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G. Michael's Bistro & Bar

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American, Contemporary
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595 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5755 (Willow)
+1 614-464-0575
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Louisville, KY
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123 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to meet friends and enjoy cocktails and a lovely meal. Service was outstanding! Most of our food choices were also outstanding, particularly the calamari and the Brussels sprouts appetizers. Both were incredibly flavorful and generous enough for sharing. The roasted cauliflower salad was also delicious. For the entrees, the braised lamb neck served over potatoes... More 

Thank G_Louisville
Pickerington, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us enjoyed dinner here on a Monday night. We each had a small plate at happy hour along with wine and each couple shared a fixed price dinner. We enjoyed the gumbo and shrimp and grits small plates. The pork chop and trout dinners were good and the Cream brûlée for dessert was excellent. The waitress was very... More 

Thank BuckeyeCruiser52
Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After wandering through the book store a block away in German Village, we were feeling a little peckish and decided to try G Michael's. The Shrimp & Grits with Andouille were awesome! We shared the fried chicken plate, which had cheese biscuits and green beans cooked right - everything was fresh and nicely presented! The chicken was moist and tender,... More 

Thank Kari Y
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

My wife and I drove 40 min's to try GMichaels in German Village, an area we enjoy. We are reasonable people and dont write reviews although we were disappointed with this choice. Good bar area, excell wine list and surrounds but having lived in the south for 30 years ie. Charleston, SC and the shrimp and grits looked like a... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Everyone raves about this restaurant, but we don't. The menu is quite limiting. There are a lot of pork dishes on the menu. Not great if you don't eat pork. Chicken could not be grilled as it already had a buttermilk coating. Shrimp was on menu but could not be made in another form. We wanted to go 2 weeks... More 

Thank Andi19451
Silver Spring, Maryland
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We were looking for something special to set off the tailgate food from the OSU football game we attended earlier in the day...and our experience at G Michael's Bistro definitely fit the bill. It was exceptional in all regards. The atmosphere was warm, friendly and restrained at the same time. We sat in the back and so we were privy... More 

Thank APGTraveler
Orrville, Ohio
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154 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We met our daughter here for dinner in the German Village area of Columbus and had an excellent dinner! The duo of pork was sublime and the filet of beef with potato croquette was excellent. My husband did the 3 course menu featured and he really enjoyed the grilled endive salad with Marcano almonds and pork chop. Our waitress had... More 

Thank linda r
Dublin, Ohio
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257 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The restaurant is in a late 1800's building that originally was probably a home converted like a lot of German Village establishments. The menu is seasonal and the chef does use local farmed foods when available. Of course there are always specials of the day and I tried the Walleye fish which was really good. Two in our party tried... More 

Thank John L
Aurora, Ohio
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The title of this review were the first words my wife uttered as we left. The entire experience rom the car park to the check was one that put this restaurant on the "keep" list. The portions are just right for people who aren't "growing" any more, and my special scallops entree was wonderful in the least. The house wine... More 

Thank Chandler E
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Friends local to Columbus brought us. Really impressed with their menu - Chilean sea bass, quail, frog legs to traditional fare like lasagna .... the sea bass, Atlantic salmon and lasagnia were winners. It was so-so with the quail as I found it a bit on the greasy side. The presentation were nice. I like their Tuscany red wine offering... 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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?