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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
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good21%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
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 2 weeks ago

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

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

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 August 3, 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

Thank smiles813
Charlie C, Manager at Lockbox, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

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 August 2, 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.

Thank Elwood H
Charlie C, Manager at Lockbox, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

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

Reviewed July 9, 2018

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 July 18, 2018

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 July 8, 2018

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 July 18, 2018

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 July 4, 2018

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 July 18, 2018

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

Reviewed June 27, 2018 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 June 30, 2018

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 May 20, 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 May 30, 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 May 18, 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 May 30, 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 May 7, 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 May 11, 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $34
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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