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G. Michael's Bistro & Bar

595 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5755
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Ranked #12 of 1,944 restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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116 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Four for dinner each with different entree: walleye, duck, tuna, steak. Each entree was beautifully prepared with appropriate and delicious sauces and accompaniments. Portions were generous. Two shared a generous and tasty house salad. Shared desserts were lemon pie with ginger snap crust and bourbon pecan pie. Service was excellent...attentive but not overbearing.

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Consistently the best restaurant in the city. Never leave disappointed. The service is great and professional. Chef Tetzloff creates wonderful tasting dishes. Never wrong going there for a meal.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Dined here for the first time tonight with my wife, daughter, and her boyfriend. After reading the reviews I was really looking forward to a special dinner...but it just never happened. The rabbit spring roll starter and the carrot cake were the best things I tasted all night...but nothing you would be blown away by. The duck entree was very... More

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Cleveland, OH
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

As a chef, I am always looking for a new food adventure. While visiting our son in Columbus this weekend, we checked out the restaurant scene on tripadvisor and decided to try G. Michael's Bistro based on several positive reviews. I can unequivocally say that the reviews were not exaggerating! From the moment we walked in we were warmly greeted... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Finding a restaurant on New Year's eve with great atmosphere and fantastic service isn't easy to do unless you book your dinner at G Michael's. We arrived early and sat at the bar. Within 3 minutes we had our drink. Remember this is New Year's Eve. We had a wonderful meal (new zealand lamb chops for me, my girlfriend had... More

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Columbus, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

G. Michaels is the favorite for great dinning good wines and historic location. The menu is varied and many daily specials. Service is generally good and food arrived promptly and well plated. Always a god choice for a well presented and savory dinner

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Portland, Oregon
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151 reviews 151 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Our son made reservations for dinner for Christmas Eve because he had heard good reviews from friends. This restaurant has valet parking and is located in the German Village area. I loved the cozy feel here as there are several different dining areas. There is a nice bar with dining tables in that area and two other areas. We were... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I wanted to relay our latest experience with you. We went for Firstly, our drinks: ordered a coke (got milk), we had to point it out, next wife asked for a Sample, of the Riesling to see if was sweet enough. She mentioned that she is picky on sweet wine. The server brought a full glass. One sip later wife... More

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Dublin, Ohio
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Nice location in historic German Village section of Columbus. Seating is split into several areas creating a more intimate atmosphere. Our waiter was very professional and polished. Four of us dined there this month and each ordered a different entree. Everyone was very happy with their choice. All four of us would highly recommend your choosing this restaurant.

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Columbus, Ohio, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Have been here several times and always have a wonderful experience. Great service. Love the shrimp appetizer!

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