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Café Modern, Fort Worth, TX

Café Modern

4.5
4.5
345 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 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

What 345 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Scenic View

  • Fort Worth

    Great for Brunch

  • Fort Worth

    Healthy

  • Fort Worth

    Great for Lunch

  • Fort Worth

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit back since Covid and we weren’t disappointed!! I loved the oatmeal with all the flavorings added, but I believe my side of bacon stole the show! It was absolutely fabulous! It reminded me of my grandfather when he used to make his own bacon in his smoke house ❤️❤️!!
  2. GT

    GuiTexzan

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Exceptional food and nice ambiance. Average service didn't dampen my experience, but might upset diners who are used to higher standards of fine dining.
  3. m

    melissah

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful setting. Great salads. Nice lunch spot
  4. LG

    LubbockGirl

    Dallas

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful venue, delicious meals, impeccable service. Terrific.
  5. BB

    BrandonB

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We went for Father’s Day and it was crowded, but they have plenty of room between tables. Was not a big fan when Cafe Modern bailed on their prior chef and food team and moved the contract over to Wolfgang Puck’s catering team. The menu is not bad, but it’s not near as good as what Modern Cafe used to serve. That said, the views and ambiance cannot be beat. Always love going here and am proud of FW for making this spot a perfect of The Modern. Don’t care for the art, but love this restaurant!
  6. TG

    TroyG

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere! Food was a little pricey but good.
  7. DC

    DianeC

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My friend and I had the soft omelette and it was fabulous! We’re addicted! Our wait person was delightful, sorry we didn’t get her name. Thank you, Diane
  8. KL

    KarenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lunch experience was superb!! A serene and tranquil setting overlooking the reflection ponds enhanced the exquisite food. The chef knows how to create visually delicious desserts and lovely dishes. Every bite was special! Thank you for a special birthday lunch for me and my twin sister.
  9. L

    Lulu

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was really good with. Houces for all diet regimens. I had artichoke/asparagus soup and cornbread, both of which were outstanding. The service is extremely slow. We waited quite some time for our food. We had to look up someone to bring us our check! That's really the only negative. It's a lovely place .
  10. JW

    JulieW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Carrot soup was so salty and way to much pepper, asparagus and artichock soup too salty. Had to send both back. Soups are usually great there. Hamburger too salty and artichoke sandwich not good. Won’t be coming back we all 3 agreed
  11. D

    Datenight

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience2
    The children’s options did not taste good. I tasted their food when I noticed they were not eating it. It had no flavor, I do not know what kids would eat the food they offered. My children are not picky eaters, and have tried many different foods. The adult food was delicious, the kids ate more of our food. I know kids menu’s are top priority, but I wish they had put a little more thought. The service was extremely slow, I think they were understaffed.
  12. KK

    KKATX

    Austin

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    Very disappointed, did the kitchen /chef change? Hamburger overcooked, cold fries and mushy club sandwich. It will be a long while before we go again ☹️
  13. JB

    JoyB

    Austin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The food was okay, if a little overpriced. The restaurant seemed fully staffed but our wait person didn't check on us and was late giving us the check, delaying our exit. Was hoping to eat outside but patio closed due to heat, understandably. The inside room was pleasant and the hostess gave us a nice table near the window. Every staff person was polite.
  14. N

    Nikki

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful, relaxed yet elegant ambience. Food good, though I'd return for the environment rather than the food itself.
  15. J

    Justplainchy

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely spot for brunch. Great service and delicious food. They really worked with my wife who had some dietary restrictions. Cocktails were fantastic! Highly recommend and we’ll definitely be back again!
  16. LK

    LaKendraM

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    The food was bland and not very appetizing. The best part were the mimosas, they were good and strong. The food was hot.
  17. MH

    MelH

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great tasting food! Jamie was charming and very attentive. We will be back!
  18. s

    shotoguy

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I enjoyed a marvelous dinner at Cafe Modern Friday evening. I started with the beetroot panna cotta. I might quibble over the use of the term "panna cotta" (cooked cream?) in a salad, but the flavors of pureed beet root, the dressing, goat cheese and lettuces melded perfectly. One of the better salads I have had in awhile. My entree of Chrystal Chicken Roulade was equally flavorful and beautifully presented. I should have stopped there. The "brown butter" ice cream sounded very interesting, but proved to be a bit bland. Perhaps better if paired with something. Notwithstanding, a great dinner.
  19. SW

