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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
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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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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It's a great time to enjoy the holidays with friends and family at G. Michael's Bistro!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Come celebrate the New Year and enjoy our award winning cuisine along with extensive wine and beverage options!

G. Michael's Bistro & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

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Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (50)
Special Occasion (44)
Creative Cuisine (43)
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Good for a Date (42)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Romantic (39)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Worth the Drive (32)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Authentic (23)
Local Ingredients (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Cozy (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Business Meals (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Seasonal (12)
Casual (11)
Fun (11)
Hot Spot (9)
Healthy (8)
Late-night Find (6)
Tapas (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Organic (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Vegan (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great Beer (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
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 (Columbus)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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·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
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 (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
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food4
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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

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·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
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food5
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 (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!

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food5
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 (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
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food5
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Amazing for me and my date

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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
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food5
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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
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·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
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food4
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 23, 2017

One of our favorites- never fails to meet our expectations. Great food, atmosphere!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

G. Michael's is fantastic! This was our second visit to this gem of German Village and both times both my wife and I left saying it was the best meal of the year. At this point, having 4 meals between the two of us that were all fantastic I feel pretty safe in saying that G. Michaels can be trusted with any dish and is truly one of the best restaurants in Columbus (and maybe THE best).

We love G. Michael's and will certainly be back and recommend them to anyone.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and needed a special place to celebrate!
I had the whole weekend planned for my husband and I, and wanted to try some place different to make the occasion more special.
Friends of ours had recommended G Michaels so that's where I started.
We arrived earlier than our reservations were scheduled, and greeted warmly.
We were seated in a cozy corner and had a wonderful server! Darryl couldn't have
been more charming! He was very accommodating and made our evening very special!
Food was excellent from our appetizer to the fabulous steaks! He even surprised us with complementary desserts! Overall, an amazing experience. Highly recommended!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Fun
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always have a delicious meal with excellent service. G Michael's never disappoints.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I have never been disappointed with a meal at G. Michael's. The food is exceptional and service is great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 17, 2017

My wife and I travel to Columbus a few times a year for a weekend and various activities. G. Michael's has been a favorite for several years. It is always elegant without being stuffy or formal, with excellent food. Our waiter, Timothy, helped make the last visit most enjoyable by guiding us in our selection of entrees and selecting the wine based on our preferences - all factors that elevated the meal from very good to excellent.

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food5
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This is my first time eating at this restaurant. It was excellent. Wonderful combination of flavors.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This G. Village restaurant is so much better than 99% of all Cbus places. Everything seems like it was cooked with "love" as my wife said. The calamari was excellent the sweetbreads were excellent. Just the fact that I can say the sweetbreads were anything shows how different the food is here. I had the Rabbit Ragout, which was a little spicy, stuck to my ribs and was perfect low country cooking. My wife had the leg of lamb which was mouthwateringly perfect. The sides were done with just as much care as the main dish and were absolutely delicious. My only complaint, even though the service was overall excellent. is my wife and I couldn't finish and we asked to have it packed up to go, which the waitress did, but she shaved off the lamb from the bone and must have thrown the bone way. This really was a shame because we had planned to give it to our dog for a treat. Next time we will have to specify we actually want the bone and this really is a doggy bag! lol.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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food5
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

We have held several business dinners at G.Michel's and have never been disappointed. The food service and price have always top notch.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were there Sunday evening. Restaurant was out of a menu offering my wife was eager to order, the scallops.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We enjoyed a great dinner after OSU football. We had an early reservation but didn't feel rushed. The drinks were good and the wine list more than adequate. The server was very helpful. The food was superb; only regret - no room for dessert.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Though wonderful year round, when the weather turns chilly, our thoughts inevitably turn to Chef Tetzloff's astonishing creations. Shrimp & Grits, Chopped Salad with Pulled Pork, Braised Lamb Shank, New York Strip, and Bacon-Braised Rabbit Ragout graced our table this visit. All washed down with a lovely bottle of Rioja. Lastly, I don't know who makes their Pecan Pie but this creation might just be their ticket to stardom. G. Michael's is great reason to revel in the turning of the leaves.

Tags: Vegan, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always new and unique menu items, updated throughout the year. Always attentive (not overbearing) service and a comfortable, modern atmosphere. Staff always go above and beyond to make us feel welcome and ensure we have a pleasant experience. Make sure to save room for dessert!

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Loved the food there. Shrimp and grits appetizer was amazing. They have unique entree items. Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Service was great. Servers have literally tried everything on the menu and make great recommendations. Loved it!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Took advantage of their happy hour. One of the best in town, and the food is always is delicious.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This place never disappoints!

G. Michael's consistently has delicious, creative dishes and attentive service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food, great server. Will return next time in Columbus.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Long islands were like drinking a soda. I order them with no sour so I can taste the alcohol, but that didn't even help. It tasted like a diet coke. The meal was good and service however the dessert, pecan pie was horrible. Dry, not creamy at all. Noone at our table could even eat it.

Tags: Casual
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food2
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Really, overall the best restaurant in Columbus, and we’ve been to all of them. Consistent,good , creative and no surprises

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

A little bit overpriced for food that wasn't that impressive. The Brussells sprouts were undercooked, the duck was way too chewy, and the wedge salad was just not good. The drinks were decent. If I come back, it will probably be for happy hour, and not the food menu.

Tags: Happy Hour
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food3
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Anniversay

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food cooked to perfection. We both got lamb, one the shank and the other the special. Waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Overall a wonderful experience. We’ve been here several times and have always had exceptional service and food.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Our dinner was amazing! Unfortunately we were seated next to a table of some very loud women. We could hardly hear each other. But the service was great and food excellent. Would go again!!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Nice place for a relaxing meal that we can rely on to be be consistent in service, menu and quality of food.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Not a vegan restaurant but will create a fantastic vegan platter piled high with delicious vegan foods upon asking.

Tags: Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had never checked this restaurant out and what a surprise! The chef is Charleston, SC, trained and a new menu was rolled out the night of our reservation featuring many southern-inspired flavors. It was delicious! The service was good and the ambiance was very quiet and romantic. Can't wait to go back!

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 14, 2017

New seasonal menu now available. The chef here is spectacular! Always creative and delicious!! All 4 people in our party enjoyed their selections, particularly the scallops dish cooked to perfection and the new seasonal chopped salad. The dessert favorite was the pecan pie. ALWAYS a treat to dine at G. Michael's! Our favorite neighborhood gem!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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food5
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 14, 2017

New menu is a hit. Had the Maui Maui and the barbecue sauce was awesome.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 11, 2017

I'm going to be coming back here again and again! Appetizers were phenomenal, meal was excellent and dessert was superb!

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