Lockbox at 21c Hotel
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Fried Chicken Salad
Chopped romaine, avocado, spring peas, green goddess. Allergens: Allium, Citrus, Dairy
Char Grilled Pork Loin
sea island red peas, pickled spring vegetables, corn cake, sorghum
Smoked Trout Toast
kentucky trout, celery, radish, roe, pink peppercorn
We had a great celebratory dinner for our anniversary. The outside table that we reserved was not ready on time, so the staff brought us complimentary drinks. It was a thoughtful and appreciated touch. We had a great meal with excellent and attentive wait staff.
First time visiting for Lex restaurant week and even stayed at 21c for a special dinner and evening in downtown Lex. With so many restaurants participating in restaurant week, quite a decision regarding restaurant choice, but Lockbox had been on our radar for awhile and had a wonderful restaurant week offering. SURPRISE! Lockbox was not honoring their restaurant week menu offering and substitutes were far from exciting or even
Great ambiance and loved how you could walk right up to the kitchen and watch them cook and prepare. Everything was wide open!! Loved it!!
Excellent food and service. Limited menu but very good.
Delicious menu. Terri was wonderful server. Loved our wine pick after the most amazing cocktails. Enjoyed the salmon, burger and the fried oysters. highly recommend!
We've eaten here a couple of times and both were great experiences. Food, drinks, and service are all great. The space itself is quite nice, and you can enjoy the artwork in the restaurant or the gallery spread out in the hotel lobby area. Definitely recommend for special occasions and/or just a great meal!
Delicious! Service was outstanding. Highly recommend!
I brought some visiting family to Lockbox, and they are very well traveled and currently live in Los Angeles, so I was hoping for a real treat to show off Lexington. Overall we were mostly happy with the experience, the setting is wonderful, and the food was outstanding overall, though the pork loin on one of our entrees was underdone. Our service was fine right up until our entrees came out, and unfortunately that was last we saw of our server until she brought the check, and it is not cheap here. Three of our sides never appeared at all, we went without water throughout the meal, and no drink or wine orders after we got out entrees. What was starting out to be a memorable meal faded just from the lack of a little basic follow up. Still, the kitchen did a great job overall though and we enjoyed the food. The cocktails are great. The restaurant was very sparsely attended, so no reason we shouldn't have seen our server. I want to point out that every single person at our table of six has past experience as a restaurant server, so we weren't being unfair in our expectations. My son, who has a lot of fine dining service experience in both Chicago and NYC, was particularly incensed.
Good service, great food and very nice location.
We’ve eaten at lockbox a number of times but there’s been a gap. We had dined there a few months ago and weren’t impressed with one of the entrées and service. Management was quick to contact us with apologies and a nice card. The meal last night was a different experience in quality and execution. A party of three, we had the salmon, the pork and a hamburger. All were expertly prepared and quite tasty. The fries the accompanied the hamburger were particularly good with the right flavor and texture. Are weak person was attentive and no the menu well. Also bartenders excellent with service and quite the mixologist. There was one drink we tried that I did not like and he amiably suggested another and quickly brought it to us and it was delicious.
So we are happy to report that Lockbox has now returned in our opinion to be one of the top restaurants in Lexington.
The best food I have ever had!!!!
It was wonderful! We were in the Vault and It was private and a great time.
Had brunch at LockBox for the first time. Food was delish (had banana bread and Benedict). Ambience was unique and comfortable. Servers were professional and friendly. We will be back!
The food was fantastic and the service was great. We were celebrating our anniversary and gifted each a glass of champagne. We definitely would come back!
We had a lovely dinner and everything was spot on. The trout toast appetizer and the Weekend Surprise cocktail were especially good.
The food was dreadful.
I am very sorry to hear this, I wish we would have known during your visit so we could have had the opportunity to try and fix this! Please don't hesitate to reach out so we can try to rectify this so we can have you visit again soon. - Kira Hassenger F&B Director khassenger@lockboxlex
Wonderful service. Creative menu choices. We love going to look at all the art after dinner
Our server, Amelia, was fantastic...friendly, knowledgeable and courteous.
