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Stubborn Seed, Miami Beach, FL

Stubborn Seed

4.7
4.7
1967 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.

A la carte and the tasting menu are available Sunday - Thursday. Only the tasting menu is available on Friday & Saturday. Dress code strictly enforced. Our tasting menu cannot accommodate gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian diets.

A cancellation fee of $50 per person may incur if not cancelled within 24 hours of the reservation. On holidays and special occasions, prix-fixe menus may be exclusively offered, and a la carte will not be available. On holidays and special occasions, cancellations fees are $100 per person.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (786) 322-5811

  • 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's Tasting Menu

    $150.00 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 $150 per person plus tax and gratuity, pre payment not required. Tables over 5 guests will be served family-style.

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What 1,967 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
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Miami - Dade

    American

  • Miami Beach

    Notable Wine List

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  1. P

    Paulo

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great service done by Luis
  2. MD

    MDCNJ

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    This is a difficult review to write. While the food and service is exceptional. The experience was very disappointing. Ordering a chefs tasting menu of the caliber of Chef Ford comes with high expectations and anticipation. And you expect to get what you pay for— we did not. The cadence of the second half of the menu was slow and uneven with no explanation. Our wine ran out when I asked the waiter what was going on he said he would speak to the manager. Wine was then suggested, offered and poured clearly to be complimentary: it was not! Two glasses of fine red wine offered by the manager and appeared on the bill for $68.00. This was no error; you can read other reviews and hear the same story of the Michelin starred restaurant. Let me close by suggesting for wonderful and impressive dining experience try Joe Andreas Baazar, Thomas Keller Surf Club or Jean-Georges Vongerichten Matador Room. All will deliver memorable experiences. Chef Ford, we will not return to your restaurant.
  3. HV

    HilaryV

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were some of the very best in miami
  4. XN

    XimeNZ

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved Stubborn!! The attention was really good, the food delicious, was a gratefully experience, definetely worth it.
  5. K

    Kmac

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We had the a la carte option, and were underwhelmed with the originality and taste of a number of the dishes. The truffled bravas were decent but not especially tasty, the foie gras was poor (watery and acidic- and it should be neither). The truffled chicken was tasty, while the swordfish we had was well cooked but not especially flavorful (corn jus excepted). In the peanut candy bar dessert the amazing banana ice cream showed up the rest of the dessert as sub par.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for a nite out with my wife. We got an early dinner reservation (6:15pm) to ensure sufficient time to eat, drink and talk. Food was amazing, and so was the service. We didn’t get any cocktails but we got an excellent bottle of wine and a five dishes as dinner. Would recommend it and will get back soon Thanks Stubborn Seed for such an amazing evening and experience… FA
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Everything was great but the food took WAY too long. Over 20 min in between courses. We were there for almost 3 hours
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Not what I was expecting, especially for the price. Not a Michelin experience at all. Drawn out, not good music. The food was mediocre. Just not worth the chefs experience.
  9. T

    Tlars

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding.....my wife and I've been to a number of 1-star Michelin restaurants all across Europe and Stubborn Seed is every bit as good. Wonderful fusion of flavors, every dish was very well appointed.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my best friend out for his 30th on a Saturday. The curated menu was delectable and we had a great time. It was excellently paced and our server Jackie was amazing. The drinks and food are presented masterfully and are unique. Would come again!
  11. D

    Disdude28

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Servers were very kind acknowledging birthday multiple times
  12. AH

    AlwaysHungry

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal ever! Perfect way to celebrate partner's 32 birthday. So memorable and delicious. Really happy we did the wine pairing with the coursed tasting menu.
  13. AA

    AndreaA

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply outstanding — delicious and perfectly flavored food, gracious and knowledgeable service, upscale fun (tho not at all stuffy) vibe. I would go back in a heartbeat!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We chose this restaurant and the Chef’s tasting for our 25th anniversary dinner. This was the first time we had eaten at a Michelin Star restaurant. The food was incredible! We have eaten food this good in our entire lives, and I’m a foodie. There were things in the courses I never would’ve ordered in a million years, but to much my surprise things like raw oysters and raw tuna were absolutely mouth watering. The service was good, but we had so many it was dizzying. The drinks from the bar were top notch and prepared very well. This night will be a night to remember for my husband and I.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greece

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Its simply my favorite place, everything is Amazing!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    I think this restaurant is a lot of hype. The presentation was beautiful, but food was average except for the oysters which were amazing.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most spectacular dining experience. Your taste buds will go on a rollercoaster of emotion. Highlights were the asparagus noodles and cacio pepe cheese puffs. Stunning location, drinks were on point. Will be thinking about this meal for a long time.
  18. MF

