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G. Michael's Bistro & Bar

4.8
2923 Reviews
$30 and under
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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2923 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were awesome

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Littleasy1962
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great. Appetizers were really good. Desserts were good. Busy spot but the pace of the dinner service was great.

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SueK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for a show and wanted a nice place close to the hotel/venue for dinner. We are so pleased we found this restaurant! The food and drinks were amazing, garden patio was beautiful and the service from our waiter Chris was superb. We would confidently recommend G. Michael’s Bistro to all our family and friends! We will be back for sure!

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Wahoo
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful outdoor setting. Amazing bartender makes craft drinks! Liked it even better than Lindy's! Try it -- you will not be disappointed

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MarkT
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Great food & service.

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gmwincw
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eveything was great, as usual, the food,the service, the bar, the recommendations from Carl, our server.

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vipFritzy3025
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was all excellent as was our waiter, Darrel.

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BeckyY
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Darrell was the icing on the cake!!! Wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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AaronA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Not sure what about G. Michael’s is so great- the food wasn’t outstanding. Peach soup was not good. Halibut was plain. Drinks were mediocre.

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TroyF
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful
Food and service as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time all around.

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vip2fishdiners
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Varied menu to suit many tastes. Pleasant setting.

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vipJimS
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food, service and atmosphere are wonderful. We enjoy treating ourselves to a dinner out once in a while and this is one of our favorites. The house salad is amazing. Also I think I’ve tried most dishes and have never been disappointed. I will definitely return.

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BirthdayTreat
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and an excellent meal as always! Love the Monday night prix fixe menu, it's a steal!

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vipRabidAnts
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. We had the Monday night prix fixe menu and it had great selections. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. One of our favorite go to places.

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vipTerryCMH
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

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TomT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating an anniversary and the restaurant couldn’t have been better. The food the service everything was exceptional.

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Jchmd1
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere were wonderful

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ChicagoCouple2017
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin was amazing and the food was absolutely amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was attentive and the food was excellent.

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AustinL
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Lovely place and waiting staff, the food was my greatest complaint. For the quality of food you get you pay way above its quality

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vipJbcjrf
Columbus
49 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a treat to go here. Staff is excellent and menu is always tempting. A real gem.

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MarcM
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've never had a less than exceptional experience at G. Michael's. From Robert the Valet, wait staff, service, food, all 5 stars only because I can't do 6. Been fortunate enough to dine all over the US and world and this place is Top 3 of all time. Don't wait for a special occasion-just go.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food; great service . We can’t wait to come back!

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Barbara
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall, it was a good experience. The valet option they have is very convenient and the valet person was welcoming and upbeat, which was the opposite when we arrived at the check-in stand. The host was curt and seemed impatient when we were discussing whether we wanted to sit inside or out. This put on a bad vibe on the evening for us.
Our waiter was welcoming, prompt, attentive and very knowledgeable. We both got seafood (Halibut and Swordfish special) which was delicious and cooked perfectly however, the sides didn’t compliment the entrees well.

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vipDlogan34
Columbus
56 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Started with small plates of shrimp and grits and mussels! Mains were scallops and the pork chop. All deli!

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vipConnorD
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Well def go back! Shrimp and grits were some of the best we've ever had.

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vipSTEVEK
Columbus
38 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - 1st time here and will be returning !

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vipHoward
Columbus
96 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been back for awhile, and after the meal, we wondered, WHY did we wait so long? This is definitely one of the Crown Jewels of Columbus fine dining!! We sat in the front dining room with all the lovely windows looking out onto the garden; our server was very knowledgeable, professional, and most helpful in our selections. Food was beautifully served! We first enjoyed the house salad and the peach soup (so summery and refreshing!!). For our main course, I had the Alaskan Sockeye Salmon
with black-eyed pea, corn, zucchini, sweet onion, and arugula succotash, tomato-tabasco butter sauce, bourbon onion jam. The bourbon onion jam was scrumptious...the tomato-tabasco butter sauce was a great accompaniment! My partner had the special, Fried bacon, spinach and crawfish tail stuffed Flounder with cheddar grits, lemon caper butter sauce, crab salad. It was Devine! We had no room for dessert, but we will come back for that! Great wine and cocktail selection as well.

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EndM3
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal and great service! We hadn’t been in awhile due to COVID-19. We will be back again soon!

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KristinS
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to G. Michael’s while staying in German Village for our anniversary. We were pleasantly greeted and seated right away on the patio, which is nicely shaded and removed from heavy street noise. Our server started us off with a complimentary glass of Prosecco in honor of our anniversary.
Our server (Chris) did an outstanding job of attending to us without hovering. We tried the chilled peach soup, which was unusually delicious. The Alaskan halibut was so nicely prepared with an herb crust and came piping hot on a bed of sautéed spinach. Heirloom tomatoes in the caprese were super flavorful. Hubby had the pork chop dinner which he raves about as well.
The wines suggested by our server were well paired with our entrees.
We were so glad we chose to celebrate our anniversary at G. Michael’s and plan to return.

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JeffE
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic. The fried green tomatoes with crawfish sauce was incredible. I will go back and have that every time. Scallops were delicious. My Paloma was a little watery so I only had one cocktail. Our waiter disappeared a couple times. Overall a great experience.

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vipLaurieK
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Got abit loud for my husband who has hearing aids

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vipLynn
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service- thank you Karl. Delicious food. We recommend the fried green tomatoes and mussels for starters.

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vipWorthingtonian
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is always wonderful, very warm and friendly. Food is always outstanding. One of our favorites in Columbus.

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BillM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, G Michaels never disappoints. They have a new menu and it is outstanding. The wait staff are professional; they are attentive and check with the diners frequently but never hover. G Michaels is a bit pricey but worth every penny. Great place for a special occasion.

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MorganT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience at G. Michaels. The food, the ambience, it is always a 10/10.

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vipScottH
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service.

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 2923 OpenTable diners.

G. Michael's Bistro & Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://gmichaelsbistroandbar.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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