Lindey's

4.7
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6026 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
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4.7
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4.7
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DavidO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a later reservation were seated immediately. All good, Food and Wine tasted great. Will return when crowds start coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed the patio!!! The food was delicious, and the service was good and professional! Thank you!

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vipDanLW
Columbus
90 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lindey’s is always good. Great place to eat in German Village. Will go back.

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JimG3
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindy's remains my favorite restaurant in the Columbus area. With the COVID-19 restrictions it was quieter and tables were well placed. Food was, as usual excellent. Service was attentive but not overbearing. I would and have recommeneded Lindy's to many people.

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WilliamB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For consistent good food in a relaxed environment, go to Lindeys

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

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JamesA
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING in every regard. We will DEFINITELY be coming back!!! Well done.

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TerrenceB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To say that my group had an amazing time would be an understatement! The Lindey's team made sure that every detail was well orchestrated. In the few instances where something was slightly off, they went above and beyond to accommodate. Having visited a few times, this treatment was not special. This is their norm. We are so thankful and are already looking forward to our next visit.

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davidr
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Terrible service , cold food, a shrimp and calamari that was marginal at best! The server was no where to be found. I’ve bragged to our out of state friends about this place and was very disappointed! Been going there for years and I’m a past server and manager of a restaurant, won’t be back anytime soon. The servicer was terrible which is why we left 6 percent tip!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was friendly, the decor beautiful, and the food absolutely exquisite.

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vipRcb61
Cleveland
20 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always excellent. Nice selection with reduced menu.

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RebeccaR
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous patio, excellent food, first-class waiters

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Muscat
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, the very best restaurant in Columbus. We really missed the buzz of “the bistro” that is a hallmark of the ambiance. It was my wife’s 70 birthday dinner. It was terrific.

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BrendaT
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for exceptional service Friday evening. My guest had a meal she didn't care for and a new meal was brought out with no problem.

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Shamrock
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch at Lindey's was outstanding! Lindey's is taking great care during the coronavirus pandemic to keep dining safe without detracting from the experience. We ate indoors on a chilly day without worry of compromising our health. All protocols were followed. The food was, as always, delicious as was the service and atmosphere. One of the best places in Columbus to eat!

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SUSANB
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived 30 minutes before closing, due to a late flight, and the staff, service, and food were outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Columbus. Love everything on the menu but my favorites are the lobster bisque, shrimp pasta and steak frites!

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vipSuzBC
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lindy's is top quality for service, always dependably delicious, and a lively atmosphere. Valet parking makes it easy in busy German Village. I consider it a special treat.

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vipSteveC
Columbus
40 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner..... very enjoyable great service and food.

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Luckyrn3
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was really good. Lamb and halibut my family ordered was so good but the special mahi mahi was just ok. They were already out of the risotto at 7pm.
Had reservations but wanted to dine outside and ended up waiting over 40 minutes. Dining outside is first come first serve and that was not disclosed at time of reservations.
Overall would definitely go back just for the halibut.

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SlimG
Columbus
29 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Not up to usual Lindsey’s standards. Server had an attitude from the minute we sat down and got worse. One person had an issue with something missing from his order and she insisted it was there when it clearly wasn’t. She was pretty rude and also didn’t put the whole order in and then when we tried to re-order, that item was “out”. Probably won’t be back anytime soon.

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Pete
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for brunch. Lobster bisque was terrific. Very good Bloody Mary. Crab and Eggs also top notch. Excellent service. Safe environment.

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SamuelG
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Bees Knees, Old Fashioned, Fried shrimp and Calamari, Steak and Frites, Crab cake, all amazing to the "T"

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone’s food was amazing. Trevor was a great server. We had a wonderful time

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vipabsolutearts
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

the appetizers were excellent as always, drinks and service was exceptiinal as always but the chicken entree was a real disappointment, missing the mashed potatoes and green beans - how it was before. now it just comes on a bed of warm lettuce...

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Doug
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Meal and server were great if not a little overpriced. There was some confusion about us having a reservation seated outside and found the staff to be brusque and unfriendly. We were about to leave the restaurant before we found out some in our group had already been seated.

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Sergio
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The carpaccio app was the finest that we had encountered anywhere.

Crab cakes sometimes have an overabundance of cracker crumbs but at Lindey's - there seem to be none-nada-zilch, just 100% crab. Trout was delicate and quite ample and the desserts decadent.

The patio had widely-spaced tables and we saw a manager checking temperatures of the staff. If you are concerned during these time, Lindey's seems to be going beyond the average.

Without a doubt Lindey's is on our short frequent returnee list!

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MarkK
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early dinner starting at 4 PM on Saturday as they were booked up. We dined outside on the upstairs patio. We had the Tomato Caprese appetizer and the Lobster Bisque soup which was excellent. Our entrees were the Risotto and the Halibut, both were very good. Dessert was the Lindey's Post Mortem (brownie with coffee ice cream and hot fudge... excellent). The "press pot" coffee not only tasted great but had a pleasing coffee aroma that really stood out. Chris was our waiter. We were very pleased with his service. We would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a date night while visiting Columbus. Picked this place out with high expectations, and they were somehow exceeded. From the cocktails to start right after sitting down, to the coffee and dessert 2 hours later, this was a truly complete dinner. The entire staff was helpful and friendly. Can not recommend enough!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awsome great waitress

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StevenD
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place for a special occasion as our anniversary. Best patio in town. Always a terrific dining experience.

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GregK
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, service was a little less attentive than it could have been, as our waiter was doubling as the bartender (or the other way around). Good waiter, helpful with wine selection.

Overall a good experience. I have been going to Lindey's for 4 decades. I had lost some of it's luster, but seems to back up to it's old excellent self.

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timh
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Long known as one of the good ones, Lindey's doesn't disappoint. Service, food were both good. The atmosphere is delightful if you can be in the courtyard on a nice evening, as I was. I highly recommend it.

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IvyB
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

My husband had shrimp and angel hair and he didn’t like it so I had to switch with him. I liked it. But for the price, I was disappointed in the ambiance and a rickety old chair at a small 2 person table when the restaurant was empty.
Daniel was our server and he was excellent.

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vipFoodie
Columbus
61 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice place to go out and eat. Really great ambiance and the service was good. The lamb was a little over cooked but still tasty and the other people with me enjoyed their meal. Drinks were very good as well.

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vipAdam
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience with everything and well done in a COVID world. Highly recommend.

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RobinK
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everyone enjoyef their meal. Celebrated my son's birthday.

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RacquelG
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My first actual in restaurant dinner since March. Lindeys came through as always with our safety and comfort in mind, great service and a terrific meal. Wanted to dine outdoors but it was raining, so we were inside. Tables well spaced, everyone following Covid protocols. Thanks for a lovely experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
33 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During these crazy times, dining outdoors is always the most comfortable. The back terrace, both up and down are lovely and loaded with cafe heaters. It was a beautiful and memorable experience. Oh, and did I mention, the food was simply amazing! We asked if the kitchen could do half and half with an order of the beef filet and lump crab Benedicts. The chef wanted us to know that it could be done, but would not look as attractive. Ha! We should have taken a photo. It looked exquisite and had an explosion of flavors. They’ve been in business since 1981 and it’s truly understandable given the attention to every detail they provide.

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Caitlyn
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first time visiting and we will definitely be back! amazing atmosphere, food and drinks!

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 6026 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.