Lindey's

4.8
6672 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 6672 people are saying
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CarolJ
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

They’ve done a lot inside the restaurant in regard to Covid safety. Food was good but a bit over-priced. You have to expect that at Lindey’s

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DennisM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and great food! We will come back to Lindey's.

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vipFoodedge
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We had lunch salads and cocktails. Lovely day and atmosphere. Slow service, but that’s everywhere these days. The food was good, we had the steak salad and the nut crust chicken salad, but not remarkable or especially flavor

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johnb
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

In our OpenTable reservation we requested outside seating only; the reservation was made. When we showed up, we were told the restaurant doesn’t take reservations for outside. We think that should be clearly delineated on the restaurant’s web page.

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RicardoA
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was we expected for the caliber of a five star restaurant.

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NancyS
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindey’s is always a place to go for great food and ambience. Last night was no exception. All four of us loved our meals (halibut, salmon, pork, and lamb). Our server, Travis, was very attentive and friendly. The meals are a bit pricey but, you won’t be disappointed with the quality of the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great waiter, had good food. Overall good experience

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vipAshley
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We loved the beef carpaccio, one of the best I have had and well seasoned and the drinks were phenomenal (spicy margarita amazing!!!). Our server, Jess, really made our evening. She was sweet, funny and inviting. Now entrees were where it fell short for me. I ordered the halibut and a smaller portion of the linguini with spicy cream sauce. My date ordered the filet. The sauce on the filet was great, the steak to be med-rare (communicated more on the rare side) was over cooked. The linguini with spicy cream sauce was only spicy, not seasoned at all so it totally missed the mark even though sold as a staple on the menu for a long time. The halibut was good, I loved all the additions to it but the fish itself was dried out and overcooked but a beautiful presentation and everything surrounding it was wonderful. Overall we were underwhelmed with the entrees which makes for a not so great culmination. I would try again but probably be very specific (overly specific) when we order we don’t like dry or overcooked food.

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CorriM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Lindey's for my Fiancé's Birthday and the food was excellent! This is my second time here and they never disappoint! Will be back soon!

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vipSharonB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful meal, exceptional service, very enjoyable! Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great experience and wonderfully beautiful patio! One person’s steak was not quite perfect but everything else was superb! And thank you for the complimentary dessert as it was my birthday.

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Dinerdan
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was not up to usual standards so slightly disappointed.

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vipJane
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I just feel again they are slipping. Just NOT customer focused. Seems like they are WAY more interested in their bottom line than attending to the customer. I realize times are crazy --- but.... they should just be better than they've been.

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Penny
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Dinner was amazing- service was great! We ate outside- and were in the corner by the bar. The mosquitoes were pretty bothersome. Maybe the plants around the wall, not sure. We even had bug spray, still got a lot of bites.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! We ate on the patio which was just a fantastic setting,

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable atmosphere without feeling crowded, noisy or rushed. Food was excellent as was the service. They gave us the choice of dining inside or on the patio.

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vipgbombohio
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going here since they opened. Have had wedding lunches, anniversary dinners, birthday dinners, and just regular visits. IT NEVER DISAPPOINTS! Thanks for another great evening!

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vipgrosel
Naples
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the patio, bronzini was amazing. Kelly did a great job of checking in and pacing our meal. Lovely

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vipTdale
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Very noisy. Couldn’t even have a conversation. That is in part due to the necessary partitions, but know that you cannot have a conversation.

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vipmiker66
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely brunch! Lobster bisque was a bit disappointing, but everything else was amazing!

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Hemied
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50th Anniversary celebration. Service and food was excellent

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vipIlbuckeye
Chicago
95 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite! This restaurant is a neighborhood gem!

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DanielleC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 14th Anniversary at this location and were pleased with the service and the excellent meal. The server made great suggestions and was very cheery and made the experience even more enjoyable.

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vipGeorgeP
Columbus
68 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Daniel.

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Candace
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

As always, the food and ambience were wonderful.
Unfortunately, our entrees were brought to the table before we were at the halfway mark with our appetizers. It was not a crowded evening; just bad timing. Very unfortunate, crowding the table, obliging us to choose which dish to eat cold, causing us to feel rushed, and so on.

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KatherineM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had just a short wait to be seated but the food came out so fast and was absolutely incredible. Amazing food, amazing service, beautiful location!

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vipHowie
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful evening!!! Waitress, Hannah is outstanding! You should have her TRAIN ALL YOUR WAIT-STAFF!!

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SASH
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal, ambiance, and service were great. We have been aware of the restaurant for years, but since we are from out of town, had not had a chance to try it. Finally we tried it last night and were very pleased.

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AnnieJ
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating at Lindey's. Outdoor seating and ambience were exceptional. Food was DELICIOUS! Server was sweet and personable. It was my birthday and they even gave me a free dessert with a birthday candle to go. Amazing!

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vipRandallC
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved celebrating the Duck football victory over the Buckeyes at Lindey’s. A real culinary treat for all foodies who need a break from the heavy midwestern fare yet continue the wonderful Midwestern hospitality.

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Solving
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We haven’t been to Lindys in a long time because my husband likes trying different places but it was my birthday and I remembered how wonderful Lindy’s is!
The tuna tartare was so delicious- I would return just for that!
My tournedos was absolutely perfect- especially with the mashed potatoes and asparagus- although it was just barely warm - I didn’t care.
The service was perfect and my husband’s fish special was extremely delicious.
A little noisy but well worth the trip!

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vipcrall
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Our waiter was a little slow. Could be he just had a lot of tables. We were pleased with the alcoholic beverage. We were thrilled that there was valet parking! The food, except for the apple bread pudding was delicious. Thanks for a great dining experience.

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Steven
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Eggs Benedict!!! Not overly crowded during OSU game. Very enjoyable setting, and food and service all outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! Service, atmosphere, and food! One of the best brunches I ever had. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Lindey’s is always a must go to when in Columbus. Wait staff was excellent.

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vipPeaches
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate on the patio...perfect conditions and ambiance. Food and service were excellent. Definitely heading back.

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CyrusG
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect anniversary spot. Weather permitting, try for a spot on the patio or rooftop seating.

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JoeS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

IMO, it ain't what it used to be. I've been a patron over the last 35 years and the last couple of experiences have been lacking. Most recently joined two other couples to celebrate my wife’s birthday. We were seated 20 minutes late (on a Wednesday evening) and probably never would have been called from the patio bar if I hadn’t checked with the hostess. Had a table at the back corner of the patio which was nice though ended up in the dark before requesting lights be turned on. $12 glasses of wine, dried out pot sticker appetizer. Other appetizers were good. Steak ordered medium rare was bloody rare and nothing special cut-wise. Other entrees were reportedly good. Our niece called ahead and ordered a bottle of prosecco we never would have seen if I hadn’t asked. They did comp a post mortem for the table in recognition of the birthday. Sat with empty cocktail/wine glasses for quite some time and waited a long time for the check. Overall, spotty, disinterested service. Lots of competition in Columbus now and we’ll likely visit many of them before trying Lindey’s again.

FAQs

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

Lindey's is rated 4.8 stars by 6672 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.