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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
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.
Went to Cafe at the Modern for a business lunch. Food was great, noise level tolerable and setting, as always, amazing. Service at the Modern is impeccable -- the staff are attentive and knowledgable about the food and wine. Such a nice place to have lunch--for both business or pleasure.
Food is good. Creative and well executed menu in a pretty setting.
This time, we were not treated well by the seating hostess. We had an 11 AM reservation. She was abrupt and unfriendly. I had let my mother off at the door after searching for a place to park. My Mother will be 89 soon. She was not allowed to sit because she was not a full party. When I arrived now having walked from a distance due to parking it was 11:10 AM I was told I would have to wait because I was late. There were obviously empty tables and my mother was now uncomfortable after standing and I said we would have to sit down. We were told no, so I seated us anyway. During this time she had a nasty scowl on her face and never relaxed to smile. I had to ask for menus. I can't believe that a business would put a person like this woman to meet their customers. We still had a nice meal and we determined not to let this treatment spoil our day, but it was unfortunate.
An unfortunate visit to one of my favorite places--things just didn't click this day. Cigarette and lighter on the hostess stand;
Loud alternative music playing; The kitchen and the server did not communicate well, and instead of offering to fix the meal, server tried to justify the confusion. That said, the Greek salad is delicious, and it's always good to look over the reflecting pool.
Eating at the Modern is always a pleasure. In a spectacular building with zen-inspired views, how could it not be? But the food is always solid, too. It's sometimes wonderful but dependably several notches above ordinary. On this visit, we had chicken and steak and shared, as always. I give the nod to the chicken, which was plump and juicy and paired perfectly with asparagus, pureed peas, and morels.
I had heard so much about the modern but was sorely disappointed. Service and ambience were very good but the food was terrible. To be fair the carrot soup was good but my fish was cold and wife's tenderloin was the toughest piece of meat I have seen.
Have heard great things about the brunch but not sure I will try it.
And, it was fantastic once again. New salad items on the menu that were lovely. The only criticism I have of The Cafe Modern is that, like so many restaurants these days, they have caved to the trend of offering fewer and fewer healthy food options, entrees are pretty heavy meats
Cafe Modern tries to source locally, or regionally...which is great too. Vital Farms eggs--which is so wonderful if you eat eggs, but only the more humane kind. AND again, can't say enough how great the salads are---just amazing. I just wish there was at least one additional healthy vegetarian friendly entree (the vegetarian sandwich is super duper delicious, but its a sandwich not an entree).
Very disappointed in our meals. We were there for Sunday brunch. I ordered the Veggie Sandwich ($12.95)which is described as Hippie Whole Grain Toast, here latte da Goat Cheese, cucumber, pickled green tomato, smoked red onion, Arugula. The bread was straight out of a grocery store bag, one tomato, a few cucumbers and dreadful smoked red onion. The sandwich was less than the height of a deck of cards including the bread, with ONE slice of tomato. Marginal at best. My friend had the BLT benedict ($15.95) -eggs over cooked, sauce was tasteless and a tiny bit of bacon. The best part of her brunch was the breakfast potatoes. The overall best thing I can say is that the bloody mary's were tasty. However, when served with a small piece of wilted celery I have to say we were disappointed in those as well. Way over priced for the quality of food we received.
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