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G. Michael's Bistro & Bar
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
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
We booked here for my birthday as we do for many of our special occasions and are never, ever disappointed! The food is always amazing, not salty like many other upscale restaurants. The staff is always so friendly and pleasant, and they even offered me a complimentary dessert for my birthday!
Always great food and service. Fish dishes are always done perfectly!
Great food. Great service. Great place! Highly recommend.
Very nice special occasion dinner. Excellent service on charming patio. Food was very good, but pricey.
We love this restaurant. It never disappoints and the changing menu is something to always look forward to. One of our favorites for many years.
This was a special occasion, but we come here a lot. G. Michael’s never fails to surprise and delight. Both the seasonal menus and the specials hold their own against restaurants all over the country. Highly recommend for all occasions - special or just because you deserve an amazing meal.
First time back in eighteen months.
If possible, the seafood was even better than before, even by G. Michael's high standards.
Totop it all off, David took excellent care of us, popping up when needed! A true professional.
Always good food and always good service by a mature and pleasant staff. Atmosphere can be noisy but not last night—excellent evening
Very good service! Shrimp and grits entree portion was enormous! Mussel app. Was amazing! Ambiance quiet which we like.
Great food! Excellent service:)
It was nice to be able to safely and comfortably enjoy a nice meal with family. Great service. The entrees left a little to be desired, especially as a vegetarian.
Excellent food and service! The lemon gingerbread tart and the rabbit gnocchi were standouts.
Wonderful food and service
One of the best restaurants in Columbus. Little gem of a place. The shrimp and grits is amazing as well as the scallops. Great service and excellent food. Would highly recommend.
Great location in the German Village. Delightful staff. Good cocktails with happy hour specials. The dinner special wasn’t so special . . . all elements struggled to be the flavor star. Our starter salads and my spouse’s entree were very tasty. I learned after the fact that, for some reason, my Open Table reservation didn’t qualify fir the 100 points. 😕
Enjoyed the Prix Fixe Monday specials. The flat iron was perfect, the octopus was generous in size and cooked just right. Service was great.
Best place to eat in German Village!!!
We made a reservation to celebrate our anniversary. The host/hostess had our table ready with a romantic table for two. The server brought complimentary champagne to celebrate the occasion. My husband ordered the corn flour dusted trout and I had the veal chop. The presentation was nicely done and the combination of flavors to these classics were well worth our hour and 15 minute drive. Our server was top notch as you would expect for fine dining. He was very friendly and informative without being obtrusive. We will definitely go back to try other entrees.
We had such an enjoyable dinner with excellent service from Timothy! He had a wonderful sense of humor which made our dinner so fun! As always, the food was exquisite- we’re still raving about everything the next day. We started with a soft shell crab, salads, and the chowder. Our main courses were the shrimp and grits, veal with pesto potatoes, and pork cutlets with bacon gruyere risotto. We shared a piece of the lemon tart for dessert. EVERYTHING was delicious. Absolutely perfect!
Great restaurant. Wonderful food, great people! Everyone should go for dinner.
It is always a pleasure eating here. The food is always top notched and the service impeccable.
G Michael’s never disappoints. The food and service were fantastic, and because we dined on a Monday, we had the option of the prix fixe menu. G Michael’s remains of my favorite restaurants in Columbus!
Dinner at G Michael’s is a great occasion, made even better on this visit because it had been a very long time since our last visit (thanks to the pandemic). We’re so glad this wonderful restaurant has survived, and we plan to make up for lost time.
This is my favorite restaurant in Columbus. We always get great food and service. I like that they have daily specials and change up the menu seasonally. We will definitely be back.
We had a great dinner. Celebrated a quiet birthday with some family. Food and drinks were excellent.
Fantastic food and professional service. The atmosphere is just right.
Absolutely delicious from start to finish. Appetizers (small plates) were a substantial size - you could probably make a meal out of them. We really loved the mussels and chowder. Entrees were both amazing - lamb and scallops, we finished our plates. We came for our anniversary and they had been aware of it, so they gave us two glasses of champagne on the house. Service was great as well. Highly recommend!
Went there for Mother's Day and had a great time. Food was super - my trout was perfect and Mom's filet was superb. Super service every time we go.
Menu was similar to when we dined there at the end of summer. Was hoping for something a little more inspiring.
Great food & service!
G. Michael’s - definitely a reliable standard in Columbus however, it seems a little off that our waiter informed us that they no longer served bread as part of their routine table service when I asked for some. OK, no one actually needs the bread however, the explanation that this omission is due to COVID seems a bit far-fetched. We’ve been to several other equivalent places in the past few weeks - no issue with serving some bread. Maybe they should find a new bakery supplier or figure out how to address this?
We dined at G. Michaels on Friday, May 7, 2021. The food was great. As the waiter suggested, the scallops were outstanding, and my companion was very pleased with her halibut. First courses of chowder and quail were excellent. The wine, Seghesio Zinfandel, was reasonably priced and quite good. Carl, our server, was outstanding - friendly, personable, professional, and efficient. G. Michaels is one of our favorite restaurants but we hadn't been in over a year due to COVID. We are looking forward to returning again soon.
G. Michael’s is always my top choice for a great experience. Excellent in all aspects.
The food was excellent along with the service. We love coming here because the quality is always excellent
EVERYTHING WAS GREAT AS ALWAYS
Tim and Carl are the best!! The culinary team is outstanding. Every dish tastes better then the one before it. This is the best restaurant ever!!! We love you all so much and can’t wait to see you again!!
Carl was our waiter and he was great. He made great recommendations, and even gave us spots to try in Columbus as well (we're new to the area). Everything we ordered had a ton of flavor and came out very quickly. Very calm but not uptight spot. We will be back :).
We are SO sorry that Carrie is leaving. We have loved her excellent service and wish her only the best as she takes this next step in her life.
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 4.9 stars by 2897 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.