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About Lindey's

Voted Columbus' Best Restaurant 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015. Lindey's has been consistently voted one of Columbus' top restaurants for the past 32 years, and has been featured in the Washington Post, USA Today, the New York Times, Gourmet Magazine 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.

169 E. Beck Street
Columbus, OH 43206
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm;

Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm;

Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Mohawk

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(614) 228-4343

Website:
http://www.lindeys.com/

Catering:
Now you can experience Lindey's at home or at the office! Ask for details.

Parking Details:
Valet service is complimentary.

Executive Chef:
Brett Fife

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Valentine's Day
Easter
Mother's Day
Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve Dinner
New Year's Eve Dinner

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us for Columbus' Thanksgiving tradition since 1981. Voted Columbus' Best Restaurant 2010 to 2016. Featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Gourmet Magazine and the book "As the Tables Turn" by Michael Rosen. Lindey's has proudly served more then 3 million guests since 1981.

Lindey's Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (144)
Neighborhood Gem (111)
Good for a Date (110)
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Good for Anniversaries (106)
Good for Birthdays (88)
Great for Outdoor Dining (86)
Romantic (86)
Worth the Drive (75)
Fit for Foodies (71)
Business Meals (66)
Great for Lunch (58)
Creative Cuisine (57)
Notable Wine List (56)
Great for Brunch (56)
Sunday Lunch (47)
Bar Seating (45)
Cozy (45)
Good for Groups (44)
Fun (43)
Pre/post Theatre (43)
Quiet Conversation (41)
Authentic (37)
Happy Hour (35)
Handcrafted Cocktails (31)
Hot Spot (31)
People Watching (29)
Casual (26)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Scenic View (19)
Local Ingredients (15)
Seasonal (15)
Healthy (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Tasting Menu (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Late-night Find (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Tapas (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Waterfront (2)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

The food was amazing. Our waiter was attentive. Literally my only complaint is that the rolls they brought out before the meal came with butter that was cold so it didn't spread. Both my husband and I thought that was disappointing bc everything else was excellent and well thought out.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 2 days ago

We eat at Lindey’s 4-6x per year. This seemed like an off night for them. Valet was a little rude. We got seated in front room (prefer the back when not on the patio). Wife explained to server (who was nice and tried hard despite being absent a couple times when needed) that she was vegan and didn’t like pasta. Chef made her a pasta dish with some vegetables. We sent that back and chef came back with a vegetable dish cooked with butter (not vegan). So I ate my meal (halibut special - over cooked) while she hung out. Just a bad showing for a good restaurant.

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 (Columbus)·Dined 3 days ago

We like to celebrate special occasions at Lindey's. I had the Riesling which is very good, but the amount was a little short this time. My husband's beer was okay, but he felt the beer list was lacking. We usually sit up the short stairs away from the bar, but did not this time. It was a little noisy in the bar area, but not bad. My Shrimp and Lobster Risotto was delicious and contained a very good amount of shrimp and lobster. My husband's pork chop was overdone and somewhat dry, even though he asked for it medium rare. In past years, we have had excellent waiters who asked us if we had a special occasion or answered our questions honestly about the menu choices. We were not disappointed, but did not feel our experience was as good in past years.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Extraordinary. Lives up to its reputation as the next restaurant in Columbus. Truly one of the best meals I have ever had

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food and a tasty Manhattan but a lunch bill for 3 people, 3 drinks, 1 appetizer, 1 salad, 1 pasta (no meat) and 1 crab cake was over 100 (including tip). A very nice place but a tad expensive for a lite lunch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great Meal, in Columbus for a Play and Lindey’s was recommended. Glad we went. Will definitely go back when in Columbus again.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food is awesome always. We use it after the theatre. I fish special was perfectly cooked scallops!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was an excellent experience -- wonderful food and the server, Nathan, really made it a special experience. I chose this restaurant based on the valet service because I have trouble walking and street parking in Columbus can be a challenge. The only bummer of the visit was the somewhat high step into the main door. . . and we had to do two sets of steps to get to our table. They were only two or three steps each but it's still a challenge for people with mobility issues. But I'm certain had I asked for a table in the front dining area to avoid the steps, they would have accommodated us right away.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had out of town guests, and we all thought dinner and atmosphere were just lovely!

