Lindey's

4.7
4673 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Voted Columbus' Best Restaurant 2010-2017. Lindey's has been consistently voted one of Columbus' top restaurants for the past 36 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, four private party rooms and an award winning outdoor courtyard that has been voted the best patio in Columbus.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(614) 228-4343
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Brett Fife
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Catering
Now you can experience Lindey's at home or at the office! Ask for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mohawk
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Parking details
Valet service is complimentary.
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Special events & promotions
Valentine's Day
Easter
Mother's Day
Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve Dinner
New Year's Eve Dinner
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 4673 People Are Saying
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Richmond
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my husbands birthday. Excellent food and service

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JW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

It’s usually a wonderful place I’m hoping this was an off night because it was one of my favorite spots. But our server just wasn’t on the job and dampened the experience

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Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not have asked for a better meal...Best Restaurant I. Columbus

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the 1930s feel of this place. Impeccable service and great attention to food preparation. The lobster bisque is heavenly, and the eggs Benedict at Sunday brunch is the best I have ever had. Only down side is limited parking, but they have complimentary valet service.

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JW
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Terrific food, service, and atmosphere!

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PV
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

House salad and entre special was midocre at best.
Worst meal I ever had at Lindey's

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and fund atmosphere. Good art on display too!

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O
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner, the food was outstanding & the maître D was so kind to us. It was also his birthday & he gave us great tips for things not to miss around Columbus. Can’t wait to return.

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DT
Toledo
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very memorable evening. Food was outstanding. Service was superior. Job well done.

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TH
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service thoughtfully prepared

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LK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Not a value meal but delicious

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MM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our food was delicious, our server Ajay was superb! We were in the back room which I do not prefer - gets noisy in evenings. I recommend the smaller middle dining room for a quieter dining experience. For people watching, the front main dining area is a must.

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Appetizers were good. The main dish was not what we expected from this restaurant. I would not consider this restaurant as one of the best in Columbus. The location and atmosphere are nice.

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D
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

It is louder and brighter than I expect for a restaurant of this price point. The juxtaposition of the menu and the type of clientele the restaurant seems to cater to and the loud, bright, crowded environment seemed confusing. It is not a good spot for a romantic intimate date. The service as good. The food was delicious.

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JP
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great ambience, appropriately loud and incredibly vibrant atmosphere. Food was good, portions a little small but very tasty and well prepared. Only food criticism was that my shrimp and lobster risotto didn’t have a single piece of lobster. Nada. Should be be called “shrimp, we wish we could add lobster, risotto”. Waiter very stiff, not someone who should be dealing directly with people but others around him made up for it esp the hostess team. First time in Columbus, would go back and I highly recommend Lindey’s.

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DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

On a weekend trip, my wife and I tried Lindey's after seeing excellent reviews online. Perhaps because of how busy it was on a Saturday night, it took a little while for our waiter to take our drink order. However, from there forward, the service was great. My wife absolutely loved the lobster bisque and the shrimp and lobster risotto. I found my ribeye to be one of the best steaks I have ever eaten. We would definitely return if visiting Columbus in the future!

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SL
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I got the salmon and it was fantastic. Hubby got the walleye, and he liked it a lot, too. Our server was absolutely excellent.

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PM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food, great service, valet parking, notable and friendly ambiance, a reason by itself to visit German Village, a scenic locale.

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w
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lindey's food was excellent. The steak melted in your mouth. The scallops were fabulous. The signature cocktail drink was delicious; a combination of bourbon, ginger beer and maple syrup. Only complaint was we were seated near bar area and it was very loud. Difficult to talk to your dinner partner.

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KC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were fantastic! We will definitely be back!

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CY
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lindey’s has quickly become my favorite restaurant in Columbus. The food is excellent and service is impeccable. Best place for a date night or good food with friends.

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NN
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 3

Service was great! Unfortunately, the food has changed for the worst over the year, everything was lacking taste and my steak was dry.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

It was ok. The host was a little rude and we had to wait for a reservation.

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CR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We asked for a quiet booth and also let our server know that we needed to leave at 7:00 for the Ballet. Lindey's staff came through on everything. Kept us on time without rushing. Delicious food. Terrific service. Sue Doody's legacy lives on!

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JM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is always great here at Lindeys!! One of my favorite Columbus Spots!! Love coming here for special occasions or just a nice dinner out.

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ML
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal and service was excellent. Love Lindey's!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter loved having her 16th birthday dinner here !

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crab Louie!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time having brunch at Lindey's - can't believe it's taken me this long, but I will definitely be back!

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JM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Lindey's for our anniversary. We already knew it was a special place and they didn't disappoint. Exceeded our expectations in all areas but mostly because of our waiter, Chris who was a total professional. Would recommend Lindeys to anyone for any occasion.

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DF
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dinner was good. I think my highlights were the appetizers, beef carpaccio and the the burrata cheese, along with my house salad. For main course we tried the lobster and shrimp risotto, which was good, but not amazing. My husband tried the steak. If you like your steak Chicago Style then your in luck. The charbroil was a little too much for our liking. Friends had the salmon and it was excellent. Atmosphere and cocktails are excellent. We will go back.

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j
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we will return says it all. food. ambiance. servuce.

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m
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was busy and somewhat louder than expected. The food was good, but not great. The chopped salad was tasty and distinctive. The fish entrees, salmon and sea bass were average considering the prices. The apple crisp was overly crisp. Service was friendly and prompt.

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LJ
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was excellent and definitely worth it. However, the service was lacking and I was disappointed in the service I received. The waitress seemed annoyed we were there and was not attentive at all.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I went out for his birthday to get some food. Everything from the appetizers to the desserts were incredible. Our server came by just as I needed water every time. Even with the Resturaunt being busy, I never felt forgotten about.

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JS
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We can honestly say we've never had a disappointing meal/experience at Lindey's. We went there on our first date 33 years ago and have been coming back each year ever since.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Every part of our meal was wonderful. I would absolutely travel to Columbus again just to go here. A true gem and worthy destination.

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EL
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an exceptional and memorable evening. The food was excellent. Will definitely be coming back.

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JL
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

An inattentive and condescending server left us feeling uneasy after what would have been the perfect dining experience.

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