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Lockbox

167 W Main St, Inside 21c Musuem Hotel, Lexington, KY 40507-1397
+1 859-899-6860
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good22%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 13 min
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
167 W Main St, Inside 21c Musuem Hotel, Lexington, KY 40507-1397
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 7 had reservations and was seated promptly. We had the fixed price 4 course dinner. The multiple appetizers and salad were served family style and were very good. The turkey main course was supposed to be served family style as well but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DaveG873
Companion49710510707, General Manager at Lockbox, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dave, So glad your party was seating promptly, but sorry to hear that dinner for thanksgiving was just OK and not outstanding. I am also sorry to hear that the food wasn't as warm as it should be. We have taken this feedback to use...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Lockbox for Thanksgiving dinner while on vacation in area. Restaurant is in 21C hotel and is beautiful inside. There was fixed price menu for Thanksgiving. We were seated 20 minutes after our reservation time. We checked in and were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank u2fan56
Companion49710510707, General Manager at Lockbox, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to our Thanksgiving dinner, I am sorry to hear that you didn't receive the best overall service. From not being seating right away, and the lack of communication at the host desk, to the waitress not arriving promptly to the table...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Lockbox and the 21C Hotel In Lexington. I love Proof on Main at the 21C in Louisville so my expectations were high - and Lockbox did not disappoint. Like anything in a 21C, there are unusual art pieces (headless...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank fantifan
Companion49710510707, General Manager at Lockbox, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience. This is a great learning moment for us from our associates making sure they are best dressed to us doing our best to communicate that you may be attending a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Business dinner with 3 from the client and 2 from our side. Our server deftly managed trying to serve us without interrupting the conversation - easier said than done....and she did a great job. The entire experience was 2 hours and we did not really...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ImpatientGuy
Companion49710510707, General Manager at Lockbox, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad your dinner worked out well. And Glad you were all able to get some things accomplished by the server not being to much in the way. We will see you again soon- Kira Hassenger {F&B Director}

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We had reservations at another place downtown, and because my son is not 21, they would not serve us( it was a restaurant/bar but we did not know they would not even serve us food ) so, we were wandering around downtown starving and came...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jamamom
CharlieC2412, General Manager at Lockbox, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

We are so happy we could take care you and your family while you were in Lexington. Thank you for the wonderful review. We hope you can make it back to see us again.

Reviewed 27 September 2018

Fresh ingredients. Friendly staff. Nice presentations. Simply delish. A very open restaurant with high ceilngs and natural light- another must while in Lexington.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank chasebeauty
CharlieC2412, General Manager at Lockbox, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thank you chasebeauty, we couldn't have asked for a nicer review.

Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed yummy southern style charcuterie, jars, and more along with fun cocktails in this historic building. Great art exhibit per usual as well.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank HOBY_1986
CharlieC2412, General Manager at Lockbox, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words Hoby. We look forward to seeing you again real soon.

Reviewed 2 September 2018

I've been here about 3 times - I like it - always find something I like to eat, but it can be hit or miss. Great cocktails and good ambiance - sort of like a W Hotel in downtown LEX. I really like the kale...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank AngusRodrigo
Charlie C, Manager at Lockbox, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you so much for your well thought out review. I will discuss your thoughts with the chef. We look forward to having you back many times in the future.

Reviewed 3 August 2018

It is Restaurant Week in Lexington, KY so we were a little surprised that we were able to get a table at Lockbox @ 21C on very short notice. We've been there for drinks but have never dined so we were excited about it. During...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank smiles813
Charlie C, Manager at Lockbox, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. I’m terribly sorry that this was the experience you had your first time in Lockbox. You are absolutely right, we made a mistake and it is a shame that we ran out of...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast yesterday while staying at the hotel for a meeting. Took a very long time to get our meal even though the restaurant was anything but busy. Food was okay but very overpriced for breakfast.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank elwoodhowe
Charlie C, Manager at Lockbox, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

I’m sorry that your breakfast took a long time. That should never be the case and I apologize. I hope you give our breakfast another chance if you are ever back in Lexington. Sincerely, Charlie Cronin | Food and Beverage Director ccronin@lockboxlex.com l 21cLexington.com

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$34
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Valet Parking
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:00
Monday
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 167 W Main St, Inside 21c Musuem Hotel, Lexington, KY 40507-1397
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-899-6860
  • E-mail
Description
Lockbox is committed to sourcing local, high-quality ingredients around the Bluegrass region. Led by executive chef Jonathan Searle, Lockbox uses thoughtful yet simple preparations and cooking techniques in a contemporary setting. Designed by Deborah Berke Partners, the Lockbox space highlights historic features like original marble floors, decorative plaster details and large windows. Communal tables in both the dining room and lounge provide opportunities for large groups to dine together, or for individual guests to meet new people while they dine. The original vault, The Safe, provides an intimate setting for private dining of small groups up to 12. The communal table just outside The Safe seats 14 and is serviced by a separate bar. Lockbox features rotating exhibitions and original works of contemporary art, like site-specific commission Tomorrow's Weather.
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