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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: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
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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  • 134
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  • 41
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 5
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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
Another one of Columbus' All Time Greats

Eaten at G. Michael's many, many times. The staff makes the experience fun and relaxing. It's a great place to eat in the warmer months to sit outside on the patio but just as good hanging out at the bar during the cold winters. Can't say enough good things about the food, atmosphere and staff!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bob J
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Eaten at G. Michael's many, many times. The staff makes the experience fun and relaxing. It's a great place to eat in the warmer months to sit outside on the patio but just as good hanging out at the bar during the cold winters. Can't say enough good things about the food, atmosphere and staff!!

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Thank Bob J
Columbus, Ohio
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great service, fun atmosphere, white tablecloths, wonderful food, great prices, drinks are not watered down. What more could you want? I will be going back ASAP.

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Thank Elizabeth H
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122 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went last week and loved the restaurant week options . Our party enjoyed the lamb crepinette, endive salad with blue cheese and cherries and the bread pudding . The other couple had oysters, chess pie with Kaluha and the fish .. All were excellent and I hope to see some of these on future menus . One cannot beat the... More 

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Thank Frexinet
Columbus, Ohio
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to dinner on a Monday night during Restaurant Week. From the special menu we ordered: deep fried oysters (fantastic) and endive salad (bitter beyond belief). Entrees were pork chops (dried out and needing a serrated knife), ground up lamb in a casing and trout. Out of all the meals, I would say that the trout was the best. Why... More 

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Thank Karen P
New Albany, Ohio
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Are you kidding me!? The drink specials and the small plate prices are outstanding. But that's not the best part. Imagine entree-quality appetizers from one of the best restaurants in German Village...ok...Ohio..! My wife and I with friends had a fantastic time. Superb service. You've got to try this! We will be back - often! In fact, I'm at the... More 

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Thank JAMansfield
Columbus
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner tonight was super! All four of us were delighted, and our entrees ran the gamut - flounder, king crab, bucatini bolognese, and short ribs (these were beyond delicious). Our appetizers were wonderful, too - elk meatballs (crazy good), shrimp and grits, Brussels sprouts, and mussels. The mussels were some of the best we've ever had, and we've had a... More 

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Thank jloug
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We wanted a nice place for dinner while traveling through Columbus. This was excellent! Calamari was lightly coated with a cornmeal flour and tender. Mushroom and wild rice soup was tasty and comforting. House salad with toasted pecans, dried cherries and vinaigrette was refreshing. Duck breast was perfect. Our server, Tim, brought a steak knife for my braised short ribs... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner with another couple on December 17th. I had the short rid with mashed potatoes and sauted veggies. The meat was so tender, didn't need a knife. The other 3 people had Cobie fish and or Mahi Mahi. Meals and service were outstanding. We finished with Apple Crisp and Carrot cake. Both splendid. This is... More 

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1 Thank Ron P
New Albany, Ohio
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Located in German Village upscale food at neighborhood prices. My daughter and her husband treated us for our anniversary. We shared four different appetizers and had plenty of food. The service and the atmosphere were first class

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Thank William L
New Albany, Ohio
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Always a great meal! Seasonal menus are spot on. Calamari good all year round. Something for everyone on drink menu and wine list. Service is impeccable. Enjoy the patio in the warmer months. Valet available.

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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: Italian, American, German, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings

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?