Lindey's

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5468 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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JH
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
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!

CP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RF
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
17 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
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
1 review
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

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

We had a great meal and the service was outstanding. While we were there to celebrate our anniversary, the main dining room was a bit loud at the 6:30 seating on a Friday, but they offered several times to try and find us a quieter table. We were more than half way through dinner so we stayed where we were. We’ll definitely be back soon, but maybe on a different day or time.

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

Our meals were very good. That said, nothing special that stood out. Just a steak and fries. Nothing that especially excites me about the steak. Overpriced for what we got.

CO
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful night on the patio.

f
Columbus
35 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful tranquil courtyard with good food and attentive service.

FF
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What a memorable night on their beautiful patio! We started with the carpaccio which was short salt a bit but had an aioli that was delish. The bread was classic and good. The branzino fish was excellent sides ok the beef tournedos were good the chive mashed potatoes were amazing!! Crime brûlée was good sugar crust a tad too thick. The recommended Stony Hill Cabernet was a let down- bottle didn’t have much life left at all. Wouldn’t have wanted to dine inside especially in front room was super loud- other rooms seemed better but patio was magical!

D
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful steak frites!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!! Great food! And We love Kathy!!!!!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Visited from out of town and wanted to love Lindey’s based on reviews here! Food was fine but our waiter was so rude that we almost left. Outdoor patio is terrific.

FB
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sit in the courtyard if possible, The outdoor experience was much better than what we saw inside.

RM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

My review might be a little skewed as my Wife is a vegetarian and I took her there for her Birthday. There weren't that many options. The cauliflower dish was really good. But not much else for vegetarians. Also I had mentioned about the special occasion in my reservation but don't think the restaurant paid attention to it.

DI
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place to go for Sunday brunch. Food is very good and portions are reasonable. Sitting outside on the patio is really nice, shaded and mostly like being in a garden. Reservations are taken for inside but the patio is first come first served. There’s a lineup to get in when doors open but calms down by noon.

S
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

We’ve been dining at Lindey’s before attending the Broadway Series for 19 years. This is the first time in 19 years that we were disappointed in our experience. To start, our tea and coffee were lukewarm. While the restaurant was very busy, I was most disappointed at how inattentive our server was. One of the entrees was cold when it was served. We sat with empty plates for at least 10 minutes before they were removed. Though we had planned to have dessert, it wasn’t offered and because our server rarely stopped by the table to check on us, we ended up not having time despite being among the first people in the restaurant upon opening and being in the restaurant for 90 minutes. Lindey’s has long been one of my favorite restaurants but this experience was by far, the worst I’ve ever had. Had this been my first experience, I wouldn’t come back. Hoping this was just an off day.

OT
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Food and service!!!

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