Lockbox at 21c Hotel

4.6
868 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 868 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
11 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
47 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
5 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!

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PerryB
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lockbox is always a very cool and fun place to take out of town guests

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KathyR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful place for any meal! The food is always great, staff is super friendly and we love viewing the art after we eat. Highly recommend!!

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ShawnL
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great… from the grilled banana bread to the eggs Benedict

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Diner1234
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

After going to Proof in Louisville and Metropole in Cincy we had high hopes for Lockbox. The food was OK, service was good, ambiance was nice - just not as good as any of the other 21C restaurants we've been to. Very small menu - I had a steak which was fine and my husband had the catfish which he didn't care for. The server was very nice and attentive and the dining room is unique.

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georgem
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience fabulous food with large portions of high quality
Wine and cocktail selection stellar
Would recommend highly

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EdwardR
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wait staff was excellent and attentive. Paid just the right amount of attention to our party. We asked about the wine and the prior chef and they got the answers to our questions. The Austrian Gobelsburg Rose, one of the 'by the glass' offerings was wonderful. The chicken was cooked perfectedly and the Summer Succotash was unexpectedly flavorful.

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vipKywildcats
Louisville
118 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We eat early, which is probably why it was quiet. The food here is extremely good, in some ways simple but well executed. Their cornmeal crusted catfish is among the best I’ve ever had and the fries are sublime. Their bourbon cocktails are excellent, as was our service. It is in the heart of downtown so can be part of a fun night on the town. I highly recommend!

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KatyAJV
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple food cooked really well. Try the mac and cheese or burger.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and drinks were prepared well and the service was great. Not a very fun atmosphere. Many tables were empty and felt a little depressing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lacy is a delightful and personable server. We had a great time and great service!

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Localresident
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails. Service was attentive even though they were pretty busy and the server have many tables.

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vipTimD
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped by for dinner yo renew an old acquaintance. I was impressed with the service and quality of food. I will definitely come back and recommended to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hushpuppies were the best that I’ve ever had. 10/10 would recommend.

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Halls
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was very good. Farm to table. Unique.

The establishment itself was lovely but the atmosphere was lacking. Awkwardly quiet almost. You had to scan the menu and the server offered little more than to take your order. This being said, it was a Wednesday night…. and I’m not sure if social distancing was a factor.

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vipLauraH
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've never had a disappointing meal here. Lockbox is one of my favorite restaurants!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Positive experience from start to finish. Staff courteous and helpful and took proper safety precautions (during Covid surge). Food excellent and they accommodated one of us who has dietary restrictions.

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vipRickA
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The hamburger and French fries are second to none!

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 868 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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