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G. Michael's Bistro & Bar

4.9
2864 Reviews
$30 and under
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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2864 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.9
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCandiV
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent along with the service. We love coming here because the quality is always excellent

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MIKEP
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING WAS GREAT AS ALWAYS

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We invited a friend who is moving to Columbus from Los Angeles as a new Doctor. Our service was excellent as we had a party 6 and the food was amazing as always. What an enjoyable time. Happy Hour is great!

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vipFrancescaP
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tim and Carl are the best!! The culinary team is outstanding. Every dish tastes better then the one before it. This is the best restaurant ever!!! We love you all so much and can’t wait to see you again!!

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NicoleS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carl was our waiter and he was great. He made great recommendations, and even gave us spots to try in Columbus as well (we're new to the area). Everything we ordered had a ton of flavor and came out very quickly. Very calm but not uptight spot. We will be back :).

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vipGeorgeP
Columbus
61 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are SO sorry that Carrie is leaving. We have loved her excellent service and wish her only the best as she takes this next step in her life.

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vipSteveP
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service by Eric!

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musicman
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Columbus, both for an informal meal at the bar or a really special occasion. Menu is always inventive, with surprising variations on classic dishes (this week we had the Italian bread salad panzanelle, but made with cornbread and including black-eyed peas and bacon!).

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EricaW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for a birthday dinner. Food was fantastic and the service was excellent.

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vipBlakeC
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

good appetizers and services. entree was fine, nothing special. overall good experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience. Food is always on point, and refreshes the menu often. The star of the show is the staff though. Kind AF. Genuinely happy to see you again when you come often enough too. Favorite place in town these days.

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JacobE
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Phenomenal food and courteous staff, wish the ambiance was a little better but that’s honestly just nit picking. Fantastic experience and highly recommended.

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AndreaA
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A party of four. We each had a different meal. Everyone loved their food. We'll definitely go back regularly.

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kenm
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Tim was super nice and helpful

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vipDsusi
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday. We had Daryl Traylor-Atkins as our superb server. His recommendations for entrees were spot-on. The 4 of us loved our meals. The cocktails, followed by wine were all great. What a pleasure dining at this establishment. COVID protocol was followed.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops were amazing

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vipShawnS
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

G. Michael's is one of our favorites and does everything very well. Friday night was another great experience.

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ChristinaD
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic. Great cocktails and delicious food!

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BillM
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

G. Michaels was FANTASTIC!! We chose it for our anniversary dinner. This was one of our first dining experiences since the vaccines were rolled out.

Currently our best dinner of the year. Carl did a great job at our table.

We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner in the last year by far!!!!!

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MichaelD
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks very much

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ValerieE
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was everything literally. Exceptional service and food, great quality. A real gem, highly recommended.

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Kittylmgleaves719
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent she was accommodating and attentive to our table.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed when we visit this restaurant. A seasonal regular menu is sprinkled with daily specials. All delicious. Plus the service is awesome. Our server was attentive while remaining unassuming. We celebrated our anniversary, but you don't have to wait for a special occasion. Also Covid protocol is more than adequate.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Be forewarned, the wine isn't kept at cellar temperature. Our bottle was good but we needed to ask for an ice bucket to cool it down even to room temp. Waitress was very courteous and happy to accommodate, however

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MarianneD
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The walleye and duck breast were great. Desserts too.

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vipRobM
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to see Carl. Thanks to Jeff for having "our table" set. Exceptional food and service. Tuna and trout were delicious.

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SuzanneP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the duck and it was to die for. Also very delicious Manhattan cocktail.

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Holly
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was very good and excellent service! If you are going out for a date night I would definitely recommend!

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vipWilliamS
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t think you can eat better in Columbus.

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viptovied
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and meal were outstanding! The patio is absolutely charming. One of the best meals and experiences we’ve had in a long time. We look forward to our next visit.

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vipDanLW
Columbus
102 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great place to eat in German Village. Excellent service and food.

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CJRyavec
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Columbus, in my opinion. My wife and I went there recently for our anniversary. We were seated in the patio which was a great experience.

The staff is very friendly and go out of their way to take care of you.

The chef is a wizard, the menu changes seasonally, the drinks are amazing, and the general atmosphere is relaxing and quiet.

G Michael's is a great place for a date night or if you just want some incredible food.

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AMac
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience. It was my 1st time being there. The service was excellent.

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NancyK
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite Columbus restaurant. I always feel like they appreciate my business and treat me and my guests with great respect. The food is beautifully prepared and presented every time. Highly recommend.

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vipGeorgeP
Columbus
61 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the pork tenderloin special,

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Missy
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Excellent! Fabulous food and outstanding service. Delicious Manhattan

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vipRobM
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another exceptional meal. Wonderful staff from when we arrive to dessert. We love this place for the food and the friends.

FAQs

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 4.9 stars by 2864 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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