Lindey's

4.7
4432 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(614) 228-4343
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Brett Fife
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Catering
Now you can experience Lindey's at home or at the office! Ask for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mohawk
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Parking details
Valet service is complimentary.
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Special events & promotions
Valentine's Day
Easter
Mother's Day
Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve Dinner
New Year's Eve Dinner
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
4,432 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
75%
Very Good
18%
Good
5%
Fair
1%
Poor
0%
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Cleveland
5.0Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife's 31st birthday. It's our go-to special restaurant. Never disappoints

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Indiana
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Their patio is one of my wife's favorite places to dine. It was her birthday and we all had a great time.

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Columbus
3.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

2 hours for a 4 person business lunch for a restaurant operating at 40-50% capacity is far too long. I spoke to the manager, and I was a little disappointed in the response. Restaurant 101. (1) apologize; (2) show empathy; and (3) offer a tangible solution to make the customer feel like they were heard. The manager hit the first 2 components with flying colors. (And thanks for that, most restaurants still mess up the apology and provide ridiculous excuses while ignoring customer concerns). On the 3rd dimension, I was frustrated. To make up for the very slow and inattentive service, the manager gave me his name and said next time, I will be sure to give me another server who would be faster....

I scoffed at this recommendation. The server certainty made my experience worse, but they did not take an hour to cook the food (the food was so slow). Realistically, offering free drinks or a free meal or committing to re-evaluate training of servers or committing to understand why a simple lunch took so long would have been a good result.

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Columbus
3.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Horribly slow and inattentive service. Excellent food as always. Shocking since many previous visits have been superb

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JA
Cleveland
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time celebrating my sister's birthday on the patio! A perfect evening! Great appetizers and entrees. (We each chose a different entree so we could taste them all!)

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Charlotte
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular meal.

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Los Angeles
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat on the patio which never disappoints!

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Columbus
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frankie a favorite.

Food always consistent

Always a go to place for business meals to impress others

Thank you.

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AM
Columbus
4.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a great dining experience .
Server should have told us, when we were given the menus that certain dishes on menu were not available so that we would not waste time. She returned to take our order only to tell us sorry what we want is unavailable .
Nevertheless, the rest of our dining experience was excellent and we plan on returning.

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WP
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Geat food, service and atmosphere anyone in the area should try

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Columbus
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my husband’s birthday. The food was excellent and Our server David very attentive. My husband received a complimentary dessert of choice from Lindey’s. We will return!

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CG
Columbus
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lindey’s has been our ‘go to’ for special occasions in German village for years. Our recent visit didn’t disappoint - fresh fish, gluten-free options along with outstanding service and meal presentation.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girlfriends birthday

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Columbus
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was very good. Nina our waitress was very attentive and personable.

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CN
3.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Always enjoy Lindey’s. This time, the service was not the same as it normally is. Saw our waitress 2-3 times throughout a two hour dinner, that was after having to remind them that we were sat after waiting 20 minutes. The food was great as always.

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Columbus
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The patio is so enjoyable and the risotto is amazing!

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J
Columbus
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. A family favorite for celebrations.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have good allergies and they did a great job handling my allergy.

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KK
Cincinnati
1.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

So disappointed in our experience. The food was ok...salad was limp and uninspired. Our waitress served the Caesar which we ordered, but it was actually a kale salad with Gorgonzola. We were seated at a table that appeared to be in a walkway at the bottom of a few stairs leading into the main dining room. Constant traffic by our table.

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Columbus
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The patio was amazing and the service was excellent. Portions, flavor... everything was perfect for a date night.

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BJ
Columbus
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We met for brunch and enjoyed beignets to start, which were very good. I had the checken hash, which was good. I should have listened to our server (wonderful), and ordered something else.

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DP
Columbus
3.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

We were disappointed with service. We had to ask our server at least once for our entree and it was over 25 minutes to be served our desserts. Our server explained that the kitchen was slammed, however it was not a holiday so the staff should have been prepared for Friday night dinner crowd.

