Lockbox at 21c Hotel

4.5
469 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Located in Lexington’s 21c Museum Hotel, Lockbox showcases a commitment to sourcing local, high-quality ingredients. Led by executive chef Jonathan Searle, 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. Communal table in both the dining room and the lounge provide opportunities for large groups to dine together, or for individual guests to meet new people while they dine.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 9:30am Brunch: 9:30am-2:00pm
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:00am-2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(859) 899-6860
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jonathan Searle
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Catering
Led by executive chef Jonathan Searle, 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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Upper St.
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Parking details
Street parking is available and valet costs $8.
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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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 469 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The hog chop and brisket were delicious. Drinks were outstanding. Peach crisp was perfect. And what a nice surprise at the end of the meal. You will have to experience it yourself.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Burgers and cocktails are delicious! Atmosphere is great! Definitely recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Knowledgeable server, Brian, and very enjoyable food and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

This was our first time dining at Lockbox. The staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was outstanding. We will definitely return to Lockbox.

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1.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We came for restaurant week and received terrible service. It took 30 mins to receive drinks and 30 mins between courses. There was a hair in my drink. I will not return.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

After being a bit put off by the table we were given near the kitchen entrance which was corrected when we asked, the dining experience was delicious. The gazpacho was delightful and the salmon entree over a light risotto was as good as I’ve ever had. Desert was a Pana Cotta that was rich and creamy. Service was excellent. We were there for restaurant week but to portions were all we wanted at a very reasonable price. This may be the best restaurant in Lexington currently!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Great food! My husband had the pork chop and he said it was the best pork chop he’s ever eaten!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Great food. We enjoyed it tremendously especially the chicken an d biscuits and the waffle. Server was friendly and helpful. Entire staff bent over backwards to make us feel welcome. A+

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2.0Dined on August 3, 2018

We went here about a year and a half ago and it was amazing- we couldn’t decide what to order so we just orderded just about everything on the menu. I decided to take my husband back to celebrate his work promotion. This time, the space seemed a lot less nice (more set up like a banquet hall- not like a permanent restaurant). The menu didn’t look half as good as the last time. The food we did end up getting was mediocre at best. None of the entrees looked appetizing, so we ended up getting a bunch of small plates. We were definitely bummed it wasn’t near the quality of the last time we went.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Scallop dish was amazing - the best I have ever had. Service was excellent.

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1.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Subpar restaurant, dirty floors! All food ordered wasn’t delivered. Ask for our ordered food. Noticed all waiters and waitresses look terrible in their clothes. Over the top moment was we couldn’t take our leftovers home because a waiter put dirty silverware on top of our plates from another table. Has Lockbox heard of hepatitis C? It’s a one and done restaurant for all of our company. Hopefully, the restaurant can make improvements!!!

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Great food although a little salty for my tastes Nice meat free options

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

W e chose Lockbox as one of our Restaurant Week options! We were very impressed by the food,service, and unique atmosphere! Good time had by all!:)

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Excellent Service. Great Atmosphere. Great taste and unique flavor combinations. Wonderful dining experience.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Food and service was amazing will return on my next trip to Lexington. I would recommend more of an non alcoholic option in drinks but overall 5 stars.

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Very nice experience at Lockbox at 21c Hotel. Our service was wonderful - attentive, very helpful with menu item explanations, and accommodating to dietary needs. The food was delicious, however, for the cost, portions were not sizable. The modern decor of the hotel is remarkable, however, it is a bit stiff for a relaxed dining setting. The furniture is small and not very comfortable. The menu could also use a bit more diversity in the the entree section. The mixed green salad could be made at home - nothing to write home about, mixed greens from a grocery store with goat cheese on top with little pizzaz to make it restaurant worthy. The appetizer section was spectacular and diverse! The beet salad with peaches was one of the best beet salads I have enjoyed yet. The chicken was perfectly prepared. Overall a very nice experience with a few remarks.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Lunch with some friends- I chose Lockbox. It continues to be an enjoyable place for lunch or dinner or a drink. Great vibe and the food is always first rate.

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Your valet drivers had fun riding in my car while we were having dinner. I had zeroed out the odometer and there was 2 1/2 miles placed on my car this is a sports car over $121,000 I did not appreciate this and I believe this is happened several times that we ate at your restaurant.

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

My husband and I went here for the Fourth of July. The fireworks in the restaurant were much better than the display downtown. Definitely making our meal the highlight of our evening. I had the cast iron hog-chop. It was served with peaches. Very good and very different. The peaches are bit of a surprise. I think I would have liked it better had the peaches been warm. My husband had the brisket and of the two entrees I felt the brisket was the better of the two although the waiter said they are known for the hog chop. We did have an appetizer definitely worth trying, the Warm Ricotta and Roasted Mushrooms is fantastic. I also tried a cocktail of milk clarified bourbon with orange oil (Clearance Clarence) it is fabulous!! All in all a must try for Lexington especially if you want something out of the ordinary. This definitely fits the bill. Will definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Excellent food, the Chicken and Waffles were amazing.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Excellent as always!

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Very unique menu without going overboard. Trendy, but not too. Simple meals made to taste more sophisticated and BETTER than their name implies.

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4.0Dined on June 25, 2018

great service good to very good food,comp on a dish without any issue

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Our servers were really good. They took great care of us. The salad and country ham hush puppies were very good We shared the beef brisket and although the flavor was very good, there was as much fat on our serving as there was lean meat, disappointing. We will not order this again

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Everything was wonderful.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The food was good, I would not say it's the best I've had there, but it was good. The real star is the ambience. The art and the beautifully restored building make it an eclectic, pleasant and fun place to celebrate!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Food was great! Service was very good. However, both the hostess and our server could have presented a stronger outward professional look. Our server was showing to much skin! The hostess actually played with hair. She pulled her hair straight up and proceeded to be looking for split ends. Very unprofessional.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

A great unique place with fantastic food and service

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

What a great find! We loved this place. Food was outstanding and the service was great. I asked for suggestions on what our
Server liked and she did not disappoint. We will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Excellent food. Best meal I’ve had in Lexington

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We had a birthday brunch for a friend. The food was great and well prepared. The biscuit and gravy and donuts were the favorites of the table. Service was a tad slow and it took awhile to get our check, but still friendly. Gorgeous space and wonderful art in the restaurant and the hotel.

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2.0Dined on June 2, 2018

too small of portions for the cost, limited menu, only three entree that contained a meat and one was a cheeseburger.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Great service from Emily!!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Wonderful art was particularly great

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

It was really just okay. The jars "to share" course was underwhelming and the crackers were really salty. We didn't like the chicken liver mousse at all. The environment is also underwhelming but we did appreciate the art. The chicken was really good and the service was nice but overall hoped for more.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Great service. Food perfectly prepared. Dessert was fabulous.

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3.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Interesting place to eat and all the food was excellent. Prices were high and the service was very informal (jeans, sneakers, etc.). Kind of loud room. The art was interesting, but not my taste.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Everything from the valet parking to the company of the blue pelican was wonderful. The food was creative and very tasty and the service perfect.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Had a wonderful experience at lockbox with my date. Would highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great brunch, everything onn the menu looked good. The food just needed a bit more acid. Overall good!

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