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
Wonderful bistro in German Village in Columbus. The menu was interesting. I had the chopped salad with Octopus and the walleyed pike. Both were delicious, the cocktails were well crafted and the wine list was interesting and fairly priced. I would definitely return the next time I came thru Columbus
Quiet evening. Service was good and food was delicious! Especially, the asparagus, spinach and mushroom soup!!
Amazing selection on the menu, including low country cuisine. Everything our group ordered was fabulous
We went for an early dinner on Mother's Day evening. The music was strangely loud, and the server did not speak up to accommodate it (my hearing has been tested and is fine. And I'm only medium old). Pet peeve: We had to pour our own wine, but even more inexcusable, the food was just OK. My veal chop was tough, and they left the fat cap/gristle on it, so I had to spit it into my napkin. Gross!
Mother’s Day dining. We frequent the restaurant, always a good experience.
While I love my usual...the shrimp and grits, I ordered the wedge salad with amazing smoky bacon AND fried oysters. So good! And then the lamb sausage with gnocchi in a rich jammy sauce has become my new favorite!
I was not impressed by the service or the food. It took several minutes for anyone to greet us when we came in. Waiter's timing was off for much of the evening. We had the prix fixe menu on a Monday night - I liked the concept, but the steak was tough and the other flavors in the dish were unimpressive. We may go back and try again, but it wasn't the "special occasion" meal we were hoping for.
Love this restaurant
The new spring menu was delicious, we loved the fried skate, the mussels were so delicious too. Our server was fantastic, overall a great night
WE frequent G. Michaels often. Food and service is always good.
Great innovative food, lovely atmosphere, and excellent service.
We will be back. Took the care to ensure attractive sound baffling that allowed us to have an intimate conversation while we enjoyed the outstanding food and wine. We came for an anniversary dinner and we will be back.
G Michael's never disappoints. Service is always the best anywhere, food is always delicious and dining area is warm and inviting. My wife and I always enjoy our visits at G. Michaels, just wish we could dine there more often!
We are regular patrons and try to go at least once each month. The new spring menu was great and, with lots of Spanish and Tuscan red wines on the wine list, the selection is wide.
Excellent Food and Service, always a winner, the Monday Fixed Price Menu was right on target for both of us on the last visit with an outstanding chorizo/hominy app, trout and crab cakes for mains, and excellent desserts.
From Jeff at the front, to our server, Taylor, to the random server that picked up & replaced a napkin that hit the floor, the well trained staff clearly enjoy working at g. Michaels and enrich the experience.
Food = delicious
Formerly, this was among Columbus’s finest restaurants. But on Friday night the noise level was more than intrusive, it was simply impossible to enjoy a conversation among friends without shouting. The food was ok, but not outstanding. In our opinion, we’re sorry to say, the experience fell far short of the value. We remain disappointed and unsure that we will return in the future.
Monday night...everything was so good! The halibut and swordfish were succulent...the asparagus soup was delicious and the pecan pie was homemade...even the coffee was great...flavorful...not like so many bland “water” they call coffee elsewhere...neighborhood gem in Columbus
down home neighborhood eatery with great food & unusual selections - cf. rabbit burgoo
We had an enjoyable Easter dinner. They had just come out with a new menu, so my husband tried the fried oyster salad and I had the walleye. Both were wonderful! Our server, Jamie, was excellent! She remembered our drinks from the last time she waited on us which had been a of couple weeks prior. Nothing but goodness!
Extremely creative food preparation and high quality service
Our party of five was taken care of by David. The evening was superb! David was a clever, friendly, congenial server and helped make the evening fun. He was prompt and attentive but not obtrusive. The food was also superb. My husband and I had the halibut special, our host had the veal chops and mussels, my husband’s mother had the scallops and my sister-in-law had the root vegetable soup and the smelt special. Every one of us loved our food. My sister-in-law from Boston said it was the best meal she’s had in decades! The ambience of the restaurant was lovely. On a Wednesday night it was not crowded and there was interaction and conversation among our table and others in the dining room. Total strangers, connecting in true mid-western hospitable style. Just a lovely, lovely evening enjoyed by all of us.
This is my favorite upscale restaurant in town. I have yet to have a bad meal here. The only complaint I have is sometimes the specials are awesome and I never see them again. Though, this is also why I love G Mike's so much. The menu changes, there is always something new/fun and interesting, and it is truly nothing I could replicate at home.
Dinner was awesome as always, we love the filet, pork cutlet, the walleye special and the duck. It’s so delicious, we took a couple of friends who had never been there and they loved it of course. Daryl was great with all of us. Thank you for having an awesome restaurant always.
Awesome food and service. We’ll be back.
Excellent experience on all fronts. White bean and kale soup was amazing. Mussels were delicious. Even the valet was awesome. He walked an elderly lady all the way to her table and even came back to get her.
Our waitress, Alexandra was perfect. She was attentive, but not overbearing and enjoyed our sense of humor. I would definitely ask for her the next time we dine at G Michael's
Family birthday event. Great meal & service! Top 10 experience.
Excellent in every way, as usual. Alex, our server was pleasant and professional.
Wonderful as always! Food is outstanding and service is perfect. It’s an ideal spot for a business dinner, or time with friends and family
Best restaurant in Columbus
G. Michaels continues to have the best food with exceptional creativity and presentation. Our waitress was phenomenal.
Love this place! However, I think the front dining room is a little less noisy than the back dining room. There seemed to be a dull roar that evening. But the food and service (thanks, Alex!) were great!
Food was great as well as the service. Only complaint was that my drink came out with a salted rim...I asked for sugar.
I had the walleye...delicious!
Husband had two appetizers...mussels and fried oysters. Both were great!
From the time we left the car with the valet until we departed everyone at the restaurant was warm and gracious. The food was exceptional and the service as close to perfect as one could imagine (thank you, Matt). We could carry on a reasonable conversation and were able to relax and enjoy ourselves. Prices were a bit high, but we will definitely return.
G. Michael's was outstanding again. It never disappoints us.
I don't eat out often, but I've never been disappointed in G. Michael's!
Food excellent, especially the lemon gingersnap tart, as was the service.
Exceptional service by our waiter, Tim. Great cocktails and a handsome wine list. Exquisite food, appetizers, main course and desserts. The atmosphere is energetic and fun.
As always everything was top notch; excellently prepared dinners; delicious! A wonderful evening!