About Lockbox

Led by executive chef Cody DeRosett, Lockbox uses thoughtful yet simple preparations and cooking techniques in a contemporary setting. The local, high-quality ingredients from around the Bluegrass region shine in seasonal dishes.

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.

> Learn more about the 21c Museum Hotel Lexington.

We’re Re-open!

We’ve added some new cleanliness and wellness policies to ensure the safety of both guests and teammates.  We look forward to welcoming you back to The Lockbox!

-we have increased our frequency of cleaning protocols, in both front and back of house, with EPA-registered chemicals, proven effective in preventing Covid-19 transmission

-upon arrival, you will be greeted by a host who will provide hand sanitizer and mask.  A mandatory guest screening will be next, which may include a temperature check

-all Lockbox teammates will be wearing masks and we ask that diners do the same, especially in our public spaces

-there will be revised layouts across our space to promote social distancing so you will notice less tables and at least six feet between parties

-bar and lounge area can only be seated by the host at this time

-online or disposable menus available, which are more limited and concise

-our friend the Blue penguin may still make appearances in our dining room, but for now, they should not be moved or touched by guests

-the 21c museum may be closed to the public during dinner hours, but by dining with us, you will have access. Make sure to wander our newest exhibition either before or after your meal

See you soon!

  • Kira Hassenger

    Food & Beverage Director

    Hassenger began her career in hospitality at seventeen, unaware that she had discovered her true passion. She quickly moved from cleaning hotel rooms to a guest-facing position at the front desk for Marriott Hotels in Cincinnati, before relocating to Chicago to pursue food and beverage roles at the downtown Marriott and independently-owned steakhouse restaurant, Kinzie Chophouse.

    Hassenger joined the 21c team as a restaurant manager at Metropole in 2014, working her way up to Assistant Food & Beverage Director. She returns to 21c to serve as Food & Beverage Director of Lockbox and is pleased to continue to share her love of food, genuine service, and thought-provoking art with guests and her team.