Lindey's

4.8
6831 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 6831 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Andrew was wonderful. Food turned out well, excited to come back and try more!

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vipnicoleb
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

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Pooky
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Do not order the mussels. At least 8 or more were not open.

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vipErikaP
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food- outstanding service (Ryan - was fantastic)

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JohnM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even better service! Hope to return soon.

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vipGahannaNsc
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!

MR
vipMelissaR
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Sunday brunch and everything was amazing!

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vipTammiea
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best. Food was fabulous. Our waiter was great.

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SandiM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch; highly recommend! The only downfall was the seating was very uncomfortable

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vipJaneFoodie
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cecil our server was amazing. I had the sea bass which was very good. My husband had the pork chop and said while good the creamed spinach had no flavor at all. He also had the onion soup which was good but not great. My chopped salad was very good.

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Oliveq
Toledo
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always such a treat. Great atmosphere to enjoy time with company.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Never have I ever eaten anything bad at Lindey’s! The service is always 10/10 and I’ll always get Key Lime Pie to round out the night!

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vipDougC
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Service was great! Food was amazing, as usual!

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RNarito
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Columbus, Ohio to attend a friends wedding. Heard about Lindey's from some of friends. The place was amazing. The food was delicious, the wine list surprisingly good, the service attentive and not too chatty, and the price was outstanding for what you get. I'm from California and getting an experience like that would have cost me twice as much at home. I definitely recommend Lindey's!

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Korie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zacharia was so wonderful. Their energy helped make celebrating my birthday wonderful. Great service and good food. Would reccommend.

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Leftydog
Charleston
66 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindey's is spectacular.
One of the finest restaurants anywhere. two hour drive for us and worth every mile

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TERIW
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best lobster bisque in town ! The tuna tartare- perfect !
Knowledgeable waitstaff, perfect martini and ambiance!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I came for our 2 year anniversary and it was spectacular! We had a candlelit dinner and a complimentary champagne toast. I had a dirty martini and also an espresso martini to drink and they were both excellent. My boyfriend had the homestead draft and it was a pretty smooth ale.
For dinner he had two crab cakes. They don’t skimp on the the crab, but they are on the smaller side so definitely get two of them! I got the angel hair pasta (angel hair pasta, shrimp, and Cajun cream sauce). I was between this and the salmon and our waiter told me that the angel hair had been on the menu since opening!
Staff was wonderful and very friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and a few friends went to Lindey's after seeing a show at the Ohio Theatre. It was only a few minutes drive from the theatre in a nice looking neighborhood in German Village. It was our first time visiting the restaurants. We had a reservation for 9:15 p.m. and it had been snowing, a lot, so the restaurant only had one other couple at a table. The place is beautiful! Lots of luxurious wood floors and accents in the main dining room. The lighting is dim, with individual lights shining on each individual table, but I thought it made for very elegant dining. As soon as we were seated, our server, Joe, took drink orders and filled water glasses for us. He also informed us of the daily special and answered a few menu questions. After giving us several minutes, Joe returned and took our selections. It seemed very soon afterward, another worker returned with our plates. The food was all amazing. I had the special which was trout with a very flavourful sauce along with pasta. Two others had the rotisserie chicken and mashed potatoes. They indicated that the chicken was juicy and tasty, and the potatoes were some of the best they've had. And the fourth member of our party had the lobster and shrimp risotto who said it was delicious. Joe checked on us and refilled our glasses several times during dinner. After enjoying our dinner, we all ordered creme brulee for dessert which was also served quickly by yet another worker. The creme brulee was so delicious! Crispy sweet top with a sweet creamy custard. One of the best I've had! Joe checked on us one last time before we finished and paid the bill, then we prepared to go back out into the snow fully satisfied. Wonderful dinner at a great restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall2food3service2ambience1

We went to celebrate a birthday. Asked for a private table away from the bathroom and the kitchen. Our table was literally next to the kitchen door where we could hear plates crashing (obviously being put into dish washing bin) as well as the steady stream of traffic of servers. Not really private. The more frustrating part was that there were several other nicer tables available. Our server seemed to be exhausted and at the end of a long week or day-our dinner was at 6:30.
Food was Ok. Risotto was over salted. Over all I was disappointed and expect more from Lindey’s

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vipBird
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Lindey’s! First class all the way!

