Lindey's

4.7
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5832 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Lindey's has been consistently voted one of Columbus' top restaurants for the past 38 years, and has been featured in the Washington Post, USA Today, the New York Times, Gourmet Magazine, The BigTen Network 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, three private party rooms and an award winning outdoor courtyard that has been voted one of the top 100 patios in America by OpenTable.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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MeganC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really happy with the COVID precautions that they put in place. Also glad they opened up the upstairs for outside seating. Best ambiance in Columbus for outdoor dining.

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vipSueR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Lindey’s

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RonS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was superb and the service was very attentive. We even had a visit from Chef Max Avon and a nice chat. Looking forward to going back again.

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mikes
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

appetizers and entries were amazing.cottails and wine were also good. we will be back for thanksgiving.

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foodowl
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quaint beautiful patio to sit out and enjoy great drinks and great food. The service was wonderful and everyone is so pleasant.

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Essie
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindey’s is always my favorite restaurant in Columbus, whether It is for brunch, happy hour, or dinner. If you are going for brunch or happy hour, be sure to sit outside! We also have been for NYE dinner and It was of course amazing.

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Johnson
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Lindey's and it will definitely be a new Go To for nights out for dinner. It's absolutely spectacular service and professional care, not to mention DELICIOUS food is worth every last penny.

& The Patio is beautiful once the sun goes down, candle lit beautifully.

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viplsfcmh
Columbus
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent as always, excellent social distancing and perfect service. Corn chowder, lobster bisque, tuna tartare and crab salad all as perfect as always

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kevind
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet, serene, and overall Eden like, the patio at lindey's always proves to be the destination of Summer. I enjoyed the Burger and opted for the parmesan fries while my date had the steak frites. I was amped up to try the Caesars as I am a Caesar salad Aficionado. I've had Caesar from Mexico to Italy and all parts in between and Lindeys did not disappoint. But please understand that the star of the show is the fabulous, and I do mean fabulous patio. Imagine having a fabulous dinner in the Garden of Eden..,that is lindey's patio. Do yourself a favor and make tracks to lindey's. You will not be disappointed!

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Luvitalian
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing 20th anniversary lunch on the patio! Delicious food, amazing service and an incredible ambiance.

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BrittneyFromVA
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lindey’s is always a top choice for brunch or dinner when I am in Columbus. Highly recommend!

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Keithj
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place, very nice outdoor seating. Quiet and Quant setting. Nice staff and great food.

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John
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there for brunch and sitting on the patio...outstanding.

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Bwmuth321
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best time in the patio. Very pretty as usual! Food was wonderful!

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vipFortyandfull
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great night out with my wife. We are outside. It was a bit warm but we enjoyed being outside and socially distanced from the rest of the patrons.

The calamari was fantastic. Not the out of the bag frozen kind in most restaurants. Really could taste the buttermilk batter. I had the halibut. I really enjoyed the sauce. Justa. But of kick.

My wife had the salmon. It was cooked perfectly.

Katie was our server and rocked it. The entire staff including runners and servers were top notch. 25 years after our first visit and it’s still one of our favorites.

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Becca
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was very professional. Server was attentive without being overbearing. As always, the patio was beautiful and the ambience was perfect. Wonderful place for a birthday lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

I went here for a birthday brunch and the staff was so rude. We were leaving the restaurant and a few of us forgot to put our masks on but immediately took them out and put them on and the employees were throwing their arms in the air as if we did it on purpose. It was so rude and disrespectful considering we paid a lot for our meal and they could’ve approached the situation professionally. We are aware of coronavirus and all of us work in hospitals so it was extremely rude that the employees had to cause a scene when it was the first day that masks were mandated to be worn when leaving the restaurant and we had just forgot.

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LawreneH
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday. We sat on the top patio area, and it was beautiful. Our server was super tentative and food was amazing!

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NickK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the service was great. Food came out quickly and the wait staff was very friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
78 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love to eat at Lindey’s, great place to eat and excellent service. Definitely will go back.

