G. Michael's Bistro & Bar

4.8
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2701 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
: G. Michael's Bistro & Bar is a restaurant committed to a dining experience singular to historic German Village & Columbus.

Our goal is to provide our guests with consistently superior food, drink, & service. Guests will be served by friendly, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic people committed to ensure that each & every visit to our restaurant is exceptional. We strive to make each guest feel as if they are our singular concern.
This too, is the goal of our kitchen staff - to prepare every dish as if it were the chef's only concern.
Our menu is a pleasing combination of contemporary American cuisine & many low country influences. The daily fish specials are always highly appreciated & sell out regularly.
The wine list consists 25 offerings by the glass & a nice variety of perennial favorites & well respected small producers.

We look forward to seeing you.

Jeff Benson, Owner/Operator

Support G. Michael's Bistro & Bar during COVID-19

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great ambience and great service. Small menu with small portions, even for an upscale restaurant. Would go again.

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CharlesR
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

As usual, a great dining experience at G. Michael's. The food was delicious and we all liked the options on the menu. Our server was relatively new and still learning the ropes. She was very pleasant and accommodating, but was a little shaky on the menu items. We are so used to the professional wait staff at G. Michael's that you notice when someone isn't at the same level. The only other issue and it has less to do with G. Michael's and more to do with the enervation caused by the Covid-19 situation. By the way, it is worth your time to allow Robert, the valet to park your car. That "dude" is always upbeat, friendly, and still remembers to open the door for your passenger first!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such good food. The seasonal menu is fantastic. The meals are always delicious ace creative. I especially enjoy all of the fresh vegetables on the plates. The servers are professional abs friendly. By far this is my favorite German Village fine dining establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was Amazing !!!!! Every one of us cleared our plate !

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I miss the buzz of a non-covid experience. But it’s not something they can help. G Michaels rules.

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CynthiaT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday with all of our grown children. It was a very special evening and G Michaels was the perfect place to celebrate. Outstanding and unique food, service, and atmosphere!

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vipJeffrey
Columbus
31 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was creative and very satisfying, Stalll and guests observed social distancing and masking protocols,

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ginak
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at G Michaels. We will definitely be back? Best shrimp and grits ever!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe and lovely dining experience. New (summer) menu was phenomenal! I highly recommend.

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SarahM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our appetizers were wonderful (crab cake and Lobster bisque). Dessert was delicious! Main entree was just ok. Due to covid, the environment lacked energy.

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vipMaxE
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

G Michael’s is always a consistently well done meal and experience. Food was great, service was great and they were following strict safety protocols. Recommended.

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ZakM
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I would have liked it more had they not put us in the backroom. There was no ambiance or character at all in that small room. Just blank walls, tables and chairs, and one glass door out to the patio that you couldn't really look out of. Oh and a curtain to separate you from the kitchen. The other two rooms (the one in the front with the bar and the middle room) looked much nicer to be in and the patio looked nice as well. I don't know why they put us back there (or why they would put anyone back there) because I made reservations a week in advance and the place was fairly empty and quiet when we arrived. I regret not asking to be seated somewhere else or just leaving and going to some other restaurant. I didn't say something because I did want to come off as rude or snobby, but I should have because you shouldn't expect your customers to be content in a boring room like that, especially when you walk them through two much nicer rooms. To me, much of the point of dining out is to be in a nice place, enjoying the pleasant atmosphere and the restaurants character, especially when your paying a lot for the food and drinks. If you planned on spending $100 for dinner for 2 people, you'd want to be enjoying your meal in some place nice, not in a lifeless room. Maybe things were unusual for them because of the pandemic, but they could have put some effort into decorating the room beside the one obscure painting. And still you shouldn't accommodate people in a substandard manner just because your facing some challenges. I expected to enjoy a nice meal in a lovely place but was very disappointed and we went somewhere else for drinks afterwards just to redeem the night. If I ever do go back there I will definitely not settle for being placed in that back room. There shouldn't be one bad table in an upscale restaurant and I don't get how an owner would think that's acceptable or at least not feel embarrassed.

