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Thu, 6/21
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10:30 PM
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Cafe Modern

4.5
1203 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
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  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Friday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(817) 840-2157
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Denise Shavandy
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Catering
With its stunning location in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and its serene, reflecting-pond backdrop, The Modern can host an impressive corporate event or the wedding reception of your dreams. From start to finish, our team of planning professionals will handle every detail of your event. Our staff will prepare your food with the same care and attention they provide our individual café customers, and will make sure your special event is nothing less than a masterpiece.

For more information, rental costs, availability and menu selections, contact Café Modern.
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Cross street
University
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Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

An absolutely woderful environment. The view was nice, overlooking the water, the service was very good, and the food was excellent !

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Fathers Day lunch

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Great ambience if you’re sitting by the windows. You must have a reservation to get in for brunch. Food and service was subpar. I won’t be back.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

My quiche at brunch was stone cold, so that was disappointing. Plus the whole room was like a freezer, so I should have brought a sweater. But you can't beat the ambiance.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great location, varied menu, polite and courteous staff. Be sure to make a reservation to avoid disappointment!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

It’s always a favorite for special occasions. Jesse is our favorite waiter. Table 57 is out-of-the-way in a little bit more quiet. Acoustically it can be a little loud looking out over the water.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

The food and service could have been better. It seemed there weren't enough wait staff. I ordered eggs benedict and it was not warm. The bloody mary wasn't mixed, and the vodka was all on top.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

A nice addition to your visit to the Museum. Love the openness and the view. Looking forward to the next rotation of entrees.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

This place is too noisy and freezing cold. If you go, bring a sweater or something to wear while in there. You cannot hear the people sitting at your own table without raising your voice. The menu has a terrible selection. They expect anyone who eats there to be a health nut. Our service was decent, but nothing exceptional. I would not waste my money going there . It is overpriced and puts on airs it doesn't have.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We love Cafe Modern for after church brunch on Sundays. The service can be a little slow (we got our lunch 45 minutes after we arrived), but it's a pleasant place to hang out. The food is excellent. Just don't go if you're in a hurry.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

I normally love Cafe Modern and it’s long been a brunch staple for me and friends, however it was just “Ok” this visit. My eggs Benedict were fairly tasty but both bland and blah looking in their taste and presentation. The breakfast potatoes tasted like undercooked potatoes o’Brian from “simply potatoes” or whatever in the grocery store refrigerated section.
Service was good. Coffee and mimosa tasty. Good company saved the meal but for $40, I expect better.

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The coconut cardamom waffles had a sprinkle of coconut on them and at most 10 less than bite size pieces of fruit and hardly a spray of whip cream. Hardly as lusciously described as on the menu.
The breakfast potatoes were tasteless and the eggs Benedict was fair but definitely not worth a return visit.
There are much more appetizing spots in Ft Worth for brunch, but the view is beautiful.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great brunch. Nice seasonal changes to the menu.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Cafe Modern is always good. We have never been disappointed in the quality of the food or the service. The menu is not extensive, but they've got something for everyone, including the best burger in town. The fare is fresh, local and seasonal. It changes with the harvest.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Beautiful setting, great waffles

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Amazing as usual... Always a treat to have bruch there.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The food is consistently delicious and creatively presented, and the service is impeccable. The view over the water is stunning.

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2.0Dined on June 3, 2018

I ordered the asparagus quiche and it was tasteless. The bacon was cooked to order and the salad was just ok.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Four of us celebrated a friend’s birthday. Great ambience. Dined while overlooking the water. Our server, Rosa, was great. Although my friends ate their meals, they were put off by the lack of variety in the dinner menu. They opted to go somewhere else for dessert. I will return, though.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Several at my table had the Asparagus Quiche, which was delicious but all thought the serving was rather small..

