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Lockbox at 21c Hotel

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Located in Lexington’s 21c Museum Hotel, Lockbox showcases a commitment to sourcing local, high-quality ingredients. Led by executive chef Cody Derosett, 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 742 people are saying
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JasonC
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great but could benefit from a good dose of salt.

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HarrietB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had jamaican jerk chicken with fresh peach salsa. Outstanding flavor combination. Perfectly ripe peaches. Field peas and rice. We've always had excellent food at Lockbox. Also had a wedge salad that was generous, had oven roasted tomatoes, homemade dressing and top quality regional bacon. They just don't take shortcuts here with the food quality.

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vipMichelleR
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Have dined at 21C Lockbox on several occasions. This past experience was disappointing. Food was adequate but not to the quality of the price.

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vipJohnR
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting. Fun menu. Attentive staff. Great place to meet friends for a drink and bite. While your there, have a member of the wait staff tell you about the bldg and art.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good brunch. I liked the selections and the dishes were executed really well!!

Lockbox at 21c Hotel
Responded on August 24, 2020

Thank you for brunching with us, Anonymous! We sincerely appreciate your patronage and love seeing that you had such a great experience and enjoyed your meal. We will look forward to your return and hope to see you soon! -The Team at Lockbox

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SMill
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! They need more support during this time of COVID so go eat there!!

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Responded on August 24, 2020

Thank you for dining with us, SMill! We appreciate the shout out and are so very grateful for your loyalty and support. We will sincerely look forward to your return and hope to see you soon! -The Team at Lockbox

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Molly was awesome. Great social distancing, exquisite service, top notch food. Everything 10/10!

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Responded on August 24, 2020

Thank you for dining with us, Anonymous! We can't wait to share your shout out with Molly. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and love seeing that you had such a great experience and felt safe while dining with us. We will look forward to your return and hope to see you soon for another 10/10 visit! -The Team at Lockbox

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GailM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Trying to keep environment safe.
Menu was a good selection of
Farm to Table foods. Food preparation
excellent and seasoned to taste.
Desserts delicious with a southern
touch.

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Responded on August 14, 2020

Gail, Thank you so much for recognizing exactly what we are trying to do! We appreciate it! - Lockbox

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JayS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Pork chop was overcooked, steak was good though. Service was ok

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Meredith
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding! Excellent value for a memorable dining experience with fresh flavors and top-quality ingredients. The steak was perfectly prepared and I enjoyed sampling the catfish and Marksbury chop that other people in my party ordered. The space is gorgeous and we really appreciated their commitment to safety and cleanliness during the pandemic.

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angelj
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food. Ordered burger and fries. Waiter was very knowledgeable about menu selections. Excellent service.

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vipHungry
Louisville
35 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We’ve been to Lockbox a couple of times since they reopened. The food and drink is really good. I’ve felt in the past that they tried overly hard with their food. Sometimes a nice ingredient can be presented simply and without much adornment. The soup beans, smoked chop and farmer’s salad were A+. Would be great to see a few more menu items or a chef’s feature or two. It’s a bit difficult for locals to visit more regularly with such a limited offering.

It’s still a bit hard to make this a special occasion location, though. While I appreciate the modern aesthetic, it’s a fine line between modern sleek and high school cafeteria drab. I’m afraid that the tables and chairs in the center of the room don’t lend themselves tot he quality of the food and the type of experience that they want to present.

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Responded on July 27, 2020

Thank you for taking a moment to share you experience with us! So glad you've visited since we re-opened! We really appreciate you coming in. Glad everything was good. Thank you for the feedback about adding more to the menu and the aesthetics. We will communicate this to the appropriate parties. Thank you - Lock box

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vipKywildcats
Louisville
98 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lockbox just reopened and we went early, so they were not crowded at all. Their drinks and food are just as I remembered, excellent. Service was great and the manager stopped by to check on things, which I like. I think places are better when the manager is actively involved. Let’s give this place some love, Lexington! It is a unique place that makes our city great.

Lockbox at 21c Hotel
Responded on July 27, 2020

THANK YOU!!!! So happy that you noticed all our hard work to give Lexington a great dining experience. We appreciate your kind words so much! -Lockbox

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in the shade and enjoyed a wonderful brunch. Everything was fresh and all staff took every precaution when interacting with us.

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Responded on July 27, 2020

So glad you enjoyed yourselves! We are so happy that folks are enjoying the patio (And safely!) -Lockbox

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my friend’s birthday. They went above and beyond!

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Responded on July 27, 2020

Hurray! So glad your friend's birthday was above and beyond! Hope to see you another time soon! -Lockbox

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

There’s no advertising advising that only a fraction of the menu is available. Little to no effort is put into detail of the table decor.

The steak I had was $45. Mind you it was a $10 at most cut of beef. I asked for medium and received well done. It had very little taste. Might be because it was overcooked however this was absolutely the worst culinary experience I’ve had downtown Lexington. I really think I could have be served a better steak at an Applebee’s.

