Far southwest Austin upscale deli and restaurant Lox, Box, and Barrel is now closed at 9521 Highway 290. It shuttered right before Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 21. Its website simply states that “Sorry, we are no longer open.”
The reason for the shutter is because the restaurant “could not come to terms with the landlord on a new lease,” according to the Facebook post explanation. Lox, Box, and Barrel owner Sebastien Caillabet is planning on relocating the restaurant and deli somewhere in Austin, though there are no solid plans as of yet, according to its Facebook page.
The deli served up everything from bagels and lox (naturally), salads, sandwiches (including Reubens and French dips), burgers, brownies, tarts, and cookies. The restaurant also often experimented with regular off-menu specials, like pho and fish and chips,
Caillabet knows his way around smoked salmon. He ran cured and smoked salmon company Celtic Seafare, which was based in Dripping Springs. (Now the lox is sourced from Scottish company Loch Duart.)
The restaurant, of which the name is a play on the gun phrase “lock, stock, and barrel,” opened in March 2016.
- Lox, Box, and Barrel [Official]
- Lox, Box, and Barrel [Facebook]
- Lox, Box, and Barrel Has Closed in Southwest Austin [Community Impact]
- All Coverage of Lox, Box, and Barrel [EATX]