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.
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
Had reservations for 2 months for a grou ...
Had reservations for 2 months for a group of 4. Staff was not attentive. Received drinks after we received meal and potatoes were cold.
Never offered dessert or coffee.
This happened the last time we had appetizers and wine. We could not get anyone's attention because their friends were at the bar.
Beautiful view but will not be back!
I love Cafe Modern, especially on the mu ...
I love Cafe Modern, especially on the museums's First Friday events when the exhibits are open late and music and beverages are available in the lobby. Makes for a very festive, exciting evening all in one location. Our meal this time had two big hits, an interesting dish, some mehs and one fail. The fried oyster appetizer was more fry than oyster, only the freshly marinated veggies underneath saved the dish. The bibb salad was under seasoned, and our server's only fail for not offering some fresh ground pepper. The duck breast and the sea bass were fabulous, perfectly cooked and beautifully plated. Exactly the quality I expect from CM. The curry vegetables perfumed the entire room with a heavenly fragrance, but the bite I had (tofu) while interesting was a little underwhelming. The scent was better than the flavor. The pheasant with dumplings was a complete let down. It tasted ok, but, if it was my cafe, I would not have let that plate out of the kitchen. When you are serving what is essentially chicken at an elevate price it should at least look better than mystery meat in a bowl. Great deal on the reserve wine list that night--much appreciated.
The dining room is attractive and busy, ...
The dining room is attractive and busy, the dining crowd seemed to enjoying themselves as evidenced by the noise volume, which was a little loud for a museum café. Our server was attentive, and knowledgeable about the menu items. The wine list was more than adequate. The menu items, for such a small selection, could have been better executed. The warm cheese appetizer was disappointing and small. A spicy item did not have enough inherent flavor, a comfortable choice was a little bland. A starter salad hit the right notes, chocolate and fruit preparations excelled at dessert. Overall- good but not great. Pricey.
I ordered the jerk chicken and quinoa sa ...
I ordered the jerk chicken and quinoa salad. It looked so unappetizing that I almost sent it back! But I didn't and it tasted ok.
Our waiter was pretty lousy. Very unhelpful with the menu. Took forever to refill our empty tea glasses. But after dropping off our check he kept trying to take it before we'd had a chance to put a credit card in to pay!
I feel that the food has been the most d ...
I feel that the food has been the most disappointing element of having a meal at Café Modern. I used to think of it as such a treat to take friends to brunch and visit the latest movie or exhibit. I will think of other options in our future, frequent visits.
Lovely place with lovely food. Amazing ...
Lovely place with lovely food. Amazing experience, loved the sweet potato poutin with duck confit as well as their fish special. The service was courteous and prompt. We visited the museum first, had lunch and then took a stroll through the grounds. A nice day indeed.
Cafe Modern is always delightful. It's ...
Cafe Modern is always delightful. It's our favorite spot for brunch on Sunday and we try to manage it every couple of weeks. The menu changes seasonally and the chef always manages to come up creative, flavorful appetizers, soups and entrees that intrigue and never disappoint. If you don't try it, you'll never know what you have missed.
The setting is so pretty at the Cafe Mod ...
The setting is so pretty at the Cafe Modern and we always love the food there. I chose the Cafe Modern because the setting is so pretty and also because it is quiet. My mom and her friend both wear hearing aids and I wanted a place were they could meet and talk without noise interference. The restaurant was very comfortable and they were able to hear each other plus the food is lovely. We will be back for lunch soon!
Went with my wife for a Sunday brunch an ...
Went with my wife for a Sunday brunch and got the Modern Eggs Benedict with a side of Bacon; she got the Torta-style Eggs Benedict, both of which were fantastic. Also got a glass of some delicious Texas Honey Cider. The food was excellent, the staff was courteous (although a little on the slow side), and the ambiance was bustling, yet still cozy. When we finished eating, we took a tour of the museum, which is free on Sundays (huge bonus for eating on Sundays!). I recommend getting a reservation since the place is quite popular. Top-notch place; will definitely make it a regular dining spot!
Menu is pricey and portions aren't huge ...
Menu is pricey and portions aren't huge so probably should plan to eat again soon. However, the view is excellent and they have a very unique menu. Menu has an Asian flair and ranged from Southeast Asia to Indian.
Have enjoyed Sunday brunch several times ...
Have enjoyed Sunday brunch several times before. Was looking forward to sharing the atmosphere, food and spectacular view with a good friend. Reservations were made, arrived prior to seating time, was told seating was 15 minute behind. Re-checked in a number of times, was told "working on it". After the line cleared and now 45minutes later. I inquired again and was told, they could not find my reservation. She could not seat us, I showed her my reservation on my I-phone. A table suddenly opened after another staff member recognized us from previously.
From this point forward, we enjoyed a great view, wonderful waiter, and very good food. Received an apology from waiter for the long wait.
Would recommend better reservation management, or staff scheduling for such busy times.
As always: EXCELLENT ambiance lovely wit ...
As always: EXCELLENT
ambiance lovely with view over the water to folks gamboling on the grass, in the sunshine
food beautifully described, elegantly presented, deliciously devoured
from arrival, through seating, to food service/table busing all staffers were attentive, attractive, personable, and able to answer questions quickly and clearly
We had the Sea Bass. It was dry & tastel ...
We had the Sea Bass. It was dry & tasteless. Bread was stale. I ordered a cocktail and was almost finished with meal when waiter said it was coming soon. There were only five tables so it shouldn't have taken so long. I canceled it. Will I go back? NO
Everything was wonderful except it took ...
Everything was wonderful except it took a long time for a waitress to come to our table when we were seated. We could see wait staff standing around talking and no one was coming to take our order. Once our waitress did come, the service was wonderful.
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