Lindey's: A User's Guide
American Bistro Fare | Critically Acclaimed Patio | Gluten-Free Menu | Weekend Brunch
Appetizer: ahi tuna tartare with crème fraîche and gaufrette potatoes
Entree: New Zealand rack of lamb in red-wine reduction with pistachio-mint gremolata and buttermilk-chive mashed potatoes
Dessert: croissant bread pudding with caramelized apples, anglaise, salted caramel, toasted almonds, and whipped cream
Where to Sit: Though it fills up quickly, try snagging a spot on the patio, which Columbus Alive described as "a casually elegant and breezily fabulous food- and drink-fueled playground" and Columbus magazine simply called "breathtaking."
When to Go: Lindey's really gets hopping during its weekend brunch—held on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. During this time, regulars clamor for indulgent, yet affordable dishes, such as french toast stuffed with banana and cream cheese and crab cakes with eggs.
While You're Waiting
Carefully examine the restaurant's stunning copper bar. Try to replicate it to scale with all those pennies in your pocket.
Gaze at the bustling streets of the German Village neighborhood. Get up and dance the muehlradl every time you spot a dirndl.
Gluten-intolerant guests can rest easy—Lindey's has their back. The restaurant offers separate gluten-free menus for lunch, brunch, and dinner.
Despite its white-tablecloth decor, Lindey's is a family-friendly establishment. Ask for the kids' menu with small, child-approved dishes.
While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Explore 32 rooms filled with bargain-priced books at The Book Loft of German Village (631 South Third Street), which is located in a pre–Civil War era building.
After: Settle in for a pint at The Old Mohawk (819 Mohawk Street), a historic pub that's been in the neighborhood since 1933.