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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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Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

Thank elfinforesttony
Kenton, Ohio
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank ST23
Columbus, Ohio
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126 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family was in town for my birthday, and I chose G Michael's for dinner. What a wonderful selection. We were able to sit on the patio and enjoy the nice Saturday night. Tim was our server, and he was spot on! We started with the house salad, duck liver pate, and grilled asparagus appetizers, and all were well enjoyed.... More 

Thank SPG-BA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has been a favorite for years! Although the menu periodically changes, everything is always outstanding and imaginative. Scallops are the best in Columbus. Not to be missed is happy hour, great variety at outstanding prices. Favorite waiter is Tim Tobias.

Thank Marianna W
Columbus, Ohio
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here 3-4 times in the last two years. The service is always excellent. Very professional staff! The food is good. I especially enjoyed the pear, Chardonnay and Gouda soup. Wow! It's super rich but delicious. I also have had great luck with the cocktail menu. Lots of yummy options on there. Try the Liberace if you like... More 

Thank ThisandThatGirl
Columbus, Ohio
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been wanting to eat at G. Michaels for the longest time and I finally made reservations for our 7th year wedding anniversary. When we arrived, we were seated at a table inside which was in a room with glass windows and white table cloths. It was a bit formal for my taste but nonetheless nice. I was still fighting... 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, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?