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Stubborn Seed, Miami Beach, FL

Stubborn Seed

4.7
4.7
1840 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.

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. For more details, please call the restaurant directly to confirm.


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Booked 40 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Logo image for Postmates

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.

Popular dishes

Menu

menu may change daily

Desserts

Pastry Chef - Ana De Sa Martins

  • MILK CHOCOLATE CHILE CREMEUX$13.00

    barley horchata ice cream | chocolate sponge | cherry textures

    • CARAMEL RUM CAKE$13.00

      pineapple à la plancha | coconut-pineapple

      • ROASTED FLORIDA BLUEBERRIES$13.00

        yuzu cream | olive oil cake | pistachio

        • CHOUX BUN$4.00

          Last updated: February 4, 2022

          What 1,840 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

            Best Food

          • Miami Beach

            Notable Wine List

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          1. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Pittsburgh

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined 1 day ago

            overall5food5service5ambience2

            Great experience wonderful staff. Rick was a fantastic waiter, the food was beautifully presented and delicious!

          2. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Montreal

            1 review

            vip
            5.0

            1 review

            Dined 1 day ago

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            As a foodie having experienced some of the best restaurants in the world, Stubborn Seed is at the top of the list in every way. Food quality, ambiance, and total experience was top notch. Can’t wait to go back for this oysters.

          3. A

            Anthony

            Montreal

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined 2 days ago

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Amazing food and experience. The service was also very great!

          4. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            San Antonio

            1 review

            vip
            5.0

            1 review

            Dined 2 days ago

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Absolutely amazing! Can’t wait to return for a different seasonal menu.

          5. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Fort Lauderdale

            3 reviews

            5.0

            3 reviews

            Dined 2 days ago

            overall5food3service5ambience5

            The food was delicious, but the portions were too small. We had to order additional plates and ended up paying more.

          6. MI

            MaxI

            Miami

            1 review

            vip
            5.0

            1 review

            Dined 3 days ago

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Did the chefs tasting menu and had an amazing experience start to finish!

          7. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Hamburg Area

            2 reviews

            vip
            3.0

            2 reviews

            Dined 3 days ago

            overall3food4service3ambience4

            We were excited to have the Chefs Tasting Menu with the corresponding wines to have a fantastic evening but it was more a rush then a nice relaxing dinner. We were rushed through all the courses and wines and after they cleared the dessert, the bill was presented without asking for any digestive or coffee. When you come for a dining experience close to a Michelin star experience that isn’t what you await here. Also there was no explanation of the wine pairing. The food is worth the experience but the whole package is not what you expect

          8. GD

            GDuff

            Atlanta

            14 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            14 reviews

            Dined 3 days ago

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Stubborn Seed Chef’s menu was divine! One of the best food experiences we’ve ever had. And Chef Ford stopped by to say hello; the dishes each were an art and spectacularly flavorful. Highly recommend this experience!

          9. N

            Nicoolas

            1 review

            4.0

            1 review

            Dined 4 days ago

            overall4food4service4ambience3

            We had the Chief's tasting menu. Great experience. Fantastic Oyster (smartly and subtly accomodated) and clam With carrott vinaigrette and Basil foam) , Swordfish (cooked top erfection, with great pairing with picked sides) and Lamb in two very distinct but smartly matching preparations. Definitely worth the voyage (from Europe...).

          10. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Naples

            2 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            2 reviews

            Dined 4 days ago

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Epic birthday dinner service was on point and ambiance was terrific. Def coming back asap! We did the tasting and it was killer all the drinks were delicious too great wine by the glass list too. The Lamb duo and the hamachi were epic and please give me all the cheese puffs! Thanks stubborn seed team you all crushed it thank you!

          11. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Key West

            1 review

            3.0

            1 review

            Dined 5 days ago

            overall3food5service3ambience2

            The food pacing was very inconsistent and we waited for over 45 mins for the main plates. No food variety if you visit again even within 6 months period.

          12. KB

            KevinB

            Washington DC

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined 5 days ago

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            We had the tasting menu with paired wines. The food was on par with Michelin-starred restaurants in Washington, DC and San Francisco - in other words, it was outstanding. The paired wines were solid, but the food was the star of the show. And the staff was simply wonderful. I could see flying down just for dinner and then taking the late flight home. The food is that impressive.

          13. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            New York Area

            1 review

            vip
            5.0

            1 review

            Dined 6 days ago

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Amazing food, wonderful service, fantastic evening!

          14. m

            maximed

            New York Area

            13 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            13 reviews

            Dined 7 days ago

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Great as usual! Everything was perfect. Asparagus noodles should stay on the menu for the next 50 years!

          15. CF

            ClaudiaF

            Miami

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined 7 days ago

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Amazing food! Specially the desserts. I totally recommend this place ❤️

          16. GG

            GillesG

            New York Area

            29 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            29 reviews

            Dined on May 15, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Very fine food, one of the best experience's in Miami. Highly recommended. Definitely worth a visit.

          17. MR

            MarkR

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 15, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            An unbelievable dining experience. Parking can be tough, but otherwise an incredible experience.

          18. d

            diamondi313

            New York Area

            29 reviews

            vip
            4.0

            29 reviews

            Dined on May 15, 2022

            overall4food5service5ambience5

            I love this restaurant. I’ve reviewed it before and it’s always been 5 stars. Unfortunately, last night was a bit rough. We were waiting 30 minutes between a few of the courses. The food was excellent. Presentation and preparation continue to be first rate. The only caveat was the lamb was a little tough. Service was superb. They were doing their best even though we were frustrated by the delays. I will absolutely return, hoping it was an off night. But, it was not the best experience.

          19. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 14, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Great food, great service, lovely ambiance. Stubborn Seed made our 17 year wedding anniversary special. Thank you so much!!

