Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Miami - Dade
  4. Miami Beach
  5. South Beach
Stubborn Seed, Miami Beach, FL
Award-winning

Stubborn Seed

4.7
4.7
2581 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Michelin Starred 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. At the helm is 2022 James Beard Award Semi-Finalist and Bravo’s Top Chef Season 13 Winner, Chef Jeremy Ford. In 2022, Stubborn Seed was awarded one Michelin star in the highly coveted inaugural Florida guide.


Stubborn Seed is a tasting menu only restaurant, with the option of a la carte service or the tasting menu at the bar. Reservations are available for table service and also available for the bar. Dress code strictly enforced as smart-casual. We are unable to accommodate tasting menus for guests following a vegetarian or vegan diet.

A cancellation fee of $50 per person will incur if cancelled within 24 hours of the reservation. On holidays and special occasions, cancellations fees will be $100 per person.



Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (786) 322-5211
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jeremy Ford
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion. Events@grovebaygroup.com
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator : (786) 322-5811
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2023
    2. MICHELIN 1 Star 2022
  • Neighborhood
    South Beach
  • Cross street
    Washington​ ​&​ ​1st​ ​st
  • Parking details
    Public parking is available Washington Ave/2nd Street.
  • Public transit
    Miami Beach Free Trolley
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Chef Tasting Menu

    $175.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Top Chef Winner Jeremy Ford takes you on a culinary journey with his exclusive tasting menu where he and his chefs take honest ingredients and elevates them to be splendidly elegant through rigid and persistent execution. The menu is $175 per person plus tax and gratuity, pre-payment not required. We are unable to accommodate Dietary Restrictions such as Vegan or Gluten Free.
    Chef Tasting Menu Photo
  • Elevated Chef's Tasting Menu

    $250.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Top Chef Winner Jeremy Ford takes you on a culinary journey with his exclusive tasting menu where he and his chefs take honest ingredients and elevates them to be splendidly elegant through rigid and persistent execution. The menu is $250 per person plus tax and gratuity, pre-payment not required. We are unable to accommodate Dietary Restrictions such as Vegan or Gluten Free.
    Elevated Chef's Tasting Menu Photo
  • 8-Course Tasting Menu

    $250.00 per person

    Feb 22 - Feb 25, 2024
    Top Chef Winner Jeremy Ford takes you on a culinary journey with his exclusive tasting menu where he and his chefs take honest ingredients and elevates them to be splendidly elegant through rigid and persistent execution. The menu is $250 per person plus tax and gratuity, pre-payment not required. We are unable to accommodate Dietary Restrictions such as Vegan or Gluten Free.
    8-Course Tasting Menu Photo

What 2,581 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Miami - Dade

    Innovative

  • Miami - Dade

    American

  • Miami Beach

    Innovative

  • Miami Beach

    American

2,581 Reviews
  1. StevenV

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I enjoyed a chef prepared menu on our anniversary, and everything was absolutely delicious. The chef’s menu was definitely up our alley and was perfect for our palate. I would definitely come back here for a special occasion.

    Is this helpful?

  2. LisaC

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an incredible experience, we had the 8 course tasting menu, every dish was a sensation, the way all the flavours came together was exceptional!! The staff were wonderful, Michael the manger was so friendly and our waiter Jordan was just lovely and the two fabulous bar ladies knew their stuff! Very knowledgeable… We can’t wait to return… 10/10, not to be missed if your visiting Miami

    Is this helpful?

  3. JJMAN

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stubborn seed was an exceptional dining experience. The food was mind blowing and impressed more with each course. By the final dish, we could not stop thinking and talking about what we had just experienced. Highly recommend.

    Is this helpful?

  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely my favorite restaurant in Miami. Crave the food, admire the team and get inspired by the concept. Every time, every moment! Thank you!

    Is this helpful?

  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most incredible meal you may ever have. Staff is superb. Prepare for an unforgettable evening.

    Is this helpful?

