About this Business
- Cafe, Contemporary, Fusion, Eclectic, American
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
From Our Editors
Not to be outdone by the modern-art museum in which it's located, Cafe Modern serves aesthetically conscious meals distinguished by fresh, colorful produce, cleverly arranged ingredients, and artful strokes of marinades. And like the nearby galleries, the dishes are influenced by international techniques, meaning that patrons might explore a plate of ancho-coffee-rubbed steak with avocado puree or goat-cheese gnocchi with brown butter, all without having to worry about a security alarm going off when they touch the food.
The ingredients used are as carefully considered as their presentation. For executive chef Dena Peterson, it is important to develop relationships with local purveyors such as Scott Farms and B&G Gardens. The nature of these relationships means that the menu is ever-changing, instilling the restaurant with an adventurous spirit that's been admired by Gourmet Magazine.