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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 - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Chillicothe, Ohio
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177 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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259 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank AtlanticTyger
Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Jennifer M
Kenton, Ohio
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We had a super meal, served by professional waiters, not rushed. One of the highlights of German Village and worth going to on its own right. Large bar, comfortable atmosphere and seating.

Thank gpfister2
Columbus, Ohio
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We have watched G Michaels evolve over the years. It has always been very good. My wife had the house salad with pecans and poached pears and Gorgonzola dressing.Very good. I tried the chopped salad with confit duck heart and pigs ears. Big mistake. The hearts and ears tough and very hard to chew. Can't win them all. Main course... More 

Thank doug M
Columbus, Ohio
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

G Micheals has a wonderful menu always prepared with a special florish! Romantic setting in central Columbus area (German Village). Still an easy location to celebrat a special family event. Reservations recommended.

Thank Realjforrest
New Albany, Ohio
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118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

First time visiting and we were delighted. Collin, our waiter, was attentive and knowledgable about the history of the restaurant, the chef, the sourcing of the beef, fish/seafood, and produce, and the items on the menu for the day. Menu changes every three months, based on the seasons. We began with shrimp and grits as our appetizer, which Collin informed... 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
Lunch, 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
Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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?