    SharonW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I was at table #7. I had two servers, one was in training. My printed receipt says Karin, but there is a signature that looks like "Thank you, Jeanitte" While both were attentive, the experienced trainer stood out. I've already recommended the Cafe as I have also had brunch there. I am a member/patron.
  20. H

    Hillcountryhousegirl

    Dallas

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience - great service and delicious food.
  21. ND

    NancyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful!! Classy, elegant...and superior food.
  22. PD

    PeterD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Never disappointed with the menu options and the quality of the dishes….the reason we always return. Service was friendly but not overly efficient for a weekday lunch hour. We had an hour and had to ask for our bill in order to pay and get back to work in time…leaving our dirty plates on the table.We ordered 2 iced teas, mezze as a main course and the artichoke sandwich. Excellent !
  23. JH

    JeffH

    Dallas

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are members of The Modern and Cafe Modern it a favorite place to spend time, whether enjoying a glass of wine or dining from their excellent menu, while attending Museum events. It is also a favorite place to bring out of town guests.
  24. H

    Heather

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The burger is out of this world! Beautiful views!
  25. BC

    BarbaraC

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always terrific food and stellar service. The setting and the atmosphere are exceptional-gorgeous and serene with world class art and location. Easy parking and near other landmarks Fort Worth venues. The cafe is one of the best in north Texas-always dependable.
  26. JW

    JimW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! We’ll be back! Wonderful staff. Beautiful setting.
  27. L

    Linda

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants. We go often but yesterday was our first experience with the new menu. Excellent in every way. Oriental additions are well-prepared and authentic. The unbaked cheesecake should not be passed up. We’re looking forward to trying the Friday night menu.
  28. CE

    CherylE

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The chicken was excellent! And the Modern Museum was awesome.
  29. FP

    FlaPilot

    Las Vegas

    86 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent location….great service. Menu was limited and a bit too eclectic. Not a menu I would return for yet well prepared and presented. the food….
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We had a reservation for brunch at 2:30pm. I had requested an outdoor table before I knew that day would be unseasonably hot, but they were kind enough to seat us indoors instead with a beautiful view. Food and drinks came out promptly and everything was delicious. My only complaint is that our server was unfriendly and curt. She did not offer another drink when I finished my first. I felt like she was in a hurry and wanted us to leave. I’ll go back, but I hope I get a different server next time (or that she is in a better mood, lol.)
  31. JC

    JohannaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We enjoyed a lovely celebration with our Mother. The food was excellent and the ambience was lovely! We will be back.
  32. J

    Jessica

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall really good. I had a much smaller portion of the same food I ordered the last time I went but our server was great and we enjoyed our brunch. Also, it's fair to mention that I had plenty of food it was just a major difference.
  33. JG

    JerryG

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and great ambiance. Try the French mimosa!
  34. L

    Lloyd

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend, new menu, excellent service, really positive experience
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation dinner celebration
  36. TS

    TonyStark

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great atmosphere. The chef is very personable.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Truly, a fantastic date afternoon or evening with your wife.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The food was almost not edible. The cost was set at $72 per person. Had the cost been half that it still would not have been a decent value. We asked for more bread and we’re told there would be an extra charge. The service was VERY slow.
  39. JL

    JoyfulLiving

    Dallas

    43 reviews

    2.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    My husband and I celebrated Mother’s Day at Cafe Modern. He ordered the beef entrée which came with soggy tortilla chips and a minimal amount of beef. He doesn’t like salmon and the other choices were vegan. He was more than disappointed. I ordered the salmon entrée and it was good. We both had the asparagus salad which was good. For dessert we had the lemon custard and it was good. The menu choices were limited by too many vegan choices. We have enjoyed dining here when the full menu is offered on non-holidays. However, these $72 per person meals did not satisfy for a holiday celebration.
  40. RC

    RichardC

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Find somewhere else!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

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

Café Modern is rated 4.5 stars by 345 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 22 times today
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

  • 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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