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G. Michael's Bistro & Bar

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Italian, American, German, Contemporary
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595 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5755 (Willow)
614-464-0575
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: G. Michael's Bistro & Bar. We are a restaurant committed to offering a...
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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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food and wine selection was superb

Had a great evening with family enjoying some beautifully cooked food and a great wine list. Sadly service was a little disappointing, the waiter was OTT and rushed us out at the end of the evening and the valet was not as professional as expected when returning the car.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Had a great evening with family enjoying some beautifully cooked food and a great wine list. Sadly service was a little disappointing, the waiter was OTT and rushed us out at the end of the evening and the valet was not as professional as expected when returning the car.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Food was impeccably served and devoured! The chef is sublime and has created dishes that are simply unlike anything you've had the opportunity to experience before. The Shrimp and Grits dish was absolutely perfect and I'd order it again and again!

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Carmel, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Three of us tried G.Michael's for the first time and were mostly very happy with our experience. Our server was very friendly and helpful, and she answered our few questions thoroughly. We each enjoyed our starters, and my fried green tomatoes were deliciously crispy with a wonderful sauce. Because I was considering the walleye, she came back shortly to let... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We visited during Restaurant Week, and what a treat this was! The food was really excellent - I had a mussels appetizer and rainbow trout dinner. The wine list is extensive, and had some unusual offerings. Dessert was fine, but not outstanding. Consider skipping it and getting another beverage or heading elsewhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I was over in Ohio for a couple of weeks with my girlfriend. During the stay it was her 25th Birthday. Before I travelled I pre-booked G Michael's because it was well reviewed and looked like a great place to eat. It so happened to be restaurant week in Columbus when we arrived. As a result our decision on what... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We took a group of 25 customers to G. Michaels, it might as well have been a dinner for two by how they handled the group! The service was outstanding; quick, efficient and personal. I’m sorry, but I cannot remember the waitress’s name, but she took everybody’s drink order without writing anything down, and remember it all! From appetizers, to... More 

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Chardon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Visited on a Sunday afternoon just after opening. Restaurant was quiet and nice. Started with a tasty Vichysoise with a plate of Morel mushrooms as a side attraction. Soup was excellent as were the Morels. Went on to entrée of seared yellow fin tuna, halibut and softshell crab. Everything was perfectly prepared and served. The softshell crab were coated in... More 

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Columbus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Really good foood, great service. Cozy, never a bad meal. A little pricey, but worth it. Valet parking makes it easy.

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Worthington, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Three of us had a mid-week dinner reservation and since the weather was pleasant opted to eat on the patio which lacks the ambiance and style of the interior dining spaces. Started our meals with the house salad and two cold soup selections - gazpacho and vichyssoise - which are not regular menu selections. Satisfying and tasty. Our entrees consisted... More 

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Columbus, Ohio, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Based on the fantastic reviews here and elsewhere, I was prepared for a gastronomic tour de force. I didn't get one. It was OK. Good. Not fantastic. Based on my comparatively disappointing visit, there are many other better choices in Columbus. Service was very good and the restaurant is attractive.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 595 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5755
    (Willow)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: 614-464-0575

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 to 34
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, German, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?