Cafe Modern

4.6
1311 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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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
1 review
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
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 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
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
4 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 4, 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 28, 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
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 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 21, 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
41 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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