G. Michael's Bistro & Bar

4.9
2818 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

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What 2818 people are saying
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4.9
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vipRobM
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT food and wonderful staff

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vipTFarm
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

G. Michael's is one of our favorite date spots. It is consistently great - service, food, and ambience!

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Shai
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great, well-rounded experience for my boyfriend and I. We enjoyed three courses as well as a few drinks. Server was personable and the attention to detail was incredible. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. Would definitely recommend the Pork Chop Au Poivre if you are a fan of traditional southern comfort foods. Check them out!

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PatrickR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

David our waiter was great. We went fir our anniversary and top to bottom weren’t at all disappointed.

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vipGeorgeP
Columbus
53 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I dine at G. Michael's, I'm treated as a valued guest. In fact, the staff makes me feel more like a family member. My favorite server is Carrie but the others are excellent if she isn't available. On this visit, Eric was our server. He is relatively new but immediately fit right in. He is attentive and efficient.

On this occasion, I had the pork chop topped with pulled pork, which was delightful. My wife enjoyed the duck.

Always good food, always pleasant, welcoming staff. Kudos to Jeff and Courtney for keeping the front of the house running.

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vipsmth
Columbus
46 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the innovative variety in the menu here. The Creole Mahi was OUTSTANDING! The service is wonderful, attentive but not intrusive.

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Mark
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty food and great service. It was our first visit, and it won't be our last.

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vipTylerB
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the Valentine’s Day pairing was great.

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JenniShin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Restaurant in the City!!!! Amazing Chef runs a tight kitchen. Always seasonal flavors. Best restaurant owners in the city. Fantastic service every time by everyone. If you haven’t been GO NOW!!!

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Herm
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time. G Michael’s is truly a hidden gem. Amazing food. Great service from start to finish. The atmosphere is really warm as well. Think we found our new spot!

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DeanW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robert (valet) welcomed us with immediate attention and appreciation for being there. He's a real asset as the first person we see. Courtney seated us at a wonderful, quiet, romantic table and made sure our flowers were on the table before we arrived. She was courteous and friendly and helpful all evening. Eric served us in a relaxed yet highly professional way. He knows his stuff from the food to the wine and made our meal special. The food was superb, as always. And when it was time to leave Robert was instantly there with our car. It could not have been a more enjoyable experience. These people know how to make diners feel welcome and comfortable. Great job! What's more, it like this every time I dine here!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was decadent, the service was lovely, and the ambiance warm and charming. Highly recommend!

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1234
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our only complaint is that the menu doesn't change enough. We would come more often.

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MeganS
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved it! I was not a fan of the parsnip and potato mashed potatoes, they had a grassy finish. Everything else was wonderful my steak was so tender and perfectly cooked! The service was amazing!

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vipjasp
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding! We eat here often. The chef is so creative - we often get the specials which are consistently delicious. The staff is wonderful and very in tune to the current social distancing set up with WAY more than 6' between tables so this is one place we have felt safe to dine in. Highly recommend this neighborhood gem!

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vipGeorgeP
Columbus
53 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brisket special for Restaurant week was divine.

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EmilyH
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and atmosphere were wonderful. Will definitely return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for Restaurant Week and the food was incredible! Such a great deal and the pork literally melted in our mouths. We will absolutely be back! My new favorite restaurant in Columbus!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and service! Food delicious as always!

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Park
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and drinks. Great service and a wonderful atmosphere. Would go back and highly recommend to others for a special night out.

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MarkF
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A teeny bit pricey, but overall an excellent experience.

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Dustin
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing elegant food. Good social distancing. Fantastic restaurant week options

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vipMariaA
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal - went during Restaurant Week but reminded us we need to go more !

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, atmosphere and food!

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GLGL
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinning experience. The menu offered interesting choices and familiar wines. We will be going back to G. Michael's!

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EssenceH
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service where both amazing! I was truly full satisfied with my meal!

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KimP
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We don’t know why we haven’t come back sooner impeccable service , unique high quality meal -you can’t make it home definitely will be back

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vipjasp
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We eat here often. Never disappoints! Chef is excellent and creates innovative specials that always delight. Fit for foodies!

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CorettaK
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, loved our corner table and the big windows makes it feel very open and spread out, the staff was friendly and can’t wait to go back and try more food!!! :)

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vipGeorgeP
Columbus
53 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lo ed the meatloaf special, and Carrie was a delightful server as always.

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vipJennifer
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night destination! We always have a great meal here & great service!

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vipmarkf
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Driving through Columbus around dinner time. Found a reservation. Just outside of downtown area. Great valet parking. Food and service were excellent. If we lived in Columbus this would be a regular hangout

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BasiFan
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience with our waiter, Carl. Our meals were amazing! Very happy with the precautions taken due to the virus. Always reckoned this restaurant

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JamesP
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A+ we will definitely be back. This was our first time.

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Jack
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

G. Michael's Bistro & Bar is a favorite romantic spot. Service is always top-notch as is the food. We visited on a cold evening with Covid protocols in place. The seating of other tables was a little closer than I would have preferred given the situation. However, the layout of the restaurant is in 3 separate rooms (bar, conservatory, backroom/kitchen) so there is some natural division provided. Staff members are all friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. I had the brussels sprouts, scallops, chocolate chess pie. My husband had the butternut squash soup, trout, and lemon gingersnap tart. All were prepared beautifully and tasted great. The chocolate chess pie, however, is now my new favorite dessert. I would highly recommend G. Michaels. Enjoy!!

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vipJanLynn
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The item on the prefix menu was not available.

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vipOpenTable Diner
West Virginia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I always choose this restaurant for our special occasions because of the level of service and quality of food and drink. Terribly sad to be leaving Columbus because we will have to find a new “go to” restaurant!

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EmilyO
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 my favorite restaurant in Columbus. Highly recommend! I love that the menu is always different which guarantees a fresh and high quality meal. Service is outstanding and very attentive.

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Britchick
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Always amazing every time we go. One of our favorites. Scallops are best! Loved the lobster bisque. Lovely romantic place.

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TomG
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years dinner. Great experience, starting with the Valet , continuing with the host, exemplary food with a perfectly attentive waiter ! Always a favorite and a great bar !

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 4.9 stars by 2818 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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