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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
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good21%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
167 W Main St, Inside 21c Musuem Hotel, Lexington, KY 40507-1397
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us ordered different dishes, with some shared sides. The simpler the dish, the better the food. Mac and cheese and a cheeseburger were good, but entrees such as grits with a tomato sauce, cauliflower, and hazelnuts seemed like random combinations that did not...More

Thank Yakimanative
Charlie C, Manager at Lockbox, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I’m sorry that we clearly missed the mark with both the food and service. Our menu does change frequently and I hope you will come back and give us another opportunity to wow you.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Kudos to the restaurant for keeping their kitchen open late - we dined at around 9pm. The restaurant interior is well done and a good mix of old and new. The food was well prepared, although the portions were somewhat larger than they needed to...More

Thank limehousecpl
Charlie C, Manager at Lockbox, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for a very thorough and thoughtful review. I’m sorry the service was clearly not to the level we expect. We look forward to you returning and giving you the quality of service we strive to give all our guests.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the service that I received at the Lockbox the food was great and the staff was efficient.

Thank Blake T
Charlie C, Manager at Lockbox, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the kind words Blake. I will pass along your thoughts to both the chef and the servers.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have had brunch here a half dozen times or so. Every time the food was delicious, and our favorites have been the Eggs Benedict, Shrimp and Grits and the Fried Chicken on a Biscuit. All are delicious, so that makes decisions difficult. If there...More

Thank Mary S
Charlie C, Manager at Lockbox, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review Mary and for being such a loyal customer. I'm sorry the service has been slow, I will address it with the team. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 20 May 2018

This dining experience was amazing.....They have a private eating area located inside a bank vault!.....awesome!!!! The food was delicious and the staff were polite and efficient.

Thank Blake T
Charlie C, Food and Beverage Director at Lockbox, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hi Blake T, Thank you so much for the amazing review. The Vault is a great place to have dinner. Please come back and join us anytime. Thanks, Charlie Cronin | Food and Beverage Director ccronin@lockboxlex.com l 21cLexington.com

Reviewed 18 May 2018

I'm local and had never eaten at Lockbox until yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised to find that their lunch menu included an item that was vegan and gluten free as is. The Weisenberger Grits 'al Forno' was a delicious combination of local ingredients with a...More

Thank lexmelinda
Charlie C, Food and Beverage Director at Lockbox, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hi Lexmelinda, Thank you for the wonderful review. I’m glad you finally made it in to Lockbox and that you enjoyed your lunch. The Al Forno is a wonderful dish, but if you ever want something else that is vegan and gluten just let us...More

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

We loved the ambiance and the staff. Of particular note was Brian Walters. When I inquired about a drink recipe he wrote the recipe down for me. The rest of the staff in the restaurant were also friendly and kind. We decided to try more...More

Thank Vivian B
Laura H, Manager at Lockbox, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Thank you so much for such kind words! I also love our house made pasta dishes. They are constantly changing so you will have to come back this summer and see what else Chef does. We are so happy that you all had such a...More

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

I would like to say first, it is newly opened. I liked the location being in a old bank and the ceiling are high which keeps the noise levels down, the tables had enough room and the area was bright and airy. The server was...More

Thank douglass1260
Laura H, Manager at Lockbox, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Thank you so much for your feedback about the brunch you had with us. I'm so sorry to hear that we missed the mark on some of the issues you experienced with service. We take all feedback seriously and can use it to gain a...More

Reviewed 19 April 2018

This is a nice restaurant inside a hotel/museum. The food is very good (though they tend to add a bit too much sea salt). The service is great too. It is nice to also see the vault door (used to be a bank building). It...More

Thank Michael T
Laura H, Manager at Lockbox, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Thank you for leaving a review about your time at Lockbox. I agree, the original vault door is one of my favorite things to show off, its a gem that we get to house such a treasure. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see...More

Reviewed 28 March 2018

Ate here for breakfast. Large portions, decent selection. A bit pricey, but that's expected at a restaurant in a hotel.

Thank Stan R
Laura H, Manager at Lockbox, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Hi Stan, We really appreciate your positive review of your breakfast experience. It is our goal to satisfy every guest and we do hope you come back and try lunch or dinner sometime as well! Best Regards, Laura Holt Restaurant Manager

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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, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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
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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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