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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (52)
Special Occasion (51)
Good for a Date (46)
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Good for Anniversaries (46)
Romantic (46)
Fit for Foodies (40)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Worth the Drive (28)
Pre/post Theatre (27)
Business Meals (26)
Happy Hour (25)
Cozy (25)
Notable Wine List (24)
Local Ingredients (24)
Bar Seating (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Seasonal (20)
Comfort Food (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Authentic (17)
Fun (16)
Good for Groups (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Casual (9)
Healthy (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Organic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tapas (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vegan (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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Tasting Menu (2)
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 (Columbus)·Dined 2 days ago

We had an absolutely wonderful experience and dinner at G. Michael's! I thoroughly enjoyed all parts of my meal, from the delicious calamari and brussel sprouts we had as appetizers to the delicious chicken deliciousness and the chocolate dessert. Service was spot on and I love the atmosphere of both the bar and the dining room.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

My new favorite restaurant! Food and service were outstanding!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined 2 days ago

First time experience. Enjoyed the small bar for a cocktail prior to meeting friends for dinner. Dinner was enjoyable, but not wow worthy. The brussel sprout appetizer seemed under cooked and the blue cheese didn't really work well together for me anyway. Server was good in my book because he didn't over manage us!

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 (Columbus)·Dined 2 days ago

The most creative menu in Columbus, and the fact that it changes seasonly.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

We flew into town from DC for a lacrosse tournament and was looking for a good dinner with my son. This place was exceptional on all counts! Highly recommend!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 3 days ago

Fabulous food and service. We got an early reservation which was great because once it filled up and hit a hit noisier we were leaving

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 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

We simply love this restaurant. Have visited many times and are always pleased. Wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Food is outstanding always.

Thank you!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

Our Valentines meals were delicious. We missed the notice that it was prix fixe that day but the choices were varied. My steak was perfect and sides with it well chosen. My husband’s scallops were also perfectly done.

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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

We have celebrated Valentine’s Day every year of our marriage with dinner at G Michael’s and have never been disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great Local Restaurant with Louisiana influences. Fixed Price Mondays are a great deal. Professional wait staff. Restaurant offers 4 distinct environments for dining options-bar, central area with lots of light and windows, outdoor patio, and back area with low light and incorporating the kitchen prep area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 12, 2018

The food is always amazing and the service is impeccable.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I've been enjoying G. Michael's for the last 20 or so years. It's always a great place to go. Food is consistently excellent, service is also excellent and friendly. I wear jeans and a nice shirt typically and feel right at home, while others get dressed up for a fun date night. It's comfortable to do either. Can't say enough compliments about the owner, Jeff, and Darrel, our favorite waiter. Just very nice people serving delicious food. Try it!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The mussels appetizer was good and my duck entre was excellent. We were placed in the front alcove which was drafty and noisy because the door kept banging shut every time someone came in or went out. Our neighboring table was very loud but that is not something the restaurant can do much about. By 9, they run out of some dishes. Overall I have always liked this place but ask to be seated in the inner room

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food is consistently excellent, service is always great. One of our favorite restaurants.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 10, 2018

One of the best in Columbus!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent, as always! Jeff and wait staff the best!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Another great dinner at G Michael's! Our guests had never eaten there before, and enjoyed it very much. Waiter did a wonderful job getting us out in time for the ballet without feeling rushed.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Romantic, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Lovely experience from start to finish.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

excellent highly varying seasonal menu; never the same twice; strongly recommend

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 8, 2018

As always, our dinners were exceptional. We tried the chicken liver appetizer and it was outstanding! I have never had a meal there that wasn't delicious. Their plate presentation is awesome. I will continue to dine here frequently.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Don’t ever change, G Michael’s. The menu is fantastic. The bar is lively during happy hour. It’s part neighborhood hangout, part 4 star restaurant.

The wait staff is seasoned... in a positive way. The service you receive is great.

Both the Gerber chicken and chili rubbed pork were fabulous. Some of the low southern fixin’s make it unique and very tasty.

If you’ve never been, then correct the mistake. If you have, remember to go back over some of the new and glitzy places that pop up but eventually fade away.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I'm fairly picky. Some of their entrees are too weird or spicy for my liking, but they customized something for me that was very good. Service was excellent.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 5, 2018

I wish I could give it more than 5 stars. The Monday mystery menu was delicious and service was professional, courteous, and had excellent recommendations. I would most certainly return for any occasion, let alone a special one.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This was our first visit to G. Michael's and we weren't disappointed. The food was great (highly recommend the shrimp and grits) and the service was excellent. Daryl took great care of us. We'll be back!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 2, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in Columbus. They always do a good job!

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on February 2, 2018

As always, we can count on G. Michael’s to be a reliably good dining experience.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was excellent . We dined on the duck breast and the scallops, both entrees were delicious. Service was attentive and highly professional by all the staff.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 2, 2018

My Husband and I had dinner here before we went to a concert. The food is delicious and the staff was wonderful. Definatly will go back.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 31, 2018

my moms bday

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Waiter, who did not give us his name and I failed to ask for, was outstanding. Food was very good/excellent. Wine list was very satisfactory - slightly limited by-the-glass options. Because was Wed. night, side/attached dining room had only a few people in it, so noise level was exceptionally low; would guess would be less quiet, e.g., on a Fri. or Sat.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful experience during restaurant week! Jon, our server, was fantastic!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food and service exceeded our expectations. Had a great experience!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Went for dinner during restaurant week. Excellent restaurant week menu. Nice variety of options. Regular menu was also excellent. A very nice wine list with many choices at moderate prices. Service was excellent as was the food. This is delightful special occasion restaurant, but should not be saved only for those times. It is consistent and the food is always good. Theme changes with the seasons so there are always new choices. Never been disappointed and look forward to returning.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Really love this place!! Food is always GREAT! Tim was our server. We ask for him each time we visit. His service is consistently above the bar.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We went for restaurant week and it was great, there was a very noisy table next to us but when they left the atmosphere was much improved. The drinks were delicious we will be back for happy hour. The staff was very professional and friendly, it was our first visit and we will be back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great happy hour! Their tables at the bar area are also available for happy hour, not just the counter.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 24, 2018

They ran out of multiple restaurant week items so some of my friends ordered off the regular menu and found that their food was quite terrible. In addition the bread was hard and cold and the pork lacked flavor which the waiter said was the best meal. The mussels were not cleaned enough and had decent grit. The dessert was fantastic though.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The food and drinks are always fantastic. Be sure to try the Lemon gingersnap tart.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 24, 2018

As always, dinner was amazing. Never disappoints. Can't miss the Shrimp and Grits.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Dine here fairy often but this time went for restaurant week. All choices on the menu sounded delicious and all three at our table chose different things. All were excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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