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G. Michael's Bistro & Bar

595 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5755
614-464-0575
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Ranked #21 of 2,005 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $34
Hours:
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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English first
Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were meeting friends that we hadn't seen in some time. We had reservations, but we remembered that the other party loved eating at the four-top in the bar by the front window. (I will not tell you what table number to ask for because, we don't want more competition.) We asked if we could be seated there and we... More 

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Delaware, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We had a large group in the bar area for a holiday party. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful and the food was fabulous. Some of the gems were the sausage strudel, brussel sprouts (which I normally dislike), shrimp and grits, lasagna, and the filet. I highly recommend a happy hour visit. Appetizers are $7 and most drinks are... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

My husband and I took his parents to G. Michael's as an early Christmas present. We were blown away by the delicious food and overall ambiance. I was quite pleased that both TA and Opentable reviewers were so very correct in praising this establishment - another TA win! Service was on point, attentive but not intrusive, and our server, Daryl,... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We recently visited G. Michael's for my birthday dinner and really enjoyed our meal. We started off with the Butcher's Plate and the Calamari. Both were absolutely delicious and the portions were fairly generous. I had a bourbon ginger to drink which was very good, my friend had a Moscow Mule which she really enjoyed. We also had glasses of... More 

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Chicago, IL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

G. Michael's is my favorite restaurant. I live nearby and have never had a bad meal or bad service there over many visits. Their menu is creative and evolving, and they often do seasonal or theme menus. Wine list is pretty good, but not stellar if you are looking for a large selection of cellar-quality wines.

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Cleveland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This gem is in German Village. The food is terrific, small plates in the bar and great drinks at the bar. The restaurant is nice and the patio is charming. The staff is very attentive without being pesky. Love this place. It's a great place to eat and then walk around the area.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Maybe it was the lackluster menu, or the uninspired ambiance, but I was not that impressed. Service? A. The server, and all of the rest of the staff were excellent. Everything else? C/C+ What made our memorable was the company and the occasion. I guess I had higher expectations.

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Columbus, Ohio
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65 reviews 65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I’ve been here many times for Happy/Happy hour- it’s a must for $7 drinks and apps. This was my first trip for dinner with 14 of my friends. Apps- the Mussells were very tasty with a unique flavor. You have to try the Boudin-unique and quite good. The Calamari and Brussels Sprouts , do try them. All liked their entrees... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We were in Columbus for the Fleetwood Mac tour, and wanted to have a great dinner before the show. We found this place after reading online reviews with both yelp and trip advisor. It did not disappoint. The atmosphere is intimate and cozy, which was perfect on the cool fall night that we were there. The food was expertly prepared... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants in Columbus. The food is consistently good, interesting, and innovative.

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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 - 34
Cuisine: American, Italian, Contemporary

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