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 WinnerMost Booked
Lindey's reviews from OpenTable diners
423 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (319)neighborhood gem (282)romantic (229)great for outdoor dining (214)fit for foodies (208)good for groups (116)great for brunch (110)great for lunch (104)notable wine list (99)hot spot (81)vibrant bar scene (56)scenic view (30)kid-friendly (27)late-night find (26)Show More
  • First time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    First time dining here - amazing pork chop for lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Great food and atmosphere. My date and I had never been to Lindey's and they made it a very special occasion. There is honestly not a single thing I can think of that I would like to have been different. The waitstaff was very friendly and knowledgeable and were not pushy trying to rush your food out and get you out of the restaurant. I will definitely be going back in the Spring/Summer to sit outside which looked great as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Lindey's is a wonderful restaurant. The restaurant has character, the food is wonderful, and the staff is attentive. I would recommend it for special occasions or a once-in-a-while brunch. I was there on a Sunday and there was a valet service, which made it nice given the neighborhood location. In addition, most patrons were dressed up, so I would not recommend casual attire.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Lunch
    Pogo
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Meet someone we had not seen for 40 years for lunch. We had a great lunch and spent two hours talking. Great service, great food and a wonderful atmosphere. Food was very good and reasonably priced. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A lovely evening ruined!!
    Foodie01ss
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The hostess ignored us and waited other customers who came in after us, walking past us to go to them. We were seat at a table right in the middle of a busy corridor where people bump into you as they pass. We had on drink and left. My wife's birthday dinner was ruined.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lindey's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Ate on back patio. No wind on a cool autumn night- Dressed warmly. Food, service and setting was terrific. Great place to dine, relax and romantic as well as lively.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    BuckeyeDad
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Been going for 4 years while son at OSU, and consistently good food and service every time. Love the place and location, and valet parking is a plus. Great menu, drinks, and wine list, and always exciting specials, plus pace of service always right and never rushed. Lots of great places in Columbus area, but this is one of the top on narrow list of favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lindeys on a Friday Night
    2thDoc
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Perfect experience. Had 7 pm reservations, arrived at 6:50 and seated immediately. Excellent attentive wait staff. Lobster bisque was superb, our group of 3 ordered Salmon and crab cakes.....excellent; crab cakes were loaded with chunky pieces of crab. Drinks were refilled promptly. Very pleasant personnel. Prices were reasonable for the quality of product. Valet service was friendly and efficient. I would highly recommend without hesitation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    thomasVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Everything was outstanding. A terrific evening compliments of Lindey's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, 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!
    SHARKHORSE1
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Went for a birthday celebration. Food an service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent restaurant. Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    A little cramped and overcrowded and noisy but their food and service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Food was great... could have had a more attentive waiter, but, overall it was a great location and great food...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always the best!
    Dylan
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    My fiance and I celebrate almost every occasion with Lindey's, and it's always a great choice. THE best filet in the city, especially for the price! The patio area is beautiful when weather permits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Europe
    Roach
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Excellent setting in a quaint neighborhood. Great service excellent food reminded me of a restaurant in Europe. I would highly recommend. It's iff the beaten city path which makes it even nicer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    macguffinmovies
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Food was delicious and the waiter was fantastic. There was an obnoxious group seated nearby but otherwise it was a great experience. We were disappointed to find, however, that guests feel it is OK to dress down at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • German Town Gem
    BirthdayBoy
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great place to eat! Great ambiance, service and food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion made Special
    WhenIm64
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Dining at Lindey's transcends merely going to a restaurant: from reception, to service; from selection, to preparation, to presentation; from location to ambiance, Lindey's makes any special occasion that much more SPECIAL.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Experience
    Meghan
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Almost all of the food was great - the only issue I had is that the turkey club is made with sliced deli meat and not real turkey. I would expect real turkey at a restaurant like this.. Also I was disappointed that we were seated in a back room and not the main/bar area. I made reservations 5 or 6 days in advance and I didn't know I would I have request the best seating option.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceeded my expectations! Yum!