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RobertD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food and service. I will definitely return.

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TerryCMH
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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MichaelG
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful meal an G. Michael's. Their Prix-Fixe menu on Monday is the best deal in town (although it did increase in price by $5, which is not noted on their website).

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Dave
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant and would recommend to all.

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vipKennethM
Columbus
58 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

G Michael's has been one of our long-time faves in Columbus, though we hadn't been there in a while. It lived up to our prior experiences.... just outstanding service (attentive, knowledgeable servers) and food quality. Octopus, scallops and pasta dishes were all superb.
Support this local gem and you'll be glad you went!

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SarahT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even better service. The restaurants was clean and had appropriate social distancing and precautions.

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PedroG
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful dinner experience. Good service, great food and nice outdoor dining ambiance.

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vipGeorgeP
Columbus
43 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The swordfish literally melted in my mouth and the lobster-avocado salad garnish set it off perfectly.

Great service from Shelley.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tim was profession and knowledgeable. Food was out of this world. Swordfish and Pork were cooked perfectly. Experience was amazing.

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Polly
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

G. Michael's Bistro is a gem! My husband and I completely enjoyed our experience. The Swordfish was light and flavorful but the Pork Tenderloin was by far the best Pork I have ever tasted. My husband is a steak and potatoes man but he went outside his comfort zone and ordered the Pork. He was blown away by how deliciously tender and juicy it was. Amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!

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TimG
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff, the owner was so kind and welcoming. The food was amazing. Tim, our waiter, was attentive and funny, and made our evening very enjoyable.

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Cameron
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, wait staff was great, and the ambience in the back room was perfect for a date night

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Lovefood56
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tim is a great server- just a few items just a tad off/ but very good!

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vipSuzanneM
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice meal, as always. We were fortunate to be able to sit on the patio which is so charming. This is one of our favorite restaurants.

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OnaL
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! Excellent food, fab service. Great menu. Loved the lobster bisque, halibut, lemon martini and the lemon gingersnap tart.

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Winter
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Not only was it wonderful to be back at G Michaels, but our visit exceeded our expectations! The service was wonderful, the menu was great, and it just felt terrific to be back in the real world with other people at such a fine restaurant.

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CharB
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Felt very comfortable with their Covid precautions and was really glad we supported them as they have a greatly reduced number of tables and we want them to weather this storm!

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ShedH
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine at G Michael’s frequently. Chef Tetzloff does seafood better than anyone! I have had walleye the last two times we have eaten there. EXCELLENT!!

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ClaudiaC
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food! It was our first time out for dinner since the Covid-19 quarantining and it was super!
Our server was great, and the food was excellent.

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vipWindie
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve never had a bad experience at G. Michael’s. The seasonal menu always has interesting flavor combinations, the service is friendly and efficient, and they have great drinks. What’s not to like?

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LoveColumbusFood
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio and had extraordinary food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
81 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to eat. Food and service were both excellent. Tim is a wonderful waiter. Highly recommended.

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CIara
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food was not worth the price ; overcooked steak and cold mashed potatoes

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SeriousFoodie
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always top notch as well as the service. I was also impressed with their Covid precautions. Gloves, masks, in depth sanitizing. They are doing all the things they are supposed to. Inspires confidence that they are not only looking out for their patrons, but are looking out for the employees as well. Great job!

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RickG
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dining at G Michael's. I was hosting some executives from our Cleveland office. Everything was outstanding. Both of them said they next visit to Columbus, be sure to book G Michael's.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great per usual! Never had a bad meal there! Recommend the banana pudding!

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JaneC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic anniversary dinner with great food and service.

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G. Michael's Bistro & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 464-0575.

G. Michael's Bistro & Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 2701 OpenTable diners.

G. Michael's Bistro & Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://gmichaelsbistroandbar.com.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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