Cafe Modern

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
1457 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Specials

Friday Night Happy Hour

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

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 14, 2019

Ends: May 15, 2118

Availability: Tue-Thu 4:00PM-7:00PM
Fri 2:00PM-7:00PM

What 1457 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
GP
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again the luncheon menu selections were diverse and well prepared. The setting was wonderful and relaxing.

VV
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

80% of my meals there are pretty good and this was one of those times where food and service service were very subpar. Fall brunch menu has nothing special to offer and we never saw our server. I would have returned my salad if someone check on us. My vegetarian wife’s omelet was unflavored and they put sausage on her plate and then laughed about it upon delivery. I really wish this place was better managed.

LN
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant got a tranquil setting looking at a reflective pool in the Modern Art Museum designed by world-renowned architect Tadao Ando. It's just beautiful!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Business lunch (3 people) but so loud we could not hear each other at our table, could also not hear/understand the server because of the decibel level. Service seemed stretched thin and generally it was a chaotic loud experience.

CC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We celebrated my mother's birthday & it was a great experience. The food & staff were awesome.

WF
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

An off day for one our favorite FW Sunday brunch spots. Service was slow, food was cold, and French mimosa was mixed wrong. Still going back. A great spot 90% of the time.

JH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

I’ve had lunch at the modern several times. I thought that it would be a great place to meet friends after church Sunday. Since I normally sit by the window and there’s only two of us this day there was five of us. It was so loud we could not visit. I don’t know if the twosome tables by the window are just quieter. It was not a great place to go visit with friends

MR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I would recommend Café Modern with the caveat that the ladies and the gentleman should bring jackets and shawls. It is much too cold in the dining area, especially sitting close to the windows at the tables for two. As far as the food goes it was well presented, but too salty. My husband and I both had the quiche and salad both of which was over salted.

GG
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday luncheon... love the food, the atmosphere and the quality for the price.

TN
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was very good--I particularly recommend the Morrocan salad. My daughter always has the Modern Bendict and loves it. Others in our party were happy too. The service is outstanding. The staff is well trained and always gracious. The noise level is troublesome--all steel and glass and high ceilings--lovely to look at but very hard to converse. Don't think there is a thing they can do about it.

ML
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was happy hour time. Heard it's ok to go to bar bought 1/2 price drink, then back to table for dinner. Went to the bar, not crazy packed. The lady bartender, middle age, very tentative to a guy who just paid her & taking his drink away. Now my turn, lady seemed impatience when I said I preferred a sweeter red wine, she answered we had no sweet wine & wanted to leave me. I don't wanna stand there & ordered one on that list, not feeling good. I still gave her tips for serving me though...
The waitress, young lady, serving me was absolutely the opposite. I felt so much better, & she got fat tips!!

P
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent best chicken I ever had.i will be coming back

t
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

What a nice and welcome find. It was a beautiful setting for the very nice Sunday brunch that we took out of town guests to. We will go back soon.

JM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I absolutely love the Modern, and the ambiance and service at the cafe were wonderful. I felt the food and drinks left something to be desired (my entree and cocktail were both just bland and not that great) , but was still what I’d consider decent. I would come back for the view alone! Such a pretty place to dine.

AM
Dallas
53 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the setting here and the food is always an A+

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and views of the lake!

NC
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The grilled scallops and fried rice ball with spinach and plums was by far the most delicious, unusual and gorgeous presentation of a lunch special that w have enjoyed at the Modern. It was offered as seared, but we asked for grilled for health reasons and were readily accommodated. We love the fresh style of the new chef and staff. Summer is an amazing wait staff member and always makes our lunch outstanding. We hope that this special will be added to the regular menu.

C
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What can be said? It is an oasis in a Fort Worth desert. Super ambiance, professional service and all within the Modern Art Museum. I took a first date there for Sunday brunch and then walked the museum. It got me kissed! I'll be back and often.

r
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the view to the chairs to the food to the friendly staff, always a great experience. Love this place.

