The reopening comes with a new “Kentucky-inspired” menu and a large selection of Bourbon and wine.
“We really stopped to listen to what people in Lexington are looking for when they dine out,”
Gabe Isaac, general manager at 21c Lexington, said in a news release. “The new Lockbox offers a more casual
and relaxed atmosphere. We looked at the entire experience, from the music to the style of
service and what the servers wear. We also added some new design elements that make the
space feel cozier.”
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Fisherkeller’s Kentucky-inspired dinner menu highlights dishes and ingredients familiar to the21c Museum Hotel Lexington, News Release
region like Ham and Sweet Corn Hushpuppies and Cornmeal Crusted Catfish with local
mushrooms, artichokes and preserved lemon. The menu also brings back some of diners’
favorite dishes from years past like the Share Board with housemade crackers, biscuits,
pimento cheese and Benedictine and the Lockbox Cheeseburger with lettuce, pickle, American
cheese and special sauce. A selection of oysters (raw, cornmeal fried, or baked with garlic
butter, country ham, and cornbread crumbs) and an expanded section of sides titled Veggies,
Greens, and Grains, allows groups to customize their experience and sample more menu items.
The Lockbox Restaurant + Lounge has brought in a new Executive Chef Nick Fisherkeller who was worked at other Lexington restaurants like ELIXIR Downtown, Minglewood, Julep Cup, and Portofino. Fisherkeller is joined by the Food and Beverage Director Rita Kraynak.
The re-opening comes with a new awning, furniture, and an art exhibition titled Show & Tell:
Portraits in Lockbox. The exhibition is a collection of works by artists from around the globe examining the evolution of portraiture as a platform according to a news release.
A change in style is coupled with a change in service. Dinner will remain as table service according to the news release but the new breakfast and lunch beginning in the coming months, will offer counter service.
“We wanted to continue the hospitality of table service at dinner,” Fisherkeller said in a news release. “Going
out to dinner is about relaxing with friends and being taken care of. It’s also about trying new
things. We designed the menu with a lot of flexibility so that groups can share dishes and
explore more of the menu. On the other hand, counter service is ideal for breakfast and lunch. It
gives our guests the ability to get in and out quickly or stay longer if they are socializing or
having a business meeting.”
Lockbox’s new hours:
Monday through Friday from 7:00 – 11:00 am
Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Friday and Saturday from 5:00 – 10:00 pm.