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.View Private Dining Details
Very nicely prepared, creative dishes. Service is attentive and pleasant. A great place for lunch in the Cultural District.
Cafe Modern is a great lunch spot with a varied menu, excellent service,and great ambiance.
First time there. Daniel was our server. He was an outstanding server. Food was awesome sauce. Will be back
The food was surprisingly mediocre, especially the Asian bowl. They seem to be very creative with the menu wording but not with the dishes. The “modern” eggs Benedict was nothing spectacular and underwhelming. The Asian bowl was literally one “normal” slice of brisket one might get at a BBQ place, that was cut into smaller bite size pieces placed around a pile of rice and a smear of bbq sauce. A very unimpressive $15 brunch ítem.
One of my favorite aspects of the restaurant is the view of the grounds of the museum. The service is usually very attentive and the food selections rotate seasonally and have unique flavor combinations. On this last visit, I tried the asparagus quiche and it was good. The new waffle was flavorful as well.
We love this place so I’m not going to say this place is the rating I gave it based on our meal last night. They just changed menus and it was 50/50. Maybe they’ll work on the kinks. However we do hope we never have our server again. She was zero help with wine selections and when she suggested items on the menu we questioned if she had even tried them for example she said the sorbet was creamy bc it had coconut milk and banana and I guess that can sound creamy but the texture was icy and crunchy like it has freezer burn.
The best way to round out a day of museum visits in Ft. Worth.
With the stunning Modern Art Museum as a backdrop, the delicious, creative menu, excellent service and comfortable space will enhance any occasion from casual to more formal.
We love the modern but this time...our reservation still meant waiting nearly 40 min for a table only to be seated by the check-in desk. Last few times it seems the overall management has gone down...waitstaff was awesome though!!!
Lovely service. Good food. Beautiful location.
The food and service were excellent. It was a little loud, and I was disappointed with the table we were given in that it did not have the view I hoped for. We probably got the worst table in the room. But the escargot appetizer was top notch. My date was happy with the wine that we chose and I was OK with it. Both appetizers were great.
If you want to tour the museum exhibits, reserve a table after 8:00 when they close. There is misinformation on the web that the exhibits are open later on the first Friday of the month. That is either out of date or just wrong. We will return another time for the art. Probably the food too.
We had a great dinner sharing appetizers and salad!
Want to impress your date this is a great restaurant. Most of the dinning room has a view of the lake, the city skyline, and the picturesque structure of the museum itself. The food is exceptional- with lots of healthy options and excellent pairing of side dishes and beverages.
Never had a bad meal here. I really like the restaurant. It is also very handy to all the museums.
Excellent food and service. Wonderful wine and drink menu as well.
This place is a gem, especially for brunch!
Great atmosphere, Great Food, Great Service and a Great View!!!
The view is amazing and the space is beautiful. The food is very tasty for brunch with a twist on some favorites.
A choice setting to enjoy world class architecture while dining with friends. Friendly, efficient and attentive service is available from a well trained, smart staff. The food selection is from a creative chef who knows the business of using best ingredients with interesting chemistry for delightful taste. The plate presentations give cause to pause before consumption. Wonderful experience for brunch.
Lovely! Will be back.
My daughter, granddaughter had a wonderful time both in lunch and touring the Art exhibit. It was a delayed Christmas gift from my daughter. We decided to wait until Valentine's to use it. We had a great time we love the view. It is quite elegant. Thank you for a great time
It was outstanding!
We left our credit card after paying the bill. The server not only tried to run after us, but then went back and got our phone number off the reservation and called us. We said we were turning around and heading back and she met us outside at the curb. Very nice service, especially considering it was Valentine's night and they were very busy.
Food was not worth the price, ambience is great and beautiful. Server was not familiar at all with menu and wine menu. To spend $200 in this place, you can do it elsewhere and have your money’s worth.
Great food - variety on the menu. Service was good; food and drinks served in timely manner. Loved looking out at the shallow pool of stones and water
As always the menu was interesting and varied. Service was great and my food cooked to perfection. It is one of my favorite brunch places.
