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Nineteen61

4.8
539 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Latin / Spanish
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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Upscale Latin inspired restaurant where we locally source lots of products & raise our pigs and chickens naturally.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Latin / Spanish
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(863) 688-1961
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Marcos Fernandez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Belmar
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Parking details
Parking is located behind the restaurant.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 539 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

My mother and I took my grandmother to brunch at Nineteen61. It was such a treat! Cody was our server and he was very attentive. He suggested the pastry basket and I'm glad we didn't miss out on that! The food was delicious. The atmosphere was perfect. We really enjoyed our meal and the time spent together.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Amazing first time visit there with a special lady. I couldn’t get over that LAKELAND has a hidden treasure that made you feel like you were in Europe. Wonderful overall experience thank you

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Everything was delightful. Started with the cheese and charcuterie plate which I would certainly recommend. I had the filet, cooked perfectly medium and with a delicious flavor. Dessert was the scrumptious Tres Leches cake. The only comment I would make is that the portions were on the small side for the price. Fine for me but some might prefer larger portions, especially at these prices. Overall, would absolutely recommend this place!!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Love the food and atmosphere at Nineteen61. You feel pampered and special when you dine there.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Our favorite in Lakeland despite being on the pricey side.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We made a reservation at 1961 for 7 people, inside seating and were put outside under the portico of Petals Florist, which was closed for Mother’s Day. There was a terrible smell at the table that we were told later was manure Petals puts in their rose bush flower beds. My daughter ordered the vegetarian quiche, but they were out of it, and there were too many flies. Then it starting pouring rain with wind blowing rain into us. My family visiting from Brandon (5 of them) quickly finished their brunch and left. My husband and I waited til rain let up some before making a mad dash into the actual premises of 1961. We got pretty wet. No compensation was offered us by wait staff or management. Our bill was about $200. However, the owner, Chef Marco came over to us at the inside bar and asked us how Brunch was. I told him our experience, and he apologized over and over and compensated us with dinner for two including a bottle of wine. All in all the food was delicious, the server was great - she got soaked too coming back and forth to our table, the ambience was really bad, but the Chef Marci, the owner tried to make up for our doggy experience. One thing for sure is, Mother’s Day Brunch at 1961 was memorable and unforgettable! We will use the gift card Chef Marco gave us, and I’m sure the dining experience will be much better!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We came for Mother's Day and it was fabulous! The servers were so attentive and very nice. Food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a large party for Mother’s Day and they treated us like royalty. The service was impeccable. The food delicious! We just had a perfect time!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food and service was fantastic for brunch on Mothers Day!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It is my favorite restaurant in Lakeland. Food is excellent and service too

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Simply amazing!!! The service, the food the atmosphere and even the weather was outstanding. We were out celebrating Mother’s Day and we were not disappointed. This was the first time dining here but it will not be the last.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Our second time at this very good restaurant. Last time was early on a week night and it made a difference. The food was prepared faster the first time and the noice level was much better for conversation. To be sure the noise level is directly related to the success of the reastsurant. This time it took too long for our meal to be served. The Amerone wine was once again excellent. We will be back on a week night.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Good food, great service. Went for lunch and will go back.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Overall, the whole course was really good, but my favorite part was actually the coconut gelato.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Ramen...Nineteen61 style and it was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We celebrated our anniversary and received a customized menu, as well as a complimentary drink and treats. The food was beyond delicious!

It's a great place to "treat yo self" in Lakeland. We felt spoiled.

Thanks so much!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Another great meal at Nineteen61!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Amazing meal (everything we ordered was delicious), we sat outside and the ambience was perfect. We did feel a little rushed by the fact that they close at 10:00
but we were not aware of that before going.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Went for our anniversary and all the staff where incredible, felt welcoming and friendly. Food was excellent, truly excellent, wine marvellous. Loved every moment. Adding our names to the top of the menu, wishing us a happy anniversary was such a nice touch as well as card to take home. Brilliant.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Great experience, food was delicious and presented promptly and beautifully. Staff was awesome. Can't wait to go again. You should go!

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

We went for our anniversary... The manager went out of his/her way to make it special. Our names were on the menu with congratulations... we were given a glass of sparkling wine gratuity, and at the end, we were given a card signed by the workers. Service was excellent, food was very good... but we found it a bit pricey for what we received. Certainly, a place I would consider again for a special occasion, but have found other restaurants with equally good food and ambience at a lesser price that I would frequent more often.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

This a very cute little place with exceptional food and service. The dining area is right on the main road, but the noise was not bad at all and we were still able to enjoy the music and hear each other talking. We were celebrating our 10 year anniversary and the staff went above and beyond to celebrate with us. The food was amazing, and good portion sizes. Prices were right on point with what was offered, and the waitress did a wonderful job (wish I remembered her name!) Loved it here, and will definitely be coming back!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

It was my 4th visit. It's always so good. I just can't cook this awesome at home.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Delicious, high quality, fresh food. Pleasant, courteous, well-trained, attentive staff. The feel of a neighborhood family restaurant with 5-Star food and service. Simple, yet elegant, quick yet relaxed, small menu but lots of quality.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We had seen this restaurant on Open Table and were intrigued by the extraordinary items on the menu. We finally had an opportunity to enjoy a Sunday brunch and were blown away by the diverse selections and flavors presented.

We will definitely return to experience the culinary adventure once again.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We have eaten here about 10-12 times. Every time has been a wonderful experience and the food is delicious!! This is our go to spot for date night and love taking people here when they come to town!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Excellent food and service. Owner/Chef stopped by our table to check on our meal. It was great. It,s a little pricey but worth it. We,ll be back!
Steve & Lynn

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Had dinner before heading to a fundraiser with a prom theme. Wanted to do the whole prom experience from formal wear to fine dining. This place hit the mark. Outstanding service and the food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Glorious dining experience. It's my new favorite place for my husband and I to enjoy a delicious meal in a romantic setting. Food and service are always top notch.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

One of our favorite fine dining spots in Lakeland. Thanks for the great meal once again

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Great food and atmosphere! The service was also great!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food was amazing! Nineteen61 is our new favorite for sure!!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great wine list, and lovely gourmet dishes pair to perfection, cozy and warm place, intimate.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Sat outside this time .... wonderful

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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.

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