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G. Michael's Bistro & Bar

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American, Contemporary
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595 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5755 (Willow)
+1 614-464-0575
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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New York City, New York
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

G Michael's Bistro provided the perfect backdrop for the family Christmas dinner. The environment was festive, the food was very good & the service was excellent. Definitely a nice addition to the neighborhood.

Thank DosDragones
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is tucked into the beautiful German Village neighborhood. Small restaurant with great customer service. Must try while visiting is the bacon tomato soup and the Buttermilk Fried chicken!!! Be careful on ordering extras because the friend who was with us ordered an extra biscuit and it cost him $5 for 1!

Thank Jovimom09
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Charming place in German Village. Brick decor. Perfect for dates & couples. Very flavorful menu. Bacon Tomato Soup & Gerber Fried Chicken highly recommended. Would have been 5 star if not for a tad pricey for Columbus.

Thank MikeMatosky
New Albany, Ohio
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64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

This is just my favorite dining experience in Columbus. After moving to Charleston in August, I returned to hear my wife sing her last Holiday Pops. We had dinner between the performances with dear friends. I can better appreciate the southern influence in David's culinary skill. For starters, we had a dozen oysters - could truly taste and utterly enjoy... More 

Thank JAMansfield
Lancaster, Ohio
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265 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Celebrating a special occasion last evening we tried this venue located in a charming part of the City. Upon entering we saw the quaint bar area and told the Host at the Stand we would like to get a drink before our dinner reservation. I am a top reviewer and in all the places all over the world I have... More 

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Louisville, KY
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123 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to meet friends and enjoy cocktails and a lovely meal. Service was outstanding! Most of our food choices were also outstanding, particularly the calamari and the Brussels sprouts appetizers. Both were incredibly flavorful and generous enough for sharing. The roasted cauliflower salad was also delicious. For the entrees, the braised lamb neck served over potatoes... More 

Thank G_Louisville
Pickerington, Ohio
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Four of us enjoyed dinner here on a Monday night. We each had a small plate at happy hour along with wine and each couple shared a fixed price dinner. We enjoyed the gumbo and shrimp and grits small plates. The pork chop and trout dinners were good and the Cream brûlée for dessert was excellent. The waitress was very... More 

Thank BuckeyeCruiser52
Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

After wandering through the book store a block away in German Village, we were feeling a little peckish and decided to try G Michael's. The Shrimp & Grits with Andouille were awesome! We shared the fried chicken plate, which had cheese biscuits and green beans cooked right - everything was fresh and nicely presented! The chicken was moist and tender,... More 

Thank Kari Y
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

My wife and I drove 40 min's to try GMichaels in German Village, an area we enjoy. We are reasonable people and dont write reviews although we were disappointed with this choice. Good bar area, excell wine list and surrounds but having lived in the south for 30 years ie. Charleston, SC and the shrimp and grits looked like a... More 

Thank robert l H
Columbus, Ohio
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26 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Everyone raves about this restaurant, but we don't. The menu is quite limiting. There are a lot of pork dishes on the menu. Not great if you don't eat pork. Chicken could not be grilled as it already had a buttermilk coating. Shrimp was on menu but could not be made in another form. We wanted to go 2 weeks... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$17 - $34
American, Contemporary
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, 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: +1 614-464-0575
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?