Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.01mi
  2. Distance: 0.05mi
  3. Distance: 0.25mi
  4. Distance: 0.32mi
  1. Distance: 0.01mi
  2. Distance: 0.05mi
  3. Distance: 0.25mi
  4. Distance: 0.32mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.01mi
  2. Distance: 0.05mi
  3. Distance: 0.25mi
  4. Distance: 0.32mi
  1. Distance: 0.01mi
  2. Distance: 0.05mi
  3. Distance: 0.25mi
  4. Distance: 0.32mi

About G. Michael's Bistro & Bar

: 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

595 South Third Street
Columbus, OH 43215
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Low Country

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Willow

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(614) 464-0575

Website:
http://gmichaelsbistro.com/

Parking Details:
German Village has strict parking regulations & we like to respect the needs of our neighbors; therefore, we recommend valet parking.

Executive Chef:
David Tetzloff

Private Party Facilities:
G. Michael's Bistro offers a wonderful room for your next business meeting & dinner, birthday party or family gathering of up to 45 guests. We tailor each event specifically to your needs so please call with any questions that you may have.

Private Party Contact:
Jeff Benson: (614) 464-0575

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details


G. Michael's Bistro & Bar Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (53)
Special Occasion (49)
Romantic (43)
See All
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Good for a Date (39)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Pre/post Theatre (30)
Worth the Drive (28)
Happy Hour (21)
Cozy (20)
Business Meals (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Comfort Food (17)
Seasonal (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Fun (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Authentic (12)
Casual (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Healthy (8)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Organic (5)
Tapas (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vegan (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great Beer (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Spicy (1)
Sort by
S
2037 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
·Dined 4 days ago

With reservations, we had a nice, quiet table at the back of the main room. Atmosphere for us was quite nice, however the lights by the windows were quite bright, and I imagine sitting there would have been much less pleasant. We had great cocktails and a nice bottle of wine. Prices were as expected and food was delicious. We’ll definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely the best restaurant in Columbus, from food to service to atmosphere. Large portions, inventive dishes and accommodating staff. Everytime we get to come it's a treat and worth every penny!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding, attentive, informative service. Equally outstanding food. Great creativity and variety. Wonderful experience!

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

As always the food and service exceeded our expectations. We were fortunate that we ordered all the specials from appetizers through entrees to dessert. Actually, our dessert was a second order of our appetizer, which was Oysters Rockefeller. We enjoyed it so much that we decided we wanted it for our dessert.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Birmingham)·Dined 5 days ago

We ordered 4 different things and they all tasted out of this world. Steak, chops, shrimp and grits, and lasagna. There was no bad option.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined 5 days ago

This was a great choice before my boyfriend and I saw a musical at the Ohio Theater. The food was delicious. We ordered the muscles to start off with which were spicy and cooked in a tomato garlic sauce. You get a good amount of muscles for two or three people and the sauce was perfect for dipping bread in afterwards.

For our entrees, we ordered the duck and the rabbit. The duck was cooked perfectly and the sauce was sweet without being overwhelming. The rabbit was like a hardy/meaty stew. It was not my plate, but from what I could taste it was just as good. Would highly recommend both options.

To finish we had the Double Chocolate Pots du Creme (this is rich but delicious) and the lemon gingersnap tart. I'm not much of a lemon dessert person but this tart was wonderfully light. The passion fruit sauce on it is addicting. All in all it was a great experience and our waitress (I think her name was Heather) was great!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Columbus)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We went there to celebrate the birthday for my friend who was from out of town.
I told the waiter it was her birthday and was disappointed that they didn't give
her a complimentary dessert. Most other restaurants do.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Columbus)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Our server was great, the food was excellent and the value was exceptional!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great spot for a bite after work with a friend! easyt

Tags: Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Columbus)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Birthday celebration was disappointing. Both meals were tough/overcooked; lamb shank and veal. Resturant was crowded, tables too close and servers were too close; behind us and beside us. Manager did comp both meals after we made him aware. We ordered coffee and dessert. Coffee too strong and dessert, lemon tart, was too tart and ginger crust was stale.

This was not an experience we plan to repeat, unfortunately.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience3
service3
value1

 
·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food and great service! Darrel was superb! Would definitely go back!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is the second year my wife and I brought the extended family to G. Michael's. Everyone loved their food. Love the house salad and the shrimp and grits were delightful. Steaks were done to perfection and the vegetarian entree was delicious. We finished up with the pecan pie and the pots du creme. There is a nice selection of wine as well. Our waiter was outstanding and attended to our every need.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Columbus)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food, service and ambiance were excellent as always ... but maybe just not quite up to the stratospheric standard that has always put this place in a class all by itself.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (Columbus)·Dined on January 5, 2018

First time there. Couldn’t have asked for a better dining experience. Excellent and friendly service. They kindly accommodated an allergy to dairy. Sometimes this results in food that is not as tasty, however, that was not the case. We are looking forward to visiting there again.