Tags: Hot Spot, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Healthy, People Watching
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great family dinner for a variety of tastes! Good wine too! Bananas Foster was heavenly.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our server was wonderful!! The cocktails, appetizer, dinner & desserts were all delicious! Something for everyone on the menu! First time there, and it won't be our last:-)

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our new favorite Columbus restaurant!!!

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

20th wedding anniversary!! Loved the complimentary dessert!!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I absolutely love Lindey's. Great place for happy hour and a superb meal with clients!

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Best waiter I've experienced in a very long time. His knowledge of the menu was excellent. He presented the specials without referring to notes. He did not interrupt our conversation. A true pro.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I am very sorry to say that the food served for this meal for two on a week night in early November 2017 was an embarrassment to me. The fact that my dining companion was an old friend visiting town and taking me out to celebrate my birthday is irrelevant. I chose Lindey's based not only on their reputation in Columbus generally, but because I'd enjoyed their bar previously and their busy happy hour a couple of times. I especially liked coming in late once before for desert and coffee. So I looked forward to having a full meal with Lindey's and chose it over four other top Columbus restaurants. I talked the place up to my out-of-town friend and, although a poor meal between old friends is nothing, I thought it a shame that it would happen at Lindey's.

Here is what was wrong:
The "18 ounce USDA prime bone-in ribeye" was neither tender nor flavorful. The meat was full of sinew and difficult to cut. The order was for medium rare, yet the steak was rarer than this. We were talking and catching up and did not realize the steak problem immediately. The food on the plate was well presented and looked tasty. After noting the fundamental problems with the meat, it was plain that sending it back as too rare would be wasted effort.
The macaroni and cheese side dish was something I would toss and cook over before serving to a child. The sauce was too thin and without much cheese quality. The pasta was cooked well. Onion straws can be a fine, simple accompaniment to steak. These tasted of overused oil and lacked crispness. We decided not to stay for desert and coffee.
I did tell our waiter about our dissatisfaction but he immediately left to bring the manager to our table. He listened to me say pretty much what I have just written although, frankly, as though he was simply waiting for the complaint to end. He expressed a pro forma regret and left.
Our bill was adjusted $10 for "birthday," an almost comical coda to an unfortunate restaurant experience.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 8, 2017

When reserving my table I asked for quiet siting due to a very important meeting with a client, that obviously is not possible in Lindey's but you should not advertise otherwise.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The noise level was fairly high...a bit difficult to talk. I had told them it was our anniversary, and, although the waitress acknowledged that, there was nothing given like other restaurants do.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 6, 2017

My wife and I made a reservation at Lindey's for our anniversary. We were staying in German Village, so they were close by. The outside of the building looks quaint and historic. We were welcomed and seated right away. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu choices and able to make recommendations. We both tried the soups, which were excellent. I ordered the Steak Frites on the recommendation of our server; my wife ordered the Tournedos of Beef. Both meals were delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed a quiet meal together.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Perfect destination for out of town business associates.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was great as usual. It tends to get a little loud. We have small children and are used to noise but this is grownup chatter. However we do love the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food and service was very good. Very disappointed that my request for a dessert for daughters bday was completely ignored. I requested that when I made the reservation. I called and I received a call from them to confirm. Three times and still no mention that evening of the bday.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Lindey's is the best, hands down! I've tried nearly everything on the menu, and there isn't a bad dish. The staff goes out of their way to accommodate requests and provide an enjoyable experience, and the ambiance fits perfectly with the surrounding neighborhood. If you're looking for a fine dining experience that isn't too stuffy, Lindey's is the place to go. Pro tip - try dipping some of the fresh sourdough in some lobster bisque. Your tastebuds will thank you.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Tables offered for 6 people was too small and clumpsy. It could barely accomodate 3-4 people. When asked for bigger table, it was denied

