Stubborn Seed

4.7
1485 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.


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ThomasK
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was definitely a new experience, and many of thr courses made sense. The one detractor I would say is at times it was a bit much; wayyu beef didn't really need two different sauces to help it. The blueberry desert was excellent though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andres was an incredible server. I came with my friend who is a chef and I have worked front of house for 12 years. We were referred by a customer and had an amazing time. The food was incredible and was made with so much creativity and intent. Andres was amazing at giving us recommendations and guided us through the whole dinner. I will be recommending this restaurant to everyone I know.

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LindseyN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stubborn Seed was one of the best meals I have ever had. I loved the vibe of the restaurant ( beautiful design and ambiance ) and the food was absolutely outstanding. I have ate at fabulous restaurants all over the world, so am fairly picky when dining out. I had the carrots as an appetizer and who would think.. carrots ? but I wanted something lighter, and they were SO yummy and highly recommended. I had the chicken as my entree and it was phenomenal… so tasty. Dano served me, and he was impeccable. I asked a few detailed questions and he was on point with everything and he made my experience lovely. Thanks to Stubborn Seed and I can’t wait to come back next time I am in Miami!

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vipJohnS
West Palm Beach
212 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simply a very pleasant restaurant. Good menu, service, wines, everything. The only mar on this visit was a photo session going on, meaning lots of flashes!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I booked on line. Outdoor seating. My choice was essentially indoor or outdoor. There was some obscure reference to a patio. I assumed that the choice was equivalent. We then showed up for our anniversary dinner to a sidewalk table, basically on the street, with car noise and fumes andI was told I booked outdoors and they could not give me an indoor table and I should have read the fine print. I went back and checked, there is no fine print. I had no COVID concerns, just thought it might be nice to eat on the patio. Later I looked at the reviews and I am not the first to complain. Btw, the inside looked very dark Shame on them. They could have really ruined my Saturday night anniversary dinner but luckily got in to forte de marmi around the corner which was superb. So happy we ended up there instead of the pompous and uncaring and stubborn seed.

JM
vipJMikeSmith
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were outstanding. Since the restaurant *does not* require guests to be vaccinated, we set outside on one of the few tables they have on the sidewalk to avoid being another of the many people who have gotten Covid in Florida. The indoor space is lovely, just not Covid safe in the time of the pandemic.

Food was simply outstanding, and while it happened to rain heavily (welcome to Florida), that staff took great care of us.

Would go back in a heartbeat.

BM
BonnieM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have eaten anywhere in the world. Every plate was delicious and a work of beauty. It’s a must try and wish there was a sister restaurant in NYC!!!

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RicardoR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great balance between modern cuisine, nice location, good ambiance. Cassandra’s service was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent good, nice place. Worth the. Is it 100%!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Great food but a terrible atmosphere. Sadly the food doesn’t make up for the pub like feeling.

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vipAndresP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Really on par with great restaurants.

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Lara
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, food was awesome. Attention to detail was on point.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner ever. I highly recommend this place the food, drinks, and service were the best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great atmosphere and lovely staff! Will come back

DR
vipDocR
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding tasting menu with wines. Flavorful and expertly presented. Outstanding meal from a team that knows how to cook and how to serve. One of the best meals we ever had.!

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Vero
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amaizing food!!! Like been in France!!!
We will be back!

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vipmassi
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This should be considered one of the top dining establishments we have in Miami. The food is mind blowing! The service is top notch. Chef is in house for the time being overseeing and putting his final touches on his masterpieces.
We dine out often (at least 3-4 times per week) and the dishes we have sampled here on 2 separate occasions have been perfectly executed, plated beautifully and of note the seasoning is impeccable! No dish is overly salted or seasoned whatsoever everything that we tasted was perfectly balanced.

Also our server Dragan was a delight he was such a professional and extremely knowledgeable about everything placed in front of us.

We look forward to dining here again!!

TM
TiffanyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

food was good but not amazing, the dishes were small & a $79 wagyu beef which was cold and didn't look like wagyu

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vipLarsW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Aside from our initial experience with the hostess we had a very good time. When we arrived for our reserved time, the hostess said she had already seated another couple with our name (turns out no, the other couple she seated had a different name). She acted like this was somehow our problem, and made us stand around waiting as the manager tried to sort it out. Luckily the other couple wanted to sit inside, so we were able to take their table outdoors (we had reserved for the outdoors due to Covid concerns). The server was good and conscientious and the food was excellent but our initial experience left a lingering bad taste.

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Caro
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really wonderful dining experience. However the outdoor dining space was on the sidewalk and a number of passers by had to squeeze by our table, tripping on our chairs or hitting our diners. Our table was by a bus stop as well so it was quite noisy. But the food is really worth the experience. Really a wonderful time otherwise.

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AshleyE
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef's tasting was amazing!! Best meal I ever had!

