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.
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 made reservations and arrived exactly ...
We made reservations and arrived exactly on time to a chilly hostess and had to wait for 10 minutes even though there were 4-5 open and clean tables in sight. We were then seated along a wall in a corner when there were other more appealing tables with a better view. I could have insisted on a better table but didn't make a fuss. They never sat others in the open tables while I was there. I think those with reservations should be seated promptly in the best areas available. Next time save the corner wall for walk ups! Encourage friendliness by hostesses and waitstaff please.
Lovely view. I was a bit disappointed th ...
Lovely view. I was a bit disappointed they no longer offer a free mimosa with the purchase of movie tickets. It was several (more than 5) minutes before a server appeared at our table Food was good. The sauce on my eggs was ok, nothing special. The restaurant was louder than its been in the past. Overall you go for the view more than anything else.
We had a very unfortunate experience. Tw ...
We had a very unfortunate experience. Two people in our party ordered the Wagyu strip steak medium rare. It was well done. Our waitress returned the entrees to be re-done. 30 minutes later they were presented again every bit as well done as the first time. The gentlemen serving them (not our original server) said "they were medium rare when they were removed from the grill" and argued that they were indeed medium rare. The entrees were rejected again and we asked for the check. They comped the two entrees that were satisfactory and gave us a gift certificate for a future meal but I doubt we'll use it.
Highly recommended/rated yet a little sh ...
Highly recommended/rated yet a little short on fabulous. Arrived for early weekday lunch, and it was not crowded. Veggie tacos were quite soggy, while the caprese sandwich was worth every bite. Can imagine other places I would return to before this one. Museum view from the restaurant is truly lovely if you are facing the correct direction.
Try it, but using the word try. Perhaps my expectations were too inflated for an otherwise pleasant meal.
I will never go to the Sunday brunch aga ...
I will never go to the Sunday brunch again. Your lunches, during the week , are interesting, perfectly served and delicious. This 60th birthday gathering was a mess. We had a gathering of 8 people, service was painfully slow and food was only adequate.
Lunch at the Modern. Met some friends f ...
Lunch at the Modern.
Met some friends from Dallas at the Modern for lunch. Gorgeous view, exceptional menu with food that's so good and service was terrific. What a way to visit with friends and also a worl class art museum.
We were there for brunch and the Animee ...
We were there for brunch and the Animee show. Food was tasty but felt cheated because of the lack of it, I ordered the ceviche for $15.95 and requested the red bell peppers be left out and instead ended up with the tiniest scoop of fish. Not worthy of the price.
As always excellent food and service. I ...
As always excellent food and service. I had the cheeseburger and both of my friends had the omlet with salmon. Both said they would certainly order again - that is our test when it is excellent. Burger was great. The staff always are so friendly - they truly act as if you are special guests in their home.
We dined for lunch here at the Modern fo ...
We dined for lunch here at the Modern for the first time this week. In a nutshell, the menu is quite extensive with pleasing selections. The food was prepared expertly and the service was friendly and efficient.
A couple of negatives though....the total bill was over $90.00 for two apps and two main courses for lunch. This is very expensive compared to other good Ft. Worth lunch restaurants. Also, we had lunch in the large round dining room. That room is essentially constructed of concrete and windows and thus, was very loud! The noise was almost to the level where we had to almost shout at times to be heard.
The service was very poor and this was s ...
The service was very poor and this was surprising. We had 9 people at or table and thus gratuity was included. The server never asked us what we wanted to drink. We had to wave her down to put in our orders for drinks and for food. The entire brunch was 30 min too long due to the inefficiency of the server. And to note, it was not busy that day. Basically , poor service , poor food. Disappointing.
We had a lovely table by the window. Th ...
We had a lovely table by the window. The brunch menu is fantastic - a nice variety eggs dishes, interesting salads, and heartier entrees. The restaurant was busy, but never felt crowded or hurried. The only odd thing was that our waiter consistently addressed his suggestions, etc. to my friend, even though I had made the reservation and brunch was my treat.
There is always something new on the men ...
There is always something new on the menu and it's usually delicious. Wine list is safe yet still interesting. Good cocktails. And you can't beat the location/ambiance. Food + wine + art make this worth returning to on a regular basis, which I do!
