Stubborn Seed

4.7
516 reviews
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Monday: Closed,
Sun – Thur: 6:00pm – 10:00 p.m.
Fri-Sat: 6:00pm- 11:00 p.m.

Brunch:
Sunday's- 11:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
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Phone number
(786) 322-5211
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jeremy Ford
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Cross street
Washington​ ​&​ ​1st​ ​st
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Parking details
Public parking is available Washington Ave/2nd Street.
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Public transit
Miami Beach Free Trolley

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What 516 People Are Saying
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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals of my life!!
Just try it..... promise you will be surprised

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was special especially the Pavlova dessert. Wow!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was great except we had to wait a considerably long time for our table.

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HB
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Run to this place! Creative delicious and amazing. Great cozy environment and superb staff

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Tampa
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Our food came out of the kitchen way too fast to be enjoyable. The evening felt rushed. Several of the dished were rather disjointed - for example the mussels with bone marrow. Each would have been better as a stand-alone dish. The smoked foi gras ruined a perfectly good piece of foi gras. The smoke overpowered the foi.

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stubborn Seed consistently popped up in my searches for Miami’s best. After consulting with a good friend that is a local chef, he assured me that we needed to go. I would say the only complaint I have is that we had to wait almost a half hour for our table to be ready despite arriving on time for our reservation. However, it was Art Basel weekend and we expected as much, so gladly grabbed drinks at the bar, but there wasn’t much space and we kept getting in the wait staff’s way. We opted for the tasting menu with the drink pairing, which did not disappoint one bit. Chef Ford and his team impressed our group with each and every course. One of the table favorites was a snack (not technically included in the courses) of shaved Wagyu, caviar, and truffles on a potato crisp. Truly a decadent bite. Our server, who was clearly overworked during the busy week, was attentive. The chefs were able to handle the gluten allergies of one of our table’s members with ease. I can not recommend Stubborn Seed highly enough.

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r
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

first time i could not try the tasting menu - the last time it is offered is 8:30. so i had the bass, which was scrumptious and i asked to book the next night for the tasting menu. the tasting menu was wonderful, however it included the same bass plate again, which was fine but i was looking forward to trying other tasty main dishes too. no worries, they also gave me lamb. the only hitch is it ain't cheap!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to many many excellent restaurants. I’ve never had a better meal than this. And the staff if fantastic. Comfortable cozy hip great vibe. Top notch dining experience. This chef is going to the top. Go now or wait for the Michelin stars.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Very limited menu - 9 in total. But very tasty and flavorful.

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GS
Miami
56 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a great restaurant. Each dish is very unique and absolutely fantastic and tasty. I recommend sharing the dishes. We think this is one of the best restaurants in Miami! Our only complaint is they play their music quite loud Making it hard to have meaningful discussion during our meal.

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AH
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of the best restaurant in Miami. Very different and unique food experience. Simple but complicated dishes.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Amazing!

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MM
Orlando
49 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had lofty expectations considering the rave reviews and many calling it the best restaurant in Miami. While it didn't meet those very high expectations, we did have a great dinner. The drinks, warm celery root, snickerdoodle cookies, and Lavash were all outstanding. The pasta, lobster, and salad were all very good...but I've had better.

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Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Jeremy Ford leads you on a fantastic journey of all the senses thru his tasting menu...influenced by JGV. Wine pairings were perfection. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable treating us like good friends. Worth every cent! A bit noisy being sat next to the bar but enjoyed the music overhead and the overall ambiance! Comfortable environment with outstanding food!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Food is de

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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

It must have been their off night. We selected this place for all the great reviews, but it was not so on our anniversary night. Service was extremely slow. We had the eight course tasting with beverage pairing and it was 15-20mins waiting in between courses. Usually we expect this experience to last 2-2.5hrs. We were there 4hrs. Food was definitely nothing to brave about. Actually, it was a consistent theme throughout the meal. Salt was the featured ingredient. We can't recall any course to be outstanding. The baverage pairing is not so pairing. Only a couple selections worked with the meal. Also, the beverages were served in between courses and not at the same time. I think they were hoping we have something to sip on and ignore the lack of food. For a tasting course offering, there must be an elevated service and taste experience. We are not asking for Michelin star experience, but something consistent with the price paid.