          20. F

            Frank

            Orlando

            4 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            4 reviews

            Dined on May 14, 2022

            overall5food5service4ambience4

            Amazing culinary experience with every subsequent dish building upon the prior one. One of the best prix fix menus in Miami and fully deserving of at least one Michelin star.

          21. GG

            GiampaoloG

            Exclusive

            2 reviews

            5.0

            2 reviews

            Dined on May 14, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Awesome unique fun creative cuisine. Lots of respect for Chef Jeremy Ford and his team. We had the Chef’s tasting menu and it was well balanced, surprising and never disappointing from the 1st to the 8th dish. Wine list was also perfect. We will be back and kudos to Jeremy Ford.

          22. V

            V2ds

            Toronto

            4 reviews

            5.0

            4 reviews

            Dined on May 13, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Great place. Very creative clean food. Definite chef involvement. He was present that day. Top shelf staff. I’d say it’s underrated easily competing with some top places in NY.

          23. SH

            SeanH

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 12, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Food was excellent. Amazing cocktails and ambiance.

          24. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Tampa

            3 reviews

            5.0

            3 reviews

            Dined on May 11, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Absolutely amazing! Can’t wait to come back!

          25. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 10, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            At the risk of overstating our opinion of Stubborn Seed, we eat out a lot. We've tried just about every major and minor restaurant in Miami, not to mention all the places we've eaten at abroad and domestic in NYC, L.A., etc. This was the best meal my wife and I have ever had. It was perfect in every regard. The irony is, we live so close and never tried it until now. You will absolutely not regret dining here. I cannot speak for the indoor dining, but the outdoor was very nice. Absolutely zero complaints. Every dish was exquisite. We did also eat early, so our food was brought, dishes cleared and table cleaned timely and promptly. Our server, Parker was exceptional in explaining the dining options and all the dishes. Thank you for this exceptional dining experience.

          26. g

            grubuff

            Denver

            63 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            63 reviews

            Dined on May 9, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience4

            Other than the host being somewhat unaccommodating this place is a crowd pleaser. Cocktails are inspired and the food as always is super tasty super creative. Try the foie gras. My wife hates liver and she fell in love with it. The chicken I think is a stable and is unbelievable. The sous vide technique really working well with this dish.

          27. J

            Jeffrey

            San Francisco

            3 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            3 reviews

            Dined on May 9, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Outstanding

          28. G

            Gourmet15

            New York Area

            3 reviews

            vip
            2.0

            3 reviews

            Dined on May 9, 2022

            overall2food1service2ambience2

            Food without much flavour except just mostly salty, sweet, or a combination of these basic flavours. Tries to be a 'modern' restaurant, and fails. btw, overall restaurant food quality in Miami is poor.

          29. MS

            MatthewS

            Los Angeles

            21 reviews

            5.0

            21 reviews

            Dined on May 8, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            End-to-end, top notch food, great beverages and a fantastic experience.

          30. M

            Mickigi

            West Palm Beach

            14 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            14 reviews

            Dined on May 8, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            My experience with Stubborn seed is excellent I just wish that I got points for it not really sure why I didn’t

          31. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 8, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Absolutely fantastic tasting menu.

          32. NE

            NoelleE

            New York Area

            2 reviews

            5.0

            2 reviews

            Dined on May 7, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience4

            We were in town for Formula 1 weekend, and were so excited to get a table at Stubborn Seed and try Chef Jeremy’s food! We splurged on the wine tasting on top of the chef’s tasting, and it was so worth it. Every dish was beautiful to look at, and even more delicious to eat. We were having so much fun that we actually ordered an extra bottle of wine after dessert! We sat outside on the patio, which is basically the sidewalk on the corner of a busy intersection. We will likely opt to sit inside next time.

          33. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            New York Area

            5 reviews

            5.0

            5 reviews

            Dined on May 5, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            I’m not being hyperbolic when I say it was the best meal I’ve had in my entire life.

          34. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Orlando

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 5, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            I have never had a better dining experience in my life. Every little detail is taken into consideration to make your dinner enjoyable. The service was beyond excellent. The food was the best I have ever had. The flavors explode in your mouth. I will definitely be coming back!

          35. n

            nycfoodie

            London

            32 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            32 reviews

            Dined on May 5, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            It was our only meal out during F1 race week. Despite the full house, we received the attentive service we expect and the food keeps getting better and better. Bravo to the entire team! Love that the restaurant acknowledges those in the front and back of house!

          36. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            New England

            4 reviews

            5.0

            4 reviews

            Dined on May 4, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            My husband and I were in Miami and had to come try the chef’s tasting menu. The food, cocktails and wine were all out of this world delicious. The service was top notch- shout out to Luis who took care of us! The restaurant is very lively and had a great playlist going the entire night. I would highly recommend this dining experiences if you are in the area!

          37. CB

            ChrisB

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 4, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience4

            The tasting menu is their main feature. Food was phenomenal and service was on point.

          38. SH

            ScottH

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 3, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Exceptional food and friendly service, 10/10 would visit again. Reviewed by @thatdudecancook

          39. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Louisville

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 3, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Uniquely prepared and really delicious from start to finish. It made for an exceptional night.

          40. TS

            ThomasS

            London

            3 reviews

            5.0

            3 reviews

            Dined on May 2, 2022

            overall5food5service4ambience4

            We love it! The size of the portions allow you to try several dishes without feeling overwhelmed with food. Well worth it! Highly recommend.

          FAQs

          Stubborn Seed does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

          Stubborn Seed is rated 4.7 stars by 1840 OpenTable diners.

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

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          Booked 40 times today
          Experiences are available.

          Order delivery or takeout

          Delivery

          • 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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