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Stubborn Seed, Miami Beach, FL

Stubborn Seed

4.7
4.7
2132 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 only available for table service, while the bar is first come first serve. 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.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 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. Events@grovebaygroup.com

  • 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 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. Tables over 5 guests will be served family-style. We are unable to accommodate Dietary Restrictions such as Vegan or Gluten Free.

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What 2,132 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
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Miami - Dade

    American

  • Miami Beach

    Great for fine wines

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  1. AJ

    AlisaJ

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Likely one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in south Florida. Highly recommended. The tasting menu was spectacular. Every course. Simply amazing. A total sensory and tasteful experience. Not cheap but worth it for a real dining experience. We ordered a bottle of wine and a glass to finish off with the last course and dessert. Expensive but totally worth every cent. Terrific service I hope to come back. On par with Pujol in Mexico City as best restaurant overall food and service.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service from start to finish. Winter 2022 Tasting menu is super cool, would not recommend to someone with a lot of allergies and restrictions. Cocktails are so yummy!
  3. MF

    MisterFresh

    Atlanta

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant with gorgeous interior. Staff is on top of everything. Warmly greeted at the door and promptly seated. Food was absolutely delicious and artfully plated. A sensory experience. Fun inventive cocktails. Love this place!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The chairs need sliders or need to be changed out . To hard to get into the table. Just a suggestion. Thanks
  5. DW

    DanielWP

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Ford continues to elevate his game - the cuisine is sensational!
  6. SS

    SussexSteve

    Milwaukee

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was fabulous. We were there on the weekend so had the tasting menu with the wine pairing. Highly recommended.
  7. s

    sarex

    Fort Lauderdale

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tasting menu was exceptional - best Michelin star meal in Miami by far
  8. TP

    TomP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice meal. Food was wonderful, Al courses were delicious. Nice atmosphere and great service
  9. J

    Jason

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service in a very nice but less formal than other Michelin restaurants dining experience.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    8-course Prix Fixe. Delicious, inventive food, expertly prepared and thoughtfully served. The music was low enough that we could hear each other. The meal took over two hours, and we enjoyed every minute. The lighting is a bit low and the decor a bit dark for our taste, but very cosy and comfortable all in all.
  11. T

    Tony

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing experience. From the minute you get in the ambience is nice. Especially that you can see the chefs at work through the glass divider. Each of the courses are delicious with amazing flavors. From the minute you come in to the minute you leave they know how to cater to your needs and give you a unique experience with all the combinations of flavors. I highly recommend the wine pairing as they know how to pair the wines with each course.
  12. DK

    DavidK

    West Palm Beach

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great experience from Chef Ford and team! Tasting menu was exceptional. Each course was an explosion of flavors. Food runner was better than the server. You could feel the passion as he described each dish. Will be back!
  13. FF

    FrankF

    Miami

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our go to spot when on South Beach Great tasting menu
  14. I

    Irene

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Standard “fancy” food. Good but nothing special. Definitely not worth the price tag - much better tasting menus to be found elsewhere. Service was oddly paced: servers would remove our dishes before I finished chewing the last bite but then we’d wait 20 min for the next plate to come out. It was also relatively empty when we sat (~6:30) but we were placed at a table in the very back corner next to the emergency exit door. Plenty of other free tables available. Just a very mediocre experience all around.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful tasting menu
  16. EB

    EddieB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were splendid and it was a really cool atmosphere. But be prepared to put a dent in your wallet.
  17. JA

    JAMES

    Houston

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    What a disappointment. Had to wait for our table for twenty minutes. Had two great starters (potato’s and gnocchi with shrimp). After we finished the starters, the server came over and told us that the chicken we ordered as an entree was sold out and they didn’t have any more. Since there was nothing else on the menu, I asked again and all of a sudden they had chicken again. Very odd. Chicken had a bad texture and did not taste good. Another ordered the swordfish and when it came, they explained the dish as having eggplant purée under the swordfish. The person who ordered this is allergic to swordfish. When we told the server that there was no mention of eggplant on the menu, the manager came over and told us that they can’t possibly put all the ingredients on the menu and we should have been told that we had allergies. Really, I think the server should have asked if we had allergies. Since eggplant was not mentioned on the menu, how would anyone know to ask. Food was mediocre and would not go back.
  18. h

    hugoh

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was great, recommendations were good.
  19. N

    Nyc802

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was inventive and delicious. So highly recommend.
  20. DD

