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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.
Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, 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
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.
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.
Sarah, our waitress, was a delight and very attentive to our needs. My grits bowl arrived and was only lukewarm, poached egg was barely cooked and white was still slimy. Sarah graciously took it back and a fresh one was redelivered. Grits and pork were hot but again the egg was terribly undercooked. By then other diners at the table were more than half finished so it was not sent back again. Other poached eggs at the table were lovely but for some reason they couldn’t get mine cooked properly in the kitchen. I would not order that dish again although I adore grits for breakfast/brunch. Coffee was good and hot. Lovely view out the window table but temperature of the facility was a little too cool.
We were lucky to find this beautiful spot, which is located in the art museum, The Modern, in Fort Worth. (We had initially picked it for the menu, which is also very good--but the museum is world class). Anyway, if you can dine outside on the patio--a sublimely beautiful spot overlooking the large water pool that surrounds the notable architecture of the museum. Service was good and the food was quite nice, especially complimentary bread basket, the corn chowder, salad and Eggs Benedict. Chicken and eggs was good--but not outstanding. Coffee was delicious (necessary at brunch) and the tasting sample of truffles was fantastic. Very interesting flavors and not too much food. We will return when we are back in Fort Worth, and if you can, visit the museum as well as the collections are quite fine.
The Modern menu has terrific descriptions of food that often turns out to be unremarkable. I can wholeheartedly recommend the Eggs Benedict and the hamburgers--everything else is chancy.
I love the atmosphere and the staff and visit often before the Modern Movies in spite of, not because of, the food.
Always love eating at the Cafe Modern. The restaurant looks out onto the shallow water pond and the view is very relaxing. The decor of the restaurant is appropriately modern and minimal leaving the art to be the beautiful food! The wine and cocktail list is impressive, the food is consistently delicious and the portion size is great. I have been twice, once for Easter brunch (LOVED the purple mimosa!), and once for a holiday dinner with family before seeing a movie at the Museum's Theatre, and both experiences were excellent. Great value for the price.
Cafe Modern is a splendid place: spectacular view onto the museum's reflecting pond, excellent service, delicious food. You will never feel rushed. Great place for conversations. Beautiful outdoor area. Go visit the museum before or after. Our favorite place to bring people together.
As usual, Cafe Modern had fantastic service and food. My wife and I so enjoy sitting inside a large, but cozy space, with a view out the floor to ceiling windows of the beautiful grounds outside. It's a sublime experience we never get tired of. It's a "must" treat, even if you don't take the time to enjoy the museum itself.
I had the Melon Salad with Marcona Almonds and Bleu Cheese. While the salad was delicious, absolutely. There was only one small fig, quartered on the salad, and ten almonds. I added chicken to the salad and it was fine. There was only about two teaspoons of the blue cheese on the salad. The service was perfect. The setting divine, as always.
Our server was wonderful! She was prompt, so helpful with a really warm personality-and the FOOD!!! I had basil tomato soup followed by grilled marinated shrimp, creamy grits with bits of applewood bacon and crispy greens on the side.
Can't wait to go back! The nightime view of the cobalt blue lit museum reflecting off the water made the entire evening complete!
I went with a friend for a casual Sunday Brunch and was pleased with the nice atmosphere and good food. The eggs benedict were tasty and came served with excellent home style potatoes. It was nice to have a room with a pretty view and a noise level that allowed for easy conversation. Will definitely be back.
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