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Cafe Modern

1126 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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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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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
Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Private Dining

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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What 1126 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 2 days ago

A choice setting to enjoy world class architecture while dining with friends. Friendly, efficient and attentive service is available from a well trained, smart staff. The food selection is from a creative chef who knows the business of using best ingredients with interesting chemistry for delightful taste. The plate presentations give cause to pause before consumption. Wonderful experience for brunch.

MarilynS (Dallas)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

My daughter, granddaughter had a wonderful time both in lunch and touring the Art exhibit. It was a delayed Christmas gift from my daughter. We decided to wait until Valentine's to use it. We had a great time we love the view. It is quite elegant. Thank you for a great time

OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

It was outstanding!

vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We left our credit card after paying the bill. The server not only tried to run after us, but then went back and got our phone number off the reservation and called us. We said we were turning around and heading back and she met us outside at the curb. Very nice service, especially considering it was Valentine's night and they were very busy.

JEOP (Dallas)
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food was not worth the price, ambience is great and beautiful. Server was not familiar at all with menu and wine menu. To spend $200 in this place, you can do it elsewhere and have your money’s worth.

PatG (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food - variety on the menu. Service was good; food and drinks served in timely manner. Loved looking out at the shallow pool of stones and water

OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

As always the menu was interesting and varied. Service was great and my food cooked to perfection. It is one of my favorite brunch places.

evaannsmith (San Antonio)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We've eaten here several times but this time was disappointed with the food. The chicken I paid extra for on my salad was over cooked and dry. My husband sandwich didn't have much taste. It will be a while before we come back.

vipFortheloveofjack (Dallas)
2.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Sadly, this was the worst experience at Cafe Modern we have had. We go often because the ambiance and food is usually great. This time, despite a two day advance reservation, and not a holiday mind you, we were seated in the dark corner table in the back of the restaurant. So, I could have managed that if all else had gone well--I realize that not everyone can sit in the beautiful main dining area. But, nope, just got worse. It was as if the waitstaff forgot about us at first--took a long time to get ordered and drinks came out slow. Then our food arrived and it was various version of cold ---sad sad sad. The poached eggs in the benedict were barely cooked...which was just gross. Most of us ordered the same dishes, so it was a bust all around. Since I have have had many good experiences at Cafe Modern, I will obviously go again. Maybe they have changed management or something...I hope they can get the problems fixed.

OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

I have been here many times for Sunday brunch. It is always very busy and a bit loud, but the menu is interesting and the view is outstanding. Beautifully presented cocktails.

Dee1951 (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Our first visit. It won't be our last. Started with a craft cocktail, complex and refreshing. Authentic French onion soup and a fresh salad with pear, walnuts and blue cheese. The bread basket had tiny, moist corn muffins plus dried cranberry and chocolate chip scones. I had one for dessert with a cup of excellent coffee.

Our server was just lovely. I wish I remembered his name:( Service was prompt, well-paced, just right.

OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Very enjoyable evening. The ambience with all the well lit trees and glass made for a beautiful evening. Our server Clancy was extremely polite and focused on making sure our dining experience was extraordinarily. Will definitely go back.

vipAnnacp (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Great Birthday celebration!

vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Great food and ambiance! Food and service has been SO slow on our last few visits.

SusieQ (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

My grilled cheese sandwich with wild mushrooms and applewood bacon was the best sandwich I have ever eaten.

I wish the waiter had asked about "special occasion." It was my birthday.

KeithBrown (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

This was my first time to dine at Cafe Modern. I loved it!

I had the turkey sandwich, pasta salad, and a glass of Brancott Estates Sauvignon Blanc of New Zealand.

I had the Sicilian Cheesecake for dessert.

If poasible, get a table next to the floor to ceiling windows for the amazing and lovely waterfront views.

The food was not only delicious, but had a great presentation as well. I love the Sauv Blancs of New Zealand, so I was very pleased to see the Brancott Estates as an option by the glass.

The prices are not excessive, given the ambience, flavor, and presentation.

Cafe Modern is such a lovely dining experience, and serves as the perfect compliment to your visit to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth.

vipAB79 (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Service was great as always. The chicken was over charred on my salad and a little tough but other than that everything was wonderful. The ambiance is my favorite thing about this place.

OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Amazing food, service and we loved our server Clancy!!! Highly recommend!!!!!

Canuck (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

I love the Modern Museum and organized a friends' get together lunch at Cafe Modern. While I always look forward to being at Cafe Modern, nine times out of ten the food disappoints. This time on a cold wintry day, I chose hot tea, the asparagus cream cheese soup (versus French Onion), and a grilled cheese/mushroom sandwich. I would have preferred something hot and healthy with vegetables. The soup was so rich, I only ate 3-4 spoonfuls. The grilled cheese sandwich was also very rich and I could only eat half. $25 . My other 4 friends also left food on their plates. I hope the restaurant studies food waste and uses the information to update its menus. The service was attentive and unrushed.

MarcfromTexas (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Cafe Modern continues to deliver a grand experience. I have mostly eaten brunch here, but occasionally had dinner. I highly recommend it for the view and food.