People eating at Red Door Lakeland

Red Door Lakeland

This homey wine bar and bistro near Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland features seasonal eclectic craft food and beverages, including small plates, large plates, vegetarian options and unique desserts.

Red Door Lakeland was the first wine bar to open in Lakeland back in 2009. Over time the popular wine bar made the transition to a full restaurant featuring craft beer, craft cocktails, wine and brilliantly prepared food. Red Door Lakeland favorites include Chicken & Waffles, Brisket Mac ‘n Cheese and Polk Belly BLT. Dine inside or sit on the bungalow’s front porch or patio.

Craft Food & Drinks

Just steps away from Lake Morton, Red Door Lakeland is serves up eclectic craft food and beverages to locals and visitors in a quaint, yet hip, atmosphere. From small plates of cheese and hummus perfectly paired with wines and beer, to succulent specialties like roasted bone marrow and escargot, Red Door Lakeland knows how to get a meal started.

Highlights from the Menu

In addition to a menu that stays as fresh as their fare, Red Door Lakeland features unique dishes you won’t find elsewhere.

    • Chicken & Waffle Sliders – Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Miniature Waffles, Bacon, Cheddar, Burbon Maple Syrup
    • Red Door Brunch – You’ll find interesting and delightfully fresh options for your dining experience. From steak & eggs, deep-fried monte cristo, to corn beef hash, we have the brunch you’ve been looking for.
    • Ultimate Bloody Mary – Red Door Lakeland is very involved in community outreach and participating in events that support local business owners.

Plan Your Visit

Because of the unique nature of Red Door Lakeland’s seasonal menus, diners are encouraged to check the website or call ahead to see what exciting treats and events await them. Management highly encourages reservations.

Red Door Lakeland is across the street from Polk Museum of Art and near the largest one-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture at Florida Southern College.

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Located in downtown Lakeland, the Red Door is one of central Florida’s premier destinations for fine American dining.
Since our opening in 2009, we’ve honored our commitment to bring a culinary experience to central Florida that was authentic, principled, and progressive. While we’ve certainly evolved in the last decade, our commitment remains unchanged. We pride ourselves on our scratch kitchen, craft beverages, classic cuisine with a modern twist, and a pretension-free atmosphere. Melding our values and professional experience into a creative expression, we’ll do our best to help you feel at home. The front porch of our renovated historic home offers a beautiful view of Lake Morton, is steps away from the Polk Museum of Art, and is conveniently nestled in the midst of central Florida’s most unique attractions.

Our team is welcoming, knowledgable, and passionate about providing our guests the best in food and service. Owner, sommelier, and in-house expert Richard DeAngelis is guided by his love and knowledge of wine, craft beverages, and food. His extensive industry experience, garnered through years of academic and experiential education, is a gift. Chef Lucy Cortes-Castaneda has the edge of a New Yorker, the creativity of an artist, and the culinary skills of a true chef. Under Richard’s guidance, our bartenders ensure our beverage program offers the very best in eclectic, hand-crafted wines and cocktails. Eschewing national brands, we value independence and integrity in a way that truly honors our staff, vendors, and guests.

Stop in and experience the craft + comfort of Red Door Lakeland – we’ll make sure you’re taken care of.


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