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 Restaurant, Patio/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 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)
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.
New menu offerings are interesting, artf ...
New menu offerings are interesting, artfully presented, and tasty. Sea bass over stir fry veggies was delicious and serving was appropriately sized. Veggies were garden veggies(corn, squash,beans, celery)cut into small bites.
Baba Ganush was best I have had.
The ambience provided by the architectur ...
The ambience provided by the architecture of the museum makes this restaurant definitely unique. Not only is the food a great taste experience, with interesting choices, but the view in that room cannot be topped! If one is looking for a romantic spot, this is it! The service is excellent and unhurried. I highly recommend it.
We've been coming to Cafe Modern for ove ...
We've been coming to Cafe Modern for over two years, mostly for brunch though sometimes for Happy Hour. We have yet to be disappointed during any of our visits. Excellent service, good food choices, and great value for the money.
Excellent place for friends to meet and ...
Excellent place for friends to meet and visit. Good food and service. Peaceful scenery overlooking museum water feature. We felt
comfortable to linger over food and drink and we're very pleased it was quiet so we could hear each other.
My husband and I enjoyed a lovely brunch here. The room is so calming and the view so peaceful that just entering is a spiritual experience. The food was beautifully presented and perfectly delicious. We ordered the seared tuna salad and the Chinese chicken salad and both were wonderful.
Special place, great food!
Brunch before Magnolia at the Modern. One of the restaurants at the top of our list.
Recommend to everyone we know. Menu changes often, servers are wonderful, very
accommodating for dietary needs. Great view of outdoors, reflecting pool. Love it!
This is always a great place for a leisu ...
This is always a great place for a leisurely lunch. I enjoyed the entrée, but the dessert choices need to be changed. Savory is not what I was looking for, sweet and chocolate was on my list, and they really didn't have anything to offer.
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