Stubborn Seed

101 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Critics' Pick
Best Of


  • Monday through Thursday 6 to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday 6 p.m. to midnight, Sun 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 11 p.m.
  • Local ingredients, Wheelchair accessible, Free Wifi
  • Dinner, Brunch
  • Full bar
  • Metered Parking, Street Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
Jeremy Ford — the Florida-born, smooth-scalped winner of the 13th season of Bravo's reality cooking show, Top Chef — has set up shop in Miami Beach. At Stubborn Seed, he's building on his widely publicized win and pumping out dishes the likes of which Miami has rarely seen. There is nai ragi on homemade buttermilk dressing. A puck of warm celery root, braised with lemon juice and olive oil, is treated like meat and paired with slivers of maitake mushrooms, crisped in tempura batter and served with a frothy mustard sauce. Multiple carrot preparations, including foamed, puréed, powdered, pickled, and roasted, accompany a succulent hunk of umami short rib and show off the kitchen's deep skills and dedication. If he keeps this up, Ford is destined to become an icon like some of his long-standing neighbors.

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