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Michelson and Morley

3.9
3.9
438 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 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (216) 368-0801

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tony Smoody

  • 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 438 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JF

    JasonF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    I have dined at Michelson and Morely several times in the past and have always enjoyed the food. On this last occasion, however, I was sorely disappointed. The server informed me that they were out of several items that evening including my first entree choice so I opted for the burger, which I have ordered in the past. While waiting for my meal the table next to me informed their server the burger they ordered was missing an item. The server apologized that they were out of that item. So, I had a sense my burger would be missing that item as well. Before my food arrived my server informed me that they were out of the salad dressing I ordered and I opted for the red wine vinaigrette instead. When my food arrived both the salad and burger were not as ordered. The salad had a creamy dressing drizzled on top rather than the vinaigrette. I mentioned this to the server who said he would bring me another one. When he returned with the salad it appeared to be the same salad he took away only with the same creamy dressing mixed in. I told him I no longer wanted the salad. The burger was nothing like the burger I was expecting. The meat patty was small, overcooked, and dry. Rather than the bacon jam/aioli there were a few limp pieces of bacon laying atop the patty and some plain mayo smeared on he bun. The pickled onions were nowhere to be found. I was like a bad backyard BBQ burger. Given the problems with the burger at the next table and the issues with my salad, I didn't complain further. Again, knowing the quality of the food I have experienced at the restaurant in the past, I was disappointed in this visit. I will certainly consider other options before trying M & M again any time soon. I will add the soup of the day, roasted tomato, was delicious.
  2. JN

    JoanN

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nicole took care of us and was perfect service. Thank you
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Slow service and food was average
  4. m

    musiclover

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very convenient and good option before a concert at Severance
  5. NM

    NancyM

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Took a while to get our food Evan though it didn't seem all that busy. But food was good and servers were pleasant. I definitely will go back.
  6. P

    Partholon

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We have been here before the pandemic. It was always a solid experience back then. It has lost most of its panache. Keeping in mind the restaurant is a service of the University; service was okay, food was also just okay, the value has diminished. Maybe it was just an off night? The whole University Circle experience has deflated.
  7. PH

    PatrickH

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We made reservations on line and received confirmation. We arrived to find the restaurant CLOSED. Clearly the Michelson and Morley forgot to update their web site.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderfully fresh food, well prepared .
  9. BS

    BrockS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Food and restaurant were good. Server was terrible. Never greeted us. We asked for water without ice for everyone. She only brought one glass without ice. She spilled water on the table and never cleaned it up. She took almost 10 minutes to take our order. The manager had to assist in order to get everything corrected.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    25 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    This restaurant used to be so good, it has gone seriously downhill. The service was so rude and our food and drinks were slammed on the table. We asked for things like dressing and sauce and it was brought to us when we were basically done. The rice noodles were hard and had no sauce or flavor, it was like they were made days ago. The price for the food was way too high for what was delivered. It was just horrible, very sad
  11. m

    muemmelmann

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    we enjoyed our dinner very much, very good service, nice atmosphere. unfortunately there was no desert option. we liked the fact that there was no tv!!!
  12. P

    Pitt90

    Cleveland

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The team appreciated our being there; the food was very good; and the service was solid. A great place to go pre-symphony or CWRU event.
  13. L

    Lewlb

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Much better than in the past. Great menu from my non exotic standpoint. Instead of turtle speed in the past, service was prompt, friendly, and efficient. Will be back next week.
  14. KC

    KarenC

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent value, great choices, moderate prices. Server was excellent, checked back to see if we needed anything. Highly recommend this restaurant
  15. s

    sascha

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    This restaurant caters to the university community, so it will probably improve considerably when the semester begins. In this in between time, they were out of a fair number of menu items, the food was so-so, and the service was slow (which was surprising as we were the only table).
  16. E

    Eat4fun

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sandwiches and fries were excellent as usual. Chocolate mousse desert was outstanding.
  17. S

    Suzi

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for on-campus events. Flatbreads are excellent.
  18. PG

    PickyGourmet

    Cleveland

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Michelson & Morley is a very stylish and lovely intimate restaurant. It used to have more creative, tastier food, but what we had for lunch (the grilled Caesar salad and a Cobb salad) were okay but lackluster. No bread comes with either one; you have to order a separate bread basket. And they were short on wait staff (although not too crowded), so drink refills were never offered. Given the price point, there's not a lot of motivation for me to return in the near future.
  19. M

    Martin

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and pleasant atmosphere
  20. RR

    RobertR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Nice setting for everyone else but with a reservation for two we were ushered to an around the corner no view small table. Not sure why. Salads for lunch were fine, but not so much for service. Salads served for example with no napkins or utensils. Should not have to go fetch for yourself. Server did not follow-up on anything. For example, did not offer any refill on iced tea or even water. Felt second class.
  21. M

    Mitty

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    I was thrilled that they finally had a fresh fish dish on the menu. That’s been my complaint with this place pre-pandemic. The food was outstanding and we had wine at lunch which was also very good. If they had the same sliced tuna dish on the menu eveRy day I would be there once a week.
  22. JN

    JoanN

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was Delicious and served Beautifully. It was a late lunch so was not too crowded which I preferred.
  23. KC

    KarenC

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal well prepared, but I miss the former frites
  24. MJ

    MaleneJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The server was polite, knowledgeable and accommodating. Enjoyed the food as well.
  25. l

    live2eat

    Cleveland

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very pleasant lunch. We met an old school mate and it was nice to have a quiet, faculty-like dining area on campus. A small but diverse menu. Try something out of your comfort zone. You won't be disappointed.
  26. A

    Anonymous

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    For a sit-down lunch in mid-campus at CWRU, this is really the only game in town. That is both good and bad ... overall, the food is delicious and the menu always interesting with lots of variety. The service has always been gracious but very, very slow; if you are in a rush and on a lunch hour, this is not the spot to visit.
  27. g

    gaila

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I have always loved M and M for its food and ambience. On this visit there were only a few people, and it was almost too quiet. I was very disappointed that the "frites" were now French fries. In the past the frites were a highlight of the meal. Bring them back! I will try again, as I like to bring students to M and M for a special meal. Wish you could open for dinner......
  28. D

    Dazi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Food and Service was subpar. Disappointed. Its not how it was pre-pandemic.
  29. KA

    KristinaA

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Delicious veggie burger and lovely ambience with a beautiful view of the Case campus. I look forward to going again.
  30. H

    Heartfelt

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  31. RP

    RhondaP

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 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
  32. B

    Barry

    Cleveland

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 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.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time
  34. 8

    8out

    Coastal Georgia

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Always pleased to have dinner at the restaurant before our concert at Severance.
  35. DH

    DonaldH

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Good food. Good service.
  36. S

    Sunshine

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 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.
  37. CC

    CatduCLE

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    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).
  38. MG

    MarkG

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  39. n

    nancy123

    Cleveland

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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
  40. GC

    GaryC

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

FAQs

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

Michelson and Morley is rated 3.9 stars by 438 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 2 times today
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

  • 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.

  • Executive chef

    Tony Smoody

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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