Stubborn Seed

4.7
1224 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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What 1224 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente food, professional cuisine, nice ambiance, I'll come back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, presentation was incredible, and service was top notch.

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PhillyFoodie
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Shockingly good food, course after course. Way beyond what we expected.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, super service, go and enjoy!

AH
AubreyH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Definitely do the tasting menu—but plan on 3 1/2 hours

HL
vipHankL
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The dishes are honestly very interesting. Cured salmon was out of this world. The Bravas were great. Endive was good. Some of the others were a little too over the trendy line, and all portions were completely unsatisfying. Wine was extremely disappointing (old or corked, both glasses we ordered).

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Karter
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

During a visit to Miami we made reservations at stubborn seed. Overall the meal was a great tasting menu for $150 however relative to the best tasting menus is was good not great (as 4 stars rather than 5 - still really good!)

The highlights were any and all mushrooms, simply incredible.

Lowlights we’re wagyu was a tad tough and the dessert was a class below the rest of the meal.

I’d return next season/menu to see what the chef has prepared.

A valiant effort!

JD
JacobD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great !!! do the chef’s tasting menu — eveything was perfect

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and our server was fantastic - really she was amazing! So happy we dined here, we did the tasting menu and it was really worth it.

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TonyS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great food and service. Small menu. Had a great evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails are inventive and thoughtful. The food was incredible, attention to detail and balance was greatly appreciated! Will definitely recommend.

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vipmaximed
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect! Going back tomorrow!

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DouglasW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal all around. Especially the wagyu with Miso butter

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The chef is world class.
Once they get a wine list together that both compliments the food and the clientele they seek this place will elevate to “ must go” status in South Beach

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly one of the best meals I’ve had in several years. Execution and seasoning were perfect on every dish.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu was outstanding. Really exceptional unique food. Wine paring was also great.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must come to restaurant for me to go to when I visit Miami. Stephen was awesome again! Thank you for a great experience. Food was amazing!

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KPizzle
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I was not impressed by the food for the price and our server left us waiting for long periods of time and he messed up our drink order and served us what he thought we wanted without asking. Definitely not deserving of this hypothetical 3 Michelin star they speak of.

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Laraa4
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Outstanding menu and Michelin star caliber

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vipAdam
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is absolutely fantastic, but the service was really slow!

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Iank
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Did the chef tasting, which I’ve done at other restaurants before, it was over priced at $150 per person for the food. Wine pairing of $50 was not bad. Food price should come down and portion size should go up.

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vipMresto
Montreal
22 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food is very good and fresh. I would recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chicken dish was fantastic and so was bravas and red snapper.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was spectacular, save for the tuna tartare. It wasn’t bad, it just paled by comparison. The chicken and the Gnudi were utstanding. We brought our own wine ($35 corkage), but stated with a cocktail. Solid bar program and a nice wine list for Miami. Service was excellent. We opted for the high top by the bar area. It was comfortable and a great spot for people watching.

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JeffS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we’ve ever had! Highly recommend the tasting menu!

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vipLaineJ
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stubborn Seed is amazing! Great ambiance and food fantastic! The bartender was so friendly and made our night! If in South Beach....should you make a reservation!

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vipJf021261
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in South Beach

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Bartender was phenomenal

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michaelm
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The place is everything my wife and I wanted and more.

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vipFrankF
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We return whenever we are in town
A great dining experience

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vipKing
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very nice restaurant-extremely refreshing to find a top notch restaurant in south beach - the hostess was lovely -our waiter was very nice - the food was fantastic - looking forward to returning

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vipBrittany
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall really enjoyable experience. We did the tasting menu and it was delicious! Courses could have been a bit quicker and we had a bit of a hiccup with our very last course but overall we had a great time. Dragon was our server and he was very attentive and welcoming. We requested to sit outside due to the pandemic, but didn’t realize it would be sidewalk seating. It’s a busy intersection with pedestrians and traffic so I would suggest sitting indoors if you’re looking for a more intimate setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 8 course tasting menu - everything was delicious! We also paid for the wine pairing - my only complaint is that the wine arrived after the course several times and was nearly a full pour to make up for it. That’s a lot of wine! Thank goodness we weren’t driving ;). Overall - food was amazing!

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Steph
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not eaten in a restaurant in 14 months and every second of this dining experience was amazing. Can't wait to go back!

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vipBrenton
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first post-covid visit, and the place has not lost a step. It'd be pleasant to talk without having to lean within a few inches of your companion to hear the conversation but I guess that's just part of the process. The chef's choice menu is the one to pursue, and worth every dime.

Now if they could just secure somewhere to park. Ride services like Lyft will doubtless resurface but it didn't have a single ride available in the vicinity at 8:00 and we secured the one available spot in the local lot only because a car was backing out when we arrived.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Jeremy Ford’s cuisine defines flavorful - everything was made perfectly! This is the kind of dining experience Miami needs. Customer service was 5 stars, and the food was amazing. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and atmosphere. I would definitely come back!

CB
ChelseaB
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best meal/dining experiences I’ve ever had. I came in celebrating my graduation, acceptance into grad school. I also beat cancer this past year. The food is stellar. I had high expectations given that it is helmed by Chef Jeremy Ford. Experience way exceeded my expectations. I highly suggest the Wagyu, the ricotta gnudi, and the rum cake. Cocktails are inventive and delicious. I had the Negroni a La Ford—delicious! The service is attentive and unpretentious. Parker is a fabulous server. He gave amazing suggestions and was attentive, without hovering. Ambience is understated and elegant. What I really enjoyed was watching the teamwork. Every server is helping eachother—pre-bussing each other’s section, running each other’s food, etc. Their assistants are on the ball—quick with a refill and silverware, without being asked. The manager was always visible and active on the dining room floor. Thank you to all involved!!!

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ReinerM
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu and it was start to finish delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We did the chefs tasting menu and the pace of dishes coming out was absurdly slow and the entire experiencing took way too long. The 8 course dinner took over 2 hours and 40 minutes. Halfway through, after waiting 40 minutes between plates the server came over and apologized saying there was a mix up—we appreciated this honesty however did not seem concerned with fixing it our experience with the rest of the meal. We barely saw him for the remainder of the meal. We felt forgotten at our table. When we spoke to the manager and to him how long it had taken he initially responded with surprise but then asserted that 2 hours and 40 minutes was normal for the tasting experience. I had been there before with 3 people and we complete our experience in about 2 hours. The manager said ‘what do you want me to do?’ Shifting the responsibility of making the customer happy on to the customer. Asking us to do his job for him. Poor service poor management and expensive, pretty good food tho. Very bad experience over all.

FAQs

Stubborn Seed does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Stubborn Seed is rated 4.7 stars by 1224 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.