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Seared Ahi Tuna w/ Fried Plantains and Sticky Rice - Michelson and Morley, Cleveland, OH
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Michelson and Morley

4.3
4.3
505 Reviews
$30 and under
American
An American-style bistro featuring a variety of locally source and seasonal small plates, flatbreads, sandwiches and entrees. Michelson and Morley is located inside CWRUs Tinkham Veale University Center.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (216) 368-0801
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Private events available. Inquire within.
  • Neighborhood
    University Circle
  • Cross street
    East Boulevard
  • Parking details
    Street parking available on Euclid, East Blvd. and Bellflower Road. The Severance Hall covered parking garage is also open to the public and conveniently has direct access to Michelson and Morley.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 505 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

505 Reviews
  1. joyce

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hostess was so nice and the waitress was great. It so nice to have a delicious dinner and be so close to Severance Hall.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined here before the concert and what a wonderful place we found! Food is fantastic while price was reasonable. Michelle, a manager, even came out to find us as we were lost although we knew we were very close. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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  3. MarkInKentucky

    Louisville

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at M&M and we were extremely pleased, especially with the service, the quiet vibe and the variety of dishes available.

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  4. noteasilyimpressed

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very good. The restaurant needs to be clearer online about where it is because it’s hard to find if you don’t know it’s part of the university! Once we found it, it was great!

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  5. PamelaC

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Obviously the insider pre-concert place to dine among the Cleveland Orchestra regulars! A great find. Open evenings only in concert nights at Severance. On campus in an easily recognizable low lying glass building (mostly a student union kind of space) in a very private restaurant area with one nice wall of glass windows.

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  6. KatarinaC

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I would have given this 5 stars, except for the service. The servers are very friendly, but they are inexperienced students. It would be nice if the restaurant trained them so they could be faster and more confident. Or if they hired an extra person or had one of the other staff help serve. Our food was ready 10 minutes before the server brought it to the table, by which time the warm food was lukewarm. The food was very well prepared and delicious. We love this restaurant and will go back.

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  7. Vicki

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. It’s a better value to order from the usual menu. Specials were also excellent but double the price for less food. Service was also excellent & ambience was pleasant.

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  8. LaoluF

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The quality of the food at this restaurant was actually quite good. The halibut and the tenderloin we ordered were both well prepared and well seasoned. Unfortunately, the quality of the food did not outweigh the comedically terrible service. We arrived on time. Waited nearly 10 minutes to get a single glass of wine. Our waitress seemed overwhelmed, and undertrained ; she seemed to have trouble gathering basic information. The wine list was not particularly extensive. However, she couldn’t remember what was ordered. The halibut, one of the entrees, arrived with another dish we did not order. When we asked where was our appetizer or the other main course, we were told to make do with what we had. The prosciutto wrapped shrimp, which we had ordered as an appetizer arrived with the tenderloin entrée. Overall a chaotic and poorly managed dining experience. I will not return. 

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  9. JeffreyC

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meat and fish specials each week…we had the halibut, which was superb.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. Honey

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience Chef Nick did an outstanding job. He perfectly exemplifies the importance and beauty of cooking. He personally checked in on how we were enjoying our dishes as well as the lovely supervisor Michele. His hard work can be seen in his presentation, how much he values the guest and what he is preparing. He perfectly executed both my parents dishes who are normally very picky eaters. We will not regret dining at Michelson and Morley for taste of a new experience. You are missing out if you don’t try out their weekly dinner specials, as well as meeting their lovely servers. We will be back!

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  11. JayS

    Cleveland

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Michelson and Morley is my go-to place before any Cleveland Orchestra concert. Located conveniently off Severance Hall underground parking, I grab a convenient parking space for exiting after the concert and head up the stairs for dinner. I selected lighter fare: a well prepared onion soup with a good balance of cheese to bread to broth. I have had French Onion Soup with more layers of flavor, but still well-prepared. The Langostino cakes with corn and fresh tomatoes was delicious: generous amounts of seafood, with just enough filler to hold everything together. The snappy, sweet corn salad with tomatoes was a perfect complement. The complementary bread was served with a grassy and peppery olive oil with garlic herbs and parmesan. It kept me content as I drank my Sauvingnon Blanc and awaited the main courses to arrive. Bella was as charming as her name implies and Ty stopped over to say hello: a winning combination of hospitality and thoughtfulness.

    2 people found this helpful

  12. SharonR

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We chose this spot because of the evening concert at Severance Hall. It was a perfect location — just short walk to the orchestra. It may not be a fancy destination restaurant, but the convenience and service and food (and wine!) were all very good! And we enjoyed our server Ty very much!

    1 person found this helpful

  13. Donna1

    Cleveland

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great soup. Excellent service. Food ius always very good. Nice atmosphere

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  14. Deborah

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food but would appreciate more vegetarian options.

