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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
It was Mother's Day, so the staff was quite busy, though I think we could have been waited on a little more promptly.
Can a place be upscale but really casual? That describes Cafe Modern. If you go on Sunday you can tour the museum free.
Really noisy though.
The dining room was busy and the staff seemed frazzled, as one would expect on Mother's Day. It was unusually loud and my party had a hard time conversing over the noise. I don't understand why they did not offer patio seating- the weather was perfect. Our server was prompt and courteous, and the food was as good as ever. I did not enjoy the ambiance like I usually do.
This was my third visit to Cafe Modern. I took my mother for brunch on Mother's Day, and the restaurant was full of families celebrating. The food (greek chicken salad and a quiche special) and service were wonderful. I was expecting a bit less than the usual flawless experience given the holiday, but was very pleasantly surprised that (other than a bit more noise than usual, which was totally understandable given the day) everything went smoothly. We were seated right away, service was prompt but not pushy, and the food was fresh and absolutely delicious. We sat next to the window and were able to enjoy the reflecting pool and sculpture while we ate. Overall a lovely lunch!
We were disappointed with the service at the Modern. We usually have a good experience but on Mother's day that was not the case. To top it off, our dessert included melba toast and it was so hard to eat, we just left it. We asked our server about it but he said that it is always hard to chew melba toast! We also asked for a mimosa, he forgot it, we had to remind him when he finally came to our table.
Wow, what an incredible experience! My wife and I had reservations for Mother's Day Brunch, it's one of the busiest days in the restaurnat industry. We checked in with the host around 30 minutes early and were told he would have our table ready in around 10 minutes or so. What a surprise.
We were seated right by the reflecting pool with a beautiful view. Our attentive server took our drink order and brought us a basket of assorted breads. Yummy.
My wife ordered the asparagus and Brie quiche and I ordered the lobster and shrimp mac and cheese. Oh my goodness, what incredible brunch entrees. They were both so delicious. We'll definitely return again in the future.
The food was wonderful. I took my mom and daughter for a Mother's Day brunch. Unfortunately our table was next to a a girl who was crying and arguing the whole time because she wanted the perfect wedding. Having to listen to her ruined the mood and nice view.
The view and atmosphere is always great. Very tasty turkey sandwich with a side of snap peas, cucumbers, and carrots in a rice vinegar dressing. The waitress was not super friendly but got the job done in a timely manner. We were here for lunch on a Friday and enjoyed it very much!
We enjoyed our lunch very much. Love the Modern.
My only comment, every time I dine there, I notice the wall to the right when entering the Cafe. This should have a color or Modern painting. After all it is an art museum. This would certainly improve the ambiance of the bar area. Also for evening dining, if the silver tree outside was lit, it also would improve the ambiance of the dining experience. Thank you.
We dined at Cafe Modern as part of a night out together. We are always greeted warmly and treated professionally by every member of the staff. They know what we like and can make excellent recommendations when we want to explore new combinations. Although the food is typically a delightful culinary experience, this night was a particular treat. As we contemplated our meal selections, we nibbled on a tasty assortment of mini breads and a glass of La Posta Pizella (Mendoza, Argentina) red wine. The salad comprised berries, almonds and salad greens tossed with a citrus honey vinaigrette, followed by an entree of spring pea dumplings and roasted baby vegetables complemented with an Indian-spiced tomato cashew sauce and a green pesto. It was a feast for the eyes as well as the vegetarian palate! The ambience was filled with positive energy as we enjoyed the stunning views of the museum grounds aand surrounding, overlooking the water and the magnificent architecture that is The Modern.
Eclectic menu. More of a lunch menu then traditional breakfast. I was able to order bacon and eggs over easy off menu easily and it was delicious. Enjoyed the venue, beautiful. The room has concrete and glass and high walls so noise is an issue. It's easier sometimes to hear the conversation from the person at the next table than the persona across from you. Our server seemed distracted with other tables hence it took a while to get our drinks.
Easter Brunch and first time at Café Modern. With a full restaurant and hard concrete walls, the noise level was high. I enjoyed the grits and BLT benedict but my wife did not care for the grits. She prefers creamy grits. My wife ordered the veggie omelet and was pleased. She liked the potatoes but I did not care for the oil used to cook the potatoes.
Service was prompt. Hint - try the violet gin drink.
We went to Cafe Modern for Easter....we had a reservation and were seated promptly. Had great service even though the restaurant was full. The food was excellent and nice portions. Afterward we walked around the museum. I hope we can make this an Easter tradition.
My oldest daughter said it was the best burger she ever ate! I took my three daughters to the Modern to go to the Museum for the youngest one's 13th birthday, and the Cafe is my favorite restaurant in Texas. It has a gorgeous view, but the food is amazing, incredible, delicious. Definitely a place for foodies, "fancy schmancy" and good for clean eating.
I've eaten at Cafe Modern in the Modern Art Museum many times, and they are always great. The only improvement would be to have brought silverware to the table when we sat down so we didn't have to ask for it, and to bring the wonderful gourmet breads to the table also without having to ask for it. These were minor issues, as the food was fantastic and the service was responsive to every need.
The setting in this building by architect Tadeo Ando is beautiful. Also very calm and soothing. But this time the food really left quite a bit to be desired. There were very few/none choices for someone on a restricted diet. Every item on the menu was really reaching to be different rather than well prepared or delicious. And prices pretty high for serving size and quality. I have eaten here several times and in past was always excellent and worth the trip to museum.
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