  6. JeffreyN

    Anchorage

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    God awful! 3 hours. Food is OK but not worth the slow service. Never again

    Is this helpful?

  7. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and drinks. The staff were all very friendly, and attentive. The only negative was the pacing between courses. At one point there was 20 minutes between courses twice in a row. Our 2 hour experience ended up lasting more than 3 hours. By the end we could hear all the tables around us complaining.

    Is this helpful?

  8. GreggA

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unbelievable meal. Great service, Great Food, Great Cocktails, Great coffee. It was an amazing evening. Can’t wait to do it again.

    Is this helpful?

  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Have been to a lot of top tasting menu restaurants in NYC and all over the world and this was fantastic.

    Is this helpful?

  10. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was superb as was the service by the entire staff. A truly remarkable and memorable meal event.

    Is this helpful?

  11. RafaelD

    Pittsburgh

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was phenomenal, as always. The pacing of dishes was a bit inconsistent but still a place we enjoyed and will revisit.

    Is this helpful?

  12. Jay1

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I really tried to like the food here, but unfortunately the dishes were underwhelming. There wasn’t any dish that blew me away and made me say ‘wow, this is worth the money’. For $150 per person, you expect an incredible meal.

    Is this helpful?

  13. leelee

    Raleigh

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Our first time visit and a truly unique experience. Menu a huge hit with us and staff was very knowledgeable and spot on with answers to any questions we had. This was a premium priced evening with wine pairings, caviar and truffle additions so one should be prepared for cost. Compliments and job well done to chef and staff.

    Is this helpful?

  14. BouchraK

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Stubborn Seed's Michelin-starred dining experience surpassed all expectations. Impeccable food, unpretentious decor, and good service made for a perfect evening. If you seek a culinary journey without unnecessary extravagance, Stubborn Seed is the place to be. Highly recommended for those who appreciate exceptional dining without the fluff.

    Is this helpful?

  15. ArthurL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A wonderful dining experience. The meal is superb, the atmosphere casual, and the staff make you feel special

    Is this helpful?

  16. Chris

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and ambiance were AMAZING. Only complaint that is almost insignificant is it was cold in the restaurant

    Is this helpful?

  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great gastronomical experience. Only complaint is I booked my Resy months in advance for my birthday. Despite that, my wife and I were not sat in the main dining area and had a table off to the side near the bar. The positioning of the table required us to have to sit on the same side of table instead of being able to face each other. The fact that a Michelin star restaurant would have such a table in addition to the fact they’d sit me there on my special night is quite surprising/disappointing.

    Is this helpful?

  18. LCM1

    London

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous tasting menu. Great place even though it’s a little pricy!

    Is this helpful?

  19. GABRIELD

    Montreal

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great menu.. creative and delicious dishes. Professional service… An overall Fine dining experience

    Is this helpful?

  20. jdkrypto

    Miami

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I was very disappointed that the meals was a Michelin Star type experience in that it took 3 hours from start to finish. The food at Stubborn Seed has always been of a Michelin quality but not the long drawn out "experience" which is not up my alley at all. Its such a shame they now have taken this direction and unfortunately I will not be dining there any more unless they go back to their previous concept of a la carte dining which used to be outstanding and a really great experience! I guess it's a business decision as the prix fix menu is $175 which is fine for me, just not the whole 3 hours process.

    Is this helpful?

  21. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sutubborn was amazing! I liked the starters best because I ended up too full from eating so much. But I have to say that the food was completely up to par and the mix between ingredients, with lots of citrus touches, combining aromas with a lot of sense and without neglecting detail. 😃 They also were very kind ☺️ A fantastic experience.

    Is this helpful?

  22. jomizidoro

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely experience at Stubborn Seed. Definitely a must-go to all Miami citizens and visitors! Best in class food and everyone was very receptive and kind (they even were able to flexibilize the Chefs menu to our friend who is vegetarian). Overall great to be there and hope to be there again soon!

    Is this helpful?

