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About Cafe Modern
Café Modern chefs blend seasonal, local ingredients inspired by culinary traditions from around the globe. Their artfully crafted cuisine is served against the backdrop of Tadao Ando’s world renowned building in the celebrated Fort Worth Cultural District. Whether enjoying a weekday lunch, Friday night dinner or a relaxed weekend brunch, our genuine hospitality will ensure a memorable dining experience.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Friday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
With its stunning location in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and its serene, reflecting-pond backdrop, The Modern can host an impressive corporate event or the wedding reception of your dreams. From start to finish, our team of planning professionals will handle every detail of your event. Our staff will prepare your food with the same care and attention they provide our individual café customers, and will make sure your special event is nothing less than a masterpiece.
For more information, rental costs, availability and menu selections, contact Café Modern.
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
With its stunning location in the Modern Art Museum and its serene reflecting-pond backdrop, The Modern can host an impressive corporate event or the wedding reception of your dreams.
Cafe Modern Ratings and Reviews
We have never been to this museum. I went with my fiance who heard about a cat documentary and knew his girl liked cats so he told me about that. When I reviewed thr museum I saw cafe and brunch so I made an open tabke date. We enjoyed our entire experience. Dan provided our outstanding service seeing about getting us to the show on time. We will definately make The Modern another date in the future.
This is not our first time here - we're members at the museum and this is one of our preferred locations for meals with friends who have kids. The outdoor garden with reflecting pool is ideal - kids get to run around without disturbing others and parents have a line of sight to them so they get to enjoy their meal. Win-win.
This time, our server was just not in the mood. We're low maintenance, and weren't time pressed... but our friends commented (unprompted) that she seemed angry and irritated, even taking our drink orders.
Food was good, weather was great and we got to have brunch with old friends.
This is our favorite restaurant in Fort Worth. We're not big on their dinner offerings, mainly due to price. But we hit this place for brunch on the weekends and also the bar prior to movies that the museum offers.
Quick, efficient service. No loud cellphone clowns. Excellent bar.
We were disappointed in the food as well as the bread basket. It had been a long time since we were there...food quality seemed to be down. The bread was at least day old and cold. Our soup was very fresh, but the grits were not cooked completely. The bacon had a burned flavor.
We will try it again. The table was poor because we made reservations late.
We like having dinner at the Modern after a museum event. Meals here can range from okay to really good. This visit was okay. My wife's lamb was dry, lacking seasoning and I thought she should send it back, but she didn't want to wait since my dish had been served. Also, it was supposed to Persian and the rice could have been Uncle Ben's with some yellow food coloring. Her spinach salad had a great dressing, but could have used more goat cheese. In fairness, I ordered the mussel appetizer as my main course and it was pretty tasty.
We were a few minutes late for our reservation and the hostess let us know she needed our table at 730 even though about 1/8 of the tables in the restaurant were full. Not a great welcome to the restaurant and a bad taste before we ever sat down. Waiter was a little slow and not as attentive as he could have been. They had a ramen noodle bowl on the menu and the noodles were not even homemade. My husband for halibut and we felt it was overcooked and dry. The ambiance was the only good part but honestly for a date night it was a disappointment.
I love eating at the Modern, a well-kept secret for Friday evening dining. The menu is always interesting and the food fresh. This last dinner was good but not best I have had at the Modern. My halibut and broth was good but under-seasoned, and same critque for my son's ramen soup with the smoked duck egg. The smoke was delicious but it lacked other flavors to balance.
The physical restaurant is very nice, probably one of the nicest in fort Worth. With walls of floor to ceiling glass looking over the reflection pond and courtyard of the museum. Food was good but nothing special when comparing to other restaurants in the same price bracket.
