Stubborn Seed

4.7
1103 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.

SAFETY MEASURES:
- Prior to opening our restaurant went through professional deep cleaning and was treated with disinfectants and sanitation sprays
- The dining room has been reconfigured to keep tables 6ft. apart
- Team members are using masks & gloves at all times
- All table tops, menus, surfaces, plates, glassware, & utensils are disinfected and sanitized after each use
- Team members are adhering to strict hand washing standards
- Several sanitation stations are available for guests to access hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and paper towels
- Team members temperatures are being taken prior to

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Daily 5:00PM - 6:00PM 10:00PM - 11:30PM

What 1103 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was 10/10. We ordered 1 of everything on the menu and each dish was better than the next. We are a group of 4 foodies from NYC and this meal truly lived up to the NY standard.

Also, all of the staff were great. Friendly, helpful, honest and super passionate.

Super creative and delicious food with great service. We will be back.

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TimothyW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing. And the food was delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Food was fine but hard to enjoy when it is all thrown at you in the first 5 minutes you sit down. Service was snotty and disinterested. Asked for a table outside and said they were all reserved, but this was clearly not true bc no one sat at any of them. Just say you aren’t seating outside, don’t make things up.

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viphistandards
London
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding and inventive food. Certainly one of the best restaurants in South Florida.

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LindsayR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at Stubborn Seed was delightful, attending to our group's questions with great service and timing throughout the tasting menu. I would HIGHLY recommend this for other diners seeking an artisan meal with thoughtful pairings.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, great food, great service!

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Anita
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the chef's tasting menu, and it was wonderful! Each course was great, each getting better. Our server was very attentive. We had a great experience.

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RosarioD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was wonderful, our sever was excellent. Our main complaint is the noise level and hard rock music which seems inappropriate for a foodie dining experience .

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the fixed price menu and the food was fabulous. Sat outside which was nice. Our waiter, So, was great. I recommend this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chefs tasting menu was excellent. Highly recommend, especially with the wine pairings! Only complaint is that the tables were very close together.

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TonyS
Miami
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks so much!
I have had the pleasure of eating Jeremy Fords food for years in south florida and he and his team never miss the mark
I was happy to share this experience with my friends who had never dined there before.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fantastic and coming from new York felt very reasonably priced. 100$ a person with wine for food that was memorable is truly a great experience.

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vipTylerF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We sat 40 mins late, but I understand it’s tough to turn a table sometimes. After we sat, no one was apologetic and it took another 25 minutes to get our drinks. After another 30 minutes without food, we decided to cut our losses and get the check for what we consumed. The staff was rude and dismissive at our decision. For all the wonderful restaurants in Miami, I feel it’s a safe bet to dine elsewhere.

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KathleenD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the staff was superb! Enjoyed it through & through!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We did the tasting menu and although the food was generally speaking great, there were a few dishes that lacked that magic that makes you come back again and again.
1. The oysters: these tasted like an onion lemonade. The ice, the onion and the lemon made it very difficult for the oyster itself to shine.
2. Tuna tartare: It was just okay. The fish was cleaned and cut properly, it was very fresh, but the dish lacked that flavor that makes you pick up the fork and wish for more.
3. Gnudi: This dish was really tasty. The ricotta, the mushrooms and the pine nuts they all came shining every single bite.
4. Cacio e pepe bread: This cheese puff was very delicious, and the home made pickles were balanced in sweet and sour, but it’s just a cheese puff in my opinion.
5. The red snapper: was delicious, perfectly cooked, although I wish the skin was crispier. The broth was a bit strong on its own, but overall it paired well with the cauliflower and the fish.
6. Wagyu from Australia: I was expecting more marbling, hence more fat, therefore, I was expecting to chew this piece of meat a bit less that filet mignon. The meat was cooked perfectly, but there was nothing truly special about this wagyu or the dish itself.
7. Dessert: Desert was okay. The strawberry and olive oil cake dessert was fine, the donut filled with chocolate and hazelnut was good, but nothing I haven’t tasted in a Ferrero Rocher chocolate before.

The stars from the tasting menu were definitely the gnudi
and the red snapper. However, I was expecting to be wowed and I was not. The oyster were a really bad start, maybe the chef should use a different palate cleanser or balance this dish a bit more.

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vipMilano
Washington DC
303 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice evening - great food/service and ambiance
Portions are large and very filling

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vipkarah
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all agreed it was the best meal we had during our week long vacation, and we only ate at top rated restaurants. Our service was exceptional from start to finish. A truly wonderful evening.

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vipCarlosA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Too noise, slow and lousy service, but very good food

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s the best meal you’ll ever have. Must go spot!

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Molly
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. We enjoyed the tasting menu and it was a delight from start to finish. Some of the most memorable bites were the oyster, the pickle garnish, the ricotta and the local mushrooms. If it had not been taboo I would have licked the plate to get every drop of sauce from the red snapper dish. The service was professional and friendly. We had a fantastic experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In 1 word - WOW!
Tried the tasting menu, each and every plate was so tasteful, balanced and mind blowing.