  23. Brandon

    Miami

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Probably the best meal I've had dining out in Miami since the pandemic hit. The quality of dishes finally matched what I was paying for. The pacing of the courses was spot on, we did not feel rushed nor did we have to wait long between each dish. Portions were hearty as well, we found ourselves getting full by the 7th course. I will definitely be back!

    Is this helpful?

  24. AlexanderC

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not one course missed. Each one was exquisite, bursting with flavor. The service was exceptional, special shout out to Luis, Mike Moss, and Enzo!

    Is this helpful?

  25. JnDKV

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautifully composed tasting menu. Each dish had a mixture of incredible flavors that were always distinct and unmuddled. The meal got off to a slow start but by the 3rd course it flowed smoothly.

    Is this helpful?

  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience I’m still bragging about it days later.! We were also very pleased with the wait staff. Their knowledge of the food as well as each pairing wine. Our waiter amazed us with his charismatic nature featuring every course. The chef did not let us down his art of plating left us stunned with his no fear of being different.

    Is this helpful?

  27. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    La comida estuvo espectacular, totalmente vale la pena, experiencia inolvidable, y servicio excelente! Recomendable 100%

    Is this helpful?

  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing tasting menu and very attentive service. Great michelin rated experience. Would definitely return!

    Is this helpful?

  29. CarleyA

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing dining experience. The food and service were impeccable. Will definitely make it back some day. 100% worth the splurge.

    Is this helpful?

  30. LauraS

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second time experiencing Stubborn Seed. It was amazing. We came for my birthday and brought friends—did not disappoint. Only thing is I forgot to use the gift card I had :(

    Is this helpful?

  31. JanK

    Jersey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Average dinner, but not at Michelin star level. Overall quite disappointing, not hitting our expectations. Way too much spices and pepper. Not comparable with European star level.

    Is this helpful?

  32. BeckyDV

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our server/bartender Jackie. The food was delicious. So yummy

    Is this helpful?

  33. HarryW

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The servers and wait staff were very good, however our meal took 3hr+. It’s quoted on their site at 2hr:15min. It was no where near that time. Unfortunately, the overly long, drawn out meal put a big dampener on the overall experience. We often had at least 5-10min+ waiting periods between courses. We added the wine pairing which only had 6x 1/2 glass pours for the 8 courses which left us without a pairing for several courses due to the excessive waiting time between courses.

    Is this helpful?

  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Every single thing we ate and drank here was spectacular! Very thankful the chef was accommodating to a mushroom allergy and made an amazing salad to replace the mushroom risotto course. The service was excellent as well.

    Is this helpful?

  35. JM11

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service were amazing. Unfortunately the strong scent of the space (either air freshener or essential oil) took away from the eating experience. It gave me a slight headache and I could barely smell the food.

    Is this helpful?

  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely celebratory meal (anniversary) but the ambient smell in the air was disconcerting to my husband and said it interfered with the tasting of the wine. I was not as aware of it.

    Is this helpful?

  37. MannyG

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The constantly developing layers of flavor keep you engaged the entire time. A very unique experience, that I’ll remember for a long time.

    Is this helpful?

  38. DanielD

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best dining experience I’ve had in Miami since being here for 3 years from NY . Very unique spot great music and atmosphere to go along with some amazingly creative food.

    Is this helpful?

  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food but slow service and overall experience not at the level of the price

    Is this helpful?

  40. Julien

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love everything of our night. The music, food and service was awesome. Keep it up guys, you have a great thing going.

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

Stubborn Seed does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Stubborn Seed is rated 4.7 stars by 2581 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Stubborn Seed

101 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2023
    2. MICHELIN 1 Star 2022
  • Cross street
    Washington​ ​&​ ​1st​ ​st
  • Neighborhood
    South Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public parking is available Washington Ave/2nd Street.
  • Public transit
    Miami Beach Free Trolley
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jeremy Ford
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (786) 322-5211
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion. Events@grovebaygroup.com
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator : (786) 322-5811
Discover
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
Rentalcars Logo
OpenTable Logo