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“Special Treat!”
Review of Cafe Modern

Cafe Modern
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Ranked #35 of 1,567 Restaurants in Fort Worth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $29
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: University
Description: 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.
Fort Worth, Texas
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192 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Special Treat!”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

This is a restaurant for my special occasions. Went with dear friends this time. The food is always excellent and the service is without flaw. Love the tables by the windows and right on the reflecting pool.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank WildflowerMama
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Austin, Texas
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great brunch spot”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

The brunch at Cafe Modern is great. The food was stellar--I would recommend anything from the Benedict family :-). The ambiance is nice--you have a view of the fancy pond (lake?) behind the museum. The service was on point and the Bloody Mary I had was the perfect hair of the dog. I wouldn't say it's fancy, but you might want to wear something business casual (or at least don't wear your flip-flops). Like the other reviews, it's not a cheap breakfast, but what do you expect? It's in the art museum! Well worth the price for the experience and I would eat there again.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Sarah M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“It's good, but VERY expensive.”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

It's a good high class place, but the food is overpriced, even for a fine restaurant. It's location in the modern musuem area is correctly placed, with its minimalist atmosphere and refelctive pool. Go if you enjoy fine dining and don't mind overpaying for it.

Visited October 2012
Thank Yodatravel
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Los Altos, CA
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Worth a special trip for lunch”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

What a surprise to find such creative food, and attentive service in a museum. I've been here at leastthree times, and have been pleasantly surprised each time. They have comfort food in the form of homemade tomatoe soup with grilled cheese sandwich (with 5 gourmet cheeses, thank you), interesting quiches, sandwiches, and interesting takes on other mainstays. their wine list is well selected for theirmenu, and plenty of wines by the glass.

The dining room opens onto a pool of water, with the main museum buildig just opposite, givingit a truly serene setting. Well done!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Geoff_Los_Altos_CA
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Beautiful Setting”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Very few restaurants can compete with the ambiance and the aesthetics of the Modern Cafe. It is light with gorgeous views out the spacious windows and comfortable and quiet to make for easy conversation across a table. The food is very good with sensible portion sizes and a simple menu that doesn't require a lot of decision-making. The staff and service is always very reliable. My only gripe is that with such a wonderful place attached to a world renowned museum, you would expect them to serve exceptional coffee. Sadly instead, they only serve bitter Starbucks. If they switched to a good coffee, I'd give them a full five point rating

Thank hamrow
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