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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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
US$10 - US$34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
American, Contemporary
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
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Reviewed yesterday

I had the pleasure of having Sunday brunch with a couple of great friends this past Sunday. We arrived around 11:00 AM and were seated promptly. The brunch menu selections aren't huge here but everyone was quite pleased with their food. The service was good...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RWestland
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was thrilled when they announced that the 21c hotel would be opening in Lexington. I love that we have a place like Lockbox in our town. But I've been here twice now and both times the service was really lackluster. Most of the food...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SEFD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a gem. Highly recommend. We had the roasted chicken and scallops. Excellent! If you're in Lexington you must try. You won't be disappointed.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cindybN8269SF
KHassengerGM, General Manager at Lockbox, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed the chicken and scallops! - Kira Hassenger {F&B Director}

Reviewed December 17, 2018

My wife and I finally got around to visiting this fairly new restaurant in the 21C Hotel. What a nice addition to the local restaurant scene. Very nice setting, with art throughout the restaurant. Excellent, attentive service. Food was exceptional. My wife had the scallops...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Aubrey T
KHassengerGM, Owner at Lockbox, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2018

Thanks again for the nice review of your experience. It is so nice to have folks come and truly enjoy themselves. So glad you enjoyed the scallops, pork chop, and lamb meatballs. The best part is that you all will return! See you soon. -...More

Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

We chose Lockbox to celebrate my birthday this year. The ambiance, vibe and appetizers were outstanding. However, somehow, our table (of three) was sandwiched between two larger parties and we had to wait over an hour for our entrees. The server didn’t really apologize instead...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Y4735NDashleys
KHassengerGM, General Manager at Lockbox, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to tell us know about your experience with us. I am very sorry to hear that your dining experience wasn't so great. From being put in-between folks, to a long wait for food, and then the server not showing...More

Reviewed November 25, 2018 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 November 27, 2018

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 November 23, 2018

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 November 23, 2018

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 November 18, 2018 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 November 20, 2018

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 November 14, 2018

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 November 20, 2018

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 September 30, 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 October 1, 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.

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