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G. Michael's Bistro & Bar

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$$$
American, Italian, Contemporary
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595 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5755 (Willow)
614-464-0575
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: G. Michael's Bistro & Bar. We are a restaurant committed to offering a...
G. Michael's Bistro & Bar. We are a restaurant committed to offering a unique dining experience — unlike any other in German Village and Columbus.At G. Michael's we are committed to focusing on local, seasonal food as much as possible. We endeavor to source as much of our pork, beef, produce and dairy from central Ohio growers and producers as possible. Feel free to ask your server which of our menu items feature these local ingredients.
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 103
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The Best in Town

G Michael's continues to amaze. Our dinners were superb and the best wait staff adds to the experience. If Chef prepares pork or duck you can't go wrong. The small plates are terrific. We go back over and over.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Stephen M
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

G Michael's continues to amaze. Our dinners were superb and the best wait staff adds to the experience. If Chef prepares pork or duck you can't go wrong. The small plates are terrific. We go back over and over.

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Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

G Michael's is one of the favorites restaurants in Columbus. It has a patio that you can enjoy during the summer. The food is good and the ingredients fresh. The main problem that i have found with this restaurant is the strong pipe's smell inside and the entrees are dense, so you end up really full!.

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Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were meeting friends that we hadn't seen in some time. We had reservations, but we remembered that the other party loved eating at the four-top in the bar by the front window. (I will not tell you what table number to ask for because, we don't want more competition.) We asked if we could be seated there and we... More 

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Delaware, Ohio
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We had a large group in the bar area for a holiday party. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful and the food was fabulous. Some of the gems were the sausage strudel, brussel sprouts (which I normally dislike), shrimp and grits, lasagna, and the filet. I highly recommend a happy hour visit. Appetizers are $7 and most drinks are... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

My husband and I took his parents to G. Michael's as an early Christmas present. We were blown away by the delicious food and overall ambiance. I was quite pleased that both TA and Opentable reviewers were so very correct in praising this establishment - another TA win! Service was on point, attentive but not intrusive, and our server, Daryl,... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We recently visited G. Michael's for my birthday dinner and really enjoyed our meal. We started off with the Butcher's Plate and the Calamari. Both were absolutely delicious and the portions were fairly generous. I had a bourbon ginger to drink which was very good, my friend had a Moscow Mule which she really enjoyed. We also had glasses of... More 

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Chicago, IL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

G. Michael's is my favorite restaurant. I live nearby and have never had a bad meal or bad service there over many visits. Their menu is creative and evolving, and they often do seasonal or theme menus. Wine list is pretty good, but not stellar if you are looking for a large selection of cellar-quality wines.

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Cleveland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This gem is in German Village. The food is terrific, small plates in the bar and great drinks at the bar. The restaurant is nice and the patio is charming. The staff is very attentive without being pesky. Love this place. It's a great place to eat and then walk around the area.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Maybe it was the lackluster menu, or the uninspired ambiance, but I was not that impressed. Service? A. The server, and all of the rest of the staff were excellent. Everything else? C/C+ What made our memorable was the company and the occasion. I guess I had higher expectations.

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Columbus, Ohio
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66 reviews 66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I’ve been here many times for Happy/Happy hour- it’s a must for $7 drinks and apps. This was my first trip for dinner with 14 of my friends. Apps- the Mussells were very tasty with a unique flavor. You have to try the Boudin-unique and quite good. The Calamari and Brussels Sprouts , do try them. All liked their entrees... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 595 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5755
    (Willow)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: 614-464-0575

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 34
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

G. Michael's Bistro & Bar. We are a restaurant committed to offering a unique dining experience — unlike any other in German Village and Columbus.At G. Michael's we are committed to focusing on local, seasonal food as much as possible. We endeavor to source as much of our pork, beef, produce and dairy from central Ohio growers and producers as possible. Feel free to ask your server which of our menu items feature these local ingredients.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?