Lindey’s

A few weeks ago, Trevor and I had a special day to celebrate. It was what we refer to as our “talk-a-versary,” the day we met and started “talking,” but not really our anniversary, since we weren’t officially dating yet. It’s complicated. Just roll with it.

We wanted to do something nice to celebrate. I’d mentioned to him before that I’d always wanted to go to Lindey’s, and he surprised me with a reservation. He’s a keeper!

Lindey’s is located atΒ 169 E. Beck St. in German Village. The area surrounding the restaurant is absolutely beautiful. Brick-paved streets guide you into the heart of German Village, and quaint shops and historic homes abound in the area.

The interior of Lindey’s reminds me of a bar or restaurant you might find in New York City. A stamped tin ceiling sets the tone, and the dark wood walls are accented by beautiful artwork. White tablecloths and red booths welcome you in and make you feel at home. They also offer private event rooms and a patio, which, I’ve heard, is the place to be when the weather is nice. It was a bit too hot for us to sit outside, so we opted to stay indoors.

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We were seated in a perfect corner booth that allowed us to sit close to one another. It was quite romantic!

The Lindey’s menu provides something for everyone, with excellent upscale surf and turf options. Some of the items on the menu run a bit on the costly side, while others are very reasonable.

To start, I ordered a cup of the French onion soup, and Trevor ordered a chopped salad. The soup was delicious and wonderfully warming. Trevor’s salad, which he let me try a bite of, was crisp and refreshing. We definitely started off on the right note!

For the main course, I ordered the torchio pasta, while Trevor went with the shrimp and lobster risotto. The torchio had asparagus, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, chicken and a walnut-basil pesto that was to die for. It’s one of the best pasta dishes I’ve had in a very long time. Trevor’s risotto, according to him, “may be one of the best things [he’s] ever eaten.” He said it was perfectly cooked, savory and full of flavor.

Dessert is always one of our favorite parts of dinner. He went with the French bread pudding, while I got the bananas foster.

While both desserts were excellent, the bread pudding was the clear winner. It had the perfect soft texture, and the candied pecans and caramel provided a nutty, savory balance to the sweetness. Unfortunately, since it was Trevor’s choice, I only got a bite of it, but next time I visit Lindey’s I’ll be ordering it for myself!

The food, the atmosphere and the service at Lindey’s all combined to provide us a wonderful date night. Our bill was surprisingly reasonable for such an experience – more than we’re used to paying as two frugal people, but nothing that would break the bank.Β  Lindey’s is a perfect special occasion restaurant that has absolutely made our favorites list!

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