Cafe Modern

4.5
1326 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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GF
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saturday brunch is terrific with a nice range of delicious offerings. It’s also a very attractive setting.

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RK
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super fun staff. Great wait staff! I took business women there, and we really enjoyed it. It's always a great time.

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BG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, interesting menu with lots of different well thought out choices. And artfully presented

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AB
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was delicious and it is a nice view overlooking the water, but service was poor. The server was not attentive and I had to ask for the bill 4 times before getting it. We were almost late for our performing arts matinee show.

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OT
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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SD
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful spot to host friends overlooking the water and the lights of the Modern. The ambiance is great. We enjoyed the short ribs this evening particularly. The service is very attentive. Definately will return on another Friday night!

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M
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Rather disappointed. Despite being only half full, service was fair at best. Flavors were good, but my pork chop was very fatty, and about 25% inedible--not good for the price. I love the ambiance, and a great Fri night "date night" location, but not worth the prices in my opinion.

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ST
Little Rock
13 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere is fabulous and the food is an excellent value. Great menu that changes with the season.

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MW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The quiche was extremely good. The waiter was very attentive and the view outside the window was very calming by the waters edge.

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SR
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

The view is very hard to beat and we had great service considering our table for 2 turned into a table for 3. However, the food was very heavy handed on the salt. The third member of our party was the only one to order chefs plate and it was far better than the other two menu items. I would recommend ordering the chefs plate no matter what. The other meals were so salt and sour it took away from the overall experience.

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DB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mother and I used open table to book a reservation while we were attending a dance convention for my daughter at Will Rogers. I explained we were on a tight schedule. Our waitress was wonderful! The food and service were terrific. Five star experience.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

To be fair, this is the first time I've had an issue at Cafe Modern. I had a reservation at 12:00P, upon arrival I checked in with the host who informed me my table wasn't ready but it would just be a few minutes. It took 30 minutes to be seated, the host somehow thought (thought because I never asked for it) that I wanted a particular table which had people having lunch when I arrived. Never did it occur to the host to ask if I wanted a specific table or any table would be fine, he took it upon himself to make the decision. The food was cold but I did not want to send it back as I had already complained about the 30 minute wait and didn't want something going wrong with my food. After finish our entrees, we weren't asked if we wanted coffee or dessert, our check was presented to us. They must have been eager to get rid of us.

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W
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place and once again it was a wonderful dining experience. But I was a bit disappointed to learn that the museum no longer offered free Sunday admission so it got me wondering, why doesn’t the Cafe offer incentive to its dinners for a free admit after you dine or at least a discount!?

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FW
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely Saturday brunch. Daniel was a wonderful server.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jessie my bartender was friendly, informative, and very helpful

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The service was no adequate for price level. Bred basket was not offered, the water was spilling coffee all over the cups, sun was in our eyes with no protection. However, appetizer was really good. Steak was decent. We tried it once, there are other restaurants in the area that are better.

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TN
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I go here often in spite of the fact that the food is mediocre. The descriptions are lovely and if you stick to the omelet or hamburger you are ok. The salad descriptions are lovely but always are heaps of lettuce with a scant amount of the promised fruit or other vegetables. This time the chicken that my daughter added at additional cost was tough and dried out. My Reuben Sandwich was so greasy that I could only eat half. If the Modern didn't have such lovely movies, which makes eating here convenient, I doubt that I would eat here except for the lovely atmosphere and service. Have a drink or coffee and dessert--that's safe.

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F
London
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding, as usual. Daniel is so attentive and anticipates a diners needs. We just love him and always try to get him as our server.

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JP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such thoughtful and delicious dishes are a delight every time! Dan was an amazing server that really made an impression with everyone in the group. Wonderful brunch that is one of our favorites in town!

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JF
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Setting is beautiful and menu very interesting. The room is very loud, making conversation difficult. Server greeted us promptly, got our drinks and order and then all but disappeared. I had to get salt and pepper from another server. Drink refills didn’t happen till the end of the meal.

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MD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The tuna dish was artistic and delicious.

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JG
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for lunch and enjoyed everything about our visit, top notch. The only problem was the menu on the open table app was not the same as what was actually able to purchase.

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MR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food are always impeccable and you couldn't ask for a better view. It's all the little details that make this a place I keep coming back to.

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Y
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

フォートワースに週末トリップした際にブランチに利用しました。とても素敵な空間でした。始めに出てくるパンとココナッツタイカレースープがとても美味しかったです。

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OT
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
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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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

It was an elegant evening for us. Nice atmosphere. The vegetables were excellent, the beef was a little dry.

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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
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

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JH
Dallas
20 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
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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
20 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious lunch in a beautiful tranquil setting

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