Repeat offender because that burger and fries is my favorite in Lexington. The service was great and remembers regulars! They took great care of me and even allowed me to try a new cocktail they were soon releasing! I can’t say enough about how great of an environment they set up for guests. They put the guests first and it shows here.
Although there were few menu options, do not let that deter you. Everything we had was delicious
Service was terrible, food over priced, cocktails ok
Loved the bourbon flight. Food was very good. The French fries were the best I have ever eaten!!
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves last night at 21C. The food was amazing as was the service! We would go here more if the menu had more entree options.
Rick, Thank you so much for the nice review! So happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit! Thanks for the notes about the menu! We are doing everything we can about expanding, but I will say that our Summer menu is going to be awesome with all the veggies from our local farmers! See ya soon! -Kira Hassenger F&B Director
Really pretty disappointing. The place (hotel and restaurant) shows alot of wear and lack of attention to detail. Although most places in Lexington are now open and at full strength, Lockbox still has very limited and not great menu. Frankly, it was far from clean andservice was marginal.
rroddy13, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience. I am very sorry to hear that it wasn't up to par when you visited. We have taken this feedback very seriously and will ensure that things get fixed. Hope this doesn't keep you from visiting again in the future. - Kira Hassenger F&B Director.
Fancy, artsy, photo worthy brunch. Perfect change of pace from the more casual bars and pubs in Lexington. Delicious food.
Eliz- Thanks for coming to hang out for brunch! So happy you enjoyed it! See ya soon! - Kira Hassenger F&B Director Lockbox
The Lockbox is always a great choice for a special occasion. The menu is often interesting and different but the food is always excellent.
Perry, Thank you for recognizing us to be a great place to celebrate a special occasion! Also thank you for the note on the menu and the food being excellent! We hope to see you back again very soon. - Kira Hassenger F&B Director Lockbox
Great meal, service, and experience. My wife and I sat outside on Upper Street.
Anthony! So happy you came sat on the patio! We've been happy we've had the nicer weather for it! Thanks again for the nice review. - Kira Hassenger F&B Director Lockbox
Great food and service
Thank you so much! Hope to see you again soon! - Kira Hassenger F&B Director
Only able to get 2 drinks in 2 hours. Food was good and servers clearly working hard but the bar was extremely off making the entire experience less than stellar
Spending time with our grandson at UK. Food and service were wonderful.
Food excellent. Service needs to be more attentive and professional. Server attire is much to casual for this upscale restaurant.
Thank you so much Debk! Thanks for the notes on what was great, and what we can work on! This is great feedback! We are looking forward to continuing to improve. - Kira Hassenger
Great meal and service was even better. Outstanding atmosphere
Food is delicious, but everything is a little too pricey.
Lexington is a gem of a city and Lockbox really represents a lot of what makes this city special. The menu is well crafted and the ambiance is fitting the museum it is housed within. And of course the bourbon selection is robust.
After driving over 12 hours from Florida, we arrived in a city we had never experienced. The hotel was spectacular and the evening was crowned off by a memorable dinner.
The food was unique, tasty and the wine selection right up our alley!
Cheers to the kitchen staff and servers who all worked in harmony to deliver a pleasant experience!
One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time along side wonderful service!
Dinner was excellent. We chose to sit outside due to the nice weather and covid, and no one else was outside with us. However there are only 4 tables, and I guess the outside dining isn’t part of their focus. Despite that, the food was excellent, particularly the burger.
Hello! Thanking you for having dinner on the patio with us! So happy you got to enjoy the nice weather. Glad you also enjoyed the burger! See you again soon! Kira Hassenger F&B Director
Great craft cocktails, the in-house made burger bun was remarkable and the fries are truly the best hand cut in Lexington!
The brunch was the best! The biscuits were the highlight of the day. Get anything with a biscuit!
Please put the prices on your paper wine list.
Lockbox at 21c Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 899-6860.
Lockbox at 21c Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 824 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.