Michelson and Morley

4.4
414 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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Heartfelt
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food quality was excellent, service very attentive yet not rushed, ambience attreactive and noise not intrusive. Would certainly frequent in the future.

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RhondaP
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Open table confirmed dinner for two Friday at 7pm.....
They were closed
Not open Friday night
Would love to give it a thumbs up, but have no idea

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vipBarry
Cleveland
49 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a great little find. Highly recommend. Somewhat limited menu but every thing available is very good. Prices reasonable. Cocktails excellent. Only mild complaint is that parking can be tricky. Third or fourth visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time

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8out
Savannah
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Always pleased to have dinner at the restaurant before our concert at Severance.

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DonaldH
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good food. Good service.

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Sunshine
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed dining at Michelson and Morley and have in the past as well. However, our table was next to the open kitchen and loud barks from the kitchen chef became somewhat annoying. All in all we plan on returning during our next visit to the Cleveland Orchestra or Art Museum.

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CatduCLE
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelson and Morley is our go-to restaurant for Cleveland Orchestra concerts and other events in University Circle. From the hostess to the servers the staff is always friendly and professional. The food is well-prepared and the beverages are nicely chosen and created.

Note for first-timers: make reservations at least several days in advance (at least) and allow an hour and a half or more for a relaxed dinner before a concert (especially if people in your party have mobility issues). If you park in the underground garage next to Severance Hall you can follow the signs to the Tinkham-Veale Student Center (a great option in the winter or inclement weather).

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MarkG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff appears to enjoy working there. They were fun to watch and were friendly both to each other and to the customers.

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vipnancy123
Cleveland
68 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tofu dinner was delicious as was the calamari. As usual the service was terrific. Great dinner. Thanks Mary Jo

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GaryC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Super service and very good food. This will become our go-to restaurant for dining before the symphony. A superb casual experience.

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vipmhd16
Cleveland
52 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellant food and amazingly low prices. First class service and presentation. Convenient for attending Cleveland Orchestra concerts as it is in the Case Western Reserve Veale Student Center and shared a garage with Severance Hall. You park inside and never have to go outside to go to both buildings.

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pfudor
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location with easy access to Severance Hall. Plan to park in Severance parking garage or on Bellflower if you can find a a spot (limited parking meter parallel parking, but meters stop at 6 pm, so you can have a nice evening without parking cost). Service was superb. Loved our hostess and waitress. Wine selection was excellent. Main dish of scallops superb - moderate portions/not excessive food. Everything was lovely.

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JohnK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

LIked to new menu and the food was a notch up over past visits.

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vipHalleBros
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A little off the beaten path but worth seeking out. Food and service were very good. Look forward to a future visit.

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KarenC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel we are privileged to have such a fine, high quality, reasonably priced restaurant on our campus. It is run very professionally, staff is professional, and all this in a lovely appointed environment.

Moving on to the menu, it is diverse, phenomenal quality and always professionally serviced. My personal motto is: " presentation is everything." No matter what I order, the plates always have some garnish to make it attractive. Salads aren't just salads there. Yesterday I had a side salad to go with my hamburger. At other places, side salads comprise greens with a tomato. Not at MM, there were spices with a unique dressing as well. I haven't had a hamburger in Cleveland as good as MM's. When I do, it's a $20 meal.

Thank you for the wonderful service you provide with exceptional wait staff. Always pleasant, I am never treated as just another customer. I find no reason to leave campus to dine when your outstanding restaurant is only a few steps away.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New menu! Love that they frequently keep things fresh! Mary Jo was a very considerate host and checked to see if I needed a quiet place for my lunch meeting. She was able to accommodate us very easily! Great food and service!

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AnthonyO
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The burgers were excellent and flatbreads did not disappoint. This restaurant is hidden in the back of the student center so was a bit hard to find but totally worth the walk over from the art museum.

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vipDonna1
Cleveland
26 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food. Great chicken sandwich. Nice atmosphere. Good service.

Modern.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious! Excellent service.

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vipWorldcurious
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the most wonderful service from Jason. We didn't realize that M&M is only open for dinner during concert nights. We had been somewhere else, so arrived a bit late for our reservations, but you would have never known it. The staff could not have been more welcoming nor given better service. The food was delicious and we had a lovely evening.

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JudE
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was prompt but not pushy. The waiter's entree recommendation was excellent. The food was very good, as was the wine. Everything was reasonably priced. The atmosphere was classy. It was a quick walk to Severance Hall. Overall a wonderful experience.

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JodyT
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. We dined there before a holiday concert at Severance and it was super convenient. Based on the quality of the food and service we will be back for other occasions as well.

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vipBarry
Cleveland
49 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice rest

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vipDeborahS
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an enjoyable dinner with friends prior to the Xmas concert by the Cleveland Orchestra.

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JULIANND
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and great choice for dinner before a Cleveland Orchestra concert.

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Eps29
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Dinner before Cleveland Orchestra. Food was excellent but waiter took a long time to come over to our table the first time and then even longer to get our drinks.

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MaureenG
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely presentation of food. Lamb sliders were med.-rare & tasted great. Enjoyed the wine selection. Was a great spot to eat before we attended a concert @Severance Hall.

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AntS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very well prepared and i love the attention to seasonal ingredients. Service was okay in general, server seemed preoccupied and took a long time to get our bill.

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8out
Savannah
18 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The restaurant was very chilly and the hostess was very patient while we found a place more comfortable.
Dinner and service was very good.

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JOYCEW
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect before Severence. Convenient, variety in menu and good value

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vipRobG
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, the staff was extremely kind and responsive. The service was great. We really enjoyed our experience before the symphony. It will be our new place for dinner before orchestra concerts!

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JaniceT
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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papa5
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best pre-concert venue near Severance Hall. Tops in every way.

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vipLNM2
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Not at all presumptuous, good food and convenient to Severance Hall

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vippmrthird
Philadelphia
802 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant on Case Western Campus. Menu changes every three months. Thoroughly enjoyed the fried Brussels Sprouts! Also the blacked shrimp Po-Boy was excellent too!

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CarolD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A great place for a dinner before a concert at Severance Hall. We had perfectly cooked fish with asparagus still with a bit of a fresh snap to it, delicious. I loved the pairing of an apple slaw and curried squash puree with the nut-crusted walleye. The server was inexperienced but polite and in no way did she detract from our experience.

The restaurant is a little hard to find as it is inside a university building. A hidden gem though. We will be back. Great value and very good quality. Highly recommended.

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AlexD
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Perfect for pre show dinner at Severance Hall. Make reservations for show nights

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Knitwit77
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food - Mary Jo does a great job in managing the flow of customers and wait staff. she makes it a very nice experience on top of the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Ate here before concert at Severance Hall but little disappointed with restaurant location being in the Case Western student union building. Food was excellent and service prompt.

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

Michelson and Morley is rated 4.4 stars by 414 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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