G. Michael's Bistro & Bar

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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
What 2532 People Are Saying
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Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both excellent.

B
Columbus
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Great food. Highly recommended. One of my favorites in Columbus

PB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Looked and found bistro atmosphere. Moderately priced food with high end sophistication. Outstanding wait staff. Seasonal offerings, we had summer menu.
Shrimp and grits signature appetizer was ethereal. Scallops perfection for main course and coffee creme brûlée devine. A must try if you will be dining in Columbus.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always try to make a point of getting into G.Michael's when I make it home to Columbus. It never disappoints. The fall prefix menu on Mondays is a treat. It is a great value and an opportunity to try something new and seasonal

M
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent meal!

M
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and spectacular food. Our waiter was attentive, friendly and professional, and the menu choices interesting and creative. I had fried green tomatoes, salad, and Trout- all were incredible, the sauces there are amazing.

TG
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and delicious food !!!

M
Columbus
101 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has been around for a long time, and we've never been disappointed over the years we've been going there. Menu is always interesting without being "over the top", well executed; service excellent; very complete wine list. We were able to sit in the patio, which made the dining experience even better

IN
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Very nice walleye special.

BH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and excellent service!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great, but we were seated in the bar (my preference), and it got loud

C
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner was excellent; I ordered trout and the execution was both tasty and interesting so it gave me the old delicious flavors with a bit of a surprise of new flavors. Service is always excellent. Parking is easy with valet. One of our most favorite spots.

F
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Columbus. Best deal during Dine Originals Week.

F
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

G. Michael's is my all time favorite choice for an outstanding dinner experience. I have never been disappointed until my recent meal. I trust the chef to offer excellent dishes, so when I saw Bar-B-Que Tofu on the menu, I was delighted. I am a recent convert to Tofu and truly enjoy the many ways it can be prepared. The dish was disappointing in that the Tofu was rather tasteless but the rest of the dish, vegetables and accompanying sauce, was delicious. Of course, I will not change my mind about G. Michael's as a dining choice, but I will avoid any future Tofu creations,

LF
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Cutesy place, but the service sucked and the food was worse. Our server was very sweet and chatty, but incredibly slow. We were seated and ignored for 15 minutes before we were even asked about drinks. The food was unbelievably bad. We ate it, but mainly because we hadn’t eaten all day in anticipation of our meal and were just really hungry. This was our first anniversary dinner, and while we definitely got a memorable experience (lol), we will never be back.

EZ
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our fave fancy date night. We like to go Monday’s for the fixed menu and try more of the food with their three course meal.

C
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meals and service at G. Michael’s are always outstanding.

RM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Truly an enjoyable evening. Sat out on their patio which was nice. Not very large so the noise was quite low. Unfortunately I can not remember the young lady's name that waited on us but she was excellent. The whole staff is very friendly. Being plant base, I was looking forward to trying their BBQ tofu. It did not disappoint. It was delicious. This was our second time at G. Michael's and it was a great experience again. Definitely will continue to go back.

t
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love G.Michael's! Outstanding, delicious food selections, always great service, and lovely atmosphere - right in the heart of German Village. A must visit if you're in the Columbus area.

T
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was exquisite as usual!

JG
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat on the patio, it was a beautiful evening and the patio was quiet and romantic! The food was amazing and the service wonderful! I highly recommend for a romantic date night!

EN
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good value... food and wine were good and not over priced.

KM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for happy hour for the first time. Food was delicious and a great price. Cocktails were yummy. We go to G Michaels every year for Valentine's Day and wanted to try out the happy hour for a birthday celebration. Our waitress was very attentive as well.

Although I did find a hair in my first plate. I don't think they adjusted the bill or anything, but did apologize and bring a new one.

Thanks for a great way to enjoy a great restaurant in a miniature and inexpensive way.

F
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday was terrific

OT
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service!

OT
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for the super service once again. Our family get together was very much enjoyed!

g
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always!

ES
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great job! Haven’t been back in years. Menu became too small years ago.

d
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

G. Michael's is one of our Go To places when in Columbus. We have been coming here for years after the OSU football games. Consistently AWESOME, always new specials and selections. Good wine list, knowledgeable and professional wait staff. Had a blast!

JM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I had the ribeye steak and my wife had the shrimp and grits. We will totally be back just for these dishes. They were amazing! Perfectly prepared and delicious. Thank you for making our 10 year anniversary celebration tasty! And they bought us a dessert!

KG
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome and Tim made everything perfect! We love this place!!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The bucatini with bolognese was outstanding. Service was impeccable. We had a great meal and look forward to going back soon.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice meal. A little pricey, but, knew that going in. She had scallops and I had salmon. Both were good.

LB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Started our dining experience in the bar for Happy hour with martinis and appetizers. The bar staff was super-friendly and helpful. The bar filled up quickly, obviously a popular spot! We went into the dining room and shared a wonderful ahi tuna meal and another appetizer. Service in the dining room was also great! Would definitely love to return and try more of their great meals!

DE
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and the ribeye was delicious and prepare excellently. Also, the sides of asparagus and mashed potatoes were also delicious. Were able to have a private conversation at table.

b
Columbus
34 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our top three favorite restaurants in Columbus

G
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third time here, wonderful food and atmosphere!
Unique and delicious. Relaxing, intimate atmosphere. Valet parking for $5 is excellent!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic service, food and overall evening!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great atmosphere!

DB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely. Food and service was fantastic! Loved it!

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