Lindey's

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5481 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Voted Columbus' Best Restaurant 2010-2017. Lindey's has been consistently voted one of Columbus' top restaurants for the past 36 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, four private party rooms and an award winning outdoor courtyard that has been voted the best patio in Columbus.
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Columbus
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Victor was wonderful and understood the balance of checking on us while also giving us time to enjoy our anniversary dinner. The food was incredible! Thank you for the candle and anniversary dessert. :) We will definitely be back!

GN
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited the restaurant for my mother’s birthday and had an excellent time. This is one of our favorite restaurants and we will be sure to keep coming back!

LJ
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! Attentive server, perfect cocktails and food. Can’t wait to come back.

BK
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Columbus. Typically the service is very good but this night it was lacking. Despite the slow service, misinformation about the special and the attitude of the waitress we will definitely be back.

B
Columbus
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Lindey’s to celebrate our anniversary. Lindey’s is a favorite of ours and really only go there for special for occasions. It is always really good. Wouldn’t mind a few Variations to the menu though, seems like it doesn’t change.

P
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From Chicago- we try to come for a meal when we visit our son and are never disappointed. The setting is classy, service always impeccable and food delicious. Always a reliable place to go. Love the German village area as well

LI
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthdays, Anniversaries and Patio Fever spent at our favorite place❤️ Goodbye patio until next year.
The ambiance inside will carry us through. Love, love this place!

F
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is the best in the city...regardless of what 614 magazine says (Roosters is #1 and Lindey's is #2...Really? Roosters!!!) Aside from service that is the gold standard, the foot is always so good, and the wine is top shelf. For a very special evening, Lindey's is a guarantee choice.

DU
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Brunch. We love the food from delicious eggs Benedict to the “Breakfast” we were all very happy with our meal & plenty of time to enjoy our time together.

JH
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was are first time at brunch. Six of us had great meals! The food was delicious! The service was quick. Loved my Bloody Mary! We will definitely be back for brunch!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classy and on point, good food, champagne and service

K
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall good

b
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The service could have been improved upon. I was served the incorrect drink and the service was slow.

CP
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating an anniversary and sat out on the patio. Outstanding atmosphere, service and food.

RF
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was excellent and our server was very accommodating to suggest 1/2 portions for those who didn’t want a large meal.

However, when the server was asked to bring our bill, the server became very short and ‘put out’ — the mood changed. What could have been an enjoyable occasion, was now spoiled by our server’s behavior.

We all enjoy Lindey’s but it will be awhile before our group returns.

e
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lindey's is superb. Wonderful old school atmosphere, quiet so you can have a conversation, and outstanding food. We had a small mixup over the wine we ordered (they brought us a more expensive bottle that I didn't catch before it was opened) and the manager did well by us and only charged us for the bottle we ordered. I approved the bottle when shown, so they didn't have to do this, but it was very nice that they did.

Happy hour at the bar has to be the best bargain in Columbus. 1/2 price on all glasses of wine, beer, and cocktails and 1/2 price bar menu. Simply great!

I find most places in the Short North to be pompous and overrated. Lindey's is neither. Truly a gem in Columbus.

A
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A staple for our anniversary that we don't plan on changing but service was a tad slow. They appeared very busy and possibly understaffed.

OT
Cleveland
25 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone enjoyed themselves. They had never been to Lindeys or Columbus for some. Very happy.

AB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, lovely table that offered a semblance of privacy for 5 people with a lovely view of the patio. Your staff was fantastic, and has a nice sense of humor.

OS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lindey’s is consistently a quality experience at every touch point!

KC
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lindy's is my favorite restaurant in Columbus. For Sunday Brunch last week it was really lovely; I asked for a front room window table and they were able to accommodate the request. The day was sunny and the front room was fairly quiet. I really like my steak and eggs cajun Benedict, although it was too much food with no room for dessert. The only thing I didn't care for was the "frozen" Bellini; way too sweet and I really don't like frozen drinks, I'd rather have had champagne and straight pureed peaches, Oh Well.
Lindy's is still number one in my book.

GD
London
18 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, excellent service!
Thank you!

ST
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

VN
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to brunch with my daughter for Dad's weekend at OSU. Place was great, and food always good.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Beef was perfection. Waitstaff are unsophisticated. Potatoes are powdered.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside for brunch & it could not have been more beautiful! Their courtyard was cozy and gorgeous. Our server was great & our food was good. I definitely recommend Lindey’s.

OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The weekend was our 15th law school reunion (homecoming at OSU). Everything was great, but the place was so packed that the food took forever. Otherwise we had great service and delicious food.

GD
London
18 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent server!
Thank you!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Engagement celebration lunch

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OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Great experience and our waiter Chris was fantastic

DF
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the patio!!!

JG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lindey’s is a very nice establishment. From the valet to our server Nathan to the bartender Ian. Overall wonderful experience

MW
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Lindey's for our 25th wedding anniversary. Perfect place with amazing food and atmosphere.

D
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lindey's is always great food, great service, great drinks...in the 29 years I have been going to Lindeys' I have never had a bad experience, never. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion not just a celebration. It's the best!

RN
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed having Sunday brunch on the patio.

JL
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Sat outside on the patio and it was beautiful. We arrived early and the host was happy to seat us ahead of our reservation time. Server was a bit aloof but no real issues. Food quite good.

BM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently amazing food and service! The halibut special was incredible...I’ve never had any food there that was less than fantastic.

OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was extremely knowledgeable of the menu choices and was spot on in her recommendations for dinner. The food was amazing. We dined outside in the patio area and found the atmosphere was wonderful.

d
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a nice place. Portions were a little small but I expected that. My wife’s salad would have been better with a vinaigrette instead of just grapefruit juice.
All in all I would go back.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

21st birthday

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