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Lockbox at 21c Hotel, Lexington, KY

Lockbox at 21c Hotel

4.6
4.6
969 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. 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 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

  • Neighborhood

    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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 969 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Lexington

    Great for Brunch

  • Lexington

    Great for Lunch

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  1. LB

    LeeB

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Very limited menu. The only thing big was the salads. Much better in past.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    ShawnC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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 .
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated 40th birthday!
  7. M

    Melina2020

    Louisville

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was sooo good! Quiet too
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. KH

    KelliH

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 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. 😏
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down my favorite burger
  14. D

    Dorfman66

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great menu with a very friendly and helpful staff. We’ll definitely be visiting again
  15. M

    Marie

    Mobile

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The shells pasta with scallops was so good. I was not going to have dessert, but ended up sharing with my friend the brownie...OMG! I would go there just for the brownie. I will be back!
  16. SJ

    SchoonerJohn

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, and atmosphere. Very conscientious of shellfish allergy.
  17. d

    debs

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food from the "souther style" charcuterie plate...yummy biscuits, ham...and everything else! Trout and bbq shrimp simply amazing. Can't forget the most incredible peach cobbler...basil, caramel. Interesting flavors throughout the meal. Small menu, but perfect. Oh...and the cocktails...yum. Service was perfect!
  18. Y

    Yepyep

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for the penguins, blown away by the food. Dinner was fantastic. Hush puppies- unexpectedl standout Quail dish-fantastic Smoke signals cocktail-legendary
  19. VC

    ValerieC

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was phenomenal & service even better! Best meal we had in Lexington!
  20. KL

    KathyL

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Burger seemed to be warmed over. Like it had been pre-cooked and reheated. We asked for medium and it was very well done and dry. Ordered a salad that said "summer vegetables" it came with lettuce, carrots, red onions and purple cabbage. What about that is summer vegetables; you would at least expect tomatoes. "Sweet Ham and Corn" hush puppies had Zero Ham a few pieces of corn and were spicy not sweet. Our server was very nice.
  21. MW

    MasaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was delicious, but there were few choices. Great selection of cocktails. The service was excellent! The interior was interesting and engaging. A wonderful place for a date.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    From the start we pull up to valet park and waited about 5 minutes before somebody came out. I can’t use metal utensils so I asked the server if she could grab me 1 set of plastic utensils, she comes back several minutes later and tells me they don’t have any plastic utensils they ran out earlier the scallop and noodles were bland with just a hint of lemon flavoring. Don’t know that I would recommend lockbox 21c to anyone or give them a second go around.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere, nice drinks, and excellent dinner preparation. No complaints.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Beautiful atmosphere, the food was okay nothing special
  25. LI

    LINDSEYB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was fantastic and vary attentive. The food was delicious and the bourbon/wine selection was big. They had a vary limited beer selection though. The pricing was on the high side, but again was vary good.
  26. CL

    CjLex

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very innovative menu - far from the everyday …but there was something for those not adventurous. It’s not a place for close-minded folks. Like in a modern art museum + historic bank…vault and all.
  27. JH

    JanH

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Lockbox at 21C is a beautiful space with delightful, outstanding service. Clearance Clarence is my drink of choice. The cornmeal fried oysters are a great start. The sea bass with fennel salad, cooked to perfection was delicious. The menu includes a selection for everyone at you table and you cannot go wrong with anything you choose to order!
  28. LL

    LexingtonLady

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    They really need to expand their menu; it is too small. Wine was excellent and beautiful ambience.
  29. DK

    DocK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and drinks were delicious. Service was attentive but unobtrusive.
  30. F

    Foodies

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pork shank was melt in your mouth delicious, bread and hush-puppy appetizers were very good. Kids and husband enjoyed the half chicken and steak. Sundae was excellent!
  31. B

    Bill

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Very few customers. Our waitress was excellent. Appetizers (2 different oyster dishes, were very good. Main meal was good but not great. My wife’s sea bass was very good but the accoutrements were so so. My flank steak was tough and rare, rather than medium rare. Fries were very good. Grilled asparagus was good but again the accoutrements were overdone and detracted rather than added.
  32. J

    Jess

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The staff is amazing and the Clearance, Clarence drink is one of the best I’ve ever had! The food was not great, especially for the price.
  33. SW

    ShannonW

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. She made excellent recommendations. The food exceeded our high expectations.
  34. D

    Danal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a pleasant stay! Will be back in the area next month and plan on staying again!
  35. e

    e1313v

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, phenomenal bartenders
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thank you for a wonderful dining experience. Exceptional. Our waitress was superb!!
  37. C

    Chickee

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal choices.
  38. MK

    MaddyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great hidden gem! Amazing food! Would definitely recommend!
  39. EM

    EricM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Lockbox has only gotten better since it first opened. Treat yourself to the pimento mac and cheese. You won't be disappointed.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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 969 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 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Lockbox at 21c Hotel

167 West Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Upper St.

  • Neighborhood

    Lexington

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 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, 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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