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Columbus
3.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The first time we were disappointed at Lindeys. Used to be a favorite.

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BN
Columbus
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was amazing! The only issue we had was the service. As the night went on, the quality of service seemed to dwindle. It didn’t seem overly busy for a Friday night, so I was kind of surprised.

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SL
Columbus
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful, the service was friendly & efficient. We wish we could have been on the patio but it is 1st come 1st served. The weather was beautiful so everyone wanted to sit outside. It didn’t take away from a beautiful evening!

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F
2.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

We were seated in a very loud back room where we had to scream to hear one another basically. Server did not come for quite some time then immediately tried to take our food order and we felt like we were being rushed through our dinner. Had to ask for bread. Our dinner was brought to us before we had even finished our appetizer. We were there for a birthday which was indicated on the reservation but did not even receive a happy birthday while we watched the table next to us receive free dessert for theirs.

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a
Columbus
4.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to Lindey's with my husband. Both of our meals were delicious - I enjoyed the shrimp and lobster risotto and my husband had the tournedos of beef, YUM! Our waiter was very attentive. Overall, great dinner - the atmosphere is just a little stuffy for our liking.

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CG
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the nut crusted chicken salad. The French onion soup is great.

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MS
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 15th anniversary ,we both enjoyed our dinner, and we will be going back some day

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OT
Columbus
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! I would actually say the service was a little TOO quick, had drinks/app/dinner in under an hour

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R
San Francisco
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had reservations at Lindey's to celebrate our anniversary. We hoped the weather and seating would cooperate to allow us to sit in the courtyard. We were lucky, the weather was great and we did get a seat in the courtyard. The service was outstanding! Our waiter, Dustin was incredible. He was always there, was helpful, handled many tables but yet you did not feel ignored at all. The courtyard feels like a courtyard in New Orleans, and the atmosphere is wonderful. Our food was great. I had the Lobster Bisque, and the Salmon. The bisque was delicious, and the salmon was cooked perfectly and was great. My wife had the Tournedos of Beef. It was outstanding. I tasted it, and I debate if I should have ordered that instead! Due to our anniversary they offered us a dessert on the house, and we both ordered Bananas Foster. While not prepared at our table as many are at other places it was very good! The wine list is broad, and the prices allow for a range of affordability. We ordered a Spanish wine from Rioja, Monopole which is a dry white (not red as many Rioja are) and it was excellent! We closed the evening out at their courtyard bar with an after dinner drink. It was a great experience. I recommend Lindey's for a special event or a nice evening out.

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PC
Columbus
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best in Columbus. A lot of attention to detail and good service without that being watched feeling. We will go there anytime.

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JL
Cleveland
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lindey’s hosted our first date and our 29th anniversary. Thank goodness some wonderful Columbus landmarks remain. So many have passed away. This is a wonderful venue. A credit to its founders!

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C
Cleveland
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is a reason that Lindey’s enjoys its fine reputation. It excels in all areas of dining experiences.

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RS
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was amazing, our waiter was polite. The ambiance would've been better if we had not been seated in the middle of the room next to a rather large and loud birthday party gathering. We were so close to their table that every time anyone including a waiter walked past on that side their butt was pretty much in our faces. This was our anniversary and it would have been nice to have a more quiet side table. The food was great and the comped desert was a nice touch though.

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DB
Columbus
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lindey's is of consistent quality related to menu items. I've never been disappointed in our meal when we've been here, which has been often. The patio has a wonderful ambiance and the interior is beautiful, clean and well maintained. The service is always prompt and professional. Parking in this location can be a bit of a challenge, so the valet service is great and convenient.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful place with a lovely menu! Extremely crowded in the patio but certainly the best place to sit on a day with good weather.

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Chicago
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food as always. Good service. Main room is just too loud

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BB
New England
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First time to Columbus. Awesome food and dining experience.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Very cute area. Valet. Smaller sized portions but very good! After appetizer, bread, and meal I was full.

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