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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

G. Michael's Bistro & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

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Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (54)
Creative Cuisine (47)
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Special Occasion (39)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Romantic (35)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Great for Outdoor Dining (26)
Worth the Drive (24)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Authentic (21)
Local Ingredients (21)
Bar Seating (21)
Notable Wine List (20)
Business Meals (18)
Cozy (16)
Seasonal (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Casual (12)
Healthy (10)
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Fun (7)
Tapas (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
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Great for Lunch (4)
Organic (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
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Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (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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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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We are never disappointed with our choices at G. Michael's. The specials are always inventive and include the very best ingredients available.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Excellent food, service, and value.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 8, 2017

All four of us very much enjoyed our meal. Three of our party ordered the rack of lamb and were extremely pleased, and one was happy to know that one of the sides could be amended to her liking. I ordered the halibut, which was undeniably the finest halibut preparation I have ever enjoyed, and that includes one that I had in Alaska. All of us can attest to the high quality of our pecan pie a la mode, as well! Service was friendly, attentive, but not overbearing, and our server made sure we were all paid up and ready to go in plenty of time for the concert we were attending that evening. We'll all be back, together or separately!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very good meal. Appetizer was small for sharing. Ordered all of our entrees were excellent. My favorite was the bourbon pecan pie.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The service, atmosphere, appetizer, and desert were good. However, the main course suffered from fancy chef technique. Outside of the meat, the dishes were lacking in anything but vegtible crumbs and heavy oil, although the presentation was good. The swordfish tasted as if it were soaked in butter for a week, rather than being coated in flavorful spices.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We enjoyed it very much. Our waiter was excellent and engaging.
Soft, live dining would be a plus

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Exceptional food and service. We couldn't have had a better dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Came herr 17 yeats ago on my first date with my husband of 15 years
We decoded to celebrate our 15th anniversary here
Staff is always great anf so os the food!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 2, 2017

It was our first time there even though we have been in Columbus forever! Great gem. Nice to be at a white tablecloth kind of place. They are disappearing! Each bit was YUM. Went on a Monday, and sampled all from their PrixFix menu. Totally recommended.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 30, 2017

G michael’s never disappoints. The food is always exceptional. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We have been coming here for several years now. We save G Michael's for special occasions and have never been disappointed. The service has always been attentive and friendly, the food is always excellent, and the ambiance is upscale but not pretentious. one of the gems of Columbus dining.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great place with friendly efficient staff, not the same old on the menus all was well do me
We will return

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Can’t wait to go back. Amazing food and great service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

When friends from out of town are coming, G Michaels' is the first place we check for reservations. Along with our favorite kind of dining experience, we have the opportunity to introduce our guests to German Village and the flavor of the city.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

A visit to G Michaels always seems to entail looking over the menu to choose what to order and realizing that may not be as easy as most restaurants.
Although the combinations are creative, it works to perfection.
In other words, what you may have not experienced before, fits well and tastes great. Don't let the various aspects influence you, try it. I have, for years, and G Michaels does not disappoint.

Although I have had many types of food here, for you seafood lovers, they keep getting better and better here.
Highly recommend the trout or halibut.

Great food and service in a comfy relaxed atmosphere that's worth a little drive if you're a Columbus suburbanite.
For a great meal, it's worth it.

Excellent wine list.

Order or share one of their excellent homemade desserts to cap off a great evening.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great environment and you can taste the effort in each dish! Would definitely return.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Very nice meal. We were there for Restaurant Week. Great value. Service is always exceptional. It was good seeing Tim again. Our go to restaurant when we visit Columbus.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Most of the food is good, but the vegetables were inedible, and they did nothing to fix it. Back dining room is much too noisy. We had to move to an outside table to even hear each other talk.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Jeff got us in on short notice at a great table. Excellent as always

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Everything was perfect except we had requested a specific server if he was working. He was working and we did not get him as our server. Not a big deal but we love Daryl.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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