Extremely disappointing, would not even entertain the thought of returning.

Aside from all listed above, the server was an absolute charm.

Lockbox at 21c Hotel
Responded on July 15, 2020

Thank you for taking a moment to write a review. I am happy to hear that the server was a charm. I am sorry that the limited menu wasn't more advertised prior to your visit, we will certainly fix that immediately. On the table decor, we are following some very strict guidelines to ensure that we remain as clean as possible, hence the very plain table. For the steak, thank you for letting us know so we can improve this. We hope for another chance to make it right. Thank You again -Lockbox

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very excited for Lockbox to open. The limited menu did not feel limited, wonderful experience.

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Responded on July 9, 2020

Thank you, Anonymous! We join in your excitement to finally be open once more. We are so happy to see that you had a wonderful experience and can't wait to see you again. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and review. -Lockbox

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CaseyB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Listen to me.
You will not find better chicken and waffles anywhere in the USA!
You’re welcome!

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Responded on March 19, 2020

Well that is about the best compliment we could hope to receive, CaseyB! Thank you for your patronage and we will sincerely look forward to the next opportunity with which to welcome you back. -The Lockbox Team

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AnnB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I had short ribs that was some of the best I’ve ever had. My husband ate a remarkable homemade spaghetti meal. We shared an order of Brussels sprouts that equally wonderful. We will be back.

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Responded on March 19, 2020

Thanks, Ann! I agree, the spaghetti is my favorite thing on the menu right now! Thanks for leaving such a nice review and we hope to see you soon. Cheers- Laura, Restaurant Manager

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RebeccaP
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have scheduled business interview dinners here and have heard all positive feedback, from the food, the setting, and the hotel! Love that I can bring applicants downtown to the hotel and restaurant and not have to worry about getting a group from point A to B. Thanks!

Lockbox at 21c Hotel
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thanks, Rebecca! This is great to hear. We are so glad that you choose us for your interview dinners and we look forward to working with you in the future! Cheers! Laura- Restaurant Manager

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JadaG
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated 3 birthdays there, and the waitresses were so nice and accommodating while we exchanged gifts and told stories. We will definitely be coming back.

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Responded on March 19, 2020

Hi Jada! So glad you and your group enjoyed everything and you all got to celebrate some birthdays with us! Thanks for leaving such a nice review. Cheers- Laura, Restaurant Manager

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CharlesR
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, whenever we're back in Lexington we will be back!

Lockbox at 21c Hotel
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars, Charles! We appreciate your feedback and are so glad we will see you again. Cheers! Laura, Restaurant Manager

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BrianM
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately, and Sidney provided EXCELLENT service to us! The food was very well prepared and very unique! I had never had gnocchi before, and my wife and I loved it! The rose veal sausage was also wonderful! For our entrees, my wife had the half chicken (at Sidney's recommendation) and it was perfectly cooked, super tender, and very tasty! I had the crock pot short ribs, and you could pull them apart easily with your fork! Our 1st time here, but it won't be our last! Highly recommended!

Lockbox at 21c Hotel
Responded on March 10, 2020

Brian, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed everything so much and are so glad you will be back to dine with us soon. Cheers! Laura- Restaurant Manager

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vipReadytofeast
Nashville
23 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I loved the meal the server had no other tables but rarely came to check on things and i needed refills etc. I also could not believe they charged $8 to park . Even in large cities you don’t have to pay to park if you’re eating lunch in the restaurant crazy that they were charged us in Lexington.

Lockbox at 21c Hotel
Responded on March 19, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback from your experience with us. We use all feedback to help us grow. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal! Cheers- Laura, Restaurant Manager

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SteveP
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our last meal in Lexington and it did not disappoint. Brunch was a smallish menu, but they make the most of it. Tender steak and eggs, a homemade biscuit breakfast sandwich were all universally enjoyed at our table. Get the monkey bread...you won't be disappointed.

Lockbox at 21c Hotel
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thanks for the great review of your brunch with us! The monkey bread is a favorite of mine as well. We hope you can make it back sometime! Cheers- Laura, Restaurant Manager

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EricJr
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The Lockbox was great for breakfast, very tasty! Nice and relaxing!

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Responded on March 10, 2020

Eric, Thanks for such a nice review! We are so glad you enjoyed your breakfast. Cheers! Laura- Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Quite literally one of the worst restaurant experiences that I’ve had in Lexington. Make sure if you do go to this restaurant, you ask for the bar menu because you will not be given that menu upon arrival. Also, allot for extra time for getting food, even when they are not busy. We waited an hour for our food, and 30 minutes for our bottle of wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, a wonderful dinner. We have eaten at 21C many times. The menu reflects the season. Great dishes using great ingredients. Awesome service, as well. Dan.

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Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you, Dan. We do try to keep our menu as seasonal as possible! We are so glad you enjoy. Cheers- Laura, Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went for Saturday brunch. Hostess tried to seat us next to a table with two small children in an largely empty restaurant. We asked for a different table and they put us in a nice table near the windows.

