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Ranked #4 of 452 Restaurants in Lakeland
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Always on the lookout for a good place to have brunch. This was one of those times. I could not be happier with the service or the food. This was an excellent brunch, especially the hanger steak and eggs. That meat must've been marinated in some sort of chorizo sauce. It was very tasty. By all accounts it was a great experience. Just remember, you need to make a reservation. That place gets full very quickly.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I frequent Ninenteen61 at least every couple of months. However, my most memorable dinner was New Years Eve. The food was great, the service was outstanding, Chef Marco is awesome, and it is a very quaint Restaurant.

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1  Thank jluffman2016
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Just found out that Nineteen61 has a Sunday brunch. We popped over without reservations, but were able to sit at the bar. This turned out to be a great treat for us. Ricky was serving, and he instantly made us feel welcome. We ordered the unlimited mimosas, and the champagne kept flowing. A beaker of OJ was provided to add as little or as much as we wanted with each refill.

The basket of pastries of the day was described, and we just had to try the tasty assortment. Best flavor by far was the fig and cream cheese tucked in a very crisp filo dough.

Eggs benedict was just delicious. Perfectly poached eggs on a crispy biscuit with shaved ham. The generous hollandaise was creamy with a delicious ratio of butter and lemon. Never again will I have eggs benedict with a bland English muffin and a slab of Canadian bacon.

Ricky treated us to a tiny taste of their four year old 'acorn fed' ham. It was very mild and had almost a fruity or fig flavor. It is used in several of their recipies.

We also had our first sample of a 'caper berry'. They are not at all what I use for cooking. .... which I was told are the buds. These berries are more the size of an olive, and I'm guessing they're used as a garnish for the bloody marys....just a hunch. They do have a distinct flavor... a bit 'puckery'.

We passed on the desserts, but the daily assortment did sound delicious.

All in all, we were warmly welcomed, pleasantly entertained, and treated to great flavors and service.

This restaurant only seats about 42, and reservations are suggested. There is outside seating, too.

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1  Thank mimiandp0ps
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Excellent dinner & service.
Lakeland has the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the world commissioned by a visionary dean of the local college.

Thank Tom N
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for fine dining in Lakeland, you MUST go to Nineteen61. Phenomenal food, great atmosphere and great service! Top notch for sure!

Thank BrandiLkld
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