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Lockbox at 21c Hotel, Lexington, KY

Lockbox at 21c Hotel

4.6
4.6
996 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 27 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 996 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. 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
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Beautiful restaurant, thoughtful service, good food, a little loud.
  9. 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.
  10. CH

    CHornsby

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best breakfast sandwich I’ve ever had. Simply delicious (and huge!).
  11. FN

    FussyNYCDiner

    London

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu isn’t large but I wanted to try just about everything on it. I don’t have a big appetite so I went with two appetizers in order to try the most dishes. I went with the Roasted Squash with whipped goat cheese, pear agrodolce and pine nuts. Our waitress said the dish was her favorite and I can see why, it was fabulous. I also had the Roasted “meatloaf” balls in red sauce with caramelized onions. There were plenty of them and the sauce was very good. It doesn’t describe the dish as spicy but it was in a red chili sauce. Suggestion: some people don’t like spicy food so may want to warn them on the menu. Ordered the Sunrise Sourdough with whipped butter and rosemary sliced radishes. Fair warning, it’s grill beautifully and then inexplicably drowned in olive oil on both sides thus making the whipped butter redundant for the bread (though not for the radishes!). A better version of the fried toast you get with a full English breakfast (truly awful though I love England). I would have sent it back but my spouse (English) hates it when I do that. Again, love the creative thought but the customer should be advised and this be allowed to opt out of the olive oil and be able to make better use of the whipped butter. Spouse had the Pan Roasted Chicken which he enjoyed very much and it looked perfect. Had a bourbon cocktail, name I can’t remember that was excellent as well. Am dying to try the pork shoulder. I thought the space was designed very smartly and we had a view of the partially open kitchen which I also enjoyed. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. I lived in NYC for many years I think I can safely say this restaurant can compete anywhere.
  12. BB

    BrionB

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and ambience were top notch.
  13. JB

    JennyB

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was wonderful as always. Will be back again
  14. AB

    ABfromCincy

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal. Always a great restaurant to visit when in town.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ver good service and food. Loved the atmosphere.
  16. E

    Elizabeth

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the roasted pork shoulder and sweet potato. The pork was cooked perfectly and was an ample slice. The sweet potato was delicious! My husband had the cheeseburger with fries and enjoyed it immensely.
  17. SF

    SeanF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic brunch menu. Biscuit and gravy side was, as a side, ample for two. Great flavor texture and consistency to both and perfectly seasoned. Shrimp and grits main was also fantastic with great textures, flavor and presentation. My partner had an eggs bennie dish which had a ton of fresh greens and looked fantastic. She reported great satisfaction with the dish. The DIY mimosas was a great option for sharing.
  18. KS

    KatherineS

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had brunch with some egg dishes, salads, and hash. All would have been nicer with some bread.
  19. VL

    VinnyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic experience that was made possible by the incredible efforts of the service, bar and kitchen staff. An absolute must visit for anyone visiting Lexington
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came in to eat before a concert and the food was fantastic. I made reservations earlier that day, and it was not as crowded as I thought it would be with an event at Rupp but it was definitely getting busy as we were leaving. We had the share board and the roasted chicken. All delicious! The pimento cheese and biscuits on the share board totally stole the show, though. Our sever was wonderful, attentive and helpful with selections. I’ll definitely be back! And walking around to see the art really topped off our experience.
  21. SA

    SA9999

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    hands-down best brunch currently in Lexington. only issue was that it wasn’t immediately clear who our server was. But overall great service, friendly, presentation of food and quality of food was excellent. It’s a treat for me to spend money out but this was worthwhile. Prices were slightly above what I normally would pay but they weren’t at all unreasonable - worthwhile for a special occasion for sure.
  22. B

