Lindey's

4.7
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5761 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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JP
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, a wonderful evening. Sadly, we were some of the last people seated before the dining room's temporary closing due to COVID-19. The good news is that they will be open for pick-up and free delivery to the German Village area. Though we will avail ourselves of this, we can't wait for our favorite spot at the bar to be available once more.

AR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our waiter was great but when we were greeted by the hostess she asked how she could help us. It was very uncomfortable and awkward.

BP
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time eating at Lindey's. Expectations were high from the word of mouth reviews. Food was good and the price was fine. Sat by the host desk and had to listen to conversations the Hostesses were having. Luckily it was only a few minutes. The server was pleasant but not engaging. Overall the experience was good but had high expectations to start.

DJ
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance. Food and service were excellent! Will definitely repeat!

DL
Columbus
39 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very slow service. Food was poor and cool. Had to request bread and butter. Will not be back for a while. Menu remains same with little “specials”.

BL
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Meals and service were to the standard expected of Lindey’s. This was my first experience here and my only disappointment was that I had written in open table my special occasion and it was not acknowledged. Both my husband and I work in the restaurant industry and both of our restaurants rely on these notes to provide above par hospitality. A disappointment but not a deterrent.

e
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was peaceful, the food was delicious and the service was great. They even gave my husband a free dessert for his birthday!

OT
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. We got to sit at the table we requested even after having to reschedule our lunch 2.5hours later than we had initially planned.

Our waitress was friendly and very professional ! Every part of our brunch was DELICIOUS!!

Will return as soon as this Coronavirus Covid-19 is under control. It was a great LAST SUPPER, so to speak!!!

Veronica

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!

OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zachariah provided great service! We really enjoyed our brunch.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The night was perfect... all aspects of the experience exceeded what we had expected.

N
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Nice atmosphere. Very nice staff.

CN
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindey's offers some of the best crab cakes in the city. Very little filling, mostly crab with a great sauce to accompany the entree. I suggest ordering two as one will only make you ask for the second crab cake. Interesting wine list and the service is great.
We live in Granville so it's a short journey but well worth the trip.
Granville needs a Lindey's.

P
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food and service were good. Even though I had indicated I was celebrating my anniversary with my wife the staff didn't offer any special treatment.

6
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, amazing food! Used our wedding gift to try out Lindey’s for the first time. Will return.

DZ
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An outstanding meal. I got Steak and she got crab risotto, we were both very pleased. Key lime pie was excellent.

B
Columbus
57 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow....what a wonderful evening! Delicious food (from the bread basket to the dessert), great wine list and exceptional service. We both had the salmon which was cooked to perfection with yummy vegetables. We will definitely return many times! Can’t wait for the patio to reopen although inside was very charming as well.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brothers birthday

MA
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was super nice and accommodating. Food was hot and cooked to perfection. Even the drinks were amazing

DC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Provided us with a quiet secluded table so we could talk about business during our lunch meeting. Food was delicious, service was fantastic.

d
Columbus
41 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindy's never disappoints! Our meals were excellent...well prepared and beautifully presented. The staff was appropriately attentive. A special shout out to our server, Desiree. She respected our wishes for a slowly paced dining experience, being always there when we were ready for the next course. Thanks for a great evening!!

SB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a fabulous restaurant for a special evening out. The whole experience is worth the price. Parking can be a challenge but they do offer valet service! Would highly recommend it to all who want a fantastic dining experience.

p
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindey's never disappoints - great food, fun ambience and good service with a reasonable noise level so that conversation is not a challenge.

OT
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice for brunch or anytime. Service is amazing-attentive and knowledgeable but not over bearing. We ate entirely too much!

KL
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very good !

PA
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

one table was so loud we had to ask for another table. We got one, if not we would have left. The one ladies' laugh' was so loud it was painful.

ML
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindey's is truly a Columbus gem. Top notch service, food and ambiance.

DD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Fabulous food in a timelessly cool spot. You can always count on Lindey’s for great food and a comfortable environment. Service, which is typically top-notch, fell short at the end and we had to ask that it be served in “to go” containers due to a lengthy delay. For the price you pay, the quality of service needs to match what’s coming out of the kitchen.

BO
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lindey's is our "go-to" for special occasions. The food never disappoints and its quaint setting makes a perfect combination. Their eclectic menu means everyone has an option-including my Gluten Free husband. Though parking in German Village can sometimes be trying, Lindey's complimentary valet takes the worry away.

C
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at Lindey’s. The ambiance is wonderful. We had a group of 6, my parents, in-laws, and husband. Everyone found something pleasing to eat. Our waiter was helpful and took pictures for our group. Would definitely recommend!

A
New Mexico
82 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was slow
Food was great
The mussels were incredible

R
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Delicious food and wonderful experience.

JM
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our evening at Lindey’s. The food was delicious and priced right. Menu selections offered a variety of choices including steaks, pasta and seafood. We will definitely return again soon.

g
Cincinnati
54 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch spot. Valet parking. Great food and service. Salmon salad and rainbow trout was delicious. Easy to carry on conversations in warm and welcoming setting.

DP
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was awesome and the service was great. We had dinner early so it was very quiet and peaceful.

OT
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! From the time we walked in to being seated. Thank you, Molly, for a great time!

P
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic. I am a powerchair user and was sat at a table where I had to ask 5 people to get up from their tables to allow me to exit. Embarrassing for me and disruptive to the other guests. Lindeys - you should not claim to be handicap accessible as the manager struggled to open the doors for me. The restaurant should strive to be more inclusive.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience5

Food portions tiny. Service was slow and not attentive. Lobster and shrimp risotto was under cooked and crunchy Lobster bisque tasted like warm seafood tomato paste. Very disappointing.

KW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was okay. My entree was served on stale bread. It was still edible, but definitely expected more for the price that they charged for it.

G
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular