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G. Michael's Bistro & Bar

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American, Italian, Contemporary
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595 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5755 (Willow)
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
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Orrville, Ohio
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148 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met our daughter here for dinner in the German Village area of Columbus and had an excellent dinner! The duo of pork was sublime and the filet of beef with potato croquette was excellent. My husband did the 3 course menu featured and he really enjoyed the grilled endive salad with Marcano almonds and pork chop. Our waitress had... More 

Thank linda r
Dublin, Ohio
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250 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is in a late 1800's building that originally was probably a home converted like a lot of German Village establishments. The menu is seasonal and the chef does use local farmed foods when available. Of course there are always specials of the day and I tried the Walleye fish which was really good. Two in our party tried... More 

Thank John L
Aurora, Ohio
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The title of this review were the first words my wife uttered as we left. The entire experience rom the car park to the check was one that put this restaurant on the "keep" list. The portions are just right for people who aren't "growing" any more, and my special scallops entree was wonderful in the least. The house wine... More 

Thank Chandler E
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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Friends local to Columbus brought us. Really impressed with their menu - Chilean sea bass, quail, frog legs to traditional fare like lasagna .... the sea bass, Atlantic salmon and lasagnia were winners. It was so-so with the quail as I found it a bit on the greasy side. The presentation were nice. I like their Tuscany red wine offering... More 

Thank C H
Chillicothe, Ohio
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178 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

We ate at G. Michael's Bistro & Bar on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Although we had been there on a number of occasions over the years, it had been some time since we had been there. I had one of the two evening specials (duck leg and scallops over mushroom risotto). It was superb! The menu offers a number of... More 

Thank Toofaraway
Westerville, Ohio
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85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoy the creative meals and fresh ingredients here. Loved the fried green tomatoes, and the halibut. It was perfectly fresh and the preparation was just perfect. We enjoyed the nice meal, great food, nice service and pleasant atmosphere. My husband was pleased with the luxardo cherries! I didn't care for the crime brûlée- ilanit too eggy for me. And... More 

Thank Stephanie D
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

This was our fourth visit to G Michael's in about a two-year span. I have always found the atmosphere pleasant but have had mixed feelings about the menu selections and still feel that the wine list is overpriced. I did like the menu selection a lot better this time. This visit was an anniversary celebration for my wife and I... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

G. Michaels is one of our absolute favorite restaurants in Columbus! The service is as good as you get on a Disney cruise which if you have been on one you know is saying something! The chef never disappoints. The menu is always well thought out and executed without flaw. It was restaurant week so I started with fried green... More 

Thank amdtravelgirl
San Diego, California
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107 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

I have been to lots of really great restaurants worldwide and would put G. Michael's among the top ten. The chef's fusion of varied cuisines is innovative and delicious. The Shrimp and Grits was so flavorful with shrimp, andouille sausage and grits and wonderful sausage. My Salmon was delicious blending salmon with rice and okra and other flavors. The swordfish... More 

1 Thank elfinforesttony
Madrid, Spain
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

I find it very unfortunate that I have to write this review. I have read the reviews and was given a personal recommendation to try this restaurant (our first Columbus dining experience). We have now been on the road for three weeks traveling and dinning at some great local restaurants throughout the Midwest and Northeast (family of foodies, and I,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $34
American, Italian, Contemporary
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 595 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5755
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: 614-464-0575
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?