Lindey's

4.7
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5705 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Valentine’s Day and the restaurant was amazing. Super nice staff and the food was delicious.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning. Food is amazing. Staff is wonderful. Still one of my favorite places to eat in Columbus.

WV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Arrived 15 min before reservation, still seated immediately. Food was prepared perfectly, came out right on time. Menu was a list of things I’ll be trying when I go back. Only criticism is the noise level is a little loud, but forgot about the noise after the appetizer came.

PP
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambience. The server was meh. Not the friendliest but that’s okay, maybe was just having a rough day. We enjoyed our time there and will definitely be back.

OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Our experience at Lindey’s was ok, but nothing special. The fish was cooked perfectly but the accompaniments were mediocre at best. We enjoyed our meal but the overall experience was just OK relative to expectations given Lindey’s reputation.

JH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food. Service was great. He was very busy throughout the night but was very attentive to every table. I would recommend the restaurant to a friend, but try to find a night where it’s not near a holiday. With the set up of the restaurant, the sound carries. All together, great experience.

R
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience at Lindeys. Food was excellent and service was great!

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was horrible. Had 2 eggs scrambled, bacon, hash browns and an English muffin. The eggs were requested “soft”. They came cold and hard. The bacon had obviously been microwaved. The potatoes were cold. The English muffin was barely toasted.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Not terrible, service was a little scatterbrained. Waited over 5 min to be greeted could have been longer or felt longer. Had to ask extra times for straws. It just wasn’t organized and it showed. I felt bad our poor server who was working so hard and not smart Our dishes were both prematurely cleared before we finished. Just came across as amateur day. Not well rounded at all. I’m not a temperature snob when it comes to a burger but I always find it amusing when they ask for a temperature and the end result isn’t even close.

JH
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very charming. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. I would definitely recommend it to my friends and family.

OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of my favorite new places to visit when in the Columbus area!! Thank you for listing on Open Table, as we probably may not have found your establishment. Service, food, atmosphere amazing!!

OT
Columbus
72 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual Lindey’s never disappoints. Great food and excellent service.

A
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went for our anniversary, it was a fantastic night. Our server was attentive and able to provide great suggestions. Everything we ate and drank was fantastic!!!

JD
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every meal was great. Fish special, lamb, salmon, chicken and a good vegan offering. Service was excellent and a great choice of wines by the glass.

ND
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Per usual, it was excellent!

BZ
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Took a long time to get our salads and entree. I feel like they may have forgotten to put our order in.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Probably best in Colombia at a decent price point for the qualith

JG
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful meal. Most importantly Maria was a great server. She made excellent recommendations and every element of our meal was superb. The appetizers of Tuna Tartare and Tempura Cauliflower were delicious. The French onion soup was some of the best I have had. We had three different entrees: crab cakes, branzino, and red fish. All were wonderfully prepared and delicious. We finished with Lindeys Post Morten split three ways... perfect end to our meal. The wine selection was nice. We had a Schramsberg Sparkling and Faiveley Burgundy ( a lighter Pinot ) which complemented the seafood well. All in all a delightful meal made especially so because of Maria’s great service, recommendations, and engaging personality!

MT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very noisy in bar area. Difficult to hold a conversation at the tables in the area next to the bar.
Food was good, good wine choices. Service was also good.
Would have been nice to have more time between salad and main course. We hadn’t quite finished out salads when the entrees were served. We were not in a rush but that service transition felt rushed.
Love the nice big coffee cups, good coffee too

D
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. Best calamari I’ve ever eaten!! Service was also A+.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting up with old friends

C
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect round table for ease in conversation w out of town friends. Liked location as only 6 tables in this area so noise level near perfect!

a
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday and it Couldn't have been nicer. Everything was delicious including the free dessert.

OT
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall great experience. Mixed drinks and beer were crafted and poured perfectly. The appetizer tasted amazing, it was the best part of the meal. Entrees tasted great but the texture of the risotto was undercooked and the rice was crunchy.... thankfully the seasoning made up for it. I would definitely come back someday but not sure if I would get the same entree.

AJ
Columbus
61 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I live in the village and have been eating here for 18 years. The atmosphere and location are great. The menu rarely changes and that gets stale. I think management is the big issue. Service is only so-so. Servers rely too much on food runners and often have no idea why your food order is delayed. Went after lunch rush at 1:30 pm. Ordered soup and salad and it took over 30 minutes to get our food. Food was ok but no longer great. They need a chef who is inspired and allowed to control the menu. Lindey’s is like a fine ship without a rudder or captain. It’s time to make some changes to bring this jewel back and move it into the future.

j
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great. The noise level was very loud in the back room that it was very hard to have a conversation. Not sure I would eat in the back room again.

JS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindey's never disappoints. The food hostess was friendly, we had a reservation and were seated right away. My husband and I had the restaurant week special and our daughter had the steak with frittes. We all loved the food. We have had several items off the menu and all have been incredibly flavorful and worth the drive to German Village.

SE
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for restaurant week, the first course portions were very large and between the 6 of us we tried most of them and were good. Entrees were all well prepared and very good, dessert was a little disappointing compared to the others but still good.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week and it was SO delicious! Highly recommend!

CC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for brunch. Great service too. Would definitely go back. Want to try it for dinner

M
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindey's is still our favorite Columbus restaurant!

MB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating the return of a friend to Central Ohio. The server made the occasion so very special for an amazing group of women and even shared Lindey’s own story of their founder. She was an amazing pioneer in the restaurant industry. We picked the perfect place to celebrate strong women.

LQ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've dined here at least a few times and each time it just gets better!
We've never dined during restaurant week and weren't sure what the experience would be like but it was just as exceptional and any other time! The filet was out of this world! I could each that every week if it was on the menu! perfectly cooked and paired.
Last little tid bit, I HIGHLY recommend the mushroom bisque!!!

OT
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best waiter. He was funny and kept it real. The good was great. Lindsey's has thee freshest Calamari I have ever tasted. The hostess was even great. Me and my boyfriend will definitely be back! Thank you for a great dining experience.

NW
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I visited to celebrate our recent engagement, and the entire experience was excellent! My old fashioned and her cocktail were crafted extremely well, and were both smooth to the last drop. We came during restaurant week, and the chili was well-seasoned, the salmon cooked perfectly, and the parfait was a delicious treat to finish off an delightful evening.

D
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the service was impeccable. Will be back.

EJ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over all such a fun evening. Food was delicious. Service was delightful.

H
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The experience was great! We went for restaurant week and so the value for the portions and taste was great. Only the dessert course seemed to be lacking.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and experience!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I’ve usually had only good experiences with lindeys...however, the service this time was not great and it was over packed.