Tags: Great Beer, Vegan, Waterfront, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Our waitress who was also the lady bartender tonight was just plain rude, for such a high quality restaurant in terms of food and ambiance, I think it should do a better job of screening their employees especially the client facing ones.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great place, service was very good. Front room is very noise with back room better. Loved the food. Very nice overall.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This has long been our favorite restaurant in Columbus. Now, I would not return. Since I do not live in Columbus I do not know what has happened, but it seems they lost their chef and decided to wing it without a qualified chef. The menu looks great. They simply do not deliver. The meals were not well prepared and were not well presented. The ambiance and the wait staff are still excellent, but you cannot eat those. I am so disappointed.

I was also quite embarrassed because I insisted that our Columbus-based friends meet us there for dinner. What a shame -- to see a top restaurant go down the drain.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My meal looked a bit dry from the warmer but was delicious. Cocktails were excellent. Great service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The customer service was excellent!! I had the lamb, very tasty .. as well as the calamari & shrimp! I was a bit late and it was no problem. We were seated fast and once again the service was awesome!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 28, 2017

our meal as always is perfect. waitstaff is friendly, on point & knowledgeable. our favorite place to be.

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner while celebrating our anniversary. Our waiter was super attentive. They even gave us a complimentary dessert! Love the food, love the atmosphere. Will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food. Very loud. Would go again. Service was good. Just had to ask for bread. Drinks were ok.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Our server was excellent and very attentive without being intrusive. Each of us raved about her dish. I had the crab cake....wish I had ordered two, it was so tasty! The shrimp and scallop risotto was delightful as well. My only negative was the excessive price of my glass of Pinot Grigio. Next time I'll be sure to ask before I order.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Always a great place to dine. Although there were a few children seated during our visit I would not consider this a place to take children. Food is wonderful with a wonderful setting.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was great but the service was bad. We were seated outside on the patio and no one came to wait on our group. After about 20min a waiter stumbled on us and said he would find out who was supposed to help us... I guess they never assigned someone to our table. It took about a half hour for the restaurant to figure out who was serving us our dinner. The chefs definitely got it right in the kitchen but the management needs some work on the floor.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a Sunday lunch with friends. Their patio was very cozy (probably the most charming in town), and the food was excellent. The only issue with service we had concerned drinks. We hadn't found mimosa cocktail in their menu, but since this is the most affordable option for Sunday brunch and lunch in many restaurants, we asked our waiter for it. The answer was "Sure! We have it!", and we ordered. The delivered check in the end of the meal was beyond our expectations. Mimosa costed $8. For that price we could actually choose something much fancier from the menu. Not a big deal (technically, it's our own responsibilty: we could have asked from the very beginning), but looked quite disappointing. Despite this issue, I would definitely recommend Lindey's for any kind of meal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My husband and I chose to go to Lindey's to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I was absolutely blown away by the ambiance, service, and food. I feel awful that I don't remember our server's name but she was amazing. We were seated on the patio around 8 PM on a Saturday and it was perfect. The patio is breath taking! I had the scallops and my husband had the tornedos of beef. We shared the post mortem for dessert. Everything was perfect. I don't know how I went my entire life living in Columbus without going there but we can not wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very nice meal at Lindey's, the pre dinner drinks were very well prepared and very quick to come to our table. Food was very good and the steak was prepared perfectly. The only issue we had was the noise level, there were several large groups there while we were there(Saturday Eve).

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I made a reservation for outdoor dining with my teenage daughter. This was my second time visiting and the first time I dined inside with some friends. We opted to eat out on the back patio since the weather was nice. I chose a table by the fountain which was very pretty, however there were a few too many gnats outside for my taste. Other than that, (nothing that the restaurant could'be done), the food was pretty good. I would've liked to have seen our waitress a little more. We were waiting too long for our check as we had other things we wanted to do but overall it was a good experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Lindey’s is our first choice when we are in Columbus. This time it was not as exceptional as in the past. Maybe a new chef or manager?

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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