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Lockbox at 21c Hotel, Lexington, KY

Lockbox at 21c Hotel

4.6
4.6
1027 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Located in Lexington’s 21c Museum Hotel, Lockbox showcases a commitment to sourcing local, high-quality ingredients. Lockbox uses thoughtful yet simple preparations and cooking techniques in a contemporary brasserie setting. Designed by Deborah Berke Partners, the Lockbox space highlights historic features like original marble floors, decorative plaster details, large arched windows and even a historic safe deposit vault that is used for private dining.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 24 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (859) 899-6860

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Nick Fisherkeller

  • Catering

    Lockbox provides catering and beverage service for events at 21c Lexington. The culinary team uses thoughtful yet simple preparations to showcase local, high-quality ingredients. Custom menus are available and a dedicated Event Team will ensure every detail of your event is perfect.

  • Private party contact

    Charlie Cronin: (859) 899-6880

  • Neighbourhood

    Lexington

  • Cross Street

    Upper St.

  • Parking Details

    Street parking is available and valet costs $12.

  • Entertainment

    Adjacent to Lockbox is 21c Museum Hotel Lexington. With over 7000 square feet of exhibition space, 21c Museum hosts dynamic group and solo exhibitions featuring emerging artists alongside acclaimed international artists.The Museum is free and open to the public, 24/7.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1,027 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Innovative

  • Central Kentucky

    Contemporary American

  • Lexington

    Great for brunch

  • Lexington

    Innovative

  • Lexington

    Good for groups

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  1. HL

    HopeL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were amazing! Loved the sweet potato appetizer, kale salad with trout, cod and the desserts were incredible
  2. LG

    LauraG

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I was looking for a place to take my UK student for breakfast. I wanted to reserve a table near campus. We were seated immediately, and service was quick. We ordered the board to start, and everything on it was fabulous. It had pimento, ham, egg salad, pickles, etc. It came with delectable biscuits and crackers. I had shrimp and grits. They were not traditional, but included mushrooms and nice brown gravy. Very tasty. My son had steak and eggs and loved it. My husband did a burger, and said it was very good. Eating out has gotten very expensive, and this was not inexpensive, but the food and service were good. It's pricey for breakfast food, but we enjoyed it. I would go again.
  3. EG

    ElizabethG

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the menu! The service is great and a very pleasant atmosphere. We are regulars now. Lockbox never disappoints!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was incredible! Everything we ordered was outstanding. The service was also amazing-10/10 recommend!
  5. LH

    LauraH

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and food! The roasted chicken pilaf was really tasty!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food was subpar
  7. CF

    ChelseaF

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My husband and I have eaten at Lockbox three times in a week. Our food has been consistently delicious, all of the servers were extremely knowledgeable and kind, and the atmosphere was very relaxed. The Steak Frites are to DIE for! The only disappointment I encountered was the behind the bar customer service and the cocktails were just okay.
  8. K

    Kelly

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our burgers and fries were delicious and the portion of fries was extremely generous. Bailey, our server, was wonderful.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Try the meatballs! Yum!
  10. DO

    DineOutDuo

    Louisville

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our first visit since before CoVid and we had a delightful meal. We split the wedge which was different than most with a Russian dressing with a hint of anchovy, topped with crab. This made for a tasty salad. We both ordered the char grilled cod which was cooked perfectly. The accompaniments were delicious and all sang in harmony with the cod. Staff were all excellent!
  11. EG

    ElizabethG

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have a great dinner and wine at Lockbox!!
  12. MS

    MichelleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the Sunday brunch. Great atmosphere. Great Charcuterie Board!
  13. JB

    JenniferB

    New York Area

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Lockbox has a very impressive bourbon list and our appetizer, vegetable and cod entree were very delicious. However, the strip steak was poor. It was cooked as requested, but had so much fat and gristle that after I could not chew three bites, I set the knife down and gave up. The steak was the most expensive entree and this cut should never have been served. We were there for New Years Eve and stayed at the hotel so let bygones be, well, bygones. I think many other items on the menu are quite delicious. And don’t forget the Boubons!
  15. JH

    JemimaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food and wonderful service. The perfect way to ring in the new year!
  16. DI

    DineInLex

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    First let me start by saying all the food that we ordered was good. I just wish there was more options for main courses or at least a steak that did not involve fries. The menu over all was just kind of odd. The desert we had was the olive oil cake and I could not tell if it was good or not, it just did not have much taste. The space is nice and the staff was very attentive. I just think current menu needs some additions or tweaks.
  17. KP