Tags: Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My husband and I came here for a New Year's celebration. We did have to wait, despite having reservations. However, we know that a holiday is a busy night. Service at the bar, host station and our table were exceptional. Our server was kind, warm and knowledgeable. I had lobster in a bed of shrimp and grits, an exceptional value. This was the best meal we have had in years.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was not that great.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Normally G. Michael’s is a great experience, but unfortunately not tonight, which was New Year’s Eve. Perhaps it was the holiday rush, but four of our six entrees (yes, four out of six) were prepared incorrectly. Two of them we sent back, and they came out wrong a second time. The kitchen’s only concern seemed to be speed (as evidenced by burnt food that was still somehow also cold), and the gruffness and insincerity of the staff deterred us from saying anything further (though it was quite bewildering to watch a staff member literally yank a plate of food from our friend’s hands, a bizarre move that almost seemed designed to remove the evidence rather than fix the problem). Mistakes do happen of course, but it seems to me if you’re in the business of selling $50 steaks, it shouldn’t take three tries to get one right. And if there is a problem, things should be set right with the customers. The one bright spot was our waiter, who was fabulous and made the best of a bad situation. Perhaps try this place on a slower night. It usually is a great meal.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience4
service4
value2

 
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have eaten at G. Michaels many times and always include it for our New Year’s Eve meal. The food is always awesome, the service is always great as well. In the warmer months the patio is also a favorite of my wife and I. Highly recommend!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Business Meals, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were celebrating our 30th anniversary and made reservations through Open Table with a note regarding our special occasion. No mention of it was made at anytime. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable, and the food was good and delivered in good time. $30 for 3 scallops was a little over the top, however. My husband had a huge bowl of lasagne and ate every last bit. Our bill was $120, plus tip.

We were seated at a corner table in the back room and until several large parties left, could not hear a thing between them, the kitchen staff loudly calling out orders and the servers with the dishes, glasses, etc. for setting and clearing tables.

Happy hour there would be a better bet for us.

Tags: Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value2

 
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Another great meal at G Michaels. Service was great, Alex did a wonderful job for us. Ask for her section.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great date night! Hit happy hour first for a creative cocktail and appetizer with fun bar staff. Wonderful experience and food! A local gem!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Romantic, Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 23, 2017

Owner was cooking in the kitchen, you could tell the attention to detail in the food, wonderful waitress, great experience overall

Tags: Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Went for an early dinner after watching Nutcracker at Ohio Theater. Restaurant was already almost full at 5pm. Our waitress was very attentive, helpful and polite, without being on our face. We were three of us and shared the calamari and shrimp and grits as starters. That was followed by trout, turbot and pork cutlets for main dishes. All dishes were good, but did not live up to our expectations, based on previous reviews - with the exception of shrimp and grits, which was to die for. The bigger problem at the restaurant was the air-conditioning, which went on and off the whole evening above our heads and made us very uncomfortable. I would go there again, sit somewhere else and have the shrimp and grits to myself!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Somehow this was my first visit to G. Michael's and I can't wait to go back! The trout was one of THE best dishes I've had in my life. We also had the rack of lamb special which was delicious. We couldn't get over their sauces and flavors! The service was fantastic as well and I'll be going back very soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on December 16, 2017

They made moms birthday VERY special!!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 15, 2017

One of the jewels of Columbus! Scrumptious cuisine, warm & quiet atmosphere, impeccable service, and very reasonable prices given the whole package of taste, ambience and service.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 15, 2017

House Closing Celebration.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The service was excellent and the food was pretty good. Nice quiet atmosphere too!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The food was exceptional. I took people from LA who were here on business. They stated that this was now one of their favorite restaurants in the country.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Best dining in Columbus. Never been disappointed. Specials outstanding.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 3, 2017

We have been patrons of G Michael's for over 20 years and found it consistently one of the top 5 places to dine in Central Ohio. Great food, well curated wine list and the best staff you can imagine!

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our server was fantastic!! So attentive and friendly without being overkill he even realized I left my scarf and caught me before we had left.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5
value3

vip
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. I especially recommend the Calamari and the Pretzel Crusted Trout.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on December 1, 2017

Quite honestly, this was a perfect dining experience. The host and servers were incredibly attentive, polite, and friendly. I don't think I have ever enjoyed an assortment of creative dishes as much as I did last night. The food was the best I have ever had. 5/5.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Amazing food. Exceeded expectations. Service was great and we were seated away from the crowd for a pleasant anniversary date. Will return next time we're in town!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always amazed by the creative food and great service

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 24, 2017

Amazing for me and my date

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 23, 2017

One of our favorite gourmet dining places. Friendly and warm personnel from the receptionist to servers. Provides good service. Servers very attentive to food issues/allergies.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Spent our Thanksgiving with the always wonderful staff and delicious food at G Michael’s. We enjoyed the Trout, Lamb Shank and our little one the traditional turkey dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 23, 2017

G Michaels is an experience in dining. Professional staff, locally sourced menu. Best shrimp & grits anywhere. Bar is well stocked, happy hour plates & drinks are the best in the city.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Vegan, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.