Lockbox at 21c Hotel

4.6
886 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.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 886 people are saying
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Sara
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything we got and the service was great!

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vipjerilynl
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

super great service, food exceptional, wine selection awesome, fun relaxing place for dinner or lunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most elegant pre-game brunch at Lockbox. Food was fresh and delicious. Cocktails were creative and outstanding. Ruby provided fantastic service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner with my wife. Food stellar, service excellent and ambiance comforting and cozy!

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vipBellaP
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We stayed at 21C as part of a trip to KY for a bourbon tour. The cocktails and service were excellent. I had a special request which was no problem for the kitchen.

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BradR
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we tried on the menu was executed flawlessly. Cocktails were fantastic, the service was perfect. I will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I never write negative reviews, but, it was very fair for the price and service. Took 15 mins for anyone to come to our table, then we finally asked the bus boy if he could get us water and our waiter. The bus boy apologized, but not the waiter. The food was fine, but nothing great for $150. The strip steak was $52 and was the size of a filet and over cooked! Disappointed all in all.

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JosephJ
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall2food1service5ambience1

The ambience was lacking. Big empty room with view of unmasked kitchen staff and ridiculous double wide tvs showing meaningless loop.
The catfish was not "crusted'", since that implies some sort of texture, which we were told was to be supplied by the spoonful of cold squash mash. The fsh was overcooked.
The service was fine, but we didn't appreciate having to ask for bread, when the menu (online) headline is "BREAK BREAD TOGETHER".
Kitchen staff sent out biscuits. Luckily the manager saw that and brought some toast.
We'll not return, nor recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

New Year’s Eve dinner date. There was a set menu we weren’t aware of heading in. It was $70/person. They were out of Bulliet bourbon. The substitute bourbon they recommended was more expensive. Entrees we’re smaller portions compared to the price. Dessert was really good.

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DustinJ
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal experience all around. One of the best restaurants in Kentucky

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AllenA
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Menu limited, Food good, but not something for which you want to come back. Service was excellent!

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DanB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Interesting menu - take a chance and try something different. Everything is excellent.

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SusanC
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Not as good as in the past. The service was ok( COVID I guess) the drinks not as well crafted as in the past. I didn’t care for the staff sitting out in restaurant on her computer. It does nothing for ambiance. I did not care for the art installation over kitchen at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the environment, the menu is not large but everything we ordered was fantastic. This is our new goto spot in Lexington. Highly recommend the smoked trout toast 👏

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vipRandom
Cincinnati
40 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really good food. Nice service. Location was great. 21c is a fun spot for a date night.

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JoshuaS
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food I've ever eaten. Very romantic setting. Loved the vibe. Butternut squash soup was AMAZING! Very good service! Highly recommend it and will return!

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JamesD
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with grooms brunch before the wedding.

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Jennifer
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, original menu. Terrific place for fine dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was a little limited. I ordered the burger and fries and it was delicious! Fries were crispy and perfectly seasoned and burger was cooked perfectly. Very cool spot- kind of “arty”’for lack of a better word but not pretentious. Service was excellent- the type when you order a cocktail and it miraculously appears and you never even noticed the waiter bring it over.

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TravisC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a great time checking out bob morgans art, our dinner was absolutely great, we had a meeting with Bob where he showed us his art and the stories we found out alot about the man behind the design…ty for a great meal and special thanks to bob for making our experience memorable

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Biscuit is a must.

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TavisL
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a unique enviornment with lots to take in. The staff was kind and helpful. The food was pretty good, wouldn’t be bad to add a few additional options.

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TrishaA
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great! When I booked online I requested a window seat. Which didn’t happen but still had a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant but can be a little pricey because everything is a la carte….Even bread……and the dessert menu is very very limited!
The museum is a very nice feature.

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amyf
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were so kind and the food was wonderful. A lovely Birthday celebration!

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CeciliaM
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience. Food was excellent, starting with the butternut squash soup with a little zip! Catfish dish encrusted with a unique blend of seasonings. The sides are not to be missed. Potatoes and broccoli get a spin that delights the tastebuds.
Modern art theme throughout —and who doesn’t love a penguin?!
We were visiting from out of state and happy to find this sophisticated but approachable restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant was out of two of the things we wanted. The chicken we ordered was undercooked. And the squash wasverly spicy and seemed out of place on the menu. Wouldn't recommend try another venue.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with friends and then we walked around the museum. Great experience!

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zndhdvsjs
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our server was awesome. Super attentive, informative & friendly. Drinks were AMAZING & the food as well. Definitely a great place for an intimate night out with your favorite people

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Dorothy
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not very many choices on the dinner menu. My husband and I shared the beet salad and then each of us chose the catfish. The meal was really delicious - very pleased with the presentation and quality of the food. The servers were attentive and pleasant. My husband enjoyed a cocktail with his meal and he said it was good.
Would definitely come back again.

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DR11
Nashville
49 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Small but tasty menu. Beet salad & vegetarian option were especially good.

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vipChrisE
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Everything was great except for the homeless guy that ran into the restaurant high on drugs. But a few guys stood up, to defend the staff.

Let’s be clear, the manager saying that this was common in Chicago and they did no hard, and therefore it was okay in Lexington. Was not okay. Back the police. End homelessness with compassion and workable plans.

Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The only negative I have was in the reservation. I originally reserved a table for 4, I wanted to add two seats later but they said that they couldn’t add two because there were no available tables. I said that I understand but my two friends couldn’t join us.. when we arrived we were seated at a table for six.. I asked to make sure I was being seated at the right table and they confirmed it was the right table for my 4 person reservation which means they could have made my reservation for six and our friends could have joined us…annoying!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very interesting and beautiful place to eat. Love the art aspect. Food was very good!

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vipAprilK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great location. Oh Mickey your are so fine!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick was our waiter & he did a fantastic job! Went right when they opened so not too busy or loud

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vipalicet
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Very long wait and very very slow service

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Marcus
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere and the food was outstanding. From the hushpuppies to start, catfish entree were delicious. But I must say my favorite thing was the squash side, the textures and flavors were fantastic!! We will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu was somewhat limited but the catfish and pork loin was actually very good. We had a 5:00 pm reservation on a Saturday night which is the opening time so the waiter was very attentive.

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ArtGirl93
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing beet salad and the Catfish entree was delicious. Great interior decor. Definitely worth a visit!

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 886 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.

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