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G. Michael's Bistro & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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595 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5755 (Willow)
+1 614-464-0575
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Irvine, California
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206 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we visit on business we usually go to another very popular restaurant in German Village with our clients. We could not get reservations for 7 people on short notice so we found this restaurant on OpenTable. Well, we loved it and in fact cancelled our reservation at the other place for the following evening so we could go here.... More 

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Danville, Illinois
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178 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think this could be a wonderful restaurant with great food, however, our evening was ruined by a very dark room and a poor waiter. If you have your choice,do not sit in the very back room. Very dark. Could not see our food or even our menu. We all had to pull out our phones to read the menu.... More 

Thank Tom C
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Visited my parents from NJ and they wanted to take us out to a "good place" and what an amazing place! We go into NYC on a regular basis and have terrific restaurants in NJ, and this was as good as any of these. Tim, our waiter was not only accommodating and insightful on the dish that suits our tastes,... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This restaurant is charming and cozy and hip all at the same time. We have eaten here about 30 times and each time is delicious. If you don't like pimento though, watch it, cause they seem to add it to everything including the butter for the bread. Just ask for regular butter..... : ) Nice place to take a date... More 

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Mandan, North Dakota, United States
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Went to G. Michael's with wife, daughter and son-in-law and 19 month old granddaughter. Staff was very friendly and service was very good. Everyone ordered different meals I have Bolognese, daughter had trout, wife had elk and son-in-law had chicken. All meals were great and portions were more than enough for leftovers. Of course we still had to try a... More 

Thank Thomas K
Blacklick, United States
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119 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

It has been 10 yrs since our last visit, we will be back sooner next time for sure! The manager, Alex, helped make this rating higher than I would had initially given. Alex handled any question and our one concern like a pro. Ex. There was a difference between the menu in line and the menu handed to us. The... More 

Thank Tahirih C C
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We had a great time at happy hour there this week. The prices were great. We were just disappointed that there were very few non-seafood options on the appetizer/bar menu. Since we had seafood allergies in our group, it was quite disappointing.

Thank Adenau1
Columbus, Ohio
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I went to G. Michael's with my fiancé for Valentine's dinner. We have eaten at our fair share of fine dining establishments in Columbus. The ambiance is good everywhere, but the food can sometimes be lacking. Our experience at G. Michael's was spectacular. Our server, David, was attentive, but let us enjoy our romantic evening. We ordered the special appetizer,... More 

Thank Lindsay H
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Really bad dining experience, worst I've had in a very long time. Rude customer service and not worth the price.

Thank Ohiomcm
scotts595, Owner at G. Michael's Bistro & Bar, responded to this review

Hello, I'm extremely concerned about your experience at my restaurant. Could you please contact me at(614) 205-6318 to discuss what happened? With no details in your review I'm not sure where to begin. Sincerely, Jeff Benson Owner More 

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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We had a fine dining experience a G Michael's yesterday. The ambience is excellent and the food was even better. I had the trout which was wonderfully prepared melting in your mouth with a buttery texture and taste. The root vegetables were an excellent balance to accompany the rather large portion of fish. The first course and the dessert were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$34
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 595 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5755
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-464-0575
G. Michael's Bistro & Bar. We are a restaurant committed to offering a unique dining experience — unlike any other in German Village and Columbus.At G. Michael's we are committed to focusing on local, seasonal food as much as possible. We endeavor to source as much of our pork, beef, produce and dairy from central Ohio growers and producers as possible. Feel free to ask your server which of our menu items feature these local ingredients.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?