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G. Michael's Bistro & Bar

595 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5755
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Ranked #29 of 1,987 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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English first
Columbus, Ohio
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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64 reviews 64 reviews
55 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

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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106 reviews 106 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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