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G. Michael's Bistro & Bar

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Italian, American, German, 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
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, a bit pricey

Really good foood, great service. Cozy, never a bad meal. A little pricey, but worth it. Valet parking makes it easy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
CherylV913
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Columbus
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Columbus
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Really good foood, great service. Cozy, never a bad meal. A little pricey, but worth it. Valet parking makes it easy.

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Worthington, Ohio
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124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Three of us had a mid-week dinner reservation and since the weather was pleasant opted to eat on the patio which lacks the ambiance and style of the interior dining spaces. Started our meals with the house salad and two cold soup selections - gazpacho and vichyssoise - which are not regular menu selections. Satisfying and tasty. Our entrees consisted... More 

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Columbus, Ohio, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Based on the fantastic reviews here and elsewhere, I was prepared for a gastronomic tour de force. I didn't get one. It was OK. Good. Not fantastic. Based on my comparatively disappointing visit, there are many other better choices in Columbus. Service was very good and the restaurant is attractive.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We were snooping around Columbus looking for somewhere interesting to stop for to share a light lunch and a bottle of wine and sit at a nice bar. We chose this place with no prior knowledge or information. The bartender was super helpful with the menu and the wine pairing. We had shrimp and grits and enjoyed it tremendously. I... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Amazing food for happy hour prices. From 4:00 to 7:00 during the week they offer small plates for around 6$ each. Shrimp and grits, duck sausage, mussels, calamari, duck pot pie, I could go on. The menu changes, but the shrimp and grits are always available, and for me they are a meal. The bread is served with herbed butter,... More 

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Michigan
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

First time here, as we wanted to expand our German Village options. Sat outside on a lovely night, very cute outdoor area. Nice waiter, apologetic when he messed up an order. Starter and salad both tasty and satisfying . Entrée also very good but not as much so. I ordered the filet, and it was enjoyable but not amazing. A... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Went here for a business dinner with colleagues. Great service from staff who was attentive, friendly and well-timed. Meal was very good, although halibut was perhaps a touch overdone, only very slightly. Very recommendable

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Started the evening with a delectable pomegranate martini, perfectly fried calamari and yummy octopus salad. Service was faultless, ambiance enjoyable. Our main courses consisted of filet, pheasant and elk. WOW, PERFECTION for each dish, as well as the sides. Can't wait to come back here when we visit our daughter again.

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Gahanna, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

All of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The service is always excellent and the food choices wonderful! Drinks perfect and ambiance the best. A couple people had the lasagna, husband had the Berber chicken, I had the ahi tuna and a friend had the pheasant. For appetizers we had frogs legs, salads and other seafood. I love the vibe, we... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Service was on point, attentive but not intrusive, and our server, Mike, was very helpful in his recommendations. The setting was lovely our table was in the dining room looking into the courtyard. I was pleased with the table great lighting and very open. Every dish we tasted was delicious! The table had the smelt and did not stop raving... More 

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Additional Information about G. Michael's Bistro & Bar

Address: 595 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5755
Phone Number: 614-464-0575
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
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
Average Prices: USD $17 to $34
Cuisine: Italian, American, German, Contemporary

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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 to $34
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, German, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?