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
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.
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.
Fun lunch with very interesting, well prepared food. A little noisy once the cafe was full.
Went for Sunday brunch and loved everything we had. Started with the cheese board which had 3 different cheeses and great fixins. The pickled asparagus was especially tasty. Be sure to ask for bread because
the crackers while good give you only one option to put the cheese on. Then we had the burger and
the panko chicken cutlet. Both were good but we did wish we tried something more creative. Good
thing we had the cheese board. No for the best part, they make this cocktail called the Godfather with
Glenfiddich whiskey. It is the absolutely best scotch cocktail I have ever had anywhere. Finally the
service was super, very helpful, very attentive, friendly but not too friendly. Would very highly recommend
for a date. Very good value, drinks, appetizer, main dishes and coffee for well under $100 and the setting
Overall a good experience. Food was very good. The colorful stickers on the windows camouflaging the beautiful view outside changes the atmosphere inside. Wish they were not there.
Our server Tim was courteous and efficient. Meal was delicious and served in a timely manner.
I did not enjoy the flower murals on the windows. I realize it was part of the art exhibit, but one of my favorite things about Cafe Modern is the view. We’ll be back again!
The food looked delicious, but everything was on the salty side and I like a lot of salt. Our server was great and had us taken care of well before our movie time, leaving us time to see the exhibit.
Normally this is a great spot when visiting the Museum. The food was luke warm and service inattentive.
Excellent dining as usual at the Cafe Modern. Such a varied and delicious menu that changes!!
The restaurant was packed due to the current exhibition, but our waterside table was ready and waiting for us when we arrived at the appointed hour. We ordered the Modern Eggs Benedict, and I truly believe they were the best I’ve ever had. In spite of the crowd, our lunch arrived in no time at all. We love the ambiance of Cafe Modern and have never been disappointed.
We had a wonderful brunch experience. One of us ate very healthy and one not so much but we both got what we wanted, shared a little and left happy. Service was excellent, ambience delightful and even though they were fairly full, it was still quiet. I had a salad that was to be served with blue cheese and I asked for goat cheese instead and it was readily accommodated. We went to the movie at the Modern straight from the Cafe and enjoyed our day a lot.
We live in Dallas but come here often. The Cafe is one of our favorite restaurants anywhere. The food is superb, the staff is friendly yet professional, and the setting is hard to beat. Whether for lunch or dinner, dining here is always a treat. We'd be regulars even if this delightful restaurant wasn't attached to a world-class museum...
Excellent as usual! Delicious cuisine in an absolutely beautiful setting. Thank you for another fabulous meal!!
Capellini was salty for my taste as I eat very little salt. I spoke to the waitress suggesting it was a bit salty to me. She took my plate and within just a few minutes I enjoyed a wonderful less salty dish. Great service and the dish was delicious.
A good setting for a business lunch. Unhurried, professional service.