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Bill
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Not worth any penny. Spent nearly $ 500 for 2 people. American continental cuisine- nothing special . We did a chef tasting menu. Nothing was outstanding or wowed us considering any Michelin star restaurants within the same price range. Service was terrible, I was serving wine to ourselves all night long and kept asking to replenish water a few times. It was a Monday night , Presidents' Day. Also noted that it was birthday celebration via open table not sure if it was considered or just missed since dessert came without any bday identification. The only highlight that they had my favorite wine from Napa valley.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was great overall! Service was pretty slow and inattentive.

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davidL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

worst restaurant. Waited 1.5 hours for table. Food took 30 mins between course. Food was not even good.

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vipdindin
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Absolutely brutal experience at Stubborn Seed. We were seated an hour late for our 8:30 reservation for a tasting menu reservation. Multiple parties seated at the same time or after us were served (and completed dining) ahead of us. We had only 4 of 7 courses by hour 3. When we asked about our 5th course, our waiter was hostile. The manager tried to unsuccessfully smoothe it over. We left paying $200pp (after a discount!) for an incomplete meal while enduring a rude wait staff. The food was great, and we wanted to love the experience for an important birthday dinner, but Stubborn Seed ended up being a place we’ll warn others away from as long as we continue to come to South Beach. Too many other good restaurants nearby to waste time and money here. Beware.

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nicolaasv
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Valentine’s Day Dinner, food was good. 7 course tasting, done in roughly 3-3.5 hours. Service was not what I thought it would be from one of the most noteworthy restaurants in Miami. Staff was polite and nice, but it wasn’t above and beyond for the price.

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GleyderC
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I came here with a reservation at 10:30PM . My fiance and I arrived early to a very crowded and noisy restaurant. We waited to be attended and got sat outside where it was much quieter. We were attended by a waitress who brought us some water and afterwards seemed to have disappeared. Our order wasn't taken and we waited 30 minutes until we decided to get up and leave. I very much don't recommend this place on service alone.

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GustavoL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The menu was a bit shorter than I expected, but everything we ordered was incredibly tasty.
I think the service was fantastic once we sat down and I bet it was a bit messy because of the valentine's day. Our server was outstanding, I couldn't be happier with his service.

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vipJessicaW
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

TERRIBLE SERVICE, the food is outstanding but honestly not so great to make us bear that terrible service. DO NOT GOT THERE if you are a large party!

We made a reservation for 7ppl at 8pm and all arrived by 8:50pm and were not seated until 10:40pm because they only had 1 table to fit 7 people and they refused to tell that table they need to turn the table over.

In addition manager was rude when I asked him if he would at least offer a round of drinks at the bar and during our wait managers were both yelling and screaming at a customer, kicked him off and locked the door. Whatever that guy did I never seem people so angry.

That without mentioning the fact that when we arrived it took 15 min for the hostess to show up at the door.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My wife and I came excited for a great meal. We arrived at our reservation time and had to wait an extra 30 minutes. Once we were seated we tried to do the tasting menu but it was over two hours to get through the first 4 courses. Finally we decided we were done and didn’t want to wait anymore for further service and the manger was very rude and condescending. We won’t be back .

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We showed up about 15 minutes late due to traffic, yet I had called and explained during this time what was transpiring, and they had given away our table so we were seated at the bar. Bartenders were super friendly, helpful and knowledgeable of both food and drink menus. Food was unique and delicious.

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rickp
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Once this restaurant is "discovered" you will never be able to get a reservation. My wife & I travel a lot and experience many different restaurants. This will go down as one of the best dining experiences ever. The uniqueness of the dishes and the flavors that are created are incredible. Its just a couple blocks off the beaten path, but well worth the visit. Highly recommend this!!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

super expensive for very little food. tasty, but not worth the price.

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vipJf021261
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was everything and beyond well done!!

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vipAimeeI
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have ever had. Do not miss this if you are in Miami!!!

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vipImnovegan
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

U2 and Michelin stars? Yes! This is your place. We have been to a handful of 3 star restaurants and they all are great but they do come across a tad stuffy. This has the great food with none of the stuffy. The sounds track is 90’s rock! Yes!

Food? We had the tasting menu. Might have been 7 or 8 courses, not sure but it was perfect. Go before this place blows up more and stops playing U2 and starts playing Bosa Nova like the rest. Stay Stubborn!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We had high hopes for Stubborn Seed while visiting Miami. If I’m being honest the food was “just okay” it was served luke warm, and everything was bland. We had 5 courses and we were bothered still hungry when we left. We would consider ourselves foodies so love finding unique places such as this but it unfortunately won’t be on our go to list next time we head back to Miami. I will say our server was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The whole experience was amazing. The food was great, we had a 9 course tasting menu. The service was on point every minute. It was my girlfriend’s birthday and she is a bit of a Top Chef lover, and we’ve been to several restaurants that belong to chef’s from the show. Jeremy Ford is the first that has actually been working when we were there. The bus boy heard us talking about it, and during desert Chef came out and said hello. Best birthday present ever!

My fave course was the oysters. My girlfriend’s was the steak. Everything was smooth, simple, and amazing. We will be back.

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our wedding anniversary dinner. Amazing experience, great food and impeccable service. Not your every day dinner, just that something special I was looking for.
In my opinion this place deserves Michelin star.

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vipVanessa
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stubborn Seed is my favorite restaurant in Miami - they deserve a Michelin star!

FAQs

Stubborn Seed does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Stubborn Seed is rated 4.7 stars by 1103 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 bookings at the moment.