    Brenna

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    We were extremely disappointed in our experience. The restaurant was beautiful and had a great atmosphere, and the menu looked delicious. Unfortunately, those were the only positives. It took almost 30 minutes to receive our drinks for a table of 4 people. This is sadly not an exaggeration - we checked time stamps on texts to confirm how long it had been, when we felt it was taking an excessively long time for drinks to get to the table. This was very puzzling because the restaurant was not even half full. During the 30 min we were waiting for drinks, we ordered an appetizer, but then our server disappeared and we couldn't place our dinner order. Our appetizer arrived before the drinks did. Our server finally came by and we placed our dinner order, knowing we would have to scarf it down without being able to enjoy it. We did tell her at this point that we were headed to the concert at Rupp and were in a hurry - she replied that the kitchen was doing fine on timing, it was only the bar that was backed up. I can't review the food because we never ate - we ended up asking for our food to be boxed up to-go because at that point we had been there for over an hour. We asked for checks at that same time so we could leave quickly after getting our food. She picked up our cards quickly, but took a very long time to run them - KNOWING that we needed to leave and had elected not to even eat the food we ordered because of the timing. I am typically very lenient and understanding of issues when dining out, as I worked in restaurants and upscale dining for years. I'm the first to say "they must have a trainee on grill" or "look how many tables our server has, someone must have called out". But, this was not any of those. The restaurant was half-empty. 30-min ticket times on drinks is never okay. Our server had 2 other tables. We were seated where we could see into the (open) kitchen. I will strongly hesitate before making a reservation again, and would not recommend.
  23. PB

    PunkieB

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice place. Service great. Food very good. Not a big menu selection.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got there early for our reservation and the seated us anyway. Our waiter was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. We wanted to Share a salad and they brought the 1/2 salads very beautifully presented on separate plates. The meatloaf meatballs were a cleverly interpreted, creatively (de)constructed and elevated take on comfort food. The atmosphere was inviting and trendy. It was our second time there and I look forward to coming again. I highly recommend Lockbox at 21C!
  25. MM

    MM65

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Overall food wasn’t very good. Burnt cornbread, drinks poorly made, steak was burnt as well….. won’t be returning
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  27. a

    at00

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was excellent. If not for the table of woo boys nearby, it would have been perfect!
  28. A

    Aaron

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wife and I really enjoyed our experience at Lockbox!
  29. LB

    LeeB

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Very limited menu. The only thing big was the salads. Much better in past. Best thing we ate was the charcuterie board. Sad because in the past the menu was more expansive & much better. They seem to be concentrating on their adult beverages & weird names. Sorry, no impressed with anything!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it! I will be back for sure
  31. SC

    ShawnC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Price a little high . Not a lot of choices . I had roasted vegetables. It was good but not great. Not as good as I fix at home . Special drink , a melon flavor , not anything I would order again. Service was good , very nice waitress . Presentation excellent , but vegetables No better than Cracker Barrel’s at double the price . Very uptown modern place .
  32. V

    jayV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very good mix on menu. Will definitely go back if we go back to Lexington.
  33. IT

    IkeT

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Lockbox decidedly paled in comparison with its sister restaurant in Louisville, Proof. The staff attire overall was substandard for such a site (sweat pants on the hostess, in particular). The room was beautiful, but included 4 dying trees, dropping leaves. Service and food overall was good, especially the sharing board, pork shoulder, and fries. The steak, though, was underseasoned and chewy.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated 40th birthday!
  35. M

    Melina2020

    Louisville

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was sooo good! Quiet too
  36. HO

    HOCarrillo

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    No ambiance and a bit stale. We went at 7:30p and upon walking in decided to skip dinner and just do drinks/apps. Servers were nice but couldn’t overcome that this seemed like a mid hotel restaurant.
  37. J

    Judee

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The location was interesting. The menu was very limited. Presentation was interesting, but the food did not deliver. Table service was attentive. Bar service was sub-par. Lemon Drop had a salt rim instead of a sugar rim. Wouldn't go back or recommend. Sorry.
  38. SP

    ScottP

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dinner. Steak was cooked perfect. Wife had pasta. She loved it.
  39. C

    Chicagogal

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit to Lexington and Loxkbox was recommended by our hotel. We both had the restaurant week special: fried chicken, salad, and banana pudding. Absolutely delicious. Very good and kind service. Highly recommend
  40. KH

    KelliH

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    A gentleman in our party ordered the steak frites but was served another meal. The manager corrected it and the meal arrived when the rest of us were done eating. We hate to send a meal back for it disrupts the entire experience but it was fine, things happen. What is a big deal is the manager said the meal would not be on the bill and it was. 😏

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 996 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 27 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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