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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:45PM - 10:00PM
One of our favorite fine dining spots in Lakeland. Thanks for the great meal once again
Great food and atmosphere! The service was also great!
Went for Sunday brunch to this favorite restaurant and was not disappointed. The guava pastry was simply divine. Enjoyed quiche and salad while my dining partner devoured the chicken and waffles. We will keep returning!
We went for our anniversary. This was the second time we had eaten there. Blown away again. The thought and care they put into each customer experience, from the food to the entire staff is second to none.
The food was amazing! Nineteen61 is our new favorite for sure!!
Great wine list, and lovely gourmet dishes pair to perfection, cozy and warm place, intimate.
This is one of my favorite restaurants for dinner time and was excited to be able to try on a Thursday for lunch. Food and service was exception and full of flavor.
Out of a lot of items on menu & wine list. Menus not updated. Poor service from one waiter. This restaurant used to be fantastic. It’s gone down hill lately over the last few months.
Sat outside this time .... wonderful
The outdoor space is beautiful, but can be a little loud next to the street. Everything I've had here so far has been delicious. Watch out for those bottomless mimosas though, they really mean it.
Very nice Sunday Brunch. Menu was very appealing, good choices, food excellent. Service was outstanding. Hanger Steak & Eggs was cooked perfectly. Eggs Benedict were perfect. Very enjoyable outing.
Food was superb. Drinks were a bit pricey. Overall, we love this place and will come back again and again.
Our trip to the restaurant was based on comments appearing in local newspaper. We found the restaurant small for the number of dinners, which caused communication among our dinning to be difficult to understand . The comment of high prices for the meals was true and was further emphasized by the small quantity of food provided. For example, the Paella, $38, had 3 shrimp. two scallops, 4 small clams, and only a touch of other items mentioned on the menu. The total amount of food provided for the cost may have been a handful. Other meal orders were the same when it came to quantity. Very disappointing.
Fabulous night! Food was amazing from start to finish.
As always, fantastic. Chef Marcos always makes us feel appreciated, even though we may visit once a year. Highly recommended.
Awesome, need I say more
Four of us went to 1961 to celebrate a birthday. Everything was perfect - from our welcome to the birthday card signed by the staff! It truly felt like a special occasion.
The octopus appetizer was delicious and I can highly recommend the Lomo. The meat was so tender and perfectly seasoned.
The wait staff was very professional and attentive without being smothering.
One of the best restaurants in Lakeland with ability to compete with the best in Tampa or Orlando. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Dinner was special occasion which the acknowledged with personalized menu and a card signed by the staff. Elegant setting and unique options. Will be back!
We always enjoy our experience at Nineteen61. The food is creative and exceptional. We ordered the Brussels appetizer and the Ropa Vieja, both highly recommended. They were not serving the Lechon appetizer due to a supply issue, but that is our favorite. It was our 20th Anniversary and they had our names on the menu and a signed card was presented. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. This is a very special restaurant and Lakeland is fortunate to have it here!
A birthday celebration turned very special with a complimentary dessert and a card signed by all the employees.
We enjoyed ourselves.
We were there for Easter Brunch and as always it did not disappoint. The food was absolutely amazing, and was very reasonably priced for brunch. We loved the relaxed feel of the patio, and really enjoyed the live music. My two favorite dishes are the Eggs Benedict and the Chicken & Waffles. And, don't forget the breakfast potatoes, as they are fantastic!
Wonderful and Delicious Food!! Attentive service by our waiter Jodie. Can’t wait to dine here again!!
Everything was great but they set the table up in the sun. We were the only table full with vacant tables. I complained it was to hot as son as we got there but they wouldn’t accommodate. Two of our guest had to pick up there food and plate and eat in the shade in a bench. Not very good service by the manager on staff. Waitress was the best. Food was very good small portions. Would not eat there again due to the poor management with poor customer service.
We sat outside, and while there was some road noise to contend with, it didn't inhibit conversation. The food- you guys, the food. Easily in the top three best meals I've ever eaten. We ate the Brussels sprouts appetizer, had a glass of wine and the orange ginger as a cocktail, and the Angus hanger steak as the entree. Best steak I've ever eaten, and paired with a wonderful black bean risotto. Every course was amazing. We will definitely be back. Please visit this restaurant, you won't regret it.
Marcos is the best! His menu is the best and we always love his table-side visits to make sure your happy and to catch up!
We celebrated an anniversary and the personal touches provided by the restaurant and staff made is such a special evening. The food and service were superb.
Nineteen61 has amazing service and the best food of any restaurant I’ve ever been to. The meals have so much flavor! Highly recommend!
We Absolutely!!! Love!!! this place. Always impressed and grateful that Lakeland has a unique spot to visit for a fine meal.
The service was great. We sat outside on a chilly evening but, even with the cold we all enjoyed the atmosphere. The appetizers were very nice, the steaks were perfectly seasoned and the desserts were delicious. I can't wait to try their Sunday brunch!
My wife and I had a wonderful experience eating dinner at Nineteen61. We started with a glass of the Cava which was excellent. Since we just came back from Europe and expended our wine selection from strictly bold new world cabs to Northern Italian Amerone and some Spanish wine we selected the Amerone which, again, was fantastic. The scallop appetizer was very good. My wife had the Angus Hanger steak which was cooked to perfection as was my fillet. The service was outstanding and the owner's personal interest in the quality of our wine and food was very much appreciated.
Awesome! Delicious! The best!
Sunday Brunch was fantastic. Bottomless mimosas served and refilled continuously be an attentive and professional waiter. Pastry basket was excellent with the standout treat being the serrano ham and cheese biscuit. Main dishes were Eggs Benedict and Huevos Rancheros; both were excuisite in presentation, flavor, texture, and balance of spices.
My husband and I frequent fine dining restaurants in Tampa and also in Birmingham, which has a very progressive food scene. The food at Nineteen61 is on par or better than any Tampa restaurant and equal to many in Birmingham. The octopus appetizer is amazing! Everything we had - appetizer, salad, main course and dessert were right on the mark! Service was gracious and unintrusive. It is a small space so the noise level can vary depending on your fellow diners but not unbearable. We are already planning to return and take friends!
Great, unique food and presentation. Wish it was closer to home
We just moved to Lakeland from Manhattan where you find tons of restaurants. Nineteen61 ambiance and food are tops and at par if not surpass the food quality in places we dined in NYC. The chef’s food was perfect and the price is reasonable.
We highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely come back.
We celebrated our 5th Anniversary at Nineteen61 The staff created a personalized menu for us with our name on the menu
We were treated to fantastic champagne
The food was stunning and the service was the best.
We would highly recommend Nineteen61 for s fine dining experience.
We enjoyed a wonderful meal and spectacular service! Nineteen61 will continue to be our favorite date night destination.
Overall Ninteen61 is outstanding! Elegant dining, excellent service, and amazing food. I was very pleased with the entire experience and I highly suggest dining with them!!
Everything was fabulous! Celebrated our anniversary & every detail was perfect - the menus even had a personalized message to us! Filet was absolutely cooked to perfection & delicious! Very romantic!