ME
Oklahoma City
18 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful foods! Gracious, calming ambiance! excellent service! Thank you!

KL
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've eaten there several times before. Their menu has some unique choices and we've never been disappointed.

JD
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place to eat in Fort Worth. Even though yesterday was super busy, due to a film showing, the staff hustled and came through as they always do.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The quality of the food is passable, but certainly nothing out of the ordinary. Our waiter was very pleasant, but also forgetful. We had to ask more than once for sweetener. When I asked for my meal to be served without potatoes, he graciously offered fruit instead. When my meal was served, there were potatoes on the plate, no fruit

JH
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite place to dine, we love the unique space, menu, and terrific service!

M
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fresh food carefully prepared and served. Clancy was our server, and she was friendly and attentive. Excellent meal and pleasant experience.

s
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Awful service, bland food and very loud party made talking impossible. Very disappointed.

f
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

My wife and I took a guest from St. Petersburg, Russia for lunch at Cafe Modern after visiting the Monet exhibition at the Kimbell Art Museum. We always enjoyed the setting and the ambiance. In the past, the food and service have been outstanding. On this occasion, however, we were terribly disappointed. The food was inferior and the service was slow. It took ages to get the bill, making me late for my first afternoon appointment. We were all wanting the Moroccan Chicken Salad, but were informed that it is no longer like it used to be when Dena Shaskan was the executive chef. My wife and our guest ordered pasta pomodoro. We were told the chicken and shrimp would be served cold. This would have been fine if the pasta had been fresh and properly prepared. Instead it all stuck together in a cold glam with no hint of olive oil or tomato sauce as stated on the menu. My tiny chicken dish was in a bland, flavorless sauce overpowered by salt. The bread basket for three persons contained three stale, poor tasting "bites." In short, it was a disaster. We will never go back.

F
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Two people split an entre but wait staff split a different (th wrong entre).

G
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service! We each ordered a different kind of Eggs Benedict (Oxymoron) and shared so we each had a Caprese and a Lox Salmon. Both were delicious.

KB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Modern is one of our special places when making the trek from Big D to Cowtown. We love it!

KB
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to see the Monet exhibit first and then had a wonderful meal at the modern. All was great.

AM
Dallas
53 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Such a lovely spot. We always enjoy dining here.

G
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we drive to Fort Worth for some museum time, Café Modern is always our first choice for a meal. We have brought many friends over the years and all have the same reaction. Imaginative menu, delightful surroundings and an all round pleasant experience.

M
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

great brunch/lunch option... view exceptional and good value!

CP
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very special space with superior food & service. Can’t be beat!

B
Dallas
44 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The service was atttentive, and the salads were great! It was a bit noisy, but the view more than made up for it. Overall, a very nice experience!

MD
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our table was waiting for us upon our arrival. Eventually they took our drinks order, which arrived pretty in an appropriate amount of time. The food was quite good, but the service was not acceptable. Basically we had to ask for a waitress to take our order. Then we waited and waited. After 30 minutes the food got there. We had to ask again for our check. The cafe was about half full, so I can’t imagine why we had to wait so long. So I don’t know that I would recommend it and I won’t be returning.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

They never recognized our anniversary, like no dessert or “welcome happy anniversary”.. and service was painfully slow! Other than that it was great!!

HL
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My husband and I came to enjoy dinner and a movie at Cafe Modern and the Magnolia Theater. This season’s menu offered great, unique dishes. I thoroughly enjoyed the Coq au Vin with Riesling and my husband liked his Tofu Salad. The portions were perfect. I had a substantial enough plate without having to lug a bunch home. The charcuterie board was excellent as well. This is one of our favorite venues for a meal, overlooking the water behind the museum, and it sparkled with the light rain this evening. Love having this option for dinner now.

WP
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I love the Cafe Modern. The food is always outstanding. Great place to have lunch. Beautiful location and building.

1
2
3
37

Tweets by Cafe Modern