Cafe Modern

4.6
1301 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
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.
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Happy Hour Friday's

Happy Hour Friday's from 4 to 7 with half price beer and wine!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 28, 2018

Ends: December 29, 2117

Availability: Fri 4:00PM-7:00PM

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OT
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I might go back for wine and apps but was not impressed by our dinner. We had the crab cake special appetizer but I’m not sure there was any crab meat in it. It tasted like filler only. The short rib was dry, like they forgot to put a sauce on it. And we didn’t understand the pomegranate seeds on top. The cauliflower fritters were great and we also enjoyed the cheese plate.

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ME
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Once was a great place to eat and then in Oct, Nov, and Dec it seemed to go down hill rapidly. We only returned because we were attending an event at the museum and saw it seemed to be recovering based on reviews. Doubt we will ever return. Service was terrible. My wife must have gluten free and the server brought her contaminated food. Food was cold and average at best. Not worth the price.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cauliflower fritters were delicious, as was were the braised short ribs and the swordfish special.

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BB
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Beautiful setting at night. Half price bottles of wine Friday night was a wonderful surprise. Dinner and a movie - a great night.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 1st time at Cafe Modern and we absolutely loved it. It was a nice romantic date with music playing on Friday night and the scenic view outside. The food was also delicious. I definitely recommend the seared tuna.

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JC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food but the main dish was brought out to close to when the appetizers were served

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d
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing grilled pork chop 1.5 inches thick and cooked to perfection. Great service and ambience!

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NJ
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

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JH
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful and delicious place to dine whether you are there to see the museum or are doing other things in the area.

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BP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time to Café Modern and was extremely pleased. The diversity and uniqueness of the dishes really made it fun and all five of us thought all our dishes were excellent. The only disappointment was that for some reason we thought it had a buffet for Sunday brunch, but not.

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CD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We came for brunch. The food was good, not great. We ordered two mimosas each. I guess the original with OJ was on special, though I didn't realize that to get one that was offered with grapefruit juice was twice the price. The food items are supposed to be better quality, so I guess that explains the higher price, but I think I can do better elsewhere. The view from the restaurant looking outside was nice, but the view inside, very so-so. Nothing special. The service was good. I liked that you could have conversation with others at the table(not too loud).

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OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Entrees were excellent. I never order chicken dishes at restaurants as chicken is a staple item and easy to make. The boneless skin-on chicken breast was the best I've ever had. Perfectly crispy skin, moist & well-seasoned meat. Prosciutto in salad expertly crisped. Shrimp appetizer not worth ordering. Tasted like standard shrimp cocktail served in always-difficult-to-navigate martini glass. Ambiance relaxing between indoor & outdoor lighting and stillness of the gazing pond. As usual for a restaurant on a Friday, a bit loud inside, but did not take away from views. Bar understaffed, making drink service take long. Service was prompt and friendly on all other counts. Will def return.

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CD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Four of us came for Friday dinner. The service was good and I liked that it was quiet enough for us to have conversation with each other. The view outside was nice, but the view inside was nothing special. Food was good, not great. The portions were very small. I think we all left hungry even after ordering dessert. I understand that the meat and produce are of better quality, but I was not satisfied with the value of our meals and drinks. For those reasons, I will probably not return to dine at this restaurant.

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MP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a quiet and great place to dine. The food is exceptional as well as the service. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to all!

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Y
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious lunch in a beautiful tranquil setting

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MH
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was okay, the setup was nice, our server was kind of terrible. Refills on coffee took nearly the entire meal, we ask for more bread and it came toward the end of the meal. She also took the breadbasket when we were done with our food without asking if we were done.
I was annoyed the egg options didn’t specify if the eggs were pasture raised in addition to cage free so I skipped those options.
Overall it was a fun experience and I would recommend if someone wanted so,etching different but still affordable.

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a
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place to eat in Fort Worth.

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MM
Dallas
59 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding server in a beautiful setting. Prompt service.

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I
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Despite the reservation offering a "happy hour special" none of the happy hour specials, besides half off bottles of specified wines, were available to dining room guests. Aside from that, the view is nice, wine list is extensive, service was fair.

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S
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Normally love the modern but the food was not up to par. The spinach salad was too much spinach and few other ingredients and the squash Mac was very over cooked.
Hoping it was just an aberration.

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S
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cafe Modern is always a great experience. The menu changes with the seasons. The drink specials are always creative and delicious. Friday night dinner has a special menu and brunch menu on Sunday has a great variety. I highly recommend the Texas Cornbread Benedict!

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AK
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting and great place for brunch or luncheon in a casual setting. Food and service are very good. I made a reservation online which enabled us to get a great view for a party of 6 on a busy Saturday morning.

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AA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service, a little on the pricey side for the value you get.

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NH
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful choice for an upscale lunch with a great friend.

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b
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Thoughtful and well represented menu. Well prepared food with attentive service. Quiet room with beautiful views. A place to come regularly

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CW
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It is always fun to eat at Cafe Modern. It is my favorite spot in Fort Worth. The constantly changing menu always has something interesting to offer. The Modern had been promoting eating there while the lights are up. The trees are well-covered but the color is monochromatic (it is a missed opportunity; check out Vitruvian Park). All in all the lights were nice, but oversold.

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EH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars at the Modern and never disappointed with our experiences there. Tonight we also had the added beauty of the museums Christmas lights displays. Wonderful evening.

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ST
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Went for brunch with a reservation. Cool view of the water and sculpture. Get the traditional eggs benedict. They were delicious!

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AW
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch/brunch before heading to the Kimble (also, perfect if going to: The Modern, Amon Carter, Science Museaum, Cowgirl Museum, anything at Will Rogers Complex, Casa Manana, FW Botanical Gardens, etc, etc, .... you get the idea 😉). Haven’t been in a while and menu seemed updated and all we ordered was delicious. Great gluten free options for those needing it. All choices were fantastic. View over reflecting pond is superb. Waitress friendly and efficient. Looking forward to returning and would recommend to others!

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JM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The menu is always interesting, unique, and well prepared. The noise level is the only downside. It’s difficult to have a conversation.

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H
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is good with a nice variety of choices. Quite loud at lunch.

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C
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had to cancel due to sudden illness. Contacted Cafe Modern. This review is based on other events held at Cafe Modern, which have all been very satisfactory.

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P
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant whether it is for dinner or lunch. I love this restaurant!

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PK
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful setting, great food and service. One of our favorite spots in Fort Worth

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ME
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We eat here a lot and normally have good experiences but on Saturday we would have been better off bringing sandwiches. The chicken breast was tough and salty. My wife couldn't eat it. My food was bland and cold even though it had "hot" on the name of the dish. The was waitress was slow and inattentive. One of the pieces of bread served to us appeared to have a bite out of it. They did give us a five dollar credit as a result. Way too little too late. For what they charge you expect an upscale dining experience. This was a disaster. In spite of the good experiences in the past, I doubt we will ever go back. I feel robbed of my money, time, and experience.

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JT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful.

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SG
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely meal, good service, and not as noisy as sometimes is the case here.

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W
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The art is everywhere including the restaurant. I've been to many art museum restaurants this is near the top of the list.

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OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was surprisingly enjoyable. From the view to the meal was much better than expected. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for outings with friends, dates and special occasions.

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SM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided on Café Modern for a nice ladies Sunday Brunch. We were seated quickly and greeted by our waitress (Summer) She was very knowledgeable on the menu and very helpful with a substitution for someone that could not eat tomatoes. Food was delicious and presented beautifully. Definitely want to return for dinner.

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