G. Michael's Bistro & Bar

4.8
2178 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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: 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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Low Country
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(614) 464-0575
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
David Tetzloff
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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.
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Private party contact
Jeff Benson: (614) 464-0575
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Willow
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Parking details
German Village has strict parking regulations & we like to respect the needs of our neighbors; therefore, we recommend valet parking.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2178 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This is a wonderful place to eat, truly. It's my new favorite restaurant in town

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Our anniversary spot every year. chef David does an amazing job with new dishes and of course the classics

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The food was good but not much variety.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Amazing food and presentation and our server was awesome love it

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Suraphel was an amazing server ! Thank you for making my Birthday special :)

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

G. Michael's Bistro and Bar is our favorite restaurant. Food and service are always exceptional.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Outstanding , creative cuisine with excellent service and a pleasant ambiance in German Village.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Lovely dinner, beautiful ambiance, a little too noisy for my taste, but other than that it was wonderful.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

There were server was fantastic. It was a very special birthday dinner

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed G. Michael's Bistro & Bar as this was our first visit to this restaurant. The food and service was exceptional. My wife had the scallops and they are the best she ever had. Great wine selection as well, as we were able to find a great bottle of Cabernet Franc on the wine list that we enjoyed with our meal.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Had a lovely dinner and drinks at G. Michael’s. Have been regular customers, but we realized we need to eat here more often. Great service, great manager, great drinks from the bartender, and great valet service. I had the pheasant; my husband had the strip steak. A memorable anniversary for us!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We love G. Michaels! I wish they would space out the dishes a little more. I felt like they brought the entree out right after the appetizer. It would've been nice to have a little time in between the two. I'd rather that then wait too long for my food though :). Always a great place to dine!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Absolutely wonderful restaurant with exceptional appetizers and entrees. Our service was outstanding and will definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

This restaurant never disappoints, food and service are excellent. And they have been doing this for many, many years. This time we sat in their patio with perfect weather and a quite surrounding. We will keep coming here!!

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

The chef is incredible! Always delicious and 5 star quality!!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

On Sunday, June 3, 2018, I hosted a party of 10 for a family dinner, celebrating a special occasion. Our experience was wonderful; everyone raved about it. The food was interesting and delicious. Keisha, our server, did a truly outstanding job and handled 10 diners with seeming ease. Everyone from the host to the server to the parking attendant were polite, respectful, and made us feel that they truly appreciated our business. G. Michael's has become one of my very favorite restaurants in Columbus. Would highly recommend it for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

This is one of the few restaurants that never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The food was amazing and the service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

First experience. Excellent food (appetizer, entree, and dessert), filling portions, large drink selections, and wonderful after dinner coffee. Will definitely return again.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

I can’t say enough about how much we love G. Michael’s! One of our favorite spots in Columbus. Menu changes with the season and never disappoints. We ate on the patio this time and the food/service were fabulous.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

What a great place to get together and enjoy great food and company. All the starters and main course was off the chain. Would be coming back soon.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

G Michaels is my favorite restaurant in German Village the general manger and wait staff are phenomenal. Ever time I visit I feel like I am with Family. The chefs creation are amazing and creative. Hence my wanting to return again and again. Love Tim and always want to be placed in his section each time I visit.

If you are looking for an intimate, amazing and phenomenal experience with exquisite and creative cuisine.... G Michaels should be your choice

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

We both had different fish dishes for dinner , and they were both great! Try the trout or halibut, you won’t be sorry. The aspargus soup was pretty good, but the mussels with shrimp toast was the appetizer winner. We come here for special occasions, and the food and service are always good. Lori was or server, and she was very good. You will enjoy anything you have at this restaurant, so make reservations and go.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Columbus. My wife and I continue to enjoy dining at this establishment. I would highly recommend it to anyone

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

G. Michael's continues to be one of our favorite restaurants in German Village. Menu varies with the season and is always delicious. Great staff. Our server was terrific, friendly, and always there when we needed something. But then left us to our conversations. Only gets better the more we go.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Are usual waiter, Timothy always does an amazing job. Always wonderful to see him and the food is consistently great

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Great food and service. Fresh and interesting menu. Attentive but not rushed.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great meal... well-prepared and fresh fish/seafood and very attentive service.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

What a great place to eat, one of the best in Columbus.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The service was excellent. Our server Alex was friendly and attentive. The food was excellent. We had the graham cracker calamari which was deliciously different. I had the scallops which were perfectly prepared and paired with the risotto. My entire family including my 2 children ages 11 and 12 enjoyed their food.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food and service at G. Michael's are always exceptional.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Sat outside on a quiet thursday night. Dustin was waiter. Did excellent job. I had halibut, mashed potatoes, and asparagus. Asparagus was a little woody but meal otherwise excellent. One of my favorite Columbus spots.

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1.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Quality not like it used to be. It’s really gone downhill.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

It was good food, good experience, and had fun with friends.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Staff was accommodating with the requested seating. Server was attentive. Food was fantastic.
Great dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Amazing as always

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great Place love going here for all occasions. Low score on food because someone dropped the salt in the entrees. Very accommodating for dietary restrictions.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Scallops were perfectly cooked. Bone marrow appetizer is a must try!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Really enjoyed our dinner at G. Michael's! We celebrated my mother's 92nd birthday and they treated us so well. The staff is friendly and the food fantastic! Will definitely go back.

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Found the place to be far too loud and the delivery of our food took surprisingly long. Not my favorite dining experience lately.

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