Dinner: Friday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
For more information, rental costs, availability and menu selections, contact Café Modern.
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.View Private Dining Details
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.
Everything was wonderful.
Lovely meal, good service, and not as noisy as sometimes is the case here.
The art is everywhere including the restaurant. I've been to many art museum restaurants this is near the top of the list.
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.
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.
Great food and service and a wonderful view. The food choices covered all our needs which range from vegetarian, chicken only and beef. The service was spot on. Wonderful dining experience
Have been patronizing Cafe Modern for years and this last time was the only poor dining experience I have had. In distinction, my wife had an excellent burger and was highly satisfied with the food. I had the pastrami hash which is the worst single dish I have ever had at any restaurant. It was greasy and with only bits of what seemed potato chips mixed with the meat, the fried eggs overdone, almost crisp on the bottom. It escaped any definition of hash that I have ever been come across.
The service was only tolerable, as our waitress seemed to be rushed, and communicated it to us. When we asked for a dessert menu she brought a single whole menu, a common and annoying occurrence, which my wife called attention to by asking "Could you bring me one too?". The waitress replied dismissively "we do not have enough but I will see if I can find one." Since there were only four items on the menu, I fail to see why it can't be printed on a separate sheet, or recited out loud by the server, let alone why it should be such a chore to find two.
Usually I very much like dining with you and looking for better times in the future thought that I should share this experience with you.
With dining out, it's often the little things that count, like not having to ask for sugar when they bring an express, as if adding sugar to an express is a faux pas, or asking for salt for your french fries, another faux pas... At least, the server should anticipate such a request and offer.
We enjoyed the ambiance and the view of the reflecting pool, with lovely cocktails and wine prior to lunch. Lunch was assorted salads (they all looked good!) and a turkey sandwich with cheese sauce. Of course, we indulged in desserts of just the right size - the chocolate is the best! This is a great place for lunch prior to a visit at the Kimbell....
The chef is very creative in ingredients and combinations. Outstanding view and feel overall. I highly recommend it. I go several times a year.
soup was inedible. jalapeño topping made us choke. all other food mediocre. service terrible. had to ask for water refills. when we said soup was inedible waitress agreed and said oh, sorry, yes the kitchen told her....but never asked if we'd like a replacement item or to deduct the cost from the bill. the view is the only redeeming quality.
Delicious food with great presentation is reason enough to dine at Cafe Modern. But there is more like a magnificent view and friendly staff. A definite on my list for a return.
This was my third visit to Cafe Modern. It never disappoints. The setting is unique and the food is outstanding - a lovely, memorable experience. I had dinner on this occasion but also highly recommend the weekend brunch.
A great place to share Fort Worth and enjoy the beautiful museum. Great service and delicious food.
Great food & great service as always. Great for brunch. Wonderful atmosphere.
Love having brunch here
Lovely restaurant in the Modern, the modern art museum of Fort Worth. Our table was on a wall of windows overlooking a rock-bottomed pond —the view a knock-out sculpture of “Conjoined,” two lightning-struck interlacing trees. Food was good, and the atmosphere was terrific. Admission to the museum is free.
One of my favorite spots to enjoy culture, cuisine and quiet conversation. Food is always good but it’s the ambiance and gallery view across the water that bring me back time and again.
One down side, service is almost always moderate to poor. I’ve had many a server that simply do not anticipate customer needs (salt and pepper, refill on butter etc). Worse yet I’ve had many a server so disconnected that when they got my order wrong, failed to realize it and when I pointed it out seemed unconcerned. Literally did not care. This has happened more often then not.
That said I keep coming back as I love the food, view and ambiance. Just have a low expectation for service (which will avoid your experience being ruined) and you will love Cafe Modern!!
I love the cafe at the modern. The servuce is attentive, and the food is well prepared and presented.
We throughly enjoying our dining experience! The service was outstanding and the food was wonderful!
Food is always consistently good. Will be glad when the flowers on the windows are gone. That ruined the ambiance of eating on the water....
I especially love lunch or brunch at the Cafe Modern. The food is great and the setting is even better!
We love coming here, the food is always excellent
To talk, get on the patio (which is freq too hot in summer, or cold in winter, but great spring and fall).
Our waitress, Reggie, was outstanding. Make your brunch resv for 10:45 if going to the art movie. They are hit big time at 11:00 if its a good movie.
Always nice to come here, sit by the windows to enjoy the view, and take in the latest exhibit at the museum. Lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
Would have given all 5s but wanted to see the view and the flowers on the windows distracted from the serenity of the water and greenery. I understand they may be removed in a few weeks. Otherwise was a perfect.
I have to say I was disappointed it took 30 minutes to get a drink and I was looking forwards to eating the flank steak from Farm 44 only to find they had NO more
Why would you cover up the windows overlooking the water so folks cannot see our. Food normally good. Today it was subpar.
Used to love this place, but the menu and food has declined.
What a wonderful evening!! Everything was incredible. The food was so delicious and the service was beyond 5 stars. We will be back.
Food was bland and tasteless. Nice views. Good cocktails.
Our reservation was for 1:30. We got there about 1:27 but had to wait til 1:40. It was a very popular place for a Sunday! Great service, but my meal arrived a good 5-10 minutes after all the others. I ordered the pimento cheese with avocado and heirloom tomato, but the tomato was a green one that really didn't have much flavor and was definitely not as juicy as I'd imagined. Whatever - I'd definitely return.
The Modern's Wine Dinners are the best ! Always an interesting winery and fun stories about them.
Love Cafe Modern! We go mainly at lunch and mainly for business lunches and I've never been disappointed.
We had a wonderful brunch, viewed the Murakami exhibit and browsed in the gift shop. We all agreed we couldn’t have asked for a better get together at a wonderful place. We will definitely visit again! I’m still thinking about that wonderful quiche!
I had a GREAT time at the Café Modern. I loved the view and how fast the food was sent out. Coffee was amazing as well as the food. Over all had a very very pleasant and enjoyable time. Thanks Café Modern for your service.
Awesome and unique dining experience!
Went for Brunch with family members. Service was excellent. The summer selections were a hit with our group. Nice variety of summer cocktails we all enjoyed a different one and all were pleased. The Salmon Benedict was delicious and a very unique taste. I would definitely recommend for a pleasant experience.
The experience was very good. The food and service were excellent. The textiles used in the restaurant area made just a little loud and clanky. The seating was comfortable. The outside water feature was nice but only a few tables are up close for a nice view.
I had a leisurely lunch here with friends. As always, service was excellent and the food was great. But I was sorry to see that the usual lovely view was obscured by an art exhibit that featured large flower drawings adhered to the windows around the cafe.