Wonderful setting, windows needed cleani ...
Wonderful setting, windows needed cleaning though but overall ambiance was modern, neat and beautiful.
Ate the duck and scallop dishes which were cooked/seared nicely and flavorful. The prices might have been about $10 overpriced.
Still, we had a lovely experience and hope to try other dishes before the season is over. (menu changes each season)
The restaurant view is fabulous Our se ...
The restaurant view is fabulous Our server was nice Two of us ordered the Bourbon BBQ pork ribs. They were horrible! Very dry and way too much cayenne pepper. The waitress recommend this, obviously she doesn't eat the food.
We ordered the " lemon lavender sorbet". It comes out the color of brown. Right then we knew something was wrong. We all took a bite and could not even eat it! It was so full of lavender it was gross!! Very disappointed in the food.
No desire to spend that kind of $$ again at Cafe Modern.
We were there on Sunday, 7/17/16, 11am r ...
We were there on Sunday, 7/17/16, 11am reservations. This is my favorite place for Sunday brunches. I got to choose the place for the Sunday brunch for this time. Of course, I picked Cafe Modern! I had the Peaches and berries waffle and scrambled eggs. So very good!!! The waiter was attentive, friendly and professional. It IS a little expensive, but the experience was worth it. Thank you!
Cafe Modern is one of the best spots in ...
Cafe Modern is one of the best spots in the Dallas-Ft.Worth metroplex for a sophisticated brunch or lunch. We happily drive the 30 miles to get there, combining a marvelous meal with a walk through the galleries.
Brunch is a lively combination of expected and unexpected fare--all the entrees we have sampled in the past three or four visits have been delicious. The Bloody Mary is Southwestern in its orientation, and it is one of the best in the area.
Downsides? It's noisy when crowded--concrete isn't very forgiving. On our visit last Sunday, I was surprised the the normally excellent "Breakfast Potatoes" appeared to be diced large and dropped into the deep fryer. New cook?
All in all, Cafe Modern is a wonderful way to start your Sunday off.
I have been to this restaurant many time ...
I have been to this restaurant many times and always thought it a good spot. Was meeting the parents of my daughter's fiancé for the first time who live close to Fort Worth and thought this would be a good place bec the view is lovely and the food has always been pretty exceptional. (And I wanted to see the Frank Stella exhibit.) What a disappointment in the food. I had Vichyssoise which was thick with little taste. The 3 of us had salads. I asked the waiter if my salad had dressing on it and he assured me it did. However, the lettuce was totally dry. Two of us had this salad and there was no dressing on either one so we asked for some dressing on the side and the waiter brought it but kept arguing that there was dressing on the salad. I will go back for another chance, but this was not a positive food event.
The view and the restaurant itself are v ...
The view and the restaurant itself are very unique. The soups we got were not piping hot. I do like nice hot soup. These were luke warm. The baba ganoush was good, but we ran out of bread before we ran out of baba ganoush. The waitress was kind and brought more when asked. She came by our table to refill water and I had hoped she would notice that we were out of bread but still had more "dip". I was under the impression that Cafe Modern offers a fine dining experience. I was disappointed. The fact that it is in a museum is appealing, but I probably won't return.
My husband and I have been to Cafe Moder ...
My husband and I have been to Cafe Modern before. This time we brought a guest and we will not do that again. It is very difficult to hear conversation without leaning from one person to the next...impossible if you are seated across from each other. Usually our food is above average, but this time it left a lot to be desired. There was egg shell remaining on my poached eggs benedict and my husband's burger was too large to eat as a sandwich. He had to finally finish it with a fork as an open face sandwich.
My sister and I love to meet and eat at ...
My sister and I love to meet and eat at Cafe Modern about every three months or so. It is beautiful and memorable. You definitely want to ask to sit by or near the huge windows. It seemed as if the large groups were in the rear of the space, in a much less scenic area. But for couples or smaller groups, the seating in the striking window area, added to the unusual food , great service and unique cocktails make it perfect for special occasions.Cafe Modern can make any brunch or lunch into a special event.
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