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Modern Cafe
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Reviewed October 30, 2012

The Modern had the best pot roast anywhere with creamy garlic mashed potatoes and carrots done to perfection. It was quite literally what made autumn dreams. It was what you craved when the chill hit the air and the blood needed to be thickened. Not to mention the pot roast hash for breakfast. Oh the Modern Cafe...
It is with heavy heart and disbelief that I write this horrible review. Over the past few years, the service and the food has gone down hill. Just last wednesday, I ordered the pot roast with high hopes. The waitress was too busy talking to a co-worker to actually bring it to the table and once she did it was luke warm. The pot roast was smothered in what appeared and tasted like poultry gravy from a jar, the potatoes like something from a box and thank you for putting the Cherynobyl sized piece of celery on my plate with a mini carrot. Needless to say, I quickly paid my bill and left the food barely touched.

This has been the norm for a year with only a smattering of what I would call good meals there. I keep going back hoping for something different, something reminiscent of old times, but maybe it is of a time long passed. You remember, where a waitress/waiter filled your coffee cup when it was empty. Your eggs weren't running and raw looking when you ordered over medium.

The prices are too high for bad services and mediocre food. I will not be returning to the Modern. Maybe a good home-cooked meal will have to be cooked at home in the future.

Thank Nicole_and_E
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

After a few visits to the Modern Cafe you realize that service is not a focal point, but the food certainly is. I would recommend going in for breakfast and getting the Modern Hash, you will not be disappointed and the quality of the dish will make you completely forget the indifferent service you'll receive. All in all, a great place to grab a Saturday/sunday morning breakfast with a few beers/bloodies/ mimosas.

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Thank Rickdold
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Unusual foods and comfort foods share the menu. Service is great and you will want to stay and just chat with everyone after eating.

Thank Marguerite A
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Great place, food and service, value and the tastiest meat loaf ever. Whenever we visit the Twin Cities, we go to this neighborhood cafe. Everything is super good , and quite creative.

Thank fred s
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

service with a finger... the middle. Total attitude from the moment we sat down. if you don't like being a server fine, find another line of work where you don't depend on the generosity of others.

Thank kiddak0ta
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