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  15. JoanS

    Cleveland

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    When we first came in, I asked if we could be seated at one of several empty tables by the window. The hostess said that those were reserved for other people. I asked if one could reserve a table by the window. The hostess said "no - it would be too hard to change the seating arrangement." My husband ordered a chopped chicken salad. There was no chicken in the salad! That happened to another patron, who complained right away. We told our server about it - we received no compensation for the chicken-less chicken salad.

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  16. Donald

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fresh and servers were attentive. Pleasant atmosphere.

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  17. AngelaB

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I went for the vegan and vegetarian options that were advertised however in the entire menu there was only 1 thing I could get. It was not good. The bread was grilled on a flattop that must not have been cleaned in a long while because it tasted like old oil. No one at my table enjoyed their food- at the end of the meal we all had full plates. No one dared ask if it was alright. Looking around to other tables and noticed other peoples plates were barely touched. Super disappointed in this experience. Service was slooooow.

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  18. dededinah

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We have visited a few times - there is a new menu and the food is much improved. We like the quiet atmosphere and convenience.

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  19. Dewdad

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delightful experience. They didn’t have their wine thing down but everything else they did including the food and service was wonderful.

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  20. Keri

    Cleveland

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining experience! They were friendly, food was lovely!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Took 1/2 hour to be served drinks & over an hour to get our food. Maybe it was an off night & they were short handed. Staff were very nice & apologetic

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  22. KathleenK

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good and server was attentive but the place was very understaffed.

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  23. RonaldF

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Please have decaf coffee available for lunch service. My waitress said she had to go to Dunkin D and that she couldn't always do that. The coffee came back luke warm anyway.

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  24. JimP

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great place to have dinner and/or a drink before going to the Orchestra.

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  25. mike

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A very pleasant surprise for us. We discovered this place on open table. The atmosphere, the staff, and the food were all excellent. When in the area of Case, the Museum, or Severence Hall, we would definitely recommend.

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  26. MasashiT

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recently had the pleasure of dining with two students at Michelson and Morley, and I must say it was an exceptional experience from start to finish. The ambiance was warm and inviting, creating the perfect atmosphere for a delightful meal. The staff was not only attentive, but genuinely friendly, making us feel welcome and cared for throughout our visit. My experience at Michelson and Morley was nothing short of exceptional. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good restaurant near CWRU. From the welcoming atmosphere to the exquisite cuisine and impeccable service, Michelson and Morley has undoubtedly earned its place among my favorite dining destinations.

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  27. JayS

    Cleveland

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful evening out! The hours are variable, but usually open for dinner on Cleveland Orchestra performance days. We were lucky to find seating and enjoyed a stellar chicken and artichoke flatbread: tender chicken, herbal artichoke hearts and tangy cheese. The house salad of mesclun greens and fresh berries and goat cheese was tangy and tart and the fish tacos fresh and satisfying. Signature cocktails change frequently and our server, Ty, was on top of everything with many tables to serve. I look forward to returning in 2024!

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  28. BobG

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A real nice surprise! Attentive service, well rounded menu with tasty specials. Good value. A little hard to find especially on a Friday night. But worth the effort

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  29. DennisN

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our meal was excellent. Food was well prepared and tasty!

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  30. CherylS

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was wonderful executor the hidden location and lack of signs on Bellflower directing people to where it is.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Staff forgot about us. Price was good for the meals we received. Flatbread was not a flatbread, more doughy than it was flat. It was good though.

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  32. ErnieA

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location near Severance Hall only a short walk away.

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  33. JosieA

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was friendly and timely for orchestra patrons!

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  34. SylviaH

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole Michelson and Morley's staff is wonderful, especially restaurant manager "Michelle". She is smart, warm, friendly, helpful, engaging, and as comfortable to interact with as a family member. As a matter of fact, each time I eat at Michelson & Morley it is more like going "home" to eat and not like a paid establishment. They all make diners feel wanted and attended to. I wish only the best for Michelle, the wait staff, and the cooks. My niece and I very much enjoy eating there. THANK YOU!

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  35. FranJ

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a light dinner before an orchestra concert.

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  36. fromsolon

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Specials along with the regular menu were delicious. Definitely going back.

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  37. KatarinaC

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great, but they seem understaffed.

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  38. MatthewG

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A recent change in management and chef personnel have made this convenient dining option a shining start! Once our service began, it was fantastic and attentive. The food was seasoned well and the cook on our dishes was to the temperature requested or described on the menu. If this level of commitment to food and service continues, Michelson and Morley will be a new go-to destination for weekend evening dining!

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  39. Karen

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent menu and delicious choices ! Our server Michele was wonderful. Highly recommend.

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  40. ClayG

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Fine but on a college campus. Didn’t see that in the descriptions!

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FAQs

Michelson and Morley offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 368-0801.

Michelson and Morley is rated 4.3 stars by 505 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Michelson and Morley

11038 Bellflower Drive, Cleveland, OH 44106

Additional information

  • Cross street
    East Boulevard
  • Neighborhood
    University Circle
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking available on Euclid, East Blvd. and Bellflower Road. The Severance Hall covered parking garage is also open to the public and conveniently has direct access to Michelson and Morley.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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