Michelin-Starred Combining unwavering devotion with an unrepentant attitude led to the creation of Stubborn Seed Restaurant. It seeks to arouse palate appetites while creating a reward in every bite. This way of thinking raises straightforward elements to magnificent elegance via the strict and consistent application.
Chef Jeremy Ford, the 13th season winner of Bravo’s Top Chef and a semifinalist for the 2022 James Beard Award, is in charge. Stubborn Seed received one Michelin star in the prestigious first Florida guide in 2022.
Time Out says
The seasonal menu at Top Chef alum Jeremy Ford’s eatery includes a variety of American dishes that taste just as wonderful as they look.
The collective sigh of relief heard throughout the city’s gastronomic circles was louder than the celebration of Jeremy Ford’s new restaurant. The Top Chef winner who had quit his job at Matador Room months earlier was back in line. Ford’s second restaurant with Grove Bay Hospitality Group is in the works. Stubborn Seed is his first restaurant by himself. And in a positive sense, he’s just like an obsessed dad caring for his new child.
The eight-course tasting menu demonstrates how meticulously the chef has considered every aspect of the dining experience: small, expertly plated dishes that delight (a warm celery root purée with a crackling maitake mushroom explodes with flavor). And amuse (foam, like the green curry froth beneath Seed’s Maine lobster claws, really makes everything taste better).
Time Out recommendation: Aspiring mixologists should order the Silver Dollar old-fashioned. A self-made cocktail whose ingredients are served to guests on a silver tray.
101 Washington Ave
at First St
Bus 103, 123, 150
Sun–Thu 6–11 pm; Fri, Sat 6 pm-midnight