G. Michael's Bistro & Bar

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2733 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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vipanonymous
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first dining venture since the pandemic and it was so worth it! We specifically asked for patio seating and they accommodated us. Unfortunately it was cold and windy and there were no outside heaters. Still the waiter was attentive and the food from the restaurant week menu delicious. We had a great evening despite the cold.

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Mary
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely and delicious dinner during restaurant week. The restaurant and staff made the experience a slice of "normal" during covid, which we appreciated.

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TerryCMH
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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DavidP
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual we had a wonderful dining experience at G. Michael's. My wife is vegan and has a very particular taste palette (LOL). The chef prepared a delicious vegan vegetable plate!

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vipFoodlover777
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely adore G. Micheal’s patio. It is to romantic and intimate. The perfect date spot or a beautiful area to hang with your friends. The food is outstanding as well!

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vipJulrpu
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience4

I made reservations a week in advance to celebrate my dear
friend’s 60th bday. The day of our reservations I called and spoke to a young man who suggested we arrive at 5:00 (prior to our reservation) to ensure a table outside. My husband and I arrived at 5:00 and were told by the extremely pompous and arrogant gentlemen at the desk to step outside and wait ( in the parking lot) until our friends arrived.
There were 4 open tables on the patio!!!!

I told the arrogant gentlemen we would to have a cocktail and sit down until our friends arrive.... and he said no that’s our policy.
And once again he sent us outside to the parking lot.

We are trying ro support small business during these difficult times. Not to mention we spent a lot of money that evening.
Because of him, we will NEVER. Return and will deter others as well. Too bad. They have good food and severs and even the young man working valet was awesome! First
Impressions are huge! His pompous attitude is not attractive, especially during these difficult times. We will find a new dining room

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ThomasF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food (2 Walleye and 1 Shrimp and grits). All were excellent. Our server, Bob, discussed wine selections and provided a great recommendation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I’ve had in Columbus and amazing service

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AndrewW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent as it always is. Most consistent dining experience in Columbus.

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vipfoodforthought
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time back in a restaurant since the pandemic began. They are doing everything right here. I think anyone would feel comfortable. The food was outstanding, better than 5 stars, we had the octopus and trout. We will continue to support G. Michael's during this most difficult time for restaurants and would encourage everyone else to as well.

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vipMartinaR
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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MitchS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we have been dining at G Michael's for over 20 years and have NEVER had a bad experience. The food and service are always outstanding and there are always familiar faces in the restaurant and the kitchen and staff. This is our go to place for a fine dining experience.

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JasonT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding top to bottom start to finish. My wife and I were here for our anniversary, and having never been there or having any knowledge of G Michaels it was a fantastic experience. We sat at a window table overlooking the patio so the atmosphere was conducive to a relaxing evening. Food was amazing to say the least. And for the high level of restaurant it is, the pricing is super reasonable. Our server was on point and very helpful with great knowledge of the dishes and recommendations. Valet service great as well.

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greyj
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! Still our favorite in Columbus.

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vipsmth
Columbus
44 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the octopus! Many places don't know how to cook tentacles properly. The shrimp and grits appetizer was perfect also.

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StevenT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

G Michael's is the best restaurant in Columbus. I have never had a meal there that wasn't excellent.

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tims
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Carrie, did a great job!! Great atmosphere... yummy food!! Even valet parking was exceptional!!

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SueH
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! The food was incredible, service was top notch and atmosphere great! A hidden gem in Columbus, definitely one of our TOP restaurants in Columbus and has been for a very long time!

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SamB
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting was very nice and the food was excellent. The service was actually the best part and our waiter was fantastic. It didn't take long for each course of our meal and it tasted fantastic. Well worth the evening. And it was our anniversary

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viplandislinda5317
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

G. Michael's is always a winner. The food was prepared to perfection. Tim is an excellent server, attentive,, and always provides just the right amount of appropriate conversion. A great way to celebrate rate my birthday

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vipGeorgeP
Columbus
45 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Swordfish special and soup of the day were both excellent. Great service from Carrie.

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Janis
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another wonderful evening at G. Michael's! People are friendly and welcoming, the service is excellent, and the food is always delicious and beautifully presented.

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Lisha
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service and beautiful environment. Food was exceptional

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vipDanLW
Columbus
86 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice place to eat. Excellent food and service. Definitely will go back.

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vipJosephL
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drove into town for dinner found this place, aesthetically was great, as well food was and the service was great; definitely will be back again.

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vipDuaneG
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here is always amazing. I have a few allergy issues that make dining out challenging but these guys go out of their way to accommodate and keep it delicious. It’s one of our favorites for sure.

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vipStephenL
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always nice to come here on special occasions. Consistently good.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, food, atmosphere

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood and steak menu, good wine list, good drinks

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ThomasK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently one of the best restaurants I've ever been to. Highly recommended

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LinnieP
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience! Carl was our server, and he was fantastic! Knowledgeable, friendly and attentive.

The food was outstanding. I had the pork chop entree, which was juicy and seasoned uniquely and deliciously. My wife had the scallops, and she remarked that they were the best she had ever eaten. We will definitely return...soon!

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Gelitas
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as usual! G. Michael’s is our favorite special occasion restaurant in Columbus because the food, drinks, service, and ambiance is always exceptional. My husband and I can always find something to love on the menu and Wales think we should visit more often...even just for appetizers and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
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 on August 1, 2020
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!!!

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 4.8 stars by 2733 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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