A Culinary Delight

Nineteen61 a recognized premier fine dining destination in Florida has been brought to life by the owner and lead Chef Marcos Fernandez. The menu is full of memorable and exquisite items that combine a modern Spanish style accompanied by a Latin American twist including a Southern propensity. 

 

A Culinary Delight

Nineteen61 a recognized premier fine dining destination in Florida. Our menu is full of memorable & exquisite items that combine a modern Spanish style accompanied by a Latin American twist including a Southern propensity. 

 

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Our Story

Welcome To Nineteen61

Nineteen61, we position ourselves as a benchmark for Lakeland dining. A new standard that shows what is possible—what Lakeland diners should expect from their restaurants. Despite of it all, including of our humbling success, it has never been about monetary success. It is not about recognition or press. Instead, it is about the food, the freedom, and sharing these bounties with a community we love.

With the understanding of quality and the value of creating an in depth memorable experience beyond a crafted dish, the wine poured in your glass, and linens on your table- we believe it requires more than just that.

Bar61

Bar61 was born out of a passion for connecting with people. What started as a beer and wine bar has blossomed into a comprehensive and compelling bar program with the support of the community, and under the direction of Nineteen61 partner, Emerson Bamaca. 

Banquet61

From catering to a full-service venue Banquet61 offers quality custom menus to fully equipped audio and visual rooms. Whether you’re looking to host a business meeting, event, or celebrate a special occasion we would love to help you create a memorable experience at our exclusive event and catering space.

Nineteen61

You deserve more than just good food and drinks. You need a memorable experience that will bring delight to all your senses.  From the moment you enter our establishment, our goal is to share with you food and service that fills both your body and soul. 

Only the Best

Fresh Ingredient’s

Satisfying our appetite to offer the Nineteen61 experience requires partnering with local growers for pure and rich ingredients: our chickens, our pigs, our honey, our produce are locally grown and rasied.

$38

FILET MIGNON

Sous-vide center cut beef tenderloin, cooked to temp served with Manchego risotto & veal glacé | 6oz.

$32

Chipotle Salmon

6oz chipotle honey glazed salmon, vegetable of the day, jasmine rice & aji verde

$32

ROPA VIEJA

Short rib, sofrito, bell pepper, onion, and manzanilla olives served with manchego risotto, sweet plantains, & plantain

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Testimonials

What People are Saying

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was excellent.”

The place was packed yet we never felt rushed and our server was very attentive. We were celebrating birthdays and they went above and beyond to make our evening special. We will be back!

Tricia G

Best restaurant in Central Florida hands down. Service and food are Top Notch.

Best “Mojito” I have ever had along with great music. The staff goes above and beyond to make you feel welcome. Thank you “Nineteen61” for providing such a fantastic environment for customers. Definitely, My Favorite Restaurant. We will be back very soon!!!

L Pecker

Such a delicious dinner at this delightful Latin restaurant in downtown Lakeland.

The cocktails were outstanding and I particularly enjoyed the Grand Mariner crème brûlée. The portions were enormous and so tasty, particularly the pollo alla brasa. Such courteous, charming servers, too: ask for Jack!

“The churrasco was marinated wonderfully and cooked perfectly.”

Great Food, Great Bar, and Great Staff. The owners are always working to ensure a great experience for all of their guests. One of my favorite things is to sit at the bar for dinner and drinks. The bar staff is amazing and the drinks are on point.

Steve Weber

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