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christinek
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The patio is amazing. We drive from Dayton as this is my favorite restaurant. The food was very good, not spectacular as I am used to The waitress was not interested in us. She barely spoke and we felt like she was angry about something ?! Very odd for the typical service at Lindey’s!

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RickD
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined quite a few times for dinner but this was a special occasion and in the midst of the Corona virus we decide amid afternoon lunch a safe alternative. The result was outstanding. Many, many good things. I am amazed that the chef’s can put so many ingredients together and the outcome be so delicious. Outstanding!

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vipFostes
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch today at Lindey’s was an extremely pleasant experience. After Monday of no “fine dining “, the beautiful outdoor patio setting could not have been more pleasant. The food and service were excellent. We will definitely return to this gem.

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Bobby
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have the most beautiful patio. The food was good. Safety measures went above and beyond. So very nice

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JackieM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the entire experience was exceptional. I have never had even a mediocre experience at Lindey’s.

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vipDarylS
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the back porch and the venue was a good experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Columbus hands down! Whenever we travel to Columbus to visit our son at The Ohio State University, we eat at Lindey’s. As a New Yorker having eaten at some of the best restaurants around, we’re pretty picky eaters. Lindey’s never disappoints. Service is top notch, food is crazy good, and the ambiance is also great. This restaurant is in my top five restaurant list of all the restaurants I eat at in my life. Hope it stays open for years to come. Thanks for the great dinner!

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foodieboy66
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly lovely meal, on the most beautiful patio in Columbus! Just as was the case pre-COVID, the staff was kind, attentive, and prompt, and the cleaning and spacing in the restaurant and on the patio were very well done!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to celebrate my 26th during early evening hours..I had such a great time with my family. I believe my waitress was Jessica? I’m so bad with names, but she was amazing! I know she was busy at times, but she was attentive as much as she could be. My dish was great! I got the Risotto, and for drinks I had the Pear & Elderflower, and the Orange Blossom. They were both a good mix with my meal! Will definitely be back to try more of their dishes! 💕

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vipMichelleMack
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible restaurant. Was greeted by the Maître D' Sheila. She is so sweet! People who were leaving made sure to say goodbye to her. Sat down, beautiful patio! Ordered a peach Bellini (delicious) I had a couple of those and the beef carpaccio. Probably one of the best carpaccios I have ever had. Waiter was Jordan and he really knows the menu well and was so nice. The beef carpaccio plate was $18 but the portion was very generous. I wanted to have a salad but the burgers looked so good... I ordered the wagyu burger. So good my fiancée couldn’t resist. He ordered the crab cakes (double) and they were fantastic (the purée was so good on the plate as well!).. we wanted to have dessert but we were stuffed. Next time for sure! Can’t wait to come back :)

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ThomasM
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

You pay for that great service and you can’t beat the location! Great anniversary spot!

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TimS
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All of our meals were excellent. Amazing patio.

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DavidS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Accommodated our outside seating request.

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TimY
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can see was it was an ideal dining experience. The staff were friendly attentive. The atmosphere (on the patio at least) was so nice and relaxing for a summer evening. And most in important, the food was amazing. I would recommend this for anyone who is celebrating an occasion or looking for a nice date spot.

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happydiners
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindey's never disappoints. The patio is gorgeous and the food and service is top-notch. We had a wonderful experience!

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HollyS
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed sitting on the patio for a pleasant brunch with family. Food was excellent as usual. What a gem of a restaurant.

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Yvonne
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The Chicken was chewy and dry. It seemed like out had been sitting awhile been it was served. Definitely not worth the 27$ price tag. The rest of the meal was ok. Not great but ok.

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vipbigfonduer
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our special restaurant since our first date in 2013. We couldn't wait to dine here when we came in town from Chicago. Under the new dining guidelines they handled everything very professional and safe from our perspective. Keep up the great work!

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vipShopGirl
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Lindsey’s has a beautiful patio and delicious food. Our server treated other patrons exceedingly well, but us, not so much. It was disappointing, but we will try again—and ask for a different server.

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vipMokie
Columbus
49 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Hopefully next time on the patio.

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Lindey's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 228-4343.

Lindey's is rated 4.7 stars by 5832 OpenTable diners.

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