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Table was good as was the service. Started with bread service - except for roll all were overcooked but not warm. Ordered an appetizer to share which was good but out entrees cme out almost at the same time. entrees were not hot, just warm. They weren't busy so there was no excuse.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

My husband and I took his mom to have lunch before a movie at The Modern. The food was very good, with large portions, and creative flavor combinations. Sadly, the service was sooooo slow. It was brunch time on a Saturday, and the restaurant was not busy. It's a great place if you're not in a hurry.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

I frequently am disappointed in the food at the Modern--the descriptions are exotic, the food is sometimes meh. I think they work too hard at being "out there." But, I keep going--the view is lovely, the service is terrific and I can always count on the Eggs Benedict, a good drink and good coffee. This time, tho, they managed to mess up the potatoes--some strange spice that made them taste sour. No one at our table liked them. So we had dessert instead. Maybe that's their plan!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

The view is almost as spectacular as the food. And, wow! The food was amazing from the fried camembert to the delicious chocolate cake at the end. Looking forward to going back.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Excellent restaurant--my favorite! The food is always delicious and service outstanding!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Wonderful for lunch with colleagues.
Excellent service, wonderful atmosphere, great food.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Perfect spot for lunch with friend(s).
Food is always fresh and beautifully presented.
Wait staff is friendly and accommodating.
I love that it is not too noisy and one can enjoy a conversation.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We have dined at the Cafe Moderne for a number of years. The atmosphere is magic; the food quite good; and the service beyond reproach. This year, the experience was somewhat disappointing: The menu appears to have changed with the chef as well as some key personnel. For example, we ordered a salade nicoise, ($16.95) which somewhat puzzlingly, was served without lettuce. We had to order a salad ($8.00) to go with our salade nicoise! They ran out of their usually notable bread assortment and reverted to small nondescript dinner buns. The sparkling wine was served inadequately chilled. The dessert cookie selection was mundane and the cookies were almost stale. This was not the experience we are used to.

In summary: The atmosphere was still magic but the rest of the dining experience was not.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went to the Modern for Mother's Day and made reservations for lunch at the Cafe. This was our first visit to the Cafe and it was wonderful. Great atmosphere, great food and great service. The Cafe was very busy and we had hoped to sit near a window but that was not in the cards for us on this visit. Slight disappointment but certainly understandable as it was Mother's Day that the Cafe was very busy. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Cafe Modern never disappoints. We like that the menu changes through the year. The service is always superb from the host/hostess to the servers and the others who ensure the experience is excellent.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It was very noisy, I was expecting it to be quiet dining for an upscale environment. The waitstaff was amazing and went above and beyond their duties, was very impressed with their service.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Staff is wonderful and food is delicious! Favorite place to dine in Fort Worth.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I took my mother to Cafe Modern for Mother's Day brunch after making a reservation the week prior on Open Table. The cafe was only about 1/2 full and we arrived a few minutes early so I asked the supervisor for a nice table - meaning by the windows with a good view. He said sure and then proceeded to place us along a back wall near two very loud tables.
Colleen was our service person and she has waited on us in the past which was about the only positive about the meal. The menu does not appear to have changed and the coffee served out of a thermos was tepid. I doubt I will return which is too bad as the cafe has such potential.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was good but the cafe itself is not my style. I totally understand that it’s in the museum of modern art and they’re trying to be modern but there was honestly no ambiance of any kind. The floors are dreary and the walls are greyish and empty. Also it’s not very baby friendly they barely had any high chairs available my 1 year old had to sit on a regular chair for the majority of our brunch. True I put 2 persons instead of 3 when making the reservation but that wouldn’t have helped me get a high chair cause there was no way to specify the 3rd person is a child. I did call the restaurant immediately after making the reservation and they said not to worry “they’ll figure something out” I guess that means just telling me no high chairs are available.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We had a great waiter who was on top of everything. The food was excellent. Yes, tad loud but it was day before Mother's day so expected. Would definitely go again!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Food was good but service and atmosphere was a little haphazard. Table was dirty when they seated us, no salt and pepper, late refills on water, dressing on salad when I requested it on the side, quiche was not very warm when served. I’ve had much better experiences here so I’ll return. Just be aware it can be hit or miss sometimes

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Food and service were excellent as always.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Amazing little restaurant with lots of creative dishes and super sweet staff. We can not wait to go back. We enjoyed brunch and a walk around the museum. Great setting for photos also.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Brunch with my in-laws. We ate outside in the shade and it couldn’t have been more perfect. Our waitress, Summer was OUTSTANDING!!! We’ll be back

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Always excellent brunch

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