We've eaten here several times but this time was disappointed with the food. The chicken I paid extra for on my salad was over cooked and dry. My husband sandwich didn't have much taste. It will be a while before we come back.
Sadly, this was the worst experience at Cafe Modern we have had. We go often because the ambiance and food is usually great. This time, despite a two day advance reservation, and not a holiday mind you, we were seated in the dark corner table in the back of the restaurant. So, I could have managed that if all else had gone well--I realize that not everyone can sit in the beautiful main dining area. But, nope, just got worse. It was as if the waitstaff forgot about us at first--took a long time to get ordered and drinks came out slow. Then our food arrived and it was various version of cold ---sad sad sad. The poached eggs in the benedict were barely cooked...which was just gross. Most of us ordered the same dishes, so it was a bust all around. Since I have have had many good experiences at Cafe Modern, I will obviously go again. Maybe they have changed management or something...I hope they can get the problems fixed.
I have been here many times for Sunday brunch. It is always very busy and a bit loud, but the menu is interesting and the view is outstanding. Beautifully presented cocktails.
Our first visit. It won't be our last. Started with a craft cocktail, complex and refreshing. Authentic French onion soup and a fresh salad with pear, walnuts and blue cheese. The bread basket had tiny, moist corn muffins plus dried cranberry and chocolate chip scones. I had one for dessert with a cup of excellent coffee.
Our server was just lovely. I wish I remembered his name:( Service was prompt, well-paced, just right.
Very enjoyable evening. The ambience with all the well lit trees and glass made for a beautiful evening. Our server Clancy was extremely polite and focused on making sure our dining experience was extraordinarily. Will definitely go back.
Great Birthday celebration!
Great food and ambiance! Food and service has been SO slow on our last few visits.
My grilled cheese sandwich with wild mushrooms and applewood bacon was the best sandwich I have ever eaten.
I wish the waiter had asked about "special occasion." It was my birthday.
This was my first time to dine at Cafe Modern. I loved it!
I had the turkey sandwich, pasta salad, and a glass of Brancott Estates Sauvignon Blanc of New Zealand.
I had the Sicilian Cheesecake for dessert.
If poasible, get a table next to the floor to ceiling windows for the amazing and lovely waterfront views.
The food was not only delicious, but had a great presentation as well. I love the Sauv Blancs of New Zealand, so I was very pleased to see the Brancott Estates as an option by the glass.
The prices are not excessive, given the ambience, flavor, and presentation.
Cafe Modern is such a lovely dining experience, and serves as the perfect compliment to your visit to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth.
Service was great as always. The chicken was over charred on my salad and a little tough but other than that everything was wonderful. The ambiance is my favorite thing about this place.
Amazing food, service and we loved our server Clancy!!! Highly recommend!!!!!
I love the Modern Museum and organized a friends' get together lunch at Cafe Modern. While I always look forward to being at Cafe Modern, nine times out of ten the food disappoints. This time on a cold wintry day, I chose hot tea, the asparagus cream cheese soup (versus French Onion), and a grilled cheese/mushroom sandwich. I would have preferred something hot and healthy with vegetables. The soup was so rich, I only ate 3-4 spoonfuls. The grilled cheese sandwich was also very rich and I could only eat half. $25 . My other 4 friends also left food on their plates. I hope the restaurant studies food waste and uses the information to update its menus. The service was attentive and unrushed.
Cafe Modern continues to deliver a grand experience. I have mostly eaten brunch here, but occasionally had dinner. I highly recommend it for the view and food.
We've been to the Modern Café a few times. The food is always good and portion sizes plentiful. The drinks and dessert where great too. However on this particular occasion we were seated next to a wall where the air conditioner was blowing down on our table all evening. Within 5 minutes of our food arriving, it was below room temperature due to the cold air blowing down on us. We do enjoying coming to the Modern Café and would recommend it, but be cognizant of where you are seated.