    MichaelF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Top notch better than expected. Highly impresed must go
  19. CG

    CarolG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We enjoyed every moment. We chose the tasting menu option and did not regret it. The eight dishes and dessert were delectable, and paired with an amazing selection of champagnes and wines. The staff was very professional and friendly. I would highly recommend Stubborn Seed to anyone who wants to treat themselves to a very special meal.
  20. BQ

    BuffaloQueen305

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and ambience was excellent. A bit pricey but very good.
  21. SO

    SaminaO

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal at Stubborn Seed, we decided on the tasting menu and every course was delicious and had exciting and unique touches. Service was impeccable with menus with our name and celebration for the evening. We went expecting it but every cocktail we tried was amazing, probably the best I've ever had.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely flawless, start to finish. Every dish was inventive but accessible. So many unexpected accents to each dish, and yet everything worked together incredibly well. Literally the only complaint is that it was loud in there; concrete floors, high ceilings, and no sound dampeners. It wasn’t off putting, but it did make it challenging to have a conversation. Honestly, though, it was fairly easy to ignore once the food started coming out. Just don’t expect to have a quiet, intimate conversation, heh. But I would go here a million times if I could afford to do so. Definitely a fabulous special occasion / dinner out with friends kind of place. LOVED it.
  23. B

    Brian

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and excellent service!
  24. D

    kennyD

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the best experience at stubborn seed! Everyone was so nice! Shout out to Luis for being a great waiter. I would recommend the tasting 100%!
  25. B

    Bianca

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far one of the most incredible culinary experiences I've had, all of us were impressed by the food, service, and ambience.
  26. w

    wines123

    Montreal

    324 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    324 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great food, the tuna appetizer was very cool...
  27. l

    localdiner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing focused professional approach to food as a kitchen and service team outstanding. The menu is limited but the dishes have such singularity and execution.
  28. H

    Heidi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Food was outstanding and service was exceptional.
  29. D

    Dolph

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did the 8 course tasting menu with wine pairings and everything was thoroughly spectacular. The staff and service were impeccable. The overall experience was the best I've had in South Beach, and puts other spendy menus around here to shame.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff and great atmosphere. Great experience!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    100/10 amazing service and food
  32. VC

    VanessaC

    Miami

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was delicious but the experience menu it’s too small.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We had the set weekend menu. The food was very good, we were first seated in the bar area on some very uncomfortable benches. After talking to the manager he was able to move us midway into our meal to the dining room at a regular table which made the dinner much more enjoyable able.
  34. MB

    MelB

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great meal with unexpected and fun flavors, without straying too far from traditional highlights. The drinks were out of this world good!
  35. M

    Migueld

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was really a great experience. The food was excellent, service impeccable and the ambiance great. Great job !
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This a great place for a special occasion or birthday. The tasting menu was an experience in itself and adds to any special occasion.
  37. T

    Traveler

    Miami

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for dinner on a Thursday night. We started with a bottle of wine and the pickles and Cheese Puffs appetizers. The Bread was light and delicious. It melted in your mouth. Then we ordered the Crunchy Truffle Bravas. These were small fried potatoes that were delicious. We also had the Yellowfin Tuna that came with this cream sauce that was to die for. It’s a very small portion. So I suggest each person order their own. It comes with a small bowl of lavender and oranges that smells very good. We then had the Truffle Chicken for the main course. For dessert we shared a strawberry cake. This was more than enough food for 2 people. The restaurant filled up fast and the service was excellent. Also Jeremy Ford was there working in the kitchen.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing. Food was spectacular. We really enjoyed the experience. Only disappointment was that the tasting menu was not available after 9pm and we were not aware of this so we couldn’t order it. But the food was still 10/10.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food is really good, and for the quality reasonable prices, but the loud music (hard rock) ruined the dinner. Almost unbearable, and it is a shame because the place has a great potential. Hope they change this
  40. LY

    LocalYokel

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really great flavors. Some things were a little peppery. The lady at the table next to me took a bite of the lamb and started coughing right away. Pros: tasty, innovative, thoughtful Cons: surprise tasting menu is intractable. They asked for allergies and i mentioned that I absolutely did not eat swordfish and the waiter said he would ask. Low and behold, the swordfish was served. I couldn’t eat it. I just felt badly because I hate food waste and the entire dish was discarded. They did give us a torchon of foie that was lovely. Overall would return but would not repeat the surprise tasting menu unless you’re ready for a lot of food and no changes.

FAQs

Stubborn Seed does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Stubborn Seed is rated 4.7 stars by 1967 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Stubborn Seed

101 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Additional information

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (786) 322-5811

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