    JJD2001VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    There was not one bad thing about this restaurant. We went there for brunch and enjoyed everything. The mussels are probably the best that I've ever had. The pancakes were melt-in-your mouth delicious. The huevos rancheros were very unique and was a great portion. Service was excellent... I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food
    ras2178
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was excellent. Best tasting Mac and cheese I have ever had. I only wish it wasn't such a small portion. The lamb was amazing. My guests also loved their dishes. Loved the valet service as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary dinner
    anniversaryDate
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great time. Hostess seated us and on the reservation I requested romantic seating for our anniversary and we were welcomed and wished a happy anniversary. Very professional.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    spoonfulofjemily
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The location is great & the valet parking was quick & convenient (especially on a rainy night). The dining areas are broken into multiple rooms which makes the restaurant feel cozy but don't be fooled - this place is actually huge! Our server was wonderful, he had a confident and sarcastic attitude that fit with us well. He was also extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the food & menu. My husband had the ribeye and said it was the best steak he ever had - charred perfectly on the outside but still rare in the center like he ordered. I had the crabcakes which were amazing & were all crab - no filler. We also enjoyed complimentary dessert for my husbands bday. Key lime pie was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lindey's
    Fred
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We celebrated our 30th anniversary this week. As we told the Manager, we had the choice of anywhere in the city of Columbus and we gladly chose Lindey's. The old world luxury of the restaurant is always a treat. The food, from appetizers through dessert, were exceptional. Mike, our server, was patient, professional and nice. We specifically requested that we take it slowly and Mike was very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Fancy Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    This was my wife's favorite restaurant in town and it's easy to see why. The service is excellent, the food is divine and it's simply a wonderful place to get dressed up and enjoy really good food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • There's a reason
    Anonymous
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    There's a reason Lindey's has been popular for years. As teddy Roosevelt once said, "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." Lindey's cares about the customers and the food. You can be comfortable and eat well. All 4 of the staff members we spoke to were more than polite, they were dedicated to making our experience relaxed and doing things right. My husband and I have been coming to Lindey's for our anniversary for 33 years, and it's always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    As a party of two for a late brunch after reading other reviews we thought of giving Lindey's a chance. We were not left wanting. The ambiance was acceptable and relaxed as well as open but cozy. The wait staff as well as valet service were prompt yet not overbearing. The food was palatable and scratched the "Brunch" itch. Memorable items included the fresh coffee, Crab cake and egg entree. Prices were in the mid to high range , drinks(we had a mimosa and a mojito) were overpriced , but offset by the atmosphere , service and overall quality of dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My wife and I love Lindey's. I would have given it better scores, but the tables were too close together. A waiter backed into me while filling the water at the next table over and several customers bumped into the back of my chair on their way out. The food was very good, not great. I had the french toast, which they used to make a better version of. I'm sure we'll go again, but it's not what it used to be.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quickly becoming our favorite place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We've visited all three dining areas now; the bar, the main dining room, and the patio. We've had a stellar experience in all three. The food is rich, flavorful and unique. The service is friendly without losing the formality. The bar menu is a perfect mix of creative and classic. Best of all, it's such a pleasure to visit German Village. I've been more prone to recommend places in the Short North to visitors from out of town, but Lindy's is at the top of that list after our last visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MPB66
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    First timers, we both enjoyed our experience. We were given plenty of time to relax between courses and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lou family
    LouC
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Lindeys is a special experiance with great service and food. We had 6 adults and a two year old and everyone enjoyed the evening. We spent two hours that flew. We were full but found room for the great desserts. This restaurant is not to be missed; a landmark in German Village for decades.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    momanddaughter
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My daughter and I visited Lindey's to celebrate our birthdays 10 days apart. The server didn't mention anything about whose birthday(s) it was until dessert and then she asked my daughter which dessert she would like for her birthday. The service was exceptional but the food wasn't as good as I expected from Lindey's. We had a reservation but were seated in the middle of the room which I don't like. However, there weren't any other seats so I accepted the seating. The chairs were very uncomfortable and I felt like I was sliding out of it. I mentioned it to my daughter and she felt the same way. The food was good but not outstanding. I was disappointed since I have heard good things about Lindey's and this was a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining, but Lackluster Valet
    Filetmignon
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The dinner was delicious & the restaurant staff inside were more than hospitable & attentive. They remembered it was our Anniversary. I did not care for the valet who, although, opened the door for me, never said hello or looked me in the eye. They did this both at drop off & pick up. Seemed like a bad 1st impression & last impression.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tired food and staff
    jimboVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Lindeys has been a go-to place for us for a very long time. Look, everybody can have a bad night. That would describe our dinner on the patio Thursday night. Food was not great. Service staff was way off their game. Errors in service, billing, slow busing. I've never seen it so bad. Were we first timers the other night, I doubt we'd go back. As it is, we'll give it another shot. But they better be careful not to forget their loyal base.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • boxman001
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Consistently top level food and service make this an attractive option for food and beverage anytime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JoBo
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The meat portions were very fine, I had the sea bass and it was excellent, very tender and flaky and seasoned mildly to compliment the fish. The side portion of the potato wedges was fine and the honey glaze was just wonderful. The spinach portion with cherry smoked bacon could have been larger and it was terrific with the sea bass and potatoes. I would definitely go again. This restaurant is for special occasions on my budget.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding, as usual
    Hunter57
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Always a pleasure dining at Lindey's. The food is consistently of high quality with imaginary selections. Servers are well trained and pleasant. It is always a treat to be able to sit in the patio in good weather. Their support of the Columbus arts community by offering a 20% discount with a CAPA event ticket is greatly appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I LOVE LINDEY'S
    GVResidentVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Expect for the fact that I was seated in the only seat that gets direct sunlight throughout the early afternoon, this was an amazing visit. I had brunch with 4 of my closest friends. We had to wait a little bit to get a table on the patio since they don't take reservations for the outdoors. We also had to wait quite a bit to get drinks at the outside bar because the bartenders were running around like headless chickens trying to accomodate the crowded patio. But neither wait was annoying or too long. Once we got seated, it was zen. The service was perfect as usual, the food was amazing as usual (except there wasn't much lobster on the lobster benedict), and the ambiance was exactly what we wanted. I need to come here more often!
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Felt stereo typed and neglected the whole time. Never told the specials. Sat forever with credit cards out...tipped valet more then bar. Bartender had pub tables On top of a busy bar on Sunday brunch. She couldn't handle it. Customers asked us to move down one when we were in the middle of our meal so that they could sit only to wait for a table. It was uncomfortable and very rude
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic Standby
    BBFallipo
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It had been almost 11 years since my last visit to Lindey's. Still the same great place with excellent food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The patio is beautiful for outdoor dining. The food was very good. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.