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MyraW
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service by Dominic.. Greeted by hostess with Happy Birthday. Did not order appetizer e cause wanted a decadent birthday splurge dessert. Shrimp and lobster risotto served - plate was hot but food only lukewarm . Sent back and second time was the charm. Good but nothing special. Husband had the most popular steak frites - he said it was ok nothing special. I was looking forward to a yummy dessert but the dessert menu was pretty lackluster. I didn’t have my husband order a birthday cake for me since I figured I’d be having a delish treat here. I did order the post mortem - which was ok. ICe cream was tasteless. Brownie was ok. I will say that the khalua fudge sauce was pretty good. They could have at least served with a candle to make it special. Honestly for the nine dollars I spent on it I could have gotten a fabulous double scoop hfs at Johnson’s. Ice Cream. I will say that although not super I
Rested with food, the service was terrific.

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vipChrisG
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation for 7 people on a Sunday at 1pm for brunch. We were seated after a short wait. The service was outstanding for our larger party. The food and drink menus offered a wide variety of options. The specialty drinks were excellent and the food was delicious. Highly recommend Lindey's.

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MartyG
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had Sunday brunch here, always a pleasure to go to Lindey's. Decent Bloody Mary, really good Sauvignon Blanc from Chile recommended by our server. It was busy, we ordered the Burrata, which was very tasty with roasted butternut squash and pepitas. I had the Breakfast, and my adult son had the Cram and eggs--very generous with the blue crabmeat. Everything was great, we will be back. You won't go wrong here, Lindey's is a classic!

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HeatherR
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and ambiance. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Our server, Chad, in the bar was awesome! The ambience and atmosphere was a lot of fun for a Friday happy hour with two of my girlfriends. The food… was… bad. We ordered the hummus and it was basically a big piece of toast smeared with a little bit of hummus and a salad on top? The calamari was good, when you actually got a piece of calamari. Watch out for the fried LEMON pieces that they sneak into this dish. No one actually eats lemons, right?? Well, I accidentally did… woof.

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TheaD
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our first time dining at Lindey's and we plan to be back. The staff were great and very attentive making our birthday/anniversary celebration the best. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there for a business lunch. Of course I had to have a bowl of Lindey’s amazing lobster bisque and also had a turkey, Gruyère and ham sandwich on a pretzel bun that was incredible. Service was great. Going back to celebrate a friend’s birthday tonight!

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KevinL
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, service and atmosphere. A+++++

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JohnE
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 3 and chose Lindy’s to dine before we were going to a show. All 3 of us enjoyed our meals. Our server was Emily and she did a terrific job, very personal and made several recommendations. Our daughter was with us and not 21 yet but she brought over a nice menu of drink options for her. I really was impressed with the Covid precautions with the barriers between tables. Will be on our list to return next time in Columbus.

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vipWestmore
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinning at Lindeys with my Sales team was a satisfying experience, they are a masked enforced facility which i enjoyed and they also provide you with secluded dinning areas for large parties for extra safety.

The service was splendid, everyone was very clean, pleasant, and enthusiastic.

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vipPerryB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cecil was an amazing server, the food was exceptional, a wonderful night!

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ErinS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love having Dinner at Lindey’s !
Good food and great vibes .

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Lizzy
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindy's was excellent, as always, even with short staffing.

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MarieB
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Seated quickly as we had reservations. Waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. Very good experience.

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vipEdwamo
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Another wonderful evening at Lindeys. We love it every time we go.

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DanielC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, and service was amazing. We came to celebrate our anniversary

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vipJohnL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindey's is always a great place for dinner. Everything it consistently great. The food, service, atmosphere is delightful, resulting in a wonderful dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Felt very safe with all of their well thought out safety precautions & cleanliness! Food delicious, great server too

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around!!

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 6831 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.