Lindey's
Lindey's

Lindey's

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.lindeys.com/
  • Phone: 6142284343x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm;

    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm;

    Brunch:
    Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Brett Fife
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Lindey's offers three indoor private rooms and one four-seasons private room. Corporate needs, business dinners, social gatherings, pharmaceutical presentations, and private luncheons. For more private dining information, please contact our Private Event Manager or visit lindeys.com and click "Plan an Event."
  • Private Party Contact: Grant Cassidy, Banquet Manager 6142284343x
  • Special Events: Easter
    Mother's Day
    Thanksgiving
    Christmas Eve Dinner
    New Year's Eve Dinner

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mohawk
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet service is complimentary.
A word from Lindey's
Voted Columbus' Best Restaurant 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014. Lindey's has been consistently voted one of Columbus' top restaurants for the past 32 years, and has been featured in the Washington Post, USA Today, the New York Times, Gourmet Magazine and the book "As the Tables Turn" by Sue Doody & Michael Rosen.

Lindey's is a high-energy, white tablecloth restaurant serving the finest American cuisine in an upper east side New York bistro setting. Nestled in historic German Village, the design incorporates original artwork, bentwood chairs, copper topped bars and hardwood floors. With its exciting and vibrant atmosphere, Lindey's has three main dining rooms, four private party rooms and an award winning outdoor courtyard.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Lindey's reviews from OpenTable diners
408 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (300)neighborhood gem (263)romantic (227)great for outdoor dining (218)fit for foodies (175)great for brunch (121)great for lunch (112)good for groups (106)notable wine list (95)hot spot (69)vibrant bar scene (61)scenic view (35)late-night find (28)kid-friendly (24)Show More
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    First time there and everything was great. Lobster Bisque was incredible. Will definitely return. Service was great!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An evening at Lindey's
    Jeff1956
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We've lived in the German Village area for over 18 years and never been to Lindey's. That was a mistake. Randy, our server was attentive and professional and our food was terrific. We will return in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once again, Lindey's was a hit!!
    Bubbles
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Columbus is such a great restaurant town that I sometimes forget how classy and timeless Lindey's is. The food is always delicious and the wait staff professional but fun. I took a business client to lunch there yesterday and was reminded once again how fabulous the spot is!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary Dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Even though we spent about an hour and a half at our meal, we almost felt rushed, the service was so efficient. The food was attractively presented and tasted delicious. I had the filet mignon, which was excellent, although not the best cut of beef I've had. It was slightly difficult to cut, but tender to chew. Overall we enjoyed our evening tremendously, would just like for it to have lasted about 2 hours. We were looking for some place different for our special occasion restaurant, and were very successful!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    i got the tri tip sandwich...was not very good...everyone else had good food
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The place is quite large and the patio seating looked like the place to be. Food was well prepared and presented. It was a Sunday evening and the fastest meal I have ever had; in and out in 1/2 hour. Would have preferred a slower pace between courses.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    suebee2000
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    3 of us took our best friend to brunch at Lindey's for her birthday. It was wonderful. The server was terrific. He immediately 'read' us and made excellent suggestions. The food was terrific and the setting was great for a special occasion. I always enjoy eating here and like having it as my "go to" for celebrations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • maybe
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Have been going here for years. Love the spot, but was disappointed with the food. Seemed like meat quality wasn't good. Had rack of lamb (no flavor) and filet (stringy).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambiance trumps food
    britt645
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Lindeys has the best patio in Columbus. Unfortunately, not the best food. My salad was literally a spring mix from Kroger with some oil on it. Super disappointing. The kale Caesar sucked as well- Harvest pizza has a better one. My crab cake was pretty good, my fiends lobster risotto was undercooked along with my other friends burger. I have been for brunch and I think it's a better menu for that time of day. Lindeys- update your menu and get a new garde manger.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Saturday night
    Kelnot1030
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had a wonderful date night great food and wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    westcoastlover
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Located in very nice part of Germantown, valet parking, great interior and the wait staff is very well trained. Wonderful for a special night out
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience!
    ClassyGal
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I took my boyfriend here for a romantic brunch, I had a special request for a romantic table for two area. They met all my accommodations, the staff was very personable and professional. I loved the atmosphere, and the food was excellent. The prices were very fair for the quality and ingredients in the food. I highly recommend this restaurant, and we will definitely be dining there again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • friday night
