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Café Modern, Fort Worth, TX

Café Modern

4.7
4.7
734 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Please note the possibility of changes in menus and hours due to COVID.

Café Modern, led by Executive Chef Jett Mora and General Manager Jamie Holderby, provides warm hospitality, creative cuisine and seasonal menus rooted in Texas ingredients to guests. The menus features comfort food with global influences and a beverage program showcasing local spirits. Café Modern offers seating indoors and on the expansive outdoor patio.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Global, International
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Hours Tue–Thu, Sat, Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm Fri 10:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Fri 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (817) 840-2157
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jett Mora
  • Neighborhood
    Fort Worth Cultural District & TCU
  • Cross street
    University
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mother's Day Brunch Buffet

    $65.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Treat your mother and your family to the culinary delights of Chef Jett Mora and his team for her special day. Children 12 and under - $25.00

What 734 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Great for scenic views

  • Fort Worth

    Great for brunch

  • Fort Worth

    Innovative

  • Fort Worth

    Healthy

734 Reviews
  1. MaryS

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    After enjoying many lovely meals at Café, modern, this one was pretty close to disaster. It was my daughter‘s first time, and we were excited and grateful they put us close to the window. It was so loud the server could not hear us, our order was messed up, we had eggs arrive 15 minutes after we had finished eating pancakes and nothing was really very tasty.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was served simply delicious! We dined inside and the the view was nice, but it was a bit noisy.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was an overall nice experience. The noise was pretty noisy and the food I got (Airline Chicken) was a bit disappointing taste wise.

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  4. Yoda

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Too much cheese on all the food options. Put it on the side.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good experience, great food . The service was great as well!

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  6. deej

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Butch & I had a WONDERFUL Easter Brunch at the Cafe Modern. The food was delicious and selections were varied. Our Server, Patrick was great. I asked him about my favorite cocktail (The Mental) I used to get there and he went to the Bar and found out that none of them had ever heard of it, so.. Later I went to bar and spoke to two of the greatest mixologists in the world, SKY and GABBY. So the search began. No such luck UNTIL Manager, JAIME HOLDERBY went searching the archives and found the original recipe. The next thing I knew I saw Gabby coming toward our table with a beautiful cocktail glass (and it happened to be the last glass) on it! And THE MENTAL was in it! And it was the same awesomeness as I remembered! Talk about going beyond the call of duty! Awesome job and we will definitely return as Sky said she would put the glass up on a high shelf for my return! Wasn’t that something?! Thanks SO, SO much for a wonderful day, Ladies! Great job!

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  7. JanisB

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Easter buffet. Always a treat whether it’s lunch or brunch. Excellent value.

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  8. JPRYAN

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I recently had the pleasure of having our Easter Brunch at Café Modern, and it was truly a delightful experience. From the moment we walked in, the manager, Jamie Hollerby, greeted us warmly and made us feel right at home. It was evident that Jamie was well-acquainted with many patrons, adding a personal touch to our visit. The entire staff at the restaurant was exceptional - from the friendly and attentive server, Jeannette, to the kind and accommodating staff member, Figen. Their dedication to ensuring our satisfaction throughout the meal was truly commendable. Let's discuss the food - the highlight of our culinary experience at Café Modern. The brunch buffet offered various delectable options, each prepared carefully and precisely. I was particularly drawn to the flavorful Shrimp and Grits, the crispy Tostada, the succulent lamb, and the decadent Piña Colada Rum Baba that left me craving more. The diverse selection of sweet and savory menu catered to every palate, making Café Modern an ideal destination for those seeking a memorable dining experience. I wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant to anyone seeking a culinary adventure that promises to satisfy all tastes.

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  9. MakoY

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very attentive service with much hospitality. Of course, the beautiful piece of architecture is a huge plus.

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  10. Hillcountryhousegirl

    Dallas

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful clam chowder and Chinois salad. Lovely and friendly service.

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  11. Rosemary

    Dallas

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and food were excellent. The view over the artificial lake is lovely. However I did not give 5 stars because the restaurant was extremely noisy - normal conversation for people with normal hearing was really difficult. The restaurant needs to find a way to mitigate the noise from big groups in the back of the dining area - this is the second time this has adversely impacted our experience there.

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  12. JALM

    Dallas

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always outstanding Special steak frites outstanding especially tender for flat iron cut.. melted in my mouth!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We had the very first reservation when opened and the floor was dirty and the food was marginal at best.

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  14. Barbara

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a lovely experience. Our server, Zodia, was on top of it and attentive without being invasive. Just right. The food as always was fresh, inventive and healthy. And so good. A beautiful setting makes us feel so lucky to be in Fort Worth and have this peaceful place available. A beautiful museum and perfect brunch.

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  15. GeorgiaF

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful, eclectic menu. The food is always excellent. Sitting by the window is the best place!

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  16. NickD

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cafe Modern has excellent food selection and great wine menu. The menu changes with the seasons. On a nice day, sitting by the pond is a treat.