    KarenP

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had one of the best fine dining experiences in Lexington recently, at the Lockbox. Our meal was a very pleasing culinary experience. The service was excellent thanks to Ruby who also answered all of our questions with ease. Ambience was lovely. Noise levels allowed for easy conversation. We will be back! Our kudos to the chef and kitchen staff. Well done!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The eggs Benedict was amazing, not too heavy and the biscuits were perfectly cooked. They don’t have a massive brunch cocktail list but the bar was able to make regular drinks as well.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Arrived for reservation at 10am before a noon tipoff at Rupp Arena. At 11:20 we still didn’t have our food. I had to ask the server for our check in order to not be late to the game. Brought our check and paid for the Bloody Mary and mimosa that we had then went to the game hungry. Even though we did order and drink those, I thought they probably still should’ve been comped considering everything else. Not to mention the table next to us arrived after we did and had their food for probably 45 minutes when we finally asked for our bill. There were only two of us and all we ordered was a salad and a frittata. At no point did a manager stop by to help and/ or explain the delay. They did give us a free banana bread during the wait, but neither of us are sweet breakfast kind of people. I don’t live in Lexington, but if I did I wouldn’t be back.
  20. GK

    GregK

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My two friends and I had supper there, and we all loved our food, our server, and the whole experience. That almost never happens.
  21. BT

    BarbaraT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food was exceptional - served in an elegant setting. Our server was awesome - she was diligent and attentive but not hovering. I highly recommend the Lockbox.
  22. KC

    KarenC

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was good, the cocktail I had excellent but everything was pulled down a notch because it was freezing in there. I had to eat with my down coat on. Even waitress was wearing a wool scarf.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve.
  24. VV

    VickiV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal. Great service and comfortable atmosphere.
  25. TW

    ToddWhitney

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    my only complaint is that it was cold inside and frankly...it was freezing outside. This was the best mean that I've had in Lexington and will visit EVERYTIME i'm in town. EXCELLENT!!!!!
  26. CM

    CMcr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first visit and we enjoyed the vibe of Lockbox. We had a fantastic dinner with a delicious share board, salads and desserts. Cocktails were great too. Highly recommend.
  27. DH

    DanH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience2
    The food and service were good. Did not like mostly nude pictures of showgirls on the wall. It was cold the whole time we were there and every time the street door was opened the temperature dropped noticeably.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had dinner for the first time at the Lockbox restaurant to celebrate a night out together. Everything we ate was absolutely incredible. The share board appetizer was amazing and the presentation was impressive. My husband had the roasted chicken with pimento cheese Mac and Cheese. I had the pork shoulder and charred broccoli with rice and cheese. We were blown away with everything we tried. We brought the olive oil cake home and the brownie for dessert. They both were delicious. It was probably the best meal we’ve had in Lexington. The Chef and Lockbox team really value great food and service. We can’t wait to go back!
  29. RT

    RebeccaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasantly surprised! Food was delicious and the waiter was very polite. The art makes the experience even more better. Definitely will be back for another visit.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Graduation
  31. SF

    SelenaF

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The wait staff were very slow. We were given a free serving of cotton candy as an apology!! Never had that before! Not sure it really went with my low carb diet - perhaps the salad I ordered wasn't a big enough clue that I was trying to eat healthy.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance is interesting and fun. Service is excellent. The menu is somewhat limited, but selections are interesting. Both of our meals were very well prepared and nicely presented.
  33. TL

    TreyL

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice evening. Great atmosphere, great food, great service and great company
  34. PP

    PatriciaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was excellent. It is elegant and low-key at the same time. Our food was absolutely delicious. The portions are huge; we shared the warm olives with sourdough bread (fantastic), roasted squash, and each ordered an entree (steak frites and bourbon glazed chicken). Result: we couldn't finish, but enjoyed every bit we could! Highly recommend.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Freezing cold inside restaurant. New chef is going to save this place. We went in the past and decided to give it another shot and we are glad we did. Servers were all nice!
  36. SW

    ShannonW

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went to Lockboxto celebrate our 30th Anniversary. We loved everything from the caring, attentive servers to the top notch food that was prepared for us. I would highly recommend Lockbox as the perfect special occasion restaurant.
  37. LR

    LouisR

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our dinner at Lockbox! Service was wonderful and the food was really good! It have a good atmosphere! We definitely will return!
  38. GW

    GaryW

    Western KY

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was in Lexington for a basketball game. Overall experience was great. Food was very good and unique. Excellent service
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Beautiful restaurant, thoughtful service, good food, a little loud.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as usual. Never had a bad meal here.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Lockbox at 21c Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 899-6860.

Lockbox at 21c Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 1027 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for Lockbox at 21c Hotel

167 West Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Upper St.

  • Neighbourhood

    Lexington

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street parking is available and valet costs $12.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Nick Fisherkeller

  • Entertainment

    Adjacent to Lockbox is 21c Museum Hotel Lexington. With over 7000 square feet of exhibition space, 21c Museum hosts dynamic group and solo exhibitions featuring emerging artists alongside acclaimed international artists.The Museum is free and open to the public, 24/7.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (859) 899-6860

  • Catering

    Lockbox provides catering and beverage service for events at 21c Lexington. The culinary team uses thoughtful yet simple preparations to showcase local, high-quality ingredients. Custom menus are available and a dedicated Event Team will ensure every detail of your event is perfect.

  • Private party contact

    Charlie Cronin: (859) 899-6880

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