Lindey's

4.7
5085 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.
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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service by Bit Na was outstanding.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for the first time for my boyfriends birthday and it was lovely!!!! Thank you! Amazing food, ambiance, and service :)

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Columbus
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The service was very unresponsive and inattentive. We had to ask for water to be filled and our server never came to the table to see how our food was. We have eaten at Lindey’s many times and this was by far the worst service experience we have had.

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MG
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always 5*. Never been disappointed in over 30 years of dining.

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Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!!! Very loud. A Columbus must!

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BH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lindey's is always great, but it's even better when you're lucky enough to have a perfect patio day too!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food were excellent!! Wow, the risotto is to die for ❤️

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

I got the Bronzini and the fish was cooked perfectly, but the sides we're not. The hasselback potatoes were still raw and when we let the server know, they told us that is how they are served 🙄. Then after we finished our meal we wanted to order dessert, but the server didn't stop at our table until about 15-20 mins after we had finished our meals ..

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M
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

It was very nice place and the food is great. Me and my husband enjoyed our 19th anniversary.

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WB
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five longtime friends and I had a wonderful lunch outside! Our server, Victor, was terrific.

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TT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We are long-time fans of Lindey's. However, the service at our last two visits has been poor. On Sunday, we were there to celebrate a birthday. We waited a very long time for drinks, had to ask for bread, were served the wrong item, and ordered items that were not served to us. Overall, it was a disappointing evening.

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JW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding across the board. Would certainly recommend to family and friends!

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BS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal. The service was excellent. Every need was attended to. Beautiful restaurant!! Would recommend it to others.

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KS
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the evening! A couple mishaps (small spill, missing plate of party of 9) were very quickly taken care of without much trouble. Only “complaint” is chairs are not very comfortable; not looking for lazy boy/sofa but a little more stability. But food is outstanding!

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M
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

We were disappointed, this is usually an awesome experience but our evening was disappointing. Our service was terrible. It took us an hour to order and food came out wrong.

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AP
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best. Always. Drinks. Food. Service. Atmosphere. Nothing compares to Lindey’s.

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p
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was dinner with my daughter for mother’s day. We were so happy with the entire experience! The steak was probably the best I have ever eaten! Tender, cooked just how I ordered it! Service was excellent and timely for our entire visit! Highly recommend !

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JN
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Server was not very attentive. Waited quite a while for drinks and to order.

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KK
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate on the patio. Noise level was much better than it would have been inside and the ambience could not have been better.

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Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful brunch with good food and great service. Thank you, Desiree!

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EM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I went there for the brunch. I ordered the smoked salmon and lobster bisque. The bisque is probably the best I’ve ever had. Will definitely get a bowl instead of cup next time—it was that good! Prices were reasonable for everything on the brunch menu—especially with the selection. The only downside is that there was a lot of noise inside and I could barely hear my friends but that was the only downside.

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AM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as usual. We sat at the bar on the patio and our service was great, as was the food.

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Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place to eat.

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Columbus
32 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lindeys is my favorite restaurant in Columbus. The service is excellent; the drinks are perfect, and the food is consistently extraordinary. The Australian Sea bass and the tornados are the absolute best dishes in Columbus. The two sauces on the sea bass and the crispy risotto cake are heavenly perfection.

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SB
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

My fish was just ok. The sliced baked potato was dry & boring even though it had a bunch of spices on it. Could hardly swallow it. Broccoli was pretty dead too. Service was great. Coffee delicious too.

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C
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Relaxed service with excellent food. A Columbus tradition.

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l
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I have been to Lindey's many times over the years and the last couple of visits the food and service have been slipping. Service was very slow, and it was hard to get our server's attention - she didn't come back to check on us after the food was served and I finally had to flag her down. My Reuben was one of the worst I have ever had. terrible - it was spicy hot (since when is a Reuben sandwich spicy hot) and it was dry - partly because there was almost no dressing on it.
My four guests were too polite to comment on the food, but didn't finish theirs.
Lindey's used to be my go-to restaurant, but no more.

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UV
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, excellent service, but we sat by a large party that was very loud and were unable to hear each other talk.

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B
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Normally go hear for special occasions. It was our anniversary and waiter acted like he was annoyed that he had to serve us. Also had a group next to us that was in a full on argument. Not the celebratory ambiance that we are used to here. Picking another spot for us to celebrate

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HG
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall a nice dining experience. Everything is always price relative, so for high end dining, high end expectations. Beautiful interior, but can get quite loud with all of the hard surfaces. Server was very good and personable. Food also was very good, and price was reasonable for the quality. As in most restaurants, drinks are outrageously priced, but you know that going in. Nothing negative to say about the whole experience.

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MC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant brunch to celebrate Mother's Day (not on the actual holiday). Service was prompt and friendly. The food was very good- Eggs Benedict, French Toast, Beignets and Turkey Melt

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JW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful brunch with the family! Loved the ambiance on the patio.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for my bf’s birthday and had the best experience! The food was amazing and AJ our server was such a sweet heart. We found a speck in our wine glass and he replaced our wine immediately. We have the lamb and lobster risotto. You have to go for yourself.

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LR
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, great food recommendations, food was on point.

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CF
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent food and atmosphere, a bit pricey but worth it for a great meal.

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BJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

While Lindey’s has long been a favorite and a staple in the community for upscale dining, my last experience was lackluster. The menu had been changed and the results was less than stellar with my crab salad. The server was inattentive and bordering on impolite. The noise level was almost insurmountable for a conversation.

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambience, attentive waiter and great food! Along with wonderful company it made for a delightful evening.

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Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delivers as expected. Never disappointed. Excellent food and fair prices. Valet parking, great neighborhood, cant go wrong at Lindeys.

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Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! The patio is amazing!

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CW
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

The seafood in my linguini was overdone; the linguini was underdone. There was no response to my comment. Other food and service was excellent as usual.

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