Lindey's

4.7
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5868 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
4.8
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4.6
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4.7
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience on the patio. Nicely spaced out and beautiful scenery. Amazing service followed with a great meal from beginning to end

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Mark
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always everything was great. The service was excellent along with the food.

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AngelaS
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Only one person had leftovers, everyone else cleaned their plates. Really good food!

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ChadG47
Columbus
39 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio at Lindeys is beautiful and comfortable. Food is consistently great and solid service. Attention to details and cleanliness are appreciated!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Columbus, always a good choice!

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Bucky
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely patio and efficient, friendly service. Food was good but not exceptional and the cocktails were not satisfying - skimpy and weak. We still enjoyed dining there, and usually the food is excellent. We will certainly return.

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ChuckN
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Highly recommend the Lamb Chops!

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LucyG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved everything about it . Food was delicious and everyone from the host to the waiter were great . A must go if you are in the Columbus area .

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foodie1
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I’ve eaten there several times before but for some reason tonight was a total fail. Service was horrible and the restaurant was not that busy. No excuse. It took 20 minutes to get a cocktail. The food was mediocre. Lobster bisque served with no spoon. Finally got the attention of a server who was not ours, and by the time the spoon arrived the bisque was cold. Asked for fresh lemon for my appetizer...,still waiting for it! Risotto was crunchy! Overall, very disappointed.

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NickJ
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great classic American fine dining food and atmosphere! You won't overpay. You'll pay for what you get: good food, great ambiance.

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ccmg
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were able to get a table outside which was a real treat because the weather was very pleasant. The ambiance, wine, and food was very good. Lyndey's doesn't disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Covid has pushed us to the dining room but we love Lindey’s and will always come back.

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KesterS
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

First of all the food tased great but that is the only good thing I can or will say. For a Thursday night there was a small crowd, but i couldn't hear my wife across the small table we were seated at due to the volume.
The mirrored walls carried the conversations from other tables from over 30 feet away. The small portions were expensive and you only get meat and potatoes any vegetables or salad was extra. I feel a Caesar salad that only had lettuce and crutons for $9 was a bit much not to mention the price of half full wine glasses and meal.

We will not be back nor will I ever recommend this place

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Thomas
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome!

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BuckeyeBay
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindey's was well prepared for our visit, with safe distancing and all staff wearing masks.
Our service was excellent and food quality exceptional. We have always enjoyed Lindey's and will certainly be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Anniversary dinner. Spacious 2nd floor outdoor patio due to COVID. Waited 45 min for table; patio doesn’t take reservations. Bar a little slow with drink orders. However once things got started, the food and service was great. Delightful, friendly staff and delicious food.

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KelliH
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was delicious! They were able to make the risotto gluten free for me, very good! The chop salad was so flavorful!

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MegBerno
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We immediately felt safe and taken care of from the moment we walked in the door. The wait staff was THE BEST. Highly recommend their brunch.

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vipSp718
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite and always great!!

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Nancy
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unlike some establishments, Lindey's has retained their excellence over the years. You can always count on outstanding food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. Good health protocols in place ~ we were very comfortable. It’s the little extras that you experience at Lindey’s that make it a consistent favorite in Columbus. Best calamari I’ve ever had....my rainbow trout was just gorgeous ...my husband had a beautiful pasta dish. Even the way they pack up leftovers is elegant ! A wonderful evening.

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vipAddH
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Honestly this is my 7th time returning to the restaurant post the COVID shut down. I had hoped by now that the kinks would be figured out, but I keep finding myself disappointed. Lindeys has always been about the details, and things are simply being missed left and right.
1) Steak knives were not provided for lamb and steak, and we had to ask
2) Two things were not available on the menu - and we only found this out upon ordering.
3) We ordered a 50/50 grey goose martini, and a vieux carre, classic cocktail drinks - the bartender sent the server back asking how to make it. First, its pretty disappointing that your bar staff does not have classic cocktail education, and secondly, all he had to do was google search it.
4) I used to be greeted personally when I came, as a regular, and the hosts knew what table I preferred etc, and this does not happen any more.
5) I have ordered several bottles of wine that were out as well
6) Not once have I had a manager come touch the table and check on our experience, this used to happen each time
7) Half the staff is wearing tee-shirts, and it looks like a CMR restaurant now, instead of a superior venue.

I love Lindeys and I will continue to come back, so I share these things so we can improve and grow thru this covid crisis. By keeping the service up, you encourage regulars to come back more often. Thanks so much for your service!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous! We will return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outdoor patio! It was beautiful

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MonW
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drove an hour to experience Lindey's for our 1 year anniversary date night, and it was 100% worth it. All of our food was superb, our waitstaff was extremely attentive and friendly, and the restaurant itself had a great ambiance and vibe. We will definitely make the trip back to Columbus at some point to try more of the menu!

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csnelt
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal @ Lindey's even with pandemic restrictions.

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NicolaB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything, the hospitlality was outstanding, Mike, the manger was wonderful and made sure we had a great experience. Thank you Mike!

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DAVE
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We don't eat at Lindey's often, but every time has been a great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate on the patio atmosphere was quaint but upscale. Our waiter (we forgot his name and I wish we did not b/c I want to give him credit) was amazing; helpful, energetic, funny, informative and talkative but not in a bad way. We started with the calamari it was amazing! Then I ordered the “breakfast”; eggs were poached to perfection. My wife ordered the salmon salad and she loved it (she shared a bite and it was great! We will be back soon, very soon. I wish I could have included a photo but it was too good to just let sit there!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner. Michael was a fantastic server and every course was outstanding. Entire staff made sure health protocols were being followed and that, even given the COVID restrictions and rules, we had a first class evening on the patio.

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LeaC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent COVID-19 safety measures. Very accommodating as we asked to be seated outside, then back inside. Great brunch.

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KristiB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always great food. The service is always just a little less than what I would expect in a restaurant of this caliber- but stellar service is really hard to find anymore. Service is generally hit or miss here. We went at an odd hour on a Friday, just prior to dinner time (415pm); the staff were having loud conversations in the dining area, mostly "shop talk" but it was really distracting. The food was really good!

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rtwWkids
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently top shelf for 30 years

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After meeting earlier with Amanda about a rehearsal dinner at Lindey’s in October, we sat down with friends and had a fantastic meal and great visit. The staff was cordial and very timely when needed. Even though we live a 100 miles away, we will be back.

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SophieB
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, excellent service. Patio is beautiful! Can’t wait to go back.

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KelleyF
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for our anniversary dinner. The patio is up to the hype that I've seen about it. It was beautiful. The food was amazing and the wine and mixed drinks were perfect (my husband who hates tequila even liked my margarita). The service was great and they were sure to congratulate us on our anniversary. 100% would recommend to anyone celebrating a special day or just wants to treat themselves.

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JonasS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant I have been to in years regarding ambiance.

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MeganC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
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 on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Lindey’s

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RonS
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
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.

FAQs

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

Lindey's is rated 4.7 stars by 5868 OpenTable diners.

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