Anything on a biscuit was incredible. The bread pudding was amazing although I prefer mine without any chocolate . Super foods bowl was delicious.
Overall a very nice brunch.

Lockbox at 21c Hotel
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your experience. I'm so glad you had an enjoyable brunch and hope you will come back again soon! Cheers- Laura, Restaurant Manager

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Shelley
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Service was slow very slow, menu is very limited, and pricing. Cocktails were good but small. We were seated at table right on time. Took a long time to get our drinks

Lockbox at 21c Hotel
Responded on March 2, 2020

Shelley, Thanks for your feedback as we use it to help us get better. We will definitely be addressing the slow service that you experienced. Thank you, Laura- Restaurant Manager

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PatrickE
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My wife and I had an excellent dinner at Lockbox! We were seated immediately despite being a few minutes early for our reservation. The restaurant artwork and ambiance were incredible. We were excited to see the venue because our local 21c restaurant is also a very neat place.

Our server, Mario, was very attentive and our only downside to dinner was the wait for our beverages. Mario provided water immediately and took our drink order. It was every bit of 20 mins before my wife received her mixed drink from the bar. Mario was assertive regarding the long wait so he brought my beer ahead of my wife's drink, still about 15 minutes after it was ordered.

I understand it was Friday evening and the bar had a decent crowd sitting there. I am giving the experience 5 stars overall because the long wait for drinks in no way ruined our dinner. The host knew we were going to a show at Rupp arena and took our check to cash us out quickly when we finished dining. We would definitely eat at Lockbox again.

Lockbox at 21c Hotel
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thanks for the great review, Patrick! Our apologies on the long wait for your wife's cocktail. We will definitely use this feedback and share with our bar team. Can't wait to see you all next time! Laura-Restaurant Manager

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vipPeggy
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great burger and mac n cheese!

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Responded on March 2, 2020

Thanks, Peggy! 2 of my favorites as well. Thank you for leaving some nice comments. Cheers- Laura, Restaurant Manager

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PaulaG
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely
Nice staff
Excellent menu

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Responded on February 18, 2020

Thanks for the kind comments, Paula! Cheers, Laura- Restaurant Manager

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SmithM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Brunch great. Great menu and service. A little slow but busy.

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Responded on February 18, 2020

Thanks for leaving a review! We apologize that service was a bit slow and we hope you'll come back and give us another try sometime. We are so glad you enjoyed the food. Cheers! Laura- Restaurant Manager

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JohnM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! I can't wait to go back and have the scallops again.

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Responded on February 23, 2020

We are so glad you enjoyed everything, John! The scallops are one of my favorites as well. Come back and see us soon! Laura- Restaurant Manager

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vipDoss
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Birthday 🎂

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Responded on February 23, 2020

We are so glad you celebrated your birthday with us and enjoyed everything. We hope to see you again soon! Laura- Restaurant Manager

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vipCarolynR
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. We try to go every time we are in Lexington. We enjoyed the Valentine special ( great value), went back for dinner with friends after the game on Saturday night and returned for brunch Sunday morning in our way out of town.

Lockbox at 21c Hotel
Responded on February 18, 2020

Wow Carolyn! Thanks for being such fans of ours. We are so happy you had a great time with us this weekend and we hope to see you soon :) -Laura, Restaurant Manager

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TabithaD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Once we arrived, we waited approximately 3 minutes to be greeted by a hostess and seated.

The menu had a very limited amount of options, but we knew this would be the situation, ahead of time. That being said, it doesn't take long to choose something. However, it took 25 minutes to be waited on, with no apology from the server who just stopped and asked, "Have you all decided, yet?" It was a friendly greeting, but it implied that the menu required thorough browsing, when it did not.

I ordered crab cakes and they were very, very fishy. I felt queasy the rest of the day, so I will just assume it was from that meal.

I ordered a mimosa, which was enjoyable, actually. But the price was $9 for that. They had the option of unlimited mimosas for 2 hours for $15, but I didn't want to be drunk at 1230 p.m. There wasn't a price for a single mimosa on the menu, nor did our drink server tell us that it was more than 1/2 the price of the unlimited offer, and he implied that it was better to opt for the single mimosa when he scrunched up his face and winked when asking if I would rather take 1, when my husband said he didn't want any mimosas and I said I couldn't drink that much by myself.

Overall, it was awful. We will not be returning and I have told people not to go there and how our experience was.

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vipLarryG
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! We both had the club salad! Delious! We will be back!

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Responded on February 18, 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars, Larry! That salad is one of my favorites as well. Cheers! Laura- Restaurant Manager

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vipFoodie
Columbus
61 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for Valentine’s Day and the pre fix menu was an excellent deal. The food was delicious and our server was amazing. We really enjoyed the meal!

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Responded on February 18, 2020

Awesome! We are so glad you had a great time with us on Valentine's Day. Thank you for taking the time to leave the 5 stars and the nice words. Cheers, Laura- Restaurant Manager

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

Lockbox at 21c Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 742 OpenTable diners.

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