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  17. Heath

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our table ordered 2 of the pork belly eggs Benedict and the omelet. The breakfast potatoes served with all three were fantastic. However, the eggs Benedict were cold-both the eggs and pork belly. Our server was wonderful but the restaurant was slow to get the food out and all the servers had too many tables. This was our second time dining here and based on this experience we are likely to not return on Sunday during brunch.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    This is generally a good place to have a date night. However this day was a little rough, service wise. It looked other dinners had a decent experience with other wait staff.

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  19. JeffH

    Dallas

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful room with friendly professionals serving unique and delicious food of all kinds. A Fort Worth favorite!

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  20. SuntanaGirl

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely time there for a business lunch. We ordered 4 different dishes and everyone enjoyed their food.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My birthday was a wonderful one this year as we enjoyed our beautiful view with the most exciting and delicious food. Patrons and guests really thrust yourself into the imaginative atmosphere and art collection. Finally please support your local museums with membership or donations. Kindly, Ann Marie

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  22. Gary

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday was a lovely day...our brunch on the patio was wonderful ..such a nice day. The food...really good, the staff was very friendly...we really enjoyed ourselves! We drove over to Fort Worth just for brunch at the Modern!

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  23. JulieP

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! The food is great, service very friendly and the outdoor patio was perfect for lunch on a nice afternoon. This is our place to go when we're visiting the museum district

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  24. nessap

    Alabama

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful salads. Beautiful setting. Great service. Sit outside if you can.

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  25. Texangal

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    creative menu, served with flair! would recommend!

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  26. Local

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious brunch! Would have been sweeter if our server had acknowledged the birthdays we noted in our reservation, but we understand they were busy, and we still enjoyed our visit and meal.

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  27. Lucky

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We are regulars at Cafe Modern. Limited, but good menu. Service consistently good. Great view of museum exterior, pool and grounds.

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  28. Frog2011

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! Perfect choice for a different, low-key yet elegant brunch.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef Jett & team always knock it out if the park! Unique, delicious dishes, plated beautifully by wonderfully pleasant staff. Very much enjoyed introducing my girlfriend to a place I’ve enjoyed many times as a solo patron at the bar & of course we had to visit the wonderful exhibits afterwards. 10/10 visit every time!

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  30. LaurenB

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was phenomenal; they have a great selection of vegetarian/pescatarian items. Our server was very attentive and kind. We sat by the window so we had a water view which was lovely! The interior of the restaurant is kind of drab, but the food makes up for that ten fold!

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  31. davidc

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    God, please help me quit thinking about the naan on the Mezze Platter (fluffy, bubbly, chewy, buttery, superb) = one hour on the treadmill and dang worth it. Loved the Fennel Quinoa salad. The Grind Burger is the best burger in FW (don't ask for ketchup). Frangipane Tart was great (what was that awesome herb in the coconut sorbet?) Delicious, surprising flavors, great service, fabulous space.

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  32. StephD

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was bad. Waitress tried saying she was super busy but they weren’t. Everytime I saw her she was chatting with people (not her tables). We also came during lunch and the restaurant was at half capacity with several waitresses working. Took her 30 mins just to get our drinks to the table. Pretty irritating.

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  33. OliviaG

    Miami

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was better than I expected! The food was amazing as was the customer service. I had the Korean fried chicken and waffles and it was literally the best chicken and waffles that I ever had. My companion also enjoyed the burger. We lucked up and were able to enjoy the museum for free as well and took a bunch of cute pictures. I couldn't have planned a better brunch experience! You really get a lot of bang for your buck here!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location and delicious food. We greatly enjoyed our experience.

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  35. JeffH

    Dallas

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A favorite in the museum district, it is also terrific for any occasion. We were able to introduce two out town friends to Cafe Modern and they really enjoyed the whole experience, from atmosphere to service to the unique and special food.

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  36. SIMAF

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Looking out over the Ando Building with the water is an amazing way to have lunch. And the food is fantastic. Five star experience!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great experience. Janette made our dinner even better! We will be back!

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  38. Barbara

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always dependably good, fresh and innovative. Service was impeccable-Regina-and her crew-took care of details-and not invasive. Gorgeous setting and the Cafe lives up to all expectations.

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  39. BeverlyL

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Anna, was terrific Food was great. Ambience very special l Loved it.

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  40. MAJC

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The view, as always, was stunning. The food/drinks were great, with every request for adjustment - due to either allergies or taste preference - honored. Our served was delightful and did an fine job considering we were there during the Saturday lunch rush. The noise level was tolerable even though the Cafe surfaces are very live, and the other guests seemed simpatico. A delightful experience!

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FAQs

Café Modern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (817) 840-2157.

Café Modern is rated 4.7 stars by 734 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Café Modern

3200 Darnell St, Fort Worth, TX 76107-2872

Additional information

  • Cross street
    University
  • Neighborhood
    Fort Worth Cultural District & TCU
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Hours Tue–Thu, Sat, Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm Fri 10:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Fri 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Global, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jett Mora
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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