Café Modern

4.6
171 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Café Modern, led by Executive Chef Jett Mora and General Manager Roxanne Mclarry, 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.

Experiences

  • Garrison Bourbon Dinner

    $185.00 per person

    Jan 27, 2022 only

    Master Distiller Donnis Todd will be joining us and speaking about Garrison Brothers from Hye, Texas. We will be offering a Five Course Dinner, paired with whiskey cocktails and tastings.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 171 people are saying
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4.6
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4.7
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Noise · Moderate
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vipNordicChick
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, everything was perfect!

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JuliaM
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Modern never disappoints. We love the food and the desserts!

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vipNordicChick
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience5

We had the salmon entree. I have had it over a dozen times here and it is usually quite nice. This time though, the Brussels sprouts and the sliced white onions were dumped ice cold into the bowl. We asked for new veggies on the side to share so we could eat the salmon while hot. The assistant manager brought us a warm, not hot, side bowl of pickled sliced carrots which did not compliment our salmon entree at all. Finally someone brought us Brussels sprouts and onions that were hot and delicious, although so late and salmon was long gone. Our server was wonderful but the food today was very disappointing.

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vipNorm
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The setting is very difficult to beat. The service and the food were excellent as well.

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RayL
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was great. The food was tremendous. The staff was very courteous. Highly recommend.

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TuulaW
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great evening of visiting the museum, enjoying the lights, sipping one of the signature cocktails and enjoying the food. It is a bit loud, but the menu is innovative, vegetarian friendly and tasty.

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vipDINERS
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a GEM. Service is excellent and ambiance is unparalleled.

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vipHillcountryhousegirl
Dallas
60 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch overlooking the water. Our server as well as others helping her were all friendly and helpful. Great experience!!

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scottc
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meals there are always so peaceful, overlooking the water feature that is between the cafe and the museum.

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DarrylP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I dined for lunch with my daughter. It was a delightful experience and the food was delicious and beautifully prepared.
Only criticism is that giving our order took a little longer than expected. Otherwise everything was very good. Will definitely return for another visit!

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Trixie
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New menu is great…something for everyone. Pleasant service, great setting!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always a treat to spend Friday night with a little art and a meal. The ambiance of the dining room is beautiful and busy enough but not too much. Our server (can’t remember name) was sensitive to my needs (I was STARVING) and brought me a little extra bread ASAP. Lovely end to a busy work week.

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Sherry
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Wonderful service, beautiful views, comfortable seating, delicious food.

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vipMEWD
Oklahoma City
30 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious delectables! Fantastic service! Beautiful ambiance! Thank you!

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vipBigDFoodie
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best "in town getaway" we have. The food and service are excellent. The menu changes often, sometimes to sync with an exhibit in the museum, but it's always imaginative, well-executed and thoroughly delicious. Give yourself a treat and check it out.

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vipLulu
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch at The Modern sets the tone for your day! A wonderful lunch in a relaxing atmosphere.

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Artzee2U
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful place to take guests. Never is disappointing. Staff is excellent and so attentive to details!!! One of my very favorite places to eat in Fort Worth. Wouldn't change a thing!

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JuliaM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic and the food was excellent. It was served promptly and was fresh and hot. The cheesecake is the best I've ever had!

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museumgoer
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a great, tranquil view from the dining room. Pricey, but good food.

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Marti
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to celebrate a special occasion; I never feel rushed.

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vipSafo
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails and split a hamburger before seeing the new Avery exhibit. Sat outside. Fabulous!

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sherryb
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic selection for Sunday brunch and reasonably priced

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GaryP
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Interesting ambiance. Really disappointed in the food. Expensive for what you get.

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KKATX
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love the service and food. The noise level makes conversations difficult .

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Mobeetie
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The wait staff and manager were working very hard. They were courteous and knowledgeable. We would definitely go there again.

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SamuraiJ
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Nice meal but they still insist on the silly obedience mask.

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TeriS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Two orderd grain bowl. Not good at all. Had to ask for butter and salt and pepper If a roll is served please sere butter. No spoon to stir tea.

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AnnieK
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We keep wanting to love love love the Modern as an entire evening entertainment. Acoustics are retched with the sound slamming into hard surfaced walls of stone in lobby and restaurant.
It was painful to wait for such lengthy periods after we ordered our meals. Once the food arrived it was very good but again, lonnnng wait for our plates to be removed after we finished. The desserts menu looked completely unappetizing. While wait staff was very pleasant, they appeared to be crushed by the full dining room demands. Too bad as we had come to view one of The Modern’s Magnolia films which was great. Next time we will eat elsewhere!

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vipJoseph
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful room, great view, inventive cuisine with fresh ingredients.

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BeckyH
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was worried about service but we had no issues!!! Food was great, restaurant was bustling and setting was beautiful as ever!

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Kathytexan
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. However, the noise level was becoming so loud we decided to leave. We wanted to converse more and had to find a quieter place to continue the conversation. I think all the hard surfaces amplify voices and people make it worse by talking louder in order to be heard.

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vipAndreaM
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and amazing service! You cannot beat the ambiance and the beautiful view of the museum's water features.

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Cristina
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I ordered the Benedict Eggs. It was soggy and after 4 overcooked eggs we gave up.

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TexasCR
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always a standard visit for us when visiting the museum district, and it never fails to satisfy.

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vipSherry
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Nice setting, but food and drinks were a bit pricey for the quality.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the ambiance here. Simple yet a certain elegance to it with the water surrounding us. Don't sit on the glass! Vents blow cold air there and it is u comfortable. They know it and will provide a wrap if you want. Service was good, not exceptional. Two of us had the pork belly which was exceptional. One had the Migas and raved about it. The other had eggs, sausage and toast and he loved the sausage. The meal was really, really good. Would highly recommend the brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The biscuit was undercooked (raw in the middle)and the chicken salad has grissle in the meat- ugh

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vipbird
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

the butternut squash soup was to die for ...thanks

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MonicaR
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was varied and delicious, wait staff was prompt and courteous and a great sense of humor. Lighting and ambiance made for a lovely evening. Highly recommend.

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Marti
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique food; excellent service; great place to visit with friends over lunch.

FAQs

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

Café Modern is rated 4.6 stars by 171 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.