    DonnyD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a gift certificate We are upser about the new tasting menu only. I do not like eating so much and it’s expensive
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food. Cool atmosphere
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It’s was great loved it
  23. JL

    JakeL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    one of the best culinary experiences of our lives
  24. HF

    HollyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic. Highly recommend. Get the wine pairing with the meal.
  25. W

    Wino5940

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I have ever had! The chef is a true super star talent!!! Can’t wait to return!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I was here before when the restaurant opened and my dinner was great. Last night when I came back was able to appreciate the evolution of the food, more complex flavors and taste combinations that surprise even an educated palate. The swordfish was the most rated plate. Chef 👩‍🍳 beautifully enhanced the flavor of this white fish 🐟 The Servers did a great job and were very attentive. Good value for a Michelin starred place. A little bit noisy but lively. Keep doing what yo do! 🤩
  27. VC

    ValeriaC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    El servicio apurado y desatento. Le pedí a la persona que traía muy apurado los Platos que explicara más despacio y no lo hizo Pedí un plato vegetariano y me trajeron pato sobre unas verduras y no lo cambiaron incluso cuando pedí expresamente un plato vegetaríano y hablaba mi idioma no hubo ninguna confusión hubo pura desatención . Nos trajeron el segundo plato sin levantar el primero ( tengo el video o la foto pero no la subo de cortesía ) comimos con las sobras del primer plato en la mesa. La comida nada especial, el postre lo más rico. Usan nitrógeno aparte del plato que te traen supuestamente con algún aroma que no percibimos, no desarrollan ninguna experiencia. Pero sobre todo y lo mas importante a nadie le interesa el comensal todos corren para todos lados se chocan , hay una tensión muy evidente en el aire que nadie se ocupa de disimular , nos trajeron y sacaron un plato porque se equivocaron de mesa, etc y ect no conectan en ningún momento con las personas. Muy económico pero eso no era lo que buscábamos. Nos decepcionó.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing. Do the chef tasting experience and wine pairing. Absolutely incredible!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food amd service. Took the tasting menu and every course was superb
  30. MJ

    MikeJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yes, I would recommend. The restaurant and its decor are inviting and warm, the service and food were excellent and oh the food, oh how incredible everything was. I enjoy fine dining and have dined out a lot and this was truly one of the best meals we have had in South Florida. Great job and we highly recommend!
  31. p

    pfte

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Such a shame !!!! We have to wait more than 1 hour to have the main dishes!!!! And the service was so poor ! We are really sad because we come from the beginning of the restaurant They have to do something to change asap
  32. OW

    OttoW

    Key West

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Noise level was outstanding high, far too much ! Bottle of wine (Rosé) wasn't chilled enough when it came on the table. Food and service great as allways. Thank you, will see you again
  33. RR

    RobertR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Stubborn Seed received a Michelin star this year for the first time - it's very well-deserved. Excellent dishes in a beautiful space. I've eaten all over South Beach and this spot is far and away the best you can find. It's on the level of other Michelin-starred restaurants all over the world.
  34. MR

    MarjoryR

    Miami

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience amazing food highly recommend
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I was disappointed in my meal here. The gnocchi was so salty it was almost inedible. The saving grace was the bartenders outstanding wine recommendations and the guava/passion fruit choux bun for dessert. One of the most balanced and perfect desserts I have ever had. Overall, my expectations are higher for a restaurant of this caliber when it came to food.
  36. VB

    VickiB

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite in every way
  37. RC

    RobertC

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Amazing dinner. I recommend this restaurant
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING FOOD. My favorite restaurant.
  39. JS

    JasperS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Really nice welcome with a personalized menu! We loved the food and the passion from the server explaining the dishes to us ! Unfortunately we took the wine pairing and our wines were always (too) late with little explanation about the wines. For a Michelin star restaurant a better service can be expected! Overal still loved discovering the place !
  40. YZ

    YitingZ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious but the tasting menu's pacing/timing for each dish was way off. Our first 3 courses came out in the first twenty minutes. The subsequent courses came out every 30 to 45minutes. Our wine pairing sat on the table for over 20min before the food showed up in some courses. If they can figure out the pacing, then overall it wouldve been a 5 star experience.

FAQs

Stubborn Seed does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Stubborn Seed is rated 4.7 stars by 2132 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 22 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. Events@grovebaygroup.com

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (786) 322-5811

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