Lindey's

4.8
6616 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 6616 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food and service not what it used to be. Server did not check on us often and the food lacked seasoning and texture. Restaurant was half full, plenty of service staff, but we were not as important as others. Something is off and I hope it gets resolved.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience2

We dined on the patio for our 29th wedding anniversary. The food and service were wonderful as always. Unfortunately, the atmosphere was very questionable. I am at a loss as to why a caliber of a restaurant like Lindsey’s would allow people to dine in their restaurant in gym shorts, tank tops, and tennis shoes. We observed countless men and women dressed inappropriately. It doesn’t matter that they were on the patio. When Lindsey’s allows customers to dress like this (even patio dinning) it significantly lowers its high standards for fine dinning which they have established for over 40 years. If my wife and I wanted to see people dressed in tank tops and running shorts we could of just dinned at Applebee’s (same dress code). Disappointing experience which reflects very poorly on Lindsey’s management team.

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MarkC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was delicious. Service outstanding. The crab cake in the crab cake skillet was so good.

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Milvon
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection . Appetizers (burrata ) so fresh - a perfect summer app, Entree (filet) cooked exactly how I requested, and dessert (creme brûlée) the best dessert in town

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JodyD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were staying in German Village celebrating college friendships. Thank you for giving us a welcoming place to celebrate our long friendships. Our food and service was wonderful. See you next trip!

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zachsmith614
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They offered a quiet table, adorned with a soft candle, to set the mood for an anniversary dinner. The staff was attentive and friendly, and the food was excellent.

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CyndiS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my boy friends retirement

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GloriaB
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening on the patio. Ryan was great, letting us relax and take our time catching up!

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Samantha
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful evening. Great food, great service, great atmosphere.

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vipRicC
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! The food is always exceptional as is the service and we continue to patronize this restaurant because of the consistency. Thank you!

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KevinD
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience. The greeter suggested the patio balcony and it was beautiful, perfect seating for our anniversary dinner. Our waitress Megan was fantastic and our food was delicious. Highly recommend!

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DebbieH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday - just ate lunch.
No birthday dessert offered.

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karen
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful place to bring out-of-town guests. Everything is first rate, and the patio setting is beautiful.

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vipluvgoodfood
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I was a bit disapointed. The food not nearly as good as it used to be.

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vipsallyT
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always, always always … good food, carefully prepared, professional and lovely staff, comfortable setting. I should get tired of coming back but I never do.

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vipUAtreasure
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hadn’t been in a while and every time I come I think it’s been too long
Great service ambiance and food
Especially on the patio
It’s my favorite place for sure
The shrimp and angel hair pasta yummy
Beet humus was new to me and refreshing

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have enjoyed Lindey's for many years -- this visit did not disappoint!

We ate on the patio. Wonderful atmosphere, great food and good service, albeit a bit slow. Perhaps, like other restaurants right now, a little short of help.

An evening at Lindey's is always a special treat. This evening was no exception!

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Olivia
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very good. Service was…awkward. Our server had a strange approach, asking us “Can I ask a question? What would you like to drink?” And would continue like this throughout the meal. He was very kind, but the way he asked us what we would like to order seemed like he was about to ask a personal question.

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vipBarrytheK
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindey's has it all: charming building in a quaint neighborhood, innovative but friendly menu, perfectly prepared local ingredients, excellent staff, wonderful art and ambience. The bar is a work of art itself. We highly recommend it on every level.

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KevinS
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there and it didn’t disappoint. Food was incredible and staff was friendly, attentive and made us feel special. Wish I had visited much sooner. Only issue - seats are uncomfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful meal. The service was great. The noise level a little high for me. All and all it was a great experience

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vipDallasFoodie
Dallas
68 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and wonderful food. We came from Dallas heading to Cleveland and had to stop back for a second meal prior to our flight home. We now know the best place to visit while in Columbus. Their pasta and Branzini was beautifully presented and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for brunch & sat out on the patio, 10/10 experience! Great ambiance, good food & service. Couldn’t ask for more!

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DeepaP
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great ambiance. Food was decent. Service was very nice.

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vipdavidal
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was magic from the moment we walked into the courtyard. Beautiful outdoor space. Complimented by great food and service.

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EllenC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent. Servers who were assigned to us seems annoyed, however staff we encountered throughout the restaurant was very friendly. Great complimentary valet.

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CarolB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious! We sat near the fountain on the patio. The service was slow,
maybe not enough help. However, inside servers were standing around waiting for the later crowd.

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Kalin5
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took out of town guests there and it was wonderful. Friendly and efficient server, nice atmosphere out on the patio on a beautiful day. The food was delicious too.

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PHatami
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I thought the food quality was good for the price, I ordered the lamb in medium rare but it was closer to well done. The drinks were great and appetizers were good and the patio is really good.

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Megan
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as usual! The halibut was amazing. By far my favorite fish dish in Columbus!

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AveryS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and people, really made us feel welcome

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RickS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. If you are looking for some place to go for special occasion this is the place to go. Fantastic value for high end experience.

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Stephen
Montana
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great experience! We would definitely recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and amazing food!!!

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Delta1913
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Let me start by saying I love Lindey’s. The food is great, the ambiance is wonderful and the patio is top-notch. However, I have been there three times in the past two months and the service isn’t as great as it used to be. I know the restaurant business has been hit terribly hard, but one of the main reasons I go to Lindey’s is for the service. I will still go to Lindey’s any chance I get. Just be aware that the service may not be what you’re used to.

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vipDeSouza
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried it while visiting from out of town, on the eve of a wedding. It was amazing!

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viparno32
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect as always.
We were celebrating my wife birthday.
The first thing was our waiter, he greeted us like he really cared and wanted to wait on us.
The food was perfect, just as we ordered.
Lindey’s is just an old style with ambiance to match.
Always superb, we have never had a problem with anything at Linde’s.

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AmyO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The service and ambiance was lovely. My friend and I enjoyed our visit immensely!

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PattyR
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the BEST restaurants in Columbus! Never disappoints.

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CarolG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch on the beautiful patio!
Perfect Summer Lunch Spot!

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 6616 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.