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J
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Chef Jeremy and Chef Dallas were AMAZING. Food, service and atmosphere were perfect! If you haven’t gone, you are missing out!

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F
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was amazing, as usual. Delicate combination of flavors, real finesse. Service a bit slow, but worthwhile. Wines are expensive. Had the foi gras with pastrami, delicious. Great lamb as well. Deserts a bit too sweet. Best food in SoFi.

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TT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I ordered a table through open Table for Lunch. Only problem was when I arrived they were closed.
I finally got hold of someone who said they opened at 11.30
Was well received and got a nice table.
Newer got a wine list and newer got the wine I ordered.
The cauliflower dish was excellent though.

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AB
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing place. It is among my 5 favorite places in Miami

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Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, customer care. Outstanding quality, appearance and taste of every dish. Exceeded my expectations and clearly was best dining experience in the State of Florida. Deserves at least 2 Michelin Stars. No other tasting menu in Florida comes close. Truly an exceptional experience and we can’t wait to return

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M
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Impressive from start to finish. Will visit again. Thank you!

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C
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was simply incredible and Axel was amazing!!

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YK
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just wonderful! Every dish is well balanced and delicious. We absolutely loved the celery root app and the apple cake dessert. The service is spot on. Our server Justin was not only knowledgeable about the food and wine, but genuinely seemed to love his job.

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RM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the 5 course tasting menu with wine. Food was all delicious, although I wasn’t keen on the desert. The lamb dish with miso was incredible, just very intense flavour.

Wines were well matched, and the service was sleek, informed and amiable.

Overall a gem.

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San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn’t have been better!

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FO
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

I went to Stuborn Seed with high expectations considering the reviews! I am afraid I was disappointed in a few but critical dimensions:

The ambiance is nice, modern, creative. The food tastes good and looks great. Service is fine. But there were a few important shortcomings.

1. I could not a find a Valet in front of the restaurant. How can anyone possibly find parking at 7 pm in South of Fith?

2. They have a concept of sharing. That is fine but these guys are radicals. I ordered fish as my main course and my spouse lamb. They have this thing that food MUST be shared. So they forced us to first each the lamb and then the fish. The only problem is that I do not eat lamb and my spouse does not like fish. Even so, they made us follow the rules. So the result is that my spouse had the lamb while I waited and then I had the fish while my spouse waited. Unbelievable!

3. Takes too much time. They have this concept of bringing the plates as they get ready. While this may be convenient for them to simplify their operation it is quite frustrating for the guest.

So, high expectations which were not met. Do not intend to go back there.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every single part of the experience was top notch, exceptional

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MH
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a treat. Best food in South Becah! The chef deserves a star if he doesn’t have one already :)

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k
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was fabulous . Went for brunch everything was fresh the doughnuts unbelievable. Mixed salad tasted like I just picked it from the garden. We had 6 courses to share. I can’t begin to say how wonderful it was.

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HG
New England
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was absolutely fantastic! My friend and I both got the 5 course tasting menu. Chef Jeremy was able to cater to my gluten allergy as well. The cocktails were also very unique and delicious. Definitely a splurge for dinner but worth it for a special occasion.

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C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Beware tip is included. Waiter walked away with about a 40% tip. Leaves a bad taste on top of great food.

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c
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining experience at stubborn seed was hands down the best I have ever had. The food was beautiful, creative, and tasty. The beverage tasting menu was also incredible. We had such an amazing time. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and explained every little thing

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VT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, Friendly Service. Creative preparations. Fun atmosphere. Other diners were friendly. Open kitchen is fun to watch. Pricey...would only do for special occasions. Favorite dishes were the salad greens...very fresh greens with tastey micro-greens, freshly grated parmesan and tiny , tiny croutons. Very large and filling. Lobster dish was awesome. Snicker Doodles with chocolate filling were a delightful way to end a meal. An adventure for your tastebuds.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection!

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GK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints! We can’t wait to go again.

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RS
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celery Root appetizer is my absolute favorite! Wishing it was an entree...!!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Fantástica experiência

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r
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fresh prepared food; great presentation and terrific drinks!

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M
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent foodie experience ( had the tasting menu). Everything was top notch - service, food, drink etc. Can't wait to go back to try more.

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