    dollar
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My second visit and I was as happy this time as the first time. Food/wine was definitely everything I expected. The service was spot on and our waiter Bill had a personality and good knowledge of the menu. Will definitely return on my next trip to Columbus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful outdoor dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Patio with myriad of flowers was background for under the umbrellas dining experience in German Village. From the warm sourdough loaf to baby kale Caesar with roasted hazelnuts, then Sockeye Salmon on a bed of arugula, and a memorable key lime pie with pecan Graham cracker crust, it was a meal to remember!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great time at Lindey's
    Terminallyhappy
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Our family has used Lindey's Sunday Brunch as our celebration ritual since we held out wedding breakfast there. The service is superb, the food perfect, and we love the atmosphere. Lindey's is a local institution and you'll see why when you eat there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • blondiegirl
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I always love dining at Lindey's... it is one of my all time favorites which is why I love to go back so often. Lindey's brunch is the perfect way to start out my Saturday!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Visited Columbus for a long weekend and had to be sure to visit Lindy's. Great service, great food and a wonderful outdoor dining/bar space as well. German Village is such a wonderful backdrop for Lindy's. Hubby had the grouper and he said it was probably the best he has had. I had the shrimp and lobster risotto- there were so many shrimp I could not eat them all! A shared appetizer, a cocktail each as well as a glass of wine each and I think the pre tip bill was right around $105.00. Will return next time we are in Columbus!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On a moments notice
    luv2explore
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    On a moments notice, we were able o get reservations, clean up and head down to German Village to Lindeys. We pulled up and they had complimentary valet, we were seated right away and enjoyed a nice relaxing and romantic dinner. Wonderful food and great cosmos! Would definitely visit again and would highly recommend!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodlover777
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Lindey's is my favorite restaurant in Columbus. The food and service is always outstanding!! It is great for business lunches as well as a romantic dinner. The patio throughout the summer is exceptionally speculator.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SweetAnnie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    It was a pleasure to treat my friend to a well deserved retirement lunch. It was a beautiful day in the Lindey's garden to celebrate a long and accomplished career . The staff was attentive and our lunch was delicious. Thank you all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A wonderful evening
    neighborhoodVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The waiter was marvelous, he was very attentive and humerous. The first course was fresh and very tasty, all five of us had choosen salads. The filet was the best I've ever had, however the mashed potatoes were cold upon arrival. My guests experienced the same cold taters. The rack of lamb was seasoned well, but there was no lamb taste. Two plates were ordered, one came with a good portion of sauce, the second plate had very little. The porkchops were notable as well as the tornedos of beef. The wine and port list was excellent, especially the Moscato. Creme burlee was a little weak as well as the peanut butter chocolate dessert. The guest with the Lindey post mortem. French pressed coffee was excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • anonymous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I have eaten at Lindey's in German Village many times and have always had a good experience, breakfast, brunch or dinner, inside or outside. This time I was with guests from the middle east and I know that they were impressed and said they would come again with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wrong order, right food
    onceafan
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food, as usual, was wonderful. It was slow in coming, even on a Sunday that was only moderately busy. The major problem was that one person was served the incorrect food. Everyone else at the table clearly heard his order, but the waiter brought a totally different dish. The rest of the party had much earlier finished their meal when his correct order came. The waiter apologized, but the mistake compromised an otherwise fine anniversary celebration.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion dinner
    Adet
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My family and I dined at Lindey's to celebrate graduation with my family on a Saturday night. I made the reservation for 5 people on Tuesday and the only available reservation times were 4pm and after 8:30pm. If you want to dine here on a Friday or Saturday make sure you make reservations enough ahead of time!! The food was very good. The lobster and shrimp risotto was very good and a good size. The ribeye also looked very filling since it came with a side. The salmon did not come with a side, so I recommend getting a salad or soup as a starter. The restaurant was a bit noisy inside--so it was hard to hold a conversation across the table. There was a large group nearby so that was a big contributor. Overall a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • consistently good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Has a great patio, and a great happy hour. The menu is consistent, you get what you expect. There are no surprises at Lindey's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Pretty much everything on the menu is good. I got the sea bass which was moist and tender. I love sea bass and there are many restaurants in Columbus that serve it and do it well. It's a great spot for special occasions as well, but parking is a pain on the weekends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Again
