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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.
Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
Cafe Modern Ratings and Reviews
Our server was wonderful! She was prompt, so helpful with a really warm personality-and the FOOD!!! I had basil tomato soup followed by grilled marinated shrimp, creamy grits with bits of applewood bacon and crispy greens on the side.
Can't wait to go back! The nightime view of the cobalt blue lit museum reflecting off the water made the entire evening complete!
I went with a friend for a casual Sunday Brunch and was pleased with the nice atmosphere and good food. The eggs benedict were tasty and came served with excellent home style potatoes. It was nice to have a room with a pretty view and a noise level that allowed for easy conversation. Will definitely be back.
The setting is beautiful; the ambiance serene; the food outstanding!
Our waitperson seemed new at the job and did not know the menu. She did not bring extra bread that we requested and she got my husband's order wrong. The mistake was quickly corrected. And the meal was so wonderful that these little inconveniences did not detract from the overall experience.
This has always been a mother/daughter occasion and now we have three generations for this special outing. The food used to be so inspired we couldn't wait to see what was on the menu. I ordered fish and chips thinking my granddaughter might eat some. Unfortunately, she shared her mac and cheese with me as I sent my plate back. The batter was not cooked through, the fish had slimy skin on it and had not been cleaned properly. Usually dessert is a hit but it was a big dud. Our museum day tradition may not last much longer which makes me sad.
I booked a table for 6 then had 9. I am always told if I have a table for 8, it has to be one check. This is unacceptable as there are 8 individuals eating. People now use credit cards not cash! I got 2 tables one for 4 and one for 5. The service was extremely slow and we had no time to order either coffee or dessert. Our reservation was for 12:15 and we went to the Modern Theater at 2pm. A glass of wine and a main course in 90 minutes! I would appreciate a call back re this review.
We had read a review from a few days ago which wasn't very positive, so not sure what to expect this time - our last visit wasn't up to par but this one was EXCELLENT in all area - service, food, libations. We were so pleased as we've had such good experiences in the past - and this was back on track and beyond!! - We usually go for lunch after a visit to one of the museums - and will for sure be back again!
i had been before and had a better experience. this time, the food was just ok and the service was not good. Our server was so slow - she decided to stop and chat with another server with our ice tea order in her hand for a full 5 minutes. then cocktail order came another 5 minutes after that (15 min after seated). Ice tea refill was diluted with coke! very strange. In general, just felt like the whole place (kitchen and service staff) didn't care too much about making the food and service an excellent experience. It's a beautiful spot to eat with a great view. They need to step up their game to match the atmosphere.
Disappointing service leading to underwhelming food. Our service was slow. My wife's was served the wrong dish the first time and the server left my food at the table to get cold while her meal was remade. Water was only if we asked. This was only our second time to visit this restaurant and we were really looking forward to it. After this time, I am not certain we will return.
We celebrated Father's Day at Cafe Modern on Sunday. We were looking forward to the usual wonderful experience, as it is a go-to special occasion place for us. Unfortunately, it seemed to be one issue after another. None of the children's options were egg free, which was a no-go for my son. The chef burned all the quiches, one of which was intended for my plate. The substitution provided arrived cold and inedible. The bar had run out of the proper whiskey for the cocktail my husband ordered. Not to mention the expected wait time considering it was a holiday. It was a MESS. Our waiter comped my meal and gave us a heaping bowl of sorbet as an apology, so he did all he could. But it really makes me question whether we can rely on a restaurant we love to deliver.
My husband and I were in Ft. Worth for a Kimball exhibit and decided to dine at the Modern Art Museum Cafe Modern. The setting is lovely, as it is surrounded by a shallow pond that comes right up next to the exterior tables inside the glass. The menu was varied and I had a difficult time deciding what to order. He really enjoyed his grits and shrimp, and my softshell crab banh mi sandwich was good. I was not a big fan of the coconut milk drink special, which was not at all sweet and sort of bitter. We enjoyed the carrot soup and the choco ganache dessert. We actually went back the next day for lunch when we were still in the museum area -- different brunch menu for the weekend. Had grits, bacon and cheese (appetizer) as an entree and pea filafel. And, we used Open Table and were assured of a seat both times.
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