While the setting was perfect, with the restaurant overlooking the beautiful lagoon, the dining experience was far less than anticipated. I'll give the management credit for opening on a special occasion day, but virtually from start to finish, the meal and service were not up to par. The three course fixed-prix (which I do not recall was disclosed when I made the reservation) was less than appetizing. My wife had the vichyssoise soup with white asparagus and pureed spinach which had NO taste! I had the lobster bisque that while flavorful, the dish was served "luke warm". As for entrees, we had the prosciutto-wrapped halibut (again, the only flavor was that of the proscuitto) and osso buco (ample serving and very tender, but lacking in seasoning). The only other offering was mushroom risotto. The best was last: a serving of three tasty and small offerings of chocolate mousse, lemon tart and parfait. All in all: not what I had expected for a special evening. I will say the restaurant appeared fully booked and table rotation was very active the entire time we were there, so perhaps our disappointment was more due to needing a limited (though perhaps not ideal) menu and need for additional but untrained wait staff. Having said all this, we have dined there before on less-than-special dates and will try again on a less traffic-ed occasion.
Valentines date; perfect venue for a romantic Valentine's date. Go to the museum before dinner and then wine and dine your significant other!! They had a special Valentine's menu, but regardless the food is always fantastic. The device was great, we took our time and talked more than we ate. The drinks were great as well!!
Brunch wasn't as we expected as the menu is limited and the food average. The Thai soup needs a little heat. It had very little flavor. The waffles were nice with the infusion and the bacon perfectly cooked. The French dip was the best with a lot of flavor. Service is slow, but if you are there for the view, it's ok. It is VERY loud if you go around noon. If you want to visit, plan your time a little later.
Cafe Modern is always a delectable dining experience, with friendly (but professiona), knowledgeable staff. There is always something new to experience. Dining overlooking the water in view of The Modern's spectacuular architecture is a must!
Delicious cuisine that is seasonal, local and expertly prepared. Novel combinations of ingredients remind me of the innovative Michelin starred restaurants I enjoyed in France. For example, maple and bacon ice cream along side a molten chocolate tart! To die for. The ambiance is spectacular as well with large windows and an impressive view. We went with our family and friends of our children and all had a spectacular time. It's a great place to go when in the arts district. I give it my highest recommendation and will continue to drive from Dallas to frequent this venue.
It was a bit load due to Friday night bar group, but quieted down later. The manager was very helpful in allowing us to select a table less exposed to the noise. The food was interesting and tasty, as always. We especially enjoy the view over the reflecting pool with the reflection of neighboring buildings. Decent wine list, if not expansive, and our waiter directed us to very nice wines. We come here often after attending exhibits at the Kimbell. And I should note that Cafe Modern anticipated the Stock Show crowd and had an officer screening people so that only those going to the museums or Cafe Modern could park in their lot. Very helpful otherwise we would have been hard pressed to find parking. Thanks for that !!
Service was mediocre and so was the food.
I was actually quite surprised as I had been here before and had an excellent meal and sterling service.
The crab/ spinach omelet was set and not will seasoned. My friend's dish of the Latin eggs Benedict was tastier.
The waiter was not at all attentive and somewhat impatient.
Our table was lovely by the window and we had a nice visit. I am hoping this is the exception and not the rule ... overpriced for what we hadas well.
I had a delightful lunch with friends at the Cafe Modern. It was a busy Saturday, so it was good that I had made a reservation. I like the menu choices which are always a little different in a good way. The view of the serene pool of water just outside the windows makes for great ambiance.
My family has eaten at the Modern about twice a year since they have opened ( we don't live in the area). We have always been happy with the quality of food and the price. This weekend we ordered the queso fundido and were extremely disappointed. It was a quarter size of dried up cheese that wasn't the quality we expected. I had the pistachio and mixed greens with chicken which was good but not real impressive. My brother had the wagyu cheeseburger and said the blue cheese was a tad bit overpowering. Also, the basket of rolls and scones were dry and hard. We love the view, so we will probably go back, but if the food isn't up to par, we will just stay on the museum side.
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