Lindey's

4.8
6401 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 6401 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time tonight. What a great waitress to put up with all of us. Love Lindey’s.

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Adam
Nashville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Great selection of wines, drinks and cocktails. Service was wonderful from the front of house to the busboys to the wait staff. Really great experience.

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vipRose
Naples
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindy’s is the best restaurant in Columbus! Great ambiance ( a tad noisy for us 70 yr olds) BUT worth it! Service and food are just fabulous!
It was so great to have “home cooked” food in a restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome table outside in the sun.

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DonnaP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and excellent food and service.

RD
vipRooD
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

College graduation

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MICHAELM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The partician fell on our table this evening. Overall great experience except for this.

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BrianR
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have lived in Columbus for nearly 36 years and never made it a point to have dinner here. Why did we wait!? We went here for Mother's Day dinner (on Saturday) and were very impressed. Everything from our drinks to the service to the food was wonderful! We discussed coming back while we ate since there were other items on the menu we want to try!

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FalerFamily
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hidden gem in German Village and one of our favorite spots. We hadn't been in years since we don't live in Columbus anymore; but food and service was just as good as we had remembered.

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PamP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious. Loved the seafood risotto. My husband and son had the steak special and loved it too. I was disappointed to find that the Bananas Foster is no longer on the menu. Really Hoping they bring it back.

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KristaP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat when I’m in town! Always great food and good service!

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vipDavid
Columbus
69 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Mother’s Day brunch. Always a favorite as the food is well prepared, served professionally and of high quality. The atmosphere is very tasteful and conducive to an enjoyable conversation with friends. One of the few such restaurants left in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for my
Husband’s birthday. I made the reservation and had intended to pay for everyone . Before the bill came I handed my cc to Chad our waiter and he went to settle up the bill . One of my friends jumped up and gave
Him their card and the bill was split. I was not happy about this at all . I wanted to pay for everyone and thought I made that clear by handing him my card . I am still ticked about this .

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FrankM
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place.
Our server was great.

Thank you so much

JN
vipJayneN
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this special place

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vipKristenC
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio was amazing

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vipmpmenjoys
Columbus
63 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly one of the finest Restaurants in Columbus let alone the Midwest. Wonderful creative menu, great service, fair pricing in a wonderful environment. Thanks for a wonderful experience as I have always had.

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vipBlanche
Columbus
50 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Many open tables but the hostess placed the two of us at the table next to the kitchen 😞. Bartender was our server so you know how much attention we actually received. We had to ask for a bread basket from someone walking by on the way to the kitchen. Salad looked like the entire bottle of dressing was on it. Risotto was excellent.

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MKFF
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Lindey's. It's always so delicious and the ambiance (especially the patio) is unmatched in Columbus. If you're looking for fine dining in a great environment, this is your place.

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CheriW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place. Unfortunately my entree was a bit too salty this visit.

TL
vipTomL
Columbus
34 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice small place. Service was very good, and the food was outstanding.

DH
vipDougH
New England
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Not our normal first class experience at Lindey's. House salads seemed smaller than usual. Entrees were cold when they arrived at our table. Plating of my entree (Rainbow Trout) was "sloppy". Server was not attentive to us, and he forgot my second drink. Seems like the "B Team" was on duty last Sunday evening.

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Chantal
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was wonderful! We love Lindey’s and always know we will have a great experience when coming here. We are food and restaurant SNOBS and have only a few places in Columbus that meet our standards. Lindey’s is at the top of the list! Great food, great service, always consistent.

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Suzi
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great!! Food was good and parking was great.

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vipDebraR
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience - food, service, decor.

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TeresaB
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The moment we drove down the beautiful cobblestone street to arrive at Lindey's, we knew we would be in for a treat. The menu has a varied array of apps, soup, salad and entrees. Food was beautifully presented and delicious. Varied wine selection to choose from. Wonderful dessert menu, save room!! Hostess and cute waiter were friendly and accomodating. Interior with artwork is stunning. Hope to make it back to Columbus soon for another visit. Thank you Lindeys!!!

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FJMoricca
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindey’s is one our favorite places. We went for our anniversary and was not disappointed at all. Our server Chad was attentive but not overly so. The strip steak and the filet were wonderful. The wine list offered a lot of choices.

Lovely evening

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vipAnaD
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Lindey’s with friends and we had a great time! Service and food impeccable! Sparkling champagne at perfect temperature! I’ll be back soon

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BobS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Made reservations for lunch on a Friday. All times were available when reserving and although somewhat busy when we arrived there were tables and no wait. We had two issues that I never would expect from Lindseys. The first, I requested a table not in the high traffic area when I made the reservation. Although no guarantee, the hostess didn’t even try nor make mention of my request. The worst table directly behind the hostess stand was presented to us. We insisted on another open table. The second issue was our server was also manning the bar. He was doing his best but was overwhelmed doing both jobs. We enjoy dining at Lindseys and hope this was just a bad day.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the patio for lunch. Service, food the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Everything was great, but where we were sat. Our table was up against a wall where people were going up and down stairs for a private party. Every time that someone had to walk past, they were on top of us. Any other night it would’ve been fine, but it was my birthday and this was noted on our reservation.

Our server and the girl training with her were great & the food was fabulous! We will be back, just maybe not for special occasions.

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LindaT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was absolutely wonderful! First time at Lindy' and cannot say enough about the service, attention to detail. Wonderful food and atmosphere!

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KarenC
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. Cocktails were nice. Cocktails, salads, dinner were nicely timed. Food was mostly good. Salads had very little dressing with no flavor. Lobster bisque was great. Steak frites were great & cooked exactly how the diner wanted them. The risotto was just ok. Is was too salty and not quite cooked all the way. The grain was a bit crunchy.

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DanielleA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindey's always nails it. From the first class service to the delicious food. A wonderful restaurant to celebrate with the ones you care about.

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vipExcellent
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been to Lindey's in quite some time and had forgotten how good it is!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time!

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leiahl
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance, great overall experience! Would highly recommends

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DKPKSB
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We live 2+ hours from Lindey's, and try to dine there a few times each year. With Covid, we only dine outside, and Lindey's patio is always a wonderful escape... our server was very professional and personable. THANKS

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ChrisB
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from start to finish.

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Krisk
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is the best in the city. The food looks and tastes amazing.

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 6401 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.