mind blowing.
The service was great he was on top of his game.
We will definitely return back for dinner, and more.
Good job Jeremy Ford !!!

CC
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is definitely a great place. I'd totally recommend the tasting menu, there are not that many and you will miss the full experience by not taking it. I have to say plate #4 and #5 took a little long loosing the pace but the service was great in general and personnel knowledgeable.
The ambiance is great, its a nice place but not fancy. The focus is the food, service and has such a good bartender.

c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent taste testing! We had such an amazing time. Food , wine and atmosphere was out of this world!

b
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 2

Great food!!! Second August in a row that we ate there. Food runners polite and attentive; waiter AWFUL.

A
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arguably, the best restaurant in Miami/Miami Beach. We finally have a restaurant to rival those of New York and Chicago. The meal and service were flawless.

My only slight comment would be that they should incorporate some more carbs to accompany the dishes. However, this is a small price to pay for such an incredible dinner.

c
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant ever!!!!
Great service and food is exquisite... LOVE IT !!!!

N
Miami
86 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

This is another one of my TOP favorites in Miami Beach, I have been here several times, dinner, brunch, tasting menu, sooo good, this time we tried the Miami Spice menu for dinner.
I had the Open Fire Charred Peach, I thought it was amazing, sweet but yet spicy, really really good, then I had the Barely Cooked Royal Red Shrimp, also very tasty and to finish the Corn Pavlova, which I loved. My friend the Genuine Red Snapper, Mary’s Ranch Suckling Pig and the Snickerdoodle cookies, all very tasty, the quality of the food here is always great and chef Jeremy Ford’s Creations always unique, just love it
For more of my favorite restaurants and places follow me @naddias_favorites

OT
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really lovely food. Waited a little long for the food but it was most enjoyable when it arrived.

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

Anniversary

d
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, beautiful & equally delicious dishes. Interesting flavor combinations. Really a great find for some very interesting food. The only downside for me is that it was quite noisy would be great to place some noise reduction panels.

CP
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal Miami Spice meal, highly recommended!! The only thing I thought was overrated were the cookies- a tad too much salt for my liking- but everything else was superb.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stubborn Seed peovided excelent food and service. Love it!

LY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time, even as an avowed NYC foodie. The food might look overly complicated but it is NOT - there was such care in every dish. GET THE HALIBUT. And also everything else.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

We had a reservation for 845 and weren’t sat down till 935 we sat didn’t get our food for about 30 minutes one of our dishes had a hair in it and had to be returned to the kitchen

MD
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Stubborn seed has a great vibe, dimly lit surroundings create the perfect fine dining experience
The bar is fantastic, try the cocktails for sure
The menu is seasonal and always being changed with new innovations from the Chef/owner
We ordered from A la carte menu, the chicken and waygu beef dishes (Aug 2019)
If you decide to indulge in dessert, try the snickerdoodle cookies with the malted milk ice cream!
We ordered two desserts but found that after a starter and main each, one would have been enough
There is a sharing concept in that, food arrives when it's ready, so you share each dish as it arrives

It was great food by far and we will go again for sure
Knocked off 1 star because, imho, it's not the best in Miami

But you can't overlook this place

DH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food. Okay service. Higher prices. Cocktails good. Food Menu great.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing brunch!!!!

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was very good. A couple dishes missed the mark - the fish toast was burned and had too much fish to toast. We did like the wahoo, chicken, and suckling pig. The big issue was service from the kitchen - everything took way too long between courses. Front of the house was very apologetic but it ruined the experience. Great value meal with Miami Spice menu,but the kitchen needs to figure out expediting better. "The kitchen is backed up with Miami Spice tickets and yours is last" shouldn't be an excuse. We ate at other miami spice restaurants this week and didn't have this problem.

MB
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very good restaurant I really enjoyed it and there Miami spice menu was a great deal since the regular pricing is high. The meal was incredible from start to finish.

s
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for Miami Spice but was not given the Spice menu until we specifically requested it. Also, the menu on the website was significantly different from the Spice menu that night so you should call ahead on the day you plan to go. In any case, we had the crispy potatoes and the peach salad for appetizers, both of which were good. For entrees we had the chicken, which was the best chicken anywhere - moist, tender, with a nice sauce and creamy mashed potatoes - and the bronzino with flavorful sauce. They offered a new dessert on the Spice menu - a coconut flan, and we also had the snickerdoodle cookies with malt ice cream - both were rich and a highlight of the meal. Service was excellent.

SG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Miami spice menu was great. The suckling pig was outstanding.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food. Nice work Jeremy

BH
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Stubborn Seed reminds me of dining at Le Cirque in 1995. The food is creative. The flavors are pure. It is truly exceptional. My only regret is that it is so outstanding, it willl soon be difficult to get into.

FD
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent overall

T
Miami
54 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

This review upsets me to write. The first time my wife & I ate @ Stubborn Seed was back in January 2019 and the entire meal was extremely memorable - one of the best. No so for our 2nd visit yesterday celebrating our 43rd Anniversary. We were truly looking forward to this occasion. We both opted for the 8-course Chef's menu w/ wine pairing which is what we had ordered for our first visit 7 months ago. We also supplemented with a mini Junmai Daijingo (300 ml) sake - this was the start of a rather mediocre meal - the sake was supposed to be clean & crisp - it was clean looking but the nose and the flavor was milky and not pleasant at all. Now the food was very well prepared but something has happened to the accompanying sauces. One of the dishes was halibut that was almost grated placed on top of thick toast that was pretty well burnt. There was so much hot peppers added that the fish was totally overpowered. It was somewhat Ok if you knew how to eat it - eat the fish separate (still just hot & spicy) and then tear the toast apart and eat the center of the bread. Another dish was fried potato pieces - why?? It was simply a filler dish - no reason for this. There was a celery root dish w/ a nice soft quail egg on top of caviar but what was the purpose of the caviar - totally disappeared in the dish. Another overpoweringly spicy dish was sashimi local Redfish nicely piled up but surrounded with a super spicy white colored sauce that was pretty because it had green oil floating on top (cilantro?). Again it was OK if you knew how to eat it - keep the fish away from the spicy sauce that absolutely killed the sashimi. One standout dish was a lavash cracker topped with delicate chicken liver mouse as good as fois gras. This was the best dish of the night BUT I really did not appreciate the waitress putting her finger into my chicken liver. Desert was great! My wife & I really will have to struggle deciding if we will ever return to give the restaurant a 3rd try. SORRY.

P
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was incredible. Starting with food and service. Highly recommend to people that are foodies. Jeremy Ford you did good.

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

Took my family and friends here when they were in town and hands down the most amazing meal with attentive and sweet staff. Best restaurant in Miami!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite literally the best meal we’ve had in a long time!

AG
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got gift cars for my B-day...I thought it was going to be all flash and no substance but the food was delicious!

LW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in an intimate, cool environment. Would definitely return for the chefs surprise menu

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!!

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EL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was freaking awesome and the food was even better. Drinks were good too!

T
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

The quality recieved did not match the price charged.

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