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G. Michael's Bistro & Bar

595 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5755
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Ranked #19 of 1,963 restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $34
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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88% Recommend
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English first
Walton, Indiana
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We were visiting our daughter in Columbus and she suggested we eat here. Fabulous. The PEI mussels were to die for and make sure to get plenty of house bread. You won't be disappointed. A meal by itself. I had the Sockeye salmon, my daughter the trout and wife had the scallops. Hard to describe besides don't miss this place... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Had a late night Sunday dinner, and even though we ended up being their past the time they closed, we were never rushed. Our waitress was very, very nice(Julianne I believe). She got us some great information, and even welcomed us into Columbus with a complimentary dessert. The pheasant soup was quite delicious, Salads are big portions, my niece got... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My husband & I went to dinner based on TripAdvisor reviews. We were able to be seated immediately in the bar area which was fine with us. The food & presentation were both done very well & our waiter was very friendly & on top of anything we needed. The food is very rich & so that is important to... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I ate here and we both absolutely loved our meals and the service. We shared the ahi tuna app (delicious!), my husband had the duck/steak dinner and I had the pheasant. I couldn't tell you what the best part was because it was just so amazing! A nice change if pace from some other popular German Village... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

One of the best meals I've had in the midwest. The menu is creative. I had the vegetable plate and my husband had the chicken. Both dishes were well seasoned and flavorful. I highly recommend.

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Findlay, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Touted as one of the best, I take umbrage with that conclusion. I think the offerings are more upscale for a very descerning palate. A bit over-priced.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I trusted the various reviews I found on TA and was very pleased with the service, selection, quality and presentation of our meals. I would certainly return.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Set in historic German town, G. Michael's offers a beautiful setting for a special dining experience. Small plates offered a variety of unique flavors to satisfy the most discriminating palette. My husband is a picky eater who devoured the spicy shrimp and grits. The mushroom risotto gives new means to comfort food. Great salad. Fine wine. We lucked out on... More

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Ashland, Kentucky
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I visited G. Michael's in Columbus, Ohio while celebrating our 31st wedding anniversary. Frankly, everything about Michael's is A-1, first rate. Since parking is very limited, they provide valet parking. It was fast on both ends! We were promptly seated without a reservation. The maitre'd was friendly, helpful, and servers were obviously well-trained. The choice of liquors... More

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Columbus, Ohio
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I visited here for the first time last night because someone had given me a gift card and we were looking for a restaurant near downtown before we went to a show at the Ohio Theatre. I went with 4 other people and none of us were disappointed. The place is not very big, but doesn't feel crowded. We sat... More

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