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vipDiner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food. We had 3 appetizers, 1 entree and 2 desserts and they were all very good. A few were truly extraordinary: oysters, foie gras, and blueberry dessert.

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Denny
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, the snapper was the best I’ve ever had. The service was exceptional & the atmosphere was fun.

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JeffR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In from NYC I researched restaurants and saw the rave reviews for the Stubborn Seed. I am now here to add one more rave review. After ordering an assortment of appetizers and main courses, I can easily say that its one of the best meals I've ever had. The eclectic insanely original menu combining food flavors I've never imagined being together, made every bite a new experience. The wait staff was extremely knowledgeable and proud of the food they brought out. I just wish it was in NYC so I could go there every week!

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MarcosL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Good food, but not great (been to several michelin stared)
ok service: waiter seated us and showed the menu but took 10 minutes to come back - too busy with the tasting menu in the other table
bad ambiance (loud teenager rock music, tables too close to each other, no personality in the decor)

not worth it, go to Boia De instead

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the taste menu paired with wines, best choice we made. The food was amazing and the way the servers described the plates added to the experience. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

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HillaryP
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great music, great service! Went for an anniversary and they did an awesome job!

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RyanV
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best tasting menus I have had. Thank you

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vipOnetufvol
Nashville
34 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Next time tasting menu!

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vipAndreaS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly best meal we’ve had in Miami. We did the tasting menu and every course was perfect. This place deserves a Michelin star. The drinks and food were all creative, delicious and amazing. And the service was equally as good.

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vipDocLMD
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our food was excellent and reasonably innovative, but service certainly affected our impression negatively. Despite writing out our starter selections (and handing to server), wrong item was given with minimal (if any) apology. Following this, we’re fairly confined our entree selection order was either lost or not entered, as we waited almost 45 minutes for them to fully arrive after finishing starter. To be a Michelin quality restaurant, they’d need to improve service, refine the menu, and change the ambiance (too frenetic).

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vipElissaF
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the tasting menu and it was an Incredible culinary experience. We found it hard to rank our favorite dishes but we both agreed the wagyu dish and the dessert were amazing, every bite.

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cathcam
Cleveland
32 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Chefs menu was amazing. Very interesting food choices and preparation. Service was excellent. Outside tables were a bit noisy but inside was loud.

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ChristinaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at Stubborn Seed, we brought friends to celebrate their pregnancy. I was so impressed that they accommodated her restrictions with ease for the surprise tasting menu and the bartender created her a fun mocktail! Exceptional food and service from Chef Jeremy and his team :) Such a memorable experience (best music playlist too) and the highlight of our Miami trip. We’ll be back! Cheers

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Tasting experience does not live up to price. Creations not well balanced (for example, lemon zest in tuna tartare dish overpowering, mint in salad was excessively bitter), service was fair, course timing was poor at best (with dishes initially feeling rushed and then taking forever near the end). Needs improvement to make the cost worth it.

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vipMelft
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner at Stubborn Seed. We ordered the chef’s choice tasting menu and it was not just a meal, it was a memorable experience. The food presentation was very artful and the flavors were incredible. I especially loved the red snapper-I haven’t had a fish dish so delicious since Nobu’s black cod with miso! I also thought the blueberry dessert was perfect—the olive oil cake was so good. I would highly recommend the Stubborn Seed.

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vipLindaD
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the Subburn Seed all around. The food and its presentation are above and beyond. The music level in my opinion could be turned down a few notches. The food experience and my dining companions are what matters.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I ordered everything on that menu . Nothing was remotely edible

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vipmqumartin
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

We had dinner on a Saturday night to celebrate our friend’s birthday. Got there at 8:30 and were seated immediately, waited 15 minutes before someone asked us what kind of water we wanted. We ordered the 8-course tasting menu, food was fantastic, but timing between courses was extremely long and we missed our upcoming post-dinner plans. In total, we were there for 3.5 hours. They gave us a couple wine pairings since we had to wait so long, which we appreciated. And the manager did comp our 3 cocktails and 2 waters, but not until after we mentioned the long wait times. I wouldn’t recommend this place to anyone for the fact that the waitstaff was aloof and timing was terrible.

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NYCfoodie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful experience with a restaurant that clearly cares about its customers. They had our name printed on the menu for our anniversary celebration. Our server Kassandra was so attentive, as well as the rest of the staff. We order the cacio e Pepe puffs, rabbit mosaic and jalapeño fritters as starters. All amazing. We had the chicken and red snapper for our mains and they were both outstanding. For desert, we had the chocolate sponge cake with horcata ice cream and Chile sauce. It’s amazing how the chefs really blend all these amazing flavors together. If Miami had a Michelin guide, I’m sure this restaurant would earn a star. Would definitely come back!

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Stubborn Seed is rated 4.7 stars by 1485 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.