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“The best patio in town with food to match” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lindey's

Lindey's
169 E Beck St, Columbus, OH 43206
(614) 228-4343
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Ranked #8 of 1,962 restaurants in Columbus
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: American, French, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Mohawk
ohio
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“The best patio in town with food to match”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Lindey's is one of the finest dining spots in the city. The menu is terrific with daily fish specials to please any appetite. The ambience is quite nice, but noisy at dinner. The staff is attentive and professional. The patio is beyond belief. The absolute best bar in town except for Curio. Brunch is quite nice on the weekends. Lindey's is one of the best run operations in Columbus and is not to be missed.

Visited June 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Worthington, Ohio
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Perfect Upscale Lunch Choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

A recent lunch with an out of town friend reaffirmed that Lindey's continues to be an outstanding choice for an upscale business lunch, a special lunch with friends, or entertaining out of town guests. For more than thirty years (no small feat in the restaurant business) Lindey's continues to be a favorite of many Columbus diners, including myself!
The lunch menu is varied and extensive from lighter fare to full portion entrees. On this visit I enjoyed an interesting sweet pineapple laced gazpacho with a tasty shrimp salad sandwich followed by an outstanding key lime pie presentation to satisfy my sweet tooth.
Lindey's is located on a lovely corner in German Village with an attractive classic interior atmosphere and sizable garden patio area. The service is friendly and attentive without being intrusive or pretentious. Given it's location the gratuity based valet parking is a real plus.

Visited June 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Best patio in Columbus”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have always loved Lindey's. Great food, great service and great atmosphere. The patio is beautiful and the perfect size.

Visited May 2014
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Dublin, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Inattentive Service in a lovely setting”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Set a reservation which we discovered aren't honored if you wish to sit on the lovely outdoor patio. We chose to have a drink at the patio bar while we waited. Despite our seats at the end of the bar, both (and sometimes all three!) bartenders busied themselves with other patron's refills, tv channel selections, and small talk with regulars. After 20 minutes of being ignored/unnoticed we were able to get a drink menu. Another 15(!) minutes before the bearded lord of the outdoor lounge blessed us with a return to take our order. A quicker second drink order was possible before a table became available 1 hour after our reservation. A quick greeting by our server to deliver menus, then....nothing (for another 15-20 minutes). We forcefully got the attention of "Sam" who explained the specials, took our orders, and never returned (despite our request that he serve our table since our assigned server seemed too busy). Salads came out (dressed, rather than on the side), entrees arrived within a reasonable window. Grouper entree was awesome! Copper River Salmon feature was bland and uninspired. For the ambiance and prices, service could be much more hospitable. We will return for another try, but the front of house and drink service needs to be worlds better.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A place to wined down and take in the sights with excellent food and drink. This was our 40 anniversary that we will remember with joy. Thanks to Lindeys and their staff.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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