Lindey's

4.8
6499 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 6499 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Rena
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

One of the best outdoor patios in Columbus...beautiful ambience with trees overhead and a gurgling fountain in the center of the courtyard. Service was quick, and the food was nice. Thoroughly enjoyed my evening there!

FQ
vipFood4aQueen
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great & our server Greg was exceptional! Loved sitting outside on the patio. We will definitely be returning!!

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vipTerrlerr
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been many times but this might have been the overall best experience we’ve ever had at Lindey’s. I want to give a special thank you to the wait staff for quick, but more importantly excellent and kind, service!

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PatrickR
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing as always. I forget the ladies name, but she made our experience even that much better. We went for just a snack and desert and left eating a meal.

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DennisS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great choice for a nice, special dinner. The food was wonderful, but Nicole made it more wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great! Really expert service. Food delicious.
Seating upstairs patio just so so :(
Rare night out!

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AdrienneB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food! The serve was amazing!

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vipKlars
Columbus
70 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. We were there early so it was quieter than it would be later. Nice partitions for Covid.

SH
vipSusanH
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dining experience was excellent. But it felt like a slap in the face when as a loyal customer during the pandemic I was not even given a phone call to tell me that I had left my credit card there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
49 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much! We had an amazing time

FJ
FranciscoJavier
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High food quality and awesome service.
Risotto recommended
Patio much better, too cold inside.

j
javierw
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. I wish they have more vegetarian options.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing! The service and atmosphere were fantastic! Definitely going back!!

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SteffaniT
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The food was very good but I wasnt happy with the location of our table. It was in the path of wait staff.

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vipZCM12
Columbus
60 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I had the salmon salad. Salmon was a little too well done. I asked for medium well. Will know to ask for medium the next time.

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Dinerhappy
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! And it’s a beautiful atmosphere. Friendly staff!

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Dylan
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing, atmosphere very elegant but our server was definitely on drugs

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KellyO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated a birthday here and a cake was coordinated to the table prior to my arrival. It was set up beautifully for me. Our server Ryan was incredible with wonderful recommendations and accomodations. Can't say enough good things about this place.

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WesleyC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Lindey’s was amazing! Our server Hannah was outstanding and went above and beyond to make our experience that much better. The food was delicious as were the drinks. I highly recommend it and will absolutely be coming back!

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vipNancyD
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated last night for a very special occasion! Excellent all the way around! Love this place!

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BrianP
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We were excited about eating at Lindeys because we had heard such great things. We have lived in the area for 14 years and it was our first time. We were so disappointed. Food was just bland, flavorless. Sorry to say...just nothing special.

We got there at 5pm for our reservation, we got our drinks and the burrata for an appetizer. Server took our dinner order at the same time. The burrata and tomatoes were delicious but we were interrupted as were were enjoying because our food came out within 7 mins of the appetizer. Just felt rushed. Usually, a server will stop by and ask if it’s ok to put main course order in to allow time to enjoy drinks and appetizer. We were never offered another drink.

- Bronzini was just flavorless, fingerling potatoes ok, very limp haricots verts and no sign of any lime caper aioli, like not even a little. There appeared to be some butter under the fish, but no flavor to it, definitely not lime or capers.

- Salmon was supposed to be medium but was WAY over done. Potato pave was bland but ok, some of the carrots were burnt, as in, we weren’t sure what they were.

Won’t recommend or go back.

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Understaffed
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nathan our server was fantastic!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Anniversary dinner

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vipLori
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Such a disappointing time. The service and attitude were terrible.
Food was NOT good --- compared to how it used to be. I understand
things are more difficult since Covid --- but we got there very early when
it wasn't busy at all. I think there was no attention to customer service and
serving the client. Used to be a 'go to' place. Not now. Disappointing.

MC
vipMarjorieC
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very loud, but the food was excellent.
Ate in back dining room.

CS
ChristianS
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food and cool atmosphere. Great venue! !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor patio is everything!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seating was ok. Not really a good flow and if you make reservations for a special occasion you would would expect a better seat

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vippatrick
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Anniversary

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the wait staff was great

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HowardL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner, service, and overall experience. Lindey's never disappoints (and their postmortem death by chocolate was the bomb).

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vipTyWhy
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place for dinner. The tournedos of beef are delicious!

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RandyZ
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our evening was fabulous. The food and the atmosphere was simply amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous Crab cakes! Wish everything else matched.

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vipArtieIsaac
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The friendly staff at Lindey's has offered a reliable menu of wonderful food and gracious, efficient service for decades. Last night was no different -- and next week, I predict, will be just as excellent.

DO
DaveO
Columbus
34 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I would have given outstanding across the board but one order of lamb was ordered medium and arrived close to raw. Another lamb was ordered medium rare and was close to raw. Service and wait staff were excellent.

RL
RoseL
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a great time at brunch! The staff was friendly, yummy food and drinks, great atmosphere for a late morning date.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Graduation

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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 6499 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.