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G. Michael's Bistro & Bar

595 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5755
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Ranked #22 of 1,972 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $34
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Italian, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Willow
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.
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Columbus, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Not our first time to visit and based on the prior excellent fare, we expected same. Not so. Not so considerate waiter, who confused wine orders and dinner orders only to offer but not change the bill, plus spicy food despite requesting considerations for 'sensitive'eater. One good dinner. All in all not a great experience. It'll be a long time... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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101 reviews 101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Three of us had dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. As appetizers, we had scallops (outstanding) or a delicious house salad. Pork chop main course was perfectly done as was a slightly spicy walleye. Both were served with mashed redskin potatoes and green beans...mmm. Ice cream an a signature lemon tart with ginger snap crust were wonderful. Service is... More

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Westerville, Ohio
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I would say this is more for a special dining experience. The food is a little unusual but even picky me can always find something. The place, while small by some standards, is absolutely lovely and the service is impeccable. I hear they have an excellent happy hour although I have not tried that.

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Had a group of 14 to entertain in Columbus and we dined at G.Michael's. The restaurant is quaint and very well done. Food is creative with many locally grown ingrediants. Our guests ordered a variety from the menu which included the special Grouper dish along with many other specials. Everything was excellently done with creative ingredients and very tasty. The... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is a great restaurant. Parking is easy, the meals are great and the service is amazing. This is one of the best restaurants in Columbus. You will have a nice mix of people, but overall the establishment is great.

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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My wife, daughter and I were in the Columbus area dropping off the girl for her freshman year of college. The day before moving in also happened to be her 18th birthday, so we were looking for a place to celebrate pretty much everything. I found G. Michael's over the internet by reading, TRIPADVISOR, local reviews, other website ratings, and... More

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Columbus, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were celebrating a Birthday and had always been pleased with G Michael's in the past. Recall it has a bar-table area, a central room with windows that looks out on the small patio, and the room in the back close to the kitchen. The kitchen is an open area so guests in that room have to put up with... More

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Powell, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I have never reviewed G Michael's before. This is always one of our favorite Columbus places. Very few establishments showcase the quality or creativity found here. Service always first rate. Last night I had a Rabbit Burgoo with confit Duck Leg and it was delicious. Mary had Shrimp and Grits and she loved it. We also had a special of... More

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Mason, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Food was excellent! Pan seared pork tenderloin with grit cake..yum! Shrimp with grits and creamed spinach was amazing! Staff was friendly, including the valets. Definitely going back!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went there with clients recently. My first trip there and as a vegetarian I was impressed with their really interesting (and delicious) options! Grilled watermelon 👍 was great (though it wasn't on their regular menu) and the vegetarian plate was a slam dunk! All the food groups and really well presented and great service! Clients loved it too! Would love... More

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