    Louie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My wife and I have eaten here a few times, and we have never been disappointed. The food is always excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary dinner
    tuktro
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    15th wedding anniversary and I wanted to do something nice for the wife. After reading reviews and talking to many people...Lindey's was the name that came up the most. Sat on the patio as it was a nice evening. Started out with calamari and shrimp appetizer. Was good...little spicy but good. Wife had the salmon and I had the trout. Both had excellent taste. Topped off the dinner with a fabulous coconut cream pie and frozen peanut butter and chocolate mousse. Staff was friendly and did a great job.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patio
    BoufVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Best outdoor dining in Columbus!! Food is consistently very good. Service is fair to good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Dined on the patio for lunch, had an outstanding first experience!! Madison was our waitress and she was phenomenal, helpful, funny...patient with us as we asked her questions about the menu. Just an overall outstanding experience and I can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maybe my favorite anywhere!
    JSF22VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    You just can't miss with the food at Lindey's. I have dined here probably 30 or 40 times over a period of several years (I come at least once and sometimes more often every time business gets me to Columbus) and have never had a bad meal. The atmosphere is just lovely -- warm and inviting but never stuffy. On this particular occasion I need to take one star away for service ... our server was distracted by a party in the private room upstairs. That's fine, but on a Sunday evening when the place wasn't even half full, make some other arrangements, OK? I should not have to go out to the bar myself, you know? Still, the food was just great, the apology was sincere, and I will rush back the next time I'm in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrific food; rare service lapse
    JSF22VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Lindey's is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. I have sometimes stopped in Columbus only to dine here. On this visit the food was just as wonderful as ever -- the steak frites and wedge salad are just amazing. But I have to mark the place down this time for a rare and unusual service lapse. For reasons best known to him, the manager began a stemware inquisition while the restaurant was still quite full of diners -- including my table adjacent to the scene of the crime. He apparently noticed a glass with some spots at the next table and he deployed several servers to wipe every glass at every empty table, upbraiding them loudly for not having done it already. Attention to detail is fine - but do it when the place is closed, buddy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    IngridBergman
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food and drinks were excellent as usual and the waiter did a fine job. Will go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    Miniskier
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a reservation for brunch and, after being shown to a table in the front dining room near the entrance, requested a more private table where we could talk. We were then seated in the rear of another room, where most people were finishing their meals. It was a bit noisy at first, but by the time we were finished with our meal there were no others left in the dining room. The brunch dishes (eggs benedict) were excellent and the fruit was exceptionally fresh. Even though the dining room had emptied, there was never a "push" for us to leave and the waiter simply checked with us regularly to make sure we were not in need of anything. We truly appreciated our time for conversation and thank the staff for accommodating our needs.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Revamped Crab Louie is a Hit!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    No one can resist having lunch in the beautiful patio at Lindey's when the sun shimmers through the trees and the breeze is light. We were seated next to the fountain in the center which was filled with happy golden fish and greenery. It's just one of the best, nicest outdoor dining experiences in Columbus, Ohio. And, lunch was outstanding because of a reimagined Crab Louie Salad -- it was amazing. Rather than scattered on greens, the salad is now constructed with layers in a circular shape and the dressing gets a chance to shine along with bright, crisp, diagonal slicings of green onion and, of course, plenty of delicious lump crab meat and buttery avocado. Thanks, Lindey's! It just gets better every time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun in the village
    nashvillegirl
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great restaurant, fabulous food! Nice that you can have your choice of fun, noisy spot to eat out front by the bar or more quiet and intimate in the back room. Service is great from the moment you valet your car. (parking in the village is a pain).
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Experience!
    Phenomenal
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Being my first time at Lindey's I was not sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised by the fantastic staff and phenomenal food. I would definitely recommend Lindey's to everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good
    foodie
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The food was good but they didn't have any vegan friendly food. I ended up getting very unimpressive pasta. The restaurant was also a bit cold. The rest of my group loved the restaurant, though.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Anniversary evening!
    Gahn
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Beautiful evening and were lucky enough to sit outside on the lovely patio. They were out of my favorite dish - the sea bass. And they were also out of the seafood special. However, there were lots of other menu options and we had a great meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lindeylove
    LuvWineVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Love the patio...love Crab Louis...love Lindey's !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall